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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Oh now you're just showing off. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:32 pm 
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...can't wait to build my steel LeMond now. These Surlys are a real inspiration. :lol:


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Steel Lemond - now that is tasty!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:56 pm 
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Is it? I bought it for silly money off a good friend...

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...I'm going to kit it out with 9 speed Dura Ace/Ultegra.


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That looks nice to my eyes, will look especially nice I'd think with 8 speed Dura Ace


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:03 am 
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My contribution to the Surly world. New Cross*check frame with 8 year old Chorus groupset. Still got to get some straddle hangers but all going well should be ridden by the weekend.
I was expecting the frame's finish and tolerances to be a bit shite going by a few reviews i read. The frame though is actually far better aligned than some British handbuilt frames that i have had.
Other parts include Ritchey cantis and pads from an 8 year old explosif, gore-tex cables and a flite max saddle that is mega cumfy.
Photos were a rush job, will try and get some decent ones soon.


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PS. the cat in the corner is fake and the ballet stuff on the window sill belongs to the ex-bird, honest! Im not weird or gay or owt!


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Oh no, another reason to convince me to CX my Karate Monkey this winter. Beautiful.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:31 pm 
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Class bicycles. Ive rode a surly for a few years and enjoyed the ride.
One or two people have commented on how heavy surly frames are but that has never been an issue to me.
I have had allsorts of ss bikes from a vintage 35 pound lump to sub 16 pound alloy carbon and ti GT costing silly money and the surly is a sweet handling thing.
Wheels and tyres play a huge part in the way a bike is. A half pound more in the frame only makes the frame a little stiffer which is the very best thing when slogging your arse up a climb.

Cheers, Al

ps I have an 84 vintage ritchey mtb frame and forks for sale. In fantastic condition and would make a great ss hack.


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