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Is this the bike (3)

Surly cross check

Rick had suggested I look at the Surly long haul trucker. It is set up for touring with a full complement of paniers. Lots of braze-ons. Good on the pavement. But in looking at the Surlys I came across this, which looks interesting.

It’s steel – but CroMoly

A mix of Shimano components

It only has a two ring crankset

It has bar end shifters – more traditional on straight touring bikes

It has cantilever rather than disk brakes

But it looks very solid and reliable and is reviewed well

Frameset

Frame

Surly Cross-Check, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. Rear rack bosses

Fork

Surly Cross-Check, 100% CroMoly, lugged + brazed crown. 1-1/8″ threadless steerer. Uncut

Drivetrain

Crankset

Andel RSC6 , 36/48t. Black

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora , FD-3403. Silver

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore , M591SGS. Long cage. Black

Cog or Cogset

Shimano Tiagra HG50 , 11-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-32t

Chain

SRAM PC-971 , Silver

Components

Headset

Cane Creek 40 , 1-1/8″ threadless. Black

Bottom Bracket

Shimano UN-54 , 68 x 107mm. Square taper interface

Brakes

Tektro cantilever , CR720 model. Black

Brake Levers

Tektro , RL341 short reach on 42, 46 & 50mm frames. RL340 standard reach on all others

Shifters

Shimano bar-end SL-BS77, 2/3 x 9-speed, friction setting

Stem

Kalloy AS-008, 26.0mm bar clamp. Aluminum. 4-bolt face. Black

Handlebar

Salsa Bell Lap , Black

Saddle

WTB SST Comp , Steel rails. Black vinyl. Feels…not bad

Seatpost

Kalloy SP-342 , 27.2mm. 300mm. Black

Extras

Surly stainless steel post clamp, 14g DT Swiss spokes. Some pretty sweet & comfy cork tape

Wheels

Hubs

Shimano Deore , M590. QR. 32h. Black

Rims

Alex DA-16 , 700c. Double wall. 32h

Tires

Ritchey Speedmax Comp, Low center tread, pronounced side knobs. 32mm

 

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