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    Steel cyclocross framesets other than Cross-Check

    Who else makes a quality steel cyclocross bike, available as a frameset, other than Surly?
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    Don't the Soma Double Cross and Surly Cross Check have identical frame geometry?

    seemed to be the case when I was comparing bikes for my cross bike purchase, but then I only looked at the one size for me, not the full ranges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    Don't the Soma Double Cross and Surly Cross Check have identical frame geometry?

    seemed to be the case when I was comparing bikes for my cross bike purchase, but then I only looked at the one size for me, not the full ranges...
    No, the Soma has a sloping top tube and a taller headtube. The Cross Check has a horizontal toptube and a shorter headtube length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    No, the Soma has a sloping top tube and a taller headtube. The Cross Check has a horizontal toptube and a shorter headtube length.
    When you compare the seat and head angles, virtual top tube, and head tubes, they come up very similar, and I think the Surly is even a hair taller (but, like, less than one spacer's worth).

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    http://www.bikeschool.com/resources/...industry-links, hand made. http://www.steelmancycles.com/
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    For Norcal, add Sycip, Soulcraft, Caletti, RockLobster to that list.

    Lemond used to have a steel model cx frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
    For Norcal, add Sycip, Soulcraft, Caletti, RockLobster to that list.

    Lemond used to have a steel model cx frame.
    And Steve Rex. Won't be cheap but it will be awesome.
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    I just saw this on biketiresdirect.com: Handsome Devil Looks like a Cross Check copy.

    Boy, the more I look at it, the more I like the All-City Nature Boy. I just wish I could get a frameset in black instead of that hideous lime yellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
    For Norcal, add Sycip, Soulcraft, Caletti, RockLobster to that list.

    Lemond used to have a steel model cx frame.
    And Soulcraft's predecessor, Salsa Cycles in Petaluma. The Original La Cruz is one heck of a CX bike... I have a 52cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I just saw this on biketiresdirect.com: Handsome Devil Looks like a Cross Check copy.
    Cantilever brake mounts alone do not make a bike a cyclocross bike. The devil's specs include long chainstays, steep headtube angle and resulting short fork trail that tell me it is best suited for use as a touring/commuter bike, not a CX racer.

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    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/di...?photoid=81650 - Gunnar Crosshairs, competition cyclocross frame

    http://gunnarbikes.com/site/wp-conte...92-full-01.jpg - Gunnar Hyper X, disk based competition cyclocross frame

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/...f5bcd129_b.jpg - Gunnar Fastlane, on road/off road cyclocross disk based frame, (with the beefier OS2 Air Hardening Steel).
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    But Salsa is now a TW made QBP import brand, He got an offer he could not refuse..

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    Planet x Kaffenback is steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
    Planet x Kaffenback is steel.
    Nice. I'm adding that to my list. In fact, it may have just leap-frogged the Nature Boy due to its price and versatility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    Cantilever brake mounts alone do not make a bike a cyclocross bike. The devil's specs include long chainstays, steep headtube angle and resulting short fork trail that tell me it is best suited for use as a touring/commuter bike, not a CX racer.
    Since when was Cross-Check a CX racer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Nice. I'm adding that to my list. In fact, it may have just leap-frogged the Nature Boy due to its price and versatility.

    I've commuted and raced gravel road on my Kaffenback, not to twitchy for commuting and quick enough for gravel racing.

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