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Yep...I did it. I picked up a new Cross Check. She's a real beaut and the color 'beef gravy brown' is very indicative of my personality and riding style: thick and slow.

She'll be my loyal steed when five inches of plush suspension is overkill. She'll be my world to freedom, stress buster, and all around not mountain bike. We'll go to the library together, take my daughter on horizon expanding experiences, and maybe even go to work together.

(We came home together last night and I haven't gotten around to taking off the reflectors yet. But the way people drive in DC metro, I think they might just stay on so I don't become a road slick!)

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i'm sure you'll love it, but that seems pricey.
 

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Nice color......if it's like butterscotch it reminds me of the old Landcruisers.
 

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I slapped on some fenders, pump, water bottle cage. Ripped off goofy fenders. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a rack. We have our REI rebate plus the coupon.

Side not, our rebate is $133 if that tells you how much we shopped there last year. And that was only in dividendable sales... :\
 

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So you got it at REI? They sell Surlys? Didn't know that. But anyway, I'm soooooooooo jealous. I'm looking to build one up, hopefully, this year. I love this year's color, too (beef brown gravy).
 

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Palu - Negative; did not get it at REI. I'm going there tomorrow to pick up some goods for it.

Rob - I said the same thing! Only beef gravy brown is more sensitive to younger members of the household.

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Nice bike! I got my Cross-check this past September and have been commuting to work on it ever since, it's been great!

What kind of pedals are those?
 

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Cool, nice choice.

Think I'm going to go with the Long Haul Trucker from Surly for my commuting bike.
 

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mynamesrob said:
I slapped on some fenders, pump, water bottle cage. Ripped off goofy fenders. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a rack. We have our REI rebate plus the coupon.

Side not, our rebate is $133 if that tells you how much we shopped there last year. And that was only in dividendable sales... :\
You need to get REI Visa +5% on everything including closeout and sell items!
 

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So you got it at REI? They sell Surlys? Didn't know that. But anyway, I'm soooooooooo jealous. I'm looking to build one up, hopefully, this year. I love this year's color, too (beef brown gravy).
They use to be able to special order them, not sure if they still can but might be an option if you want good service and 15% off retail (REI visa)
 

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@ Ultra - They are indeed egg beaters. I did not like them so much for mountain biking so they've been sitting downstairs for about a year and some change. But I absolutely love them for the Cross Check. I just stomp on them and I'm in!

Do you have a rear rack by chance? I'm looking at them but I've got some big feet (size 13) and I want to avoid heel strike.

@ JH - I was considering a Long Haul Trucker as well but I wanted a snappier ride as I'm going to try a cross race when the season starts. Kind of a test my mettle and abuse myself type of deal. :)

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I saw one at a shop and my 5yo daughter said "Daddy, that's a cool brown bike."

She's definitely my kid.

Congrats and ride the "brown color" right out of it.
 
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