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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 02-23-06, 02:03 PM   #1
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Czech Favorit Cro-Moly frame for cross?

Hey, does anyone out there have an opinion on using a Czech-made Favorit cro-moly frame for cyclocross?? I found a funky little bike store where the old dude swears by these frames. He's willing to do a custom build for me for REALLY cheap (with decent shimano or campy components, although some would be used). The frame looks "vintage" (it is kinda old) but solid.

I found another place that would sell me a 05 Kona Jake (new) for about 250 more...although its perhaps a cm smaller than i would normally ride (it's the only one they have in stock, but also a good price compared to other 05 jakes i've seen).

Probably I would get a better fit with the used one and better components (although used), but the new one is just that--new!

Any opinions would be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 02-25-06, 11:53 AM   #2
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check this out...
http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-86248

I would probably go with the used
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Old 02-25-06, 03:03 PM   #3
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Well for 250 more you get what sounds like a way better bike, I don't know if czech bikes are like czech cars, but it doesn't sound that great.
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Old 02-27-06, 01:12 AM   #4
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Well for 250 more you get what sounds like a way better bike.
hows that?
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