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Question for Surly Crosscheck riders(5 posts)

Question for Surly Crosscheck ridersmikenice
Mar 11, 2002 10:29 AM
My front derailleur (Tiagra) is sub-par. It will not shift smoothly, no matter how it is adjusted. My Crosscheck is stock from 2001, with 48/36 rings. Has anyone had similar front-shifting problems? What did you do to fix? Thanks.
re: Question for Surly Crosscheck ridersgotbones
Mar 12, 2002 12:24 AM
My LBS swapped out the cranks for a Sugino triple - works fine and my knees are happier on the mountain.
were you having the same problem?mikenice
Mar 12, 2002 8:56 AM
Did you keep the Tiagra derailleur on there when the triple was installed?
were you having the same problem?gotbones
Mar 12, 2002 5:13 PM
I wanted the triple crank and the QBP crank that came with the bike supposedly doesn't work as well as a triple with the Tiagra. I kept the Tiagra front der, put on an XT rear der and an 11-32 cassette (very knee friendly on the steeper trails around here - I've had 4 surgeries already.) I'm also using barcons so the front der is friction shifting, not STI.
re: Question for Surly Crosscheck ridersBAM
Mar 13, 2002 4:57 AM
I built my Surly form the frame up so I don`t have a Tiagra front der but, other bikes in the shop with that der don`t shift well. Upgrade to something better , the tiagra front der does not shift well at all. Spend the money on an ultegra.