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No more cheap sscx bikes left?

Old 09-28-17, 05:06 PM
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No more cheap sscx bikes left?

Been poking around at the idea of a cheap sscx bike, but seems to me I can't find them anymore?

Lots of ones I know of have been discontinued ( nashbar sscx, windsor sscx, etc )

are there any cheap frames/bikes that are basically track bikes with v brakes out there? ( 100/120mm drop outs, steel frame )

I have some nice Fixedgear parts that would easily move to one of those types of frames, but seems there are none left that are premium brands ( like the cinlelli sscx or work )
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May not be exactly what you want, but...
Save up to 60% off new Mercier Singlespeed Track Bikes - Kilo WT - Save Up To 60% Off Brand new Bicycles
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yeah, i've thought about the WT, but i'm not really a fan of it. I'd really like something with v brakes.
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you mean cantilever brakes? V-brakes are not an option.

Bikes direct sells good bikes - you should be able to find a good CX bike there. I have their CX bike (For $400 on craigslist - 20lbs with Ultegra - I couldn't be happier).

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Detroit Bikes has some beautiful looking inexpensive steel frame bikes. I love their paint job - gotta see that in person.

https://www.bikeparts.com/BPC171879/...RoCOngQAvD_BwE
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I'm specifically looking for a steel single speed.

I have a nice carbon cross bike, but would like to find something along the lines of the nashbar sscx so I can swap in my nice parts of my track bike and just add cross tires and go play.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
I'm specifically looking for a steel single speed.

I have a nice carbon cross bike, but would like to find something along the lines of the nashbar sscx so I can swap in my nice parts of my track bike and just add cross tires and go play.
there's the State Warhawk. not sure what the rear spacing is, but it does everything else you're looking for. The frame quality might be questionable, but cheap is cheap.

On One used to sell an inexpensive sscx bike, not sure if they still do or not.
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See bikeisland for frameset deal

Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
Been poking around at the idea of a cheap sscx bike, but seems to me I can't find them anymore?

Lots of ones I know of have been discontinued ( nashbar sscx, windsor sscx, etc )

are there any cheap frames/bikes that are basically track bikes with v brakes out there? ( 100/120mm drop outs, steel frame )

I have some nice Fixedgear parts that would easily move to one of those types of frames, but seems there are none left that are premium brands ( like the cinlelli sscx or work )
I scored a Mercier Kilo WT frameset dirt cheap at Bikeisland to move ss parts over from another ss bike. Terrific frameset. Not true track geometry, though, thank the lord, but precisely perfect for my urban commuting purposes.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
I'm specifically looking for a steel single speed.

I have a nice carbon cross bike, but would like to find something along the lines of the nashbar sscx so I can swap in my nice parts of my track bike and just add cross tires and go play.
It is a single speed. Like I said above:

Detroit Bikes has some beautiful looking inexpensive steel frame bikes. I love their paint job - gotta see that in person.

https://www.bikeparts.com/BPC171879/...RoCOngQAvD_BwE
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I had the Kilo track bike. It had true track geometry (that is where I rode it). That would be a handful on dirt. I hope the WT is different!!!
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I think they still make the On-One Pompino. https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOPV4...no-v4-frameset

Great bike. I passed it along to my son as a school commuter.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
Been poking around at the idea of a cheap sscx bike, but seems to me I can't find them anymore?

Lots of ones I know of have been discontinued ( nashbar sscx, windsor sscx, etc )

are there any cheap frames/bikes that are basically track bikes with v brakes out there? )
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I have a Nashbar SS CX bike as a beater commuter. Shockingly nice for the money. Gorgeous deep blue paint, thin steel tubing...the saddle is even half decent for a stock saddle at this price.

It runs tall for its length though. Or it runs short for its height. The BB is high, the top tube slopes slightly, and the measurements for the seat tube are true. So my 52cm frame is quite a bit taller than my other 52cm bikes.

Edit: And disregard everything I said above. Looks like Nashbar doesn't have them anymore.
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The last race I was at all the single speed racers were on rigid mountain bikes.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
I'm specifically looking for a steel single speed.

I have a nice carbon cross bike, but would like to find something along the lines of the nashbar sscx so I can swap in my nice parts of my track bike and just add cross tires and go play.

I did exactly that with this frame:

https://handsomecycles.com/products/fredward-frameset
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post
Been poking around at the idea of a cheap sscx bike, but seems to me I can't find them anymore?

Lots of ones I know of have been discontinued ( nashbar sscx, windsor sscx, etc )

are there any cheap frames/bikes that are basically track bikes with v brakes out there? ( 100/120mm drop outs, steel frame )

I have some nice Fixedgear parts that would easily move to one of those types of frames, but seems there are none left that are premium brands ( like the cinlelli sscx or work )

Too bad you're not in AusTex. I'd sell you my Nashbar SSCX which is currently set up as a townie but I could get those drops back on it in 5 min.
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State Bicycle Warhawk. $579 complete. I don't know what the rear spacing is, but I'd guess 130 or 135mm. But were any of the cheap SSCX bikes the OP mentioned 100mm or 120mmm spacing?
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State Bicycle Warhawk. $579 complete. I don't know what the rear spacing is, but I'd guess 130 or 135mm. But were any of the cheap SSCX bikes the OP mentioned 100mm or 120mmm spacing?
yeah, the warhawk is 135mm, yeah lots of the cheaper ones were 120mm rear spacing, but I guess they kinda fell out of style when disc brake bikes started becoming more mainstream on road bikes.
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Too bad you're not in AusTex. I'd sell you my Nashbar SSCX which is currently set up as a townie but I could get those drops back on it in 5 min.

I am in Austin! I sent you a pm. If its a smaller sized frame ( 51-53 ) i'll buy it
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I had a Pompino and raced CX on it both with flat and drop bars. IMO it's optimised for flat bars - short headtubes meant with drops I had about 4cm of spacers and still a sizeable saddle-bar drop, despite a longer top tube than I'd normally have. Also, inconsistent increased in headtube length between sizes: 95mm, 105mm, 135mm, making the large size better suited to drops, but still pretty short compared to other brands.

Have since acquired a Genesis Day One frame (only sold as a whole bike nowadays but often on eBay in UK) which has much better geometry.

Wanted a State Warhawk but rather than coming down in price, they just became less available.

Best option could be a Surly Cross Check frame run singlespeed, but again, short headtubes.
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bought a used state warhawk this weekend, rode it for a bit and its not for me, going to repost it for sale sometime this week.

Since the cinelli work is discontinued as well, i think i'm just going to see if I can squeeze the fattest tires I can on my bianchi pista and just set up a front and rear brake on it.
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