Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Back To School!

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Photo submitted by Mike Oakes, “The bike may be of interest to readers. It’s a new Surly Straggler that, along with the awesome mechanics at my LBS ‘The Hub Bike Coop, I converted to a single speed and tweaked out. The bike has cool stuff: Hope SS hubs mounted to super strong Velocity Blunt rims, SRAM Rival 180 mm cranks, Nitto flat bars with Avid brake levers, SKS fenders, Tubus Evo rack for Ortlieb Downtowner briefcase bag. As a professor (of Public Health) I ride all over campus with this bomber rig. Thought it’d be fun to show off. The statue is of our university mascot, Goldie the Gopher :)”

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Comments

pdxfixed - 08/23/14 - 12:47pm

Surly has a blog post specifically discussing how it is possible to mount racks and fenders together on a Straggler, they never claim that you can’t.

superfreak - 08/23/14 - 12:53pm

nice build. looks bomb proof!

S - 08/23/14 - 1:48pm

42cm? Is that the chainstay length?

Terry - 08/23/14 - 2:48pm

me thinks that is a 62 or 64cm frame. no biggie, nice buildup Mike!

Ajax - 08/23/14 - 3:46pm

This is the greatest ever user-submitted photo ever! I love it! Fantastic! It looks like the gopher is about the right size for that bike too!

Name - 08/23/14 - 4:22pm

Avid makes the best shift levers

Tom - 08/23/14 - 6:52pm

Go Gophers! Hockey season is just around the corner!

Anon - 08/25/14 - 4:13pm

Single speed with shift levers and a 42 cm frame with 180 mm cranks. Y’all guys have some weird stuff going on at the hub

bsimon - 08/25/14 - 4:59pm

The Hub is notorious for building get the unexpected. Don’t hate on creativity.

Mitch Hoffman - 08/26/14 - 12:48am

A) the Hub rocks
2) gophers
4) twin cities is where it’s at for cycling

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