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    I have a new cross check getting built up. I'm using it as Monstercross/Road as well. Here is a teaser. Bontrager Dry X 1.75 fitting fine with MTB hub spacing.

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    The only frame I've ever bought new . .

    54cm with an uncut steerer.


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    Suburban Assault, Auckland.


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    Looking at buying a Cross Check myself, great that someone started this thread! Some fabulous pics on here!

    I'll be using mine for almost everything, including the groceries if I can be bothered to get a rack, I just think it makes it even heavier and a fair bit uglier. However it'll come in handy for touring! If I do some audaxing I'll probably just get a Carradice Super C or similar.

    The Specs for mine will be the standard bike in Beef Gravy Brown but with these changes:

    Deore 11-32 cassettes
    XT Shadow rear mechs
    Tiagra triple front mechs
    26t inner chainrings + chainring bolts
    Tektro CR720 cyclocross cantilever brakes
    Tortec cromotec black full length mudguards 700x27-35
    Cateye Micro Wireless computers
    Shimano M520 pedals

    Could anyone hazard a guess at how much it'd weigh as a size 54 or 56? Preferably in Kgs please.
    I think I'll probably go for a 54cm as I'm 5'10" or 1m78, any advice would be helpful, thanks in advance!

    John

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    I'm 5'9"/1m75 and have a 54cm - see pic above - if I was doing it again I'd go for a 52cm.

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    a crosspost from "post pics of your Surly"...

    ...but given that this thread asks for Crosschecks, you get what you want! I just finished this build, just the fenders are still missing. I wanted to go for Honjo Fenders, but given the price (>100 Euro/pair), I decided to get fenders from Gilles Berthroud, which also look really nice and cost only a third...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbo43867
    I have a new cross check getting built up. I'm using it as Monstercross/Road as well. Here is a teaser. Bontrager Dry X 1.75 fitting fine with MTB hub spacing.

    Dude that's freakin' awesome. Stock wheels?

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    Here is mine in its "finally I'm happy with" setup:

    56cm
    Cannondale slice carbon fork (mine whet out for warranty, brake boss snapped, will be reinstalled when it gets back, the carbon fork sucks)
    700c Araya rims, laced to 600 hubs
    Shimano 600 6spd freewheel
    600 FD, 105 RD
    Suntour Cyclone cranks, 50/44
    Whites Industries BB
    Modded and laced Cardif Cornwall saddle (about 2k miles)
    DA barcon rear shifter
    DA DT front shifter
    Michelin Dynamo 28c tires
    Soma rear rack, wood deck made by me
    Sunline front rack
    CC canties
    Suntour XC pedals











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    Here is the latest iteration of my CC
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_shooter
    Here's mine
    All I can see when looking at that photo is a broken fork.

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    ^^ Why do you say that. The CC is stronger then you'd think, and the fork is as well. (this coming from a guy with a broken CC fork) but anyways... If he lands properly, it would be fine. The fork is not much different then many many steel MTB forks that get more abuse

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    Just finished last week (almost...), my very first ground-up build including the wheels

    Surly hubs laced to Salsa Delgado wheels rolling Small Block 8s
    RF Cadence cranks, stem, and handlebars
    Cane Creek drop V's w/ Tektro mini-V brakes
    Soma saddle
    Surly cogs and soon to be chainring.
    Other good/cheap stuff

    It's a hipster fixie right until I get the freewheel in... I don't know if I can handle fixie in the long term! First commute last week.


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    Mine (a few months ago )

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    Barney Check

    Yet another change for the CC. I took off the fenders and rack and put on Schwalbe Marathons. The tires are labeled as 700x47 but actually measure closer to 42. I've got a triple crank, derailer and BE shifters and may put those on soon. The bars are Nitto Albatross which are nice but I'm anxiously awaiting the Open Bar which will be perfect for the CC.
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    Ok, I'll play. I've had it for two years now and just recently made some changes that include leather bar tape, brakes, brake levers and a rear derailleur out of the bits box. Love this bike a lot, not even going to try to hide it.

    happy trails...

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    Get out and ride!

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    ^^^ Looks great!! How do you like the Salsa leather tape? Nice choice on the brakes, and gotta love the bottle opener

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    Made a few changes lately, again. Gotta love this bike!! Now with LHT fork. See the warranty woes post on my site for details.

    In grocery getter mode





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    Cafe Racer: My favorite "mode" of all. Long road rides, centuries, rail trails, pub runs, cafe runs, club rides. She does it all, and with no *****n'

    yeah, thats a kickstand. I rule. hehe



    and here is the LHT fork on the bike close up. Not so sure about the color. May have it chromed, or powder coated black. Or... If I can get the color code for Surly Gravy, coated to match. But after a few phone calls and emails, I don't think its gonna happen, and I can't get my self to "chip" the paint to have the coater match it (he needs a dime size chip to run in the scanner matcher thingy.)


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    Hey Squish, Your CC Looks an awful lot like my LHT, only I have the tan/natural Salsa tape:

    Adam Ann Arbor, MI

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    So far I like the leather tape a lot, only have a couple of rides on it though, it was definitely a pain in the arse to wrap with though. The brakes rule, they stop my 220 lbs but, and an extra 60 lbs on the back with out much of an issue. I love this bike!

    ADD, your LHT looks disturbingly like my CC, but that's not a bad thing!

    jmadams, Surly makes a fork for the CC now that will take a lorider rack, just hit QBP about a month and a half ago. Think they sell for $60 or $70. I've got one sitting down at the shop right now, just haven't had the chance to pick it up yet.

    happy trails...

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    I know they have them now, I just got this back when I had my CxC fork replaced under warranty. Long story (post on my site,) but am actually happier with the shorter A-C and slightly different rake.

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    black bike ~ white fang

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    'nite ranger'

    just finished rebuilding my LHT as a CC a few days ago, started riding it in yesterday. feels great! just what i wanted. have a few tires to try out, sticking to the contacts for the next week or so.
    'finished' cross check build

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