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  1. I saw that via google too, just didn't understand...

    I saw that via google too, just didn't understand what it meant in this context
  2. according to the respective websites: Jamis...

    according to the respective websites:

    Jamis Aurora:
    Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered cromo stays,

    Surly Cross-Check:
    Surly 4130 CroMoly...
  3. tubing/frameset: Jamis Aurora vs Surly Cross-Check

    i'm looking at these two complete bikes and am wondering what people's opinions are about the framesets / tubing of each.

    the geometries are similar, with the aurora being slightly shorter and...
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    one of my local bike shops sells the Jamis Aurora...

    one of my local bike shops sells the Jamis Aurora (standard, not the elite) for $859 and i get a %15 discount at that particular store, so my price would end up being $730 before taxes.
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    just noticed the difference in BB heights between...

    just noticed the difference in BB heights between the two models, both based, i assume on 700 x 32c wheels+tires since that's what each comes with.

    49cm Fuji = 268.5mm
    50cm Jamis Aurora = 286mm ...
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    thanks for the first hand account - that's very...

    thanks for the first hand account - that's very informative!
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    oh, and forgive the noob question, but is RD...

    oh, and forgive the noob question, but is RD referring to rear derailleur in that quote?
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    thanks for all the responses everyone. some...

    thanks for all the responses everyone.

    some follow up questions/comments:

    weight:
    there were a lot of mentions of the weight difference, which i also noted - it looks like they weight...
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    Jamis Aurora vs Fuji Touring

    i asked a similar question a few months back, but i finally have the cash to make a purchase and have revised my shortlist of bikes that i'm interested in after doing some research.

    i'm basically...
  10. what do you think of the stock components on that...

    what do you think of the stock components on that Fuji? are they as good as the stock parts on the complete Cross Check/LHT?
  11. that Fuji looks pretty good in terms of geometry...

    that Fuji looks pretty good in terms of geometry and price.
    anyone out there own one or have any opinions on it, especially in comparison to the other bikes mentioned?
  12. LHT vs CC vs New Albion Privateer for commuter/tourer

    so, i just had my 50cm Cross Check that was built up as a rack+pannier commuter/tourer (with added granny ring to match the gearing of a LHT) stolen from me recently :(
    so i've been forced back into...
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    sorry to resurrect this post from the dead, but...

    sorry to resurrect this post from the dead, but this question just came up again for me.

    besides the Nitto RB-002, are there any other pursuit / bullhorn bars that have come out with the rearward...
  14. Surly Steamroller sizing for a 50cm Cross-Check owner?

    To those of you that own a Surly Cross-check AND a Surly Steamroller:

    which size Steamroller size (49cm or 53cm) do you think would be a better fit for 50cm Cross-check owner (w/ 90mm 15deg stem...
  15. ahh.. good to know. thanks! on a related note,...

    ahh.. good to know. thanks!

    on a related note, i was just chatting with a bike mechanic at my lbs, and he seemed skeptical that a left side Shimano ST-4503 shifter (or any Shimano STI shifter for...
  16. is the minimum tooth difference something I only...

    is the minimum tooth difference something I only need to worry about in regards to the middle and large rings? I ask because there is only going to be a 10 tooth diff between the granny and middle.
  17. Bueller?

    Bueller?
  18. thank you, everyone! this all very informative,...

    thank you, everyone! this all very informative, especially to someone that just switched back to geared riding after riding 7 years exclusively on a fixed gear, and has pretty much zero experience...
  19. i was just looking at the specs for the stock...

    i was just looking at the specs for the stock complete long haul trucker, which uses the same cassette and chainring set (plus a 26t granny gear), and it's using a Sora FD-3403 front derailleur.
    ...
  20. that's all good to know. if i understand...

    that's all good to know.

    if i understand correctly, it sounds like a true triple front derailleur will work better even with the bar-end shifters?

    as far as tracking down a 9-speed compatible...
  21. i just double checked the parts list of my bike...

    i just double checked the parts list of my bike on surly's site here, which lists the front derailleur as a Sora FD-3500 (which is normally a double FD), but in their FAQ section under "Can i make my...
  22. Tiagra ST-4503 shifters compatible w/ Surly Cross-Check?

    Hi all,

    so i'm in the process of adding a 26t granny ring (and subsequently a longer bottom bracket) to my complete (stock) Cross-Check, making the gearing 3x9 (using the original 11-32 cassette,...
  23. 5700 brifters work with stock brakes & derailers on a Cross-Check?

    hi,

    wondering if anyone can tell me if the Shimano 105 5700 brifters will work with the canti brakes and derailleurs that come stock on a Surly Cross-Check?

    brakes: Tektro cantilever , CR720...
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    i also had the 200's. the shape was pretty damn...

    i also had the 200's. the shape was pretty damn perfect.
    bought 'em from Chuck's Bikes a few years back, but sadly, that site doesn't exist anymore...
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    the shape of the RB-002's are nice, but they...

    the shape of the RB-002's are nice, but they don't accept bar end levers or shifters, which i plan to use.

    any other ideas out there?

    anyone own the fyxation pursuit bars? do they have a...
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