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    1 grand to spend on the frame...???

    Simple as that!....Had a One9 (very cool) One9C (cooler) and a Sir9....Sold them all and looking for something different.....Loved the Niner brand...just a bike SS junkie that likes to move around frame to frame.....any suggestions...
    Just ride and quit bit$hin.......Yeti SB5+..SIR9 SS...CD Synapse DA...

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    Duct tape iz like teh Force. It has a Lite side and a Dark side and it holdz the Universe together.

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    GT Tachyon.

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    Buy your absolutely favorite old school frame, the one you lusted after but could never afford, and convert it to single speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    Buy your absolutely favorite old school frame, the one you lusted after but could never afford, and convert it to single speed.


    2nd this suggestion.

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    I have a Carver Ti which almost falls into your price range. It's not a bad frame. It is nice and stiff but I miss the feel of steel sometimes. I would look at:

    The new Ritchey Logic P-29er frame. Made in the USA and pure retro sexiness.
    Waltworks
    Gunnar Ruffian
    Ventana
    Curtlo
    Canfield Nimble 9

    I'd go steel, made in the usa, and something with paragon sliders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjohn View Post
    The new Ritchey Logic P-29er frame. Made in the USA and pure retro sexiness.
    Where'd ya see that? It's a nice frame, but I didn't see anything about being made in the US and A.

    Ritchey Logic - Frames - P-29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz View Post
    Simple as that!....Had a One9 (very cool) One9C (cooler) and a Sir9....Sold them all and looking for something different.....Loved the Niner brand...just a bike SS junkie that likes to move around frame to frame.....any suggestions...
    Go to Vegas, put it all on black, and double your money. Then get a custom Black Cat.

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    Stretch that budget a tiny bit more and get a custom Walt.

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    Jones diamond frame.

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    As said above- Nimble 9
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Ignore his POS website and get ahold of Oscar at Home

    The guy is a master but doesn't care about advertising or putting his name out there. You won't find him blowing his wad all over the net. Thats my job.

    Besides building whatever you want, his wait time is shorter than most. (WAY shorter than some)

    A grand will probably get it done too.

    Everything but paint happens in his basement, based out of Yakima, WA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    Where'd ya see that? It's a nice frame, but I didn't see anything about being made in the US and A.

    Ritchey Logic - Frames - P-29er
    I was at Barnes and Noble last week and I found out about the P-29 frame in Switchback Magazine. I'm almost positive it said USA, but you would think it is something Ritchey would advertise...

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    IIRC Tom Ritchey hand welded a couple of frames for Interbike/NAHBS but the production frames were being mass produced overseas.

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    +1 for Triton
    By:Stickel?

    But you've got Air 9 Carbon, is there something wrong with it? (I wanted to ask you this since I noticed your post in Triton thread.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
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    He'll need more funds for a Stickel, although I HIGHLY recommend him!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Stretch that budget a tiny bit more and get a custom Walt.
    Sell some blood.

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    I don't know that ritchey looks pretty good

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    The new Ritchey

    Frame is hot, but I wish they kept the old school Ritchey aggressive geo. Black Cat is the only other custom builder to temp me. Beautiful bikes but I think they are more than $1k. No pricing on their web page. Those would be my choices because Ted is definitely more than $1k but oh so worth it. My other bikes will be collecting dust when the Ted is converted to rigid ss.
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    Drop a deuce on hookers & blow. While the penicillin kicks in you can throw a nice Nimble together and wash it down with beer. Personally I'd stock up on BBC Imperial & CBC Audacity. Once the fog clears you're ****ing money, because it's all about the ride after that.

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    I think I might go with Gunnar with those funds

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    Either go custom (which you will not get for under $1k), or go ride the **** out of any and all bikes your local shops have. If you then want to buy a boutique brand that has stock geometry, research what you've just ridden at the shops, and match what you liked to the brand's stated geometry on their webpage.

    Recommendations from the internet are foolish unless it's just about pure worksmanship and durability. Fit is 100% in your hands. IMHO of course

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