Looks like I'm going to replace my Bike Friday with a Surly Cross Check. I'm planning to use it as my tool around town, light grocery shopping, run to lunch or dinner and run errands within 10 miles of the house.
I decided on the CC over the LHT as I felt the LHT was just a bit too much of a full touring bike for me. But I've read about a common-ish issue withy the near horizontal rear dropouts being a problem. Folks say they have to tighten their QR's so much that it's near impossible to get that rear tire out with out a tool to help pry it open.
Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there a solution to the problem?
And any suggestions for a break upgrade? They felt quite sluggish on a test bike.