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Steel Frameset suggestion

Old 08-27-20, 12:39 AM
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Steel Frameset suggestion

Any suggestion on a steel frameset/bike that can be used as kind of a beater to learn some tricks on and probably fall but not too heavy and can be used on chill rides or climbs. 32c tire clearance
Thanks
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Old 08-27-20, 12:46 PM
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Any suggestion on a steel frameset/bike that can be used as kind of a beater to learn some tricks on and probably fall but not too heavy and can be used on chill rides or climbs. 32c tire clearance
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Personally, if that is what you want it for I'd be looking at a "vintage" steel mountain bike as a base. There are any number of models of older Treks or Specialized that would be perfect for what you want. They are robust, reasonably light and certainly can handle larger tires. Don't go for one with a suspension fork, there are plenty around that will have cro-mo forks.
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Old 08-27-20, 01:58 PM
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Maxway Ltd TW is the big contract manufacturer many well known brands use to build their bikes at a competitive price.
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Old 08-27-20, 03:02 PM
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70s or 80s 10 speed and change parts as desired. Could also check bikesdirect.com to see what fits your needs.

If you go the bikesdirect route, have it looked over and adjusted by the local bike shop. It will be worth the money.
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Old 08-27-20, 03:40 PM
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A Surly Steamroller could be a good bike for that. I wouldn't call it a beater but certainly plenty of people beat on their frames.
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Old 08-27-20, 05:34 PM
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What geometry do you want?

Kilo WT
Gitane City Link
Steel road or MTB conversion
All city nature boy
Motobecane fantom Uno disc
Surly steam roller
Pake rum runner/Soma rush (I think)

Tons of options. Figure out geometry, and budget for more specific suggestions.
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Old 10-01-20, 12:41 AM
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Budget is an important factor. What is yours?
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Old 10-05-20, 05:27 PM
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4130 double butted tubing frame, that's one will last rides forever. And there a tons of them. Just make sure its write 4130 butted. No fancy thin wall steel tubes like Reynold 7x 9x or whatever, those is super nice riding and expensive. One heavy crash probably send you to nearby LBS to get it fix.

I try looking in Retrogression shop for you, these probably suit you. Pake Rum Runner, All City Big Block, Soma Rush. But be aware, these frame is quite aggressive.

If you want more road friendly, try looking at Surly Steamroller, that steel frame is more road geometry, forgiving riding.
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Old 10-05-20, 08:10 PM
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Any suggestion on a steel frameset/bike that can be used as kind of a beater to learn some tricks on and probably fall but not too heavy and can be used on chill rides or climbs. 32c tire clearance
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How far are you from Asheville NC? There’s a 58cm Surly Steamroller for sale on CL for $350 ....
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Ignore, double post!
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Old 10-06-20, 10:15 AM
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You might fit 32s on a Soma Rush but I wouldn't count on it. Otherwise it's great if you like a more aggressive frame that rides well.
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Old 10-06-20, 10:25 AM
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check out the Milwaukee Beltline. their website seems to be down at the moment but I saw it the other day and it sounds like close to what you want. I think Ben's Cycle is associated with Milwaukee Bikes. https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-...p?skuId=682369

some BMX companies made stuff like that recently. Poseidon has the FX Tracklocross frameset, but it's aluminum.

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Old 10-06-20, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
check out the Milwaukee Beltline. their website seems to be down at the moment but I saw it the other day and it sounds like close to what you want. I think Ben's Cycle is associated with Milwaukee Bikes. https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-...p?skuId=682369

some BMX companies made stuff like that recently. Poseidon has the FX Tracklocross frameset, but it's aluminum.
The Milwaukee Bruiser from Ben's is also a decent option, just not belt drive. And the above poster is correct, Ben's is the only place that sells MKE branded bikes (made by Waterford).

https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-...uiser2-20834/p
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Old 10-06-20, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y View Post
The Milwaukee Bruiser from Ben's is also a decent option, just not belt drive. And the above poster is correct, Ben's is the only place that sells MKE branded bikes (made by Waterford).

https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-...uiser2-20834/p
yes! that's what I was thinking of. couldn't remember the name and the Beltline came up instead. that thing looks fun for its purpose.
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Old 10-06-20, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
that thing looks fun for its purpose.
Yeah, I've always hoped to find one for cheap on CL as the retail is a bit much for what would be an occasional/novelty bike. No luck so far, at least never in larger sizes.
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