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What frames should I be considering?

Old 05-12-15, 12:09 PM
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What frames should I be considering?

Okay...

I don't know a damned thing about singlespeed other than far off & foggy childhood memories...A matte black Ross with a coaster brake was involved, and copious skidding, loved the skidding...

I'm looking to do the N+1. right now N = 1 and simplicity is certainly having an appeal considering I ride fairly hard and have managed to break my 11spd drivetrain a few times in the last year.

What I'd like to do ain't typical I guess, definitely a front disc brake...right off the bat I was thinking of a Surly Straggler, but I could throw a disc specific fork on another frame... I do want steel, because, I want steel.

I've looked at Surly, Fyxation, State, & All-City so far...who else should I be considering? Frame budget can go to $1k. An Italian aesthetic frame-wise would be a plus.

Sorry if similar has been posted already...
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs
I ride fairly hard and have managed to break my 11spd drivetrain a few times in the last year.
State frames are very flexy FYI.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
State frames are very flexy FYI.
Well, I don't want that...thx!
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nature boy disc, done.
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
nature boy disc, done.
Yeah, really seems to be the obvious choice for a disc Single Speed ride. Then again, I am biased.

Maybe the 853, if budget allows.

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Traitor crusade also is a steel sscx with disc brakes.
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Originally Posted by jtbadge
Yeah, really seems to be the obvious choice for a disc Single Speed ride. Then again, I am biased.

Maybe the 853, if budget allows.
Yeah...that's a contender...what does the 853 weigh?
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff
Traitor crusade also is a steel sscx with disc brakes.
Cool thx..
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Originally Posted by jtbadge
Yeah, really seems to be the obvious choice for a disc Single Speed ride. Then again, I am biased.

Maybe the 853, if budget allows.

All of a sudden I want another bike.
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All of a sudden I want another bike.
You gotta love that color though...Great specs.
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All of a sudden I want another bike.
So little need, so much want.
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I'd say the Traitor or the All City.
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