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  1. #1
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    Convert current CrossCheck or get a complete ?

    I am floating two options

    Convert CC to fixed

    Things I need:
    dropout adjusters (I bought the bike used)
    shorter chainring bolts
    fixed rear wheel, pre-built with a 130mm Surly hub from Handspun
    fixed cog with lockring

    Should run about $200, from TreeFort Bikes.

    or

    Buy complete

    NOS Specialized Langster for about $450 shipped or pickup Wabi in Downtown LA for about $800 plus or other NOS fixed.

    Other considerations, I live in apartment. One bike will have to go to storage. Or current wheel will go to storage. Current cranks are 175mm and I am worried about tagging them on turns.

    Not really a true dilemma, but slow work day and I am trying to figure out ways to waste money!!

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    sɹɐʇsɟoןןnɟsʇıbɟɯo jdgesus's Avatar
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    convert the CC. they're awesome and versatile bikes
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Skip the Surly Hub. It is pretty simple to respace other hubs and you wont have to deal with a Surly hub
    Last edited by hairnet; 11-18-11 at 08:48 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    N+1

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    Utilitarian Boy Gyeswho's Avatar
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    get a CC. You'll have more options

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    surly hubs are garbage

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    Anyways, opted for plan B. I found NOS Paddy Wagon's for $431 tax free and free shipping. Hope to get it in a couple of weeks.
    I figured I can keep the CrossCheck for sustained hilly rides and do my flat rides with the PW.

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    ^best outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
    surly hubs are garbage
    Incorrect...surly hubs are very good hubs, they just aren't idiot-proof

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    True, but it is still very easy to screw up the bearings when setting the "cones". I had one and eventually sold it because why the hell did I have a cartridge bearing hub that needs adjustment like a loose ball hub?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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