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    Good frame for adding S&S couplings?

    I want to build a cross bike for travelling. I was thinking of just buying the Ritchey Breakaway but would prefer using S&S couplings, mainly so I can have a quick release seatpost. I won't be racing, just riding. I'm looking for a good frame. Any suggestions? Links to where I can purchase?

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    S and S Machine has a complete list of framebuilders that are willing to install the S and S coupling system into their new bikes with Bilenky seeming to put them in aftermarket.

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    Heck I was just at Bilenky's the other day (Live about 4 miles away)......... In any eveny it seems like all the bikes they do have the SS couplers. They are very good at it. There were a lot of vintage bikes getting the treatment also. I was thinking of getting it done to my DeRosa when I get it painted.

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    The Surly CrossCheck will be available with couplings

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    The Surly CrossCheck will be available with couplings

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.ph...28084/cat/1183
    Ohhh, drool! And heh "Travelers Check" that's pretty cheeky. Do you have anymore information on that? What will be the price of those things. That is so cool. I am so looking into getting a transportable commuter/cross/touring bike...

    To ask more questions relative to this thread. What are the advantages or disadvantages to S&S couplers compared to the Ritchey Break Away and Dahon Tournado?

    Has anyone put S&S couplers on the Lemond Poprad? Ugh... too many options... I must do my research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doraemonkey View Post
    Ohhh, drool! And heh "Travelers Check" that's pretty cheeky. Do you have anymore information on that? What will be the price of those things. That is so cool. I am so looking into getting a transportable commuter/cross/touring bike...
    I copied this from the Surly blog:

    - Travelers-Check
    This a Cross-Check frameset with S & S machined couplers installed so you can disassemble the bike in half and carry it in a luggage case. The couplers are beautifully machined stainless steel and they've been on the market for years with an excellent track record. The Travelers-Check will be available as a frameset only in Deep Water Blue color, similar to the original Cross-Check if anybody recalls that far back. MSRP for the frameset is $1075 and they should be available around January/Febraury 2008. The cost does not include the luggage case, but there are a couple options available directly through S & S and also through our distributor. I spent $160 roundtrip getting my standard Karate Monkey on the plane to/from Vegas, so we estimate the upcharge of the coupled frame and cost of a case will pay itself off in 4-5 trips.

    In addition to cost, if you took a stock Cross-Check and sent it to a framebuilder to have couplers installed, it would cost you more money than a standard Travelers-Check. Not to mention, we've made sure the thicker part of the top tube and down tubes extend beyond the couplers, so it would be stronger than a retrofit Cross-Check. Did I mention warranty? If you modified your Cross-Check with couplers or paint, it would void the warranty.
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