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    Pink is the colour

    Hey Guys, finally I got my Surly finished, as you can see I did try something new, and in my opinion is does look great, the few meters I did in my street yesterday were enough to tell me that the setup is Ok and that I will have a lot of fun today on my frist ride...

    I`m very curious about the crankset and the Hayes Discs, which I both never used before, the rest of the parts is well proven and all no-surprise-stuff...

    King Headset pink
    Thomson Stem and Post
    Whi Ind. Freewheel
    Syntace Bar
    Salsa Wheels, Surly Hubs with Fat Albert 2.35 tires
    Manitou Sherman Flick 90/130mm Fork

    all I`ll need are new springs for the fork, because these are for riders of about 65 to 75 kilos and with my 120 kilos I`m only a littlebit too heavy

    The bike is not meant to be a Street bike or a BikerX or a light Fr, I just wanted some suspension as all my other bikes are rigid, and with my weight I wanted a fork which lasts...

    So, enjoy the pics, and feel free to leave a comment, if you like it or not, as I don`t really care because I like it much

    PS: I know, the chain will be done before I leave...









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    very nice

    Very nice build indeed. Looks sharp.

    What saddle is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by striker
    Very nice build indeed. Looks sharp.

    What saddle is that?

    The saddle is a Selle Italia Storika .

    btw where did you score the pink surley frame?

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    Selle Italia Storika, I have that one on all of my bikes, looks great and my two children are well, too

    just kidding, most people think that because of the brass rivets on the saddle it might me uncomfortable, but I`ve never sat tha good on any saddle, and I tried a lot...

    They are available in black as on the Surly, or in this combination of light brown and creme:




    and in a special edition it was available like this:



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    Smooth...

    very smooth. Nice ride. Enjoy!

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    That's Kickass Lookin'!

    Nice Build...

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    Nice build!

    Which Salsa rims are those? I'm looking to build a new wheelset with a pair of Salsa Semis, but haven't read much but a few, albeit positive, remarks here on Mtbr.
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    That bike suits very well to your alter Ego Helga

    Nice bike again!!

    JJ

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    Pink & Camo?

    Wouldn't a thunk it, but that is a nice looking combo. The two strike a nice balance. Very cool Surly.

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    Good job! i dig it too...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman
    Hey Guys, finally I got my Surly finished, as you can see I did try something new, and in my opinion is does look great, the few meters I did in my street yesterday were enough to tell me that the setup is Ok and that I will have a lot of fun today on my frist ride...
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    ...Nice build and Nice bike - really looks Great! ...good luck on the first ride - post a report if you can ... VERY COOL ...and big brakes too! you must have some gnarly downhills where you ride!
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    That's sharp!

    And the road bike is very nice....... kooky brake arangemnet though? Is it fixed? flip/flop hub? .... if it's fixed why 2 brakes?


    nice bikes (but your IF is till the best!)

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    Do you run that fork exclusively in 90mm mode and if so, how is it holding up?

    I think I read somewhere where it's not really recommended to run those types of 130/90mm forks constantly in the 90mm setting but I may be wrong.

    If you run it at 130mm how does it handle since isn't a 1x1 designed for an 80mm fork?

    Great looking color scheme you've got going that's for sure.

    Also are you running the front brake line through the stanchions of the fork? Just wondering as I have a Manitou Minute with the reverse arch and chose to just run my brake cable behind the fork if you will with a zip tie keeping it close to the reverse arch. Could the hose get jammed up in the front wheel the way you are running it?

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    OK guys, thanks for the positive feedback....

    @MMcG
    I heard that, too, that a permanent 90mm is not that good but then I read that you can go permanently with that, too, so I guess I`ll just try and wil see what happens...

    For the routing, I know what might look good and which parts might fit together, but I`m happy if my bikes don`t make problems, because I`m a total nerd when it comes to working with my hands or repairing stuff, so I have a friend do that work for me and I help him in things I`m good at...

    @corky3
    Thanks, the Fixie Inc is a very cool bike made by 2 very cool guys who are both messengers and wanted to build their own frames...
    The wheels are made from Surly hubs and they are Flip Flop, one side freewheel and one side fixed, but I`d never go without 2 brakes, it does really look cool without any brake at all but I`m too much afraid and I have a wife and two kids, that is way to dangerous for me on a street without brakes...

    Unfortunately there is no track in my town, so I ride on the streets...

    I`m right now updating the Fixie with a new stem and a new handlebar, as the one on the pic is way too small for me, and I wanted a flat bar which makes the bike look much cooler...

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    Jelle my friend,

    will you be at Sleeples in the Saddle in August ?

    I`d really like to see you again soon, besides I lost a bet and will have to go one round of the course naked and the rest I have another really funny outfit, found it in a special store for Drag Queens...

    That will be fun, as always...

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    Pink... pink is for gurlz..


    Nice looking bike though..



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    I too have a Pink Surly!! I've updated somethings since this photo. A purple Chris King Headset and Atac pedals.

    I love your chainring.. what is it??
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    That one came with the Eno Crank...

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    pink WAS the color

    Pink was the color about 3 years ago. It was a unique color and a bit of a blow to ones ego if you got passed by a pink single speed. Then it became trendy, and as soon as they put it on production frames it was done. They had ruined the best thing about it, it's uniqueness. Just my opinion of course.

    That said, that is one really nice pink Surly, probably the best I've seen
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    helge from d-dorf said....

    something about that color pink, your feminine side & nipples...what is that all about?

    I will be at sleepless as well with helge & some others (www.fun-riders.org) from d-dorf.
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    Hello!

    I am a newbie to this forum. Thought I would post my pink single speed! Love it! I havent ridden my Full Suspension since purchasing the single speed.

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    Hello!

    I am a newbie to this forum. Decided to I post a pic of my pink single speed! Love it! I havent ridden my Full Suspension since purchasing the single speed.

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    Welcome...nice bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by ridelikeagirl
    Hello!

    I am a newbie to this forum. Decided to I post a pic of my pink single speed! Love it! I havent ridden my Full Suspension since purchasing the single speed.

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    Since you are a girl, I won't tease you or tell you that pink is passe, anything pink is always OK for girls. I will however tease you for double posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridelikeagirl
    Hello!

    I am a newbie to this forum. Decided to I post a pic of my pink single speed! Love it! I havent ridden my Full Suspension since purchasing the single speed.

    Debbie
    Hi Debs, nice pink bike.. Pink is great for girls.


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    oooh!!

    a friend for my bike.



    nice bike.

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    Hey Rebecca,
    It's me Debbie, we spoke at Macon Serc race about our respective pink ss
    We'll have to let the pink babies play together one day.
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