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Originally Posted by Bianchi Dude
bianchis are nice, but I'm going with the IRO The Hour Frameset on ebay. just gotta pick a color........
I think you're confused. "The Hour" is not an IRO.
and the OP is looking for a cyclocross SS style frame with clearance, and brazeons for fenders and racks, so all the track frames mentioned are not appropriate. I've heard really good things about the San Jose, and IRO in general, so you wouldn't go too far wrong with either choice. You might also consider the Surly Crosscheck, which can be set up SS or geared. Or if you're just getting the frame, the Bianchi Volpe would make a good SS frame while still leaving the possibility to set it up geared as well.
I think I'd probably go with the San Jose if I was looking for a SS specific cross frame, but once again, you probably won't be disappointed with the Rob Roy either.
If you think you might want the flexibility to set it up geared later, go with the Volpe, or Crosscheck.