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    Just got mine dialed in..

    and I'm lovin' it! 105/Ultegra with Salsa Delgado/105 36's, Salsa Short and Shallow bar, Schwalbe Marathons. Running Single Digit 3's, to make sure I can stop my fat a$$. So much fun, it makes me pause when trying to decide which to take out, the CC or the Dos Niner!
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    keg duty

    ...with fresh new Big Apples

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    Here's mine. Gets ridden more than my other bikes... 4 years old and going strong.





    Mine's a 62cm 2006 model (dark metallic green).

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    Completed a 300km/180 mile Vätternrundan on this bike last weekend. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opnykanen
    Completed a 300km/180 mile Vätternrundan on this bike last weekend. I love it!
    Very nice! What are those rims?

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    Thanks! Those are 2008 Mavic Aksiums. Quite heavy, but really strong. After two years, multiple trips with heavy gear and lots of miles I still haven't had to true them.

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    Early ride last March
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    Quote Originally Posted by theindividualist
    The only frame I've ever bought new . .

    54cm with an uncut steerer.
    Love it. I generally ride a 56 but from what I can see in a CC a 54 should fit. Can you tell me the standover height on that beast? Did you use individual spacers or a single piece of tubing? Great job.

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    Just finished my hand build 50cm for my 169cm height.


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    Just picked my brand new 62cm Cross Check yesterday and took it for a spin. I think I just found a new best friend. Rides great everywhere, but I feel like it was made to muck about in the dirt. Overall, not the slightest bit disappointed.

    On the road...


    And in it's native habitat...

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    Out on an extended commute this morning on my new CC.

    Super nice.

    New B17 Special Honey, matching bar tape, standard spec plus SKS P45 in silver and new Candy 3's from Crank Brothers.
    It's a 52cm.

    Next thing to add is an Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Plus Bar Bag.... maybe today....
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    One down, one to go...

    years, that is, for the OP.

    My X-Czech ala Road Rocket. 1x8 here. Also does time as SS/fixed/monstercross single and 1x8 - more pics to come as it gets shifted around.

    Turned out better than I had imagined.
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    Ride.

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    A shot from today's ride...

    Rigid Surly 1x1 650b--------Fixed CrossCheck--------Surly Pacer-------Salsa Ala Carte

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    here's my 2008 Cross Check I just picked up...

    I've been wanting a Surly for a while now, and found this guy on the local Austin craigslist for a great deal. Not a scratch on it from the original owner, I believe he rode it once or twice, then kept it in his garage hanging on the wall since then. Amazing ride for Austin city streets, love it.

    2008 Surly Cross Check (56cm) w/black Surly headbage, otherwise debadged
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    Tektro Oryx 992 Cantilever Brakes
    Sugino RD2 Messenger 46T Crankset
    Shimano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Pedals
    Brooks Team Pro Honey Leather Saddle w/Hammered Copper Rivets & Copper Rails
    Alex AL-DA16 700cc Rims (32 hole) / DT Swiss 14-gauge SS Spokes w/brass nipples
    Shimano SLX Front & Rear Quick Release Skewers
    Panaracer RibMo 700x32c Front & Rear Tires
    King Cage Stainless Steel Bottle Cage
    Ahearne Cycles Stainless Steel Flask Holster Cage
    SKS Germany Race Blade XL Front & Rear Fenders
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    They're lots of fun...

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    52cm Cross Check

    Very happy with mine. Basically still the stock version as per website except for Salsa SUL, a new saddle (Planet X) and I've swapped out the oryx cantis for some mini Vs.

    Thinking of going to full size Vs with a change in levers but not totally sure. With 2 punctures in 500 miles, the Ritchey tyres might have to go in favour of something beefier.

    Next major upgrade will be the crankset and BB. Any ideas? MTB or Road?
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    Almost stock 58cm. Big tires make for a cushy ride, and I'm loving the mustache bars. Left the reflectors on for commuter duty.






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    LOVE my crosscheck!!
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    700x35

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    Johnny what kind of Bars are those, Noodles?

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    Nice build! I love the grey and green color combo.

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    thanks dudes.
    yes, they're noodles.

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    How do you like those 700x50 supremes? I tried 700x40s but they were too much to push (FG). I do roll 26x2.0 big apples on my LHT though.

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    Here is mine
    Loving it so much;
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    they kinda sucked on pavement.
    i just ran 'em that fat cause i could!
    made it look beastly!

    but for the riding i do, the 35's are great!

