Old 09-26-10, 05:53 PM
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Looking for a frame with short wheelbase and horizontal dropouts

I've got about $700 to spend on a new (or used) frame for my fixed gear. I want something for city riding. I want something with good handling to jump around potholes. It seems like the current trend in new frames is to either have vertical dropouts for road bikes, or the track fork ends for fixed gear.

Additionally most of the track frames that I look at don't have much clearance for large tires or fenders (and most don't even have holes for fender mounts).

Can anyone recommend a frame that would fit my needs? The best one I have come across so far is the Steel Wool Sweet City, which has an eccentric bottom bracket for chain tension. However it looks like it is only sold in Canada.

Also, I'm going to go to the trexlertown swap meet next weekend, so I could probably find a vintage frame if someone could recommend what to look for.
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