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So I'm thinking of building a new bike. Which one should I pick. Colossi cheeko or ave maldea Colombus cro-mor tubings or is the hi-ten frame is enough?
     
December 25, 2015 11:09 AM
Kagero
3 posts
0 bikes
Hi-ten always wrong. #kilott
     
December 26, 2015 05:48 AM
pwebb88
From: Bizzzerkeley, CA
506 posts
15 bikes
What? What do you mean by hi-ten always wrong?
     
December 26, 2015 11:19 AM
Kagero
3 posts
0 bikes
Hi-ten is hi-tensile steel. It is the next step up from mild steel. It's what is used to make department store bikes and other cheap price steel products. Any sort of cro-mo, (Cro-moly, chrome molybdenum) steel is better. It is lighter for the same strength. For more info hit up Google.
     
December 26, 2015 11:13 PM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
If ever you go Ave, please don't go with the Hi-Ten. Ave frames deserve better. Kaso di siya makatanggi kasi kailangan kumita.
     
January 13, 2016 07:08 AM
colossi makes some killer bikes, also the frame material argument is solid.
     
January 13, 2016 09:48 PM
bootlegloki
From: San Diego,California
29 posts
4 bikes
I would not recommend the cheeko, I had one for 2 or 3 months and then this happened
     
January 14, 2016 01:49 PM
MASTERKEef
From: Indianapolis, IN
22 posts
3 bikes
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January 14, 2016 01:50 PM
MASTERKEef
From: Indianapolis, IN
22 posts
3 bikes
oh damn
     
January 14, 2016 11:41 PM
bootlegloki
From: San Diego,California
29 posts
4 bikes
#don'tdirtjumpyourfixiefoos
     
January 15, 2016 03:13 AM
pwebb88
From: Bizzzerkeley, CA
506 posts
15 bikes
been riding and commuting on my cheeko for over 18 months now and absolutely love it. certainly had no issues with snapped frames or welds. I'm 95kg plus a big bag and ride fairly hard, so seems to take a beating no worries
     
January 15, 2016 05:33 AM
michaelcurtis
From: Melbourne, AUS
11 posts
0 bikes
Why would a custom frame builder even offer hi-ten steel as a tubing option? That's just ridiculous.
     
January 22, 2016 06:16 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
@Scrod, it started out with guys getting prototype frames made in Hi-Ten to test out the geometry, they then have the builder do a finished bike in Cromo. And then the fixie-boom happened and then everybody found out they could get a "custom" frame for cheap (Even when they all end up using geo that's the same as on a retail bike).

Cheap Hi-Ten "track" frames eventually became the builder's bread and butter, when he isn't subcontracted by a Taiwanese/Chinese brand to do some steel bikes for them.
     
January 28, 2016 02:48 PM
90kg here- hi ten ave frame user for 3 years- bike to work- so far no problem on the frame- plan to build another ave but this time with cromo tubes.
     
January 28, 2016 06:31 PM

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