Author Topic: Cheap steel disc frame  (Read 2100 times)

Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 11:49:31 pm »
mad idea; use the lack of an appropriate frame to build up as a beater as an excuse to buy a new frameset.  Ti ones (£600 with fork from P-X) look appealing.... and then demote your current one.

cheers


quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2019, 01:01:47 pm »

Looks interesting, but doesn't look very single speed friendly :(

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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2019, 01:20:40 pm »
I've not done a single speed conversion myself but it doesn't look much different from some SS cross bikes I've seen, which uses a band-on chain tensioner instead of moving the wheel around in the dropout to stop the chain being dropped.

This is one that has been on my local circuit this year. It now has a chain tensioner after the chain got dropped in round 2... And hydraulics. I think this photo's a bit old tbh.




I'm afraid it's a handmade frame!
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Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2019, 09:21:17 pm »
Tensioners aren't that bad aesthetically and they work pretty well in my experience. Vertical drop-outs mean that you don't have the same worry of pulling the wheel over, fitting is easy (with gloves to keep the hands clean) because you don't have to tension the chain or even fit it on the ring and sprocket when you put the wheel in. This is my take (or was, it now has 650b wheels, rigid forks and discs and the hub here and on the 650B is an Alfine 8 but i have an ss wheel for it as well). Cheap Brand X from Chain Reaction.


Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2019, 10:08:04 pm »
I've got an inbred I'm about to sell.

26" wheels, slot dropout. Currently more mtb than urban. Can sort other details tomorrow, when i was going to put an advert up.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2019, 08:52:21 pm »
https://www.planetx.co.uk/news/products/q/date/2019/10/10/rip-it-up-and-start-again?fbclid=IwAR1_aPmRTywRSNZVmt1WUwHjKZGBOrPb82PTj2rVKyasVSnMRMhJzyHpvz8

holy shit, it's perfect.

£225 for frame and forks until Monday. They say it's basically reynolds 520 but they're too cheap to pay for a sticker that says so.

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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Cheap steel disc frame
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2019, 04:49:15 pm »
Not disc ready (unless you get a disc fork) but I noticed today that SJS are flogging these frames for £40.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/frames/small-52cm-700c-singlespeed-steel-frame-raw-finish/

Am I right in thinking that these are plain gauge gas pipe steel? How stupid heavy is 2.8 kg for just a frame (no forks)? Though obviously just for beater purposes you can't look a gift frame in the mouth. And you need to add the weight of paint/lacquer, which you apply yourself!

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