HomeMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Frames on a budget

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Host
Host
avatar

Posts : 531
Seller Positive Feedback : 10
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : California

PostSubject: Frames on a budget   3/18/2010, 8:22 am

Well I've been looking into budget frames. And here are the verdicts. Please tell me if you had any experience whats so ever with any of these frames. Any feedback would help even if you just rode a friend's bike for 5 minutes and you should it was a good frame. it would also help if you gave me some pros and cons on it.

Leader 720 TR $179
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Eighthinch Scrambler V2 $149.50
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Pake track frame $163 without fork
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Cinelli Superpista $1099
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]... Rolling Eyes

Or should I just save an extra $200 for a Specialized Langster frame set?
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Thanks guys!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://fixies.activebb.net
andr3
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 56
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 19
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Sacramento, California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/18/2010, 9:06 am

LEADER FRAME: Every1 I know that has had a Leader Frame has sold it. Take an empty Soda can and throw sand at it. That is how it sounds when riding a Leader. Aka, tin can frame..
They look cool, but you should stick with steel.

SCRAMBLER FRAME: I had 1. SUPER HEAVY!! No..

PAKE FRAME: Cheap! I've heard they bend easily..

CINELLI: Dope, but super expensiive.

Sad

In my opinion, I'd save the $$ and go with the Langster Steel. If I had extra $$ I'd buy 1.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin
Host
Host
avatar

Posts : 531
Seller Positive Feedback : 10
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/18/2010, 9:32 am

andr3 wrote:
LEADER FRAME: Every1 I know that has had a Leader Frame has sold it. Take an empty Soda can and throw sand at it. That is how it sounds when riding a Leader. Aka, tin can frame..
They look cool, but you should stick with steel.

SCRAMBLER FRAME: I had 1. SUPER HEAVY!! No..

PAKE FRAME: Cheap! I've heard they bend easily..

CINELLI: Dope, but super expensiive.

Sad

In my opinion, I'd save the $$ and go with the Langster Steel. If I had extra $$ I'd buy 1.

You my friend... Answered it to a T. +rep Thanks!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://fixies.activebb.net
andr3
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 56
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 19
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Sacramento, California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/18/2010, 10:10 am

Mandrew wrote:
andr3 wrote:
LEADER FRAME: Every1 I know that has had a Leader Frame has sold it. Take an empty Soda can and throw sand at it. That is how it sounds when riding a Leader. Aka, tin can frame..
They look cool, but you should stick with steel.

SCRAMBLER FRAME: I had 1. SUPER HEAVY!! No..

PAKE FRAME: Cheap! I've heard they bend easily..

CINELLI: Dope, but super expensiive.

Sad

In my opinion, I'd save the $$ and go with the Langster Steel. If I had extra $$ I'd buy 1.

You my friend... Answered it to a T. +rep Thanks!

No worries.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
mattamatta
Leader
Leader
avatar

Posts : 136
Seller Positive Feedback : 1
Reputation : 10
Join date : 2010-03-09
Age : 33
Location : San Diego

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/20/2010, 1:46 am

I'm digging my Flite 100 ($250 online), but I don't have experience on any nicer frames to really compare. People seem to love the Kilo TT and claim that the frames are the same.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mattthayer.com
andr3
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 56
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 19
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Sacramento, California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/20/2010, 4:31 am

I love Kilos!! Very Happy

I also think it's the closest you'd get to track geometry for that price. I heard from friends that the components are crap tho..

Kilo Frames new are like $220 shipped on ebay I think..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Paulo
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 289
Seller Positive Feedback : 4
Reputation : 24
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : San Diego

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/20/2010, 5:26 am

How about a steel Leader 722TS? Anyone have any experience with these frames?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://paulodelacruz.tumblr.com
andr3
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 56
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 19
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Sacramento, California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/20/2010, 9:37 am

Paulo wrote:
How about a steel Leader 722TS? Anyone have any experience with these frames?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I heard it's pretty solid. A friend just bought that frame and jumps off tables/ledges n stuff. It's holding up..
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Corey
n00b
n00b
avatar

Posts : 10
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2010-03-24
Age : 24
Location : Sacramento, CA

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/24/2010, 10:34 am

andr3 wrote:


I heard it's pretty solid. A friend just bought that frame and jumps off tables/ledges n stuff. It's holding up..
yep my friend (same guy andres talking about i think) just picked one up. he likes it a lot, super smooth... feels solid to and looks dope. check his out: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://Forthehype.blogspot.com
andrewmgalvan
Lurker
Lurker
avatar

Posts : 48
Seller Positive Feedback : 2
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : San Diego, Ca

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/24/2010, 12:39 pm

yup i have a 720tr, im already over it, now to a Cinelli mash, what up!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.andrewmgalvan.com
Corey
n00b
n00b
avatar

Posts : 10
Seller Positive Feedback : 0
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2010-03-24
Age : 24
Location : Sacramento, CA

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/24/2010, 12:54 pm

I had a 721 until i damaged it at polo. the forks cracked and frame dented in a few places.. could have replaced the forks and kept it, but i never really liked that bike anyway so i sold it. I would stay away from the 720, 721 (although they dont make them anymore) and 725s. Besides having super stretched out geo, they feel supper hollow and aren't really that comfortable for the street if you do a lot of commuting. Plus, not sure about the 720, but the v2 725s are pretty heavy for an aluminum frame.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://Forthehype.blogspot.com
andrewmgalvan
Lurker
Lurker
avatar

Posts : 48
Seller Positive Feedback : 2
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : San Diego, Ca

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/24/2010, 12:57 pm

Corey wrote:
I had a 721 until i damaged it at polo. the forks cracked and frame dented in a few places.. could have replaced the forks and kept it, but i never really liked that bike anyway so i sold it. I would stay away from the 720, 721 (although they dont make them anymore) and 725s. Besides having super stretched out geo, they feel supper hollow and aren't really that comfortable for the street if you do a lot of commuting. Plus, not sure about the 720, but the v2 725s are pretty heavy for an aluminum frame.

ismellyou on that one.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.andrewmgalvan.com
Admin
Host
Host
avatar

Posts : 531
Seller Positive Feedback : 10
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/24/2010, 2:15 pm

Corey wrote:
I had a 721 until i damaged it at polo. the forks cracked and frame dented in a few places.. could have replaced the forks and kept it, but i never really liked that bike anyway so i sold it. I would stay away from the 720, 721 (although they dont make them anymore) and 725s. Besides having super stretched out geo, they feel supper hollow and aren't really that comfortable for the street if you do a lot of commuting. Plus, not sure about the 720, but the v2 725s are pretty heavy for an aluminum frame.

thanks for the info corey. +rep
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://fixies.activebb.net
Admin
Host
Host
avatar

Posts : 531
Seller Positive Feedback : 10
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 30
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/25/2010, 2:40 pm

anyone have experiences with the KHS flite 100's?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://fixies.activebb.net
mattamatta
Leader
Leader
avatar

Posts : 136
Seller Positive Feedback : 1
Reputation : 10
Join date : 2010-03-09
Age : 33
Location : San Diego

PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   3/25/2010, 8:31 pm

Those bikebiz pictures of the Flite 100 are what caused me to buy mine. I liked the lugged fork and general look of the matte dark gray, and pictured it with the red colors I got for it.

You can take a closer look at it some time if you'd like. Supposedly from what I read on forums, the frame is the same as the Kilo TT, and looking at Eli's at a quick glance, it did look like that could be true.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mattthayer.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Frames on a budget   

Back to top Go down
 
Frames on a budget
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» BG bests Trinity in extra frames.
» Redditch United 'cut playing budget to zero' for remainder of the season.
» Article: How Soccer Bills Devoured Family's Budget
» RZR heaters
» Progressive Shocks

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Fixed Forums :: Modifications-
Jump to: