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.
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!!
convert the CC. they're awesome and versatile bikes
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 07:48 PM.
get a CC. You'll have more options
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.
Incorrect...surly hubs are very good hubs, they just aren't idiot-proof
Originally Posted by solbrothers
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?