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Best frameset with fork for $300 or less?

Old 11-18-14, 11:56 PM
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Best frameset with fork for $300 or less?

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Old 11-19-14, 12:25 AM
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Probably the state 6061 eh?
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Old 11-19-14, 12:40 AM
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Old 11-19-14, 05:42 AM
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Anything but a state bicycle frameset....
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
Anything but a state bicycle frameset....
No, he wants a State Bicycle because then he can start threads about all the things wrong with it. Rich pickings surely.
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Old 11-19-14, 07:16 AM
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Eighth inch scrambler.
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Slightly over your budget but a pake rumrunner frame and fork plus an ird technoglide headset will set you off with a solid budget build.

**** a quick look on universalcycles shows 324 before shipping and taxes for all three.
Under 300 at outsideoutfitters.
If you dont like the unicrown fork scrod told me in the past he can sell the carbon fork for the pake french separately although that will be a little over your budget.

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Old 11-19-14, 08:37 AM
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leader 725 closeouts are 299.

i'd say that's the best thing you're going to get under 300 bucks.
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Old 11-19-14, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
leader 725 closeouts are 299.

i'd say that's the best thing you're going to get under 300 bucks.
If your looking for aluminum... but of course we don't know because his question lacks detail
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Originally Posted by inCOGneto View Post
If your looking for aluminum... but of course we don't know because his question lacks detail
True. I just can't imagine doing a budget build with steel unless you're a fan of riding a heavy ass bike that feels like a tank. I've had 5 steel bikes and all of them were a bummer to ride compared to even a low end aluminum build.
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What about the Fyxation frameset?
Eastside Chromoly Steel Fixed Gear Frameset | Fyxation
They seem to make fairly good quality components. Frames are made in Taiwan apposed to China and I was very impressed with the quality of the 250g seatpost I'm using from them that was only $30. And personally I think their copper frame looks really nice. Of couse for a similar price you can build a Rum Runner which now uses butted tubes
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
True. I just can't imagine doing a budget build with steel unless you're a fan of riding a heavy ass bike that feels like a tank. I've had 5 steel bikes and all of them were a bummer to ride compared to even a low end aluminum build.
is this serious?
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
is this serious?
after riding aluminum, i loathe steel. sure it rides smooth but most of the steel bikes i've owned were insanely heavy compared to my leader.
If I had 800ish to drop on a good steel frameset with a carbon fork, maybe it'd be okay. It's all personal preference.
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Steel frame with carbon fork, oh geez. weight is not the end all be all imo.
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My 2011 Soma Rush build - steel frame with steel fork - Weight = 18.5 lbs

My Dolan Pre Cursa build - aluminum frame with carbon/aluminum fork - Weight = 18.7 lbs
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I've heard I could get an Aventon frame with a carbon fork for close to 300 and that would be the best quality for the money.
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This forum is lame
Mainly because people come on here to ask stupid questions, which in turn yield stupid answers.
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Mainly because people come on here to ask stupid questions, which in turn yield stupid answers.

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
My 2011 Soma Rush build - steel frame with steel fork - Weight = 18.5 lbs
But how much did you spend on components?

I wasn't saying you can't build a nice ass steel bike. I just don't think you can build a light one on a small budget. (Not a weight weenie but lugging around a 25 pound bike sucks if you ride a lot of miles)
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
I've heard I could get an Aventon frame with a carbon fork for close to 300 and that would be the best quality for the money.
It's not. You "hear" a lot of stuff.
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
But how much did you spend on components?

I wasn't saying you can't build a nice ass steel bike. I just don't think you can build a light one on a small budget. (Not a weight weenie but lugging around a 25 pound bike sucks if you ride a lot of miles)
Go do some squats. I love when people automatically assume that an aluminum frame will be 10x lighter than a quality steel frame.
Last I checked, the budget Kilo tt doesn't weigh 25 pounds.


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