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Need a frame(19 posts)

Need a frameJack Daniels
Feb 6, 2002 4:07 PM
Well a nice friend of mine gave me a a complete set of 105 parts so I have everything now but a frame and fork for a road bike. I really would like to build one up sometime soon but the problem is that I am a really poor college student. I'm looking for a 58 to 60cm frame and was wondering if anyone knew a good brand out there or what that isnt too expensive.
Thank you
Jack
cant get much cheaperjohan burnt eels
Feb 6, 2002 4:11 PM
http://www.chucksbikes.com/fr01123.htm
cant get much cheaperJack Daniels
Feb 6, 2002 4:34 PM
Is this somewhat of a decient frame?
thats a tough onejohan burnt eels
Feb 6, 2002 4:57 PM
a decent frame costs decent money.

this frame is made of good tubing. it should be pretty solid and not too heavy. who made it and what quality of builder ? - well at the price that it is selling for it would be hard to fault.

chucks are pretty cool people but call them as you will get a very slow response if emailing. they also have a cheap assortment of parts you may need to finish a build. dont skimp on shoes, pedals, tires or saddles and keep some money for a good pair of shorts. a helmet is important.

i dont think you will find as comparable value for even three times the price used.

its cheap, but not bad. i dont think you can get frame worth thinking of as race worthy for less than $300 - 400. but this should be rideable.

my logic is ride now - then when you can afford something better then go for it. and transfer your parts.
You can't beat it! Worst case you're out $45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nmmorrison
Feb 6, 2002 5:17 PM
when i was a really poor student....johan burnt eels
Feb 6, 2002 5:28 PM
i spent 3 times that amount a week on drugs and booze

aahhh those were the days (if i recall?)

my world of sex drugs n rock n roll is now church family n country music
Slap some Litespeed stickers on it, then it will be ;-) (nm)js5280
Feb 7, 2002 10:44 AM
Try craigslistMe Dot Org
Feb 6, 2002 5:05 PM
I don't know where you live, but craigslist has some pretty good deals.

http://www.craigslist.org/
I have a framejason in NH
Feb 6, 2002 5:16 PM
I Have a frame...cannondale 58cm. frame fork headset stem....selling cheap. got a new frameset selling old one to cover costs, e-mail me directly if interested.
jjabkr@hotmail.com
have you tried market place?cyclopathic
Feb 6, 2002 5:17 PM
there're some framesets listed
re: Need a framesiclmn
Feb 6, 2002 8:04 PM
Guys, I think what you are failing to realize here is that this "really poor college student" is asking if any of you will donate your old frame to him. I am sure that there is someone out there who is tired of looking at their old frame out in the garage and you know that by now you will never sell it for a dime so why don't you just give it to him for postage. And by the way I am also looking for an old road frame 52cm in steel.
re: Need a frameFred-
Feb 6, 2002 8:36 PM
Got an 80something steel Trek, 51 or 52 I think
Need a fork now!Jack Daniels
Feb 6, 2002 11:09 PM
Well I think im gonna spring for the 45 buck frame from chucks. I dont plan on racing just riding to go wit my mountain biking and some club rides to start. Now all I need is a fork and headset. Where do you think I can get a good deal on those? The guy from chucks said it is a 1 inch. If I go threaded I already have a quill and stem. I woudl liek to go to a threadless for when I do upgrade. Any good deals out there?
Thank you
Jim
assuming as you already have a quill stemjohan burnt eels
Feb 7, 2002 7:53 AM
then you most probably have a threaded headset.

understand that if you choose a threadless fork you will need a threadless headset and a new stem (not quill).

your project is starting to add up.

from an above post i noticed that http://www.ucycle.com
sell road forks (steel/chrome) seperately for $60 canadian. they look OK.

chucks has FSA threadless headsets cheap. and a few threadless stems - make sure the stem diameter is right for the bars you will be using. tell them all the parts you plan to put togther so they might be able to spot an incompatability before you buy it. eg bottom bracket thread, wheels size etc

i would advise to go for either of the threaded forks ($75 or $85) that chucks has and save on some shipping. you already have the headset and stem. ask them to throw some bottle cage bolts, a seat post clamp and perhaps some new cables or housing as if your friends bike was shorter you may need them anyway. old cables is a waste of time in most cases.

nashbar have lots of low quality/ cheap fork options.

but its your bike and you know what you will need and hom much you can spend.
back to chucksohio
Feb 7, 2002 7:59 AM
they have very cheap forks too. if you think you'll upgrade in the future, go threadless, mostly so you can reuse the fork if you want. I've seen threadless stems for $5-10, and threadless headsets are just as cheap as threaded. If chucks doesn't have that stuff, try nashbar.

One thing: I would NOT buy a generic carbon fork. I think the Performance fork has gotten decent reviews, but I think you're much safer on a generic steel or aluminum fork.
this is getting oldgeeze
Feb 7, 2002 2:02 PM
what's next, wheels/tires/tubes, components, seatpost & saddle, bars?
how are you set for wheels? nmmorrison
Feb 7, 2002 11:12 AM
how are you set for wheels? nmJack Daniels
Feb 7, 2002 1:05 PM
Already have wheels
How are you set for bar tape? nmmorrison
Feb 7, 2002 2:07 PM