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Did you know we now have tall wool socks?  These things will make you feel happier than a mule eating an apple when the weather is cold or, like it is around here currently, pretty chilly.  Made for us by DeFeet, they overlap nicely with over the knee height riding tights (known in America Inc. as Knickers, which is the word for ladies' undergarments in most portions of Britain, though in Scotland, underwear is known as "What's that?").  Here is a photo of our intern FiftyEight sporting the new Surly Tall Sock after his/her commute in. 




Surly pal Steven V, who does some design work for Surly (he annually suffers through the ADD of my last minute scheduling to get our print catalog spiffed up and ready for you), had his Cross Check stolen right outside his office one night last fall and has never quite gotten over it.  Who can blame him?  People who steal bikes suck.  We all know it.  They're petty bastards and deserve worse than they get most of the time.  Steven sends this plea.  If you live in Bloomington, MN, and ride a bike please keep your eyes open.  If you spot said bike, contact us here by writing to andy@surlybikes.com .  If it's parked, please use your lock to affix it to it's parking spot. 

Hey everybody,

Just a reminder to keep your eyes open for my Croscheck as the weather is getting warmer.  The officer seemed to think that it would be close to QBP.  Here is a description.
Metallic green 58cm Surly Cross-Check, white decals. Axiom Rack with front and rear Planet bike fenders, It has a Stella light on it (just the light I had the battery) Incredibell, Salsa Stem, Deore hubs, WTB seat. The rear fender stays were broken the back fenders rattled around, I had a Knog Frog Bullfrog seatpost rear light, Silver Profile bottle cage, A Cateye computer.

Thank you very much,


Finally today::::::

Random snapshots from Surly Intergalactic HQ's offices:


More on the Flickr.

Good luck out there.

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About Chest Rockwell

When not writing some of the words that Surly uses to convey information about their products and life position, Chest enjoys a stunning array of adventurous and rewarding endeavors. He is an internationally known entrepreneur and businessman, an award-winning architect, and has trekked the perimeter of China, unsupported, overland on bicycle, on foot, and on skis. He fluently speaks eight languages, including Icelandic, which is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages to master. He is an avid skydiver. He designs spacecraft for NASA. He has been in no less than twenty-one feature films and is considered the world's leading authority on the healing properties of snake venom. He has built a popular reputation as a funnyman, appearing in cameo roles on various popular television shows primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and is the author of sixteen books about achieving one's potential. He is a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in combat, for which he was awarded two purple hearts, and is a personal life coach to celebrities and notable figures worldwide. In his spare time he enjoys music, bicycles, writing, and spending time with his family. In other words, he's totally perfect, so don’t worry about it.

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