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Old 06-24-11, 03:35 PM
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Identify this frame

I found this bike for $15 and I've been using it as my training bike. I'd like to upgrade it but I don't know what the frame is so I can't know if its worth building up as a very low budget build.



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Old 06-24-11, 03:39 PM
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It looks like everything is there. What would you want to change?
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Old 06-24-11, 03:56 PM
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The pedal broke today which was the last straw. But both chain rings are bent, the wheels are beyond truable, the brake levers are breaking, and the friction shifters are bent.
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Looks to me like it is a low-end, heavy frame with cheap, heavy components. Slightly better than huffy/department store quality but I wouldnt spend any significant $ upgrading it if you want to ride further than around the block. Even if you do spend $ and fix/upgrade, it will always be a heavy and undesireable bike. You would be much better off finding a better bike to start with as a restoration project if you want to have a decent bike when it is all done.
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The pedal broke today which was the last straw. But both chain rings are bent, the wheels are beyond truable, the brake levers are breaking, and the friction shifters are bent.
Sounds like a Denali....
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Spend as little on the bicycle as you can. It is entry level, at best, heavy and will offer a fun but not fantastic ride quality. To spend money upgrading the bike will not improve the ride but it will make the bike easier to use, depending on what you choose to upgrade.
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Old 06-24-11, 05:32 PM
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I was expecting but dreading that answer. I need something I can depend on and enjoy for quite a few miles at a time. I think starting over with a new frame might be the next move.
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Old 06-24-11, 05:50 PM
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Most any bike with aluminum rims and crank arms (rather than steel) will be a noticeable improvement over your current bike. You might also seem some advise on frame size fit. That current bike has the seat too low, handlebars too hight for a well ballanced riding position. If you cannot get used to a road bike position with the handlebars a bit below the level of the saddle, you might try a MTB or a hybrid bike.
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Old 06-24-11, 06:22 PM
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Those pictures are when it was originally purchased. The seat is as high as it will go right now but it still doesn't fit quite well which is another reason that I'd like to switch.
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Those pictures are when it was originally purchased. The seat is as high as it will go right now but it still doesn't fit quite well which is another reason that I'd like to switch.
Fit is so much more important than weight. If it doesn't fit well you can't ride it well and it won't ever feel really good. Better not to spend any more money on it at all - you got a great deal to start with and can easily get your money back when you are ready to re-sell it. I'd put the cash towards a better fitting bike. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-24-11, 07:29 PM
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I think that's what I'll do. My only problem is finding a good bike since I live in North Dakota where its really hard to get your hands on a road bike.
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