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Surly Steamroller Tracklocross Build

Surly Steamroller Tracklocross Build

Surly has its fingerprints all over the crime scene, like many niche trends that come into cycling or back into cycling if you check the history of tracklocross article. The Steamroller, for many people, is the archetypical wide tyred fixed gear machine. Just ask the Kilo WT. As you can imagine, a model that has been around for 20 years and barely changed, the Steamroller has a cult following, but is it worthy of that following?

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Another Scottish Tracklocross Ride

Another little jaunt on the tracklocross bike, to be honest, though this one may be more considered a fixed gear ride. I ride alongside the Forth and Clyde canal as it meanders between Clydebank and Bowling. I was off to look at the new Bowline active travel path and assess future group ride routes.

2021

2021

2021 on a personal level for me, has been shite. Just not that great at all. There have been struggles at every corner. Personal struggles with my ex. Healthcare issues, physical and mental. Relationship issues. Now, the charity, well, a CIC, but no one really seems to understand the difference, that I get in the way of running has had a loss of £30k of bikes. Given that bikes cost that now, this may not seem like a lot. In the grand scheme of things, it isn’t, but beyond the monetary value, these bikes inspired hope in many young people, which has now been whipped away.

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Decathlon  Elops 500- A Super Cheap Tracklocross Bike?

Decathlon Elops 500- A Super Cheap Tracklocross Bike?

One of my most successful posts has been discussing frames for tracklocross, and I was raking about for other examples the other day. I came across the Elops 500 from Decathlon, a complete single speed for £250/€230. A bike that could get you started for less than half the price of any of the frames on my list.

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Scottish Tracklocross Adventures

Scottish Tracklocross Adventures

I went off on a bit of an adventure around the Three Lochs Way on the Squid/BLB SO-EZ at the weekend. Being an idiot, I managed to forget my camera and Go-Pro and also to charge my phone. Documentation was, therefore, a bit of an issue. I guess it is true what they say about preparation.

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Track Frames With Clearance for Tracklocross – Part 2

Track Frames With Clearance for Tracklocross – Part 2

The first part of the guide to frames for tracklocross has proven to be a bit of a hit, and I’ve also had people send me other options and frames to look at and see what I think. Now, I’ve started to compile a second guide so that we don’t end up with a massive mess of a post.

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