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To Build or Not to Build?

Old 12-02-08, 04:04 PM
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To Build or Not to Build?

So I've been thinking, would it be better to pimp out a 1981 Univega Viva Sport frame or build a new bike entirely?

I don't know what kind of frame to buy. I'm looking for things on the cheap, but not something that completely sucks. I'm looking to spend around $300-$500 on the Univega (leaving the fork, frame, handlebars, seat, tires) and about $500-$700 if I build a new bike based on a new frame.

The new bike would be some sort of multispeed bike. I might want to go fixed later, but not right off.
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older bikes are much, much sexier
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Old 12-02-08, 09:10 PM
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Can I build a multispeed bike on this frame?

http://www.eighthinch.com/mm5/mercha...ry_Code=frames
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No.

And even if you could, I still wouldn't buy that piece of crap.
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Why does it suck so bad?
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Why does it suck so bad?
The heart of any bike is the frame. A good frame is worth renovating and spending money on- This is not a frame worth spending money on.
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Is the Univega frame really that much better? And how exactly can you tell that frame is bad?
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