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    Surly Steamroller

    No its not technically a Mountain Bike. But it can fit 38's and roll off road. and its Rad.
    'Nuff said

    Post them up!

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    The Steamroller deserves it's own thread so I'll play. This bike practically begs to have a set of cross tires installed so that it can go and search for gravel and dirt.


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    I wish they would add fender eyelets to the Steamroller. I'd probably get one for sure. But for commuting here in Portland you gotta have fenders. I realize that the CC would probably be the solution, which I have used for commuting for years, but I like that the Steamroller uses calipers. And I have a 120mm wheel laying around that I'm too lazy to sell...

    Saddle Up, that's a sweet Steamroller. I'm surprised there aren't more of them posted on this list. I love the way they're spec'ing the completes with Open Bars.
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    Here's how my Steamroller looked in 2006:


    And here's how it looked five years later:


    Its current build is something completely different, but every iteration has been fun!

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    Mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfltroll View Post
    I wish they would add fender eyelets to the Steamroller. I'd probably get one for sure. But for commuting here in Portland you gotta have fenders
    Just use p-clamps to mount fenders.

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    I've got a mint 53cm creamroller frameset for sale. LMK.

    Thanks

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    STEAMROLLERS ROCK! Here is my SS baby



    She is still pretty new... so still working out the right gear ratios. But she is at the moment, my best riding bike. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride True View Post
    STEAMROLLERS ROCK! Here is my SS baby

    She is still pretty new... so still working out the right gear ratios. But she is at the moment, my best riding bike. Love it.
    Wow. That is the most baller Steamroller I've ever seen. Super gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSasky View Post
    Wow. That is the most baller Steamroller I've ever seen. Super gorgeous.
    I second that. That bike is beautiful. Great job.
    1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 Stumpjumpers. 1995 Waterford 1200, 1999 Waterford RSE, plus a garage full of steel frames.

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    I am thinking about building a Steamroller like Saddle Up's but with straight bars. Are there any downsides to the bike I should be aware of? I mostly want to ride light converted rail trails and some street riding.

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    Whats Baller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renski View Post
    I am thinking about building a Steamroller like Saddle Up's but with straight bars. Are there any downsides to the bike I should be aware of? I mostly want to ride light converted rail trails and some street riding.
    I hit the trails yesterday after swapping out the bar. This bike is a huge amount of fun.






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    You're killing me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    I hit the trails yesterday after swapping out the bar. This bike is a huge amount of fun.

    That looks great. I love that he new ones come with the Open Bar, seems like a good combo. It's really tempting to pick-up a frame and build it up as a commuter since I've got so many of the parts laying around.
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    Thanks, that's exactly my situation, if fact I have enough parts to build a fat tired Pacer.

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    Are those Small Block 8's? What size?

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    Yes, Small Block 8, 35c up front, 32c out back.

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    I wanted a steamroller a few months back, now i really want one! Nice pics and bikes

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    I'm building a Steamroller for wet-weather commuting because I'm tired of dumping water out of the chainstays of my Gunnar. More pics to come soon.



    That's a slightly-worn 38mm WTB All-Terrainasarus in a stock Steamroller fork and brake. I have a 35mm on the back, but I'm pretty sure another 38mm would fit.
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    I'm picking up a Steamroller frame set today; The fork, headset are included. It's a 2008 and he's asking $200, am I getting a good deal?

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    I've had mine for over 3 years now. Sold all of my Dura Ace'ed carbon fiber bikes. It's the only road bike I own now. I love how versatile this bike is. I've got 700x23's right now, but at times gets 32' CX tires for trail duty. I've done everything between short stints around town and centuries. It will also be used for some touring duty as well. It's fixed gear 99% of the time, but sometimes go freewheel.

    Downsides: Single water bottle mount. Wish it had one on the downtube. But not a big deal. I've been eyeing those seatpost bottle mounts. Also, heft. My build with relatively light parts is still at 20lbs. Again, not a big deal. I'd gladly take the all-day comfort of a steel frame.

    Ride True - What's that thing weigh? Super nice build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timk125 View Post
    I'm picking up a Steamroller frame set today; The fork, headset are included. It's a 2008 and he's asking $200, am I getting a good deal?
    Thats what I paid for mine and I think I got a good deal.
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    Frameset w/ headset for $200 sounds pretty good.

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    Good job!

    My new Steamroller set up for commuting and dirt: 47x17 (freewheel), 35mm WTB All-Terrainasarus tyres, aero levers (old 105). It weighs 10.2kg as pictured w/ SPDs and the bottle cage.

    Initial impressions:
    - The stock brake blocks suck, I'll be swapping them for DA cartridges.
    - The weird WTB saddle isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
    - 165mm cranks on a 56cm frame???
    - No rear brake cable guides/stops or downtube cage mount. Really? At least the brake bridge and fork crown are drilled.

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    Continental Divide, on my GAP/C&O trip last July
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    DFL is a lot better than DNF!

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