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Steel hardtail frame with my demands?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DukeNukem3d, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. DukeNukem3d

    DukeNukem3d Monkey

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    Hi,

    I'm in search of a steel frame which has :
    1.5 headtube
    horizontal dropouts
    BMX sized bottombracket.

    Does anyone know a frame like that?
    The 1.5 requisite is the hardest thing I think...

    Thanks!
     

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  2. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    PM Draco. He's been making custom steel hardtails and put out a few 1.5 headtubes and uses a bmx bb. Not too pricey and a good guy.

    The Ito
     
  3. DukeNukem3d

    DukeNukem3d Monkey

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    Draco is a forum member?
    Does he have a website or anything?
    Thanks.
     
  4. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    I think .243 might have one.
     
  6. DukeNukem3d

    DukeNukem3d Monkey

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    I only see normal mtb brackets and 1 1/8 headtubes?
     
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    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    the 05 clifcat tankass was steel with a 1.5, and bmx b/b, I just checked their website to see if they still had it. I looks like they switched to alum for 06, you may want to hit them up and see if they have in 05's left.

    check out www.clifcat.com
     
  8. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    doberman bikes out of canada. they will do a 1.5 on anything and had some of the sickest looking frames at interbike. the geometry is straight from a 24 le-toy but all steel and some cool gussets on the top end model, think spiral around the tube. they should be available shortly but you should hit them up now to get an estimate
     
  9. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Other than his XC bikes everything has been bmx style bb. 1.5 headtubes are an option. Just let him know what you want.

    The Ito
     
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    i dont c any pics on the draco site, only front page, not bikes or links...
     
  11. DukeNukem3d

    DukeNukem3d Monkey

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    Any one got any experience with balfa frames?
    I had an offer on a minuteman frame...
     
  12. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    is a minuteman a 1.5" headtube?

    If you dropped that silly requirement you'd have an easier time finding a good frame. The BMX BB and 1.5" headtube is a particularly strange combo in a frame.

    -rpet
     
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    wydopen Turbo Monkey

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    cortina cycles can make u a custom frame..
     
  14. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    heres my draco








     
  15. DukeNukem3d

    DukeNukem3d Monkey

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    Great bike!

    Thanks people, I think Ill just stick to a 'normal' 1 1/8 headtube so this can be locked.