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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 09-20-07, 10:59 PM   #1
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I Just Bought This:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=011

Good Buy? Bad Buy? I'm just looking to get in to cyclocross, thinking of it as a singlespeed build, perhaps.
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Old 09-20-07, 11:28 PM   #2
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Quite possibly the flexiest frame you'll ever ride. Light for its time, but nothing more than a relic...
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Old 09-20-07, 11:56 PM   #3
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I think it's cool. Turn it into a single.
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Old 09-21-07, 03:46 AM   #4
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No lateral stiffness to speak of, especially if you're used to a modern frame feel. And check the bottom bracket area around the lugs for cracks. I've seen frames with cracks just painted over and sold off quick....

Otherwise, you could build up a cool looking SS/FG.
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Old 09-21-07, 08:07 AM   #5
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i'm thinking of it as a trial bike, for before the iro groupbuy.
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Old 09-21-07, 09:04 AM   #6
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i think it looks sweet. would work well ss or geared. dunno about stiffness, and of course inspect it around the lugs, but it sounds like it'll serve your purpose well.
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Old 09-21-07, 10:27 AM   #7
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Yeah, build that sucker and start spanking people on all this new aluminum and carbon stuff.
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Old 09-21-07, 10:53 AM   #8
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Nice frame. Don't worry about stiffness and your back will thank you after an hour of cross racing
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Old 09-22-07, 08:09 AM   #9
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Nice buy. Those are great frames. The National cyclocross champ road one of those back in the 70's. Cant remember his name.
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i saw a dude on one of these at the race this weekend. he kicked ass.
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