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Surly Steamroller Photo Superthread!!!

Old 02-26-17, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by oouellette View Post
No me gusta

Is this the "hot pee" edition?
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Old 02-26-17, 10:51 PM
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drink more water lol
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Old 02-27-17, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
This is coming from a guy who stumbled into a Steamroller in the color some folks have described as "bloody stool."
That's an accurate description. The plus side to some of their 'ugly' colors is that not once have I worried about scratching it.

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Old 02-27-17, 09:48 AM
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I think it would look good if built up with the right components,
It doesn't mater how fancy the diapers are, baby poop is still baby poop.
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Old 02-27-17, 02:49 PM
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I feel like Surly just chooses paint for their frames based on which color they can think of a funny/edgy name for.
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Old 02-27-17, 05:21 PM
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I've only seen it in pics, not IRL, but I'm digging the color. I'd love to build it up with silver components (plus maybe black rims) as a townie.
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Old 02-27-17, 06:39 PM
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I like it too. It looks good in person and I'm not quite sure what most people who see it are complaining about.
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Old 02-27-17, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by scoho View Post
I've only seen it in pics, not IRL, but I'm digging the color. I'd love to build it up with silver components (plus maybe black rims) as a townie.
That's what I was thinking - silver components would work much better than the black ones Surly has on their site.
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Old 02-28-17, 12:17 AM
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the colour should be the last consideration when choosing a bike
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Old 02-28-17, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by acoustophile View Post
the colour should be the last consideration when choosing a bike
If you think it should be the last consideration, then you agree that it should in fact be a consideration. And we're all considering it. So ...
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Old 02-28-17, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by acoustophile View Post
the colour should be the last consideration when choosing a bike
This is like saying looks are the last consideration when choosing someone to date.

While other factors are certainly important, visual attraction is usually the first thing that sparks interest. We're only human.
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Old 02-28-17, 09:36 AM
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I only buy bikes that are green.
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Old 02-28-17, 09:52 AM
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Some fresh ones from Blue Lug's Flickr

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Old 02-28-17, 09:54 AM
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That second one pops up all over my Instagram. Its been growing on me. Blue Lug rules.
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My thought was, if they brazed on cable stops they should've post-mounted those Paul Racers while they're at it.

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Old 05-29-17, 10:12 AM
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Hitting the trails. Going to throw on some 32's as soon as I'm done being skid happy. This is my first fixed gear build and it's safe to say that I am completely addicted to riding now.
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Old 05-30-17, 08:05 AM
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Hitting the trails. Going to throw on some 32's as soon as I'm done being skid happy. This is my first fixed gear build and it's safe to say that I am completely addicted to riding now.
I just put 32mm Panaracer Gravelking slicks on mine and they're pretty great so far.
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Old 05-31-17, 11:37 AM
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Skid some gravel on 32s. Guarantee that's more fun than pavement.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:39 AM
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Rounded out the fleet for the foreseeable future this weekend when my Roller arrived. Funny the poster above mentioned green bikes. This is definitely a pee/spicy mustard yellow color outside but takes on an almost green hue when sitting in my apartment under lower light. It's since be de-logo'd and looks even better that way imo.

Overall satisfied with Surly's complete components. Where I wasn't there was an immediate swap as you can see. May try some different saddles and tire sizes but overall -
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Old 06-07-17, 05:51 PM
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Skid some gravel on 32s. Guarantee that's more fun than pavement.
Oh trust me I do! I've since put on some 32 Victoria Pros (which look like 28mm) and I have had to force myself to stop skidding on pavement because I ripped through my last Rando in about 2 weeks, but I enjoyed every second of it! I'm loving my build so far. Just put a reissue Turbo seat on, which felt like an ass hatchet at first and took a few days to dial in right. Next up will be a new stem and bars and then some new cranks. My Truvativ cranks are better than the Retrospec cranks I was using before I knew better, but the Power Spline Bottom Bracket is garbage.
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Old 08-29-17, 03:03 PM
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Surly Steamrollin'

Love me some Drink More Water Yellow Steamroller action. Currently rolling on some 25 AW1s, but I'm excited to throw some 32s on it.
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Old 08-30-17, 12:40 PM
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New changes

sorry for the **** photos, wont let me post URLs. New Omniums with a All city pursuit 47t ring. New FSA mtb bars. 35c Vittoria on the back and a 32c on the front. This bike is a blast to ride!
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Old 08-30-17, 01:38 PM
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Get you a chrome stem stat! Dig it man.
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Old 08-30-17, 08:31 PM
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I was out at my LBS today to get one but instead got a used black Ritchey setback seat post for $15 bucks!
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Old 09-01-17, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by KogSnob View Post
I was out at my LBS today to get one but instead got a used black Ritchey setback seat post for $15 bucks!
Why? Now you're gonna have to get new cranks and rims! Matchy Matchy!
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