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    I'm fine. Cromulent's Avatar
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    Thoughts on the Steamroller?

    Anyone ride a Surly Steamroller? Thoughts?

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    nice if you want a burly ass fixed commuter that can take big ****ing tires - 35C. i am toying with the idea of buying one for my winter bike. it definitely doesn't have track geometry or anything of the like, if you are looking for that style of a ride. they aren't sexy, they are actually kind of ugly. but they definitely have their use.

    if you like the idea of something for insane commuting, but also want braze-ons and mounts and such, check out the kogswell, too.

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    I ride one, it's a newer bike for me. I have a great Omega track bike also. Much different feel. The Surly is the bike I ride when I'm not paying attention, or going to drink a ton of beer. Super solid, but not as responsive. Also a it's not that light.

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    I love my steamroller. it's not very light, but i think it's a good looking bike over all. I recomend it. Bombproof

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    Me, I have one thanks to tehz selling his. I've been commuting about 100 miles/week on it for the last 6 months or so. How does that saying go? Big girls need love too?
    Definitely heavy, but very smooth. I went from commuting on a couple different mountain bikes to this bike. This eats up the potholes and bumps about as well, even with the 23's that I've currently got on it. I definitely agree with putting big fat tires and fenders on it, then riding through just about any crappy weather or terrain you may run into.

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    Cool. Thanks. This is exactly what I'm looking for... a bombproof commuter upon which to brave the craptastic winter conditions we have around here.

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    get the nashbar studded snow tires and slay the hardpack.

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    Concurring with what has been said already (even though it sounds as if you've been convinced), a steamroller is a great fit for commuting/bar/foul weather/bombing around; with a riser bar set up it feels like a BMX, but only with 700c wheels. The gaping stays are a huge plus. I would suggest dropping in some frame saver, for the winters to come.

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    definitly put some risers on it. Feels awesome. To my suprise the thing climbs really well with risers and a 51x18 ratio

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    If you want to spend a bit more money, get the Il Pompino. Basically the same geometry and a similar tubeset (maybe a little better?), but allows cantis or v's.

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    I really like mine, with coaster brake out back. Sturdy, comfortable, basically what has already been said.

    When you are deciding what size to get, remember that they tend to fit a bit 'long' compared to other manufacturers' frames of the same size.

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    Bollocks, I say! My Steamroller looks good, handles sweetly, and if it is too heavy then you, my friend, are too weak. Get some gears and a carbon frame, ya pansies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29
    Bollocks, I say! My Steamroller looks good, handles sweetly, and if it is too heavy then you, my friend, are too weak. Get some gears and a carbon frame, ya pansies.
    nice avatar. eddie lives...

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