Posted by: gdharries
Great backstory and bike. The green of that versatile Surly is also magnificent.
thanks, building it in the middle of a pandemic was kinda fun, like a three week long Easter egg hunt. I ordered spokes to build the wheels from Germany of all places. Highlights were finding a "factory second" brand new in the box (still can't find the flaw) Chromag seatpost on eBay for $7. Lowlights was paying astronomical shipping and duty on some parts from Universal cycles in the states. I figure one day I'll probably buy a 100mm suspension fork for this bike to ride more XC and light trail when life gives me a little more time for such things. All in all I'm really impressed with the versatility of the frame so far
Edited to add: whoa, as someone who has only made a post or two on the "new" forum in the last 4 years or so, there's some funky stuff going on. How the heck do you quote a post properly?
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