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Surly Cross Check

My Utility Unicorn and Cross Racer and Touring Bike

Frame:
Surly Cross Check 52cm/

Fork/Headset:
Surly Fork/Chris King No Threadset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA Slk/FSA Mega Exo BB

Pedals:
Shimano M-540 (Switching to Atacs)

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
1x10,Shimano Ultegra 11-28/Wolf Tooth 40T 130BCD CX/Shimano 105

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram Force WiFli/ Sram Force paired with a S900 for the front Brake

Handlebars/Stem:
Salsa Cowbell 3 42cm, Specialized Alloy 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Toupe Expert/Thomson elite

Brakes:
Pink Paul mini motos

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton Ea70x/ Challenge Griffo

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Easton Ea70x/ Challenge Griffo

Accessories:
Paul Orange Ano chain catcher.

More Info:
Rusty poopeater.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Ready for Cross

Added by qasimwarraich. Last updated about 6 years ago.

13 Comments

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

What do you think is the largest size tire you can fit in those Paul brakes? I currently have a tire that measures 45mm with Tektro mini-vs on my Cross Check. Looking at the Paul brakes and TRP for an upgradae.

Posted about 1 year ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

Honestly haven't tried anything huge. I would guess 42 is about the most. http://nomusic.net/introducing-der-panzer/ Here's an article with a build using 43's. Hope it helps. They are great brakes, wouldn't but anything else personally.

Posted about 1 year ago

50voltphantom

50voltphantom says:

Easily one of the best Cross Check's I've ever seen.

Posted about 5 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

I love it. I'm in the market for my first touring bike. Can't seem to fall for one though.

Posted over 5 years ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

If touring isn't the PRIMARY use of the bike there isn't really a need to go for a fully specific touring bike. Utility orientated cross bikes fit the bill totally well. Bikes like the Cross Check, Space Horse and Double Cross are popular examples but it is a fairly broad category. Personally I find that the cross check is one of the most versatile platforms one can find within that category. Be it accessory compatibility, tire size, gear compatibility or what ever. I also appreciate that fact that the 99% of my life I am not touring I have a very functional cross bike or steel cruiser. I recently added an ec90x fork to it and now it's even more race worthy.

Posted over 5 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Looks like a massive amount of fun.

Posted about 6 years ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

It certainly is!

Posted about 6 years ago

moose

moose says:

a very fine crosscheck!

Posted about 6 years ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

Thank you sir!

Posted about 6 years ago

apolloxl

apolloxl says:

amazing also :)

Posted over 6 years ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

Thanks, it's so fun to tour on, racing is a little less fun haha

Posted over 6 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

looks great!

Posted over 6 years ago

qasimwarraich

qasimwarraich says:

Thank you, I love this bike!

Posted over 6 years ago