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Old 05-08-07, 02:33 PM   #1
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stock track FRAMES

OK, so, i'm looking ahead into a summer project. I want to find myself a decent but more importantly affordable frame/fork. I've been looking into the 300-400 dollar range (and everything possibly cheaper than that)
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Pake - 250ish
soma - i forget, like 400-500
IRO - 300-400something
euroasia - around 500

basically, does anyone have any affordable sugestions?

also, you could just discuss stock frames in general
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Old 05-08-07, 02:35 PM   #2
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uh oh.... add fuji track and rebrands, surly steamroller, khs flite 100 and rebrands, etc. also in that range. Get ready for people telling you there is already a thread about this. I'll head them off:
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=225713
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it'd be cool if someone volunteered to compile the information in that thread and condensed it into two categorical threads--complete bikes, and frames--and both threads were locked.
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it'd be cool if someone volunteered to compile the information in that thread and condensed it into two categorical threads--complete bikes, and frames--and both threads were locked.
You just volunteered
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Old 05-09-07, 07:42 PM   #5
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Spicer cycles has some decent frames for not too much. I got a frame/fork that they messed up the paint on for 200. Pretty nice frame, I think it's the same thing as a khs filte100. I'd still be riding it if it weren't for that ford taurus wrecking it.
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khs flite eai brassknuckle pady wagon spicer
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you'll find this thread useful...

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...n+budget+fixed
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Old 05-10-07, 11:31 AM   #8
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Don't get the Pake. IRO makes a quality frame (biased?), but the Bare Knuckle (Euroasia) is definitely sweet.
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bareknuckles are kinda expensive...

yeah, i know i shouldn't get the pake but ****, my budget is literally going to be somewhere not much higher than 300 so its hard

the velo shop just got a bunch of bareknuckles in. for some odd reason the new ones have brake braze-ons. anyways, they are ****ing great but also 500 + dollars so i doubt i can go for that.

does euro-asia make a cheaper frame? i thought i heard word of that.
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I'm loving KHS flite this summer.
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does euro-asia make a cheaper frame? i thought i heard word of that.

Brassknuckle.
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Pake,
and ride today...
okay?
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Old 05-14-07, 08:54 AM   #14
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If you go Pake get a new fork. Stock fork is fugly and sucks.
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Fetish cycles, about $199 without fork on ebay.
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You can get the Kona Paddy Wagon as a frame only.
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ewww. no pake.
KHS/spicer/mercier.
even cheaper. and not a boat anchor.
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All I know is I wish I had a Ridley Oval frame.
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whats a good fork to replace the stock pake fork with?
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There's Cayne Uno frame/fork sets all over eBay for roughly $180 shipped.

I like the fork, and I don't mind the sloping top tube. Plenty of people do not like either, tho- all a matter of taste.
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did anyone mention debernardi?
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Too pricy. The close-out Spicer frames (KHS Flite 100) aren't too bad. It's what Nolan has.
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