I've been checking out these pretty generic straight guage cromo frames at a local LBS. You can get a frame and fork for like $360 CAD.
I'm looking at these in particular because I have a parts bin at home with a bunch of parts. Additional items I would need would be the seatpost, headset, stem, and a flip/flop rear wheel. I have a 105 BB, crankset, 42t ring, handlebars, and saddle which I could use. I've already stopped in and talked to a sales lady there and she indicated that they could incl all the extra's I needed for $500 CAD. I also had a front brake and lever thrown in as well. Question is at this point would it be worthwhile to just by a complete bike for the listed $750 or to save a couple hundred and use my spare parts at home.
I'd really like to be economical and use my parts, I just don't want to sit there a few months later and think I should have just bought a complete bike.
If any one here knows of a good deal on other frames that suit my needs post up a link so I can check them out too. I'd also like to see if there is one with a 1 1/8 headtube. That way I can use my spare CK sitting in my cupboard at home Any help or suggestions you can give me is greatly appreciated