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Old 07-02-11, 07:48 PM   #1
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Plan to build a fixed mountain bike, I am very old school, (hate that term...) I am looking for advice on what is a good frame from say the '80s to use to build a fixie....

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I'd probably go with something from the 80s with horizontal dropouts just to get around having to use eccentric BB/chain tensioner/magic ratio.

I think the Stumpjumpers went vertical in 1985. Diamondback Ascent was still running horizontal up to 1988 I think. Quite a few others to choose from from back then.

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GT timberlines were horizontal for 86 and 87. My 88 Outpost was vertical so I reckon the Timberline was then also.

This one's for sale for $450. Unfortunately not triple triangle. But fortunately CHROME! Dropouts on the short side but give you a little wiggle room.



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And damn if those hi-flange hubs aren't dead sexy!

probably weighs a metric ton if you're a weight weenie at all.
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Hi all thanks for the info
Any good road frames that would make good mountain bike frames...?

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I'd look to the cyclocross realm instead of road.

Ignore the 3d to the right.
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