Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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The build looks fine and I don't see any obvious issue.
As for the FD. Unless Surly us using some kind of weird off standard seat tube, I suspect it's a 1-1/4" seat tube and calls for the 31.8,mm clamp. Seat tube standards are in inches (1-1/8", 1-1/4", and 1/3/8") and there's lots of rounding when these dimensions are expressed in millimeters. If the tube is in fact an odd size it'll either take a braze-on FD, or Surly will provide a shim, since there aren't any 30mm clamp FDs made (to my knowledge).
For hubs, I suggest you keep it simple and use Campy's at the Centaur level if available, or Record, but they're pricey. There aren't too many choices otherwise that use a Campy splined freewheel body. Also, Campys are of good quality and IMO among the easiest to fieldstrip, service and adjust so they're ideal for extended touring.
If you can't source hubs at a decent price email me, I have numerous pairs in 32h.
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