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    The Rabbi seely's Avatar
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    Goin old skool this year...

    So I decided rather than racing my mountain bike in cross this year, I'm going for an old school build. I have a fixed gear conversion, 57cm (just a hair small, so perfect for cross) Azuki chromoly frame with gobs of tire clearance, and a set of flip/flop hubs on *red* Mavic MA3's. I just acquired some Mafac Racer centerpulls and levers in a trade, and have a Nitto Technomics stem and Radonneur 44cm bar on my touring bike I plan to pull off. I'm going to run it SS with something just a tooth over 2:1. I'm stoked. I think it will be a fun, solid bike, and since I don't really care about winning it should serve my purposes. Can't wait for my broken hand to heal and cross season to start!
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    That sounds like fun.

    Post pics.

    Ron

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    yeah that sounds good. but agree, we want photos.

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    The more CX races I see, the more I think that the best CXer has no more than an 8spd in the back and maybe a double in the front.

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    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
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    ^^ thats why I refuse to get rid of my campy 8 speed

    In fact I wish it was a 5 speed to be honest.

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    Ordered the parts today--pics will follow shortly. I'm torn between my Radonneur and North Road (mustache w/ slight drop) bar... any input?
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Ordered the parts today--pics will follow shortly. I'm torn between my Radonneur and North Road (mustache w/ slight drop) bar... any input?
    North Road! Because you are in a race against poor taste, and you want to win.
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