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Old 08-18-09, 09:02 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-18-09, 09:10 PM   #2
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http://www.thebikebiz.com/Frames_s/127.htm
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Old 08-18-09, 09:29 PM   #3
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was that just a cop-out or a slipshod shill attempt?
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Old 08-18-09, 09:44 PM   #4
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Just ran across them looking around today...
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Old 08-18-09, 09:50 PM   #5
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Some higher end here as well...
http://www.tracksupermarket.com/inde...index&cPath=21
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Old 08-18-09, 09:59 PM   #6
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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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Old 08-18-09, 10:30 PM   #7
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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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Old 08-18-09, 10:47 PM   #8
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This is kinda pretty too...
http://www.kazanebikes.com/trackframe.htm
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Old 08-19-09, 10:40 AM   #9
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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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Old 08-19-09, 10:42 AM   #10
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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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Old 08-19-09, 10:52 AM   #11
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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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Old 08-19-09, 11:00 AM   #12
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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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Old 08-19-09, 11:43 AM   #14
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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!
It is definitely not 49/50 based on the listed height.
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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.
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Old 08-19-09, 02:28 PM   #17
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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?
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Old 08-19-09, 04:25 PM   #19
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even a dumpter bike is an up grade from a steamroller.
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Old 08-19-09, 04:43 PM   #20
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You really think so?
That hurts a little.
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