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    i got the cross check, and i made the right...

    i got the cross check, and i made the right choice. its more than capable on long distance touring, and its a dream on dirt roads. faster, more agile, and not a truck like the trucker... great on...
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    Most cost effective rack & panniers

    any suggestions? i wont be using it everyday, maybe once a month for a weekend trip. So it only needs to carry the essentials: sleeping bag & mat, some clothes, some food, not cross country loads. Id...
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    Orlowski, Gromada, Katana, from Poland

    So im going to poland this summer, and interested in either finding something nice and vintage, as in a cold war era track frame, or getting something custom built. Ive searched all over the net for...
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    wow, that was unintentional... yep, tall and...

    wow, that was unintentional... yep, tall and naturally goofy, thats me.
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    Nice Rack and Big Feet

    I'm looking into the Surly Nice Rack, and wondering how adjustable it is for heel strike. has anyone had any issues? Ive got a cross check, which has chainstays roughly 1" shorter than the lht.
  6. Rack Suggestions for BIG feet...err flippers.

    So i need a rack for my crosscheck... for touring, not low volume commuter duty, but legit overnight touring. But, my flippers are a size 14, and im worried about heelstrike. Suggestions please, and...
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    Velo Orange Brooks saddle Copy

    has anyone tried one of these? any comments? is it worth saving a few bucks over a brooks? i imagine velo orange would like this saddle to stand alone, rather than be considered a copy of the...
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    thanks nitro... does the chainring have to be...

    thanks nitro... does the chainring have to be ramped or pinned? 7-9 speed ok? any other specifics i should be aware of? oh, the bottom bracket... is it 68 or 73mm, x 115+?
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    Cross Check Triple???

    so im getting a cross check to do some light touring. Id like to throw a triple on there, as the crank is all set for it, just need the small chainring. my question is, is this really all that I need...
  10. ATTN Surly cross check owners!!! help with sizing!!! tall!!!

    im about to order one online, but im 6'4", and im looking to do some touring on this bike. i dont like huge bikes... im worried that a 60 cm might be too short, as in bar height, to do comfortable...
  11. Surly Cross Check Sizing HELP... TALL ...60 or 62cm???

    im about to order one online, but im 6'4", and im looking to do some touring on this bike. i dont like huge bikes... im worried that a 60 cm might be too short, as in bar height, to do comfortable...
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    wtf is a lilliputian? and i prefer flippers......

    wtf is a lilliputian? and i prefer flippers... not clown feet, thank you very much.
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    Surly Battle: Cross Check VS Trucker

    ok. so just when i thought i was set on the lht, my eye wanders to the cc. im 6'4" tall, so my biggest concern is heel strike, size 13, sometimes 14. Anyone with experience on the cc? most here seem...
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    so the sizing thing... im 6'3" alomost 6'4"... 62...

    so the sizing thing... im 6'3" alomost 6'4"... 62 or 60cm lht? i think the 59 randonee may be a bit small... the difference between the 60 and 62 is mostly in the head tube... sorry, but ive never...
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    so now theres a c'dale t800 thrown into the mix....

    so now theres a c'dale t800 thrown into the mix. i found a used one for roughly 500 bucks. its the yellow one with deore. maybe i should use this as a donor bike for the lht frameset??? The thing...
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    mechanical ron, that is one sexxy beast you...

    mechanical ron, that is one sexxy beast you have... im convinced. lht it is. i think i was convinced from the start. i just found a leftover frameset from 08 for $300!!! I might just build it up over...
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    novara randonee or lht

    im 6'4" 200 pds. lht is sooo classy. randonee is cheaper? any comments regarding geometry? ive got a friend with a lht, and he says the middle of the frame has some wobble to it when loaded... almost...
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    Sticky: colnago fixxy for lht or similar

    so ive got a 60cm 1986 clonago xl, converted to fixxed... removed braze ons, then prof powder coated... yes a travesty indeed, i dont want to hear about it. but, i need a nice touring rig. frame and...
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