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    Cheap Fixed commuter frame? reposting this here

    I already have a set of Mavic CXP 22 wheels and just want to get a frame to use as a college commuter.

    I know I might get ragged for asking about an ebay frame, but I'm on a cheap budget.

    its either this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROAD-BIKE-CY...DLWI%26ps%3D54

    this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EIGHTHINCH-SCRAM...d=p4999.c0.m14

    or this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ALUMINUM-TRA...d=p4999.c0.m14

    I'm sure they are all fairly equal and I should just get the cheapest one.

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    The first one would seem to be more flexible regarding fender clearance and rack mounts, also if you are thinking "V"s or cantilevers its the only option.

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    I would also go with the first one, the Motobecane. It's the most expensive of the three, but it's a cross frame with a bit more relaxed geometry so it might end up being a little more enjoyable to ride on a regular basis. And as theindividualist mentioned, you have way more tire clearance. Fatter tires will give you a softer ride and better traction. But if you really want to save a couple of bucks and/or you really prefer a stricter track geometry then you can't go wrong with the eighthinch or Dawes frames either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    I would also go with the first one, the Motobecane. It's the most expensive of the three, but it's a cross frame with a bit more relaxed geometry so it might end up being a little more enjoyable to ride on a regular basis...
    clearence is great, head angle is 74*...have you seen the Pake c'muter:
    http://www.pakebikes.com/pakemute.html

    Not as much clearence as the Motobecane, head angle is 72*, that's relaxed

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    The Pake very looks interesting - very similar geometry to a cross check with the added bonus of having lowrider mounts, a few $ cheaper than a Surly but still $120 more than the Motobecane.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=360138610940

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    Dude.

    Urban Outfitters.

    http://bikes.urbanoutfitters.com/

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    yeah

    but youd need to run tugs for sure..

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