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 Post subject: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Hi all, I've recently been enjoying riding my steel team Marin. Which has made me want to get a more modern steel frame with disc mounts and will take 100mm forks. My question is what frame should I look out for? Looking for 2nd hand that I could pick up for say £200.

I like the look of. ...

Charge duster
On one
Cove handjob. ... although I think that needs a 120mm fork
Genesis

Any others worth taking a look at?


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Cotic Soul, Salsa A La Carte, and Kinesis Decade Virsa also come to mind.

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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Dialled Bikes Prince Albert is another. Can take from 100 to 130 forks.
What size are you after? I've got a 19" one for sale at a very reasonable price of £90 posted inc. a headset and seat QR ;)


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Sanderson frames are great and can be picked up cheap


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Another vote for be Sanderson...I've not ridden one but they look lovely and are quite rare.

Cotic Souls are hugely popular and always get good reviews. I know it's not the same, but I love my BFe.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:09 pm 
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The new 853 Saracens look great.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Orange P7/Pure7 I still miss my P7...


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Charge duster, tange prestige. I picked one up, nos - £130


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:38 pm 
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What sort of riding do you do?

I only ask becasue although the Duster is a great bike for ragging about in the woods it wouldn't be my first choice for epic rides. Likewise, if you want to much about in the woods a Soul would be a bad choice.

The Duster gets great reviews but it does have a short top tube and was only available in one size.


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 Post subject: Re: steel frames
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:09 pm 
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only to do gentle xc rides along the south downs, anything too extreme and I'd use my stumpy.

I do like the look of Cotic's, but will 100mm be enough travel?


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