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 Post subject: Surly Cross Check.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:59 am 
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Yeah, it's new, but it's lovely.

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Frame and forks: Surly Cross Check.
Headset: FSA Pig DH Pro.
Headset spacers: X-Lite.
Stem: X-Lite Fly.
Handlebars: no-name chromo heavies.
Bar tape: Deda.
Seatpost: Kalloy.
Saddle: dirty Bontrager Race.
Bottle cages: Elite.

Brake levers: Tektro.
Brakes: Shimano M737 XT canitlevers.

Crankset: Shimano M737 XT.
Chainring: TA 48t.
BB: Shimano UN73 XT.
Pedals: old M545.
Chain: KMC track.

Rims: Halo Aerorage 32h.
Tyres: Halo Twin Rail Courier.
Spokes: db stainless.
Front hub: Hope Mono.
Front skewer: Shimano STX RC.
Rear hub: Surly fixed, 17t.

Out of all the bikes I've built, aesthetically I think this is the best balanced. I ordered black tyres, but white were sent and I decided to run with them as they forgot to charge for my rims and I didn't want to rock the boat! I think they give it a nice '50s vibe though.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Yes...swap the stem and fit a Brooks and it would looks really 50's... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:38 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Yes...swap the stem and fit a Brooks and it would looks really 50's... :D


Not with white tyres and rims!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:51 pm 
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Thought I'd update this a bit - this is in it's touring form. Full XT M737 with Hope Mono hubset, Halo Tourist tyres and R400 8-speed downtube shifters. Very stable and a joy to ride even with a bulky Carradice.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:56 pm 
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And here it is in cyclocross guise. Spec as above, but with Michelin 'cross tyres in a horrid colour. Impressively fast off road but I'll admit to much preferring a flat bar over a drop bar off road anyday!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm 
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XCDave wrote:
Michelin 'cross tyres in a horrid colour.


I don't suppose that means you'd be open to flogging them or swapping them for some 'cross tyres in a much more tasteful black ?
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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NakedGav wrote:
XCDave wrote:
Michelin 'cross tyres in a horrid colour.


I don't suppose that means you'd be open to flogging them or swapping them for some 'cross tyres in a much more tasteful black ?
:lol: :lol: :lol:


+1. The colour might not be everyone's cup of tea but in all other respects these tyres have a really sound reputation.

David


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Aesthetics are everything in my world!
Unfortunately chaps, Ed Edwards pm'ed me about them almost as soon as I posted the picture up to arrange a swap for some nice black ones. Apparently they're more popular than I thought! Sorry for any dissappointment.
Dave.


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XCDave wrote:
Unfortunately chaps, Ed Edwards pm'ed me about them almost as soon as I posted the picture up to arrange a swap for some nice black ones.


bugger :cry: :cry: :cry:


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