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    Looking for a frame upgrade from Steamroller

    I have a 2009 surly steamroller, but I'm looking for a good upgrade. I don't want to spend more then $1,000 and I want a good looking ride.

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    was that just a cop-out or a slipshod shill attempt?
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    Just ran across them looking around today...

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    Big range of prices here a well... but what kind of ride/use are you looking for?
    http://www.smartcycles.com/frame_closeouts_list.htm

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    I'm looking for something comfortable that I can ride for a long time in the city. I'm 6'1 with really long legs. And lugs would be great!

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    This is kinda pretty too...
    http://www.kazanebikes.com/trackframe.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by samueldcordes View Post
    I'm looking for something comfortable that I can ride for a long time in the city.
    Isn't that the essence of the steamroller? I'm confused as to why you're looking to "upgrade".

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    I am also curious about this upgrade.
    I ride a steamroller and it's great for everything, no lugs, but it's still pretty and tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samueldcordes View Post
    I'm looking for something comfortable that I can ride for a long time in the city. I'm 6'1 with really long legs. And lugs would be great!
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    You have a 2009 Steamroller and you're already looking to upgrade to something more comfortable? I agree that sounds a little odd. If you want something really comfortable and lugged, find a well-built older bike with relaxed geometry for way less than the price of an "upgrade" and convert it. And keep the Steamroller.

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    What size is the Steamroller? You could sell it to me if it's 49/50cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by samueldcordes View Post
    I'm looking for something comfortable that I can ride for a long time in the city. I'm 6'1 with really long legs. And lugs would be great!
    It is definitely not 49/50 based on the listed height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
    What size is the Steamroller? You could sell it to me if it's 49/50cm
    if he's 6'1 and riding a 49cm, then I can see why he'd want a new frame
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    I guess it depends on why you want to upgrade. If its not comfortable, maybe spending $100 on a good fitting would be a better use of funds. If you want something lighter, then there are options out there.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Yes, something lighter, and I need a size bigger then what I have. I have a 59 and the next step up for a steamroller is 62 and I'm not sure if that would be too big. I definatley want something lighter, with lugs, and fits me. I also made the mistake of painting my steamroller black and now I hate it. I'm thinking about a Bob Jackson. What do you guys think? Thanks for all the advice so far.

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    Have you tried playing with different stem/bars/seat/etc?
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    even a dumpter bike is an up grade from a steamroller.

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    You really think so?
    That hurts a little.

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