When a simple bike is done right, every ride puts a smile on your face. Surly's Steamroller is one such bike. It started long ago with the idea of using a track bike as a quick-getaway machine in urban landscapes and has evolved into the slightly more road-oriented, steel-framed city skipper it is today. The Steamroller is built from 4130 chromoly for durability and pleasant ride qualities, and trades Surly's typical commuter-friendly touches for straightforward performance. You get a fixed/free rear hub and alloy crank with 45/18 gearing, Tektro road caliper brakes, a comfortable Dimension Arc swept-back handlebar, and 700 x 32 Continental Contact tires — everything you need for dodging potholes, taking impromptu shortcuts, and carving your way through the downtown hustle.
|Frame||Surly Steamroller 100% 4130 CroMoly steel. Double-butted main triangle . TIG-welded. ED Coated|
|Fork||4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed flat crown that is drilled to accept a standard-reach (47–57mm) caliper brake. It has clearance for 700c x 38mm tires. There are no eyelets at the dropouts|
|Headset||Cane Creek custom 5 series|
Front: 100mm bolt-on
Rear: 120mm bolt-on
|Rims/Wheels||Alex Adventurer 2|
|Hubs||Surly Ultra New, 32h, black; fixed/free rear|
|Tires||Continental Contact, 700c x 32mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano UN-26|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Lida, 18t, 3/32"|
|Brake Levers||Tektro CL-520 RS, black|
|Brakes||Tektro R539 road caliper|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||Promax SP-2010|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I changed the 700 x 28 tires that came with the bike to 700 x 32C Panaracer Messengers. The fixie allows the rider to maintain a consistent pedal stroke. Good for the exercise.