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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. Bueller?

    Bueller?
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
    ...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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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    mine did (swept back at the corners). but now i...

    mine did (swept back at the corners). but now i can't find anything of a similar shape that's made now....
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    pursuit/bullhorns with rearward sweep?

    anyone know of any currently manufactured pursuit/bullhorn handlebars that have a slight rearward sweep like the old Syntace Stratos 800 series (the one on far right in the photo)??

    330702
  14. suggestions for Albatross-style bars w/ zero rise?

    i'm looking for handlebars that are pretty much the same shape and width of the nitto albatross / soma oxford handlebars, but without any rise.

    does anyone know of any out there that exist?
    ...
  15. single rack (and bag) suggestions for Surly Cross-Check commuter?

    i'm building up a single speed cross-check (50cm) right now to use as my commuter/around town bike.
    i'm interested in adding a rack and a pannier or two for light loads of everyday stuff, and...
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    that wabi classic looks great, as far as new...

    that wabi classic looks great, as far as new frame(set)s go.
    i especially like the hidden fender mounts.
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    i'm definitely open to older frames as well. any...

    i'm definitely open to older frames as well. any particular models to keep an eye out for (besides just looking for horizontal dropouts)?
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    i've definitely been eyeing the crosscheck. ...

    i've definitely been eyeing the crosscheck.

    any suggestions of something similar, but a wee bit cheaper?
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    fixed gear frame(set) w/ road geometry

    can anyone recommend a fairly cheap frame(set) that has more "road-like" geometry than a kilo tt that is either designed as, or would work well as, a fixed/ss bike?

    i like my kilo but want...
  20. all joking aside, weinmann dp18's are also glossy...

    all joking aside, weinmann dp18's are also glossy black powdercoat.
  21. got a link, by chance?

    got a link, by chance?
  22. i've not come across those in satin/flat/matte...

    i've not come across those in satin/flat/matte black, only glossy black. also looking for something a bit cheaper.
  23. recommendations for inexpensive flat/satin black wheels

    looking for recommendations for inexpensive but quality wheels w/ flat/matte/satin black deep (but not super deep) rims. also wondering what people's experiences are w/ using brakes on non machined...
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    Motobecane Track v Kilo TT sizing

    i currently have a 50cm Kilo TT (523mm effective top tube) w/ a 90mm stem, and wanted to get some advice on sizing a Motobecane Track 2010.

    wondering if it makes more sense to get the 49cm size...
  25. sadly, i only have room for one bike. my...

    sadly, i only have room for one bike.

    my interest in the complete BD bikes were that i would still use some of the all black components that came w/ them, such as the cranks, seatpost & collar,...
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