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    ... and if we just ... Steel 29er On the cheap (Ever heard of CFG?)

    CFG cromo 29er frame <100 bucks! @amazon .... How crazy am I ?
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    So I just upgraded my 29er, and noticed that I'm just short a frame and a couple odds and ends to build a rigid 29er. But I don't want to fall into another money pit. I figure if I can get my hands on a cheap enough steel frame, I could have another 29er rigid, with cheap parts but another bike! So I was on ebay trying to find a cheap karate monkey, or soma juice and I couldn't find a steel 29er frame for less than 150 shipped, which is what I promised myself I will not spend a penny more on. Any one every heard of these frames? There is only 1 review and he was happy. How bad could they be? Anyone have any other Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    what does that mean?

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    its a misprint. must be 70.6.

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    Misprint was my first thought, too. Odd that a couple of other sites selling the frame have the HTA as 60.6 as well though.

    https://www.desertcart.com/products/...m-hunter-green

    http://cycles.yikus.com/cfg-cycle-fo...unter-hfzm5em/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Misprint was my first thought, too. Odd that a couple of other sites selling the frame have the HTA as 60.6 as well though.

    https://www.desertcart.com/products/...m-hunter-green

    http://cycles.yikus.com/cfg-cycle-fo...unter-hfzm5em/
    the desert cart looks like an amazon drop ship, even has the same review. .
    and both sites have that cheesy " do it yourself" line, wonder if its the same typo... still its very tempting...

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    The Cycle Force Group factory store website also says 60.6.

    Cycle Force | Cro-mo MTB 29 Frame 20inch

    The second link has email and phone number for CFG at the bottom of the page. Might be worth asking them about it.

    www.bikeaidonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    The Cycle Force Group factory store website also says 60.6.

    Cycle Force | Cro-mo MTB 29 Frame 20inch

    The second link has email and phone number for CFG at the bottom of the page. Might be worth asking them

    www.bikeaidonline.com
    I think I'll try to call them, I'm starting to think the typo might be 66, they have an aluminum 29er frame with a hta of 67... which is close to cromomag surface, which I think might be awesome!
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    Can't be much more ponderous than my Honzo, which a lot of riders love, at nearly seven pounds for the frame (I know there are other factors which influence ride characteristics). Probably, I'm too old/infirm/spoiled by light 26ers for the Honzo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    The Cycle Force Group factory store website also says 60.6.

    Cycle Force | Cro-mo MTB 29 Frame 20inch

    The second link has email and phone number for CFG at the bottom of the page. Might be worth asking them about it.

    www.bikeaidonline.com
    So I called that number you suggested and got a hold of a Jen who sent me a drawing of the frame (Super awesome cs) It looks like the HTA is 71 degrees and the seat tube is 73 Just like my VC Motivator (hard to see because of the low res)

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    Did you find out how much it weighs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldskipper View Post
    Did you find out how much it weighs?
    No, didn't think, but I pulled the trigger since a Zion I was watching on ebay slipped beyond my budget.. I will get it in tomorrow(amazon prime rocks), I will try to get it weighed, and report in!

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    Great thanks! (and Prime does rock, it's almost instant gratification)

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    my concern would be rear tire clearance. I'd be surprised if you can get a tire bigger than 2.25, and if you can its because the chainstay is really long, (i can't tell on my computer but it looks like 460mm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    my concern would be rear tire clearance. I'd be surprised if you can get a tire bigger than 2.25, and if you can its because the chainstay is really long, (i can't tell on my computer but it looks like 460mm)
    Really hard to see but Im seeing 451mm or 461mm. 451 is long but not horrible. My Charge is 450mm and handles fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldskipper View Post
    Did you find out how much it weighs?
    Purchased as a frame and weighed before adding components.

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    Got it, took some photos, here are some rough measurements!

    Quote Originally Posted by worldskipper View Post
    Did you find out how much it weighs?
    So here are some photos, Funny looks like it might be from nashbar?
    7.48 lbs
    is that a long chainstay??
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    Yah, that's a long chainstay. I don't think it was 451 or 461 on the drawing. It must have been 481.

    Probably not going to be nimble but it should be stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Yah, that's a long chainstay. I don't think it was 451 or 461 on the drawing. It must have been 481.

    Probably not going to be nimble but it should be stable.

    looking at it, I think your right 481 what do you think about the top tube kinda long too?

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    do you mean the seat tube? seems right for a small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madpanda View Post
    looking at it, I think your right 481 what do you think about the top tube kinda long too?
    You measure top tube from the center of the seat tube to the center of the head tube which looks like yours is at about 22.5 or 22.75. Maybe a tad long but you can run a shorter stem, which I prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    You measure top tube from the center of the seat tube to the center of the head tube which looks like yours is at about 22.5 or 22.75. Maybe a tad long but you can run a shorter stem, which I prefer.
    I got one of those bmx like stems, I never used it because it was so heavy, no big deal in this frame :-)

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    Similar steel Nashbar bike (V brakes) for $220 shipped today.

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