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RichPugh 03-04-09 05:56 PM

Surly Steamroller Photo Superthread!!!
 
So there are plenty of other make/model photo superthreads... I figured we could share the Steamrollers. I own one. I love mine. It's arguably one of the best "out of the box" fixed gear bikes on the market for its versatility and quality at its price. Messengers, commuters, casual riders, hipsters and any combination of the aforementioned alike all enjoy them... so lets share the Steamrollers!

Here's mine and my buddy Billys... and a few I really like...

Mines
http://velospace.org/files/Surly-04.jpg
http://velospace.org/files/Surly-07.jpg


Billys
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/...f2c1b40a05.jpg


Some of my favs:

FGG 8744
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/dec/3/kaz-5.jpg

Velospace 2780
http://velospace.org/files/0004SURLY.jpg

Velospace 4197
http://velospace.org/files/steamRv3.jpg

Velospace 7594
http://velospace.org/files/oo.JPG

adriano 03-04-09 06:03 PM

those ellipses dont seem to fit with your bike. ill send you my address.

croscoe 03-04-09 06:09 PM

Love the Steamers. Excellent steeds... indeed! :D

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s.../woodsnew2.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s.../roadsetup.jpg

RichPugh 03-04-09 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adriano (Post 8469321)
those ellipses dont seem to fit with your bike. ill send you my address.

They look better with track drops and the stickers removed ;)

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...55985_1482.jpg

roadfix 03-04-09 06:20 PM

Steamroller on Little Glendora Mountain Road

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...0322Medium.jpg

brendon_ak 03-04-09 07:05 PM

Hot bikes. If you don't mind my asking, about how much did you guys pay for them, or how much do you have into the? I'll take a pm if you don't want to post.

Metricoclock 03-04-09 08:53 PM

mmmmm i like this thread.

Gyeswho 03-04-09 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brendon_ak (Post 8469744)
Hot bikes. If you don't mind my asking, about how much did you guys pay for them, or how much do you have into the? I'll take a pm if you don't want to post.

go to Universalcycles.com and use code VIP15 to get a 15% discount on anything over $300 (so that means the frameset). Plus they hook you up with free shipping!

roadfix 03-04-09 09:06 PM

Same Steamroller, Griffith Park

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...-11-06-005.jpg

SpiderMike 03-04-09 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by croscoe (Post 8469357)

Me likey lots.

Thetank 03-04-09 09:39 PM

"Garage door shot" but here's my old steamer, I miss her lots!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...CIMG2616-2.jpg

bmw5nkj 03-04-09 10:35 PM

i don't have a steamroller, but i endorse this thread.

RichPugh 03-04-09 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiderMike (Post 8470465)
Me likey lots.

+1. I would love to hit the trails on that thing... or actually ride in the snow... I have no balls.

rudetay 03-04-09 10:45 PM

I've since sold it (a bit too big of a frame), but here's a few versions of my Steamroller (all the same frame, just different builds/uses along the way):

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/...d5970092_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/...55079386_o.jpg

http://velospace.org/files/surlydisk321.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/...ab1ea6d6_b.jpg

I used flat bars with it for cyclocross...but, no picture of that set-up, just the mud.

HybridPilot 03-04-09 11:12 PM

good thread.

RichPugh 03-04-09 11:28 PM

by the way, anyone have any luck flaking off their logo graphics? I noticed my non-drive side steamroller graphic on the top tube had a letter flaked off but no damage to the finish... so I took my thumbnail and chilled off another letter and buffed the area with my shirt and voila, clean shiny frame... so I scraped off the rest of that graphic and its flawless clearcoated paint underneath. Kinda odd but I thought the graphics were clearcoated over and there would be some divot or something where I scraped it off but its perfect. The graphics do look cleared over but like over existing finish. Odd. I may hit the rest of the graphics later.

rudetay 03-04-09 11:33 PM

To get them off really easily use a hair dryer or a lighter or hot water or something. Once you get some heat on them you can scrape them off with an old credit card or something in a few passes.

RichPugh 03-04-09 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rudetay (Post 8471183)
To get them off really easily use a hair dryer or a lighter or hot water or something. Once you get some heat on them you can scrape them off with an old credit card or something in a few passes.


Right on, thanks.

ghostofcrujones 03-05-09 11:33 AM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/...d023df32fe.jpg

Decals come off real nice with a hairdryer and a credit card (seems to work best)...also a bit of Goo Gone will make the whole thing smooth and dreamy (with no marks on the frame).

CCC 03-05-09 12:08 PM

I had a hard time getting my decals off with the hair dryer and a credit card.
I have only had my steamroller for about 7 months, so maybe they haven't gotten weaker or whatever?
I eventually used the round shaft of a screwdriver and rubbed the decals off by breaking them apart. It worked really well. Then it was just a matter of wiping off the bits of flaky white and the glue gunk. I used wd40 to get all of it off.

Mine is still all stock or I would have posted a pic. I am saving up for a brooks and leather handlebar tape.
I saw roadfix's bike a few months ago in a picture and have been wanting to copy it since.
That is a sweet bike.

00soul 03-05-09 01:21 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/...c258229f_b.jpg

B:H Pusher 03-05-09 02:23 PM

i like that "i shoot people" sticker.

dayvan cowboy 03-05-09 02:29 PM

if I wasn't too poor to build another bike, i'd totally build up steamroller with some fat knobbies and ride it on trails and snow. Hopefully by the time i'm not a poor college student i can do that.

RichPugh 03-05-09 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00soul (Post 8474118)

I like it. The stickers reminds me of Prollys old bike...

http://velospace.org/files/2556667469_feb19b5823.jpg

croscoe 03-05-09 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCC (Post 8473621)
I had a hard time getting my decals off with the hair dryer and a credit card.

Yeah, the credit card didn't work for me either. I ended up using the edge of an old compact disc. Worked great!

From FGG:
http://fixedgeargallery.com/2005/may/ScottCropper-1.jpg

Found on Google:
http://www.kyotoginrin.com/syaryo/im...amroller08.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by rudetay (Post 8470967)

This bike was my wallpaper for quite a while and played a big part in getting a Steamroller of my own. :)


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