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    Veteran Racer TejanoTrackie's Avatar
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    It seems rather silly to make a road frame with road geo and a low BB coupled to track dropouts. Something like my Salsa Casseroll with road semi-horizontal dropouts that have a rear derailleur hanger and 130mm dropout spacing makes a lot more sense. Although it came with a flip flop hub with fixed cog and lockring threads, it would be nuts to mount one with the low BB, longer cranks and wide road pedals. Anyway, lugged frames are nice looking and there's nothing wrong with them. If they weren't strong enough, you wouldn't see them used in pro keirin.
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    I used to have a Maxway in the form of a Fuji Obey, and it was a lovely ride until I got run over on it. Never had any problems with pedal strike. Until I got run over on it.
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    That's because it was a different frame. The OBEY was a lugged MaxWay but had different geo.

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    Well then.
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    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1876

    Maybe the op should get this instead?

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    OK some time has passed...

    As a roadie at heart, I prefer the roadish geo on this frame...

    In fact, this weekend we traded bikes...I rode his Italian track bike that was set-up in what he called its "roadie chasing mode" & gave him my road bike. On Sunday we rode a metric & even though I am used to distance, have to admit that I was getting uncomfortable near the end of the ride on his bike.

    That being said, how does $325 for this nickel-plated frameset with RD2 crankarms, BB, & a 10 hole Origin8 chainring, sound?

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    I paid a little under that for a kilo team frame with rd2arms, bb mks gr9 pedals and straps, I would try and get him down a bit

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    Here's the deal: You're not getting a deal.

    You are paying a regular price where you get what you "want" and he gets his "investment" back.
    I'd guess he's a good businessman and knows what something is worth and will only part with it at his price, or has some sentimental value to the frame after putting so many miles on it and won't sell for less. No problem with either.

    If its worth it to you, and you like it, then buy it, you're not being "ripped off". Sometimes its aesthetically pleasing and that's what matters. Maybe you'll SS it over time and a lower BB won't matter.

    If you feel its too much or are a 'deal seeker' then pass on it, you'll never feel good about it.
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    As much as I like this frame, when I considered the additional cost of buying all the necessary parts it got to be too much for something that for me is just an extra bike to fool around with so I passed on it.

    I am going shopping today for a complete bike. The shops around here that stock any ss/fg bikes carry low-end stuff like Purefix & SE bikes so if I do buy one it likely won't be anything this forum cares for but its OK with me since I don't want to spend much. Don't worry, I won't be starting a thread about "my new sweet fixie".

    However, I do want to thank everyone who was helpful...

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