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Surly Steamroller Photo Superthread!!!

Old 01-22-18, 08:39 AM
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^ @50voltphantom Does that make two for you? One for CX/Gravel one for pavement?

The new grey is hot.
My maroon one was stolen.
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Old 01-22-18, 08:40 AM
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My maroon one was stolen.
Bike thieves can burn.
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Old 02-28-19, 01:41 PM
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Who's that riding a 'Roller?

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Old 03-01-19, 06:34 AM
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What kinda bike shop would let him walkout with only a rear brake? Methinks demographics say Beto is weak with hipsters.
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Old 03-01-19, 12:16 PM
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What kinda bike shop would let him walkout with only a rear brake? Methinks demographics say Beto is weak with hipsters.
Maybe I'm missing something.... who said a shop had anything to do with his brake situation?
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Old 03-04-19, 07:11 AM
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maybe i'm missing something.... Who said a shop had anything to do with his brake situation?
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Old 04-09-19, 11:31 PM
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WTB: Surly Steamroller

HI. I'm after an old 56cm Surly Steamroller with a 1" head tube for a threaded fork. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-19, 08:17 AM
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HI. I'm after an old 56cm Surly Steamroller with a 1" head tube for a threaded fork. Thanks.
Sorry to rain on your parade, but IIRC - 2002 or so was the last year that 'Rollers took 1" quill stems, so you have your work cut out for you...

Since it is so unlikely to find one, may I suggest that you look at alternatives? Like a Soma Rush, which AFAIAC fits in the same general niche as a SR, but does have a 1" head tube, and while I'm not positive what fork it comes with now - I do know for a fact that at some time in the recent past it did have a threaded fork.

If you are absolutely stuck on getting a Steamroller, which I can understand from having had one myself that I passed to my son who has been riding the hell out of for years now...and must have a quill, and don't mind using an extra doohickey to get your quill stem - Soma does have a weirdly cool little item they call the Quill-inator that is the reverse of the usual quill-to-threadless adaptor and actually lets you put a quill stem into a threadless fork.

Or you might consider a 1-1/8" quill-look stem like VeloOrange's Tall Stack. I'm not sure if its the original or not but there are also several other manufacturers offering other versions of the same theme at various price points. I use the VO model on my only 1-1/8" threadless steertube bike and it is not bad looking at all, in fact I even get an occasional compliment on it.

Good luck...
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Old 04-10-19, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Sorry to rain on your parade, but IIRC - 2002 or so was the last year that 'Rollers took 1" quill stems, so you have your work cut out for you...

Since it is so unlikely to find one, may I suggest that you look at alternatives? Like a Soma Rush, which AFAIAC fits in the same general niche as a SR, but does have a 1" head tube, and while I'm not positive what fork it comes with now - I do know for a fact that at some time in the recent past it did have a threaded fork.

If you are absolutely stuck on getting a Steamroller, which I can understand from having had one myself that I passed to my son who has been riding the hell out of for years now...and must have a quill, and don't mind using an extra doohickey to get your quill stem - Soma does have a weirdly cool little item they call the Quill-inator that is the reverse of the usual quill-to-threadless adaptor and actually lets you put a quill stem into a threadless fork.

Or you might consider a 1-1/8" quill-look stem like VeloOrange's Tall Stack. I'm not sure if its the original or not but there are also several other manufacturers offering other versions of the same theme at various price points. I use the VO model on my only 1-1/8" threadless steertube bike and it is not bad looking at all, in fact I even get an occasional compliment on it.

Good luck...
Thank you. I definitely require a 1" threaded fork with the loose ball cup and cone bearing system and a quill stem. I know that The Soma Rush has that and that it has the most clearance of new track bikes that have that have 1" head tubes. But I want the old Surly SR for even more tire clearance. I've seen pictures of Surly SRs with like 26 x 2.1" mountain bike tires. That wouldn't lower the bottom bracket because of the size of the tire. That would be so sweet of a bike to me. I could also have a wheel set with 650b x 45mm tires on it. Then of course the 700 x 38mm tires. So that's like a 3 in 1 do everything bike with the 1" head tube I require.

Soma says that you can't put 650b tires on the Rush because you really can't go any wider with them on their frame, so that would lower the bottom bracket too much.

So with the Surly SR, I'd have a bike with my required 1" threaded fork, loose ball headset and quill stem, and it could "mountain" bike, do urban duty and everything in between

But like you said they haven't made them for a super long time, so I probably won't be able to find one that is "like new." So I think I'll just get a Soma Rush with the loose ball bearings, and the decent tire clearance and just stick with the 700x32 tires and forget about my dream loose ball bearing all in one bike Surly SR.
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Old 04-13-19, 01:14 PM
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^^^I can't figure out whether the quill stem or loose ball headset is more more important to you, but it makes no sense to me to put those small bits above the frame itself in your decision. However, rather than pollute this pic thread with more gibberish - I'll just once again wish you good luck...you are going to need it. And since I'm already here, might as well try to get things back on track with a pic of what is my son's 'Roller now, back when it was still mine years ago and I ran it with 35mm CX tires as a FG MTB



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Old 04-16-19, 11:54 AM
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So many nice iterations of the same frame here, I've checked the whole thing twice now, and soon will have one of my own to share :-)
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