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Want inexpensive good frameset. Options?

Old 10-04-12, 07:12 PM
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Want inexpensive good frameset. Options?

Hi All. I have a 7800 groupset to throw on a cross frameset. I can't spend much on it sadly. What are my options? Nashbar was dirt cheap but I heard about crank clearance issues. Scattante? Surly Cross-check is pushing the $ range. I plan to ride road, light off-road, perhaps race it, and maybe even put some fenders on it for commuting. I've been gymming a lot lately as well as riding and am currently a beefy 103kg (227) with decent power transfer so I'd prefer it to be on the stiff side. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Planet X has two frames and forks that are a good deal
Uncle John frame is aluminum, $199. Matching carbon fork is $99
Kaffenback is steel, $179, fork is $40. Comes with swapout dropout for geared or s/s setup.

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The 7800 stuff is pretty nice for dirt cheap frame. I'd agree that Planet-X / On-One are among the better under-$200 (if there even could be such a thing) frames out there. But I'd try to swing a Cross Check or even a Soma Double Cross if you could.
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Bikeisland has a few motobecane frames between $200 and $350 for frame and fork. I think it also comes with a headset.
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Sold the road bike I built using a couple month old NOS 7800 groupset. Got several pairs of Rotor Q Rings that I love, but will fleabay to pay for this rig.
A little hesitant about the steel. I like the Surly, but am afraid if I train on it, it (BB) will squirm too much.
Any advice/thoughts on Surly and/or Kaffenback's bb stiffness?

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The 7800 stuff is pretty nice for dirt cheap frame. I'd agree that Planet-X / On-One are among the better under-$200 (if there even could be such a thing) frames out there. But I'd try to swing a Cross Check or even a Soma Double Cross if you could.

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Sorry. Double post.

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Originally Posted by Meek
Sold the road bike I built using a couple month old NOS 7800 groupset. Got several pairs of Rotor Q Rings that I love, but will fleabay to pay for this rig.
A little hesitant about the steel. I like the Surly, but am afraid if I train on it, it (BB) will squirm too much.
Any advice/thoughts on Surly and/or Kaffenback's bb stiffness?
You have to be a real beast to flex the BB on a Surly. My 230 lb brother said his Pacer is one of stiffest BB's he has ever ridden on. Good luck
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