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surly cross check as everything bike part 27(5 posts)

surly cross check as everything bike part 27surly357
Apr 9, 2003 8:01 AM
I keep reading that cross checks don't have braze ons. My '03 has rear rack/fender fittings, and front fender/non-lowrider rack fittings. Check out the Rivendell site for ideas on non-lowrider front racks. There is a 54cm single speed on ebay (SURLY CROSS CHECK!!!!) but I don't have the item # handy. It's an '03 also- should have the braze-ons. The buy it now price is insanely high but I don't remember seeing a reserve.......We also have 2 1x1s at home and are quite happy with all of them.
Not rack braze-ons.flyweight
Apr 9, 2003 2:01 PM
What you're seeing are fender braze-ons, not rack braze-ons. Rack braze-ons are located the seatstays, about halfway between the seat tube and canti studs. Front rack braze-ons are located about halfway up the fork blades. A bike that has both rack and fender braze-ons will have 2 mounts at the dropouts and fork tips, not 1 mount like Surly.

You can mount a rack on a Surly but you need to use clamps which don't work as well (or look as good) as rack braze-ons.

Mounts or not, the Surly is still a great frame.
Not rack braze-ons.surly357
Apr 9, 2003 3:16 PM
As I said before, my'03 model DOES have rear rack fittings on the seat stays. Opinions on the value of lowrider mount front racks vary, hence the Rivendell reference.
Same hereKEN2
Apr 9, 2003 7:20 PM
I have an '03 CrossCheck and yes, it too has both rear rack and fender braze ons (and yes I know the difference!).
Same hereflyweight
Apr 10, 2003 9:18 AM
Good to see they *finally* got with it. Must be a mid-season change because our catalog doesn't show them nor does the Surly site.