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 Post subject: Surly Crosscheck
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:36 pm 
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OK so it was a new bike on Saturday, but seeing as Surly favour old school stuff like steel and useful design touches, I thought it deserved a place on here.

It rides like a bike, has no real handling characteristics and I love it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:09 am 
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Like it! 8)

Enter it in the future classic thread on retro mtb chat. A sure fire contender!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:51 pm 
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Ooh lovely, a fellow cyclist with taste!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:37 pm 
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Not the only one! Nice bikes guys.

My main bike below - Surly is the retro man's modern frame. Beautiful, simple, steel (and a steal at the price). Love Surly to bits.

Here's my 1x1.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
God I like that 1x1.

Looking at that has made me desperate for a nice steel singlespeed!! Love it.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:51 pm 
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Crosscheck is a great choice, simple and sturdy. Not many frames still let you use downtube shifters either!

I've used mine (badly) off road, rode in France in the summer, for a cyclo sportif in Wales in October and have now fitted mudguards for the winter.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:15 pm 
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Nice! :D I really like the look and simplicity of Surly's, but can't get my head around the fact they weigh more than a small car :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:36 pm 
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Aaagh - and now I've bought a second Crosscheck! Collect on Saturday.

Must clear a space in the shed although by my wifes reaction this could be as much for me as the bike.

("Must not buy more bikes, must not buy more bikes ......")


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:21 pm 
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Like the 1x1 - interesting fixed cog, by the way, where did you get it from? I've been wanting to try a fixie, but wanted the chance of bailing to a single cog if it all got too much. It looks like it bolts onto the disc mounts, is that right?

Could be just the thing for my (slightly more old school, but not much) DeKerf single speed, the wheels are built on Hope xc hubs, and I'm running v's, so I've got a disc mount spare!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Here's my brace of Crosschecks


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