- Keenly priced steel hardtail frame?
Just stripped my 2015 Trance and sold the frame / bb / headset for $450 AUD. I used to own a 26″ wheeled 631 Pipedream Sirius and regret selling it. I had more fun on a hardtail.
So I’m looking for something I can just transplant my old parts onto.
No aversion to second hand as long as it’s dent free. A few battle scars aren’t a problem. So what should I be looking at?
Parts I have…
Ks kev integra
Spank oozy wheels and bars
XT brakes and crank.
140mm Fox 34 Factory.
Doesn’t look like Pipedream do a 650b frame now… Not that Stuart replies to emails quickly anyway. Plus I’m in Oz so even if they did have a well price frame I’m probs looking at adding 100 bucks on for delivery. That being said, if the right 2nd hand frame appeared and the price was good, I could be swayed.
Thoughts?Posted 6 months ago
Yeah that’s an option. I would prefer steel as a hardtail tbh. I’ve got an ally GT Pantera still needing to be belt up. But given how much the wheels and forks cost me new, I’m not likely to get similar spec or quality if I buy a whole new bike off peg.
Anyone know Brant’s shipping cost to t’other side of the world?Posted 6 months ago
Hunt Aliexpress? No point having a frame shipped from China to UK to Oz.Posted 6 months agocromolyollyMember
Dunno about Oz but Cotic claim to ship free to most places (outside the EU and UK) these days.
Onza have their frames on for the high 100’s once you’ve knocked of the VAT.Posted 6 months ago
Unless you can find someone in the UK to send it to you – if you are patient and shop around you can often get better shipping than the shops/manufacturer quotes.
Some good food for thought. Ali express for bike frames. Hmm… Interesting. Deffo gotta be steel though. That 631 Sirius I had was bloomin lovely and instantly regretted selling it when it went. I’d love a Cotic but poss outside my budget but I’m in no rush. Second hand market isn’t great here.Posted 6 months ago
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