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    which frame to buy?

    I was wanting to build a budget bike for myself and have decided on either of the 2 frames.

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

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    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    And I know they probably aren't the best frames, but I want to build my own as opposed to buying pre-built.

    I also need help in figuring out the size. I currently ride a 2005 Giant Yukon 17", but I am giving the bike to the kid next door cause he doesn't have one.

    Any more info on budget components that are decent would also be helpful.

    I will be using the bike mainly for trial riding and pavement pounding, so I don't need anything that can take 4 foot drops.

    Thanks in advance for all of the help.

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    I believe the nashbar steel frame is made for urban hucking as it is weighty at 6.2 lbs.
    There are other alum & steel frames out there. Have you checked Performancebike's Access XCL frame? only $20 more than Nashbar's but is butted (lighter) and have good reviews from customers.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020

    jensonusa has a 17" steel at 4.45 lbs but is $249. but favorably reviewed.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...660+Frame.aspx

    if you want a fully, this looks like a good price for a decent fully with fox float shock.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ort+Oe+05.aspx

    Build Kits at jensonusa starts at $499 with disc. You might like to check that out too. You still need a fork and pedals though.

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    thanks, i'll check them out

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    if i had the money i might consider it. instead of posting a $400 frame you should have just posted nothing at all.

    by the way, do you work for ibex, cause every post i see of yours has ibex in it somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkelley383
    if i had the money i might consider it. instead of posting a $400 frame you should have just posted nothing at all.

    by the way, do you work for ibex, cause every post i see of yours has ibex in it somewhere.
    If you are giving away a compleat bike & are asking about a budget frame & oh ya i need a build kit also. I suggest a frame versus a compleat bike as a example of how much peacing a bike together can cost. The math is pretty simple even for me.

    i dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    If you are giving away a compleat bike & are asking about a budget frame & oh ya i need a build kit also. I suggest a frame versus a compleat bike as a example of how much peacing a bike together can cost. The math is pretty simple even for me.

    i dont

    its not about not being able to afford it. i gave the kid the bike cause he couldnt afford even a walmart bike. i could go out and buy a nice bike like the one you listed, but i wanted to have the satisfaction of building it on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkelley383
    its not about not being able to afford it. i gave the kid the bike cause he couldnt afford even a walmart bike. i could go out and buy a nice bike like the one you listed, but i wanted to have the satisfaction of building it on my own.
    I think it's awsome your helping a neighbor kid out because your ready to move on. Your one of the rare people that understand that your not taking a loss, your creating a gain. If you want to build a bike from the ground up thats all you had to say.
    Last edited by dogonfr; 08-21-2006 at 11:40 PM.

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    thanks for the kind comment

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    Had to update that last post didnt mean a rear people but rare.

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    access frame

    last week I purchased an access frame from performance for 129 (before 20% coupon that I had). The frame is really nice. Light, funky tubing, nice welds. I am building a single speed and am waiting on a tensioner (so I cant give an honest trail ride report yet), but I can tell you it is a nice frame that is nice and cheap. Plus, how many frames out there throw in an extra derailer hanger and touch up paint.

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    Another option

    If an aluminum frame will work (and it should based on your description) check this out:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Leader-Alumi...QQcmdZViewItem

    I just did a build based on an older version of this frame and it's great. I am 5'9", have a 29" inseam and the 15" bike is a great fit. If you like the frame, call them at the number listed and see if it will fit you. This is a very nice frame, and at $109 shipped it's a great buy. Here's a pic of the build:
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    i have been looking at the access frame. it looks like a pretty good value. i also looked at the leader frame, but they didnt have that one in a 17".

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    here is anther frame you might be interested in. http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/141...tail-Frame.htm For $80 its probably nicer than both of those nashbar frames.

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    I'd scour ebay if I was you. I bought a GT Ruckus Frame (new) for $68.00 and built up a bike for my son with leftovers from my Rockhopper.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6840%26fvi%3D1
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