Sunday, March 16, 2014

Surly Cross Check tweaks

After a few rides on the Cannondale I went back to the Cross-Check for a commute last week and found that I was cramped in the cockpit.  In fact, I could just feel the difference and knew exactly what I needed to remedy the situation.  A longer stem obviously but also one with a little angle to, too.  The 35 mm stem I had would make the bars higher but wouldn't move them forward and what I needed was for them to move up a little and about an inch forward.

I ended up with a 17 degree, 130mm stem that I got off Amazon.  I got my money back from the FSA Seatpost debacle and used that to pick up this new stem.  Angle and size were perfect but the only funny thing was that the company logo on the stem was upside down.  Looking back at the order the picture has it right but then again that was the same picture as the 100mm stem which I bought for the Spot a couple of months ago.  Frankly, I don't care because it works for me and that's all that matters.

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