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Old 09-15-10, 08:07 PM   #1
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Suggestions Please

Hi Guys,

New here, but not to biking. I currently have a KHS frame with some goodies on it ( Campy record BB, Campy Daytona crank, King HS)

My dilemma is that i love my bike on the weekends, but the ride to work every day in the city has been pretty taxing. was torn between a SS 29er, SS Cross, or if anyone can reccomend a Track frame that will fit wide tires Such as (steamroller).

or even if a MTB or older 10 speed that i convert may be a better option

I like a more relaxed geom.. as you can see i have a pretty big rise on those bars.
All suggestions are welcome

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Old 09-15-10, 08:14 PM   #2
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Old beater touring frames would be my choice. Nice relaxed geometry, eyelets for fenders, wide tires and bottle bosses.
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Old 09-15-10, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thats what vixtor said.
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Old beater touring frames would be my choice. Nice relaxed geometry, eyelets for fenders, wide tires and bottle bosses.
Would i need to worry about the drop-outs.. i really do not want to run a chain tensioner
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If it has short dropouts, then yes; if not, don't sweat it.
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short dropouts can be compensated by half links.
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