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    Build up a IGH wheel? The handspun dyad/alfine wheel is under $300, then add $45 for small parts kit and shifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410 View Post
    Build up a IGH wheel? The handspun dyad/alfine wheel is under $300, then add $45 for small parts kit and shifter.
    That is definitely something to consider...

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    for my fixed/ss build, i use a Pake c'mute, pretty similar to the CC. i like the SS a bit smaller than the CC and i think the c'mute geometry lends itself to that nicely - their 56cm has a 58cm TT, while the CC has a 56cm ST / 57cm TT. it will be my cross bike this season as well. picked it up used, fully built, and nicely spec'ed for about $450.
    nice and refreshing to ride a clean, fixed gear bike!

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    Here's my CC on last weekend's S24O:



    It handled my relatively light load (the whole bike + load was 50 pounds, before water) with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Here's my CC on last weekend's S24O:

    It handled my relatively light load (the whole bike + load was 50 pounds, before water) with no problem.
    That's a pretty nutty shifting situation! I like it!

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    Here's how mine is currently sitting. If I love the flat bars, I'm going to pick a Surly Torsion Bar and a silver stem.

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    Yeah, long story: I keep my crank set up with 34/40, which is the gearing I use when I run single speed (actually, three speed with manual gear changes). For my "fast" setup, I use the 40 ring, for touring or kid hauling, the 34. Without a front derailer, it's pretty easy to go from single speed to geared.

    However.... the only shifter I had available for this trip was a cheapie Sunrace. It came in a set, but the RH shifter was 7 speed only, no friction. So I had to use the front shifter, which of course went on the left hand down tube braze one (since my bar ends mounts are on the Fargo). So I ended up with one left side shifter, shifting the rear cassette.

    You know, there's a reason tourists don't use down tube shifters: they're really a pain when your bike is loaded.

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    That's a pretty nutty shifting situation! I like it!

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    my cross-Czech with a few updates

    I found a nice deal on some Tiagra brifters and Kore canti brakes, so on they went.





    I had terrible fork squeal/chatter with the stock Tektro brakes, but these Kore brakes and Kool Stop pads are smooth and quiet.

    All the touring set-ups that y'all have posted are getting me inspired... hopefully I'll be able to do at least an overnight trip sometime soon.

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    That's the coolest looking XCheck that I've ever seen! There are a few nice Rivendell-esque rides on this thread for sure but that racer rig is too cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailNRG View Post
    That's the coolest looking XCheck that I've ever seen! There are a few nice Rivendell-esque rides on this thread for sure but that racer rig is too cool.
    Me? Why, thank yah, thankyahvurymuch.


    Bee tee doubleya, fellers: If any of y'all have photos of your Cross-Czechs on some singletrack, you should add them to this little thread here. Thanks!
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    You people are cool.

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    CC in "go fast" mode

    Here is my go to go fast CC. Rival and FSA with DT Swiss / Ultegra hubs and the finally broken in Brooks. Three mountain gaps yesterday here in Vermont, dirt roads, an a smattering of single track on the way home. Nothing like passing guys on their uber expensive rigs over the gaps and dropping onto a dirt road at the summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by middcrossrx View Post
    Nothing like passing guys on their uber expensive rigs over the gaps and dropping onto a dirt road at the summit.
    HA! Bike looks great! And the ride sounds awesome too!

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    Very light touring on my trusty cross check !
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    My former Crosscheck. Snug Tiers, Tasmania.
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    Looks like your former Crosscheck had a good life, great photo.

    Regards.

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    My CrossCheck is having its first upgrades after a few years of use. New Thomson stem and saddle so far. The brakes are next on the list any suggestion? And I would like to still be able to run 40 to 45mm tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly in OZ View Post
    Looks like your former Crosscheck had a good life, great photo.Regards.Stephen.
    ...was one sweet whip. Took it everywhere! Was seduced by another QPB brand ti offering and sold the Crosscheck to a bloke in Queensland. Kinda wish I still had a Surly in the stable. Maybe a LHT next time..
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    There is always a next time mate.

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    Brakes? I'd suggest ditching the cantis and going to V brakes. After doing that on my CC, I remembered why once V brakes came out, I never used cantis on my mountain bikes again.

    Since you use bar end shifters, it should be a pretty easy swap (you'll have to buy new brake levers)

    Quote Originally Posted by Surly in OZ View Post
    My CrossCheck is having its first upgrades after a few years of use. New Thomson stem and saddle so far. The brakes are next on the list any suggestion? And I would like to still be able to run 40 to 45mm tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Brakes? I'd suggest ditching the cantis and going to V brakes. After doing that on my CC, I remembered why once V brakes came out, I never used cantis on my mountain bikes again. Since you use bar end shifters, it should be a pretty easy swap (you'll have to buy new brake levers)
    Agree totally. I ran Shimano XTR V-Brakes with Cane Creek Drop V Levers on mine. Thousand, nay, a MILLION times better than (most) Canti's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdstorer View Post
    Agree totally. I ran Shimano XTR V-Brakes with Cane Creek Drop V Levers on mine. Thousand, nay, a MILLION times better than (most) Canti's.
    Thanks guys I look into those tomorrow.


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    Decided to give single speed a try. It's good. Got a deal on the crank from my LBS and went with the Surly singlespeed kit and cog. Will have the shop build a dedicated wheel for this in a week or so. Should also make swapping from this configuration to 1x9 easier.

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    Finally, I can add to this thread. Bought the bike three weeks ago. Absolute blast to ride.






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    This was to be my CC set up for the rest of the summer:

    Wide range gearing, bars level with the saddle, basically ready for day rides and overnighters. But, after riding around on my Fargo where the bars are 2" above the saddle, I just wasn't nearly as comfortable on this. My back would sometimes complain after riding. Instead, I've changed it to this:



    And, it's already moved on from there, with Mary bars replacing the Scott AT-3 type bars I have on there now.

    Soon, though, I'll move this setup to my Gunnar (since I can't seem to sell it), and make the CC a single speed again. It seems that no matter what I do to my CC, it always spirals back to some sort of single speed setup. Those long dropouts are just too nice to waste with a derailer.

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    Digging this bike!

    Probably the finest machine ever created by humans.Cross Check pics please-314272_10150297287773291_603398290_7610055_4610337_n.jpg

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    Commute/Dirt Road/Single Track/Night Ride Setup

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    I'm just about finished with a Surly CC trail single speed build...

    I'm putting cantilevers on my bike as well...this is my first go 'round with cantilever brakes...so far so good...but I'm now ready to install the front brakes.

    I see similar style front cable guides (with noodle) on many bikes...does your cable guide turn and move when you turn the handlebar does it stay in one spot when you turn?

    If it does turn...doesn't that cause issues?

    Thanks!

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    I'm a huge fan of the CC, but I'm not happy with my current 58cm frame size (too small by looks of this picture), looking for guidance here...

    I"m a hair over 6'2", 36in PBH, and have struggled with low back pain on this bike W/O a stem riser. I'm looking to get a larger CC frame w/ an uncut steerer to get those bars higher! I'm debating either a 60 or 62cm CC and selling the 58cm.

    I'm wondering if you 62cm riders struggled as well with the decision between the 60 or 62cm frame. The ST angles more relaxed on both than the 58cm, and the 62cm's TT isn't too long (61cm TT), so I think I'm leaning towards the 62cm.

    BTW, there are some killer rides on this thread!
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    CC and PBH

    I'm 6' and have a PBH of 91 in bare feet and ride with a SH of 80cm. I ride a 60cm CC and a 60cm LHT. Both have a fair amount of seatpost showing and I could go up a size as I really don't mind about the limited SO height but the TTs on the larger sizes are just a bit too long and I don't want to use a stubby stem.

    I say at least go with a 60cm but if you're 6'2" you probably have the reach for a 62cm CC.

    One thing about a CC frame, it's easy to sell.
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    fg:



    to 1x9:



    sometime in the next month will add fenders and then in 6-8 wks when I go to 35mm tires,
    the front will swap to dynohub. Then another month will switch back to fg and studded
    tires for the winter. I think the seasonal rotation is in place.

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    ps-> that's 42x17/19 dingle fixed (flipflop to 18t freewheel)

    switched to 42x 11-28 9 spd

    (gears added almost a pound to GVW)

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    I'm just about your size (6'33", 36" PBH) and ride a 62cm. I wouldn't mind the bars a bit higher, but I'm maxed out with my 300mm steerer tube.

    You might look at the new Salsa Casseroll. It has the same length fork as the CC, but with a 330mm steerer.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowegianor View Post


    I'm a huge fan of the CC, but I'm not happy with my current 58cm frame size (too small by looks of this picture), looking for guidance here...

    I"m a hair over 6'2", 36in PBH, and have struggled with low back pain on this bike W/O a stem riser. I'm looking to get a larger CC frame w/ an uncut steerer to get those bars higher! I'm debating either a 60 or 62cm CC and selling the 58cm.

    I'm wondering if you 62cm riders struggled as well with the decision between the 60 or 62cm frame. The ST angles more relaxed on both than the 58cm, and the 62cm's TT isn't too long (61cm TT), so I think I'm leaning towards the 62cm.

    BTW, there are some killer rides on this thread!

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    dodging the storms

    Just a quick couple of hours between the rain with Liz yesterday. Slowly evolving, with dura ace 10 speed levers on order, and a rack with ortlieb panniers to follow whenever i can. The 105 crank will be swapped for my road bike compact one, then just match all the finishing kit and should be finished. Its took me some time to appreciate her, but now I get it. Dont worry about the speed or the surface, have a look around while you're riding and enjoy yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam View Post
    Commute/Dirt Road/Single Track/Night Ride Setup

    what size are those WTB All Terrains and how do you like them on asphalt? also i must note that i have really dug each incarnation of your CC that you have posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukehooligan View Post
    what size are those WTB All Terrains and how do you like them on asphalt? also i must note that i have really dug each incarnation of your CC that you have posted
    Thanks! These are the 700x38 version of the WTB All-Terrain. I think I can honestly say that these are my favorite tire that I've ran on the CC. They are "fast-enough" on pavement, they don't feel sluggish at all. Best of all they are truly an All-Terrain tire, I live where there are a ton of dirt roads and these tires do awesome there. My Niner's rear wheel is out for warranty at the moment and I was dying to ride, so I decided to ride my CC to the trail and d!ck around in the trail... but I ended up actually riding the singletrack pretty aggressively on these tires, made my day! I have 700x25 GatorSkins... and I don't think they'll be going back on anytime soon, these are way too comfy to give up!

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    my old Reynolds 631 crosscheck.
    I'm thinking of getting It powder coated a different color as it's starting to rust in some spots.

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    I went for the 35s after all; the only reason they come off in the summers is because of gearing,
    and going 1x9 solves that so...



    I should have put the fenders on but what the heck I will try and coax
    a couple more weeks out of the no-fenders setup

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    What cassette and chainring size you running? I've had thoughts of running 1x9 on mine.

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    it's a 42t chainring and 11-28 cassette; basically 2 bolts (shifter, derailer), wheel/chain swap, and brake adjustment to go back ss/fg

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    I didn't notice the DT shifters. That makes it quite quick to change out.

    I've got ultegra integrated levers/shifters so those would stay.

    How is it climbing?

