Hi, wondering if any other Aussies had been in the market for a Surly Steamroller frameset early this year? it seems the Aussie distributors, Dirtworks, despite advising me to the contrary back in February, have only just got a shipment of the complete bikes and NOT the framesets.
I had been saving for a frameset since late last year, and started collecting parts (got a set of deep-v rims & surly hubs built up..... sugino cranks arriving within the week.) But my retailer in Perth received a call last week to say no framesets.... Arrgh!
I'd really got my heart set on a Steamroller for the wheel clearances, and general utility nature of the bike (as far as singlespeed machines with track ends go) i figure the alternatives are, swallow the cost difference and get a whole bike, and use my better new parts. Keep as spare or sell the parts removed from the complete bike....
or keep within my budget and stoop for a Soma Rush or similar.... assuming I can get one through their Importers..
anyway.. just mumbling/thinking/typing out loud at this point.