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    Hi i am looking for a list of who makes a single speed cyclocross. thanks for the help

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    All of the ones that i know of are
    Bianchi with their san jose
    On-One with the pompino
    IRO with their rob roy
    Specialized with the Tricross singlecross

    Im sure there are more i am just oblivious to them

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    Surly Cross-Check has horizontal drop-outs so that's a go for singlespeed.

    [obligatory "use a tensioner and you can turn anything into a singlespeed" comment]

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    any cross frame can be singlespeed with a tensioner.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    Git the Bianchi Roger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    Git the Bianchi Roger!
    Agreed. That is one sexy beast.

    Stock gearing (48/17) is way too high, though, even for street use.

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    i disagree that its too high for street use as thats what i use on the street but for what cx bikes are meant for its too high yes.
    +1 on the roger though.
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    I thought the Roger was discontinued for '08? I might be wrong, the Bianchi website is a nightmare to navigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    I thought the Roger was discontinued for '08?
    It seems like it is. Somnambulant who posts in the cx forums here was looking for one for awhile but I think he came to the same conclusion.

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    yes they are discontinued, look on ebay, its worth the look
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    The aesthetics of the Roger convinced me to go with downtube shifters, a decision I haven't regretted. I was intent on buying a roger but I needed a geared bike and I already have a fixed gear. Simplicity is sexy.

    Here's my favorite Roger.


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    I took my new Roger out on its inaugural ride yesterday. No complaints. I swapped out some parts and have my eyes on swapping a few others, but its a pretty great single speed cross bike. They are discontinued, so pick one up while (if) you can.

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    darn they're discontinued??
    i have a tricross single, which is a great bike for sure,
    but cx + ss + bianchi + disc = very desirable.
    i'd planned on getting the frame and fork and discs later on
    and just swapping on up..
    darn.

    i still really like my tricross.

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    I don't know how many Bianchi dealers stocked them, but the only one (to my knowledge) that carried them in the Twin Cities still has some. It's probably worth a call around if you are interested. Since they only made them for one year, I can see them becoming a cult classic.

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    Thanks so much. The bianchi Roger is it i found one at a local dealer i should have it in 7-10 days They have to order it so i will let you know how i like it when i get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    Agreed. That is one sexy beast.

    Stock gearing (48/17) is way too high, though, even for street use.
    Def not. i run that gearing on my track bike throughout baltimore... i hit some mean hills with little effort... not the most "efficient" but i can mash on some downhills and flats

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    I picked up my roger today and i love it never riding a single speed it was surprizingly easy to ride hills wern't that hard commutting should be a blast. The gearing is ok with more time and better stanima it should be perfect. Never riding disc brakes before i think that mabey they could be better but time will tell. Thank you for all the advice i think that i made a great purchase and think i will totally enjoy it.

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    Of the mentioned bikes, what size rear tires will they all fit? I'm looking to build a monstercross fixed gear in the next year and I would like to run up to 48's or so.

    -Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixed Up North View Post
    I don't know how many Bianchi dealers stocked them, but the only one (to my knowledge) that carried them in the Twin Cities still has some. It's probably worth a call around if you are interested. Since they only made them for one year, I can see them becoming a cult classic.
    Clearly they don't actually want to sell one (or two) to me as they won't return phone calls nor emails. *sigh*
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    I will personally vouch for the On-One Il Pompino
    It has been one of the best bikes I have ridden, I raced CX on it all season and am now riding it through the winter. My only real complaint is that the chainstays are a bit tight and I can't fit anything bigger than a 700x32 in there. Right now I am converting it into a 1x9 though, my commute just turned into a much longer ride every day (40 miles round trip).

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    Please exploane what is 1x9 thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
    Please exploane what is 1x9 thanks
    Single chainring in the front, nine-speed cassette in the back.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    The aesthetics of the Roger convinced me to go with downtube shifters, a decision I haven't regretted. I was intent on buying a roger but I needed a geared bike and I already have a fixed gear. Simplicity is sexy.

    Here's my favorite Roger.


    No wonder it was discontinued. Disk brakes and tracks ends = Fail. I wished they released a canti version.

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    I have a Specialized P1 with disc brakes and singlespeed drivetrain. It's a non-issue.

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    You must not change your gearing much.

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