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found this builder over on the fixed gear board, look(3 posts)

found this builder over on the fixed gear board, lookbuffalosorrow
Sep 17, 2003 3:08 PM
 Urbanite Hybrid
 $360 CA  Frame & Fork

A traditional road frame with a difference, it's designed for cantilever brakes. Why? This makes it the ultimate versatile frame for road riding, commuting, light touring and even a bit of cyclocross riding, since there's clearance for fat tires and fenders and front and rear dropout brazeons.

Properly set up cantis stop as well as and are as light as dual pivot calipers despite claims by weight weenies and roadie posers.

Plain guage 4130 cromoly frame
TIG welded construction
1" threaded headset
Double rear eyelets
Single front eyelets
Vertical dropouts
Seatstay rack bosses
Seatstay bridge drilled for fender mounting
2 sets water bottle bosses: downtube and seat-tube
headtube cable guides designed for dual control road shifters or bar-end shifters
or offroad shifters with straight, riser or priest bars.
Unicrown straight-bladed fork, drilled for fender mounting
Urbanite Stealth Blue
Looks like a light touring frame. nmTFerguson
Sep 17, 2003 5:40 PM
Bad cross designhummu
Sep 18, 2003 6:50 AM
While probably a very capable frame for an all round bike the brake cable routing under the top tube is not the best design for a cyclocross frame.

This frame is on the heavy side but that is by design as its target is inexpensive and rugged. Sorta like a Surly in that respect.