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Inexpensive European Online Frame- Where to Buy?

Old 08-14-06, 10:51 PM
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Inexpensive European Online Frame- Where to Buy?

Does anyone know of a European online shop that has relatively inexpensive steel frames suitable for building a fixie with? I'm going mad trying to find a frame..... Thanks.
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Old 08-15-06, 12:23 AM
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I don't know of any European shops online, but the
EAI Bareknuckle is a great inexpensive European
track frame. Just Google "EAI Bareknuckle" and
you'll find a few companies selling them and you
can compare prices.
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Old 08-15-06, 02:39 AM
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How much is relatively inexpensive? Fort do some pretty cheap fixed frames and I think they do an alu one and a steel one. They distribute some frames here (the UK) under the name Veto that go for about £200. I think Dolan does an entry level track frame for about £250. Bob Jackson are really good value for money at £300 for a lugged 631 frame in loads of colours and sizes.

If all of these are too expensive then you are probably better off looking for a second hand track frame or a semi decent road fram with horizontal dropouts. In fact, second hand is always gonna be better value for money than new. For example, I recently bought a complete bike with Miche hubs, Campy rims and Dura Ace crank and BB for £200 from ebay.
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yeah, in europe either you pay alot, have great connections or search ebay like crazy.
i got my first track bike off ebay complete with vintage italian parts for €180.
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Wasn't there that scandanavian company, alpha bikes or something? With the green frame? Does anybody else remember that?
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PM your frame size and price range and I will see what I can do for you! Shipping to Latvia will be about 30euro from where I am at.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Wasn't there that scandanavian company, alpha bikes or something? With the green frame? Does anybody else remember that?
http://www.altabikes.no/
1/the frame is built with alu, not steel.. but it's a choice
2/it looks more as a marketing concept than a serious technical production

the same with this
http://www.okeebikes.com/
it's chromoly but it's not pignon-fixe, just mono-vitesse(ss)

i think the cheapest european builder of industrial stell-frames is on-one, but i don't know the quality
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Or if you have some friends in the states have them send a frame out. It's still not a bad option to call up Tony at IRO or some of the other cheaper builders out here. What's your range?
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Originally Posted by lapin_marron
http://www.altabikes.no/
1/the frame is built with alu, not steel.. but it's a choice
2/it looks more as a marketing concept than a serious technical production

the same with this
http://www.okeebikes.com/
it's chromoly but it's not pignon-fixe, just mono-vitesse(ss)

i think the cheapest european builder of industrial stell-frames is on-one, but i don't know the quality
That alta is S*E*X*Y in all-white. White Deep-Vs would make it even hotter. It kinda reminds me of a Storm Trooper from Star Wars. Not that Storm Troopers are sexy...
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Thanks for all the help. My price range is 275 euro or less. I hope much less. I've been looking for a used frame, and I'm tight with the local "cycling mafia", but there just aren't any around.

I think shipping from the States would be very expensive.
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