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    Well it's not a lightweight bike no matter how I build it, it seems. Even fixed it climbed
    fine. Maybe even finer since I couldn't shift down... I wanted gears for descents, actually,
    so I could gear up to go down faster (early in the day) or just coast down later in the day
    when I'm beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    What cassette and chainring size you running? I've had thoughts of running 1x9 on mine.
    Can't speak for anyone else, but my CC has a 39t front (Shimano Alfine with bashguard) and for the rear usually an 11x32 or sometimes 12x36. Had the latter on this spring and could climb just anything I tried. Although that was a light load (except for rider). With lots of stuff it might slow down.

    Am also using downtube shifters so it will be an easy swap to go to that from the current single speed setup.

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    2009 cross check

    brown!
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    There have been some really awesome submissions/updates lately! Love the brownness of yours, Bjleydic. Addam looks like he's enjoying his CC, and I'm surprised to see Hardy lose the fixed gear! Seat_boy, I'm not at all surprised you switched things up again, and as always it looks like a sweet set up.

    I've changed my CC's outfit again as well. Flat bar, SS. Also whenever I go back to drops which will likely be soon, I'm gonna pick up some drop-v levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    There have been some really awesome submissions/updates lately! Love the brownness of yours, Bjleydic. Addam looks like he's enjoying his CC, and I'm surprised to see Hardy lose the fixed gear! Seat_boy, I'm not at all surprised you switched things up again, and as always it looks like a sweet set up.
    The fixed will return in ~November w/ studded tires for the black ice season (supposed to
    be another La Niña year), or sooner if I get tired of cleaning the derailer through all the fall
    rain.

    I've changed my CC's outfit again as well. Flat bar, SS. Also whenever I go back to drops which will likely be soon, I'm gonna pick up some drop-v levers.
    I really like the tektro dropbar V levers.

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    Another vote for the Tektro levers. They have a nice, fat body that fits my big hands well, plus a quick release button. And the lever is nicely shaped. A good part all around.

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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.

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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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    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:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20977847@N06/5036395178/" title="DCFC0544 by paulignacio13, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5036395178_9b86284d2b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DCFC0544"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20977847@N06/5036395260/" title="DCFC0546 by paulignacio13, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5036395260_fd07cb2057.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DCFC0546"></a>

    Pics now:

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20977847@N06/6246753841/" title="DCFC0600 by paulignacio13, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6059/6246753841_c59d922660.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DCFC0600"></a>

    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.
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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.

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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    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.

    Were you in Brown Co. State Park? Pic below from a trip there this summer. I thought it was a good park to test the good/bad/ugly of riding a cross bike on singletrack. The flowy trails were very fast when i went there. there were also some pretty jarring root laden descents and a few places i opted to shoulder the bike. all in all, though, i think the CC is a blast on singletrack, something about the ride that i enjoy way more than suspension.
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    Yup, Brown County. I had a blast, but the rough terrain on the fast decents made my hands numb from all the vibrations. I think single track on a cross bike is a blast, but Brown County kinda begs for a bike more suited to that terrain.

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    freshly powder coated cross check


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    Took a while but finally got it built last month. So far it's been a pleasure to ride... although I may experiment with a longer stem. Happy to answer questions about the build.
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    So many nice bikes. Now I know why the CC is such a big seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyslacks View Post
    Took a while but finally got it built last month. So far it's been a pleasure to ride... although I may experiment with a longer stem. Happy to answer questions about the build.
    Hi mate, nice set up, what fenders are those? And what size tyre? Is the gearing Sram Apex?

    Thanks.

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    Ah, surly

    Feels funny not taking an "on-location" photo since this bike makes getting around - everywhere - so much fun. Old Man Mountain came through (BIG TIME) with a replacement of my rear-rack so I figured a photo would be serve as a nice celebration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly in OZ View Post
    Hi mate, nice set up, what fenders are those? And what size tyre? Is the gearing Sram Apex?

    Thanks.

    Stephen.
    Thanks Stephen.

