Surly Cross-Check with 7-speed internally geared hub

Built August, 2005

Frame and fork: Surly Cross-Check, 62cm, black [manufacturer's specifications]

Rear Hub Shimano Nexus Inter-7 Hub SG-7R46 36h
Front Hub Shimano 105 HB5501 32h silver (w/ Kryptonite locking skewer)
Rear Rim Velocity Aerohead 700c 36h
Front Rim Velocity Aerohead 700c 32h
Rear Spokes DT Competition 2.0/1.8 x 282mm spoke x 36
Front Spokes DT Competition 2.0/1.8 x 295mm spoke x 32
Tires Panaracer T-Serv 700x32 Kevlar black
Pedals Shimano PD-M324 Clipless/Clip (used from my last bike)
Cranks Sugino Single Speed 175 130mm alloy
Chainring Sugino 48T (came with crank set)
Cog 21T (came with hub)
Chain conneX 808 7.2mm silver chain
Bottom Bracket 68 x 113 Shimano UN53 square tapered
Brakes Avid Shorty 6 cantilever
Brake Levers Cane Creek SCR-5 aero brake levers black
Shifter Nexus 7-spd Thumbshifter ST-7S20
Handlebars Salsa Poco 44cm
Bar Tape Cinelli Gel black cork tape
Stem Salsa MotoAce SUL 26.0 80mm 115-deg Black 1-1/8" threadless
Headset Cane Creek S-3 1-1/8" black threadless
Seatpost American Classic 27.2 x 350mm 2-piece black
Saddle Brooks leather B17 standard, black with black rails
Fenders SKS P45 black fenders 700c/45mm
Lock OnGuard 2006 Pitbull Mini
Water Bottle Cage American Classic Black

Including accessories and taxes, this bike cost me about $875 (everything paid at cost)

Phase 1: Laying Out the Parts


Part 2: Frame and Fork Manipulation

Quad Bikes doesn't have every tool I needed, so I made a visit to Broadway Bicycle School to rent their headset press, crownrace setter and threadless nut setter and to get some pointers on how to use them.

Part 3: Construction

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