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Old 03-28-14, 08:41 PM   #551
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^Are those Nitto's?
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Old 03-28-14, 09:42 PM   #552
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^Are those Nitto's?
No sir. I found them on Google a few years back for $20. They're really comfortable though I forget the brand as there's no logo.
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Old 04-03-14, 01:22 PM   #553
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I ride a 54cm C-T frame currently and I'm looking into a steam roller. I have short legs, should I be looking at the 53cm or the 55cm
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Old 04-03-14, 01:31 PM   #554
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I ride a 54cm C-T frame currently and I'm looking into a steam roller. I have short legs, should I be looking at the 53cm or the 55cm
You should read the stickies.
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Old 04-03-14, 01:44 PM   #555
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Y'no, if I thought the Stickies were the best place to ask, I would've asked there.

I'm concerned more with the bikes geometry, seems to be more rectangular than square, is that a fair assessment?
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Old 04-03-14, 02:04 PM   #556
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Here's the geometry chart. Now go back to the sticky and follow the instructions. There is no point in helping you if you aren't going to help yourself.
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Old 04-12-14, 09:51 PM   #557
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Less yappin' more snappin'


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Old 04-14-14, 12:51 AM   #558
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Now I don't have much mechanical experience, I just love to ride this bike and on the side of things I try to read up on bike stuff. So, last night I installed a new chainring for the first time and also switched out the stretched out stock chain. Earlier on I read that someone on here liked their chainring from Fyxo, so ordered one of those a couple of weeks back. From stock 44t to 50t I now feel much more "at home" with the bike, not spinning out as easily.

Needless to say, I'm eager to ride to the gym later on today to get a good feel for it.
Anyways, sorry for the novel - here's a crappy phone pic from the office this morning.

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Old 04-14-14, 09:32 AM   #559
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that is one seriously black bike!
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Old 04-14-14, 02:27 PM   #561
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Where'd you get the top tube break line holders? I've been searching everywhere for those exact ones, no luck.
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Where'd you get the top tube break line holders? I've been searching everywhere for those exact ones, no luck.
Wabi Cycles cable guide set

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that is one seriously black bike!
I guess the whole black/black theme have been done to death, but I like it nonetheless. So.. thanks!
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Old 04-16-14, 09:35 AM   #565
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Thank you!!
No prob. Sure beats electrical tape.
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Getting this rolling again with some new pics from today.
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Old 04-16-14, 07:25 PM   #567
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Getting this rolling again with some new pics from today.
Just got some Profile bullhorns for my Steamroller. Can't wait to put them on.
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Old 04-23-14, 12:01 PM   #568
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Let's get this back to the top where it belongs
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Old 05-02-14, 07:11 PM   #569
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Someone said to post my Surly here so I will. Recent addition to my stable, only fifteen miles on it for fit critique, need to raise saddle a bit and slide forward. Also will take one spacer from under stem. Stock photo on top. Upgrade photo on bottom; upgrades are Brooks saddle, Cinelli stem, Salsa Cowbell 3 handlebar, Wabi stainless cable guides, and new brake levers. Also de-stickered except for headtube emblem. I am going single speed, not fixie, too old for that.
An earlier bike on forum is steering me to change out stem, spacers and seatpost out to brushed aluminum.







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Old 08-20-14, 01:26 PM   #571
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kinda busy with the flowers and veg, but I just added some brown h-bar tape to replace the neon green.

What a great ride these bikes are.

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Old 08-20-14, 11:59 PM   #572
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Nice tape upgrade, tiiger!
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Old 08-21-14, 12:11 AM   #573
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i would have gotten a surly if it had been setup for a 1" threaded setup. nice bikes people.

i had to hunt on ebay for the older rumrunner in 1" ht
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Old 08-21-14, 05:21 AM   #574
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Apparently you are unaware that early versions of Steamroller were 1" threaded?

May have even been easier to find than a Rumrunner if you had searched, but Rumrunner is a nice bike too...
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Aside from some minor pieces like cable clamps and waiting on the new crank set ( paul components) My latest steamroller is done. I named it Vegas because its flashy and has fake opulence just like Vegas.
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