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If a frame was 50 dollars.

Old 08-15-09, 01:24 AM
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If a frame was 50 dollars.

With Grips it's 60..

How much would I be looking to pay to make the bike rideable.

So basically how much would I be looking to spend (basically as cheap as possible), to get wheels, tires, spokes?, and everything else (don't even know the names).

It's this frame, , and I'm thinking I want yellow wheels, with a white saddle and white tires as well if they're not expensive.

Please get back to me! Thanks Alot
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Old 08-15-09, 01:36 AM
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crank/pedals
wheelset
saddle
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Old 08-15-09, 01:42 AM
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yeah so

could you let me know where the cheapest
-crank
-wheelset
- and saddle

can be found, and their prices? I'm trying to be as cheap as possible
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Old 08-15-09, 01:44 AM
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cranks by lasco. 60 bucks? shun ones are even cheaper but even crappier.

700c wheelsets can range from 100 bucks -500 bucks. go buy a used set.

saddles by velo go for 16-20 bucks
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Schwinn style seatpost = good luck finding a new seatpost and saddle.

Save another hundred bucks and buy a real track frame.
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Old 08-15-09, 01:47 AM
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sooo like 150 or so plus the 50 for the frame... so I'm looking at about 200 bucks for a fixie.

I asked the guy on craigslist if the frame would fit me, and he said that he was 6'0-6'1 and the 60cm frame fit him... well I'm 6'2 and hoping it will work.
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Old 08-15-09, 01:48 AM
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the frame looks small. like a 52-56cm or something. if u're 6'0 u'd be better off riding a 57-59..
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Old 08-15-09, 01:50 AM
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he said it was a 60/61 cm is that too big?
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Old 08-15-09, 01:50 AM
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would that be better at 59cm?
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Old 08-15-09, 01:54 AM
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yeah. if u keep the cranks, u'll have to get a 3/32 cog and chain to match the roadbike crank. it'll be cheaper.
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how would you say the frames compare? or are they not comparable?
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if you havent already bought that bike, you should just buy a road bike for 75-125 and get a new rear wheel. if you already own that bike you should buy a road bike for 75-125 and buy a new rear wheel.
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well i'm having a very hard time finding a road bike in my area for that price, thus leading to me getting a frame.
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
With Grips it's 60..

How much would I be looking to pay to make the bike rideable.

So basically how much would I be looking to spend (basically as cheap as possible), to get wheels, tires, spokes?, and everything else (don't even know the names).

It's this frame, , and I'm thinking I want yellow wheels, with a white saddle and white tires as well if they're not expensive.

Please get back to me! Thanks Alot
$50 is too much for that
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Old 08-15-09, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by robotkiller View Post
$50 is too much for that
yes yes yes. i'm surprised it took someone this long to say.

also, the blue frame is not a 52 or 56, i don't know where the **** that idea came from, it's at least a 58 if not a 60, and that red frame looks HUGE... 62cm or so. it's definitely the nicer of the two frames though.
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Old 08-15-09, 05:40 AM
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dpc1192,

If you "don't even know the names" of the parts you need then you cannot do this project. Project bikes from scratch are never cheap unless you already have a spare parts bin and the know-how to put it all together. Clearly, you do not. Your lbs will help you with getting a safe machine and you can work with them on the really important stuff like the color of your tires and saddle.
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loi is talking some BS.

no offense, but you should stop because this dude's takign you seriously.

1st off, the blue bike does not look like a 52-56, i dont even know how loi could even say that from a picture. lol
2nd, you can use a 1/8" chain and cog witht he 3/32 road cranks.

he really doesnt know what he's talking about, so ignore him.
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
With Grips it's 60..
I can't believe this person wants to charge you $10 for used, dirty ass Ourys.
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Old 08-15-09, 11:07 AM
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haha brand new ourys are 10 dollars.
and it looks like he took a giant rattle can to it before putting on the used ourys
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they painted over the headse.
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they painted over the headse.
and stem and seatpost.
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Originally Posted by robotkiller View Post
$50 is too much for that
+1
tell him $25 or no deal
edit: no offense, but frame is pretty fugly
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I just found this on Craigslist. I'm sure if you look for a while you can find the same. This guy actually sells at a local flea market, complete bikes in good condition for $100. I paid $20 and if I added tubes, a tire, a chain and cleaned the drivetrain I could ride it.
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HAHAHA I know that guy who is selling that frame and grips, he goes to my school.
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Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
I just found this on Craigslist. I'm sure if you look for a while you can find the same. This guy actually sells at a local flea market, complete bikes in good condition for $100. I paid $20 and if I added tubes, a tire, a chain and cleaned the drivetrain I could ride it.
i hope you know that is not quite a complete bike...


and i don't think it's worth $100.
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