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2007 Surly Steamroller Complete

Old 03-02-07, 02:27 AM
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2007 Surly Steamroller Complete

Anyone have any thoughts? From the research I did I figured it was worth it. Anyone seen one in real life yet? The release date is the 19th of march.....
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Steamroller is always a good choice. Not the lightest but almost certainly the sturdiest. If you are a n00b you may not appreciate slightly slacker angles and clearance for big tires - but give time and you certainly will - when your friends njs frames start popping.Build it up with cheapo parts and ride more. Good for winter, good for summer. Good for the soul.
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Pretty decent price considering the frame+fork goes for around $400. I wish they sold everything else as a build kit for the same price difference.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Pretty decent price considering the frame+fork goes for around $400. I wish they sold everything else as a build kit for the same price difference.
what is the price? I'm looking at the description, no price.
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Originally Posted by bottom-bracket
Anyone seen one in real life yet? ....
Is it any different than the older models?
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Build it up with cheapo parts and ride more.
not really necessary when talking about the complete bike, not just the frameset.

Originally Posted by deathhare
Is it any different than the older models?
older models were a frame and a fork. this, being the "2007 surly steamroller complete," is a complete bike.

sugino RDs, surly/alex wheels, **** like that. iirc it's in the 700-800 range, but i'm not sure. definitely not a bad deal.
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Local dealers both told me the price for the Steamroller complete is $666. That's an absolute steal considering the frame and fork alone is $410. I was dead set on getting one but couldn't wait that long and got my current bike instead. I still want one.
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Originally Posted by Natron
Local dealers both told me the price for the Steamroller complete is $666. That's an absolute steal considering the frame and fork alone is $410.
Exactly. Considering a the wheelset alone nearly makes up that price difference, it's quite the deal. That's why I want them to sell the build kit!
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that price is so good, it's evil.
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Steamrollers are great bikes. The frame/fork for $400-ish alome is a deal and complete for under $700 is really amazing.

I agree with Bikkhu. A little slacker geometry translates into a great bike for long comfortable rides (like centuries). And it can take a beating.
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Originally Posted by queerpunk
that price is so good, it's evil.
$666?
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Originally Posted by fat_bike_nut
$666?
yup, just make sure you sacrifice a goat or something before riding it
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Well, I already paid for it even though it has a release date of march 19th. MY LBS charged me $577 and I can't see anything wrong with that!!
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$666?

Nice!
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Old 11-09-07, 04:03 PM
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How is it?

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Well, I already paid for it even though it has a release date of march 19th. MY LBS charged me $577 and I can't see anything wrong with that!!
How is it now that you've had a chance to ride it?

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How is it now that you've had a chance to ride it?

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wtf?
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Old 11-09-07, 06:02 PM
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i love mine. but i changed out basically everything except the wheelset, headset, stem, and brake :-/
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my buddy has one... i think all he changed was the tires, saddle, and handlebars, and added a basket. he rides this **** out of it, so i'm guessing he's pretty happy with it.
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I also bought one, my first fixed, last month. I love it so far, although I kinda guessed on the fit, and it may be a little big for me (6'3", got a 62). The only thing I dislike is the saddle.

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Old 11-09-07, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bottom-bracket View Post
Anyone have any thoughts? From the research I did I figured it was worth it. Anyone seen one in real life yet? The release date is the 19th of march.....
Wouldn't you mean the 2008 model esp. if you're having to wait til March 08?

I was wanting to get the 2007 frameset here in Australia earlier this year. Had a deposit down and started collecting parts, including some Sugino75s, built up some black Deep Vs on some Surly hubs myself then my LBS had the Aussie importer contact them and tell them they were only coming into the country as complete bikes.

I briefly considered a few other frames sets - Soma, Pake etc but their price point was a bit higher and really had my heart set on the basic tough versatility of the Steamroller and decided to dish out the few extra hunji AUD $ and get the complete bike. I figured I could still do my custom build and reuse the complete parts elsewhere. 9 months later.... the frame is stripped and awaiting me deciding what colour I want, A miche bottom bracket is presently on order for the S75s... but all the complete parts, 'cept the stem and drop handlebars have seen life on my MBK trainer.

I'm sure I'll actually enjoy my 07 Steamroller by about March 08 myself
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look at the dates of the posts. ^
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
look at the dates of the posts. ^
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
wtf?
I'm asking about his Steamroller. I want his opinion on it being that his last post about it was earlier this year...
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hmmm. i must have misread your post the first time, thought it said something completely different....
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For what it's worth, my steamroller sleeps in my bed w/ me and my gf sleeps on the porch.
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