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    19.5" Rita > 18" Inbred..??

    Hey everyone. I've got a question here that I think the crowd might help me with. I've got a chance to buy a 19.5" Bianchi Rita in really good condition. Under $700. The frame is too big for me though. I've got my eye on the On One Inbred 18". My thought/question is, what do you think about stripping the Rita to build up the Inbred. I can't get any specs for an '07 rita, but I'm guessing I might have to get a new BB, and maybe seat post. Head tube on the Rita looks longer than the Inbred (going off web shots here) so I think the fork will be a go. I"m thinking buying a whole bike is cheaper than buying all the parts for an Inbred. The Rita has a Reba fork.

    What am I missing? Is this a good plan? Feel free to tell me I'm nuts.

    thanks

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    Add up the parts cost and see how it works out, numbers don't lie.

    I wouldn't put my faith in comparing photos, and would have to be 100% certain that the fork will work since that's the most expensive part. .

    FWIW, I've got a complete bike coming that I'm going to cannibalize to build my Salsa.
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    I'm gonna measure the fork tomorrow. For me to build up a frame would cost $500 without a fork. So for $675 I get all my parts, $400 fork, and frame I could most likely get at least $100 bucks for (anyone want a 19.5" Rita frame?). The only thing I'm a bit worried about is axel length. Are all 29 SS's equal as far as rear wheel axel length?

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    Do it. I'm also looking to pick up another bike to finish up my bike. Itdidnt make sense spending $5-600 just on a fork when I could pick up a whole bike for $6-700.

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