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Old 07-17-09, 01:18 PM   #1
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what's a CHEAP frame?

I am looking for a really cheap frame(under $160)

Any recomendations?
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Old 07-17-09, 01:22 PM   #2
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Old road bike?
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Old 07-17-09, 01:24 PM   #3
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The thing is, I want track ends, not "horizontal" dropouts.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:25 PM   #4
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Old road bike with steel lugs and good tubing. Or you could get an orgin 8 frameset that is going to be of much lower quality.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:26 PM   #5
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Well, for that price, it isn't going to be worth giving up that much quality for something with track dropouts.
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eighthinch scrambler?
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Old 07-17-09, 01:34 PM   #7
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sloping top tube, not my thing
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scrambler or draft frame
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The thing is, I want track ends, not "horizontal" dropouts.
Obviously it's you're choice, but why track ends?
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get a pake, i cant remember how much mine was but i think it was right around that price.
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IDK man, with a 160 upper limit the scrambler v2 is probably your best option. It also includes some other nice things such as a headset, seatpost, clamp, etc. You could just drop an extra 40 and get a kilo for two bills
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dumpster an old road bike and have someone put track ends on it problem solved
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dumpster an old road bike and have someone put track ends on it problem solved
Or be a man and do it yourself.

Another DIY track end install. Lots of Pics.
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save up some money and buy a real frame instead of a piece of ****
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If you're patient and can devote some time to scouring CL and eBay, you'll probably find something that will work for you. I picked up a new Madison frame off eBay for $165.
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