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    Commuter Bike Build

    So I'm planning on piecing together a single speed commuter by this summer and I was hoping you guys could give me some help with choosing the right parts. So far I have looked at the Specialized Langster and the Schwinn Cutter, but I cannot find a frame-only for either of those. If I could just have some help with choosing the right frame to order I could probably work with my local shop to get the rest of the parts. I have no experience in road bikes (I've only Mt. Biked my whole life), so any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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    Oh!!! I get to be the first one to say it!!!

    Check out the Surly Cross-Check frame/fork. The definition of "Awesomeness" by everyone who owns one. I don't have one, but if I knew 2 years ago what I know now, I'd own one.

    Edit to add:
    Also check Craigslist for older bikes. It's pretty common to see those built up as single-speeds.
    MOLON LABE

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    Surly Steamroller. Depending on how much you are willing to spend I think Salsa has a nice frame that can be run SS. Also, you could always buy the Langster or Cutter and just sell the parts you don't like and buy new ones that you do.

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    Well I've looked on craigslist for some older bikes and I think that may be a cheaper route. What would you choose between these?
    1980/81 Bertin C32 - $400 (by far the cleanest)
    Bottecchia 80s? - $180
    70's Peugeot PX-10 - $250

    Any thoughts?

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    I long for the days when I can prowl craigslist and be able to actually buy something. I am stationed overseas and I am so envious of y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie View Post
    Well I've looked on craigslist for some older bikes and I think that may be a cheaper route. What would you choose between these?
    Which ever one fits the best.

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