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Surly Cross-Check? - What's it Worth

Old 01-02-18, 03:04 PM
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Surly Cross-Check? - What's it Worth

Picked up this Surly with a few other bikes recently and don't know much about it. Not even 100% sure what model it is, but based on my searches I'm thinking a Cross-Check? Whoever had it last changed out the wheels and ended up using a rear rim that's got a disc (used what he had, I'm assuming) and put a nice seat on it.

It's cleaned and and looking good. I took it out for a test ride and this thing is solid! Love the way it rides! I would like to see what you guys think it would go for. Also wouldn't mind confirming the model. Local bike shop guy wasn't sure, but said these bikes have a cult like following. haha









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Old 01-02-18, 03:38 PM
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What a weird looking bike. What did you pay for it? It's worth that much.
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You could sell that seat to me for a couple bux, have been eyeballing that PL1.0 / 1.1.
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Old 01-02-18, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
What a weird looking bike. What did you pay for it? It's worth that much.
Haha You guys apparently aren't members of the Surly cult I mentioned.
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My Surly Crosscheck is priceless.
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Haha You guys apparently aren't members of the Surly cult I mentioned.
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I don't think cross checks had disc brakes, as this one does on the rear, but not front -- huh. I suspect it started life as a Straggler that somehow lost it's original fork, bars, and front wheel.
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I don't think cross checks had disc brakes, as this one does on the rear, but not front -- huh. I suspect it started life as a Straggler that somehow lost it's original fork, bars, and front wheel.
Yeah -- I'm guessing it's a Straggler with a Cross-Check fork.

There should be a serial number under the BB. Write it down. Call Surly.
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It doesn't have disc brakes, front or back. It has a rear disc rim but has a canti brake. Definitely a hodge podge of parts.

$200 to $300 would be my guess.
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Originally Posted by raden13 View Post
Local bike shop guy wasn't sure, but said these bikes have a cult like following. haha
Its a Cross check with a replaced rear wheel thats made for disc brakes. Mismatched tires. Worn bar tape. Chipped stays and not sure what the wrapping is on the seat tube. Turrble saddle angle.

$200-350 depending on cosmetic condition. If everything matched and was in good condition- $350-500.
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Appreciate all the info! Going to find the serial number and call Surly and find a matching rear wheel.
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Thats definitely a cross check. I don't understand the build at all but I know its a CC. Considering they go new between $800 and $1200, I'd say you would get less than $800 for that one.
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Originally Posted by raden13 View Post
Appreciate all the info! Going to find the serial number and call Surly and find a matching rear wheel.
From the looks of it, that bike is not going to be the build kit from Surly. The Cross Check does not have bar end shifters when sold as a complete bike.
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
It doesn't have disc brakes, front or back. It has a rear disc rim but has a canti brake. Definitely a hodge podge of parts.
Right on. I saw the disc on the rear wheel and assumed disc brakes. Wrong...
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I would replace that rear wheel immediately. Usually disc brake rear wheels do not have an adequate braking surface for rim brakes. That bike is a hodge podge of parts. Personally, I would have passed on it.
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Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
From the looks of it, that bike is not going to be the build kit from Surly. The Cross Check does not have bar end shifters when sold as a complete bike.
Yes, they do - https://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check
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I would replace that rear wheel immediately. Usually disc brake rear wheels do not have an adequate braking surface for rim brakes. That bike is a hodge podge of parts. Personally, I would have passed on it.
Yeah, but this is in keeping with the age-old BF traditional practice of buying first and asking questions after.

As far as the bike is concerned I would echo replacing the rear wheel with one made for rim brakes.
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
Oops, not sure what I was thinking, then.
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that bike is awesome!!
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