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Surly 1x(9)

This build started as a basic flat-pedal, spare parts bar-beater, then served part-time as an alternative work bike to save my All-City some wear and tear when the roads got really shitty. After a while I wanted to start doing some bike camping, so I threw a 1x9 drivetrain, drops, and a Soma rack to accommodate a rando bag situation and an eyeletted fork for an Anything cage-drybag setup. It's always evolving, and it's one of my most favorite bikes, both in its functionality and its thrown-togetherness.

2014 Surly 1x1, 18''

Surly Ogre / Cane Creek 40

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore LX

Wellgo flats

RaceFace 38T Narrow-Wide / XT 11-34 cassette / SRAM

XTR 9-speed w/ DMR mech hanger / Dura Ace barend shifter

Soma Junebug / Velo Orange Cigne

Brooks B17 / Thomson Elite

Avid BB7 / mismatched Tektro levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano XT / Sun Rhyno Lite 36h / Continental RaceKing 2.2''

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano XT / Sun Rhyno Lite 36h / Continental RaceKing 2.2''

Soma Porteur rack / Atwater Atelier rack bag / Salsa Anything Cage HD x2 / Revelate x Surly framebag / Revelate Viscacha seatbag (not pictured) / Revelate feedbags x2 / SKS Longboard fenders

More Info:
Bike-packer / Grocery-getter / Fun-haver

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Snow work bike
  2. Bar beater again
  3. Dirt Drops
  4. Super-Tourer
  5. Full Bikepack

Current Stage Info:

Finally pretty much where I want it for full bikepacking capability. Only thing left is getting a wider-range cassette with a Wolftooth link.

Added by Sebastian. Last updated almost 4 years ago.



henry510 says:

utilitarian af, nicely done

Posted almost 6 years ago


Sebastian says:


Posted almost 6 years ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted over 5 years ago


ggraves says:

How's working on it? I'm thinking about building one up fixed for work this summer.

Posted about 9 years ago


Sebastian says:

Set up as shown, not great haha, felt like a hog compared to my All-City. But, if you had the right gearing and crammed some 700x42s or something in there, I reckon it might be pretty damned fun to work on.

Posted about 9 years ago