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The new Surly! Warning surprise spoiler.

Old 09-27-06, 12:33 PM
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The new Surly! Warning surprise spoiler.

Anyone see the new surly yet? A picture is up on the MTBR surly boards, looks like surly made a utility frame like the xtracycle freerad, looks like it uses xtracycle accessories too. Beefy tubing 26'' wheels, and disk brake compatible. Im gonna have to get one of these.
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Originally Posted by knobbymojo
Anyone see the new surly yet? A picture is up on the MTBR surly boards, looks like surly made a utility frame like the xtracycle freerad, looks like it uses xtracycle accessories too. Beefy tubing 26'' wheels, and disk brake compatible. Im gonna have to get one of these.
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https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=230139

it's toward the bottom of the page. that thing looks amazing. I wish it was up on the surly site now so I could get a better idea of what exactly is on the frame, but i think this is my next buy. i've been considering the xtracycle for a while now, but this looks absolutley wonderful.

also, are those 26" or 29ers? it's hard to tell. personally i'd prefer the 29ers.
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Old 09-27-06, 12:55 PM
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cleverchimp has pics

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my oh my. can i put my order in today?
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Old 09-27-06, 01:44 PM
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I've just seen my next bike!
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Off the hook! I've totally been perusing craigslist looking for a deal on a mtn bike to build an xtracycle. This changes everything.

Surly rocks.
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Plans to Xtracycle my Instigator have now officially been scrapped.
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Its darn cool.
I just bought a trailer though - so no $$ for me...
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Old 09-27-06, 03:32 PM
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Ok, now I need to see if Surly distributes in canada....
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While I have to admit that is a NICE looking ride, if I ever manage to get the cash, I'll be buying from xtracycle. After all, it was their idea. If I worked at xtracycle I'd be talking to a lawyer about the possibility of a lawsuit.

edit: having looked at the cleverchimp blog, I change my mind. Since they use xtracycle components, I guess it's ok. Ok then, put me down for a pre-order too.
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Old 09-27-06, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by AverageCommuter
While I have to admit that is a NICE looking ride, if I ever manage to get the cash, I'll be buying from xtracycle. After all, it was their idea. If I worked at xtracycle I'd be talking to a lawyer about the possibility of a lawsuit.
Xtracycle's right there in the Surly booth at Interbike. This is friendly collaboration.
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Old 09-27-06, 05:59 PM
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I figured someone would colaborate with Xtracycle eventually... looks pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by tfahrner
Xtracycle's right there in the Surly booth at Interbike. This is friendly collaboration.
Glad to hear it. I always hate to see a product's creator getting shafted by a larger company.

Now, how to convince the wife that I need a sixth bike...
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Old 09-28-06, 06:55 AM
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Looks very cool. Benefits of this bike over a conversion seem to be:

lighter
geometry specified by company (not approximated by extracycle for the average bike)
probably stiffer / stronger - no bolt on
slick looking sled

i want one.
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Surly is distributed in Canada, Urbane Cyclist just to mention one. And there are several US destributors that regularly ship up here.
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Thanks peterpan1!
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Now that I've got my trike set up for transportation/utility uses I
have no need for this new Surly.

However............

I'm damn glad to see Surly makes a bike like this that will encourage MORE bike uses
as transportation/utility vehicles in place of cars/trucks. With cheap pleantiful oil now
on the downside of Peak Oil Surly may find that they are are ahead of the curve in
demand for this type of bike. Might turn into a small gold mine.

Now if they'll just put fenders on them.....................
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Old 09-29-06, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Tightwad

Now if they'll just put fenders on them.....................
... or offer an XtraCycle Pugsley, with fenders.
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Now more than ever I need a hummer to move that baby around!
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Originally Posted by Peterpan1
Now more than ever I need a hummer to move that baby around!
You've got it backwards. You use the longtail to move the hummer around.
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Beautiful! ...But where are the fender mounts? They should be on the production bike. If so, this will be perhaps the best utility bike frame available.
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Why am I warming to this bike? It's ugly, but in a practical sort of way. Looks like the days of my heel hitting my briefcase are over.

I would have liked a bike with a level top tube and Dutch bike style.....and fenders, of course. But I hate flat bars.
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would have liked a bike with a level top tube and Dutch bike style.....and fenders, of course. But I hate flat bars.
So do I. (when it comes to city/on-road riding.) But the cleverchimp blog mentioned a speculated price ($820) for frame and fork, meaning you'd have to pick your own handlebar type and I'm sure you'd pick one you like.
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