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I've been searching for an older steel hardtail frame (thats within my budget:rolleyes: ) to build into an xc bike with a suspension fork but I have not been able to find much. In looking on ebay I found this TREK 800 frame anyone know anything about it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320469062189&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Or should I keep looking for that schwinn paramountain 90 I'm searching over the hill and through the woods for?
 

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I believe I'm trying to dig a pool with a lego shovel, but I'm trying to find a decent steel hardtail frame I can put an 80-100mm fork on for under $300.
In 19" if anyones selling:thumbsup: .
 

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theres nothing wrong with trek's lower end frames. they are cro-mo steel so they arent really light but they are durable.
 

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Why do you want an 'older' frame when you could get a new one for less than $300

The two following frames look to be within your price range, you could probably get one delivered from the UK & still be within your budget if they aren't available locally.

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Inbred_31.html

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_456_30.html

The On-One 'DN6' tubing is 4130 chromoly.

Inbred reviews: http://www.mtbr.com/mfr/on-one/xc-hardtail/geared-dropout-inbred/PRD_418095_1527crx.aspx

456 reviews: http://www.mtbr.com/mfr/on-one/freeride-hardtail/456/PRD_414075_1544crx.aspx
 

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theres nothing wrong with trek's lower end frames. they are cro-mo steel so they arent really light but they are durable.
Exactly. Good frame, will last forever, nice solid feel when riding-but its on the heavy side.
 

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Keep working, I just did a quick ebay search and found some old Litespeed Ti frames for around $300 current price. I'm sure you can find some good steel stuff for that price. Look for Voodoo, Surly, and Salsa. Be careful on Ebay, you never know what you're going to get. And I'd stay away from things over 10 years old because the steel frames of that era were sometimes made with 65mm forks in mind, put on an 80mm fork and your handling may suffer.
 

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I agree soma's are very well built with great paint on them I have a friend who rides a smoothie. But I think I'm gonna put the hammer down on this on*one inbred. As soon as....if they return my e-mail because there site is not very well organized and is lacking a little in the what pertains to what frame area.
 

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Not to throw you off track or anything, but I picked up a nice Motobecane frame for around $175 shipped off eBay recently. It's feather light, especially against my two steel frames.
 

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I agree soma's are very well built with great paint on them I have a friend who rides a smoothie. But I think I'm gonna put the hammer down on this on*one inbred. As soon as....if they return my e-mail because there site is not very well organized and is lacking a little in the what pertains to what frame area.
Unreal Cycles sells On-One 456 Inbred frames in the US. I have one on order & should have it a a few weeks. They have answered all of my emails really fast too.
 
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