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    Schwinn Cutter to Eighthinch Scrambler: Worth it?

    Alright, so I'm thinking up switching up my Schwinn Cutter for a different frame because it's a tad bit too big for me. It's a size medium (54cm) and it fits me marginally well, but the standover is just awful (taintcrusher) and it's difficult for me to adjust my pedal straps because I have to reach down so far. I recently rode my friends 49cm bike, and while it felt too small, it still felt more comfortable than mine.

    There's a local guy selling 1/8" framesets for $100, and I'm thinking of getting one (after test riding 51-53cm) and then switching all my components onto it. I can think of two advantages for doing this:

    1) Better fit
    2) Lighter weight (4130 vs the hi-ten on my Cutter)

    Any thoughts from BFSSFG regarding this purchase?

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    The cutter's sizing is pretty off. The small felt like a medium to me. Don't know about the Scrambler, so can't help here...

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    Do it.

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    Cool, I'm gonna go get fitted this week and then place my order.

    Thanks dudes

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoudiniSplicer View Post
    1) Better fit
    2) Lighter weight (4130 vs the hi-ten on my Cutter)

    Any thoughts from BFSSFG regarding this purchase?
    Are those the best reasons you could come up with?

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    If you can get it for a very good deal, then do it. Sell your old one, buy the one that fits. Otherwise save up for a real upgrade, like a track frame or custom frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Are those the best reasons you could come up with?
    What's a better reason than fitment to get a new frame? I can't think of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkowa092 View Post
    What's a better reason than fitment to get a new frame? I can't think of one.
    Dunno. Maybe if it came with a yellow chain, or aerospok...

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