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    I bought a Cross Check complete with one change. ...

    I bought a Cross Check complete with one change. I had DT Swiss rims laced to XT hubs. I weigh about 280lbs and have never even had to true the wheels. It is fast, flickable, BOMBPROOF and can...
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    [QUOTE=summerman;14358769] I think her point...

    I think her point is that it isn't the bike, it is the motor
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    Get a Cross Check and you can have a little bit...

    Get a Cross Check and you can have a little bit of the good from both worlds. I am 270lbs and use a CC for touring and just general riding. It is fine and has never been a problem at all. I just...
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    Think Geax. Best tires I have used. Great lineup....

    Think Geax. Best tires I have used. Great lineup. I am sure you will find one that fits your needs. Personally in your type terrain I would go with their Lobo Loco tires.
  5. I have a CC that I have made into the ultimate...

    I have a CC that I have made into the ultimate commuter/tourer for my uses. It should be much nimbler than the LHT and should have much better acceleration to help with your commute. I have it set...
  6. It would be my Cross Check. Out of all my bikes,...

    It would be my Cross Check. Out of all my bikes, it gets the most use
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    I kept being told that I was going to get...

    I kept being told that I was going to get pneumonia riding in the wet. I was also told that I should not be biking at my age and weight. That one was a little stupid. I told her I would have been...
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    I agree. The CrossCheck is my most ridden bike...

    I agree. The CrossCheck is my most ridden bike now. Aside from commuting, it is the one that I take on the roads when I need to get a quick bike fix in. Here she is in my office drying out. ...
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    Well wouldn't you know it. On the way home it...

    Well wouldn't you know it. On the way home it started pissing rain in torrents. But, I held up as did my equipment. It took a little longer but that was okay. It was still fun
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    My Cross Check is the most fun bike I have or...

    My Cross Check is the most fun bike I have or have had. It can do so many things. Yeah, I look forward to the ride home tonight. Should be interesting
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    Too many people can't even wrap their mind around...

    Too many people can't even wrap their mind around it. One of my co-workers could not fathom how I could ride 7.5 miles without having a heart-attack. I told him that riding would actually stop me...
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    Thanks, I did get to see some wildlife that I did...

    Thanks, I did get to see some wildlife that I did not even know existed in Alabama. A coyote which was running away from me and a porcupine that was watering itself as I passed. It was awesome! ...
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    I was a Marine formerly and was embarrassed that...

    I was a Marine formerly and was embarrassed that I had allowed myself to reach the point I did. I had to do something. Also, my Doc told me if I did not change something I would not see 40 years of...
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    Not yet except for a few short overnighters. ...

    Not yet except for a few short overnighters. However in April I am going to do the Chief Ladiga Silver Comet ride from Weaver Alabama to Smyrna GA. It is a paved bike path that goes 110 miles one...
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    First day commuting!

    Outstanding ride! Here in Alabama the weather is getting really nice. I decided to take the Surly CrossCheck into work today. 7.5 miles one way paralleling a US Hwy. Not much traffic, a few short...
  16. That is a beautiful set-up

    That is a beautiful set-up
  17. Would Trekking bars be suitable for use with bar end shifters?

    seems like it would be super convenient as the thumb would be in the perfect place to make shifts when your hands are in the right position. Is the reason they are not used this way the fact that...
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    Brooks saddles can be the greatest thing in the...

    Brooks saddles can be the greatest thing in the world. Or they can be implements of torture. Depends on you. I happen to love them. They are as old tech as one can get. Hard leather molded into...
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    It is. I broke mine twice within 4 months each...

    It is. I broke mine twice within 4 months each time about 10 years ago. To this day it gives me problems. Never try to show off to your wife by popping a wheelie while clipped in. That happened...
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    Hells yeah. That was some of the most fun ever...

    Hells yeah. That was some of the most fun ever in my life. And we did not die while doing it
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    I actually use Nitto Campee front and rear. I...

    I actually use Nitto Campee front and rear. I wanted the Tubus but got the Campee set at a great price
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    Just so you know, the reason the Tubus is...

    Just so you know, the reason the Tubus is expensive is that it is probably the best rack ever made for touring
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    Any of the bikes you are looking at could be made...

    Any of the bikes you are looking at could be made to work with just a few swaps. On a mtn bike just swap tires to something like Schwalbe Big Apples. On a Cross bike just swap for something like a...
  24. That is a great bike! And for the money, you...

    That is a great bike! And for the money, you probably could not have done better. BTW, I noticed it has GEAX tires. What model? Anything by GEAX are among my favorite tires.
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    This is my baby. In one of her riding modes! ...

    This is my baby. In one of her riding modes! She is my absolute favorite. Always ready for a little exploring or whatever I want to do!

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