|Help w/ Surly!!! JSHaiku???||CaliforniaDreaming|
Apr 12, 2003 7:53 PM
|I need to build up a bike for a buddy. My EP from my bike shop won't let me purchase a complete bike for someone other than myself, but I can puchase frames to build up. I'm thinking about building up a Surly Pacer with 105 and some Shimano 540s. Do you have any thoughts or experience with the Pacer frame? I don't think weight should be an issue as we're located on the Texas gulf coast, not a hill in sight. I'd probably go to a carbon for to lighten up the ride though. Any suggestions or recommendations?
Thanks in Advance...
|it's a rare event||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 13, 2003 12:22 AM
|that i'm in the office at 4 AM on a Sunday, but my loss is your, well, response. :)
no experience with the pacer, but i'd not hesitate to buy another surly. i do have a steamroller *and* a cross-check, and both have taken some abuse, and i'm happy and would do it all over again. IMHO they're well-made and way affordable, if "heavy" and no-thrills.
|while we're talking about your surly...||Frith|
Apr 13, 2003 8:40 AM
|Would you lock your ultegra-cross check up outside in a busy area for say 2-3 hours? I'm really considering getting one of those as a commuter/everything else bike but I'm not sure about the idea of locking up an ultegra laiden bike no matter how inexpensive and "unflash" the frame is....thoughts? |
p.s. my apologies to Cali-dreaming for hijacking this post.
|wouldn't do it. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 14, 2003 5:29 AM