Got one I'm building now to see if it'll satiate my desire to get another Surly Cross Check. Its a lot cheaper than buying a $440 frame but has a few drawbacks but should be about as versatile.
Put the 700c wheelset on today and stripped down the frame. Stock crank came with a 36t and 47t ring so I'm set for any SS work I want to do
Could be my last outdoor ride before the snow flies ...
IMG-20131110-00816 SML by h2oxtc, on Flickr
To add the retro aesthetic philosophy while enjoying the the go-anywhere freedom of a slightly wider tire, I added an Italian recently.
A good hand-built lugged steel-framed bike adds a little individuality to the ride.1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross is ready for the road or trail. Everyone needs a retro lugged Columbus steel CX bike.
The LHT gets most of my gravel riding action...
but I prefer the Atlantis...
A bone-stock Vaya 2, but loving it nonetheless. Seen in front of Mono Lake, CA.
I am quite happy that I got the silver wanderlust rack, however...
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:
I haven't settled on a saddle yet, right now I have an Italia Selle C2 gel Flo...I have a Fizik Aliante VSX coming in to try.. I just settled on pedals and shoes as well. I think I'm going to change the crank...I want a little more low end..
More common mechanics to hide the big alloy nut on the other side of the rear brake , but suit yourself..
Sixty Fiver, nice bike. What brand is the stem?
A few recent pics, still need to get the rear rack on it, wanted to make sure I had the rear brake dialed in first. I do think a new saddle may be in order for the spring.
Yeah, I know...it sucks...lmao. I'll get some better pics once I have it completely settled in...I changed the saddle, I need to put my clipless on, I want to rotate the brifters down a little bit because I'm not confident about being able to grab the brakes when I'm in the drops...I'd like to be able to get the first knuckles of my pointer and middle fingers around them... I want white bar tape as well... :P
white bar tape on a gravel grinder? You must like brown. :lol: