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Old 06-18-09, 12:20 PM   #1
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Steamroller vs. Rush Hour vs. One Way

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Old 06-18-09, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-09, 12:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-18-09, 01:16 PM   #4
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I like the One Way, but the new colour sucks. Get an old one in the British racing green
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Old 06-18-09, 01:29 PM   #5
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i love my creamroller!
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how can the one way be beat?
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Old 06-18-09, 01:47 PM   #7
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how versatile is the one way? Like could it be used in cyclocross? lol I want to build up a touring bike but I want to try cyclocross one day. originally I was thinking about the chrome jury but the one way is built pretty much how I would do the jury. except I can't find the brg anymore
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Old 06-18-09, 01:56 PM   #8
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I like the One Way.

Not sure how far you are from Plano, Tx but if this bike is in your size it would be worth checking out.
http://planocycling.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibId=41583

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I'm biased, because I own a Steamroller, but I also like cool, smaller bike companies, so Surly gets my vote. But they're all fine bikes for your purposes.

bryyando - don't know about the Raleigh's, but the Steamroller can fit 38's no problem.
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i love my one way, it comes stock as a perfect commuter. im not sure how large you can take it with tires, but it comes with 700x35 and there is a TON of space left.

i definitely do wish i had the british racing green one though. i waited a little too long to pull the trigger on it.

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Old 06-18-09, 07:11 PM   #11
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i love my one way, it comes stock as a perfect commuter. im not sure how large you can take it with tires, but it comes with 700x35
35's? Do you mean 25's?
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no they come with vittoria randonneur cross 700x35, and have room to go bigger.
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Nope. They come with 35s.
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of these three, the rush hour sticks out. It's more Tarck than anything else, especially the 09, with the whole red anodized thing going on.

It really comes down to whether you prefer calliper or cantilever brakes. The steamroller has some insane clearance, but no braze-ons (which make mounting racks and fenders difficult). It also requires long reach brakes, which I think look a little funny.

The One-Way has cantilever brakes, the more traditional choice for a bike with wide tires, it also has a full compliment of braze-ons, making it the more obvious choice for touring.

Either one should take the wider tires prefered for touring, but the one-way is more natural at it. Then again, you can build up a steamroller to be all your own, and there is something to be said for that.

It's your choice, as long as you don't choose the rush hour.
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no they come with vittoria randonneur cross 700x35, and have room to go bigger.
Wow, didn't know that. That's cool.
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does it rain where/when you ride? one way.

do you want to fit big tires? not the rush hour.

do you want the bike to look cool? the rush hour.


basically, i think the steamroller is far more pedestrian than the raleigh offerings- they have their **** together in the design department.

that said, the steamroller is probably the most versatile of all the options and it's likely the same value.

i'd get the rush hour but that's simply because i ****ing love how it looks.
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