Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Bikes: 1995 Kestrel 4000; 2013 True North Touring; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport
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I finally got my Cross Check!
Three months after ordering it, my fixed gear Cross Check has been delivered.
Here it is, decked out for my 50km round trip commute:
Both the wheels are loaners from the bike shop. The rims I want, white Velocity Fusions, are on back order, so I won't get them till the end of November. I've also ordered a rear brake, and the Axiom Tracker LX rack.
56cm Surly Cross Check
Syntace Stratos bullhorns
Shimano 105 Crankset/BB
Shimano BR-R550 cantilever brake (soon to be two)
Brooks Team Professional saddle, honey (but brown due to use)
Planet Bike Cascadia Touring fenders
Planet Bike Superflash blinkie
Vittoria Rubino Pro 23mm tires
Surly hubs, DT Competition spokes, White Velocity Fusion rims (different rims in photo; front will be radial in final build)
Everything else is generic.
Here's a photo of my bar mounted flashlight, a MTE 8 mode P7, mounted with a Twofish Lockblock.
Here are a couple of photos of my fender mounting technique. Note the spacers at the chainstay bridge, and the brass extender bracket (door hardware from Home Depot) at the fork. Also note the copious use of rubber washers.
Update of current setup:
Last edited by Yan; 10-13-09 at 02:35 AM.