Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Custom Surly Cross Check
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Just wanted to show off my Cross Check before I have to sell it. I did a lot of work on it, wanted to see how nice I could make a Surly. I added a few braze-ons, powdercoated it Midnight Blue, threw on my favorite components. Then I lost my job, so I have to say good bye. Let me know what you think of the work ( and how much you would sell it for). Check it out here:http://cgi.ebay.com/SURLY-CROSS-CHECK-Custom-Build_W0QQitemZ140350570703QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRoad_Bikes?hash=item20ad8bc0cf
10-07-09, 04:11 PM
Cool. One frame size too big for me. But its a sweet take off on a Surly Cross Check. I like it! :):thumb:
That's a really nice build. My Cross Check frame just came in today, and its next stop is heading out to be powder coated. Surly's colors are just so ugly. I plan to put the Surly decals back on it.
Anyway, back to your bike and your question...
The problem with doing a custom build is that you built the bike you wanted, not necessarily the bike the buyer wants. You probably know you won't get your money back out of it. I probably wouldn't be willing to pay much more than what I could get a new Cross Check for, because the only upgrades that really excite me are the Chris King headset, the Phil Wood bottom bracket and the Paul brakes. If I wanted things like a Brooks saddle and bar-end shifters I might go a bit higher.
Good luck with it, and here's hoping your situation turns back around soon.
Thanks for the comment. You should definitely braze on a rear brake housing stop while you have the frame stripped. It's totally worth it, even if you have to pay someone ten bucks to do it.
ps> you can just cut the part off an old huffy or something so you don't have to spend $20 or so on the part.
10-08-09, 01:16 AM
for my crosscheck I just used a for mount brake stop on the rear, but a welded on job would like nicer
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