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Old 03-30-09, 08:03 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of this frame?

Hey I am totally new to this and have been scaveging ebay for a frame these past couple of days. Is there naything in particular I should watch out for? and what do you guys think about these frames:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300302803921
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160324702958
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190296335035
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190296388885
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180341312512
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180341681157

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Old 03-30-09, 12:56 PM   #2
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Anyone? Any advice on frames would be appreciated as well, thanks!
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Old 03-30-09, 01:21 PM   #3
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123

Heavier mild carbon steel. French, which may lead to bb issues. Basic bike-boom bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300302803921

Fillet brazed cro.moly. Looks to be a one-piece-crank, I'd stay away.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160324702958

Awesome bike, Reynolds 531.. I wouldn't even think about converting it though, although it does look pretty beat to hell.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190296335035

Not bad. Would make a decent conversion.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190296388885

I'd go with this before converting a bike like the ones above...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180341312512

Not bad, I'd keep it intact as-is though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180341681157

This is the one I would go with for a grocery hauler. Set up for cantilevers, racks, bottles, etc.
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Old 03-30-09, 02:00 PM   #4
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Also, posting your ebay finds on here is a bad idea... lots of people looking for frames.
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thanks sooo mcuh that was a really helpful post!! yea well i didnt rly know anything about them... but i get what ur saying, is there anything copatibility wise i ahve to watch out for? like i know about the wheels sort of but anything else a first time builder could mess up on easily?

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