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    No-Name Frames?

    I've been looking around for a decent frame for a 26" hardtail build. I was interested in the on-one inbred but it costs almost $300 including shipping to the US. I like the inbred's geometry so I'm looking for something similar but for a bit less. Here's what I've found,

    1. So-called "kinesis" frame from bike island. Welds look clean and I like the wishbone chainstays. It's also made in Taiwan and not china, which is nice. http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1553

    2. Brand-X frame from chainreaction. The color is nice and the welds look clean enough. Head tube gusset is nice too.http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=12527

    Steel would be nice but I can't find many options in the $200 range which is where I want to be.

    Thoughts?

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    Is a used frame out of the question?

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    Nope, just can't find anything I want on ebay or CL.

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    ^what he said used frame is a good way to go when you are on the budget. You can check out Nashbar or performance bike frame too, I've seen a hardtail frame for $59.

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    I believe that there is a US distributor of On-One frames etc. You might want to see if you can contact the folks in the UK and have them direct you to the US distributor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    I believe that there is a US distributor of On-One frames etc. You might want to see if you can contact the folks in the UK and have them direct you to the US distributor.


    Shiggy is the On-One guy in the states.

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    The only US distributor i've found is unreal cycles.Even though they're "on sale" right now the price plus shipping is w/in a couple bucks of buying direct from On-One.

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    I recently built a single speed on the performance/access aluminum frame. Nothing wrong with the frame at all. I think it wound up being $120.ish after shipping.
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    i built one on the nashbar frame...no complaints here. i've ridden a lot of bikes on and off over the years, can't say i notice any quality difference, or anything noticable from a more expensive one. the design is pretty straight forward, nothing fancy.

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