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Old 05-13-10, 01:30 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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http://www.eighthinch.com/frames.html

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

Also ETA?

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

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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.
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...

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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.
BTW what fork is that on there? I want one!
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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
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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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Hahaha! That's about how ugly the Origin 8 aluminum frame is.
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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.
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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