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Old 08-19-13, 12:30 AM   #301
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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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Old 08-19-13, 07:46 AM   #303
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Hot... and also, what long legs you have.

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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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...Beef Gravy Brown...
Was that Surly's official name for the colour?
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This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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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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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This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
Probably hot, but what's with the bag?
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

I suppose if you're going to be hanging precariously from something it might as well be some place with a decent view.
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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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This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
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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Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.


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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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.
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This looks kind of like a scene from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, except for the graffiti.
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Again with the fenders! I don't even have an excuse this time.
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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_J...rt-H%C3%B6chst
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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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