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Surly Steamroller Photo Superthread!!!

Old 08-26-09, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by mrgrizzler
they're soma sparrows. here's my bike in its most finished state!


she's a beaut. what's her name?
the leather, the bars, the rack- perfect.

any chance you could post a bird's-eye pic of the handlebars/headset?

thanks
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Old 08-26-09, 06:12 AM
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RichPugh, you ever cycle in Baltimore city?
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pasted from another thread, but I felt I must share with you all, since it was largely this thread that inspired me...

Ladies And Gentlemen!

I am off in the next few minutes to go buy a Surly Creamroller! First bike I can call my own since I was a child. I am SUPPER Fing EXCITED!!! EEK

I previously mentioned that I was going to purchase from Los Angeles' Abba Padre Bikes and Books. Went there yesterday. Owner, Freddy, SUPER NICE! All smiles. Not much in the way of new complete bikes, but this is definitely where I'm taking my bike for all tune-ups, repairs, etc.

Instead I am going to purchase from Orange 20 Bike shop, started by a couple of the Bicycle Kitchen guys. Hopefully I will get the same level of service as Freddy gave me.
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Old 08-26-09, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sealed
RichPugh, you ever cycle in Baltimore city?

Yes. I live in Federal Hill and usually end up down thru Locust Point around Ft. McHenry, tide Point, around the Inner Harbor, through Harbor East and into Fells and Canton. Sometimes I ride uptown into Mt. Vernon and rarely but occasionally into Hampden.
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Originally Posted by hvannes
RichPugh: could you give us the details of your build? - Hans
2009 Surly Steamroller frameset
Chris King headset
3T 100mm stem
Mid 90's Bontrager Crowbar MTB bars cut short w/ black Oury's
Bianchi Pista alloy seat post
Selle Italia saddle
Campagnolo Record bottom bracket
Campagnolo Record Crankset w/ 47t Campy chainring
18t Soma cog 9 (side 1), 16t Shimano cog (side 2)
Cheap KMC 1/8" chain
Mavic Ellipse wheelset w/ stock 700x25c Detonator tires and Giant long stem tubes
Time Atac Alium clipless pedals
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Originally Posted by RRR1CH
she's a beaut. what's her name?
the leather, the bars, the rack- perfect.

any chance you could post a bird's-eye pic of the handlebars/headset?

thanks
thank you! she doesn't have a name yet... for now it's "the panda" because there's a tiny panda on the seat tube.

i'll take a bird's-eye shot sometime tomorrow!
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what rack is that? i'm in the market for a rack that works without rack mounts.
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Originally Posted by mrgrizzler
cleaver wrapping job, bro. are you using a cross lever? beautiful bike.
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Old 09-03-09, 10:54 AM
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Just got the thing last week, finally got around to getting a picture of it:

Pretty much stock except for the MKS Sylvan pedals and MKS clips and straps, Brooks B17 seat (hasn't been broken in yet. . . ouch), and chopped/flopped drops. I do need to raise the seat a bit, but I'm going to wait until I'm a bit more comfortable with the whole fixed gear thing.
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Originally Posted by mrgrizzler
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exactly the shot I was looking for.
Thanks, mrgrizzler.

yeah, what kind of rack is that?

great looking bike.
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dayvani– it's a nitto m-18, i got it off of benscycle. but you can use any rack on a bike without mounts so long as you have p-clamps

min– thanks man! it's a city lever, the cross lever didn't agree with my sparrow bars.

rrr1ch– i'm happy help!
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update

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Old 09-11-09, 12:34 AM
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During a charity ride from San Francisco to San Diego.







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Any word when the 2010 roller comes out? Specifically, I want to snag an '09 on sale when they do.
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Old 10-19-09, 11:30 AM
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Do Steamrollers require long reach brake caliphers or do short reach caliphers work as well? Do long reachers even fit properly? I was wondering since the reach looks a bit long to accommodate bigger tires
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
Do Steamrollers require long reach brake caliphers or do short reach caliphers work as well? Do long reachers even fit properly? I was wondering since the reach looks a bit long to accommodate bigger tires
Your answer is here https://surlybikes.com/blog/spew/spew...reach_defined/
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danks. My desire for versatility calls yet again and the desire to have a light bike doesn't even matter much anymore. Anyone looking for a 56cm Capo?
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I haven't been riding my steamroller, mostly riding my crosscheck around town. This is how it's currently set up:

I've had the brake on and off, finally stuck it on because going fast is cool.

I'm gonna gear it down real low, get some drops and hoods, throw on some cross tires then take it on some trails. Anyone else take their roller offroad?? Any advice? I was thinking about making it a flip-flop for offroading, anyone have any trouble with riding dirt/fire trails fixed?
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Old 10-26-09, 07:15 AM
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I ride some light trails all the time on my steamroller, it's really fun.
There are a couple trails on my commute which always makes things more interesting. The only thing that could be a problem is hitting your cranks on things, so you may not be able to roll over every obstacle.

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yea i ride easy singletrack/fire roads sometimes on the steamroller fine... advice would be to get a decent bar setup & perhaps a rear brake if you're going to attempt anything technical or hilly haha


how my steamroller currently looks. sorry for ****ty picture

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This is my winter bike.

59cm
King headset and spacers
Phil BB
Egg Beater SL
30mm tires
15t cog

Rode 30 miles in 35 degree weather today
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Originally Posted by robertv
Heres mine






One of the sickest Steamers I've seen!! More? Details of expeditions?

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Originally Posted by TheRealNicola
I'm thinking about get some 32c-35c tires any suggestions?
anyone else have suggestions?
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