Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Bikes: Handbuild steelframe racer shimano 105/ultegra mix, Kildemoes alu frame hybrid
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Hi! I´m new to CX only have regular roadbikes, but I wanna start a build project with a cx bike, and thought this would be the place for a few tech questions.
Have only ever tried caliper and v-brakes, how is the feel of canti brakes? Do they they make a lot of noise like v-brakes have a tendency to? I´ve read somewhere that they were tricky to set up by yourself is that true? What´s the difference between long and short canti´s?
I´ve seen some bikes have xtra brakelevers on top of the handlebar -neat! - how does one install these?
Is there any advantage to using mtb specific deraillers (especially rear).
How wide a tyre can a cxp33 rim take, is it possible to put on a 32-35mm cross tyre for winter conditions or should I go for an extra wheelset with wider rims for heavy conditions?
I´m planning to go double in front with 38/48 and 13-26 in rear (my roadbike is 39/53 12-21) is that to high a gearing?
Thanks in advance!