In the beginning, Surly made frames, and they were good. Then we made parts. Those were good too. One day we offered a complete bike built around our Cross Check frame. It was good and lots of people bought one and rode it and told others. Surly grew strong like ox! One day we said “Hey Vern! What if we did us a nuther complete bike er two! Guh-huh!” And so we did. And here they are.