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Old 01-05-08, 05:36 PM   #1
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single speed

Hi i am looking for a list of who makes a single speed cyclocross. thanks for the help
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Old 01-05-08, 05:58 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-05-08, 08:06 PM   #3
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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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Old 01-06-08, 01:07 AM   #4
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any cross frame can be singlespeed with a tensioner.
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Git the Bianchi Roger!
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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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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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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.

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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.
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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Single chainring in the front, nine-speed cassette in the back.
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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.


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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