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    1/8" Scrambler Townie?

    I'm thinking about building up a 49cm(white?) Scrambler for my girlfriend. It seems like a really durable, lightish, frameset for the money. I want to build it up with a Townie-ish look. I haven't really seen them any other way besides tarcked out.

    What do you guys think? How would it look with some box rims, cork grips and leather saddle? ;]

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    retro tark?... really though I guess it could work but you would really need to change the fork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingapple View Post
    retro tark?... really though I guess it could work but you would really need to change the fork...
    Hmm.. maybe you're right.

    Perhaps this with an adapter?


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    Why would you need a new fork (besides aesthetics)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Why would you need a new fork (besides aesthetics)?
    You wouldn't!

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    I have a scramble. I really like it. yea the fork is fugly as hell, but the bike as a whole is super sturdy and I am glad I bought it. especially for 140$! but they run out of sizes and colors quick so keep your eyes open

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    I built one up for a friend and thought it was the shiz! when it came around time for me to get one they were all gone... i want one bad enough that i have been considering getting one of the 51cm that are left and just jacking the seat up LOL! i ride a 56-58cm... much like the iro jamie roy, hard to even find used...

    as far as the fork goes they either need to give it the proper tricking bmx fork or a better track fork, none of this in-between crap...

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    http://www.eighthinch.com/frames.html

    Check out all the new frames they're coming out with.

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    I'm interested in seeing what their aluminum track frame is all about.

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    Cyclocross frame sounds interesting.

    Look at this one..



    I didn't realize 51cm was the only size available.. I think that one would be exactly her standover. Hm.

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    I just bought her a White 51cm... I thought $150 was cheap enough, then I go over to Ebay and they're $127 + free ship. I'm excited.

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    That's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'm interested in seeing what their aluminum track frame is all about.
    Can't be worse than Origin8's aluminum track frame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    http://www.eighthinch.com/frames.html

    Check out all the new frames they're coming out with.
    PICS I WANT PICS!!!

    Also ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'm interested in seeing what their aluminum track frame is all about.
    Me too...

    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    I just bought her a White 51cm... I thought $150 was cheap enough, then I go over to Ebay and they're $127 + free ship. I'm excited.
    Im sad as I want one too at the $127 price but its just too small... Was so close to buying anyway... Having ridden one I can say, if she likes bikes at all, she will dig it quite a bit... it was super fun...

    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    Cyclocross frame sounds interesting.

    Look at this one..



    I didn't realize 51cm was the only size available.. I think that one would be exactly her standover. Hm.
    BTW what fork is that on there? I want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixiekid505 View Post
    Can't be worse than Origin8's aluminum track frame.

    Really? Like really, really? I'm scared to say the F word but holy**** that has to be the ugliest and biggest F frame wise I have ever seen!

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    It kind of looks like a Star****ers fork, but it doesn't have the extra dropouts.

    http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...qu7610b9nts9h6
    star****erswfork&#.jpg

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    Dude, you're either up way too early or way too late.

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    me? what about you? haha... a little of both really... might actually stay up for a bit longer and go wrench on my new bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Jesus scrod! I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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    Hahaha! That's about how ugly the Origin 8 aluminum frame is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    I just bought her a White 51cm... I thought $150 was cheap enough, then I go over to Ebay and they're $127 + free ship. I'm excited.
    I think this is going to make a very nice build. Keep us posted - I am still open to townie inspiration for this summer.

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    I am not employed so I end up staying awake til about 2-3 every night.

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    I'm looking to build a townie too, a mixte fixie would be ideal... My job keeps me up late so when im not working i get stuck in that mode...

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    $127! Oh wow that's cheap, but do I really NEED a new frame????

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