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New Production Steel Frame Fixed Gear w/ Quill Stem?

Old 03-31-15, 11:42 PM
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New Production Steel Frame Fixed Gear w/ Quill Stem?

I'm looking to buy a complete bike or build up from a frame set a classic looking steel frame single speed for my gf. She's got classic taste and wants something with a quill stem. I'm trying to put together a list of models for my search. She rides a 49cm. So far I've got:

Specialized Langster Steel
Specialzed Globe Roll 1
Kazane
Fuji Feather
Felt York - Black Hornet (51cm is smallest size)

I know I'm missing a ton! Help me fill in this list. We're trying to keep a complete build around $700.
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Old 04-01-15, 12:59 AM
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Old 04-01-15, 06:31 AM
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Purefix makes one now, but....barf..
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Old 04-01-15, 07:41 AM
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Soma Rush for the win.
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Old 04-01-15, 09:12 AM
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Soma Rush for the win.
Seconded.
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With the frame running $450, that doesn't leave much left for their $700 budget to build out a decent Rush. That said, my Girlfriend(squirrel??) scored an older Rush, complete, for $200 off of CL.
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#kilott and get the fork threaded?
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Craigslist. Cool old Japanese or Italian road frame. Always smaller sizes popping up there.

i just looked at that Felt York. That doesn't look too awful, actually. I know nothing of it, other than looks though.
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A lesser known make NJS frameset.

They come in pint sizes and sometimes the original rider splurged on some cool paint job.
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
#kilott and get the fork threaded?
That was my thought. Find a bike you like with a steel steerered fork. Get a threaded headset for that fork. Go to your local framebuilder or shop and have them cut and thread the steerer. Insert the quill of your choice.

I have a custom with a steel fork. My first and last threadless bike. When it is time for a new headset, I will go back to the builder and have him do just that.

Ben
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
#kilott and get the fork threaded?
the kilo fork can't be threaded, assuming all kilo forks are identical that is. on mine anyway, the inside diameter of the steerer tube is a bit too wide to fit the 22.2mm diameter of a quill stem. even if you made a shim it could be risky to thread that thin of tubing. but finding a threaded track fork to replace it with shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 04-03-15, 08:54 AM
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Buying a threadless fork and then trying to thread it makes about as much sense as trying run a fixed gear setup with vertical dropouts. Sure, it is possible, but why go through the extra cost and hassle when threaded forks and frames with track / horizontal dropouts are readily available.
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
eai godzilla
Which comes with a 1" threadless fork.

OP, up your budget and get your girl a Soma Rush.

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@op ....get her a bike w/ a threadless fork and just tell her it's a quill stem. =)



Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
That was my thought. Find a bike you like with a steel steerered fork. Get a threaded headset for that fork. Go to your local framebuilder or shop and have them cut and thread the steerer. Insert the quill of your choice.

I have a custom with a steel fork. My first and last threadless bike. When it is time for a new headset, I will go back to the builder and have him do just that.

Ben
not practical for someone lookin' at a bike for his gf.
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Just get these..

Wheels Manufacturing Headtube Reducers

I've used them and they work fine.
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$32??

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Just get these..

Wheels Manufacturing Headtube Reducers

I've used them and they work fine.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
$32??

I paid $20 through amazon.

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$20??

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I paid $20 through amazon.

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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
$20??
Well, yeah.

How much was that iPhone that you didn't get stolen from you the other day?

$20 is cheaper than another frame or fork, depending what you want or need.
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It was free, I held up some schmuck the other day

I should get into the headset shim business -- There be mad profit to be had!

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Well, yeah.

How much was that iPhone that you didn't get stolen from you the other day?

$20 is cheaper than another frame or fork, depending what you want or need.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
It was free, I held up some schmuck the other day

I should get into the headset shim business -- There be mad profit to be had!

Haha nice...

Dude, $20 ain't **** for that. Made in 'Murica, not outta Chinese pop cans.. That Wheels company has all kindsa cool "problem solvers"...
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I honestly would have bought this shim a few weeks back when putting together my Look KG96. 1" carbon steertube and 1 1/8" threadless stem along with a compression plug -- it was kind of annoying to figure out but got it all settled. Would have done so sooner with this shim..

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Haha nice...

Dude, $20 ain't **** for that. Made in 'Murica, not outta Chinese pop cans.. That Wheels company has all kindsa cool "problem solvers"...
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