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move old parts to new frame?

Old 01-09-17, 11:04 AM
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move old parts to new frame?

Hi All

I recently bought a fairdale weekender drop at a police auction only going off a picture on the internet.

I got it and the frame is pretty beat up, and a hair big. I was just going to order a replacement frameset, but at $500, thats a bit much. ( its just steel but i'm guessing the 'designed in usa' hipster markup )

I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy a cheap frameset, and swap all the components over? ( sram 1x10 front shifter, x7 derailleur, bb7 brakes, parts seem good enough to worth carrying over )


Are there any budget affordable frames that can take a 1x10 disc set up? ( size 51-53cm )

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Is the frame dented? Or just scratched? Perhaps clean it up and repaint it? Decals might be a problem, but you could ask the company if they will sell them. Or, do your own thing.

The biggest issue for buying a new frame will be disc brakes. And, I'm seeing a forward mounted rear brake which is less common.

Plus a few things like matching the bottom bracket, seat post, headset, etc.

An option might be to get something like a Bikes Direct bike, then sell off any pieces you don't want.
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...road-bikes.htm
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its not dented just pretty badly scratched.

I'm kinda on the fence that it may be a hair too big, or that i'm just not used to the bike yet. ( my only ohter bikes have been a MTB and two fixed gears at 51 & 53cm and this bike ( sloping top tube ) is an effective 55 and I feel like i'm sitting more in the bike than on top of it.

What do you mean by forward mounted rear brake?


And yeah, I don't mind re-selling the bike and buying something that fits me better if needed. It was just too good of a deal to pass up on. ( got it for under $300, rides fine aside from lots of cosmetic damage )
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Originally Posted by Jixr
I got it and the frame is pretty beat up, and a hair big. I was just going to order a replacement frameset, but at $500, thats a bit much. ( its just steel but i'm guessing the 'designed in usa' hipster markup )

I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy a cheap frameset, and swap all the components over? ( sram 1x10 front shifter, x7 derailleur, bb7 brakes, parts seem good enough to worth carrying over )


Are there any budget affordable frames that can take a 1x10 disc set up? ( size 51-53cm )
If $500 for a frameset is too much, how cheap are you looking to be for a new frameset?
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Maybe the term is "direct mount disc brakes".

You didn't post a photo of your bike, but similar ones on the web showed the rear brake caliper mounted inside of the rear triangle. That is a fairly recent development, and might exclude a lot of frames. It may also affect the front brake mount.

Not that you couldn't replace more parts.

How tall are you?

You might ride your bike as-is for a while to see if you like it.
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I would give it a little time and see if you adjust.

Otherwise, would it help just to use a shorter stem and drop it a little?
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