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    want a light steel frame that doesnt break the bank.....

    looking for a good steel hardtail to build into a nice 23lbs bike,any info,links?

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    www.waltworks.com

    He makes custom for 760 unless you want extra stuff.

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    Gunnar Shop in your area?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROG30Y
    looking for a good steel hardtail to build into a nice 23lbs bike,any info,links?

    Just got a Gunnar Roadie stock frame with customer paint for about $750.00. Local shop may or may not discount. My roadie seems pretty light and I think they use similar tubing on the Rockhound. Send them an email for weight details. They'll respond in a day or 2.
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    Kona Explosif?
    No, it's not custom, but the adjustable dropouts are cool...

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    If your willing to buy a used frame, you can find a good bontrager on ebay for pretty cheap. Voodoo and Salsa both make an amazing steel frame right now. Im not sure what is cheap to you, but they are both about $600 (thats expensive to me). If you go with a bontrager, make sure you know what size head tube you are getting. Its really hard to find good forks for a 1" head tube.

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    Whats your budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROG30Y
    looking for a good steel hardtail to build into a nice 23lbs bike,any info,links?
    I think the best bargain in steel are the Zion frames at <a href="http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FR606A00-Zion+853+Frame.aspx">Jenson</a>. At $239 there isn't another Reynolds 853 frame that can touch it. The cons to that frame is it lacks some tire clearance for the bigger tires and its about 200 grams heavy for an 853 frame.

    Nyc bikes has a good selection of frames. The raw <a href="http://nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=367">Canadian</a> and the <a href="http://nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=407">black</a> mtb go for $99 on eBay. They are about 4 1/2 lbs from what i see listed here.

    <a href="http://www.somafab.com/groove.html">Soma</a> has a semi-cult following.

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    thanks for the info guys,that waltworks stuff looks cool but not quite sure if its in the budget.i ride a nice full suspension right now so this will be a second bike.

    that jenson frame doesnt look to bad price wise....

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