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Road geo single speed that isn't Wabi or retro

Old 07-16-20, 12:46 AM
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Road geo single speed that isn't Wabi or vintage

Any midpriced frames or bikes that have road geometry that isn't Wabi or vintage? I used to see Wabi frames that had rear brake braze-ons, but looks like they went full fixie. Just curious to see if there's something else out there.

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Do you mean rear rack or cantilever brake ? All Wabis have rear brakes AFAIK.
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These are not mid-priced, but good examples of road geo SS frames...

Street Dog

https://www.benscycle.com/milwaukee-..._20834/product


Theres not much else out there besides Wabi and some cheap offerings from Bikes Direct.
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Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
Any midpriced frames or bikes that have road geometry that isn't Wabi or vintage? I used to see Wabi frames that had rear brake braze-ons, but looks like they went full fixie. Just curious to see if there's something else out there.
Well if your frame is brokie you should go full fixie if it is repairable and worth it.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Do you mean rear rack or cantilever brake ? All Wabis have rear brakes AFAIK.
I remember seeing older Wabis having a rear brake cable guide braze on the frame like a traditional road bike.
Surly has the geo but no guides.
Hmm. Guess the answer is no. Dang.
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Shinola Detroit Arrow for $1000 complete. They have a military discount as well. The frameset is made by Waterford. I've read that the saddle is actually nicer than a Brooks.

https://www.shinola.com/collections/...oit-arrow.html

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I remember seeing older Wabis having a rear brake cable guide braze on the frame like a traditional road bike.
Surly has the geo but no guides.
Hmm. Guess the answer is no. Dang.
This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.


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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.



Yeah I remember those. Wish they'd come back. The current crop of BD bikes aside from the trusty Mercier Kilo don't look too hot.
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I have a 2017 model-year Specialized Langster, the frame has tight geometry and bullhorn bars for a forward / aggressive position, so it's pretty road as opposed to hybrid or touring.
I added lightweight wheels a couple months ago and it rides like a single-speed version of an Allez Sprint
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