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Surly picsCaptain Kona
Mar 21, 2003 8:53 AM

I'm interested in buying a Surly Cross-Check frame. I'd love to see proud pictures of your complete Surly's.

What do you like about it? What do you dislike?
re: Surly picscyclochip
Mar 21, 2003 9:17 AM
This isn't too exciting, but it's all I've got online at the moment...

That was about 2 days after I got it, it's bone stock there. It's undergone several changes since. I'll post a current picture tonight.

I LOVE that bike. If I had to get rid of all but one, that's the one I'd keep. It's a ton of fun to ride.

I ride it on the road and the trails. I did the Ampitheater Of Pain cyclocross series (Memphis, TN) on it, and raced in NW Arkansas in a MTB race. I plan on doing several more MTB races on it this year.

The only problem I've had out of it is that the front der. has a very hard time going up on to the big ring. It usually takes about 2-3 tries to get it up on there. I've read this is a common problem, due to the front der. / big ring parts spec. I just haven't gotten around to changing it yet.
current photocyclochip
Mar 23, 2003 10:00 PM
Here's a current picture of my Cross Check.

Changes from the previous pictures include a new Salsa stem, Specialized top mount levers, Tektro Oryx brakes, 105 / MA3 wheels, and a Specialized BG seat.
re: Surly picsHeavyD
Mar 23, 2003 12:07 AM
I know longer have this bike but here is what my Surly did look like.
Another viewHeavyD
Mar 23, 2003 12:12 AM
This was my Surly in commuter cloths. I also had a problem with front shifting but switching to rings with ramps and pins was my fix. The Race Face setup worked very well for me.
re: Surly picsJakob
Mar 24, 2003 8:19 AM
Here's mine. It's a Y2k Crosscheck with the 631 front triangle. My only gripe is the weight, but otherwise I love it's durability, versatility, looks, everything.

It's funny. My wife and I have had many pretty nice bikes but this one is absolutely the one that has gotten the most attention from other cyclists.

I have had it set up to race cross, ride singletrack with a flat bar, tour, and now it's a singlespeed.
is that a factory paint job/color? Nice! -nmSmogRider
Mar 27, 2003 10:27 AM