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Home Depot Steel CX Frame!

Home Depot steel CX frame for $73:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cycle-Fo...4050/205151593

If you have been looking for a CX bike with a 57 degree head angle (yes, 57), then jump on this!

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Gotta be the only store where you can build a sweet bike and sweet ramp!
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You buried the lede, man! Cycling Gear @ Home Depot

They've got pedal cars, city bikes, E-bikes, cargo trailers, all manner of bike racks... they have 11 unicycles. Who knew?
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Interesting. Who would have known?
But $1200 for a pedal car?
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"These frames are rugged and lightweight at the same time. These frames are made of Chromoly. "

"Product Weight (lb.) 8lb"
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti
"These frames are rugged and lightweight at the same time. These frames are made of Chromoly. "

"Product Weight (lb.) 8lb"
Lightweight compared to a car.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
You buried the lede, man! Cycling Gear @ Home Depot

They've got pedal cars, city bikes, E-bikes, cargo trailers, all manner of bike racks... they have 11 unicycles. Who knew?
And Tour de France pedals.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tour-de-...1314/205151632


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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti
"These frames are rugged and lightweight at the same time. These frames are made of Chromoly. "

"Product Weight (lb.) 8lb"
Don't go by the product weight when dealing with... pretty much any vendor. Many times the listed weight is the gross weight stamped on the box.

I'd still guess 5-6lbs for one of those frames in a medium.
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Is there some way for the average consumer to test whether the frame is really cro mo, or something lesser?
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These frames are distributed by Cycle Force Group which is a POS cycling distributor near me in Ames IA. They basically hold the rights to a bunch of big box retail bikes that are branded as toy names- GI Joe, Spiderman, NASCAR, Polaris, etc
The sister company is North American Cycles which is the US distributor for Bombtrack and somehow managed to recently land Ridley and Merckx, and then a bunch of forgettable generic/off brands. Their site is typically out of stock of a ton of stuff. Shifters for example.

Every time I see one of these threads about the Home Depot frames, i cringe.
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Is there some way for the average consumer to test whether the frame is really cro mo, or something lesser?
The distributor would be in hot water big time if it werent cromo. its probably 1mm+ thick plain gauge cromo, so hardly anything worth considering for any use at all.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Every time I see one of these threads about the Home Depot frames, i cringe.
I would only cringe if I took it seriously.

Though having a “GI Joe” badge on that would be pretty rad.
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I don't see anything cringeworthy... no one has expressed any interest in buying anything. Home Depot is where you go to buy a new toilet. I don't buy bike stuff anywhere I can also buy a toilet.
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Do they have a Ryobi electric bike upgrade for it?
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Ryobi makes an 18v battery for everything. I'm just waiting to see where someone has cobbled an e-bike out of parts from a rechargeable lawn mower.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
I don't see anything cringeworthy... no one has expressed any interest in buying anything. Home Depot is where you go to buy a new toilet. I don't buy bike stuff anywhere I can also buy a toilet.
the cringe is just how i react when I think of someone looking at that and thinking 'what a great value, thats what my new build will be based around'.
though I would also think thst most anyone confident enough to build up a frame would keep looking when they came across this one.


well now i wonder how many they sell each year.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
the cringe is just how i react when I think of someone looking at that and thinking 'what a great value, thats what my new build will be based around'.
though I would also think thst most anyone confident enough to build up a frame would keep looking when they came across this one.


well now i wonder how many they sell each year.
Come on, man. Where else are going to get a cx frame with a 57 degree head angle?
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I've never seen any of this stuff at Home Depot. Of course, we have a locally owned building store, and I don't get into Home Depot that frequently.

Is Home Depot doing what Walmart online apparently does, and is trying to create an outside vendor design similar to Amazon?
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Canti or disc brake!

Top tube is listed as 58cm for a 50cm seat tube frame.

They don't even come with a fork??
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
Ryobi makes an 18v battery for everything. I'm just waiting to see where someone has cobbled an e-bike out of parts from a rechargeable lawn mower.
I saw one of these a few years ago at the Ohio State Fair: https://www.asme.org/engineering-top...lpowered-bikes
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I saw one of these a few years ago at the Ohio State Fair: https://www.asme.org/engineering-top...lpowered-bikes
I want one! A Kobalt 24V drill is $99, and the 2Ah batteries are $10. I'd run half my errands on that thing.
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