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Old 05-31-10, 06:41 PM   #1
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Singlespeed Cyclocross with a derailleur hanger option.

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I am looking for a frame mostly for singlespeed and fixed gear cyclocross, but also want the option to add a derailleur to use the frame for touring. I was looking at the Surly Cross Check and the Vassago Fisticuff. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.
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If you can deal with long reach brakes instead of cantis that might open your options up. I have run cross tires (35's) with long reach brakes on my fixed gear on a cross course on a rainy day and it worked fine. Salsa casserole and masi speciale commuter just off the top of my head.
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Cielo Cross

Or, if you just want something different, Swobo Crosby.
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Any frame you want with a White Ind hub or one of these

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Any frame you want with a White Ind hub or one of these
I can vouch that the White Ind hub is very nice and indeed works. White's freewheels and splined fixed gear cogs are works of art.

There's a bit of a knack to adjusting the ENO hub correctly (just as there is with horizontal dropouts) but once you do it a couple times you're golden.
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I also have a WI Eno and really like it but I am considering the eccentric BB method so I can run tubulars (well the ones I already have.) Also, I hate readjusting my brakes after a gearing change.
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