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    Hellooo fellow SSers

    Looking for some frame advice. I ride SS on my mtb on a cotic simple 29. Which i love. I also have a alu, geared (sorry) road bike which is fine but I dont want to ride it everyday round london and risk having it nicked everytime i lock it up. So what im looking for is a cheapish ss road frame. Preferably with horizontal or sliding drops or track ends. But here's the kicker, i want disc brakes too.

    Heres what ive found so far.

    Trek crockett
    Allcity natureboy
    Surly straggler
    Genesis day1

    Anything else anyone knows of?

    Its going to be a bike for round town that i dont mind locking up hence the reason for not wanting to spend a kidney on it.

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    i'd get any cheap used cross frame and use a tensioner

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    Straggler? I think you mean Steamroller.

    Here's mine, a Gunnar Streetdog I picked up for $40, frame with a few parts, extremely stuck seatpost. Took me about a month to get the post out, using a torch. Powder coat, gather the parts and build, good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Straggler? I think you mean Steamroller.

    Here's mine, a Gunnar Streetdog I picked up for $40, frame with a few parts, extremely stuck seatpost. Took me about a month to get the post out, using a torch. Powder coat, gather the parts and build, good to go!

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    Nope. Definetly meant straggler.

    https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross1200 View Post
    Nope. Definetly meant straggler.

    https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

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    Ah, Steamroller doesn't accommodate disc.
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    What kind of tire/ fender clearance do you find necessary?

    A cheap CX bike with a tensioner would do it, and you could sell most of the drivetrain.

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    Agreed, you should be looking for a SS cross bike.

    This with a tensioner, and/or threaded EBB.
    https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FRPXKBD...ack-2-frameset

    State https://www.statebicycle.com/collect...y-burnt-orange

    I can add more later, I'm in a rush, but there's a bunch.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    At least 32c tire clearance. Not bothered about fenders. Always thought id be looking for a cx frame. I tried a tensioner on my mtb and always had a bad tine with it hence the want for horizontals. But I'm willing to give it a go if I find something with everything else.

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    get a cheapo fixed gear bike (takes care of rear brake). i'd say ride that for a while to decide if you really need a disc up front. if so buy a cheap cross fork and front wheel that is disc compatible.

    cheap zippy city bike that is fun as hell to ride. fixed gear is the best when things get dicey. better control than any brakes will give...

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    Look for a Transition Rapture or Traitor Crusade. I think they are the same frame. I got a Traitor for $500 from Evo.com but they are out. 35mm seems to be the maximum rear tire size.

    What about a State Thunderbird?
    BikesDirect has one as well.
    Raleigh had some ss cx bikes
    On One Pompetamine?

    I am surprised to see you're willing to buy something that expensive that will be locked up. Go CHEAP in that case.

    Why disc brakes? I've visited London so I understand if you want all-weather braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Look for a Transition Rapture or Traitor Crusade. I think they are the same frame. I got a Traitor for $500 from Evo.com but they are out. 35mm seems to be the maximum rear tire size.

    What about a State Thunderbird?
    BikesDirect has one as well.
    Raleigh had some ss cx bikes
    On One Pompetamine?

    I am surprised to see you're willing to buy something that expensive that will be locked up. Go CHEAP in that case.

    Why disc brakes? I've visited London so I understand if you want all-weather braking.
    I would always be looking second hand. Definitely not really looking to buy new.

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    Take a look at Cube Hyde Pro frames being discounted at

    https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/...-n-blue-695500



    It's sturdy, got an EBB, so you get a clean back end, and no hassle with wheel alignment. I'm pretty sure it has internal cable routing. Also you may be able to get up 2" tyres in there if you want to do the odd bit of gravel or rough road stuff.

    I built up a similar Cube frame for my daughter with 2" tyre and mudguards, and it works well on gravel.

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