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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by ghostrider, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    Ok, so I'm looking for a SS frame with the following charateristics (new or used, doesn't matter):
    -Steel tubes
    -EBB
    -Disc mounts
    -Derailleur hanger (I know, blasphemy, whatever)
    -24" top tube (or so)
    -Well under 500 bucks

    Send me links to anything I can actually buy. Thanks!
     

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  2. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Jenson usa has a house brand frame. I think it's called the "Zion"...D
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, the Zion 853 EBB is going for 425 from Jenson USA.
     
  4. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Would you consider sliding vertical dropout instead of EBB for tensioning? The new Inbred from On-One looks nice. Right around $450 if you get her directly from their US distributor (Zedsport).
     
  5. ghostrider

    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    I'd consider it, but I don't have the scratch for a real single speed rear wheel, so I'm curious whether a skewer would work with horizontal dropouts.

    As for the Zion, I have one in my shopping cart right now, with my finger on the "Checkout" button. It says they are sold out of the 21" but it also indicates it is in stock. I suppose I should give them a call.

    I'm also waiting for Echo to chime in and tell me he can score me a Kona Unit frame for a screaming deal, and there is a way to run a derailleur on it.
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    I've heard skewers with horizontal dropouts slip a lot, but I remember seeing tugs sized for a skewer somewhere that should fix it. Having a real ss wheel shouldn't matter with the Inbred. The whole dropout slides to give you your tension.



    I've heard good things about the Kona Unit too.
     
  7. ghostrider

    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    Oh man, I just called and they have ONE 21" left. I've got it on hold while I convince my wife I NEED it. I'm worried she's heard the same story too many times before.
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    LOL...permission vs. forgiveness
     
  10. ghostrider

    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    Where the heck is Echo with the info on whether I can mount a derailleur on the Kona Unit.
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    I'm pretty sure you can.
     
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    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    Done!
     

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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    nice!...D
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    rear tire clearance is minimal on that frame - wish I had seen this thread earlier as I would have seconded BikeGeeks recommendation for the On One Inbred.

    the price on the Zion is pretty sweet though.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    kona explosif is the same as the unit, but has a derailieur hanger