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    While riding through downtown Durango, a couple pulled alongside me and the woman passenger said, "Surly". I said, "The bike, not me ma'am", then smiled. they both had a nice chuckle. What a positive interaction that was.

     

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    My xmas present to myself ... a bike I can enjoy abusing.

     

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    dig it. How do you like it?
     

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    Love it. Heavy as shit. If the Russians ever bomb us I'm hiding underneath this bike.

    The brakes are Hayes CX5s and they are pretty good! Despite (or because of) being ridiculously overbuilt.

    I set it up 42x16 and 40x18 (two chainrings and two cogs). Only used 42x16 so far but I'm going to try some real climbing this week.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    I set it up 42x16 and 40x18 (two chainrings and two cogs). Only used 42x16 so far but I'm going to try some real climbing this week.
    That's cool. I've been thinking of doing a double double setup like this on my cross bike. Would be nice to have a taller gear on the flats versus just the biggest gear I can climb in.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer View Post
    That's cool. I've been thinking of doing a double double setup like this on my cross bike. Would be nice to have a taller gear on the flats versus just the biggest gear I can climb in.
    This was sort of an experiment, but as it happens I really like the setup. I can change gears in about 30 seconds with gloves on and no tools.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    Love it. Heavy as shit. If the Russians ever bomb us I'm hiding underneath this bike.

    The brakes are Hayes CX5s and they are pretty good! Despite (or because of) being ridiculously overbuilt.

    I set it up 42x16 and 40x18 (two chainrings and two cogs). Only used 42x16 so far but I'm going to try some real climbing this week.
    Cool setup. You'll take nothing but shit, scorn, and derison from many here for riding/talking about your Surly....but folks who ride 'em and really use 'em almost always love 'em to death...despite what logic should dictate. So Fugly, they're Beautiful.
     

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    Default Re: Surly

    My commuter

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancerider View Post
    You'll take nothing but shit, scorn, and derison from many here for riding/talking about your Surly....
    No derision from me. My custom bikes have come and gone, but I'll always have some kind of Surly in the garage. (Plus a Hampsten!) Currently riding my Big Dummy 10x more than any other bike.
    My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
    the burning keeps me alive

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    I love seeing Surly's where the HS, post, and stem cost more than the frame (was probably guilty of this myself).

    I think its a way of saying "yes, I know this is a cheap frame, but its my cheap frame, so could you STFU, please and thank you?"
     

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    My Boston all-season commuter, a 1X1 with a mix of old and new. Since the picture I've replaced the Exage 400 cranks, pedals and fixed the fender line so it's now show ready.
    surly.jpg
     

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    I now own a Surly again. Drove down to Ohio last weekend to grab this 18" Karate Monkey for 600 bones complete - looks new.

    Bought it to commute on, ride to the brew pub and drag kids around town with.


    First commute: (ordered fenders and an internal frame bag later that day)


    Freshly re-saddled (love the Cambium so far) and re-cockpitted (someone ran out of black tape):
     

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    Didn't even realize there was a Surly section; I thought I'd get shit for posting one too :)
    I'll post my commuter LHT shortly !
     

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    Here's an old photo of my Pacer circa 2007-8. I actually wanted a Crosscheck, but Surlys were few and far between in New Zealand at the time. I was living and working between Wellington and Auckland at the time and bought it as my Wellington understudy to the Bridgestone RB-2 that lived in Auckland

    52cm, Deore/Ritchey mix. Shimano long reach brakes, Dura-ace DT shifters in rivendell pods. I'm really sorry that we broke up & often think of the good times we had...

    DSC018501.jpg
     

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    I have had most fun with my cross check. Was built with campy chorus carbon drive train, paul brakes, king headset and hubs, stans rims, thompson stem and post, 3t carbon bars. Got a great deal too.surly.jpg
     

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    I whinged about how heavy and the ride of mine, but surlys surely are reliable, affordable fun.
     

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    Open U.P. for low budget hipsters





    David Benson

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    Default Re: Surly

    That Straggler looks great! What are the build specs? Specifically, what brakes do you run with Campy shifters?

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    Thanks.
    The brakes are cable operated Rever MCX1.
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