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    Your Opinion on Lightest Street Made Frame

    Hey, I am looking into building a singlespeed bike mainly revolved around two things, weight and endurance. What are some of your opinions on some good frames that I should take a look at? Thanks in advance.

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    Cost, Weight, Durability; pick two. So ignoring cost Titanium is the way to go.

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    Weight + Durability.

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    I really am quite charmed by my scrambler at the moment
    other great bikes I have owned and love are
    kilo / flite 100
    iro

    what I will say is hat most of the steel frames tend to weigh about the same however some of the slightly lighter ones tend to be fragile
    my friends have had good success with bareknuckles, surly, bmw gangsta,

    I tend to stick with cheap steel frames as they are easy to replace I have had more instances of cars ruining a good frame than me riding it and I am not a light or easy dude
    more importantly you can build a good light bike from most cheap steel frames by using quality light components

    hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    Whats cool about this bike from your perspective?

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    Did you ask for a cool bike? I thought you asked for a Light + Durable bike.

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    Oh, i didnt know any other way to phrase it. I was just asking for your opinion on the frame.

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    I think it is an ugly frame, but why does it matter what my opinion is of the frame. Do you like the frame? That is what matters.

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    A Kilo isn't necessarily light, but I've built one with minimal weight-saving upgrades to ~19.5 lbs.

    I have an Reynolds 853 frame that weighs 1811g, which is just under 4 lbs. Is that light? A Bianchi Super Pista weighs about 3.9 lbs, so that seems pretty light for a steel frame.
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    Wabi's light, as are their wheels.

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    dude I had a sub 18# kilo at one point you can loose more weight in crabks bb and wheels alone over being worried about a super expensive esoteric frame made of unobtainium
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    A Bianchi Super Pista weighs about 3.9 lbs, so that seems pretty light for a steel frame.
    surely you jest
    anything measured by the gram is going to be more exciting than something measured in pounds.

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    Hm? Urban Velo says the 2010 Bianchi Pista Concept is ~1760g, though they did measure a pretty large size. Perhaps I should clarify by saying that my steel frame seems pretty light for a steel frame because the aluminum Pista Concept is pretty close to the same weight.

    http://urbanvelo.org/bianchi-super-p...cept-compared/
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    A Bianchi Super Pista weighs about 3.9 lbs, so that seems pretty light for a steel frame.
    I have noticed a trend with a lot of your posts since I have come back to the forums and it indicates a couple options for you

    1. clever troll
    2. miss informed newbie whom is full of himself as he maybe the only person riding in his particular area
    3. a 16 year old kid who scours the internet for all things fixed but when it comes time to tap that knowledge can't get the facts straight
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    guise, ☮

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    I'm not sure what facts I got wrong...? The only thing I see wrong with my post is that I put "Super Pista" and "steel" in the same sentence.
    // yummygooey

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    Do you have a target weight or budget? It's slightly easier to recommend something like "lightest steel frame for $1000" or "most durable 16-lb bike" (it's a relative thing)

    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    Cost, Weight, Durability; pick two.
    *Weight may count as two.

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    just get a bike and ride it

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    Gunnar builds a pretty light steel frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    just get a bike and ride it
    answer to everything.

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    lightest frames are gonna be road frames, track stuff is usually built for stiffness (weight isn't a as big a factor in track racing as road racing)

    wabi claims their scandium frameset is 3.9lbs, which is light. it also seems they're street focused rather than track racing, so it'll probably be durable enough for whatever commuting/messing around you plan on doing.
    I hate fixies

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    oh man,
    eff titanium, Its all about reynolds 953 for durability and weight, and its stainless! no rust
    check anderson custom cycles
    for a 56cm road frameset weighs about 1400g

    you can get this made with horizontal dropouts too

    it will merely cost you 3k for the frame
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    Check out the Wabi Cycles Lightning. It weighs 16.5 pounds and is durable enough.

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    Njs frames are high quality steel, much lighter than a kilo or iro~ Someone confirm me kthx. i.e. Panasonic or bridgestone.

    though made for track, are obviously the aficionados' favorite amongst riders here on the streets of san Francisco.

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