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Old 11-30-03, 07:30 PM   #1
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Surly Love

Sooo.... I'm thinkin' of gettin' a surly crosscheck for x-mas... please load on the photos of your bikes and comments on how you feel about them.... I want to build it up as a flip-flop ss/fixie and ride it all day long through everything I can find as fast as I can. any suggestions of other bikes I should look at in the same price range??? thanks!!
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Old 12-01-03, 12:38 AM   #2
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If you're building up a ss or fixie, why not the Surly Steamroller?
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hmmm

i'm not sure... maybe because i want all the options available? what can the crosscheck do that the steamroller can't? i think i most like that the 'check satisfies my inability to make a decision...
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i'm not sure... maybe because i want all the options available? what can the crosscheck do that the steamroller can't? i think i most like that the 'check satisfies my inability to make a decision...

Makes perfect sence to me........
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sorry, no pictures, but I love my Cross Check...single ring in front...indestructible...yellow SLR seat, green tires...ugly and beautiful all at the same time...
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steamer v. xcheck

sorry no pic, but I think youre making the right choice between the crosscheck and the steamer. I replaced my steamroller with a crosscheck last spring and It seems to have been the right choice. had I been able to run canti brakes 38c tires and occassionally a rear derailer on the steamer I might have kept it but the crosscheck is working like a champ. I took it on ragbrai and a few day trips over the summer and use it as a trail bike/commuter. had it single speed for a bit but mostly I run it 1x9. great bike.
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What size tires do u run.. is it a true cross bike?
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Old 12-12-03, 03:34 PM   #8
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Hey Becklion, are you by any chance from Chelmsford, Essex?
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I love my cross check. I have one from when they were still reynolds. The only thing I wish mine had were front and rear rack mounts/eyelets. I only have them in the rear, but it has no mount on the seatstay. One of my friends set his up with clamps and extra tubes. It sounds more sketchy than it is.
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Not the nicest setup in the world, but I love it
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