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what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?(5 posts)

what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?gtx
Mar 6, 2003 9:44 PM
I'm kind of thinking of trying to pick one of these frames up cheap on eBay or something to use as a beater. But I'm worried that road cranks with a low q factor will hit the c-stays with all that clearance they built in for fat tires. Anyone running these with road cranks/bbs? I'd like to use my nice Ritchy road cranks with the 107bb but I thinking it may not work... I also have some previous generation Ultegra cranks that would go with a 113 spindle. Thoughts?
re: what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?swampman
Mar 7, 2003 4:52 AM
I use an older RSX crank and have plenty of clearence. Surly says you can use a 56 chain ring so i would think that about any crank set would work. what size are you looking for, I have a Cross Check sitting around collecting dust. I used it for a commuter when I lived in town.
re: what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?gtx
Mar 7, 2003 8:57 AM
Thanks for the info. I'm looking for a 56 (72.5 STA w/a 57 tt).
re: what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?swampman
Mar 7, 2003 10:30 AM
I have a 52cm. 54.5cm tt. I have seen some on ebay lately that have been going for a good price. Have fun searching.
re: what road cranks/bb with a Surly Cross Check?atpjunkie
Mar 7, 2003 6:07 PM
most cxers run Ult. cranks. they work fine on most frames. You should go on the cx page, there are heaps of Surly owners.