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Old 03-17-10, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hey All,

Just retired from the USAF after 26 years. As a retirement "gift" to myself picked up a new Surly Cross-Check. Outfitting it for some short touring and commuting to work (whenever I decide to find a job, ha!).

Haven't owned a bike in three years. Previous bikes were an old Myata Level 2000 MTB that I gave to a friend's son when I left Germany. Also had a Holdsworth that I put together back in 1982. My wife decided to give that one away when I was overseas. :facepalm

Missed and wanted a new bike for some time, so said "what the heck." Forgotten how relaxed the biking community was, but soon rediscovered that in my quest for this bike. Good times.

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Congratulation on your new bike.
What gearing do you have on it?
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Congratulation on your new bike.
What gearing do you have on it?
Thanks! As for the gearing just went w/the stock parts from Surly, albeit going w/a 700c tire vs. the 27in. & some Shimano pedals. How dated am I? This is my first bike w/clip-less pedals. Going to add a Brooks saddle, rack & perhaps some fenders. Might hold off on the fenders though, as cyclocross is somewhat appealing and may eventually acquire another wheel-set to ride some easier trails.

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Cyclocross?? No fenders allowed there.
Stop by the cyclocross forum for ideas.
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