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fore 11-28-05 11:14 PM

I may as well...

http://chris.onegear.com/imgdump/poprad1.jpg
http://chris.onegear.com/imgdump/poprad2.jpg

Frame/fork: 2006 LeMond Poprad, 52cm.
Headset: Cane Creek S6
Stem: Salsa SUL 120mm, 17deg. I want to change this out for a 130mm Bontrager Race X Lite. Soon.
Bars: Salsa Bell Lap, 42cm (I think. 40cm maybe.)
Seatpost: Bontrager Race X Lite
Saddle: WTB Somethingorother. This'll be replaced soon also. Maybe with a Fizik Arione.
BB: Truvativ Giga Pipe. I don't like this, but it works.
Cranks: FSA Gossamer Cross. AFAIK, this isn't made anymore.
Rear Wheel: Bontrager Race. This'll get changed out for something a little lighter down the road.
Front Wheel: American Classic / Velocity Aerohead, 28h. this belongs on my road bike, but it's doing dual-duty right now since this bike doesn't have a front wheel of it's own. Whatever I wind up getting will match what I replace the rear with.
Brakes: Paul Neo-Retro
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra
Front Der: Shimano 105
Pedals: Time ATAC XS
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-25
Tires: Kenda Kwick, 35mm
Misc: Avid Rollamajig.

Yes, I know the shifters look out of alignment. They are. Those photos were taken before the bike was fully built. If you look closely you can also see that the steerer is uncut.

peregrine 11-30-05 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by fore
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Tires: Kenda Kwick, 35mm
...

What do you think of the tires? I have Kenda Kwick 700x30 and haven't had problems so far (2 months) but I've read some bad reviews.

ken661 12-09-05 09:23 PM

If you are still trying to convert you mtb to a cyclocross bike:
1st: If you just want downturned handle bars any bike shop can do that. You just need to buy a new handle bar and new shifters and pay for the labor.

2nd: I you want to convert your wheels to 700c then you have to buy new wheels, find long brake arms (your current mtb brake arms won't work), as well as convert the handle bar and shifters

fore 12-10-05 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peregrine
What do you think of the tires? I have Kenda Kwick 700x30 and haven't had problems so far (2 months) but I've read some bad reviews.

Not so bad in my experience. I've only raced on them once. I originally bought them for bike polo, and they seemed to work great for that. I'd also use them for winter commuting and i didn't have many problems.

With that said, they're a bit worn, and I'll probably be switching to something else when I replace them. I'm not sure what, though.

isotopesope 12-15-05 02:52 PM

ok, here's my new 'cross bike...

http://static.flickr.com/12/70264971_7594b4ce9e.jpg

douglas project cross: easton ultra-lite aluminum frame, cromo fork. ultegra ten, avid shorty 6's, salsa 'cross levers, fsa gossamer cranks 48/38, fsa os-140 stem and rd-200 bars, easton/velomax sagitta wheelset, thomson seatpost, ritchie speedmax tires...

i've been doing a ton of single track with it and would like to give 'cross racing a try. it's pretty dialed in, but i really want to try a fork mounted cable hanger because i'm getting a ton of fork vibration desipite all my toe tweaking... i'd also like to ditch the 12-23 cassette i have for perhaps a 25 or 27... blah blah blah

Merckx Rider 12-17-05 11:25 AM

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Here it is. I'll get some better pics posted when I'm done setting up the bike. I'm waiting on a single ring set up so ignore the huge chainring. I'm also waiting on some Eggbeater pedals.




Frame/fork: 2006 Ridley Crossbow, 52 cm
Headset: FSA
Stem: Ritchey Pro 100mm.
Bars: Ritchey Pro, as wide as I could get em!!
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Fizik Alainte
BB: Veloce
Cranks: Veloce, but waiting on chainrings from TA through LBS for a single ring set up.
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5's, reasonable price and can take a ton of abuse
Brakes: Paul Neo-Retro
Shifters: Campy Veloce 10's
Rear Der: Campy Centaur 10's
Front Der: none right now, but Campy Centaur on standby when I want the double chainrings.
Pedals: cheapo shimano's until I can get some crank bros. eggbeaters
Cassette: Campy Chorus 12-25
Tires: Michelin Cyclo Cross Jet

jpearl 12-26-05 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isotopesope
ok, here's my new 'cross bike...

