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    Tossed some weight Redrom's Avatar
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    Best Aluminum Fixed Frame

    I ride fixed 9 miles daily - rain or shine, and am looking for a new frame. My current frame is a Cannondale CAAD5, which I like a lot: the aluminum frame is light and doesn't rust. The problem with this frame is that there are no good methods for fender attachment, and this particular frame is a touch small for me. I am using the SKS Raceblade fenders, but they don't stay put and need constant attention - annoying really.

    I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions about the best frame for these conditions (fixed, aluminum, and fender braze ons). Additionally, I am considering the S3X 3-speed fixed hub - if it's ever released - so having accommodations for a line to the rear wouldn't be a problem for me. Thanks!

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    Specialized Langster is the only frame that comes to my mind that fits your criteria (fixed, aluminum and fender braze on). There are a bunch of quality fenders on the market that don't require brazes.

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    p-clips IMO.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    How about Felt's Gridlock frameset?

    Felt Gridlock:

    Frame: Felt URBAN Custom Butted Super-light 7005 Aluminum, Forged Dropouts w/ Stainless Steel Inserts, rack & fender mounts

    Fork: Felt carbon fiber w/ alloy steerer tube & fender clearance

    Headset: Cane Creek type 1 1/8" Integrated with 20mm Cone and 2 X 7.5mm Spacer Stack

    Seatpost Clamp: 30.6mm 6061-AL Forged Aluminum, Chrome Moly 5mm x 0.8mm Bolt, Stainless Steel Nut-Bar.

    Extras: Felt BEERNuts Axle Nut Tool: Chrome-Moly 15mm tool to remove axle nuts for fixing flat tire and with bottle opener for liquid refreshment while fixing flat tire.

    Finish: Gloss Black (shown) or Gloss White

    Sizes: 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

    Weight: n/a

    MSRP: $399

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    get an aluminum cyclocross frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    get an aluminum cyclocross frame.
    The Tricross Singlecross is the only one that comes to mind that has fender-mounts. It was cancelled last year but you might find one used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmoy2002 View Post
    Specialized Langster is the only frame that comes to my mind that fits your criteria (fixed, aluminum and fender braze on). There are a bunch of quality fenders on the market that don't require brazes.
    I'm pretty sure I read that tire clearance is an issue with Langsters. Would be a waste to get fenders and be stuck with skinny tires.

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