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I am looking for info on Single Speed Cross frame, any thoughts on who builds the best frame...
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I'm a bit partial to IF, but the Spot frame has some fans.

Not to mention Steelman, Curtlo, etc will likely build a CX frame with rear facing dropouts for you. The Surly will also do single speed/fixed (long dropouts) if you ask it nicely. There seem to be a bunch of Kelly SSers around, but I'd still have to say...

IF. Yes. Independent gets my vote.
 

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IF gets my vote too

johnmyster said:
I'm a bit partial to IF, but the Spot frame has some fans.

Not to mention Steelman, Curtlo, etc will likely build a CX frame with rear facing dropouts for you. The Surly will also do single speed/fixed (long dropouts) if you ask it nicely. There seem to be a bunch of Kelly SSers around, but I'd still have to say...

IF. Yes. Independent gets my vote.
but any custom builder will put ss dropouts on there for you...add to the list, Seven, Viscous Cycles, Hot tubes, Rock Lobster, Gunnar/Waterford, Vanilla....
 

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Oh, how could I forget Viscous. A bunch of my coworkers were buying them back in the day when I worked "in the industry" and they definately were sweet rides.

One of them sent Carl a blue King headset and said "match this." I've never seen such a glossy/metallic finish on a bike since.
 

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The only stock singlespeeds I think are On One and Bianchi?


Other than that youll have to have it custom made. Any of those custom builders are going to make great bikes from what ive seen and heard. And most are all in the same price range.
 

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depends...you can make almost any frame a ss with a eno hub. otherwsie, ss specific, outta the box....i like the on-one and bianchi.

custom opens a whole world of ideas. i'd look at kish, inglis/retrotec and wily cycles. but, i like my desalvo alot (the first bike pictured). other were found on mtbr and spectrum powder works' website.

<img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616PDR_1625.jpg>
<img src=https://spectrumpowderworks.com/images/bp/bp430.jpg>
<img src=https://www.onegear.com/albums/album05/Dscf0419.jpg>

my cx sees mostly road days now, 44x16 fixed. love the midge bars. i also swtiched to a longer, sero rise stem. swapping to paul neo/retro brakes some day.

awesome stuff!!!
 

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Single speed...

No such thing as best ss cross bike...maybe best for your riding style, geometry, etc. I guess is once you know what your looking for talk to one of the custom guys and give them the run down on what your looking for and they would be more than happy to help out. I think the post that mentions IF would be be great place to start, but you have to love a bike built by many of the top builders.....
 

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to bad they are available...

to bad they are not available..

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?p=21745&highlight=ss+free#post21745

ps I am lapping the dude on my left.

Currently I added a carbon fork, syntace 105mm stem and spaced out chorus/ moskva 9/10 rear wheel to run as a SS. My rear cxp30/ suzue flip flop was stolen... Looking into buying a Ambrosio F20/ record wheelset to drop some weight.
 
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