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Old 08-06-13, 04:59 PM
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Just finished my Cross-Check build. Album inside.

Just finished my build, frame up from nothing. Ultegra components, Avid Single Digit 5 linear pull brakes with Dura Ace bar end shifters. 53-39-30. It is a mix of road and touring, I tried to take the best of both worlds. Have not put the racks on yet but so far this thing fly's. I could not have ended up happier with the build. Here is the obligatory album: https://imgur.com/a/czKOd
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Cool. Great frame. Here's mine in touring mode.

https://bikelaneends.files.wordpress....412-175445.jpg
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Nice build out. Impressive cockpit, especially the aerobars. When I toured on a DF, I would not leave home without them. Cross checks make great do-it-all bikes.
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agentxcell, Congrats on the build. It's always a good feeling to see it all complete.

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Originally Posted by dellwilson
Cool. Great frame. Here's mine in touring mode.

https://bikelaneends.files.wordpress....412-175445.jpg
Sea World called. They want their orca back.
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Originally Posted by agentxcell
Just finished my build, frame up from nothing. Ultegra components, Avid Single Digit 5 linear pull brakes with Dura Ace bar end shifters. 53-39-30. It is a mix of road and touring, I tried to take the best of both worlds. Have not put the racks on yet but so far this thing fly's. I could not have ended up happier with the build. Here is the obligatory album: https://imgur.com/a/czKOd
To be critical, I don't see the point of aero bars on a bike with 6" of stem, but if it makes you comfortable, then I guess you do. Also, I wouldn't have put 32 spoke 585's on a tourer -- take an extra spoke or two if you fully load it up.

But so long as you're happy with it.
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Beautiful! I am really tempted to get a CC. What holds me back is the double chain ring, I would really prefer a triple, especially for touring. Does anybody know what gear ratio does the stock CC come with?
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Originally Posted by Pedaleur
To be critical, I don't see the point of aero bars on a bike with 6" of stem, but if it makes you comfortable, then I guess you do. Also, I wouldn't have put 32 spoke 585's on a tourer -- take an extra spoke or two if you fully load it up.

But so long as you're happy with it.
Aerobars are there for aerodynamics in a headwind, more power when climbing, restful additional hand position. A properly tensioned and stress relieved 32 spoke wheel will cause no problems for a loaded tourist.
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@Cyclebum, precisely, I could not have said it better. Because my dad and I actually build the wheels I know they are very solid, we de-stressed them several times as well.
@dellwilson, nice CC, I almost went that route but wanted to keep the bike a little less flashy. We should ride somewhere together just to throw people off. lol

Thanks for all the positive comments.
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Originally Posted by dellwilson
Cool. Great frame. Here's mine in touring mode.

https://bikelaneends.files.wordpress....412-175445.jpg
Wow, that black and white theme looks really nice. It looks delicious. I want to lick it dammit!

Actually, it would look a bit nicer with a white rear tire as well. Is that a Vittoria tire?
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr
Actually, it would look a bit nicer with a white rear tire as well. Is that a Vittoria tire?
Both tires were white originally. I wasn't monitoring them well enough and had to replace the rear urgently with whatever was in stock at my LBS. I've now got white spares that I'll install soon.
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Originally Posted by lucille
Beautiful! I am really tempted to get a CC. What holds me back is the double chain ring, I would really prefer a triple, especially for touring. Does anybody know what gear ratio does the stock CC come with?
https://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check/bike_specs

you can change components, the frame is the reason for getting a particular bike.
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Originally Posted by LeeG
https://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check/bike_specs

you can change components, the frame is the reason for getting a particular bike.
Thanks, how did I miss that?! (blush!)
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