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    KHS Alite 4000 or Schwinn Homegrown

    OK OK I will admit it. I have got the what bike to buy blues. Do I buy an SS specific or convert a standard hardtail frame?? I thought I wanted to buy a Surly (see my earlier sizing question thread) or maybe a Unit or On One or Solo One but recently I have been checking the US ebay listings for complete bikes and also for frames and have come across quite a few KHS Alite 4000's and a couple of Homegrowns (2001Limited with the Enlightened steel frame) and am thinking that these may be a cheaper option.
    My real question is..............has anyone here had any luck converting either of these frames without the need for a tensioner and if so what gear ratio were you able to use??
    Please help me as I am new to this (except for lurking and drooling over all of your bikes) and I am getting more and more confused.
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    schwinn's enlitened tubing is aluminum. if you want cheap ss rides, universal has phobia frames on sale (one steel and one alu), and you can try those. there are people on this board who's converted those.

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