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Cheap frame recommendation for race bike?(5 posts)

Cheap frame recommendation for race bike?shrEd
Nov 19, 2003 6:41 AM
OK, so I did my first road race this year at the end of the season - thanks to everyone's helpful tips by-the-way - and I'm planning on racing a lot more next year.

Now, I know that crashing is inevitable in racing and I want to build up a race bike for next year, so I'm looking for a good, cheap frame to build up. I'm looking for something that I won't mind crashing and breaking.

Does anyone know anything out there or have any particular recommendations for this project?

Thanks in advance,
Ed
Here's a fewNessism
Nov 19, 2003 7:04 AM
http://www.fortframes.com/

http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=23325&lsubcat_id=7631&lcat_id=7604

http://www.gvhbikes.com/ Maybe a Cannondale?

It's hard to beat a stiff aluminum frame for racing. Pick the one that fits the best.

Good luck.

Ed
CAAD3s are Cheap...Gregory Taylor
Nov 19, 2003 8:03 AM
Cheap and aluminum is the way to go. No tears if it gets dinged. Also look at KHS and K2.
how about a steel fork to go with that?gtx
Nov 19, 2003 9:42 AM
I'd definitely go with a cheap AL frame recommended above, but I think I'd choose a steel fork over carbon if you're worried about crashing. I've been in some crits that were more like derbies. When you pick your bike out of a pile and jump back into the race it would be nice not to worry about whether your carbon steerer cracked, or if your fork tips have become unbonded. Check Teesdale, he can make a nice cheap fork:

http://www.tetcycles.com/Forks/forks.html
www.chucksbikes.com: 7020 AL + CF fork $90. nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2003 12:51 PM