I have a Surly CrossCheck that I would like to comfirm some info on, as I am not the original owner. I purchased off of ebay about 5 years ago and I emailed Surly with some questions at that time and received some generic/form letter response. I intend to keep this bike as I do enjoy riding it.
It is a dark blue color with a 1" threaded headset and a Reynolds 853 decal on the seat tube. From what I have gathered thus far.....I believe this is a '99 and the only year these were built with 853 and a 1" HS. Hopefully someone here can confirm that.
Apologies if I am inquiring in the wrong section, but if my assumtions are correct, even at 10 years old,then I believe it to be a classic in it's own rite.