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    Loves to suffer freighttraininguphill's Avatar
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    The folks at Surly sure have a way with words

    I was in the LBS a couple days ago and noticed this on the chainstay of a Surly Long Haul Trucker:



    The rest of the bike:



    Same thing on a well-used Surly Cross Check:





    The first thing that crossed my mind was "hmm, they're gonna offend some Clydesdales and Athenas and make others laugh. They're pretty bold with this one". Luckily another cyclist on a Surly Long Haul Trucker rode in just as I was leaving and explained the slogan to me. Turns out Surly is referring to fat tires fitting between the chainstays, not the weight of the rider. Whew! I almost came on here and made a fool out of myself! I was all ready to let people know that Surly advertises C/A-friendly bikes.

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    Come here often? <wink> exile's Avatar
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    Well, the Surly LHT is a heavyweight. And for touring bikes and their cross bike, the ability to fit a wide variety of tires is a plus.

    So, which one were you going to buy?
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    I thought exactly the same thing when I saw that.

    EDIT: Are those bikes yours? I have the same pedals on my road bike as are on that Cross Check.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    I thought it was a drug reference.

    Craig in Indy

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    I thought it meant the riders too, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    Well, the Surly LHT is a heavyweight. And for touring bikes and their cross bike, the ability to fit a wide variety of tires is a plus.

    So, which one were you going to buy?
    Neither. I don't need that type of bike, since I don't tour or ride cyclocross. I always take pictures of interesting things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    I thought exactly the same thing when I saw that.

    EDIT: Are those bikes yours? I have the same pedals on my road bike as are on that Cross Check.
    Nope. I think the LHT is a brand new one for sale. The Cross Check is either a customer's or an employee's.

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    FFF is a reference to tire size - they will fit tires up to 700x45 width. Another great reason to love surly is the 132.5 rear spacing which works with 130 or 135 mm wheelset, give you a lot more options..

    The one Abbreviation I love is Assos calls there 3xl sizing TIR which is a trucking term in Europe for wide load..

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    Do all Surly Bikes have this sticker?
    Here is my old Instigator
    fff.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobman90 View Post
    Do all Surly Bikes have this sticker?
    Even the Pacer does, but shouldn't. Only fits (narrow) 28mm with fenders and 32mm (if you shoehorn them) without. Big whoop, I've got a 1988 Trek 400 that spec's the same.
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    When I first saw this, I thought it was a play on the four F club that everyone used in the 70's 80's. Then I realized that there where only three F's

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