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help me, searching for a cheap (really low priced) 50/52 cm frameset

Old 02-04-10, 12:43 PM
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help me, searching for a cheap (really low priced) 50/52 cm frameset

I have literally NO luck about finding one of those around here (montreal/quebec/canada) winter time and that size with lower priced frame dont really mix well it seems.

I have been emailing and looking around kijiji/crqaigslist, scooting the garbage around still no luck

so if anyone can help me finding a old NON PRICEY (means i am piss poor now) frame set in that 50 to 52 cm size, post about it here.

as far as i can remember the peugeot UO-8 are nice riding bikes but are worthless, that would be a perfect exemple of what i am trying to find!

thank you in advance!
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If you are "piss poor", you probably don't want to be building a bike from the frame up, especially a UO-8 with all the goofy French sized parts. Every nut and bolt, no matter how tedious, is only going to add to the budget. (Although I don't know if the French heritage of Montreal provides you with greater access to French parts. If so, you may be in luck.)

You'd probably be much better off looking for a complete used road bike. You'll still have plenty of work truing the wheels, replacing the cables / housing, adjusting the brakes / derailleurs, but you won't have to spend your time hunting for random parts that get expensive fast.

It's a lot better to spend a little more at the outset to get something with a potential to be a rideable bike at the end of the day.

I don't know if the fixie conversion craze has hit Montreal the way it has L.A., but if so, you might want to start with an old rigid framed MTB. They can be bough dirt-cheap, and with a little work and a set of road tires, they can make a fantastic commuter bike.

e.g. something like this for $25 complete- https://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1577801933.html , or this complete Trek MTB for $75 - https://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/bik/1571563654.html



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I have literally NO luck about finding one of those around here (montreal/quebec/canada) winter time and that size with lower priced frame dont really mix well it seems.

I have been emailing and looking around kijiji/crqaigslist, scooting the garbage around still no luck

so if anyone can help me finding a old NON PRICEY (means i am piss poor now) frame set in that 50 to 52 cm size, post about it here.

as far as i can remember the peugeot UO-8 are nice riding bikes but are worthless, that would be a perfect exemple of what i am trying to find!

thank you in advance!
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something i forgot to say, i already have wheels and tires, a set of universal and a set of diacomp brakes,i have a ton of cables and housing (bought from a lbs shutdown for 20$) ,a suntour honor groupo, a velo brand road saddle,sugino crank,shimano un54 BB, 2 old SR stem and i can get a easton handlebar for 10$ (road bar).
everything was bought las summer at a lbs fire sale beside the wheels and grouppo, got the bunch for 10$ and theyre all nice.

so I indeed really need a road frame. (btw its not for a commuter as i already have one)
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A good UO8 is not going to be cheap. They are pretty desirable out there, even though they are low end. You are also inviting all of the French incompatibility if you go with an older Peugeot. I would not go there myself. That UN54 BB isn't going to fit a UO8, no way, no how.

Once you have to have something shipped, the cheap cost becomes not so cheap.

Even though you have a lot of parts, I usually find complete bikes for the same price as I find frames, maybe a little higher, but not much.

The most expensive bike I have bought this year was a frameset.....

If I were you, I would contact a flipper in the area, and trade some of your parts for a complete bike. You will have to pay some cash as well, but it could be a win/win deal.

Myself, if I find something small, I am building it up from parts I have on hand. Small bikes sell fast around here and for a premium. I actually have several road bikes in the 48 to 52 cm size right now (more than usual). They pretty much sell immediately in my area as soon as they are advertised. I am waiting for a friend to choose among the group before I know what will be left to sell. I don't ship bikes, as the local market is good.

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