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    Anyone tried this SS from NYCBikes?

    From their site:
    Uberurban Aluminum Alloy Frame, Cro-Moly Fork, Cane Creek Headset, Ritchey Comp Handlebar, Shimano Exage Levers, Alhonga Cantilever Brakes, CPI 34t Single Crank w/Bashguard, Zac 19/Quando Wheels, 16t Dicta Freewheel, Vee Rubber 700x38 Slicks.

    It's $350, the frame is 135mm spacing, and they claim that the tension is good using the "magic" combo of 34:16.

    I've been looking for a cheap, beatable drop bar 700c singlespeed, and this looks like it. But I worry about the "magic" gear. Anyone try one of these things? How good was the chain tesion?

    Thanks for any info.

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    I've not tried this bike, and I don't know if where you live is hilly, but that gear ratio is pretty low for a road commuter. And because it's a "magic ratio" on what I assume is a vert drop, you don't have much flexibility with gearing.
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    How much will you ride it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackie
    How good was the chain tesion?

    Thanks for any info.
    As you put miles on a bike, the chain wear will remove the "magic". Plan to keep a stock of new chains.

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    Check out IRO cycles

    IRO is also in New York, they have a new SS cyclocross bike that I think is nicer than this one. It's called the Rob Roy and it costs a bit more but I think it's worth it for a chromoly frame and the sweet curved seat stays among other things.
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