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Old 08-04-08, 03:02 AM
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frame decisions

my friends lookin into buildin a fixie...he said he's willing to drop 2-300 on a frame, sooo
what do you guys think??

what's the best bang for his buck?
the lower the price, the happier he'll be, but he also wants somethin good lookin
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Old 08-04-08, 12:02 PM
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Old 08-04-08, 12:05 PM
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Mercier Kilo from bikesdirect. If you don't already know where to buy a good frame for that price then you probably haven't built too many "fixies" so just buy the complete bike and be done with it.
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the lower the price, the happier he'll be, but he also wants somethin good lookin
oh, i love it. remember when people actually cared about quality? i swear, the road forum has its flaws, but christ...
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I am a conversion guy (heresy...) and I would still agree with PanFry and the Tank above. My conversion is great, but it is 2-3x your buddy's budget, and the Mercier is truly a sweet looking bike. A friend of mine has one and always gets comments. Go for heirloom quality when you have more cash to throw at it.

For now, get the bike and get on the road.
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