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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-07-12, 07:15 AM   #1
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ISO: SSCX frames with 120 rear spacing, steel

i've just made a decision about a ride i'm going to attempt next year in single speed fashion.

i'm looking for a frame that meets this criteria:

-steel (though i might consider alu, steel is the preference though)
-120 rear spacing (plan to run it fixed most of the time, but single speed mode for some major dirt rides with tough technical downhill segments)
-canti brake studs (bike should have clearance for at least 35c tires, though i'll likely run 28's most of the time)


maybe my search skills are weak, actually they probably are, but i'm not finding too much in this category, what's out there?
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Old 10-07-12, 07:33 AM   #2
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one one pompino?

bonus - they are on sale pretty cheap now

curious to see what else gets mentioned...
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Old 10-07-12, 07:37 AM   #3
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Explain the importance of the 120mm spacing, because other than that the market is wiiiide open.
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Explain the importance of the 120mm spacing, because other than that the market is wiiiide open.
because i currently have quite a few sets of 120 spaced fixed wheels that i would like to be able to sway in and out with ease.
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You could space the hubs to 130
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You could space the hubs to 130
yes, i understand that. i would still just prefer to obtain a 120 spaced frame. i know they are out there.
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm
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sadly the bikes direct offering is one of the only ones i see. i find this strange. i also would prefer just a frame, or frameset. generally speaking, complete bikes usually come with crap components, especially on the low end of the scale. the search continues....
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Get whatever and cold set it or have a builder dial it in.
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sadly the bikes direct offering is one of the only ones i see. i find this strange.
Not sure why. 120mm spacing isn't really standard for anything except track.
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The On-One Pompino is a great frame for the money. Love mine.
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