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Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Mullins » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:15 pm

hey, im looking to build myself a fixie and came across this malvern star frame for $40, but a friend of mine, chaderotti from this forum infact, said that he thought the rear dropouts didnt have enough room for movement when adjusting my chain length, could anyone tell me what they think?

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its the navy blue one on the left with the paint coming off.

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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby ktyse » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:33 pm

nope, doesn't have horizontal drop outs so will be difficult to adjust chain tension. :cry:
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby familyguy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:20 pm

Looks like you could dremel the rear dropouts to lengthen them at a pinch. Or just run a chain tensioner and build it as a single speed (not fixed). 27" wheel frame? Chad should know.

$40 is a bit much IMHO. I'd offer him $25.

But tell us, oh friend of the Chad...is he in fact a real ladies man as we all suspect?

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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Mullins » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:28 pm

hm, what about this frame for a fixie?

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havent asked him about the price for this one yet but cant expect it to be much more than the other

and i wouldnt really call him a ladies man, but i certainly hear alot about his antics with the women ;)
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby drubie » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:44 pm

Mullins wrote:hm, what about this frame for a fixie?

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That brown frame has more suitable dropouts but imho is dangerous - big dent in the seat tube.
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Mullins » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:03 pm

hmm yeah just noticed that, such a shame, ive had another look at the photos and thinking about the light blue frame from the first picture, the frame behind the indi. even though its pretty obscured i can see it has reasonable dropouts and cant see any dents, ill ask if the guy can send me a photo of it by itself.
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Chaderotti » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:06 pm

familyguy wrote:Chad should know.


Wouldn't have a clue
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby familyguy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:28 pm

Yeah, the red one or the lighter blue road frame look ok.

C'mon Chad..."friends dont let friends buy 27"-wheeled frames for fixies"...havent you been following young EG's thread about 27" fixie wheels??

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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Chaderotti » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:40 pm

familyguy wrote:
C'mon Chad..."friends dont let friends buy 27"-wheeled frames for fixies"...havent you been following young EG's thread about 27" fixie wheels??


I don't know a single thing about steel frames :oops:
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:44 pm

familyguy wrote:Yeah, the red one or the lighter blue road frame look ok.


The lighter blue one, despite the better dropouts looks quite small - and I see it's got canti/v-brake bosses.... is my sense of scale skewed, or is that a 26" rim on it? Unless you're sub 5' probably pass it on... :\
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:45 pm

Chaderotti wrote:I don't know a single thing about steel frames :oops:


You're only interested if you can see your reflection in the chrome, right?
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:47 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
familyguy wrote:Yeah, the red one or the lighter blue road frame look ok.

The lighter blue one, despite the better dropouts looks quite small - and I see it's got canti/v-brake bosses.... is my sense of scale skewed, or is that a 26" rim on it? Unless you're sub 5' probably pass it on... :\


Scratch all that.. I see there's another blue frame under the one I was talking about :\
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby familyguy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:49 pm

Its not about the frame Chad. Lance told us that, in a roundabout way.

But ask the seller if they take 27" or 700c wheels. It'll make all the difference in trying to source wheels, especially if you're buying fixie/flip flop wheels.

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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby Mullins » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:38 pm

alright will do, thanks everybody for the help
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

Postby flashrider » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:34 am

Mullins if you're in Perth I have a frame that may suit, depending on your size, you can have for FREE. Also might be able to find some 27 alloy rims in the shed as well...we're moving soon-ish so you'd be helping me out...
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Re: Is this frame good for building a fixie?

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