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Old 08-05-08, 07:44 PM
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Frame Questions

Ive been doing some looking around for a decent frame for a build. It seems to me the best deal going is the scattante ssr frame and fork on performance bike, which with a coupon is under 200 bucks. with the exception of finding a good,cheap used frame (not that easy in chicago) is there any reason not to go with the scattante? How much of a benefit in shelling out at least twice as much for a surly, etc.?

secondly, anyone ever do a build with a 70's AMF frame? i have a relative with one sitting around that i could use for free, but im skeptical. thanks.

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Old 08-06-08, 01:19 PM
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anybody?
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Old 08-06-08, 02:27 PM
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You can't use the road bike on the track, and I wouldn't really use a Surly Steamroller on the
track either. You won't get the tighter track geometry either. But some people would rather not have that anyway. KHS has a nice track frame.
In fact, the entire KHS flight 100 build is pretty good. I would proabably get the KHS over the Bianchi pista. The Steamroller complete is good for riding on the street, and it has a nice look.

I hope that helps.
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I'm assuming you're not gonna be using this at the track but for commuting around town and what not. Get the Scat, buy the parts, build it up, ride it around. Once you've gotten used to riding and you've learned that you want to upgrade....get a nice track bike....and keep your Scat as a beater.
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Originally Posted by Moto74 View Post
I'm assuming you're not gonna be using this at the track but for commuting around town and what not. Get the Scat, buy the parts, build it up, ride it around. Once you've gotten used to riding and you've learned that you want to upgrade....get a nice track bike....and keep your Scat as a beater.
Yup. Good advice. +1
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