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    My xCheck

    Finally got it done, my all purpose commuter and tourer Been riding a hardtail with slicks and decided to treat myself to this!





    Decided to go oldschool downtube shifters.




    Steel frame combined with the DA wheels and the ride is buttery smooth. Looking forward to the thousands of k's ahead

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    That is quite the spec'd out cross check! Looks great!
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    Hi mate very nice, hope you get lots of fun out of her, a great looking build.

    Regards.

    Stephen.

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    Cheers guys, after the first 200km I can tell, this one is a keeper

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    Like Buttah!

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    39x18, cross tires, moustache bars and a rack. Nice for city riding.
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    Pretty well set for fall commuting. I need to put new mudflaps on the fenders,
    the originals tore off; this is the 3rd winter coming up for those fenders.

    I rode a century with a friend around the county yesterday set up like this,
    everything seemed to work like I'd hoped.

    spoiler alert: the 1x9 geared century was easier than the fixed one in July,
    but then again there was ~2k less feet of climbing yesterday so it's tough to say.

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    CC w/Open Bar

    Put an Open Bar with rise on my CC last week. The bar is good. I don't know why I waited so long. It's much better than the Nitto Albatross bar I was using. Here's some pictures. I have some other cranks I'll be putting on it next week, Suginos with a Surly ring and rear cog (40/18) then it'll be all set for winter commuting.
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    Last edited by dfltroll; 10-10-2011 at 04:16 PM.
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    What do you prefer over the Albatross?

    When I stop using my C-C as my roadie and a geared MTB I'll be putting something like those on it for around town duties.

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    Surly Open Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by jesusburger View Post
    What do you prefer over the Albatross?
    I prefer the Surly Open Bar to the Nitto Albatross bar.

    Open Bar | Parts | Surly Bikes

    The Albatross bar was a bit too upright and flexy for me. The Open Bar is a lot stiffer than I anticipated. It's a nice match for a commuter Cross Check.
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    [QUOTE=johnny the boy;8230484]


    Your cross check looks great!
    What are the bottle cages you are using?

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    Mine redux...

    This summer I put on a front derailleur and shifter, a 53t and a 38t chainring, 23mm tires, and some Fizik cockpit ornaments to try to fit in and hang on the front end of some group rides. Didn't really work, but that was more due to the rider than the bike. Still mad fun, though.

    Now it's cross season, and I acquired a Redline Team carbon fork, changed the front gearing to a much tighter set, and re-routed the shifter cables under the bartape for a cleaner look. Still haven't raced yet, but I will - as soon as I figure out how to keep my skirt from getting caught in the chain every time I ride.

    Pics before:

    DCFC0544

    DCFC0546

    Pics now:

    DCFC0599

    DCFC0600

    I like her all racy like this. Definitely lighter, with more jump. We'll see how she handles dirt once I take her off-road for reals.
    All mountain bikes are all-mountain bikes.

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    [QUOTE=Ride True;

    Steel frame combined with the DA wheels and the ride is buttery smooth. Looking forward to the thousands of k's ahead [/QUOTE]

    I am really curious about the weight of that bike, it looks incredible!!

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    Heres mine, sorry for the cell phone pics!
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    So after enjoying my Fargo quite a bit with drop bars, I tried to duplicate the riding position on my CC. The thing is, the bars on my Fargo are about 2" above the saddle, which is hard to achieve. Here's my attempt:



    Not exactly a thing of beauty, is it? It rode OK, but I didn't really enjoy looking at it. After a brief fling with upside moustache bars, I'm back to my old standby, a 17* Salsa flat bar with Ritchey ergo bar ends:





    I have the 'cross tires on there as I was thinking about entering the local race this weekend. But I'm such lousy shape for this point in the season that I think I'll just take my young son along to watch instead. I have to say, these Racing Ralphs roll surprisingly well on the pavement.
    FS: Chinese carbony goodness, trade for a steel frame?

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    Cross Check

    Enjoying my Cross Check. It is mainly my commuter.




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    Hey Guys. I'm new here. I use my Cross Check for every day commuting / touring / cyclocross / single track / grocery getting / and everything in between. Love this bike.










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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    Hey Guys. I'm new here. I use my Cross Check for every day commuting / touring / cyclocross / single track / grocery getting / and everything in between. Love this bike.









    Awesome! You so craazy!

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    Those are some meaty tires. I was running some 45c's for a bit but the toe overlap was getting annoying on the tight single track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Those are some meaty tires. I was running some 45c's for a bit but the toe overlap was getting annoying on the tight single track.
    I haven't had many problems even though this is a 54. I've ridden true track geometry for years, so I guess I've just gotten used to angling my foot when I'm turning.

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    My size 47 shoes don't help the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crdean1 View Post
    Enjoying my Cross Check. It is mainly my commuter.



    I see the Surly Badges but the disc brakes don't compute. What bike is it? I might be just showing my ignorance. Nice bike.
    Please support "Sharing the PCT"
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    I had the frame retrofitted for disc and used a dimension disc fork. It's a fun ride for sure, love the CC.

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    Older CC 56cm with Phil Wood, King, Mavic, Thomson, bits.






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    Spent the weekend riding single track in Nashville Indiana. It was fun, but I'm really starting to want something with front suspension / a longer wheel base.


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