Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-07, 08:09 AM   #1
tcsmedes
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New Bike Frame

I am considering a building a new single speed and am looking for a frame/fork that meets these 'wants' mostly because I have a bunch of parts looking for a home:

1. Steel because there just is no substitute
2. Capable of handling 26" wheels and 135mm rear spacing
3. Somewhere in the 54 to 56cm range
4. Theaded steerer tube
4. Drop outs not an issue, I have an White Industries ENO that I want to use

I know Rivendell makes the Atlantis that fits this bill, is there anyone else??

Thanks
Tad
tcsmedes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-07, 08:20 AM   #2
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,088
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
You might look at the Surley site. They're "1 x 1" model is basically a steel mtb (26" wheels, 135mm dropout spacing) frame optimized for singlespeeding. Also, the Surley Long Haul Trucker is somewhat similar to the Atlantis you mention, but not as "nice." MUCH cheaper, though. Long Haul Trucker sizes through 54cm use 26" wheels, larger sizes take 700c's. The LHT has 135mm dropout spacing-

Last edited by well biked; 05-18-07 at 08:48 AM.
well biked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-07, 08:29 AM   #3
tool boy
fender bender
 
tool boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St Paul, MN
Bikes:
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well biked has some good thoughts although the Surlys come with threadless steerers. Also, if you are trying to use your same parts, most new bikes have 1 1/8" headsets. One other nice thing about steel is that you can respace the rear triangle for 135mm spacing without compromising the frame. Happy shopping!
tool boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-07, 08:49 AM   #4
tcsmedes
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah I am pretty familiar with Surly, I have a 54cm LHT that I use for touring and it is a sweet bike. for this one though I would like to go a 55 or 56cm frame, and the reason for the threaded is steerer is this is a replacement for my current commuter that has seen better days, but I love my Nitto Technomic Stem and bar combination. Beside that finding nice threadless stems in polished silver rather than black is a bit tough.
tcsmedes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-07, 08:49 AM   #5
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,088
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tool boy
Well biked has some good thoughts although the Surlys come with threadless steerers. Also, if you are trying to use your same parts, most new bikes have 1 1/8" headsets. One other nice thing about steel is that you can respace the rear triangle for 135mm spacing without compromising the frame. Happy shopping!
Good point about the threaded/threadless issue, I didn't catch that in the OP's list of requirements-
well biked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-07, 09:33 AM   #6
vpiuva
*
 
vpiuva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IRO Cycles makes various models, one might include your specs: http://irocycle.com/iro/
vpiuva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 AM.