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Surly ''Creamroller'' Steamroller

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2010 Surly Steamroller, 53cm

Salsa Short & Shallow (44cm) / Thomson X4 stem (100mm, +/- 10 degs.)

Surly Steamroller fork (4130 CroMoly) / Cane Creek S-8

IRO "Cold Fusion" rims 32h / IRO sealed-bearing hubs / Panaracer Pasela TourGuard (700x32c)

IRO "Cold Fusion" rims 32h / IRO sealed-bearing hubs / Panaracer Pasela TourGuard (700x32c)

SRAM S300 1.1 GXP Crankset (170mm crank arms) / Supplied SRAM/Truvativ GXP bearings

Selle Italia Turbo 1980 re-issue / Thomson Elite (250mm, 27.2mm, 0mm setback)

Shimano M540 / SRAM PC-830

Tektro R538 (Mid-Reach, 47mm - 57mm) / Cane Creek SCR-5 Aero

Currently 48/18 ...this is my third or fourth fixed gearing set-up and I think this is my favorite so far given the size of the tires (700x32c)

This was the first time that I had ever bought a frameset and built it completely from the ground-up, part-by-part. I had wanted this frameset since I first started to getting into cycling and purchased my IRO Mark V. It was one of those things where I had always wondered "what if...". After acquiring and riding quite a few different bicycles, I realized that the fit of the Steamroller was just a tad better than my IRO Mark V and so I bought and built up this bicycle and sold the Mark V.

People who friended this bike jwick, dytw, campystamp, thegrither, the fumingator, axe_somebody, Mu_Empire, parkman14, per.k

Lovin' your setup, is that

Lovin' your setup, is that freewheel that you put on?

I originally set it up fixed

I originally set it up fixed since that was what my IRO Mark V (this bike is replacing the IRO) was set-up as for years. However, just the other day I decided to switch it up and flip it over to the freewheel side. Same gearing just freewheel instead of fixed. I'll probably go back and forth based on which style I prefer to ride that day. Thanks for the comment! I'm planning on putting Salsa's new "Pro Road" dropbars as soon as I get the money for them. They have a little shorter reach and a little shallower drop.

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