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Olympia Cycle & Ski, 1813 Portage Ave

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Surly Traveller's Check

Thinking of a versatile travel bike? The Surly Traveller's Check just might be what you're after. We have a previously loved 54 cm version in stock and waiting to find a new home. Actually, in the interest of full disclosure (and good salesmanship) we should say that the bike is owned by one of our staff, so you can be assured it's been treated well and is in superb shape.

For those who don't know, the Traveller's Check utilizes the venerable Cross Check frame but adds the industry standard S+S couplers to the top and down tubes so the frame can be broken down into two pieces and packed into much smaller than normal dimensions. This is a huge space saver when travelling and may also help you avoid those nasty airline luggage surcharges. For more info on the technology behind S+S couplers go to

The custom build we have for sale and pictured above is a pretty sweet package deal that includes fenders, rack, and a host of upgrades over the stock Cross Check - see further below for more details. It's touring or commuter ready and while it's not built with cable splitters (for complete disassembly of the two frame halves) the splitters are included.

If you're looking for a very versatile, do almost anything bike AND you like the idea of easy portability this bike might be just for you. At $1350 we doubt it will stick around for long.

Build includes Tiagra 9 speed drivetrain, Dura Ace bar end shifters, cyclocross outboard bearing crankset, Mavic rims / Deore hubs, fenders and rack.