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Bikes. Parts. Chaos.

So as some of you may know, we here at Surly make a little bike called the Cross Check.  This was the first bike we ever offered as a complete bike, that was way back in the year 2000 when many of you were wearing diapers (grow’d up style diapers). (As it happens I am wearing them right now)  It was offered geared, like most people ride a cross bike and people liked it.  People kept buying the frame and built it up however they liked and other people bought the complete.  Sometimes those two people would meet and stare at each others bikes, and sometimes they would only ride by and grunt.  Some people who bought the complete started to mess with their bike, once they realized they could run it so many ways.  They saw 1xwhatevers, single speeds, fixies, cruiser types, townies, touring bikes and many others that I just don’t feel like listing here.

At Surly, many folks here had there’s built up as a single speed with flat bars and v-brakes.  Here is a picture of Phil’s bike, just like that. 

Right side view of a red Surly Cross Check bike, leaning on a steel gate post, with tall brown grass in the background

Lots of people ran their bikes like that, and lots of people said to us that we should offer a complete version of the bike that was like that.

We thought to ourselves, maybe someday, and now that day is here.  Well really it was here a while ago, I’m just telling you about it now, and many of you probably already know about it, but at any rate we make this thing and sell it too.

Surly Cross Check bike - dark blue - right side view with white background

Here’s some more pictures of some of our crews single speed Cross Checks, enjoy!

Right side view of a black Surly Cross Check bike, leaning on the end of a cubicle wall, in an office

Right side view of a light blue Surly bike, leaning on an exterior, plywood wall

Now get off your computing device and ride some, it’s nice outside!!