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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-09-11, 07:15 PM   #1
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Frame Recommendations

I had to retire my '81 peugeot UO9 this year. I don't know anything about the new parts market for singlespeed other than volumebikes, se racing, and other bmx brands; i always dug up used stuff. But I'm looking for either a frame (that fits my fork/stem) or a frameset with fork/stem (700c), for around $400 or lower.

I really messed up when I bought my bmx awhile back, I didn't ask a forum first and ended up with an overpriced lemon.

This time I want a bike that'll stick it out;

suggestions on what to look for either new or used online, and links, would be really appreciated.
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Old 03-09-11, 08:13 PM   #2
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what kind of riding do you do?

do you want steel or aluminum? at that price range, you can get a lot. either a complete kilo tt (or other bikesdirect.com complete), a kilo tt frameset, leader frame, used fuji track pro/cannondale track/gt gtb/other older track frame, and the list goes on.

figure out what you want, then check craigslist and ebay.

hell you can even get a new 2010 fuji track pro frameset from citygrounds.com for $450
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On thebikebiz they have some soma frames with fork for under $400. They are Tange Prestige tubing.
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more or less just commuting in montreal. So, kind of rough riding but no tricking and no track; well maybe track if possible, haven't been in years though
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How rough? Everyone will tell you to get a Kilo, but if you want more tire clearance an alternate Kilo or Steamroller might be better.
There's a bunch of bikes out there for $400 or lower, basically all the same material (average to good steel - TANGE!)
If you want aluminum Leader sells cheap frames, same ebay random framesets (VISP)
Hope I helped!
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more or less just commuting in montreal. So, kind of rough riding but no tricking and no track; well maybe track if possible, haven't been in years though
Bonjour, je suis de Vancouver.
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How rough? Everyone will tell you to get a Kilo, but if you want more tire clearance an alternate Kilo or Steamroller might be better.
There's a bunch of bikes out there for $400 or lower, basically all the same material (average to good steel - TANGE!)
If you want aluminum Leader sells cheap frames, same ebay random framesets (VISP)
Hope I helped!
Well, montreal roads are awful, and i curbhop like a mofo

and as a bmxbro, probably go with steel

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