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05-11-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,955
Posted By gorillimo

My Surly Cross CheckÖ. ...

My Surly Cross CheckÖ.
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04-21-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 33,055
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty funny. I was wanting a Riv type bike....

Pretty funny. I was wanting a Riv type bike. Picked up a Rockhopper and preceded to "Grant out" on it. Was about to hit the button on a demo Homer from Riv, when a low mileage, very nice Cross Check...
04-21-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,065
Posted By gorillimo

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd...

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd like with me. Jacket. Food. Camera. I run errands. I carry things. I love my Carridice Longflap............
02-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 817,088
Posted By gorillimo

Just finished going thru my new to me Lemond...

Just finished going thru my new to me Lemond Tourmalet. PO shouldnít have been trying to do his maintenance. Much better now!...
02-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By gorillimo

Iím riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross...

Iím riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross Check. Like them a lot!
Roll well on pavement. Do e
ok on trails . Recommend them. ...
02-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By gorillimo

Running 42mm Conti Speedrides on my CC. They roll...

Running 42mm Conti Speedrides on my CC. They roll well on the road. Great riding. Been ok on our hardpacked trailsÖ...
01-19-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Tried 26Ē x 1.5Ē on the Rockhopper. Ok on the...

Tried 26Ē x 1.5Ē on the Rockhopper. Ok on the road, not so good off. 700 x 42cm Conti Speedrides on the Surly. Very versatile and good riding.
...
01-18-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

I started this path with changing a vintage...

I started this path with changing a vintage Rockhopper to an all arounder, Riv type bike. Liked it a lot. Got convinced on tourist bars. Rode the crap out of it. Then, wanted more. Was about to hit...
01-18-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Not my bike, Iím running sweptbacks. Pic is off...

Not my bike, Iím running sweptbacks. Pic is off the Surly site. Search Corner Bars. They look interesting. Theyíre not cheap, but would save a lot of money and work by not replacing controls! Hereís...
01-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Sirly has the ďcorner barĒ. Itís a drop bar that...

Sirly has the ďcorner barĒ. Itís a drop bar that will let you keep your flat bar controls....
01-17-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,770
Posted By gorillimo

Thereís probably a bunch of us who live in both...

Thereís probably a bunch of us who live in both worlds.. ...
11-14-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By gorillimo

Bars are Satori Noirette Plus. Off Amazon. Grips...

Bars are Satori Noirette Plus. Off Amazon. Grips are just some ergo ones picked up at the local shop. Cloth tape, finished with shellac.
11-12-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,538
Posted By gorillimo

My Paramount..... ...

My Paramount.....
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11-11-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By gorillimo

My CC was already converted from drops to flats...

My CC was already converted from drops to flats when I bought it. Didn't get along with the flat bars. One position, too stretched out. Went to these. Much better . Several usable positions. Good...
11-11-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By gorillimo

Interesting. I bought mine used. Itís a Longflap....

Interesting. I bought mine used. Itís a Longflap. Thought it was a Nelson, but maybe not after seeing the Pendle. Iím ok with it, wouldnít give it up for anything. ...
09-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By gorillimo

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning...

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning if I would ride my Surly Cross Check with North Road bars on a century......
09-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 817,088
Posted By gorillimo

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to...

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to ride more. Maybe ride with the local club. Picked this up last week to supplement my all arounder Cross Check. Thinking itís a do anything quiver for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,789
Posted By gorillimo

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty...

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty low key this am. Even after 2 cups of french press! Got out my new Lemond and worked on making it fit me. New 28c Michelin tires.They fit great. Much...
09-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By gorillimo

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled...

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled the bars to get the ramps higher. Seat was all the way back. Lemond's have a slack seat angle, so I moved it to about the middle. The shorter cockpit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,789
Posted By gorillimo

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to...

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to try. Otherwise I may go with a Brooks on the Lemond
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,789
Posted By gorillimo

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal...

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal my Surly Cross Check on 42ís for comfort, but I can improve it.. Different bikes for different reasons... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,789
Posted By gorillimo

New to me Toumalet!

Just scored this one. I’m stoked!
I’m on the shorter side, and used Lemond’s are rare in this area. Bike is a great fit, very nice shape. It was the guys back up bike and was rarely ridden. Retiring...
03-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,418
Posted By gorillimo

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much...

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much chance of rain here, but it just defines the bike!...
03-07-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,131
Posted By gorillimo

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike. ...

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike.
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01-25-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,575
Posted By gorillimo

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got...

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got a friendly co-op in town!
Super good for me now....
01-20-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,575
Posted By gorillimo

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain...

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain caused me to ride upright. Now, my neck doesnít work with drops. Really liking my Surly Cross Check. Comfortable bars, 42c tires run softly. Go...
01-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By gorillimo

im really good with my swept bars and grips. ...

im really good with my swept bars and grips.
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12-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,158
Posted By gorillimo

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty...

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty reasonable, too. $39.00, or so. Very versatile and comfortable. I've got at least three usable positions on them.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,723
Posted By gorillimo

Bridgestone XO-2?

Local co-op got an XO-2 in my size. $300.00 Thinking it might be fun to have one of the original gravel bikes. Iíve got a Cross Check, but itís set up street biased. Iíd set the XO up with bigger...
12-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,544
Posted By gorillimo

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder....

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder. Have a lot of fun running it around. ...
12-02-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,158
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. ...

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. Comfortable, versatile. A keeper.
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11-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,158
Posted By gorillimo

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local...

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local hardtrack well. Like!...
11-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By gorillimo

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to...

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to really appreciate all arounder bikes. Lighter build then most hybrids. Still enough for trail riding. Better on the roads. Comfortable position. Iím not...
10-23-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,950
Posted By gorillimo

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK...

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK with that. The trail in the pic is my favorite ride. It does well on it. Canít keep up with the local club racing pack on the road either!
10-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,950
Posted By gorillimo

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant...

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant Peterson ďjust rideĒ philosophy. Sold my Klein road and FSR mt bikes.
Use this for everything. Itís a bike, ride it!
Replies: 24
Views: 6,485
Posted By gorillimo

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem....

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem. A super low mileage Cross Check came up local. Very similar, 1/3 the money. A year later, still very satisfied with the bike....
10-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,950
Posted By gorillimo

My only bike. I ride it everywhere. ...

My only bike. I ride it everywhere.
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10-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,580
Posted By gorillimo

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon. Pretty...

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon.
Pretty funny. The bike previous to this was a modded Rockhopper!...
10-13-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,842
Posted By gorillimo

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount....

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount. Loved it, but I have to say my current Surly Cross Check is every bit as good, maybe better.And cost about a third of what another Parameter would cost...
10-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By gorillimo

Yes. Thereís multiple hand positions on the bar....

Yes. Thereís multiple hand positions on the bar. Very useable. It had Relatively straight mountain bike risers on it when I got it. Was pretty uncomfortable....
10-05-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check!! Does about anything. One of...

Surly Cross Check!!
Does about anything. One of the few bikes you can buy that youíll never regret having bought.........
10-05-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,712
Posted By gorillimo

I ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the...

I ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the cast off, the orthopod told me to write writeI ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the cast off, the orthopod told me to write a bike for...
08-04-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By gorillimo

Do what you need to do to be able to ride. I had...

Do what you need to do to be able to ride. I had an accident which caused a three level neck fusion. Canít make the bend to handle drop bars anymore. Going to a touring tbike. And you know, Iím...
06-10-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,323
Posted By gorillimo

I thought that too. But, theyíre just fine. I...

I thought that too. But, theyíre just fine. I actually find myself cleaning sections I couldnít on my Specialized FSR!...
06-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,323
Posted By gorillimo

This! Iíve got these on my Cross Check and have...

This! Iíve got these on my Cross Check and have been very good with them.multiple useful positions on them....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 449,997
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check at Port San Luis, California a...

Surly Cross Check at Port San Luis, California a couple weeks ago. ...
03-28-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,552
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty well what put me onto my Surly Cross...

Pretty well what put me onto my Surly Cross Check. Riv had a Clem demo in my size for $1299. I kept hovering on the button, then this Surly showed up on craigslist. Mechanic owned, less than 350...
03-18-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,873
Posted By gorillimo

I love north road bars! Very versatile setup....

I love north road bars! Very versatile setup. Iím a real convert........
03-18-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,873
Posted By gorillimo

Got a similar bar off Amazon. Noirette s. Really...

Got a similar bar off Amazon. Noirette s. Really like it!...
03-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,980
Posted By gorillimo

Iím a surgical technologist. Got out for a ride...

Iím a surgical technologist. Got out for a ride today, because we canceled all surgery. Glad I did. When I came home, there was an alert that we are now under ďshelter at homeĒ. It does seem to allow...
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