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Surly 1x1 Build

Old 09-18-21, 07:14 PM
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Surly 1x1 Build

Just getting back into the single speed lifestyle and Just getting back into the single speed lifestyle and I have been a Surly fan and rider for as long as I can remember. I just recently finished building my 2009 1x1 medium frame. Here are the specs,

First off the frame was sandblasted and powder coated Elephant Gray - Thomson stem, seat post and seat post clamp, Salsa Pro Moto bars (shortened), Shimano XT cranks and 32T Chainring, XTR chain, White Industries 18T freewheel, Shimano Deore V-Brakes, Deore Levers, V-Brake Extenders (needed to run 29" wheels), Surly Ultra Hubs, Sun Rhyno Lite Rims, Schwalbe G One Tires and a few other things.












have been a Surly fan and rider for as long as I can remember. I just recently finished building my 2009 1x1 medium frame. Here are the specs,

FirstJust getting back into the single speed lifestyle and I have been a Surly fan and rider for as long as I can remember. I just recently finished building my 2009 1x1 medium frame. Here are the specs,

First off the frame was sandblasted and powder coated Elephant Gray - Thomson stem, seat post and seat post clamp, Salsa Pro Moto bars (shortened), Shimano XT cranks and 32T Chainring, XTR chain, White Industries 18T freewheel, Shimano Deore V-Brakes, Deore Levers, V-Brake Extenders (needed to run 29" wheels), Surly Ultra Hubs, Sun Rhyno Lite Rims, Schwalbe G One Tires and a few other things. I off the frame was sandblasted and powder coated Elephant Gray - Thomson stem, seat post and seat post clamp, Salsa Pro Moto bars (shortened), Shimano XT cranks and 32T Chainring, XTR chain, White Industries 18T freewheel, Shimano Deore V-Brakes, Deore Levers, V-Brake Extenders (needed to run 29" wheels), Surly Ultra Hubs, Sun Rhyno Lite Rims, Schwalbe G One Tires and a few other things. I
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Old 09-19-21, 02:22 AM
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Very nice. Should have stood back a little further to take the pictures, though
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Old 09-19-21, 06:56 AM
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I think these pictures are better. I only had the Surly decals on temporarily to see if I liked them. I removed them but left the head badge on.
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Old 09-19-21, 06:18 PM
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Awesome! Those OG 1x1 and Rat Rod frames are getting rare. Well done!
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Old 09-19-21, 09:22 PM
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I think these pictures are better. I only had the Surly decals on temporarily to see if I liked them. I removed them but left the head badge on.[/QUOTE]
Awesome bike, have fun on it. I took the decals off my Surly for a long time, ended up putting them back on just to switch it up.
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Old 09-19-21, 09:28 PM
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It's cool but grey? You had the opportunity for such fun colors...Ehh maybe it is because I have had painting on the mind but just never want to strip down any of my perfectly working bikes to do so and then have to spend time and money to build them back up (at least on cables and housing as needed. I would have done a fun purple or pink or something bright bold but it is a nice build
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I'm a fan of Surly. Cool bike. I like the gray and I also think it's a good mix of black and chrome parts. I agree, while I like the decal I think the bike looks better without it.
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Surly needs to bring that one back. The only true SS that have now with no derrailluer hanger sticking down is the Steamroller which I don't like.
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I agree Surly should bring this frame back. These frames are hard to find and everyone is asking top dollar.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Surly needs to bring that one back. The only true SS that have now with no derrailluer hanger sticking down is the Steamroller which I don't like.
The hanger doesn't bother me, but you could get a Lowside or a KM and use a dremel cutoff wheel.
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Surly needs to bring that one back. The only true SS that have now with no derrailluer hanger sticking down is the Steamroller which I don't like.
I have a Steamroller that I really enjoy riding. The Phil hubs and Campy crank just seem to really make getting upto speed and rolling a real joy. 49t 170mm 16t really works well for flat DFW
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I have a Steamroller that I really enjoy riding. The Phil hubs and Campy crank just seem to really make getting upto speed and rolling a real joy. 49t 170mm 16t really works well for flat DFW
It's actually a nice bike but I don't like the geometry and the one bottle cage mount on the seat tube instead of the down tube is probably not a big deal to most people but I can't stand that. If a bike is going to have just one mount it should be on the down tube where it's easier to reach and you can mount a frame pump on the seat tube vintage style. Doesn't even look right being on just the seat tube.
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It's actually a nice bike but I don't like the geometry and the one bottle cage mount on the seat tube instead of the down tube is probably not a big deal to most people but I can't stand that. If a bike is going to have just one mount it should be on the down tube where it's easier to reach and you can mount a frame pump on the seat tube vintage style. Doesn't even look right being on just the seat tube.
Subject of the thread is a great frame and under the right circumstances I wouldn't mind talking over the build but first I gotta know - do you never get sick of repeating yourself about minor things?
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It's actually a nice bike but I don't like the geometry and the one bottle cage mount on the seat tube instead of the down tube is probably not a big deal to most people but I can't stand that. If a bike is going to have just one mount it should be on the down tube where it's easier to reach and you can mount a frame pump on the seat tube vintage style. Doesn't even look right being on just the seat tube.
Many SS bikes and riders dont care or want two bottle cages. I do for longer hot rides so use a bar cage on my Steamroller. There are also ofcourse seat cage mounts. You surely know all this and the geometry and tube mount choices are Surly choices that do not please all. There are better choices for SS track bikes with racier geometries.
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32/18 with skinny road tires?
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Correct 32x18 - 700x38 tires
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Getting ready to start a new build and plan to put this one up for sale. Any thoughts on reasonable asking price?
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Correct 32x18 - 700x38 tires
I missed that. How did you solve the brake track level, and loss of leverage?

gearing is about the same as Salsa Stormchaser. Easy on the level and not too stiff to climb.
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Not sure what you mean brake track level and loss of leverage?
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Looking at the parts, you have way more money in this than any used bike should sell for. The market is still strong though, so good luck.
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Changed my direction and put on NOS Decals. Thanks to Dan @ Surly for sending these out to me.



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Love it!
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That’s really nice. Excellent colour. Got to love a 1x1…
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