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Old 04-25-08, 09:07 PM   #1
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Vintage Frameset Ideas for Lightish Utility?

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Old 04-26-08, 11:35 AM   #2
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Hello,

I am planning on building up an older, steel frameset to be a utility bike. I like the ANT designs, and am thinking Nexus 8 speed. What is a decent starting shortlist for the hunt?

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Just about any steel LUGGED frame will do. If it ain't lugged forget it.
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Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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Any lugged frame with Reynolds 531 tubing. That being said...I have no problem with a CroMo or even a decent quality HiTen frameset...but I have low standards

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Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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