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Building a Surly Steamroller(4 posts)

Building a Surly SteamrollerHung Solo
Sep 8, 2003 4:45 PM
I've been riding a conversion for about 5 months now and I think I'm ready to take the plunge and upgrade my frame (Surly is so sexy!) I'm going to strip my conversion and use the parts to build up the Steamroller. I'd like to keep my square-taper Sugino (RT?) cranks, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a new bottom-bracket. I just don't know what spindle length I'm going to need. Anyone have any suggestions? Can anyone think of any "gotchas" that I may be overlooking by swapping parts?

Also, anyone running the Steamroller with fenders? Any suggestions on what fenders to buy?

Thanks guys (gals?) You're the best!
fendersJS Haiku Shop
Sep 9, 2003 6:58 AM
i've tried the zefal clip-on fenders and they offer little if any protection. the steamroller (mine, at ~2 years old) doesn't have rack/fender mounts. the other option might be those expensive full-coverage retrofit fenders from colorado cyclist (for use on bikes without fender eyelets), though i'm not sure of the clearance on the steamroller frame.

can't help on the bb, sorry.

good luck.
PlanetBike fenders and zipties ...PaulNYC
Sep 9, 2003 10:33 AM
are the way to go.
Sep 10, 2003 9:36 AM
You have the exact setup I do, with sugino cranks on the steamroller. I need to sort out some creaking in my bb and will pull it out, regrease the threads and reinstall unless it's roasted. I'll have the dimensions then. btw, I run a race face bb because you can adjust it side to side for perfect chainline. My guess is that the creaking is my failure to adjust the bb to the exact tightness. I certainly hope so as it's not super old @ ~2 years.

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