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Old 10-04-07, 10:40 PM   #1
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budget cross frame

Hey, i have been doing alot of reading, but im undecided what kind of frame i want. I have a full 300ex group off of an old bike sitting here that i think im going to use. The bike will most likey be used for commuting and trail riding and maybe an attempt at racing a bit. I want to keep this on a budget so i am looking for an inexpensive frame to start with. At the same time, i dont want a piece of junk that wont last. Do you guys have any suggestions? what frames have some of you used.
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Old 10-05-07, 02:46 AM   #2
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Nashbar frame or http://www.fortframes.com/html/clearanceList.htm
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Old 10-05-07, 06:42 AM   #3
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Leader Bikes are selling cross frames on eBay cheaply: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2007-Cyclo-C...QQcmdZViewItem
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thanks guys, i will check those out. I read a bit about the nashbar frames, and they sound like they have some qc issues. but i will keep looking at them.
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Leader Bikes are selling cross frames on eBay cheaply: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2007-Cyclo-C...QQcmdZViewItem
The cable guides are on the underside of the top tube on those frames. That may be why they're $99.
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www.bikemannetwork.com is selling the basic redline conquest frameset for 275. www.bikemania.biz is selling the soma double cross for 309 for the just the frame, and 80 for the fork. also, check www.chucksbikes.com. they were selling an aluminum frame, carbon fork, and integrated headset for 250.
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That 250 frame from chucks isn't that good of a deal. Cables on the bottom of the tt, compact fro a cx bike (think shouldering)???
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If you are looking for a 54cm frame, there's one left here. Email them first to confirm that the frame exists in their warehouse. The Fantom Cross, to my eye, is the exact same frame as the Fuji Cross Comp. I've been riding one for a week, and it seems as solid as any of the other options mentioned here.
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some very affordable ones;

soma http://www.bikemania.biz/Soma_Double...crossframe.htm
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also, check out salsa and gunnar.
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Today's the last day of the IRO Rob Roy group buy, $160 for frame and fork
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Last I checked there was a Nashbar cross frame in the returned bin at nashbar.com (size large) for $64. I just got mine for just under $100 (w/coupons) and it rides real nice.
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Today's the last day of the IRO Rob Roy group buy, $160 for frame and fork
Does the original poster want a singlespeed though?
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no, i got all excited till i looked at the frame. i really want to go gears, atleast for this bike. I appretiate the heads up though, it looked like a nice frame. The more i look at it, i think im going to try the nashbar frame. It seems like a decent price, and ive found a few people who have complained about them, but for the most part they seemed to be liked, atleast for the price.
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Not sure if this is "buget"

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/X-Ray-FRM-Details.html
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