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    2012 Surly Colors?

    any rumors or just the ugly ass colors they always have? Kidding! Pacer especially!
    my 5 year old son took my photo, not a bad shot!

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    I've been trying to get the 2012 Troll colors, no luck so far

    come on Surly, Interbike is coming up so giving out the colors won't be a big deal...

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    Cross Check colors stay the same. They typically change every 2 years, so I would expect the LHT's blue to change, and perhaps the Pacer too. The KM, BD, Troll and Pugs will probably stay the same. Just a guess from me I am far from being "in the know".
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    A nice deep-yet-chromatically-muted/desaturated metallic slate blue/grey would be a b¡tchin’ colour. Something along the lines of the 2011 Corvette Supersonic Blue Metallic colour.
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    I powder coated mine. Can't wait until it's built up. As long as Surly keeps putting out the understated colors a custom paint job will stand out.

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    I like the orange

    I've seen it on a Karate Monkey, Troll, and this bike. I think it has looked good on all of them. I don't think it would be a good seller for mass market though. I don't like the current gray bikes either. I have a gray Kona and I don't think it looks too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desack View Post
    I've seen it on a Karate Monkey, Troll, and this bike. I think it has looked good on all of them. I don't think it would be a good seller for mass market though. I don't like the current gray bikes either. I have a gray Kona and I don't think it looks too good.
    Hey thanks. My daughter's idea. I like it too though.

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    I contacted the Australian distributor of Surly bikes (DirtWorks), and was told the Pacer colour scheme for 2012 will be "Sparkle Boogie Blue".
    Your guess is as good as mine as to exactly what that colour would look like, but I will be interested to see it!
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    Sparkles? Metallic? Surly?
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    sparkle boogie blue = badass

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelzbycks View Post
    I powder coated mine. Can't wait until it's built up. As long as Surly keeps putting out the understated colors a custom paint job will stand out.
    Like.

    I was thinking on stripping my KM down this winter or next and putting in a fresh coat on it. Where did you have this done at?

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    I bought this as a frameset to begin with off of cl. I used aircraft stripper from home depot. Then Gill Powdercoating in Benaslem, PA. did the pastel orange powdercoat. Bought decals off of Surly website and applied them myself! Voila! Now I'm constantly browsing craigslist for parts.

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    "Space" has now replaced "Dark Black" as my favorite Surly color name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clobber View Post
    They gave the wrong road frame a disc option

    LHT cannot be used as SSP - Cross Check would have been the better disc bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerBergschreck View Post
    They gave the wrong road frame a disc option

    LHT cannot be used as SSP - Cross Check would have been the better disc bike
    As I was scrolling down through the post I was wondering if the Ogre would turn out to be some kind of disc equipped cross bike. I was very surprised to see that the LHT was given a disc option and not the CC. I figured there'd be uproar over this. Still, these are some great offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerBergschreck View Post
    They gave the wrong road frame a disc option
    Quote Originally Posted by dfltroll View Post
    I was very surprised to see that the LHT was given a disc option and not the CC. I figured there'd be uproar over this.
    The Long-Haul Trucker has actual 135mm spacing (unlike the Cross-Check's 132.5mm), and vertical dropouts. I imagine it's a lot easier to set up and adjust discs when you're not flexing the stays (and therefore disc mount) at all to get your hub in nor dealing with a long horizontal dropout.

    Not sure what application would require discs and a Cross-Check which can't better be satisfied by either a Long-Haul Trucker or drop-bar Karate Monkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoast View Post
    Not sure what application would require discs and a Cross-Check
    Singlespeed Cyclocrossing/Commuting.

    which can't better be satisfied by either a Long-Haul Trucker or drop-bar Karate Monkey.
    Karate Monkey's geometry is not useful with a drop bar. Top tube is too long and head tube is too short

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerBergschreck View Post
    Singlespeed Cyclocrossing/Commuting.



    Karate Monkey's geometry is not useful with a drop bar. Top tube is too long and head tube is too short
    Amen...

    Disc-Only CrossCheck in 2012

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    I think a disc LHT makes sense (I have said that before the announcement and there was backlash about it then). You cannot tell me that running a loaded trailer in the rain is doable on any other form of brake. My discs get a serious workout when I have a loaded trailer on the bike, especially on the hills.

    That said I plan to buy a non-disc LHT for 2012

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    long reach cali's on the Pacer is a deal killer
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    Huh? This seems to make the Pacer a lot more useful. I had a Pacer briefly, and was disappointed to find that it could barely fit a 28mm tire in the rear, no chance of a fender. Now that long reach brakes are pretty common, I don't see much point in trying to compromise their design to work with both short and long reach brakes. People who buy Pacers probably aren't rolling with the 23mm racer wannabe crowd.

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    long reach cali's on the Pacer is a deal killer
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    looking to build a BD, any ideas when the 2012 surlys are coming out? Should i wait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJRiegler View Post
    looking to build a BD, any ideas when the 2012 surlys are coming out? Should i wait?
    No changes to the BD for 2012, so build away.
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