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bike/frame recommendationsBecky
Jan 28, 2003 9:51 AM
I'm looking for recommendations for a 'cross bike in the $1000 neighborhood. Primary uses are off-road riding (nothing too technical) and commuting to the store, library, etc., and maybe an occasional road tour. Ideas for framesets would be great too- I wouldn't mind building this myself, especially if it ensures that I get the parts mix that I want at a reasonable price.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
re: bike/frame recommendationsAlpedhuez55
Jan 28, 2003 11:46 AM
I think the Lemond Propad would be nice in that price range. Also the Surly. You may want to see if you can get an upgrade from the bar ends to STI shifters though. For frame set, you could probably build up a Soma or Surly with a good mix of parts for under $1000.

Mike Y.
re: bike/frame recommendationsatpjunkie
Jan 28, 2003 1:12 PM
check the classifieds here and ebay. you can hook yourself up with a sweet bike for that kind of scratch. lotsa 1 year old and or/ tried it didn't like it deals.
re: bike/frame recommendationsbuffalosorrow
Jan 28, 2003 6:26 PM
I agree, my primary race bike was a great deal on ebay, it had seen two owners, first rode it, and did not like cross, second owner used it as a spare race frame, barely used and too small.

I am drooling over the kelly here in the RBR classifieds, to bad I am a campy nerd. If I had excess parts I swap them out and have a third bike.

As far a cheap entry bike I always mention Graham Weigh, available at

I had my custom commuter single speed built from there. With the exchange the Weigh is $420(roughly) frame and fork (reynolds 531), there was a wait for the frame and shipping is not as bad as one would think. is a great group, good prices, include shipping, friendly and helpful, they have a good deal on a complete surly and soma frames, they also sell kelly frames.
re: bike/frame recommendationssnwbdrhoon
Jan 29, 2003 1:10 PM
Trek XO - 1 (2000 model): The yellow one.

Good parts pick. Even better price. For some reason, shops (LBS's) still have them around. Or find one on eBay or the classifieds for cheap. Save yourself some of that cash.