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Budget Frame/Fork options??

Old 05-06-08, 01:18 PM
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Budget Frame/Fork options??

A friend of mine is finally retiring his (full carbon) frame/fork combo due to some crash damage and he's on the market for something that will be a fair/affordable replacement for his Ultegra 9 group to get him back on the road without too much outflow of $. His old frame was a 57, but he's been sized to something closer to 55-56, which falls directly between the frame sizes that Scattante offers for their $200-300 frame/fork combos. But that's the catagory that we're looking for. The Large Scattante is sized to around a 57+ and the Medium is close to a 54cm I think.

Any suggestions or ideas on other options for a sub $500 frame fork close to 55-56cm in size? He's looking for Aluminum with Carbon fork/Seat stays if possible. Something that will likely end up being his Utility/training bike when he eventually buys something newer and flashier.

Also, used is also an option, if anyone's got one they'd like to get rid of.

-Jeremy
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I have a 53 cm 05 scattante CFR frame/fork/headset/stem waiting to be put on ebay.
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A little more would get him a Soma or Surly road frame. Those are nice because all the braze-ons facilitate commuting and touring; perfect stuff for a back up bike. Furthermore, those frames are raceable.

Otherwise, the latest Nashbar catalogue had a Redline frame in it that fits your description well.
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Thanks,

I'll check out the Redline at nashbar.

Bontrager, thanks but the 53's just too small. I think even a 54 would be off the low end of his range.

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