Thursday, February 21, 2013

Single speed CX/Road/Commute sttel frame

 This bike will see varied road conditions...gravel, a  bit of dirt and some possibly choppy pavement so the ability to have big tires will be a plus. The tubeset is again, a mix of S-3 ( yes, I do build frames from other tubing.....just not so far this month !) Nivachrome , and some other OX  True Temper tubes.
 The frame will be fitted with an Easton EC70X fork. This fork is unusual as it has an aluminum steerer....not a thin wispy one, a real piece of pipe. These forks don't jutter as much as the lighter carbon forks.....there's a weight penalty but with this 3 lb. 9 oz. frame, I don't think it will matter. Single speeds are always pretty light bikes.
Last but not least, I added some fender eyeltes to the dropouts and one under the seat stay bridge. Easton was smart enough to have eyelets on the fork as well so this bike can be winterized.

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