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    Senior Member shishi's Avatar
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    Surly Steamroller?

    I just wanted to know what people think of the Surly Streamroller
    Frame? I am thinking about building up a new fixed gear and would like a frame with track drops. Currently riding a 1975 Schwinn Varsity. 39X16

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    i have one. i like it lots.



    (ignore the unorthodox positioning of the handlebars.)
    i ride bikes.

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    Mr. Shishi,

    I found a Steamroller frame on Ebay about 6 months ago. Even brand new, I think it's a great frame for the price. Decent welds..... Geometry is relaxed so it is nice and comfortable on those long rides. I have skinny tires mounted but you can mount up to 35mm tires I believe. The rear dropouts are pretty cool too.
    There are lots of Surlys in the fixed gear gallery so check 'em out. Here's mine:

    http://tc-homes.com/bike/forum/fg-bikes/leakos2.htm
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    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    Great frames and a better color now that they have the grey as well as the Baked Bean. Sold many of them, a couple of employees ride them.
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    Fore, haha, I was about to say something about the handlebars when I noticed your note.

    However, not to be undone, that is a big gear you're riding!! Or so it looks to me!
    Booyah!!

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    those are my race wheels.. 49x15

    my every-day wheelset has a 16t cog on, that's all i change though.
    i ride bikes.

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    Whoa, thats a little more than 3:1.
    Booyah!!

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    right around 83 gear inches for day-to-day riding.

    i'm young yet (20). my knees can take the abuse.
    i ride bikes.

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    If you bash your knees about now you will pay for it later. Or so they say

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    Reply to question about Steamroller, quick non-scientific poll of local mechanics gives it the thumbs up. Surly in general is a really good value.

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