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Old 05-22-11, 04:04 AM   #1
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Surley Steamroller vs. Specialized Langster Steel

Hey y'all!

I'm looking to get a new frame for my fixed gear..

At this point I'm thinking about the Steamroller or the new Langster Steel (not aluminum). Any opinions on which is better? Or any suggestions for a different frame in that price range?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-22-11, 09:17 AM   #2
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Masi has a frameset, so does Wabi cycles, Soma Rush. I like Soma best out of all those.
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I like wabi of what's been mentioned. Get the steamroller if you want to be able to run fatty tires, the langster if you like the looks. My shop carries the traitor ringleader, and damn is it nice. It uses columbus thron tubing, is filet brazed and damn does it ride nicely. The segmented fork is a nice touch as well. It's a little pricey at $600, but it is far and away the best mid level steel frameset out there right now.
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Old 05-22-11, 02:10 PM   #4
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Both look good but I think the Surly will be more versatile.
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Thanks for the help y'all! Your feedback is much appreciated!
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Old 05-26-11, 02:24 AM   #6
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Between the two you mentioned, the steamroller hands down. I love mine. Right now I running 35c cream Schwabie Delta Cruisers on mine, very versatile as far as tire width is concerned. Another frame set to consider close to that price range is the All City Big Block, I have one of those also I am in love with that damn thing. It just seems to dissapear under me while I ride and it always puts a smile on my face.
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I just built up a Langster steel and love it to death, but I will agree with the others. With 23mm Gatorskins I don't have very much clearance, so you won't be able to put big tires on it. I don't think it supports fenders, either. If you're looking for a "racey" kind of bike the Langster is great, but the Surly will definitely give you more options.
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