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    I commute on a fixie (slightly modified Raleigh...

    I commute on a fixie (slightly modified Raleigh Rush Hour) and a Cross Check with gears. I like both but use them slightly differently. When I have a lot to carry (books, notebook computer and the...
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    Here is a link to a Mavic brake adapter designed...

    Here is a link to a Mavic brake adapter designed to allow you to reposition your cantilever brakes for a 700c wheel on a 26" bike. I have no experience with doing so...but if you are interested and...
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    I don't have studded tires for the sunny days :)...

    I don't have studded tires for the sunny days :) Some of my favorite commutes have been on days when it snows like crazy...it's amazingly quiet, especially if I leave work after dark when everyone...
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    I have a Bob Yak that I have pulled for several...

    I have a Bob Yak that I have pulled for several years now. I like it a lot, but I also use a trunk bag on my rear rack on many days and leave the trailer at home. The trailer really helped me with...
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    If you want to significantly increase the speed...

    If you want to significantly increase the speed of your commute, and your hauling capacity maybe you want to consider a hybrid human/electric drive. I don't have any experience with these, but have...
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    They work very nicely and give us the versatility...

    They work very nicely and give us the versatility we need for the stoker position on our tandem. I installed Power Grips on the stoker pedals, because I have 3 different stokers--8yr old daughter,...
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    There are a lot of Surly Cross-Checks in...

    There are a lot of Surly Cross-Checks in here...so why not another. This is my Cross-Check on the day of it's completion about 2 weeks ago. The most unusual thing about it is the Nitto North Road...
  8. In terms of versatility and toughness it's hard...

    In terms of versatility and toughness it's hard to beat the Surly Cross-Check. It certainly works well for me as a commuter and I plan to use it as a touring bike as well, although I haven't done...
  9. Emerson, I admire you for perservering with your...

    Emerson, I admire you for perservering with your injuries and pray that you recover fully with time and hopefully not too much surgery...and I thank you for this post. I hope the information has...
  10. I had seen a number of Cross-Checks that were...

    I had seen a number of Cross-Checks that were built up, not the standard Surly set up, and each was different. I really liked the versatility of the frame. For example, I am currently running...
  11. Hi Emerson, I have not weighed this machine, but...

    Hi Emerson, I have not weighed this machine, but this is a Cross-Check that I built up in January. I also wanted an upright position and used the Nitto North Road bar. Thought you might be...
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    Looks like you are well on your way to a...

    Looks like you are well on your way to a solution. I have cut a Freddy Fender to fit the front of a touring bike, so the front fender would stop right at the bracket and thus not interfere with the...
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    I think you'll find that cycling combined with...

    I think you'll find that cycling combined with some quite reasonable dietary changes will peel the weight off. My wake up call was a body weight of 210lbs. I'm just 5'10". That was 4 years and 40...
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    Full fenders prevent unsightly butt stripes and...

    Full fenders prevent unsightly butt stripes and back spackle...two things unappreciated by coworkers and our laundry equipment. Full fenders also show that you are a serious commuter.
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    When you come up on someone in the hallway at...

    When you come up on someone in the hallway at work and say "On your left".
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    Looks like you are building a seriously unique...

    Looks like you are building a seriously unique stable of bikes. As you saw from my Cross-Check post, I'm definitely into the more unique and comfortable commuter. However, I also have a great...
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    Hi Dobber...yes it is a huge stack of spacers. I...

    Hi Dobber...yes it is a huge stack of spacers. I was generous when cutting the steerer because I don't have experience with this type of bar so I wanted to err on the long side...it's hard to add...
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    I like them (the Nitto bars Georga Boy refered...

    I like them (the Nitto bars Georga Boy refered to) for the relaxed upright position that I was going for on this bike. They also have a nice second hand position in the front of the bend in the bars...
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    Newly Built Cross-Check Commuter-Photo

    Here is a picture of my newly built Surly Cross-Check Commuter. It's a bit unusual, sporting Nitto North Road handlebars, but I've been commuting on it for the past two weeks and it's proving to be...
  20. A few weeks ago I completed my new commuter. I...

    A few weeks ago I completed my new commuter. I built it from a Surly Cross-Check frame. When I began contemplating the project, I thought I would use a lot of parts from my old commuter, but with...
  21. I really enjoy the change of pace of commuting on...

    I really enjoy the change of pace of commuting on my fixie. My main commuter is a geared bike and I have a fairly level 6mi commute. The gear on my fixie is a 44/15. It's quite comfortable for...
  22. You can handle it. Have a bike shop install the...

    You can handle it. Have a bike shop install the headset and bottom bracket and do the rest yourself. You will really enjoy it and the pride in building it yourself is worth it!
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    The full set is not only superior from a...

    The full set is not only superior from a functional perpective, but far more stylish. I have used Freddy Fenders on several bikes, but have heard very good things about the SKS as well.
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    Poll: Mine is brand-spankin'-new. I just built it up...

    Mine is brand-spankin'-new. I just built it up this weekend to replace my early '90s Giant Excursion. It's a Surly Cross-Check set up much like the old English 3 speeds (except it's got 27) with a...
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    I've never been able to keep my fingers warm in...

    I've never been able to keep my fingers warm in gloves if its below about 20F. I use the lobster style mittens below 20. They have pretty good dexterity. I think I paid between $20 and $30 for...
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