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    Simple/Minimalistic Track & Road Frame Suggestions

    Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster.

    I am having trouble tracking down a clean/simple/minimalistic bike frame. Going for a porteur single speed bike build and less is more. Am I crazy or these kind of frames are super hard to find?

    Main things I mean:
    -no water bottle mounts
    -no brake line leads
    -straight fork
    -no ornamental tubing, just plain
    -no head logo/logos (preferably)
    -somewhat lightweight
    -hopefully in chrome/bronze/copper/cream

    Willing to purchase a bike whole and replace parts as well. I have attached a few pictures for visual reference although some of them may break the guidelines listed above, they are for guidance on what I mean.

    Thanks guys, show me your expertise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCK View Post
    +1

    Never has it been any more relevant

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    Check out MissionBicycle. Might fit your needs, more specifically their "Valencia" frame set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFixed View Post
    Check out MissionBicycle. Might fit your needs, more specifically their "Valencia" frame set.
    I wish I was rich enough to afford one of those.

    Definitely not worth the starting price of $1000. #sfmarkup #techiemarkup


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    You can get frame and fork for 399 I believe. Still expensive for sure, but they are nice.

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    Colossi Al Colossione frameset | Retrogression


    But that frame actually has less than what you need since it isn't drilled for brakes. You don't really seem to know what you want since porteur bikes are supposed to have baskets and whatnot. Maybe you should look here for some ideas:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/286515-showoff-your-townies.html
    There are some kilotts in there.
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    Hey guys, can you do my shopping for me, because I don't know my ******* from my earhole, and I saw a fixie on a GAP commercial and now I want one before they are out of vogue so I can wax my mustache and wear my clam diggers, smoking a pipe and drinking gin as I ride around the city pontificating about days gone by, that I missed by about 100 years.....

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    He had a list of requirements that he was having a hard time matching. Where else should he ask? He's a hipster. So what? Who isn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    He had a list of requirements that he was having a hard time matching. Where else should he ask? He's a hipster. So what? Who isn't?

    Put yer claws away, kitty kat.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by furnituresnob View Post

    Going for a porteur

    -straight fork
    A straight blade fork would be incorrect for a Porteur. Curved only, if you are actually going for a "Proper" build.

    A track frame would be a poor choice as well.

    Also, "ornate" tubing and snazzy lugs would be desirable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Oh yuk, a Gap commercial, wait, that bike looks cool!!! How do I get out of here in time to find one before they are gone??? That mean T13 keeps pushing me back down in this tube...... Help....

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    I think the Soma Rush has removable decals. It's chromed and I would say it's fairly minimalistic, except from the water bottle bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post



    Retrogression should put one of those in every order!

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    Aren't FG/SS bikes were pretty "minimalistic" as is, generally? How much more minimal do you wanna go? Maybe leave off the seat(saddle) and just stand all the time? I'm not trying to be mean, honestly, I just think it's a dumb post, especially from a "long time lurker". It's basically another person asking the internet what they should get. Hell, like someone mentioned, the "Townie" thread probably has all the answers.


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    I think this guy is somewhere in the middle. He has been looking and thinking. Like when I asked about Omnium cranks or.... You goobers are not going to make my choice for me, but instead give me things to think about. The only ones that bother me, or are stupid to me, are the ones in which even a minimum of reading would have answered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T13 View Post
    Aren't FG/SS bikes were pretty "minimalistic" as is, generally? How much more minimal do you wanna go? Maybe leave off the seat(saddle) and just stand all the time? I'm not trying to be mean, honestly, I just think it's a dumb post, especially from a "long time lurker". It's basically another person asking the internet what they should get. Hell, like someone mentioned, the "Townie" thread probably has all the answers.


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    Why would he want a frame with no water bottle bosses for a bike intended to to be a work horse?

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    If you know what you want and are willing to pay for what you want, there is a means that has been around for oh, 130 years. Find a framebuilder and have him build it. With the right builder, this need not be very expensive. You aren't looking at fancy tubes or lugs. No braze-ons. Just a basic bike. And along the way, you get a bike with perfect fit.

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    FRAMES ? MURPHY CYCLES

    Try one of these
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/the_dapperest

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
    Try one of these
    I haven't seen these before. Does anyone have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    Why would he want a frame with no water bottle bosses for a bike intended to to be a work horse?
    Well, I mean, a "workhorse bike" doesn't NEED water bottle bosses. When i used a bike for work, @70 miles a day, as well as commuting, I never owned a bike with water bottle thingys, and I didn't 'splode. But I mean, "Mod Cons" and essentials are different for everybody.

    I just feel like dude would have found all his answers, if he would've just looked at the townie thread, since a lot of you have really good bikes and info in there. I mean, when I start my townie "build", that's where I'm gonna look, if I have questions.

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