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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 01-01-12, 03:47 PM   #1
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looking for a new frame !

Well I am giving my frame to my little brother so we can both ride fixed this summer and because the frame suites him better

I have a budget of maximum 300$
I would like something light
Steel or aluminium doesn't mater
I don't need racks or anything related to a commuter but I use my bike to commute
bb English standard threading

Frame size would be between 56 and 58

I hope you can help me find something that would fit my needs
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Old 01-01-12, 03:48 PM   #2
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in before Kilo TT,

but yea Kilo TT
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Old 01-01-12, 04:11 PM   #3
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what reputable online shop would carry kilo tt frames (only frame and forks)
And whats wrong with the leader bikes?
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Old 01-01-12, 04:36 PM   #4
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Is your budget for frame + fork $300 or just the frame. I don't think the Kilo is your best option if you're building one from the frame up. The kilo is only popular because it's a solid complete, not a remarkable frame. A lot of people on here have recently bought the Leader 722TS which looks like a pretty sweet frame. There have been some nice looking builds with them. You could get a 722TS frame and a chrome track fork for $300 from retro-gression.com
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Old 01-01-12, 04:52 PM   #5
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Leader is a great way to go if your maximum price for just the frame is $300
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Old 01-01-12, 05:17 PM   #6
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Well my budget is 300 for both but it could be stretched to 350, what about the new 722 and how different is it from the 722ts ?
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Wait for the new 722 with the rear wheel cutout to come out.

http://leaderbikeusa.com/?p=1475
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Wait for the new 722 with the rear wheel cutout to come out.

http://leaderbikeusa.com/?p=1475
That new 722 is awesome. Any idea how much?
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I'm in a similar boat here. While you can get a 722TS and a fork from Scrod for about $300, this doesn't factor in shipping.
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what's everyone's take on the 722's rear dropouts?
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if 300 was my max for the Frame AND fork I would buy a leader 722 / FSA headset and s803 or s805 fork

if I was a little taller it'd be that khaki green soma rush for $260 (59cm only)
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Old 01-02-12, 08:32 AM   #12
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Another question popped in my head I live in a city with ****ty road where potholes are usal is the carbon fork weaker in term of durability then the steel fork or it's ok for road use?
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coghouse has the black friday deals up again as a holiday/end of year sale so the 722ts frame and fork are at 199 before shipping, that's quite the deal for 25 more you can get a carbon fork
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Holy **** those coghouse deals are good. And shipping is unusually cheap.

I am very, very tempted. If only coghouse wasn't so sketchy.
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my frame arrived well packed and with no issues from the coghouse black friday sale (sorry scrod)
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