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    Cross Check pics please

    Hi
    I bought a Specialized Tricross in March, which is a lot of fun and very comfy. I did not have any buyers remorse at all until I saw a Cross Check in June while on vacation in Vermont.
    It is most definately going to be my next bike.
    It will most definately not take place for two years, however, mainly because I enjoy being married.
    In the meantime, would anyone be kind enough to send me pictures of your Cross Check just so I can see.
    Thanks,
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    Took some pics on this evening's ride with this thread in mind. Sorry for the poor quality, my camera is garbage.







    It is certainly a fine ride. Gets me to work everyday, and I take it out in Rothrock state forest for some play time occasionally. The build shown here is just the stock QBP complete bike with the addition of some SKS fenders, and SPD 520 pedals.
    Rigid Surly 1x1 650b--------Fixed CrossCheck--------Surly Pacer-------Salsa Ala Carte

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    Looks like fun!
    Thank you.
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    I am in the process of building my size 52 CrossCheck...I'll have a picture posted here soon...
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    I have full fenders on there now. I need to take some new pictures. Great bike for commuting and light tours. Plan ahead when you do your build. Last fall I bought the last 54" complete, and the framesets were all sold out.

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    My daily driver.


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    This is my Cross Check I picked up used a week ago. I'm in the middle of a new paint job (with new decals) and switching over from a straight bar to dropped bars.


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    I can't seem to get my pics to load, even after resizing. Must be something simple I'm not doing. Anyone have any ideas? I'm using iphoto 08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylarue
    I can't seem to get my pics to load, even after resizing. Must be something simple I'm not doing. Anyone have any ideas? I'm using iphoto 08.
    I do not know how you are doing it, but I'll try to help. You need a picture hosting website to link the pictures to as this forum will not host the pictures. I use Photobucket, http://photobucket.com/, it's free to sign up and they will host many pics for you to use around the internet.

    In Photobucket, once you have registered, you click on the upload button and it will ask you what files you want uploaded. When the files have finished uploading, click on "return to album" and go back to your album where all your pics are. On the bottom of each picture is a link, just copy it and paste it into your post.

    Most sites will only allow certain formats of pictures such as .jpg, .gif, .ijpg, .bmp. Check with your picture host and see what format they support.

    Hope I helped,
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    Here's my 52cm CC in road/century training mode:


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    Much obliged, Ian.

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    As promised here's my 52cm Crosscheck

    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    I've been commuting w/ my 8 yr old on this (he rides a 20" Raleigh), 12 miles each way (only 4 miles each way for him) but I took it on a 30 mile organized ride today, solo:


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    Here are a few pics of my 54cm Cross Check. It was my first build, so I'm pretty proud of it. I've been riding it for a couple of years and its been through various build-ups. These pics are from its current Monstercross-Commuter build.




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    Here's mine
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    I like that cement gray color. I also like the strategic placement of the front tire in the second pic
    Rigid Surly 1x1 650b--------Fixed CrossCheck--------Surly Pacer-------Salsa Ala Carte

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    Thanks! It was quite a mural. Here is another one with BLING!
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    Here's my Cross Check after paint, but before decals. I am going dropped bars though. I have brifters on order, so when they come in I will do the swap.

    I know the chain is too short, I've already added 3 links.



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    Here's mine set up in fixed gear mode:



    and what I like to call "Riv style" (current build):



    29.5 pounds as pictured! And that's without the water bottle.

    It's a 62cm frame, by the way.

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    I couldn't stop loving my Crosscheck, everytime I ride it, I just like it more and more

    my setup is more of a roadie as it is my road training bike. Basically, I want a steel in the first place. I want it to be very versatile and not too specific as the Pacer.

    So here it is with a new American Classic 420 to compliment the black and white combo. Next upgrade next month would a silver Chris King to match the seatpost clamp

    Enjoy viewing

    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Last winter in the basement.
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    Tired of seeing CrossCheck pictures yet? Here is my 2002 58cm in its road guise. I have two identical wheelsets, one with wide off road/dirt road tires and a slightly larger cassette, and one with road tires and a tighter cassette. I can simply change wheelsets without adjusting the brakes or gears and have either a 'cross bike or a road bike. It has treated me very well in the past seven years and I have no desire to replace it with anything "fancier."
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    Good idea with Identical wheelset
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w98seeng
    Here's my Cross Check after paint, but before decals. I am going dropped bars though. I have brifters on order, so when they come in I will do the swap.

    I know the chain is too short, I've already added 3 links.


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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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    Buuuuuump!
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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!

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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:

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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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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/3408100062/" title="black bike ~ white fang by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3416/3408100062_8830afaca3.jpg" width="436" height="500" alt="black bike ~ white fang" /></a>

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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.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40010668@N06/4644678081/" title="'finished' cross check build by alang60, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4644678081_6b6910b661.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="'finished' cross check build" /></a>

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