My Surly Travelers Check Hybrid Cyclocross Travel Do-Everything Bike with Pics
I just built up my first bike from scratch. I found a used Surly Travelers Check in great shape, and took it from there. The whole process was a lot of fun. This will be a do everything bike. I built it hoping it could cope with various types of riding, including pulling my kids on the trailer, some offroading, and just general around-town riding. Feel free to chime in on your thoughts Enjoy (I certainly have)!
New Build (on used frame)
Frame: 2009 Surly Travelers Check 58cm
Fork: Alpha Q Carbon for Cyclocross
Handlebar: Ritchey Classic Silver
Hoods: Hudz Vintage Champagne
Bar Tape: Adarga Leather Honey
Bar Ends: Brooks Cork
Stem: Dimension Threadless 80mm 107 degrees
Headset: Cane Creek
Bell: Crane Copper Headset Mount Vintage Bell
Brakes: Tektro CR720 Cantilever Silver
Cross Brake Levers: Soma Silver all metal
Brake Pads: Kool-Stop Eagle Claw 2 Salmon
Shifters: 2012 Campagnolo Veloce Silver
RD/FD: 2012 Campagnolo Veloce
Cableset: Campagnolo 600s
Cassette/Chain: 2012 Campagnolo Veloce
Crankset: 2012 Campagnolo CX 175mm
BB: 2012 Campagnolo CX with sealed bearings
Seat Post: Generic to be swapped out with Velo Orange 302 setback silver
Saddle: Brooks Imperial Standard Honey
Saddlebag: Zimbale Leather Honey
Wheelset: Vuelta Corsa Lite (stickers removed) 1578g
Skewers: Campagnolo Vintage Super Record
Tires: Challenge Grifo XS 33mm Cross tires
Bottle Cages: Origin 8 leather/silver
Bottles: Kleen Kanteen polished stainless steel with Bamboo/metal top
Light: Soma Silver Bullet Retro Light
Bar, Bar Tape, Vintage Hoods from Hudz, Crane Copper Headset Mount
Cross Levers, etc.
Campy Veloce FD/RD, Campy CX Cranks, Tektro Canti Brakes
Vuelta Wheels and Vintage Campy Super Record Skewers
Brooks Saddle and Zimbale Leather Saddle Bag
Last edited by pangpang77; 12-04-2012 at 10:38 AM.
Reason: New Pics
Classy Check, dude! Really nice build. (it looks a lot like my CC - black paint, honey brown Brooks, skin wall tires )
How do you like those Griffo's? Roll well on pavement? Any buzzing?
Classy bikes rock
Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...
That bottle/cage setup is boss. I run Klean Kanteen bottles but with their own plastic holders, not nearly as cool. Plus you got the pimp lids.
Also, Campy setup is amazing, and the saddle/bag combo. The CF fork is a stark contrast to that stuff!
Grifos are very nice. Not too knobby to ride like and MTB on the road, but it provides confidence on grass and other rougher terrain. I feel it's the right balance for an all-arounder. Supposedly it's great on snow as well, but haven't tried that yet.
Originally Posted by bolandjd
The CF fork came as part of the frame purchase. It's obviously function over form as it is a bit out of place with all of the other components. But since I'll be really using this bike, it's more of a modern functional bike with a classy look. Maybe I may have it painted blue one day, but for now, I think for now, it will help with absorbing bumps
Originally Posted by LostBoyScout
Added some pics to reflect the new Crane Copper Bell and Soma Silver Bullet light I just installed.
I've seen this posted somewhere else. It looks more at home on the Surly forum. Being a Campy fan I'm glad to see someone using it on a Surly. Great job
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