    The fenders are Evo -- don't know too much about them except the LBS recommended them over the Planet Bike ones. Up front is a Panaracer T-Serv in 32mm. The rear is Vittoria Randonneur Hyper in 32 as well. Don't think I could fit anything over 35mm under the fenders. The drivetrain is a hodgepodge of mostly used stuff:

    crank: Race Face Cadence 50-36
    fd: FSA compact
    rd: Shimano LX
    chain: SRAM PC971
    cassette: Shimano HG70 11-32

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    Hi from Russia. This is mine, in "urban ss" setup :

    54cm crosscheck

    Mavic A119 and A319 rims
    Woodman Disc Hubs ( wheels are from my previous bike, it had disc brakes )
    Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700x40c tyres

    Shimano Deore Hollowtech Cranks, Shimano BB with external cups, FSA Alloy DH 48T, FireEye Singlespeed Kit + Gusset 18T Steel, KMC X1 chain.

    Shimano XT 2012 V-Brake BR-T780 + BL-T780 levers, jagwire cables and housing.

    Ergon GC3 Grips.

    You also can see a brooks flyer saddle, but by now its gone, it was freezing my butt in cold wheather.


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    Put some Paul canti levers on, amazing difference over the cheapie shimano canti levers!

    Either going to get a pink King headset or go with pink spacers...or both :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post



    Put some Paul canti levers on, amazing difference over the cheapie shimano canti levers!

    Either going to get a pink King headset or go with pink spacers...or both :-)
    Nice! how are you liking the open bar? how much longer a stem did you need to get it comfortable?

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    I like it a lot. I actually just replaced that 110mm Easton (26.0 clamp with beer an shims) with a 100mm Maxm stem I got on close out at Cambria and prefer it with the 100. I'm 6'2" on a 60cm cross check though. I like the position because I can easily lift the bike for curb hops with the open bar set up like it is. Def preferred over the drop bars for city riding and can get down and hold the front "bulges" on the down hills. Looks great with the black CC too, and that's what really matters ;-)
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    I got tired of waiting to buy the "right" parts so I started throwing whatever I have at it. Most of the parts are coming off an old trek 1220. Just ordered jagwire racer diy cable kit in white. Cheapo michelin tires and front derailleur from lbs because clamp diameter from aluminum bike too big. It's gonna be 52-42-30/11-28 7 speed cassette.

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    beautiful orange color...

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    ^^Thanks buddy! Powdercoated at the start of summer & I had to build up. I'll try to get it just the way I like it by Manayunk bike race in June so I can spectate in style!

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    From this morning's commute to work:


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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    From this morning's commute to work:

    nice fat tires on the CC! going to put 40's on mine over the winter........it's been raining in this part of the world this week and it helps me remember just how versatile and stable the CC is. some people criticize the CC for being adequate at a lot of things but doesn't excel at any of them. If so, it's pretty well matched to this mediocre single track, road, trail, commute rider!
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    brdpkns, what tires are these ? Kenda, model ?

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    You shaved them, right ?

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    Tires are modified 700x50 Kenda Karmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameresu View Post
    You shaved them, right ?
    I did. Plus run sub 40 psi. Plus don't mind worn thru paint on the inside of the fork / seat stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    I did. Plus run sub 40 psi. Plus don't mind worn thru paint on the inside of the fork / seat stays.
    Looks awesome. Where are you riding that you can still wear short sleeves? It was like 27 here this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyharing View Post
    Looks awesome. Where are you riding that you can still wear short sleeves? It was like 27 here this morning.
    Thanks! It's been great for my 20 mile daily commutes and surprisingly fun for weekend singletrack. Favorite bike ever.

    And short sleeves? In the photo I'm wearing a hoodie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    Thanks! It's been great for my 20 mile daily commutes and surprisingly fun for weekend singletrack. Favorite bike ever.

    And short sleeves? In the photo I'm wearing a hoodie.
    Ha, yeah, I see that now. For some reason on my work computer it looked like you just had extremely muscular forearms. Do you prefer the front rack to a rear for any reason?

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