http://static.flickr.com/12/70264971_7594b4ce9e.jpg

douglas project cross: easton ultra-lite aluminum frame, cromo fork. ultegra ten, avid shorty 6's, salsa 'cross levers, fsa gossamer cranks 48/38, fsa os-140 stem and rd-200 bars, easton/velomax sagitta wheelset, thomson seatpost, ritchie speedmax tires...

i've been doing a ton of single track with it and would like to give 'cross racing a try. it's pretty dialed in, but i really want to try a fork mounted cable hanger because i'm getting a ton of fork vibration desipite all my toe tweaking... i'd also like to ditch the 12-23 cassette i have for perhaps a 25 or 27... blah blah blah

Nice bike!!! How do you like those Ritchey tires (and what size are they). I'm looking to get a pair myself for varied paved and dry/hard unpaved surfaces.

juvi-kyle 12-29-05 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by dolface
first build:

frameset: '04 (i think) conquest pro
wheels: shimano 600's laced 3x to mavic open pro cd's
tires: ritchey speedmax cross (700 x 32).
cranks: ultegra double, 53 - 39 (need to get a 46)
cassette: ultegra 9-speed (12-27)
front mech: ultegra
rear mech: ultegra
shifters: ultegra
saddle: selle italia gel
seatpost: pos thomson
bars: salsa bell-lap
stem: no-name
brakes: radius rear (anyone know where to get these? the spring on one of the calipers snapped, and i can't find a replacement ANYWHERE), oryx front
pedals: spd 959

any and all comments and critiques appreciated (i'm normally a fixie rider, so all the gears/brakes business was a little new to me)


why dont I see any pictures?

dolface 01-03-06 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
why dont I see any pictures?

dunno, here it is again

Merckx Rider 01-03-06 04:21 PM

www.cyclocrossworld.com has radius brakes...

dolface 01-04-06 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Merckx Rider
www.cyclocrossworld.com has radius brakes...


i checked w/ them but they're out of stock, and have no plans to get ay more, but thanks for the tip.

(i ended up getting some on ebay last week)

asterisk 01-04-06 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dolface
i checked w/ them but they're out of stock, and have no plans to get ay more, but thanks for the tip.

(i ended up getting some on ebay last week)

This might have been said in prior pages, but On One sells those same brakes and don't seem to run out of stock.

ryan_c 01-06-06 12:43 AM

http://icarus.uic.edu/~rchapp1/image...1541_sized.jpg

My first 'cross bike.
56cm Soma Doublecross, British racing green.
Ultegra 9-sp drivetrain, Dura-Ace bar-end shifters, Truvativ Elita cross cranks, Paul touring cantis and cross levers, WTB grease-guard headset, Salsa cages skewers (its all about the details) and moto-ace Bell Lap bars, Oval stem and post, Brooks B17, SKS fenders, C-dale hubs laced to Mavic CXP-21 rims, Ritchey tires.

I built it for riding paths and trails and doing light touring, haven't put a mile on it yet, but can't wait. I'm really excited to have a cross bike, it seems like it opened up a new realm of possibilities for my riding.

juvi-kyle 01-07-06 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ryan_c
I'm really excited to have a cross bike, it seems like it opened up a new realm of possibilities for my riding.

Nice build, can not wait to have one myself.

Ronsonic 01-08-06 03:19 PM

Got'r done. My first genuine cross bike and a total mutant it is.

Frame is a battle-scarred Redline Conquest retired after helping its previous owner win some championships. Wheels are ancient but barely used 8s Dura-Ace hubs laced to equally old Matrix rims. They're a bit heavy but feel rugged and will do until I lace some sew-up rims on there. I've got Ritchey Speedmax 32s now.

The crank is a single ring D/A with rings homebrewed by the previous owner. Shifters are Mirage 9s Ergo and the rear der is a 105 with the cable hubbubed. Brakes are NOS Suntour XC pros my newly favorite LBS came up with. Bars are Salsa Bell lap and everything is out of some junk box or another except the Specialized BG saddle that came off my main bike because this is now my main bike.

Took it out twice now, mostly off-road single and double track, this is the most confidence I've ever felt on a new bike. It does everything right except for a bit of fork shudder on pavement that I think will go away with some brake adjustment or break in.

