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Cross Check

cross check

Frame and forks

  • Surly Cross-check cyclocross frame, 62cm, dark metallic green
    • Plenty of clearance for winter/trail tyres plus mudguards
    • Mudguard and rack braze-ons
    • Semi-horizontal dropouts for fixed gear/single speed setup
    • 132.5mm Gnot-Rite spacing for either 130mm road or 135mm mtb rear hub

Wheels and bearings

  • Foul weather flip/flop wheelset from NYCBikes
    • Rear might need respacing to 130mm
  • Shimano UN-53 107mm bottom bracket
  • Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Comp headset

Drivetrain from Harris Cyclery

  • Sugino RD Crankset – 3/32″, 48T, 165mm
  • Rockwerks Fixed Gear Sprocket – 3/32″, 19T
    • 48/19 combo gives a 5.5m gear with a 700×32 tyre
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Track Lock Ring
  • BMX freewheel sprocket – 20T
  • Wippermann 3/32″ Chain

Saddle, bars etc. from Irocycle

  • 44cm drop bars Now with Albatross bars
  • 90mm/40degree stem from Soma
  • Light brown Cinelli cork tape
  • Brooks B17 saddle, honey
  • Silver seatpost

Mudguards, tyres etc.

  • SKS P45 mudguards
  • Avocet Cross II K tyres, 700C x 32
    • a bit of tread for the odd trail, but also smooth on tarmac
    • non-directional tread so I can flip the wheel and use the freewheel on the trail
  • Schwalbe Snow Stud tyres for the winter
  • SKS touring pedals, toeclips and straps
  • Rack from Blackburn

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