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Old 12-20-10, 09:14 AM   #1
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Anyone commute on a Surly 1x1?

Anyone have a 1x1 set up as a city commuter with an IGH? I'm curious to hear how it performs. It's a chunky looking frame, but can sport an IGH and disc brakes at the same time, plus handle fat tires for winter commuting...thus making it interesting to me. I'd be interested to hear about any experiences. Thanks!
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If you want to run 26" wheels and fat tires it's a good option. I've ridden one with and NuVinci hub and seen a few on the 'net. It'll also take 700C wheels with small tires.
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I use a Surly 1x1 singlespeed for commuting and long distance rides. Mine is set up with 29'er wheels and 700x38tires plus full fenders. I also have drop bars on mine. I love that frame, it can be built up in so many different ways.
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I wanted to get one, but they don't make them my size. I think it would have been too small. Disappointing.
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The 1X1 will also take Surly Marge Rims and 3.45" 24" fat tires. I'm waiting for Shimano's new 11 speed IGH hub to be available before my Rat Ride (the original before it was called Surly) is built up.
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Wolfchild, any pics of your setup?
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i built a 1x1 with an alfine for my wife originally semi-fat for winter riding but when she got a 907 a relaced the alfine 29er and put 2.1 nano's on it. she loves the bike
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Wolfchild, any pics of your setup?
Sorry I don't have a camera .
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Here's a Flickr stream of a 1x1 with skinny tires and Alfine:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/huggeri...es/3435270899/
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