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Anyone build a Surly Crosscheck as a fixie?(12 posts)

Anyone build a Surly Crosscheck as a fixie?bigdave
Nov 1, 2002 1:07 PM
What considerations were there for you? Was it just a matter of getting a longer rear axle and spacing it out to fit the dropouts?

I am seriously considering getting one for a fixie, and if you've been through it, let me know what you did and what components you're using.

Thanks!!

--Dave
re: Anyone build a Surly Crosscheck as a fixie?Chaz_cycles
Nov 1, 2002 1:23 PM
I used the Surly 1x1 flip hub with 135 spacing. It gives you the best of both worlds fixed or free.
re: Anyone build a Surly Crosscheck as a fixie?chopper
Nov 1, 2002 1:24 PM
I'm trying to do this myself but I've been told not to expect any new Surly's until January so I'm looking alsewhere. Its a very popular frame for a fixie it seems. I saw one guy who just used spacers in the rear and it worked fine for him.

Good luck.
re: Surly's availible soonzmarke
Nov 1, 2002 2:47 PM
I have spoken with Surly via email and checked a few other sources. It seems the current RED surly cross check is sitting on the docks in the back log of shipments due to the recent dock workers strike. It should be availible very soon.

It is the new version of the steamroller that will not be availible until the new year. And I think the 29" single speed named "Karate Monkey".

one last note, many Surly Dealers stock the frame. check out:
http://www.webcyclery.com/
http://www.schwabcycles.com/

or your local bike shop.
Ach! Bastards! Those jerks at Surly...Ahimsa
Nov 1, 2002 5:00 PM
...just when I get over my desire to own a 1x1 they roll out the Crosscheck and Steamroller.

Then after I successfully get over those, and get down to some hardcore lusting after an On-One Il Pompino or a Ucycles touring frame...

...they introduce a new Steamroller and a 29er called KARATE MONKEY?!??!?!

KARATE MONKEY!!?!?

I MUST HAVE A KARATE MONKEY!

I DON'T EVEN CARE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

GIMME KARATE MONKEY NOW!

(Cue Ahimsa turning green and bursting the buttons on his shirt. He throws a chair and smashes through the wall.)

KARATE MONKEY! GIVE ME KARATE MONKEY NOW!

AAAAAARRGH!

Cheers!

Ahulksa
Karate Monkey Piczmarke
Nov 1, 2002 5:32 PM
Check out the 29" discussion on mtbr.com

http://forums13.consumerreview.com/crforum?14@@.ef78e35
Hardcore pornAhimsa
Nov 1, 2002 6:12 PM
Gimme Monkey, baby!

Cheers, and apologies to the tender roadies for a MTB pic. Still, it is 700c after all, and mine will run touring tires for city fun.

A.
Hardcore pornAhimsa
Nov 1, 2002 6:19 PM
"Cover me when I run
Cover me through the fire
Something knocked me out' the trees
Now I'm on my knees
Cover me, darling please

Fox the fox
Rat the rat
You can ape the ape
I know about that
There is one thing you must be sure of
I can't take any more
Darling, don't you monkey with the monkey

Wheels keep turning
Something's burning
Don't like it but I guess I'm learning"

-Peter Gabriel
Ooooo hooo hooo hooo haaa haaa haaa haaaa!Ahimsa
Nov 1, 2002 6:26 PM
"Traveling in a fried-out combie,
On a hippy trail, head full of zombie,
I met a strange monkey, she made me nervous,
She took me in and gave me breakfast, and she said..."

-Monkeys at Work
Do you come from the land down under?look271
Nov 1, 2002 6:52 PM
Sorry-you got that friggin' song stuck in my head now!
Hi-yah!Ahimsa
Nov 1, 2002 6:53 PM
re: Surly's availible soonwooglin
Nov 2, 2002 4:55 PM
Last I checked AEBikes.com had either Cross Checks or Steamrollers in stock for about $280. Worth a look.