I'm looking for a used road-bike frame for an upcoming 650B project. I need a frame that measures 60-62cm from the center of the bottom-bracket to the top of the seat tube, with a 58cm to 60cm top tube. Lugged steel preferred, anything Japanese-made built with quality butted tubing (Columbus SL, Tange #2, True-Temper, Reynolds 531, etc) dating from mid 1980s to early 1990s would work. Miyata, Bridgestone, Schwinn, Univega, Bianchi, Nishiki, Trek, Centurion, etc. Frame must be set up for 700C wheels and short-reach brakes, have fender/rack eyelets at rear dropouts, brazed-on down tube shifter mounts, 68mm English-threaded BB with under-BB cable routing, 1-inch head tube, and 126-130mm rear dropout spacing (6/7 speed). Cosmetics unimportant, but frame should be straight and sound with no rust. 27.2mm seat post would be ideal. I don't need a fork, but if there's one included that would be great. I want an old frame I can hack on and modify, braze things on, not care if I mess up the paint, etc. Budget for this is $100 or less. Contact me if you've got anything like this that needs a new home. Thanks!
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