Buying the Frame
From mountain biking to road biking, cycling is serious business in Australia. While plenty of cyclists choose to buy their bikes ready-to-ride, some choose to mix and match to build their own bike from the ground up. With a huge range of both bikes and bike parts, eBay is the number one place for all types of bike shopping. From bicycles and bicycle accessories, to bicycle components and parts, eBay has all the big brands for a full selection of bikes. Looking to buy a frame? For many cyclists, the frame is the most important component when building a bike. It literally provides the entire frame for the bike being built – which is why it’s incredibly important to get it right. Frames vary in shape and build, according to the type of riding they will be used for. Mountain bike frames are built specifically for tough off-road mountain bike riding. Cyclocross bike frames and road bike (racing) frames are lightweight yet durable, built for riding on flat surfaces such as roads. BMX bike frames are built to withstand tricks and stunts of BMX style riding, while track bike frames are built to withstand the rigours of track racing.
Customising the Bike
When shopping for bike frames, there are lots of aspects to consider. One of the first things to think about will be the size of the frame. Common sizes can include 48cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm and 60cm. For anyone who is unsure about the size of the frame needed, it can be a good idea to try out a few frame sizes in person to see how they feel. What about quality? A great way to tell the quality of the frame is by checking out the brand. Popular brands include Cinelli, Giant, Mongoose and Ridley. Be sure to check out the frame material as well, whether it’s made up of alloy or aluminium, carbon fibre or titanium, scandium or steel. Frames for sale can also include various configurations, where the frame, fork and extras are included, or just the frame and fork, or the frame only. If colour is important, think about which colour is most attractive. It can also be worthwhile thinking about new and used options. Ready to buy? Once the frame has been sorted, now its time to shop for all the other essentials!