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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    I must say that attractive colors are rather out of character for Surly and makes me wonder if this is some sort of impostor.
    Actually, it started life Beef Gravy Brown. I had it powder coated and also added the non-diaper-pin rear brake hanger. The first time I cringed at the idea of taking it off road it became clear to me why an ugly color is preferable for some intended uses.

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    This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidder View Post
    Hot... and also, what long legs you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Also hot.

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    Super-hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webtwo View Post
    This is my commuter. It has Hope Pro II hubs and 7 close-ratio cogs in the back. I just replaced the Shimano R505 brakes with TRP Spyre brakes.





    This "Commuter" crowd is a lot tougher than the "Road Biker" crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    ...Beef Gravy Brown...
    Was that Surly's official name for the colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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    Is it hot? Don't know. Can't tell. Take a better picture without pointing your cell phone camera into the sun and we'll rate it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Was that Surly's official name for the colour?
    Yeah. I was going to call mine Recycling Can Blue to stay consistent with Surly's color naming conventions but it came out looking too good so I went with Interstate Blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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    Probably hot, but what's with the bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webtwo View Post
    I don't love this as much as everyone else seems to. Something about the angles of the stem and the handlebars just doesn't look right.

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    I dont want bend over that far anymore.. you young bucks may want the Race posture , Suit yourself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Is it hot? Don't know. Can't tell. Take a better picture without pointing your cell phone camera into the sun and we'll rate it for you.
    And here I was going for an "artistic" shot...guess its time for a career change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Probably hot, but what's with the bag?
    It is very reflective. What can I say, I don't like the idea of getting hit while going to/from work.

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    It's a Cross Check, where's the fat tires? If you wanted a road bike, why not buy a road bike? I know that everyone's hands are different, and not everyone has my good taste, but those bars, the kink in the drop especially has always made me want to punch a puppy.

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    Let's see if we can't get this thread back on track....

    I hope you do see that I am screwing around. (new to the forum, and people don't get my humor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    And here I was going for an "artistic" shot...guess its time for a career change....
    I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    I don't love this as much as everyone else seems to. Something about the angles of the stem and the handlebars just doesn't look right.
    gotta agree. looks like standard bike with nothing distinguishing it (not even the tires in this case).

    i think BF is wacky most times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.
    Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

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    I suppose if you're going to be hanging precariously from something it might as well be some place with a decent view.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    What?!? Those tires were great.

    Anyway, the best feature of this bike was the color, but for some reason I could never get the color to properly show up in a picture of the whole bike. It looked like this (at least when I bothered to wash it):



    You can mostly see it here:

    Gah..look at those fenders..spacers and leather drops c'mon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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    Big points for creative framing/bike placement and more points for having some solid reflective elements!

    Not my style of bike, but I'll definitely give you a "hot"!

    Needs fenders and some way to carry a load for full hotness points for the Commuting sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

    bike1.jpg

    Is this a submission? Points for location shot, but something about the kiddie playground at that location strikes me as bizarre. No points for that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.
    Chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    This looks kind of like a scene from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, except for the graffiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    Gah..look at those fenders..spacers and leather drops c'mon.
    Again with the fenders! I don't even have an excuse this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Is this a submission? Points for location shot, but something about the kiddie playground at that location strikes me as bizarre. No points for that bike.
    No Points ... I ride it year round ... we'll see how well it adapts to English weather ... quite well I assume. I'm using a house from a new colleague who rides a TREK of all things ... seems that he could use some education in bikes.

    FWIW, the one of the oldest churches in Germany (from 830AD) and was on one of commuting routes to work along the Main.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    No Points ... I ride it year round ... we'll see how well it adapts to English weather.

    FWIW, the one of the oldest churches in Germany (from 830AD) and was on one of commuting routes to work along the Main.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Justin's_Church,_Frankfurt-H%C3%B6chst
    You ride it for commuting, year round, on knobby tires, and with no fenders? I guess you wear a backpack too, because I don't see any way to carry cargo on that bike.
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