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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-05-09, 06:06 PM   #26
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Damn those are rad. What can I say, I'm easily impressed. Fat tires and a few odds/ends looks like the perfect winter bike or backroads cruiser.
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Old 03-05-09, 06:19 PM   #27
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RichPugh, your steamroller is awesome.

I'm pretty excited to post pictures of my creamroller build soon.
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Old 03-05-09, 07:15 PM   #28
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Uh oh! I'm about to bust out a new thread for the crosscheck owners now since Surly allows some great builds to be built! :<D
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Old 03-05-09, 07:24 PM   #29
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There are some mighty fine rollers in here. This is one of my favorites
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Old 03-05-09, 07:26 PM   #30
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Old 03-05-09, 09:20 PM   #31
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Old 03-05-09, 09:23 PM   #32
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I used a metal paint scraper to get the decals off. The powdercoat is tough as nails ! No chips, no marks.. nothing.
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Now this is the nicest Steamroller I have ever seen. Damn!
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Old 03-06-09, 12:56 PM   #34
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god i want a stemroller, the conversion is cool for now though
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Old 03-06-09, 01:07 PM   #35
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this thread has been added to the "start here" index sticky. keep it going.
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Old 03-06-09, 07:13 PM   #36
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Anybody have one of those older threaded fork Steamrollers? When did they switch to threadless? They look awesome. Just saw this one on craigslist:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/1063725994.html

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Old 03-06-09, 07:19 PM   #37
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it's fun.
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I'm seriously considering the following, tell me if I'm crazy:

Cross-check with rear disc hub. Theoretically, with one wheel (and two chains), I could run 1x9, 1x1 with a SS spacer kit, and put a bolt-on cog on the disc mount to run it fixed.

Thoughts? Am I missing something here? Would the chainline be all effed up?
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Xcheck has no rear disk mount. You can do a karate monkey like that though
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No, I was planning on using cantis and using the disc mount on the HUB for something like this:
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Oh, then you probably could work it out then. would be interesting to say the least
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I think the spacing/offset of the wheel wouldn't be the same from side to side. Thus you wouldnt be able to flip it from fixed to freewheel sides.
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Old 03-08-09, 10:28 PM   #43
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Through a lengthy series of trades my Steamroller evolved into a Crosscheck.

I do miss it a ton though. Ignore the handsome devil on it:

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I'm seriously considering the following, tell me if I'm crazy:

Cross-check with rear disc hub. Theoretically, with one wheel (and two chains), I could run 1x9, 1x1 with a SS spacer kit, and put a bolt-on cog on the disc mount to run it fixed.

Thoughts? Am I missing something here? Would the chainline be all effed up?
Shouldn't be a problem. I use a bolt-on cog and the chainline is darn near perfect with the middle ring of a mountain crank. If you used a 3/32'' cog and a chain with two master links, you wouldn't need two chains and the switch would be a five minute job.
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Not mine, but I love this.

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Now this is the nicest Steamroller I have ever seen. Damn!


Here is it with the decals off. Not as good a pic but its a rad Steamroller:

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Old 03-10-09, 06:11 PM   #48
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mmmmm i like this thread.
Me too.
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Another sweet pic. BTW, what kind of wheels are those?
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Wow, I am really diggin that Steam Roller. Nice work!
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