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Old 06-06-19, 02:11 PM
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Hybrid frame under 200$ preferably with internal routing

Hello everyone,

I am building a new bike, and I am having a trouble to find good hybrid frames with shipping in US under 200$, preferably with internal routing.
Any suggestions are highly welcome, because at this point I am lost on what to do.
So far I found only one Marina San Rafael DS4 2014, that I don't really like for 150$.
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Old 06-06-19, 02:17 PM
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I don't know for a fact that there is no frame that meets your needs, but it seems you are being too fussy. Why are you so set on internal cable routing on a budget hybrid?
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Old 06-06-19, 03:39 PM
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Give Random Bike Parts a good look. https://www.randombikeparts.com/coll...-and-framesets
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
...Why are you so set on internal cable routing on a budget hybrid?
Perhaps the OP likes challenging tasks.
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Old 06-06-19, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
I don't know for a fact that there is no frame that meets your needs, but it seems you are being too fussy. Why are you so set on internal cable routing on a budget hybrid?
First of all, thank you for your reply. You are right it's just being fussy As far as I can justify myself is that
  1. I got Shimano XT on the way for the build so it would be better for the cable to be internal
  2. I wanted to try internal routing for a long time already, I grew up building and riding soviet era bikes, and internal routing is something new, that I really like looks of
  3. Initially, I was going to buy Cube Exc frame from bike-discount.de , until I realized that shipping alone will cost around 300$-s
  4. It seems like every budget option(Trek DS1, Marlin series) nowadays comes with internal routing, so I thought it became something of a norm
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Give Random Bike Parts a good look...
Thank you very much for the link. I have looked into their eBay, and now also into their website, they had an identical catalog. The Marin San Rafael frame mentioned in the original post was found there.
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Exclamation Huh?

Location: Yerevan, Armenia , I am having a trouble to find good hybrid frames with shipping in US under 200$,
well Yea, who wants to gift, lose a lot of money? in shipping alone you are dreaming, at that budget..

Are you prepared to fly RT to the US and shop locally? can you get a tourist visa ?

Germany is closer, you may find surface shipping from there..

transatlantic packages are mostly shipped by Air, at a premium price ..








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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
well Yea, who wants to gift, lose a lot of money? in shipping alone you are dreaming, at that budget..

Are you prepared to fly RT to the US and shop locally? can you get a tourist visa ?

Germany is closer, you may find surface shipping from there..

transatlantic packages are mostly shipped by Air, at a premium price ..








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I meant shipping in the US, as in that 200$-s included shipping inside the US not to Armenia From there I am going to use freight forwarding company which will cost another 150$.
200$ budget is only for the frame and shipping inside the US.
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Old 06-08-19, 06:06 PM
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My understanding on sites like Random Bike Parts and others similar, sell frames that are no longer being used by manufacturers as warranty replacements or just plain extra frames for bikes that were never built.

Current bike frames with internal cable routing are too new of a product to have extra's or for the manufacturers to sell as no longer needed.

I'm not so sure you are going to find what you are looking for at that price range. But would be curious to hear if you do.
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Old 06-11-19, 04:03 PM
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You can find good deals on ebay for example:

this trek road frame in size 56.

this for $220 and the seller will probably ship directly to Yerevan.

If you look hard enough, you will also find good quality used frames on ebay within your price range.

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Old 06-11-19, 04:14 PM
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Buy a drill and drill your own holes for internal cable routing.
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Frame bought

Thank you everyone for your help.

I have purchased Marin San Rafael frame from Random Bike Parts with shipping to Armenia it costed me around 240$. I am very happy with the frame, it came without the headset but doing some research I was able to find modern FSA headset(FSA Orbit Z semi integrated) that fit perfectly. So now I am just waiting for my rims arrive from Germany and I will complete the build.
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