Oops. I added another bike. This one is a Surly Steamroller, and it’s pretty basic. I didn’t change much, but I did steal the 35mm WTB All-Terrainasarus tyres off of the Gunnar, used the original c. 1994 105 aero levers off of the Trek, and found some old SPD pedals in the garage.
The plan is to commute to work this winter to spare the Gunnar and Trek the indignity of commuting in the rain, and spare me the tedium of draining water from the Gunnar’s chainstays and bottom bracket after every ride.
Impressions of the Surly Steamroller:
- The stock brake blocks are terrible. I like brakes that work, so I’m going to swap them for some Dura Ace cartridges and pads.
- The weird/bent WTB saddle isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
- 165mm cranks on a 56cm frame is a strage spec; 170-175mm cranks would have been more sane.
- No rear brake cable guides/stops or downtube cage mount. Really? At least the brake bridge and fork crown are drilled.
My solution for the lack of cable stops or guides: