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Old 05-10-11, 08:37 AM
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After finding the Big Block deal at speedgoat, I also found a good deal on a closeout of 2010 Steamrollers >>> http://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.asp...239&Prod=20270 The $559 sale price is only $119 more than a Kilo WT, and $240 less than the $799 asking price for a 2011 Steamroller.
Have I an extra $559? Damn these great deals! I've always been fond of the Steamrollers
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[QUOTE=Lilcphoto;12621737]Have I an extra $559? Damn these great deals! I've always been fond of the Steamrollers[/QUOTE

Thing is, IMO Surly has really dumbed down the Steamroller, turning it into a gutless townie with silly low gearing. It used to be a real practical FG road bike that could cover meaningful distances and be used for transport. Now, it's just a heavy and overpriced coffee shop bike.
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speedgoat just updated their website, and it looks like I got the last 46cm Big Block on sale for $637.50. It now shows up as "backordered," which means that there are no more on sale. Stock is also low (red bar) on the 61cm size, which probably means that there's only one remaining as well. The sale ends on 5/12/2011.
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Damn only if the steamroller had mounts and I had the space for an extra bicycle in the flat; otherwise I'll be all over that 53

If it was a crosscheck; whole nother story; I shall make room!
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EMS is selling their remaining Bianchi Pista's for 40% off ($437.00), seems like a pretty good deal. While they claim they don't ship, they will. I think this model is a couple years old?

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...737439.3696715
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EMS is selling their remaining Bianchi Pista's for 40% off ($437.00), seems like a pretty good deal. While they claim they don't ship, they will. I think this model is a couple years old?

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...737439.3696715
Looks like a very good deal, but if I read correctly, the only available size is 59cm.
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Old 05-10-11, 06:05 PM
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I think you have to call them to find out which sizes are still available.
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Just a reminder to anyone interested that today is the last day for the sale on the All-City Big Block complete FG bike for $637.50 shipped free at speedgoat bicycles >>> http://www.speedgoat.com/Catalog.asp...239&Prod=18728 The best price I can find anywhere else is about $800 and some places sell them at or above $900 MSRP. I managed to pick up the last 46cm frame size in stock, and most other places are out of stock in this size as well, so I feel pretty fortunate.
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i couldn't pass up the deal either
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i couldn't pass up the deal either
What size did you get?
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I'm thinkin of pulling the trigger on the bigblock myself. Kind want something that can fit a little more wider tire tho.. decisions, decisions.
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I'm thinkin of pulling the trigger on the bigblock myself. Kind want something that can fit a little more wider tire tho.. decisions, decisions.
According to All-City, the Big Block will fit tires up to 700x32c, which is pretty wide, unless you intend to do any serious tricking or riding over very rough terrain.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
According to All-City, the Big Block will fit tires up to 700x32c, which is pretty wide, unless you intend to do any serious tricking or riding over very rough terrain.

I called All-City yesterday and they told me 28c max.. Not really looking to do much tricking if any but i do like a more beefed up bike. I still want to be able to jump a curb if need be , aggressive riding is something i enjoy and im not really that smooth at it. I had my eye on the big block for a few months but for some reason i think something like the urbies would suit me better as of right now.. The price on the bigblock is really calling my name tho..
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
What size did you get?
58
perfect TT length for me (58.5cm)
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I called All-City yesterday and they told me 28c max..
Interesting, their website states repeatedly that 32mm tires will fit. Maybe, that's only w/o brakes. I managed to stuff 31mm tires into my Moto Messenger, which only has a front brake. It wouldn't work with a rear brake. Just looking at the photos on the All-City website of a front wheel with a 25mm stock tire, it looks like there is ample clearance for a 32mm tire with the brake installed. Anyway, I guess I'll find out when the bike arrives, although I don't think I'll be putting a 32mm tire on the front anyway.
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Interesting, their website states repeatedly that 32mm tires will fit. Maybe, that's only w/o brakes. I managed to stuff 31mm tires into my Moto Messenger, which only has a front brake. It wouldn't work with a rear brake. Just looking at the photos on the All-City website of a front wheel with a 25mm stock tire, it looks like there is ample clearance for a 32mm tire with the brake installed. Anyway, I guess I'll find out when the bike arrives, although I don't think I'll be putting a 32mm tire on the front anyway.

The guy i was speaking to really didnt know the max tire.. He told me he rides 25mm and couldnt tell me forsure. Im not to sure what im going to do.. I really like the bike but hate buying off the internet with out seeing it in person..
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The guy i was speaking to really didnt know the max tire.. He told me he rides 25mm and couldnt tell me forsure. Im not to sure what im going to do.. I really like the bike but hate buying off the internet with out seeing it in person..
Well, I'm inclined to believe what's said on the website, based on the photo and also the brake caliper is a Tektro R538, which is meant for large tires.
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Originally Posted by ChibaHawk View Post
I called All-City yesterday and they told me 28c max.. Not really looking to do much tricking if any but i do like a more beefed up bike. I still want to be able to jump a curb if need be , aggressive riding is something i enjoy and im not really that smooth at it. I had my eye on the big block for a few months but for some reason i think something like the urbies would suit me better as of right now.. The price on the bigblock is really calling my name tho..
I've had the BigBlock since late summer last year, running 28c gatorskins with TONS of room all around. It could easily fit some 32s or maybe even a knobby cross tire! Width wise there is a lot of clearance. The closest the frame gets is on the rear brake bridge & on my setup now has a good 6mm of vertical clearance. No way is it maxed at 28c!!
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I've had the BigBlock since late summer last year, running 28c gatorskins with TONS of room all around. It could easily fit some 32s or maybe even a knobby cross tire! Width wise there is a lot of clearance. The closest the frame gets is on the rear brake bridge & on my setup now has a good 6mm of vertical clearance. No way is it maxed at 28c!!
That is really good to know thanks for the info.. Now this really makes me want to pull the trigger on this one.. I have a few more hours to make my mind up..
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That is really good to know thanks for the info.. Now this really makes me want to pull the trigger on this one.. I have a few more hours to make my mind up..
If you're still not convinced it can take fat tires read this >>> http://allcitycycles.com/blog/big_bl...off_road_trim/
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Thanks you guys are really selling me .. I was going to rush into buying it lastnight since i thought the sale would be over but i looked today and it seems they still didnt change the price back to normal.
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the big block bikes are huge!
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I got an email about that deal. If I had the extra $$ I'd definitely pull the trigger.
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