I mentioned in yesterday's post how you would be hard pressed to find an interesting, well-made production frame for $200. But I forgot about the Pelican frame. This frame has been discussed on the iBOB list from time to time, but it popped up today in a bunch of threads.
On paper, this looks like a great frame: standard-diameter (9-6-9; I wish it was 8-5-8) tubing, low trail, different wheel sizes (650b and 700c) according to the frame size, powder coated; fits fattish tires, lots of braze-ons for stuff. All for $300. Pretty sweet deal.
UPDATE: indeed, too sweet. $300 is the deposit! Total price is $1160. My bad! Still a sweet frame. And not a bad deal, just not a steal.
I'd like to ride one of these. It's a pretty perfect urban commuter, very similar to my hacked RB-T, which I ride more than any of my other bikes.