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Old 07-22-10, 07:48 AM   #1
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cyclocross frame

I was thinking about what it would take to build a Cx bike as far as rear tire clearance. bent CS's, wider BB shell, or what? I'm sure that a MTB BB will have incorrect angles for a Cx.

Or does a standard road BB have enough clearance?

I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I was just curious and couldn't seem to find any info on it.

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Old 07-22-10, 09:00 AM   #2
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Look up Richard Sachs' site, where he also has his "formula" in the articles or somewhere.
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Old 07-22-10, 01:04 PM   #3
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I guees it depends- usually when you hear someone say "I want a cross frame" they are looking for something closer to a mtb than a real cyclocross bike. But the answer to your question is yes, a standard BB will work.....for the TRUE cross frame.
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