I would like to quote a hero of mine, Han Solo, who said " for the point five stuff but that is probably more my fault than the bike.
|The Ogre Crossing the Hennepin Canal|
Here are the top three reasons I like this bike:
Heavy Rear End: trailers, fenders, racks, Rolhoff mounting plate on non-drive side. This baby can do it all.
Things I dislike: Obviously I purchased the bike for many of the reasons listed above. It is a great bike however, there are a couple of minor things that I dislike. These reasons involve rust. When I asked the folks at Surly about this they sent me a info paper on their bikes and rust. Of course they recommend Frame Saver in the frame. For the outside they state that unless you leave it out in the rain, the rust is not damaging. That said I hate rust. I am not sure why, it is offensive I guess. But the Surly full cable housing guides catch water, captures it, and allows for little pools of rust.
As do the all of the little threaded holes for mounting stuff.
Bill and Ted Trailer Mount bolt hole = rust
Fork Blade rack mounting hole = rust
The other thing is this. I am not sure what this is called but there is a hole into the head tube which makes no sense to me.