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Old 04-11-10, 01:57 PM   #1
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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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Cool, I'm gonna go get fitted this week and then place my order.

Thanks dudes
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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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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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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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