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    Get me into a new bike, probably a rigid MTB/69er

    Alright SSFG, I'm feeling the need. The want. The yearning for another project.

    The problem, however, is that I have two bikes that serve the same purpose, essentially.

    Exhibit A---Commuter/lock up bike


    Exhibit B---My "Go fast" bike


    Run them at different ratios, but I'm feeling the urge for a MTB, or city bike. Another commuter, of sorts. With racks and a rigid frame, but no cantilever brakes. There's no need in my area.

    I have the option to take hold of a free NEXT frame---Boxstore brand---minus wheels and it has rusted components. But I have enough parts to make it come to fruition.

    I'm conflicted. And the CL in the area offers no hope. One page goes all the way back to Dec. All pretty much the same frame.

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    I like your Exhibit B-- "Go fast" bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    I have the option to take hold of a free NEXT frame---Boxstore brand---minus wheels and it has rusted components.
    I LOL'd....

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    I LOL'd....
    Nah, for real, I'm contemplating it. Could be fun as a project. Make it all matchy matchy with DIY paint. T'd be so sick.

    Main problem being a plethora of 26" wheelsets lying around these parts. They making me itch. There's enough for four more bieks.
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    Well it'll be a bombproof anchor lol

    Is it one with the useless doo doo suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Well it'll be a bombproof anchor lol

    Is it one with the useless doo doo suspension?
    Yep. Think so. Haven't seen it in person, yet. Just got the call on a free frame.

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    Wait, so why don't you want cantilever brakes?

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    Cantis play well with racks and fenders if you want that sort of commuter/city bike. Do it based around 26" wheels as well.

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    Just watch craigslist for a mid-90's hookooekoo or stumpjumper or karakoram that someone is cleaning out of their basement and you'll be a lot happier than with a NEXT.
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Make it all matchy matchy with DIY paint. T'd be so sick.
    if you say so

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    Buy rear wheel with IGH for the peugeot, change wheels when you feel like it. Bammo, two bikes in one.
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    Yeah, why not make the Pug your project and build a more versatile city/commuter bike? Presumably it has generous clearances that would make it a good choice, leagues ahead of an abysmal frame like a Next.

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    Does your rear wheel on exhibit B say "pen15 cycles"?
    // yummygooey

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    Building up a Next...? Why not spend $40 and get a decent used frame that doesn't have toy suspension that sops power and components that don't work out of the box.

    I cut those up for making choppers, just about the only good use for them.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
    Yeah, why not make the Pug your project and build a more versatile city/commuter bike? Presumably it has generous clearances that would make it a good choice, leagues ahead of an abysmal frame like a Next.
    Exactly. The Pug was made for 27" wheels, so it has enormous clearances for fat 700c tires. Also the long chainstays and large fork rake leaves plenty of room for fenders while minimizing toe overlap. The rear horizontal dropout instead of track drops makes wheel removal with a rear full fender easy, while still allowing simple chain adjustment w/o a tensioner. This is what I did with an early 1970s French mercier; as you can see there is plenty of room for larger tires:
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Does your rear wheel on exhibit B say "pen15 cycles"?
    Haha! And this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Wait, so why don't you want cantilever brakes?
    I'm not opposed to them, just don't have a set in the parts bin. There's a myriad of calipers, all shapes and sizes at hand.

    Just watch craigslist for a mid-90's hookooekoo or stumpjumper or karakoram that someone is cleaning out of their basement and you'll be a lot happier than with a NEXT.
    My eyes are certainly peeled, but there's no magic happening in this hood. Everyone thinks their rusted schwinn world sport is worth five hundo, and their Next accrues value over time. Baffling.

    I'm actually going to check out my alma matter's surplus auction tomorrow. There might be some potential.

    Buy rear wheel with IGH for the peugeot, change wheels when you feel like it. Bammo, two bikes in one.
    ...might have one in the parts bin.

    Does your rear wheel on exhibit B say "pen15 cycles"?
    Nah, it says penis.

    Building up a Next...? Why not spend $40 and get a decent used frame that doesn't have toy suspension that sops power and components that don't work out of the box.
    Just eager for my "next" project.

    Could have the monstrosity up and running quickly. Well, maybe not quickly, per se.

    Exactly. The Pug was made for 27" wheels, so it has enormous clearances for fat 700c tires. Also the long chainstays and large fork rake leaves plenty of room for fenders while minimizing toe overlap. The rear horizontal dropout instead of track drops makes wheel removal with a rear full fender easy, while still allowing simple chain adjustment w/o a tensioner.
    Aye. I've got an set of full fenders off an old townie. Fairly certain they were for 26" tires, though. I'm going to pull them out of the box and see if they can be mocked up with a little bit of persuasion. You're right, there is plenty of room. The wheel gaps look like a set of Alabama shiners.

    Should bide the time until tomorrow's surplus auction.

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    Just don't expect the "Next" to last. I broke a rear shock absorber on one trying to tighten the spring by hand. The linkages and dampening (front and rear) are a joke. I'd rather ride a rigid gas-pipe POS than a fully suspended Super-POS.

    From a customer review: "Do yourself a favor and avoid Next brand bikes and invest in a Huffy or other name-brand!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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