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    Crosscheck SS & 29er

    I've been riding my CC as a 29er for the last few weeks. Mutano 44's with a surly fixed free hub (36x20 or 18 fixed) for extra fun. Had to run 135mm stem but seems to ride great. A little easier to endo but not too bad. This may be the funnest bike I have to ride and definitely the most versatile.
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    nice, but...

    you should TOTALLY get it painted pink, don'tcha think?
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    That bike just looks killer, I'd put it straight in a museum, really!

    For flat bars, my 60cm CC (I wish I could have chosen that green in stead of red) has a bit too little toptube to truely be a mountainbike to me, but I did love the way it rode with road drop bars and thick tires, together with the short wheelbase.
    A setback setpost (I run straight Thomsons on all my bikes) might give me some more room, but I don't want the short standing cockpit room for my long legs. But hmmm, the 62cm CC has 610mm of TT, a 130mm would do the trick pretty wel... Please talk me out of yet another project bike!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    you should TOTALLY get it painted pink, don'tcha think?
    Rockdogger was just mad a few weeks ago because he had to pay extra to get his pink!
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    Drevil, do you own stock in Adobe Photoshop?

    Way too much free time on your hands.

    It does look pretty freekin sweet like that though. I might just have to do it. Maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    I've been riding my CC as a 29er for the last few weeks. Mutano 44's with a surly fixed free hub (36x20 or 18 fixed) for extra fun. Had to run 135mm stem but seems to ride great. A little easier to endo but not too bad. This may be the funnest bike I have to ride and definitely the most versatile.
    Been running mine like that quite a bit, 44 Mutanos and 42x21 fixed or 42x17 fixed depending on where I go. I can flip-flop that combo without adding/subtracting links. Got the Speedmax tires on right now for the road/trail combo.
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    Hey Rockdogger, that thing looks great. Even pink--though I do think there are more deserving candidates for a repaint than the bean-green crosscheck.

    What's the width of your hub? I have a Surly "old" hub, freewheel both sides, that is spaced at 135. When I put it on my crosscheck, the freewheel is nowhere near lining up with the chainring unless I use an extra-wide BB. I sure wish I could use that wheel though: what other bike is gonna fit a road rim built around a 135mm singlespeed hub?

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    ORANGE is the new pink...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggyJ
    what other bike is gonna fit a road rim built around a 135mm singlespeed hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggyJ

    What's the width of your hub? I have a Surly "old" hub, freewheel both sides, that is spaced at 135. When I put it on my crosscheck, the freewheel is nowhere near lining up with the chainring unless I use an extra-wide BB. I sure wish I could use that wheel though: what other bike is gonna fit a road rim built around a 135mm singlespeed hub?

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    Hub size

    I'm using the standar 135mm MTB fixed free surly hub with a 112.5 xtr BB. Seems to line up pretty good.

    I run it fixed on the road (quick swap to drop bar) using the same wheelset, BB and an Ultegra road crank with the ring in the outer position with no alignment problems.

    I wasn't a fan of the green at first but it's growing on me.

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    yes it is

    finished product

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    Good job!

    that is one nice looking bike., rockdogger.
    what cranks/ chainring are you using there?

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    holy cr@p, that's beautiful! 9 spd or 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    I've been riding my CC as a 29er for the last few weeks. Mutano 44's with a surly fixed free hub (36x20 or 18 fixed) for extra fun. Had to run 135mm stem but seems to ride great. A little easier to endo but not too bad. This may be the funnest bike I have to ride and definitely the most versatile.

    Rockdogger, What size is that crosscheck?? 50 or 52?

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    Orange is nice...

    Here is my Orange.... I know its got gears.

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    44c Mutanos

    whats the word on how those tires work in the real world?
    is it possible for a heavy duty rider to use them w/ out having to run 90 psi and pinch-flatting 6 times per ride?

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    Good job! Mutano's Real World rating

    I run my CrossCheck as a geared (old 8-speed Dura Ace was too nice to waste), commuter/trail bike/winter bike.

    I've recently installed the Mutano's and been riding singletrack. I tend to run about 60psi in mine, and ride trails that are fairly rocky and prone to pinch flat. At 180lbs, I've had no pinch flats...as the studio audience let's out a groan, cause you know I will now!


    Anyway I can keep up with my mountain bike mounted buddies, as long as they're not trying too hard to drop me. Downhilling is cool with the 46cm Salsa Bell lap bars.

    I'd heartily recommend the Mutano's, they're alot of fun.

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    It's a 50cm

    50x53 same specs as the newer CC's but no rack braze on's or double rear eyelets.

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    Ac Cranks

    Cranks are XTR knock off's made by AC. They use the same BB and spider as XTR. This one is setup with a 110 spider, 36t w/ spot ring guard. 175's.

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    What Size frame is that??

    What size frame is that and what is your cycling inseam?? I plan on building up a similar bike but am a little unsure as to frame size.

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