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    Dirty Boots in the Big City

    I find it impossible to keep this bike on the tarmac. Even on skinny (for me) 35s it sniffs out some dirt on most rides.
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    60 cm 1x9

    x.9 shifter and derailleur, salsa 39t chainring, sd7 brake levers, shorty 6 brakes, 700x35 continental cyclocross speed tires
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    gave her a bath, polished the cranks and tossed on some semi-slick 45's...if fatties fit fine, why not take advantage?!
    ...then cruised on down to the park for a photo shoot.




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    Sweet. Is that a dynohub? And, what are the rims?

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    thanks.
    1. yes it is.
    2. handbuilt sun rhyno lites w/ ultegra rear and shimano dynamo front.

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    May as well keep this thread going...........love my CC, the most ridden bike I own.
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    Might as well add mine here too.



    A couple more here: I drank the Cross Check Kool Aid. And I liked it.

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    one more...just for felix the cat

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    Mines!

    Forgot about this thread.

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    Still stone in love with this ride.
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    My cheapest bike and my favorite.

    I was screwing around with my camera on this evening's after dinner ride:







    My favorite dingle speed setup: 34/40 front, with a 16 (fixed) and 16/19 (White duo freewheel) in the rear. There's just enough dropout to take up the 6 tooth difference in the front chainring, giving me three usable gears: 40x16, 34x16, and 34x19. Roughly, 68", 57" and 48".

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    That is a really nice gearing setup. I've been wondering how much play there is, but I was just thinking in terms of single chainring + flipflop

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    I had to use a half link to get this, and the 40x16 just barely hangs onto the front of the dropouts, but it works well so far.

    With a flip/flop, I only rarely adjust the gearing because it's such a hassle (only when I want to change from fixed to free for a while). But this setup makes gearing changes a <1 minute affair--it's easy when you don't have to remove the rear wheel, just loosen the QR and adjust it. I've changed gearing mid ride, for instance, when coming home into a headwind. I wish Surly made a 16/19 dingle cog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy
    With a flip/flop, I only rarely adjust the gearing because it's such a hassle (only when I want to change from fixed to free for a while). But this setup makes gearing changes a <1 minute affair--it's easy when you don't have to remove the rear wheel, just loosen the QR and adjust it. I've changed gearing mid ride, for instance, when coming home into a headwind. I wish Surly made a 16/19 dingle cog...
    Good to hear you're happy using QR rather than bolt-on w/ that setup, that's something else I've wondered about.

    And you don't have chainline problems using the dos eno side? Don't need a chain guide thingy? This is all great to hear!

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    I did have the wheel slip out last night, but that was just after inserting the wheel with the QR not particularly tight. No troubles before or since then.

    The chainline doesn't quite line up, but even crosschained (small front ring, small rear ring) it's only a bit noisier, not objectionable at all. I think between the lateral flexiness of gearie chains (I use an 8 spd chain) and the long stays of the CC, there's enough slop here to cover for the imperfect chainline.

    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg
    Good to hear you're happy using QR rather than bolt-on w/ that setup, that's something else I've wondered about.

    And you don't have chainline problems using the dos eno side? Don't need a chain guide thingy? This is all great to hear!

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    One's a road/hauler bike, the other is the fixed gear weather machine



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    Updated pics............ Just put on the Woodchipper bars and new stem.......have not even had a chance to ride it yet except for the short test run down the road to test lever position. I think I am going to love this set up.
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    messed with some fit stuff since then, bars and saddle are higher, but you get the idea. absolutely bomb-proof commuter. Super versatile too. I've done singletrack, offroad touring and road riding on it. Only thing left is deep snow (i've ridden it in 3+ inches though...i needed bigger tires though)

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    My "baby" brother (left) and I (right) rode our single speeds across Wisconsin last month to celebrate his celebrate his 40th b-day. 202.65 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy
    gave her a bath, polished the cranks and tossed on some semi-slick 45's...if fatties fit fine, why not take advantage?!
    ...then cruised on down to the park for a photo shoot.

    Hi Johny, nice to see your set-up on CC.. really love it. what stem do you use on that CC ? what degree of angle it has ? it looks fit to CC geometry... I like it. Ehmm.. 1 thing what brake do you use ?

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    Mine...

    Built for running around town, to and from work and around the cross course.

    Only wonder if I should have ordered a size down




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    it's a nitto UI-5GX stem...90mm long +/- 8degree rise/drop
    using tektro canti brakes.

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    man, tossed on some 700x47 conti tour rides sunday....most comfy tires ever!
    pics tomorrow...


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