Single Speed Bike Checks!
In Blue Lug Hatagaya, we’ve been building up many kinds of bikes such as cross bikes and road bikes.
Yet, a single speed bike is one of the most popular kinds of bikes. I built a couple of single speed bikes recently. Let’s take a look!
*SURLY* steamroller size53
Surly Steamroller is the bestsellers in our shop. Many of our staff ride this as a commuter.
This is painted light blue by Cook Paint Works.
The Velo Orange caliper brakes are super stiff, probably the stiffest long reach brakes ever made. This looks very cool and last longer than other brakes.
Hubs are Philwood.
The Philwood headset, the Nitto stem and spacers are all made by chromoly steel. Especially chromoly stem is responsive and offers good flex while maintaining its form. It is great for a commuter ride.
The Nitto 65 seat post is stiff and beautiful.
The pedals are MKS Rambda. The legit pedals have spike pins that provide holding of your shoe. There is no problem with winter boots.
The most unique thing of Steamroller as a single speed bike is a wide tire clearance. The room for tires is up to 700c x 38mm. I think 32c would be the best for an urban commuter in Tokyo and Panaracer Gravel King is amazing tire.
This is like an ideal single commuter bike.
*ALL CITY* big block size52
This sparkle green color is an official color, which is rad.
The wheel sets are the ROLF Vigor FX, high flange hubs with deep section aero rims.
The Vittoria Corsa tires are one of the best tubular tires we have.
The Velo Orange grand cru long reach brake set has a black colorway.
The saddle is the Brooks cambium all-weather. This is affordable than other Brooks and it is the waterproof model. It is great for urban cycling.
The crankset is omnium.
All City’s cast track end features their home town landmark, Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
All City bike with these set-ups can go really fast.
Single speed bikes are widely prized for their simplicity in design and low cost. You can get a lighter bike with better components. There are fewer parts on the bicycle that require maintenance, making this type of cycle useful for city commuting in all weather. If you want to get your first bike, the single speed would be the best choice. Like simple is the best.
You can check more bikes we built on our bike catalog.