Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Surly Steamroller?
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I just wanted to know what people think of the Surly Streamroller
Frame? I am thinking about building up a new fixed gear and would like a frame with track drops. Currently riding a 1975 Schwinn Varsity. 39X16
i have one. i like it lots.
(ignore the unorthodox positioning of the handlebars.)
06-05-03, 07:48 PM
I found a Steamroller frame on Ebay about 6 months ago. Even brand new, I think it's a great frame for the price. Decent welds..... Geometry is relaxed so it is nice and comfortable on those long rides. I have skinny tires mounted but you can mount up to 35mm tires I believe. The rear dropouts are pretty cool too.
There are lots of Surlys in the fixed gear gallery so check 'em out. Here's mine:
06-05-03, 08:54 PM
Great frames and a better color now that they have the grey as well as the Baked Bean. Sold many of them, a couple of employees ride them.
Fore, haha, I was about to say something about the handlebars when I noticed your note.
However, not to be undone, that is a big gear you're riding!! Or so it looks to me!
those are my race wheels.. 49x15
my every-day wheelset has a 16t cog on, that's all i change though.
Whoa, thats a little more than 3:1.
right around 83 gear inches for day-to-day riding.
i'm young yet (20). my knees can take the abuse.
06-06-03, 10:46 PM
If you bash your knees about now you will pay for it later. Or so they say
Reply to question about Steamroller, quick non-scientific poll of local mechanics gives it the thumbs up. Surly in general is a really good value.
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