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    No car. No problem. Isaiahc72's Avatar
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    Single speed recommendations needed

    I'm currently looking for a singlespeed bike to handle my day-to-day commutes. My commute does contain some roller hills but those shouldn't be a problem.

    Preferred specs:
    > Rack & fender mounts.
    > Steel frame construction.
    > $500+/-
    > Durable enough to haul loads and ride some occasional singletrack.

    What manufactures make good singlespeeds? What bike would you recommend?
    IC

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I had a Kilo WT until it was stolen a few years ago, and it was a very solid bike for around the $400 to $500 range. I replaced it with a used Bianchi San Jose, which I love.

    I'd say check out the WT (or Nashbar's single speed cyclocross bike, which might be more suited to singletrack riding with some tweaks) if you're looking for a brand new single speed under $500 complete and need it immediately. If you have some time to be patient, check out ebay for a used Bianchi San Jose or Raleigh One Way. They do pop up from time to time for under $500.

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