It ain't pretty but damn she's fast.

http://web.tampabay.rr.com/ronworld/images/RedlineW.jpg

isotopesope 01-23-06 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpearl
Nice bike!!! How do you like those Ritchey tires (and what size are they). I'm looking to get a pair myself for varied paved and dry/hard unpaved surfaces.

thanks! i believe the tires are 32c... i love them. they are fast on the pavement and hardpack, but corner great in looser stuff. i've been doing a lot of single track with this bike and found the tires hookup well even in fairly loose terrain. sometimes i'm breaking traction on steep climbs, but i associate it with my gearing (48/38 with a 12-23 cassette) more than a tire issue. overall, i think they make a great tire.

jeremyb 01-23-06 12:15 PM

I really like that Douglas, especially the color.

Im surprised to hear youre unable to remove the chatter by playing with the toe in.

good luck
jb

isotopesope 01-24-06 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremyb
I really like that Douglas, especially the color.

Im surprised to hear youre unable to remove the chatter by playing with the toe in.

good luck
jb

well, toe in helped it a quite a bit, but the chatter still there under hard braking. thus far, i've compromised more squeel for less chatter. this weekend i just picked up some koolstop non-cartridge pads for the front so we'll see how that goes. also, i'm no pro mechanic, but i keep all of my bikes running decently well... my road bike and mountain bike brakes are setup ok and function properly... put me in front of some canti's and i start crying like a little girl. they seem so simple, but are so complicated!

ronbridal 02-06-06 10:50 PM

Just got it done so I thought I'd throw some pictures up for all to see. I built the bike up using parts I had from another frame I sold on ebay. I have only been on the road with it so far so I don't know yet what it's like off road. I have a race in a week and a half so I am going out this weekend to mess around with it. I am psyched though, the four races I did in the fall I used a friends spare that was a size 56. This baby's a 52 and actually fits. I'll give you a ride report when I get a chance.

Frame: Ridley Crossbow
Drivetrain: Ultegra/105
Brakes: Avid Shorty 6
Wheels: Shimano R540
Tires: Bontrager CX Jones
Seat Post: Ritchey Pro
Stem: 3T something
Bars: Salsa Pro Rode

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...l/P1010260.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...l/P1010258.jpg

baj32161 02-13-06 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ronbridal
Just got it done so I thought I'd throw some pictures up for all to see. I built the bike up using parts I had from another frame I sold on ebay. I have only been on the road with it so far so I don't know yet what it's like off road. I have a race in a week and a half so I am going out this weekend to mess around with it. I am psyched though, the four races I did in the fall I used a friends spare that was a size 56. This baby's a 52 and actually fits. I'll give you a ride report when I get a chance.

Frame: Ridley Crossbow
Drivetrain: Ultegra/105
Brakes: Avid Shorty 6
Wheels: Shimano R540
Tires: Bontrager CX Jones
Seat Post: Ritchey Pro
Stem: 3T something
Bars: Salsa Pro Rode

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...l/P1010260.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...l/P1010258.jpg

That is one bloody attractive bike you've got there.

Cheers,

Brian

scotch 02-14-06 07:56 PM

My new, 2005 Crosscheck Complete. I swapped out the end shifters for some STI Flightdecks, added Radius inline brake levers and some basic clipless pedals. Bike weighed in at just under 25lbs. I think this might be the coolest bike I've ever seen. :D

http://www.angryslob.com/bike/DSCN0377.jpg

joshr 02-14-06 08:38 PM

very nice!

roamer 02-15-06 04:24 PM

My one
http://www.rennrad-news.de/fotos/data/500/DSC000081.JPG

drbianchi 02-16-06 11:35 AM

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Here's my ride. It's currently in commuter mode but it can be fitted with Kenda Kwick 700x35's in a jiffy. Fetish Cycles Ankh, 105's all around, Avid Shorty 6 brakes, Sug 48/36 Crank, Eggbeaters, Ultegra 12-27 9-speed, Fetish Carbon Seatpost, Kestral Carbon Bars 44cm with Ritchey Pro 120 stem, Cane Creek S2 headset, borrowed Bianchi Carbon Fork, Velocity Arrowheads wrapped with Mich Carbons 700x23, and WTB Saddle. Very fast and very lightweight with potential for more weight loss. Belly included.

IchbinJay 02-17-06 12:47 PM

Damn, that is a nice ride, Very stealth indeed.


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