Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

What's up with Surly frames?

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

What's up with Surly frames?

Old 01-13-05, 04:51 PM
  #1  
Ziemas
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
What's up with Surly frames?

What's the story with Surly frames? I'm thinking of buying a LHT frame to replace my alu commuter which I hate. Where is this company from? How long have they been around? Where are their frames made? Everything I've read about them seems to be positive, I just can't find out any concrete info. Thanks.
Ziemas is offline  
Old 01-13-05, 04:56 PM
  #2  
Rev.Chuck
The Red Lantern
 
Rev.Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 5,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Surly is a bunch of guys that work for Quality Bicycle Products (A Wholesaler), but I believe it is a seperate business. They started it up, as I understand it, because they wanted steel frames and could not find any for low$$. So they planned some up and had them made. They are made overseas, Tiawan probably. We have sold several and have some employees riding them, great deal for the money.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.

I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.
Rev.Chuck is offline  
Old 01-13-05, 04:57 PM
  #3  
Waldo
Zippy Engineer
 
Waldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: IN
Posts: 1,801

Bikes: Bianchi 928, Bianchi Pista Concept 2004, Surly Steamroller, 1998 Schwinn Factory Team Homegrown, 1999 Schwinn Homegrown Factory, 2000 Schwinn Panther, Niner EMD9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They're out of Minnesota, owned by Quality Bicycle Products, one of the big distributors in the industry. Same folks that own Salsa. Frames are made in Taiwan and aren't the lightest out there, but you'd have to work to break one. Pretty solid value for the $.
Waldo is offline  
Old 01-13-05, 07:17 PM
  #4  
DanO220
SoCal Commuter
 
DanO220's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Agua Dulce, CA
Posts: 592

Bikes: Surly Crosscheck single/9 speed convertible, Novara Buzz beater

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I ride a Surly CrossCheck and I love it. To tell you the truth, I was kinda bummed when I learned that they're made in Taiwan. But then again, it was kind of foolish to believe that anyone in the US would be making a nice steel frame and selling it for under $400. The CrossCheck and the rest of the Surly line isn't fancy, but mine has held up to some real urban abuse and is going strong. The CrossCheck is also very versatile. Mine started life with a 7 speed internally geared hub, only to be modified into a single speed - both set-ups possible because of it's semi-horizontal dropouts. I could go on, but do a search... no doubt theres a myriad of info on the Surly line in these forums.

DanO
DanO220 is offline  
Old 01-13-05, 08:35 PM
  #5  
hebrew_rider
a badass heeb on wheels
 
hebrew_rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Posts: 219

Bikes: Santa Cruz Chameleon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
they're all rigid, right?
hebrew_rider is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.