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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 08-12-08, 01:29 AM   #1
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My new 650B converted Cross Check/lengthy

I just won a 650B converted Cross Check frame set (size 52) on E-bay.

The previous owner says the toe overlap problem is now eliminated
but OFFROAD he was bashing his pedals on rocks quite a bit more because
the conversion lowered the bottom bracket.

I'm mainly going to use it as an all weather commuter,
but also want to ride it on light trails and.......
try a Cyclocross race or two.
Later,if I like it I'll get a dedicated race bike.

I'm going to come in dead last in (at the very least) my 1st couple of races anyhow,
and would rather not have the toe overlap than a higher BB

The only other problem I can see is a lack of tires.
Going to try either the Schwalbe 650B fatties (45mm wide/900g) or the new
Pacenti Quasi-moto's (50.8mm wide/550g)
I know, they're HUGE

Any other idea's,suggestions or problems I'm overlooking?

JM
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i assume you're going to be running this as a freewheel?

i'd definitely put in some practice cornering. when you go into a tight corner, orient your cranks so the inside crank is at 12 o'clock and the outside is at 6. if you do this, the problems associated with pedal strike (either on the front wheel or the ground) are eliminated. plus it's just a good habit to get into now, in case you want to go back to 700s in the future.
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PHOTOS, we need photos.
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PHOTOS, we need photos.
Haven't got it yet,here's the auction
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBaylSAPl.dll...MEWN:lT&ih=001

And here's his write up
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=407467

Just picture it with drop bars
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