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Old 09-09-09, 04:03 PM   #1
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Finally, It's done.

Almost.

My Surly Cross Check Cross bike. I still have to adjust the brakes and derailleurs, finish the tape job and put on pedals, other than that, it's done.

Now that I have ridden it, I feel the stem might be a bit too long. I'll see when I drive it a while.

Here are a few of the components...
Surly Cross Check frame. Stripped, primed, painted, clear coated and new decals applied.
Ultegra 6600 derailleurs
Ultegra 6503 crank
Dura Ace ST-7801 brifters
FSA Wing Pro bars
Giant Carbon stem
Alexrims R390 rims
Shimano 600 hubs
Jagwire cables

Many thanks to all members who gave an opinion or advise.

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Old 09-09-09, 04:37 PM   #2
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That looks sweet. Love the color.
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That an older frame? I like it. How are you planning to ride it? Cross, road, commute, trail, all the above?

Should give you many years of service.
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your rear cable housing is way too long!
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That an older frame? I like it. How are you planning to ride it? Cross, road, commute, trail, all the above?

Should give you many years of service.
I think the frame is a 2005 model. It will be my main ride, everything from light trail riding to road riding.


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your rear cable housing is way too long!
I noticed that when I was looking at the pics. Thanks for the heads up. Now that I am looking, I think the rear cable at the seat post is also too long.
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What tires you have on there? They look interesting. Surprised you went with a carbon stem. Something you had lying around?
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What tires you have on there? They look interesting. Surprised you went with a carbon stem. Something you had lying around?
They are Specialized Infinity 700C x 32. I went with a carbon stem because I got a really good deal on it. I don't do any hard off roading or racing, and I love the look of carbon fiber, so I said, Why not.
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nice! what size frame is that? what kind of bar tape is that? i was looking for blue tape like that but after mail ordering..it wasn't the blue i wanted. Is it gel or cork or a combo?
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nice! what size frame is that? what kind of bar tape is that? i was looking for blue tape like that but after mail ordering..it wasn't the blue i wanted. Is it gel or cork or a combo?
I do not know the size of the frame. The tape is "Pro" tape. http://www.pro-bikegear.com/publish/.../Products.html. It is a foam tape with an adhesive on the back. If you can't find any, I'll be happy to buy it and mail it to you. It costs $14.95CDN, with shipping it should be under $20.
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