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    New Bike!

    Well, after almost three years riding a converted Schwinn (and lurking here the whole time), I decided to upgrade to a dedicated SS Frame. I have not ridden it much yet (just around the block), but I noticed a HUGE difference in this bike being steel over the aluminum of my other one.



    The Complete Bike:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010084.JPG" alt="Complete Bike" >

    The Drivetrain:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010082.JPG" alt ="Drivetrain">

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010083.JPG" alt="rear detail">

    Now, just a few more surly's to catch up to that ernesto guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet_Corn
    Well, after almost three years riding a converted Schwinn (and lurking here the whole time), I decided to upgrade to a dedicated SS Frame. I have not ridden it much yet (just around the block), but I noticed a HUGE difference in this bike being steel over the aluminum of my other one.



    The Complete Bike:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010084.JPG" alt="Complete Bike" >

    The Drivetrain:
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010082.JPG" alt ="Drivetrain">

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/502/233957P1010083.JPG" alt="rear detail">

    Now, just a few more surly's to catch up to that ernesto guy
    nice. is that fork an old RS or something? you should go rigid for the complete experience...
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    Congratulations, nice choice. What size frame is that?
    I agree with Fish Man, put the rigid fork back on it. The SURLY 1x1 really loves its original fork. Great riding frame fully rigid, and at a great price. Enjoy!

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    nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by fish man
    nice. is that fork an old RS or something? you should go rigid for the complete experience...
    That's a nice bike Corn Boy! Another Surly in WI. I was just tweaking the brown monkey...for everyone's pleasure.

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    I think I will enjoy it. It is a 20", with a Rock Shox Judy on the front. The rigid fork does look tempting though, maybe some day.

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    what exact differences did you notice from one being made of steel and the others aluminum

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    Nice! Shoulda got a Monkey though...at your hieght....plus, at Gnome fest, all the monkees are gonna come out and gang up on ya. That is, unless you can capture some of the Surly juju....
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I was just tweaking the brown monkey...
    That sounds disturbingly euphemistic...


    But, yeah, Sweet Corn, get a fat front tire and try out that rigid fork, big grins await you

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    Swweeeeet

    Nice! All blackity Black and snuggled up next to a rack of rods. It will surely be a surly gnome killer.

    You Rock!

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