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    Most relaxed geometry?

    What would be some examples of really nice single speed frames that have the most relaxed geometry for casual riding/commuting?
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    probably converting a touring bike. or are you looking for a brand new fixed gear with "relaxed geometry?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by smyth View Post
    probably converting a touring bike. or are you looking for a brand new fixed gear with "relaxed geometry?"

    kyle
    Just curious what's out there that has horizontal dropouts.
    Wouldn't want to mess with chain tensioners and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsprinter View Post
    Go for something from 1889
    Woah, look at how that seat is mounted!
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    Fixed recumbent.

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    +1 on converting an old touring bike

    even the old racing bikes are pretty relaxed
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    Probably a mountain bike if you want just semi-relaxed, beach cruiser if you want a seriously relaxed bike.
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    Mount some parts on a lazy-boy.
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    trek soho s. it's the most stable thing i've ever ridden. reminds me of a monorail. practically trackstands itself.

    mtb esque geometry, mounts everywhere. i bought it as a grocery bike, put a rack and pannier baskets and front rack and basket on it-- drives like an suv, much smoother when loaded than i would've given trek credit for.
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    The Redline 9.2.5 has a compact geometry that with some adjustment to the stem/seat position on the rails can be ridden very comfortably. Put some old northroad bars on there or get an '07 on clearance with the moustache bars on it. It also has clearance for probably up to 30-35c tires and rack mounts (I road one fixed with loaded panniers out camping for a weekend)

    Excellent value for the money, to boot. As far as new ss/fixed-out-of-the-box bikes that's what i'd recommend, but otherwise an old touring frame could be nice.

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    If you're looking for something with horizontal dropouts, I'd look for an old road frame, preferably a touring bike. As long as it's not a Gios or something, it's going to be pretty "relaxed."
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    Look for a SS CX bike like the San jose.
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    If you want my 6 month old Windsor Touring frame (with horizontal drops outs), make me an offer. I've been thinking of turning into a fixie myself.

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    Get a mtn SS frame [such as my Brodie Unibomber] and put a 700C CX fork on it. Your head tube angle will be in the 70-degree range, maybe lower.
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    probably a bit more relaxed than you want, but the Electra Townie's pretty darn relaxed.

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    have you checked out the iro rob roy...its super relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmonkey View Post
    have you checked out the iro rob roy...its super relaxed.
    Haven't seen one in person.
    I have a jamie roy now, which is my first ss.
    I like it but I'm not a big fan of aluminum frames.
    Wouldn't mind picking up something like the soma delancey but wasn't sure how the geometry compares and what else was out there that i don't know about which I'm sure is a lot.
    I'm a sucker for steel... and lugged steel is sex.
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    +1 on an older touring frame. Used ones are available in large numbers for great prices, and they're made to feel relaxed for long-distance riding. Go to garage sales & flea markets and look for rack mounts on the fork or rear stays.
    Don't know off-hand about what's currently being made, though.

    Edit: look in the path-racer thread on FGG to see what some of those guys used. Most of those bikes will be right up your alley, as long as you set yours up with the components you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2create View Post
    Haven't seen one in person.
    I have a jamie roy now, which is my first ss.
    I like it but I'm not a big fan of aluminum frames.
    Wouldn't mind picking up something like the soma delancey but wasn't sure how the geometry compares and what else was out there that i don't know about which I'm sure is a lot.
    I'm a sucker for steel... and lugged steel is sex.
    Salsa casseroll will probably be as close as you can get to your rivendell type geometry on a new bike, without going custom. Of course you could find a used Rivey Quickbeam. Then spead the dropouts a bit if you are still thinking of adding a gearhub. I probably get flamed for saying gearhub this forum. Here's a link of a casseroll. Scroll down a bit.

    http://www.oldspokeshome.com/blog/index.php?paged=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlton View Post
    Salsa casseroll will probably be as close as you can get to your rivendell type geometry on a new bike, without going custom. Of course you could find a used Rivey Quickbeam. Then spead the dropouts a bit if you are still thinking of adding a gearhub. I probably get flamed for saying gearhub this forum. Here's a link of a casseroll. Scroll down a bit.

    http://www.oldspokeshome.com/blog/index.php?paged=2
    Woah, that's so weird.
    I was just looking at the casseroll, comparing it's geometry to my other bikes and thinking that it might be my best option.

    Was also looking at the Surly Crosscheck which seems to be really similar.
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