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Old 05-03-16, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Cute Boy Horse View Post
So, Scrodzilla, a guy who made a name for himself on these here forums for being abrasive, who even named his account after his ballsack, thinks I'm being an arse.

Quite the complement.
You named yourself Cute Boy Horse? Are you a cute boy made of horses or a horse made of cute boys? Maybe it is some MLP boy band or a twink who likes MLP?

Whitefish Godzilla sounds like a way better name than Cute Boy Horse. (Scrod and Zilla) In fact if I ever get a band together I might name it Whitefish Godzilla.
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Old 05-03-16, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Yeah...anyone outside of New England doesn't know what 'scrod' means. It's cool if people's interpretation is that I have a gargantuan ballsack though.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...20scrod%20mean

I had to know, it's more important than the frame suggestion
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Old 05-03-16, 10:34 PM
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Old 05-03-16, 11:49 PM
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what do you think of crew district frame? i like the chrome one and actually my friend suggested me to buy unknown frame, is these frames any good?
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Old 05-04-16, 12:08 AM
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I believe that's the City Grounds shop brand. They're probably about as good as any other cheap aluminum frame.
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Old 05-04-16, 12:31 AM
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You're kind of jumping all over the place now. Originally you wanted a classic looking steel frame and not an Aventon type. The Crew District is very similar to an Aventon style aluminum frame. Even on City Grounds they list comparable frames and mention multiple Aventon models.
Crew Bike Co. District Track Frame 2016 | City Grounds
You're also going to need to buy a fork....most likely an Aventon model.

Not a huge deal but also remember that raw aluminum won't look like classic chrome you would find on a steel bike. Just a heads up.

AS for the Unknown, which model are you referring to? Again, I think they're all aluminum and similar style to an Aventon.

Scrodzilla will be able to shed more information on these companies since he knows the industry. There are so many new companies (almost always from Los Angeles) making similar aluminum Aventon style track bikes that I'm sure many of them are the exact same model but with different stickers. He'll be able to tell you what's decent and what's garbage.

Personally I would stick with a nice traditional steel track frame.
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Old 05-04-16, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
You named yourself Cute Boy Horse? Are you a cute boy made of horses or a horse made of cute boys? Maybe it is some MLP boy band or a twink who likes MLP?
I'm willing to be your rent boy but you have to pay the flights.
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Old 05-04-16, 08:47 AM
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Old 05-04-16, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Wierd.
thats an odd way of spelling that.
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Old 05-04-16, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
thats an odd way of spelling that.
Spelling Nazi.
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Old 05-04-16, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
thats an odd way of spelling that.
I think he meant 'wired'...as in he wired money to pony boy.
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Wow, a quick look on Google Images and I'm seeing that Crew frame built up with Campy wheel sets? So spend under $150 on a frame, and throw almost a $1,000 wheel set onto it? I don't quite understand...
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Old 05-04-16, 11:21 AM
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The track model is standard 4130 steel...
How does "Reynolds 525 Chrome-Moly" stack up, is the track standard steel just lighter, or also more rust resistant. I haven't had a steel bike since I was a kid, and now I'm constantly paranoid about getting it perfectly dry every time it gets wet, where water can get in, those holes for brakes that are empty etc. (it has discs).

Never worried about that with Al, for 25 years the frame is still perfect. Still a non factor with these steels?
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Originally Posted by Lupine View Post
How does "Reynolds 525 Chrome-Moly" stack up, is the track standard steel just lighter, or also more rust resistant. I haven't had a steel bike since I was a kid, and now I'm constantly paranoid about getting it perfectly dry every time it gets wet, where water can get in, those holes for brakes that are empty etc. (it has discs).

Never worried about that with Al, for 25 years the frame is still perfect. Still a non factor with these steels?
No chromo steel is rust resistant w/o some coating such as paint on the outside or protectant on the inside. All steel weighs the same or about 490 pcf.
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Old 05-04-16, 11:39 AM
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$225.00



$350.00



Any good? I don't know. But cheap, lugged and powder coated.

https://murphycycles.com/products/marty
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^^^ that brand really doesn't like short people. Smallest size they offer on any of their frames is a 52cm.
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Originally Posted by jacobsever View Post
^^^ that brand really doesn't like short people. Smallest size they offer on any of their frames is a 52cm.
If you're small, have you tried looking at used Japanese race bikes? As long as you don't get one with a huge dent, you'll be good. Only limiting factor is you'll need the front fork drilled for a brake or run an adapter. Also the front forks can only squeeze in 25mm tires.

They're doing 10% off right now on all orders.
Here is a page of the lower priced models.
https://www.njs-export.com/collectio...y-price?page=5
Quite a few 47mm-51mm
Just make sure to look at the top tube number too since that's more important. Don't want a 55 top tube 50 seat tube if you're small.
Also be sure to get one with a standard 120mm rear axle to make things easier since that's the standard.

All of those frames are very high quality lugged steel frames.
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Old 05-04-16, 04:13 PM
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Only limiting factor is you'll need the front fork drilled for a brake or run an adapter.
Not a limiting factor for me, I ride brakeless anyway.

And yeah, I've definitely been on that site. I'm currently mid-build already; but I hope to get an NJS Bridgestone at some point.
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i still don't know what I want right now, because I'm budget limited, I'm still in high school, I need to get a part time job in order to buy a bike, I ride brakeless too and and I'm 5'7, my current bike is 52
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Originally Posted by cute boy horse View Post
i'm willing to be your rent boy but you have to pay the flights.
lololololol!
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