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Surly Steamroller 2014

Happy to find a stock frame that fits me. The steamroller is 62cm to the top of the top tube. But the top of the seat tube is actually hovering 65 cm over the center of the BB. This bike is making my commute to work something to look forward to. I can see how this bike will get nicer and get more character the more it gets used. Thank you Markus for the photos.

Frame:
Surly Steamroller 62cm

Fork/Headset:
Surly Stock / Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Lasco

Pedals:
Shimano m520's

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
TA Specialities track 50 t / Halo 18t

Handlebars/Stem:
Easton / Thomson X2 17° 100mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Romin / Thomson Elite

Brakes:
Miche Advance w. Cane Creek Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Halo Aerotrack / On-One Track / Nokian Hakkapeliitta A10 32mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Halo Aerotrack / On-One Track / Nokian Hakkapeliitta A10 32mm

Accessories:
Kaptajn saddle bag

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Cargo mode
  3. Summer 2014 mode

Added by Motorcity. Last updated over 5 years ago.

12 Comments

papychullo

papychullo says:

one of the sweetest and functional ride I've seen in pedalroom.. well done sir !

Posted over 3 years ago

Strandolini

Strandolini says:

Nice ride!

Can I ask what is your height and your inseam length?

I'm 197cm and inseam of 102cm(!!!) and consider the same bike!

Thanks

Posted over 4 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

I think you should be fine! I don't have my exact measurements but i'm taller than you. There isn't many alternatives for larger frames with track drop-outs so this had to work for me. :)

Posted over 4 years ago

Strandolini

Strandolini says:

Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

Of course! I can really recommend this frame for a daily bike. I've Done everything from alleycats to 900 k fixed gear touring on it. I usually use a sturdy front rack on it for all kind of hauling. You can fit pretty wide tyres on it too.. So studded tyres for that Norwegian winter is no prob.

Posted over 4 years ago

Strandolini

Strandolini says:

Thank you so much for your advise!

I just realized you are the one that also have the Cross Check 64cm. That's also a great build! Have actually used it as inspiration for my plans of building a bike with my Alfine 11 hub. Except from the difference in frame size between your Steamroller and your Cross Check, is the geometry/stiffness/response very different?

Best regards,
Martin

Posted over 4 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

Well they aren't very different actually.The Cross-check has a slightly longer geo than the Steamroller. The cross check is bigger in size, has a larger stack and fits me better. The fork has a bit longer rake and it can of course take gears and huge tyres (45mm with tons of room in my cross-check). The tubing is the same. They are both made to take a whole lot of beating without falling apart and that's of course noticeable. It's not the lightest and most nimble frames, but that's probably not what you are after when looking around for surlys anyway :) Like your canyon btw. I've been thinking about getting one for some time since they make them in big sizes and are good value for the money.

Posted over 4 years ago

Strandolini

Strandolini says:

That sure is valuable advise!

I'm actually leaning towards the cross check 62cm as the frame is more versatile. Believe brown is my preferred choice with this year's color scheme.

Will let you know when the build is completed!

The Canyon has been treating me well and even though Canyon is not the most exotic brand, it sure gives you lots of bang for buck!

Thanks!

Martin

Posted over 4 years ago

birofunk

birofunk says:

Pretty much perfect, good job

Posted almost 6 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

Thank you! I can think of several ways to improve it, but for now it works pretty well :)

Posted almost 6 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Looks like a blast to commute on!

Posted almost 6 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

It sure is, monday mornings aren't the same with the steamroller. I like your tall stable btw!

Posted almost 6 years ago