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Old 10-17-05, 07:52 AM
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Novice - Building fixed gear cyclocross/commuter, all I have is the frame

Any help is appreciated.

I am having a fixed gear cyclocross/commuter built. All I have decided on is the frame will be (probably) an On One Pompino or a Surly Steamroller. Will be used for hard riding in Milwaukee & Chicago.

Thanks.
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Old 10-17-05, 08:36 AM
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build it yourself

how exactly will it be a cyclocross? are you actually going to take it on cross tracks/dirt roads/etc. if so i would probably still want brakes on it, and cantilever brakes at that, which, of course, require a certain frame.... if you just want the cross tires but don't care about brakes then it would pretty much be the same as any other fixie. nothing wrong with that, i have cross tires on my fixie commuter and love em! good luck either way
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Old 10-17-05, 09:02 AM
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the il pompino is a great frame, but you'd be better off getting a steamroller with a cyclocross fork. that way, you'd have more options in fixed hubs.

you are in way over your head.
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Old 10-17-05, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by shaolin420
Any help is appreciated.

I am having a fixed gear cyclocross/commuter built. All I have decided on is the frame will be (probably) an On One Pompino or a Surly Steamroller. Will be used for hard riding in Milwaukee & Chicago.

Thanks.
What exactly is your question?
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Old 10-17-05, 11:33 AM
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Of course, if money is no object, get a rivendell quickbeam with a carbon cyclocross fork and LeveL hubs. (Drool)
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