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Old 05-14-07, 10:12 PM   #1
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A Child of the Forums (**Photos**)

Here is one of my latest builds, a true product of the forums. I pulled a lot of info on this site for this build: How to butcher the saddle, how to break in the saddle, where to find handlebar shims, why to try the midge bars, why run reverse levers, how well the wheelset would hold up, what is the best setup from a single ring up front, how nashbar carbon fork is identical to winwoods, why bar-ends shifters over brifters, how to shave off teeth to turn an old chainring into a bashguard, how to do routine maintenance on Ksyrium Elite hubs, and finally, could I route my shifter cable all the way under the wraps. Soo...thanks everyone! This is what this forum is for and here is it's child.





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Old 05-15-07, 12:32 AM   #2
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That's a very nice looking CrossCheck. How's she ride?

Enjoy the hell out of that bike.
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Old 05-15-07, 02:50 AM   #3
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WOW, that is a Beast. I mean that in a good way. I love it. How do the handlebars work? I was thinking about a set. Keep up the good work.

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Old 05-15-07, 07:29 AM   #4
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soooweet. enjoy!
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Old 05-15-07, 07:57 AM   #5
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wow, that bike turned out amazingly well! great build. have fun with it!
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Old 05-15-07, 08:45 AM   #6
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thats hot

those bars look sweet how do they ride?
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Old 05-15-07, 06:13 PM   #7
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Sweet sweet sweet bike.

Glad to see that you chose to run the Midge bars. They're awesome, eh?

One tip: you may find that you spend most of your time in the drops. If you lower back starts to complain, try a stem with 20-25 degrees of rise. (Nice to see that you've already got plenty of height on your steerer.) The flats of the bars may seem to be strangely higher than you're used to seeing, but it's the position of the drops relative to your saddle that's key.

Have fun on that seriously awesome bike.
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Old 05-15-07, 08:42 PM   #8
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+1 on Midge Bars. Love-love-love 'em. Really, really solid bar. Great in the drops, great on the hoods.

Nice build, BTW
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Old 05-15-07, 09:08 PM   #9
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Holy bike porn. Love how it's all black. Sleek.

So what tires are those? And how do you like that fork? I've been toying with the idea of replacing the aluminum fork on my Poprad, but don't want to spend $450 for an Alpha Q.
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Old 05-15-07, 09:15 PM   #10
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Wow. I never thought I would look at a Brooks saddle and think "bad ass". That's one mean looking bike, nice work indeed!
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Old 05-18-07, 08:18 PM   #11
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how much does it cost to put something like this together? And how can I do it?
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Old 05-20-07, 08:38 AM   #12
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Very cool build. 1,456 is a steal for such a pimp bike.
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Old 05-26-07, 06:24 PM   #13
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Best..chosscheck...ever :drool:
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Old 05-26-07, 07:54 PM   #14
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Best..chosscheck...ever :drool:
Isn't it though? I forgot what this thread was about so it was a nice surprise to see these pics again.
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Old 05-26-07, 09:24 PM   #15
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Very nice!!! I would love to see full res images.
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That setback seatpost is cool. I've heard people complain they can't mount their Brooks far enough back on normal posts.
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Quick question: I noticed that the front Der. clamp on the seat tube has been converted to a some sort of guard that keeps the chain from popping off the front ring (on the other side of the bashguard). What is this other "guard" or part called? Is it home made or can I purchase that? I would like to put that on my singlespeed CX build and urban fixie as well.


Hey, you can actually make several copies and sell this bike design for good money. It's a good looking commuter/firetrail assault ride.
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Quick question: I noticed that the front Der. clamp on the seat tube has been converted to a some sort of guard that keeps the chain from popping off the front ring (on the other side of the bashguard). What is this other "guard" or part called? Is it home made or can I purchase that? I would like to put that on my singlespeed CX build and urban fixie as well.


Hey, you can actually make several copies and sell this bike design for good money. It's a good looking commuter/firetrail assault ride.
http://jensonusa.com/store/product/C...ain+Guide.aspx
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Old 05-29-07, 08:09 AM   #19
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That is tight, indeed! Now I know what to aspire to.
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Nice!

What size frame is this? How tall are you? What's your inseam?

Just curious, as this frame looks to be approximately the right size for me.
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It's actually an N-Gear Jumpstop. Much, much better than the Dog Fang. Cost about the same as well.
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Old 05-30-07, 12:15 AM   #22
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Nice!

What size frame is this? How tall are you? What's your inseam?

Just curious, as this frame looks to be approximately the right size for me.
I'm 5'9" with a 32.5" inseam barefoot. The frame is a 52cm.

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Sweet, thanks for the info. I'm definitely installing the Jumpstop on my fixie build up.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:21 PM   #24
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Sweet, thanks for the info. I'm definitely installing the Jumpstop on my fixie build up.
If you're running fixed or singlespeed you don't need any type of retention device, just proper chain tension.
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Nice build!

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That setback seatpost is cool. I've heard people complain they can't mount their Brooks far enough back on normal posts.
The Thomson setback is actually only 16mm. It looks like a lot because of the angled tube, but it's less than a lot of typical offset posts, which are closer to 20mm. But, of course, every post is different.
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