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cheap frame only options?

Old 06-28-19, 11:54 AM
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cheap frame only options?

I got Fuji track frame only from Nashbar a while back, any other outlets that have that option?
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Old 06-28-19, 12:57 PM
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Old 06-28-19, 02:17 PM
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I should have clarified. Sorry. The Bike Island Merciers are all one inch headtubes and already have a fork.
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Pake, think Retrogression still sells them.
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What exactly are you looking for in this frame? What do you absolutely not want? What do you consider cheap?

People really need to stop asking such generic questions. You come here expecting help but don't really give us much to work with.

Does stuff have things?
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Fuji track is like $600
For that price you can get a FBM Sword.
Heck, at htat price just about everything iexcept for the super high end stuff s open to you.
Surly, all city, soma, et al.
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Breakbrake17 transfer lo pro, Throne track lord, used NJS frames and Pake Rum Runner come to mind. But you didn't even say what kind of material you want the frame to be.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BicycleBicycle View Post
Fuji track is like $600
For that price you can get a FBM Sword.
Heck, at htat price just about everything iexcept for the super high end stuff s open to you.
Surly, all city, soma, et al.
I'm assuming he just means the normal steel Fuji Track and not the pro, but who knows real vague.
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Cheap, like less than 300.

Steel. I'd like another Fuji Track/Classic whatever they called the steel 1 1/8 headtube frame. I'm just attached to the stupid fork.
Nevermind.
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The Pake Rum Runner would be an option. $250 on the Soma shop site, steel, 1-1/8" straight head tube, track geometry.
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+1 on rum runner. I rode one for a while and wowza, such a snappy sick ride (without being too twitchy).
You did have to get up to speed to do anything that can be considered maneuvering with it though. When you were going slow all it wanted to do was stay stiff and try to take you off balance. I compensated for this at low speed by re-adjusting myself by sliding sideways or hopping/lifting the rear wheel and jutting out sideways. I mean, anything more than 13 mph on it though and you were on rails.
Sadly, I ended up snapping the frame on the chainstay. It still lasted for a solid 7+ years in many different cities. Ahhh... good times on that bike.
If they simply welded a cross bar across the chainstays (seems to be standard on cx bikes because they probably experience a lot of stress in that area) though i'm sure it would have lasted much longer.
Altthough I don't think that that's possible without compromising the paper thin tire clearance that this thing was capable of having (wheels were basically like less than 1ft. apart), and making a wishbone would probably be asking too much at this price point, and it would deter the majority of riders because it's weird.
Having a 27.2 seatpost ,1 1/8" headset, and a standard euro bb also gives you loads of options should you choose to change things around.
Keep in mind that i'm a clyde (was less of one back then), and I was a little rougher on it than usual, so ymmv.

It was a very solid fun ride while I had it. Would definitely buy another, but if I biuld something that I want rather than buy something out of necessity I think that i'm going to build up a FBM sword next.

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What size? Bikeisland.com has a couple scratch and dent Windsor the hour bikes complete for pretty cheap. Saw one in a 49cm selling for something like two hundred bucks without the fork. Think you get a couple bucks off because of the missing fork. That sounds like it works pretty good for you.
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