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I got a New Surly Bridge Club 700c !

Old 06-06-21, 03:50 AM
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I got a New Surly Bridge Club 700c !

I got a New Surly Bridge Club 700c !
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Old 06-06-21, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
I got a New Surly Bridge Club 700c !
hah, you know the drill.

pictures or it never happened!
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Old 06-06-21, 06:05 AM
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I'm sure like all bikes, there is limited a availability, but is there still a 27.5 option?
the 27.5 appeals very much to putting in fatter taller tires.
What tires are you thinking of using predominantly?
it's a great bike, would be my choice probably after my troll.
i get going with regular dropouts, but I'm sure removing the extra brace from seat tube to toptube would be simply saving money and time to make a frame.

PS, I also think it's a real shame they dropped the double and went trendy (CHEAPER!) 1x

I'm cynical but this change to me is going with trends but with a side order of profit.

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Old 06-06-21, 06:48 AM
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Nice copy and paste.
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Ah... the ol' cliff hanger.
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Old 06-06-21, 11:06 AM
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will do when I get a good un
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
hah, you know the drill.

pictures or it never happened!
will do when I get a good un .
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Old 06-06-21, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
I'm sure like all bikes, there is limited a availability, but is there still a 27.5 option?
the 27.5 appeals very much to putting in fatter taller tires.
What tires are you thinking of using predominantly?
it's a great bike, would be my choice probably after my troll.
i get going with regular dropouts, but I'm sure removing the extra brace from seat tube to toptube would be simply saving money and time to make a frame.

PS, I also think it's a real shame they dropped the double and went trendy (CHEAPER!) 1x

I'm cynical but this change to me is going with trends but with a side order of profit.
27.5 is still listed as a model on their website .
I ride on pavement so got the 700c and am running the stock tires tubeless , 700 x 41 .
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Old 06-06-21, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Nice copy and paste.
I admit that it doesn’t take much, but I’m confused.
what copy and paste?

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Originally Posted by djb View Post
I'm sure like all bikes, there is limited a availability, but is there still a 27.5 option?
I think they are alternating years with the hybrid and MTB builds.
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Old 06-07-21, 06:57 PM
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I got the same bike with 27.5 tires last summer and actually like the 1x.
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I get the 1x for trail riding and all that, including putting on wide tires to avoid chain/tire rub, and I get that 10,11, 12 speed cassettes have great ranges now, especially 11 and 12, but I know someone who bought a Troll set up as a 1x with 10 speed, and the 32t chainring and 42 (probably) cassette give a good low, but the 32/11 high is pretty darn low, and when we ride together, she is nearly always in the 11 and 13t cog, which is going to wear a lot over time, plus the chainline is setup nearly straight in the 13t cog.....ie lots of cross chaining in the mid to larger cogs at the rear (I suspect it was not setup right, with the chainring set out too much)

I dunno, the bridge club original double looked like a great setup that would cover more varied riding--but I admit that I have a touring mindset.
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I will copy and paste....

https://www.bikeride.com/surly-bridge-club/
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
Stated in the above linked review :
"Some compromises were made (ie cup and cone hub bearings were serviceable, but sealed bearings may be better for the average rider)."

So , would you upgrade the hubs , and if so , to which ?
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
Stated in the above linked review :
"Some compromises were made (ie cup and cone hub bearings were serviceable, but sealed bearings may be better for the average rider)."

So , would you upgrade the hubs , and if so , to which ?
The Surly's hubs dont have seals on them? Really?...its 2021, how can a hub for a bike that costs this much not have a simple seal on it?

- I doubt there is no seal at all.
- Im guessing the site should have typed 'cartridge bearings' instead of 'sealed bearings'.
- If the hubs really dont have a seal at all, then getting any compatible hub with seals will be an upgrade. Shimano, DT, Bitex, Joytech, Hope, etc etc etc.
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That site review is kind of a mom and pop pretty basic site, with comments from Joe blow.

Don't forget that all top shimano hubs use cup and cones. It's the level of material, build and adjustment that's important.
But cartridge bearing hubs must be great too, I just haven't owned any yet.
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
I admit that it doesnít take much, but Iím confused.
what copy and paste?
He copied and pasted the thread subject in the body of the post, as evidenced by the extra space before the exclamation point.
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