I'm thinking about building up a single speed cx bike from used steel frame on Ebay. I have a few questions to ask the veteran single speeders:
1) What cranks would you recommend for a single speed cyclocross bike, if you can't afford White Industries or Paul?
2) I know both Paul and Chris King and Phil make some very top end s/s hubs that can be used for racing ss cx. What are some more economy-mid-ranged priced hubs that you'd recommend? I'd have a set of King's ss cx hubs laced to new Mavic Open Pros, but I can't afford $600 for a set of clincher wheels.
3) Which chain tensioner would you recommend for using a frame with vertical dropouts?
If these questions have been answered already, please let me know where I can go to read the responses.