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    Member Infantryboots's Avatar
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    Cross Check Build...Suggestions

    Building my commuter from the frame up, any suggestions on components? Budget is around $1100

    I want to build a all around commuter. Comute to work, ride with groups, carry weight, and just have fun!
    Last edited by Infantryboots; 06-24-07 at 05:26 PM.

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    If it were me--and I've wanted a CrossCheck for years--I'd get some fairly stout wheels, 36 spoke, with tires at least 28mm tires (actually I'd use 32mm Panaracer Paselas, but I weigh 240) and a Sugino XD triple rank from Rivendell (www.rivbike.com) with 46-36-26 rings and a 12-28 or 13-30 cassette. Brooks saddle, probably a B-17, LX front derailleur and XT rear, bar-end shifters (no real reason for that, except I just like them) and bars 2 to 4 cm wider than you're used to.
    That's how I set up my Atlantis, and I love it.

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    I would look for a deal on some aero wheels like Veolociy Aeroheads - that would look great on a Cross-Check. Thinking about doing that with mine, actually.

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