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Catherine came to us looking for a bike that would tick a number of important criteria she wanted in a bike. After having a long discussion with our assistant-manager Ollie, they ended up deciding that a Surly Cross-Check would be a good choice, due to its rugged flexible design, and sturdy nature. However, on inspection of the stock complete Surly Cross-Check, there were a few elements that didn’t fit the bill, such as the bar-end shifters and mountain bike components. Therefore a custom build was in order!

The finished product came up a treat, highlights include Dura-Ace down tube shifters, Schwalbe Marathon tyres, FSA Handle Bars and Stem, and some Cane Creek levers. Full specs and pictures below.

If you’re after a custom build, just give our approachable sales staff a bell, and we can find the bike for you or build you your own custom dream bike around a number of frame options, from SurlySoma, and others. Drop in for a chat.

Complete Bike Part List
Frame: Surly Crosscheck Frame 52cm Grey
Fork: Surly Crosscheck Grey
Crankset: Shimano Sora Crankset 46-34 170mm
Handlebars: FSA Handlebar Vero Compact 31.8 x400
Gear Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 Down Tube Shifter Braze On
Headset: FSA Headset Orbit Equipe 1 1/18 Black
Stem: FSA Stem S-16B 90mm Black
Tubes: Schwable Tubes av17
Grips: Dolce Sport Bel 175 Black Grips
Brakes: Tektro CR520 Canti Caliper Brakes Black
Tyres: Schwable Tyre Marathon 700×28
Seatpost: Seat Pillar Microadjust 27.2mm 400mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Bottom Bracket SM-BB52 Deore 68/73mm
Brake Inner: Shimano Brake Cable Road
Brake Outer: Shimano Brake Casing
Chain: Shimano 9speed CN-HG93 Ultegra / XT Chain
Cassette: Shimano Cassette 9sp 11-28 CS-HG300
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sore Derailleur Rear 3500 Black 9 Speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Double Sore FD-3500
Brake Levers: Tektro Levers RL340
Wheels: 700c Novatect Hubs Blk with 36 Hole Alex DM18 RimsHubs
Rim Tape: Zefal Rim Tape


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