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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ZenkiGarage, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. ZenkiGarage

    ZenkiGarage Monkey

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    Im done with aluminum hardtail frames... Im in need of a chromoly hardtail frame that can handle a 170mm fork and has horizontal drops. basically want something like the vagrant but steel w/ horizontal drops. Whats available?
    I feel like im gonna have to team up with a welder and build my own. i cant seem to be able to find what i need.
     

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  2. WODIE

    WODIE Monkey

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    How bout the chromoly pbikes?
     
  3. ZenkiGarage

    ZenkiGarage Monkey

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    I dont think the p.bikes are built to use a large fork. I'll look into it though.
     
  4. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    unreal cycles

    Personally, hardtails with that much travel are silly. But whatever gets you off....
     
  5. Iridemtb

    Iridemtb Turbo Monkey

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    get a banshee, or and evil...
     
  6. fellow pinner

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    why not a chameleon 07???????
     
  7. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    see if you can find a banshee scratch.
     
  8. spacemanspiff06

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    .243? I've got mine set more 4X style, but they are such versatile frames. has all the qualities of 4130 in spades.
     
  9. FlipSide

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    If you can find a used Balfa Minuteman in the Buy/Sell, you'd be all set.
     
  10. ZenkiGarage

    ZenkiGarage Monkey

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    diggin that frame!
    thats definatly one to add to the list.
     
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    AiR2k Chimp

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    Hey, I wanna make you a question: why do you wanna put 170mm
    fork to hardtail? Rear won't get any smoother with it?

    Latest issue (#73) of Dirt Mag is "hardtail only" special. I think there are
    pretty smart articles about hardtails and how long forks should they be
    used with.
     
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  13. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    there are plenty Dialled Alpines about already in the UK.
     
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    dh gangster Monkey

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    i seriously doubt you could break TWO top tubes :lighten:
    i mean who can argue with that logic?
     
  15. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    for a while i was running a dmr trailstar with a stratos superstar 8.

    Most redonkulous setup ever, but it was still fun.

    In a way a big fork does give you some rear suspension, in that when you jump on the pedals you compress the fork, so it kinda works.
     
  17. Willy Vanilly

    Willy Vanilly Monkey

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    Another vote for the .243. It was a lot of fun.
     
  18. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    i love that the dude posts up a request for horizontal dropout cromo frames and gets a boat-load of suggestions for vertical dropout aluminum hardtails. what next, somone gonna suggest a ti-squishy?

    the suggestion for a balfa minuteman in the used pages was solid. any frame that can handle a 30ft drop with super t on the front will hold up to whatever you can dish out.
     
  19. ZenkiGarage

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    I was thinking the same thing lol

    Im gonna go take a peek right now.