[QUOTE=happycheapskate;364457]A lot of low-end bikes use a rear derailleur with its own hanger built in. (usually found on bikes with long horizontal dropouts, using a solid axle).
Thanks for the lead, happycheapskate. I'll look into that, as soon as the frame arrives.
Aleman's Quote: Nice frame, 5-7. However, I don't think those guides are for a derailleur. There seems to be no derailleur mount on that frame.
Looks like guides for an internal hub's shifter cable. Although, one doesn't often see internal-hub bikes with V-brakes...
You might be right. I'm glad you guys are here to point things out. I'm not sure myself and will keep researching.
[QUOTE=DaveC;364452]$31 might have been the bid you won at but $92 for shipping needs to be added in, too
Is it that expensive to ship to Hawaii? Or did the seller stab you on the shipping? I know that some sellers add their minimum to the shipping but that just seems a bit much
Dave, it is EXTREMELY expensive shipping to Hawaii, but sometimes I get a break. No such thing as free UPS Ground shipping. Some sellers won't even sell or ship to Hawaii buyers. I have a drop point in California. Sometimes it's cheaper to ship there, then reship to me.
I got lucky. I WAS gonna eat the $92 shipping, but the vendor offered to ship via Parcel Post(slow boat), which will cost me $42. Frames are tough, so it should handle bad handling.
For me, $73 for a new steel quality cruiser frame with v-brakes and wide dropouts is my wish come true!
I was willing to be stiffed for $175 for this Diamondback. The new Roadmaster frame w/coaster brake on ebay would've cost me $150.