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Surly geometryripSRV
Sep 19, 2003 9:07 AM
I am curious about the 74 degee head tube angle on the 59cm frame. Does it ride twichy? I don't want anything that rides like a track bike for my fixed gear commuter.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Any other ready made bikes out there with shallower angles?
re: Surly geometrydeardorff8x10
Sep 19, 2003 1:00 PM
I have this bike. I actually feel that it may be too slack, as I would like a more "active" feel. The bike is very stable, tracks well, etc. I ride in NYC in traffic and in the park without cars. I would like the frame to be a bit stiffer in steering and in sprinting, since I like to go fast, but for a commuter it should be fine. My feeling is that the fork may be a bit soft and long (to allow for bigger tires).

I am 6'3" and about 195.
Sep 20, 2003 7:44 AM
I assume you are referring to the Steamroller. Why not go for the CrossCheck? That's what I use for my FG commuter. HT angle is 72, and you have a choice of 58 or 60 cm frame size. Plus the horizontal dropouts are more user-friendly (easier to remove the wheel for changing a flat etc.) than the track dropouts on the Steamroller. The Bloodclot Red is a great color too.