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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Bicyclist, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    OK, I'm looking to build up a trail/XC oriented SS. I don't have a frame and I want to build one up. I'm looking to buy a bike with these requirements:

    -STEEL
    -Decently light, no DJ frames. Somewhere around 4.5 pounds
    -Horizontal or sliding vertical dropouts, NO EBB
    -Must have V-Brake mounts
    -Under $400, I'm not looking to break the bank. If it's a little over that's fine though, tempt me.
    -New or used, let the spamming begin
    -1 1/8 steerer tube, designed around 3/4" fork
    -Long enough for XC (around a 17")
    -Somewhere around a 70 degree head angle and 16.5" CS length
    -Cool!

    I've been looking at the On-One Inbred, it looks pretty cool. Also, I have someone local who can cut tubes for me, would it be worth it to pay someone to weld the tubes for me? I would want TIG welding or something strong. How much would something like that cost?

    Thanks a lot!

    EDIT: I also want clearance for a 2.5 rear tire or thereabouts. Now that I look at the EBB, it looks like an OK design. Are they reliable? I want this to be an everyday MTB, so reliablility is key.
     

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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej Monkey

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    How about a Surly 1x1. Steel....medium frame weighs in at about 4.9 lbs. Cost about $499 including front rigid fork. Horizontal Dropouts. 2.7" tire clearance. Designed around 80mm fork. 71 degree headangle with 80mm fork.

    http://www.surlybikes.com/1X1.html


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  3. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Hmm, sounds good. Rigid is the way to go! I'm also looking at the Soul Cycles Hooligan and the On-One Inbred. All 3 sound like good choices.
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    I've decided to lug/braze my own frame. A local builder is helping me out. It'll be 853.
     
    #5 -   Nov 2, 2005