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    Senior Member fixedgear80's Avatar
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    Track frame set for $90.00? Or should I save up more for a scrambler V2?

    Is this a deal for a broke college student? Or should I not bother with Hi-Ten?
    I'm still deciding on a track frame or a old school roadie to make fixed. Any thoughts? I'm guessing I can get a decent used road frame set for around $90.00 here in Portland.
    Let me know what ya think! I need an upgrade... Steel is real.... but is cheap Hi-ten real also. How much do you think this frame set weighs?


    http://www.icatchdeals.com/sporting-...-and-fork.html
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    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
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    Just letting you know. Everything is wrong on that bike.

    I just cried.

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    Don't bother.

    You should get this unbrand Pake instead, only $99 plus $28 shipping if you're in the States.
    It only comes in 51, 57 and 59 though, still very very good deal.

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    HaHa which one? I know its a pile of junk but hey I'm not rich, I'm a full time student, I work part time, 4.0 G.p.a. It gets me to school/work everyday..around 80 miles a week how about you? I guess you can say its my beater bike.

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    Senior Member fixedgear80's Avatar
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    @Vixtor
    Hopefully when I do buy one they will have a size 53-55. I'm 5'8.5" and I have a 31" inseam
    Last edited by fixedgear80; 09-02-10 at 11:09 PM. Reason: ?

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    They probably won't, I think they are just cleaning out what they have left in stock...I'm not sure if they will have more.

    I think your conversion looks fine, looks like a fun beater but you could use some foot retention.

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    Try this ...

    Single Speed Aero AL Track Bike 2010 Motobecane Team Frameset $349
    Aero Aluminum frame, Carbon fork, Deda Kit, Dura Ace Track Cranks, Team Track wheels + FlipFlop Rear Hub
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...team_track.htm

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    Here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Bike-Fixed...item588995e3c0

    I found this 53cm one on their eBay site, you should get this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    Try this ...

    Single Speed Aero AL Track Bike 2010 Motobecane Team Frameset $349
    Aero Aluminum frame, Carbon fork, Deda Kit, Dura Ace Track Cranks, Team Track wheels + FlipFlop Rear Hub
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...team_track.htm

    Did you seriously just suggest that to a poor commuting college student?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Bike-Fixed...item588995e3c0

    I found this 53cm one on their eBay site, you should get this.
    Chromoly is so 1990's ... go for Alloy or Carbon ...
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    Thanks guys! I'm going with the Pake frame for $100.00. The weeks of Ramen noodles and 3 buck chuck will be well worth it!
    As for "Alloy or Carbon" Both waaayy to stiff for me as I commute ~10 miles a day. The steel Pake sounds like a good choice!

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