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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-22-05, 12:16 AM   #1
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My lbs (one on one) has a faggin portofino frame in red for $275. It's a 57 cm which would fit me perfectly (i'm currently on a too large 62 cm). I'm almost positive it has horizontal drops. The frame is in immaculate condition with only one minor nick in the paint that I could see. The guy said I'd probably need a new bottom bracket for it to work with my sugino crankset. If this is the case how much would I be looking at for a bottom bracket? Is it worth buying if everything I have will swap over? I've been looking at frames for a while now and this one is light, but more than I was looking to spend. I'm willing to shell out the dough if it's worth the cash though.
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Old 08-22-05, 07:15 AM   #2
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check those drops again, curybro.
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Old 08-22-05, 01:15 PM   #3
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If it's the same bike as the one pictured, you're going to need an eccentric hub or BB.
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