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Ghost Ryder 08-19-13 11:21 PM

I don't always ride fast, I often ride slower when riding with a group. I save hard riding on my solo missions. If you're planning to do the downtown crawl PM me. ;)
We can chat bikes anytime.

I'm a partial(former fulltime) commuter, so I have a good idea of our roads. :D

I ride with Continental Gatorskins in 700x28C.
So far so good, I use Specialized Armadillos in 700x23C, 700x28C, & they're good commuting tires.
I'm comfortable in Trout Lake, & Central park with these tires.

If I'm riding strictly gravel/dirt/sand/mud I throw on my Maxxis Locusts 700x31C.(CX tires) I've done light snow in these bad boys too.
Downside not good puncture protection, & soft compound/sidewalls.
The tread wear is not great on these guys, I only pull them out when I need to.

TourDeHood 08-19-13 11:52 PM


EWWW YEAAHHH!!!

:lol:

TourDeHood 08-19-13 11:57 PM

Honestly though, that is the bike bike I really wanted, albeit with disc brakes. Just couldn't up the dough. Congrats. The citron is pretty. It must own those BK streets.

BluesDawg 08-21-13 10:00 AM

I just made a few upgrades to the new Crux.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/9...fbe71d63_o.jpg
upgraded profile by BluesDawg, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/9...e0ca3f7b_o.jpg
SRAM Red 50/34 Exogram crank by BluesDawg, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/9...9f3ffa8c_o.jpg
12-32 10 sp cassette by BluesDawg, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5508/9...f0864071_o.jpg
Clement MSOs and Stan's Iron Cross wheels by BluesDawg, on Flickr

Ghost Ryder 08-21-13 11:46 AM

Nice!!!
This must be you backyard, she's much too clean to be ridden in those trails. ;)

BluesDawg 08-21-13 04:35 PM

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Nice!!!
This must be you backyard, she's much too clean to be ridden in those trails. ;)

Front yard, actually. She was all clean from being stripped down and a new drivetrain and wheels installed. Rest assured she picked up some dirt already today from a short dirt road ride. Saturday she was filthy from top to bottom after 43 miles of gravel and soupy red clay on a rainy day gravel grinder.
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Ghost Ryder 08-21-13 04:48 PM

That's how I like to see my CXers!

1speedlos 08-23-13 10:39 AM

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Here's my "new" bike for this season. It's a NOS Cannondale XTJ frameset. Started life as a complete, but when it didn't sell it was stripped and parts were sold off of it.
The frame's been hanging from the rafters of the shop where I work ever since.
It's built with a BEER Components EBB, new 105 cranks, take-off bin TRP Euro-X brakes, and wheels and some Cane Creek levers I swiped off of my old CX bike.

Los
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=336450

Genubah 08-26-13 10:22 AM

Now that I finally got the TRP Spyre brakes, my project is complete.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9...ea64fbab_z.jpg
Van Nicholas Amazon CX

RolandsuperX 08-26-13 11:09 AM

Lovely looking Crux Mr D, bike will handle alot better if you flipped the stem and dropped it an inch or two.. :thumb:

Ghost Ryder 08-26-13 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genubah (Post 16000254)
my project is complete.

Imposible! ;)
Our we ever done with our bikes?
Sure we get content with them for a period of time, then the bug bites again, or we buy a new bike, & the "cycle" starts again...
:D

Genubah 08-27-13 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16000752)
Imposible! ;)
Our we ever done with our bikes?

I'm busted! (upgrade parts are already on their way) :p

BluesDawg 08-27-13 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by RolandsuperX (Post 16000463)
Lovely looking Crux Mr D, bike will handle alot better if you flipped the stem and dropped it an inch or two.. :thumb:

In theory, perhaps. But with my arthritis restricted neck mobility, it would only handle better up to the point that I ran into something while staring at the ground right in front of my front wheel. :bike2:

I have learned to handle bikes quite well with handlebars level with the saddle. If this was a custom built frame, I would have the head tube high enough to allow a level stem. But it is what it is.

keepamonte 08-27-13 04:06 PM

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2013 RedLine Conquest Carbon Team. Ordered the frame from my shop that sponsors us and basically took all components off my 2010 TCR Advanced. Had an extra Red Crank set from my Jamis Xenith Elite and shazaam! These are my Velocity A23 rims running Tubeless with Vittoria XN mounted for practice/pit wheels. My race wheels are 24/28 Hed C2's with Chris King R45's and Sapim CXray spokes that will run tubeless as well. Early practice runs have been sweet. She ways in at 16lbs 4oz as is with a 1X10 (42, 11-28). Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic!
[h=1]CONQUEST Carbon Team[/h]
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J e e p s 08-28-13 05:30 AM

My Traitor Ruben
 
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Here is my bike. I'm planning to race it in late september. So far so good I'm really pleased with it!
Here are the specs :
Rival groupset
Hope hubs on H+Son rims with Challenge Griffo XS clinchers
Thomson stem and seatpost
CK headset
CB eggbeater pedals
Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle
Blackburn Chicane SS bottle cages
Tracko x Yanco tool roll

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337286

23.9 lbs as pictured

Cyclosaurus 08-28-13 03:21 PM

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Just got my first cyclocross, mostly for commuting. Stock BD bike with just a couple of accessories (BD bikes are the A-cup of bike porn, I know). This bike gets me all the way to downtown Chicago from my home in the suburbs. Here it is on the CTA Blue Line. My favorite part is going up and down the stairs to/from the L.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337353
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Cynikal 08-28-13 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J e e p s (Post 16006390)
Here is my bike. I'm planning to race it in late september. So far so good I'm really pleased with it!
Here are the specs :
Rival groupset
Hope hubs on H+Son rims with Challenge Griffo XS clinchers
Thomson stem and seatpost
CK headset
CB eggbeater pedals
Selle Italia Flite 1990 saddle
Blackburn Chicane SS bottle cages
Tracko x Yanco tool roll

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=337286

23.9 lbs as pictured

That's awesome. I'm jealous of the tool roll. Been trying to get one of those for a year.

mcculver5 09-01-13 08:53 PM

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Old Lemond Poprod. My commuter. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=338157

johnnytheboy 09-02-13 12:39 PM

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2013-spec...c-12993_12.jpg
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more here....!!!

Adrianinkc 09-02-13 08:44 PM

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...ps7ac988e6.jpg

Picked up this Crux Evo last week.

Ghost Ryder 09-02-13 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Adrianinkc (Post 16024769)

I'm loving the new Crux Disc models!
How much tire clearance is there for these guys?

Is your seat post backwards?

Adrianinkc 09-03-13 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16024808)
I'm loving the new Crux Disc models!
How much tire clearance is there for these guys?

Is your seat post backwards?

The bike comes stock with 38's Bluesdawg is running 40's. The seatpost is the cobble gobbler, it's suppose to smooth out the ride.

dddave 09-06-13 07:49 PM

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9...ca075012_b.jpg

hammy56 09-07-13 09:33 AM

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2012 Ridley X-Fire...still need to do a little tweaking with the fit. Its the same size as my road bike (56) so it feels a little big, having a traditional Euro cx geometry- tall seat tube, straight top tube etc. Not much room in the 'standover', but after a little research I decided this didnt matter and went with it. I think it will work just fine. Got smokin' deal on it too.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ps7ce436cd.jpg

vcnz 09-08-13 11:07 PM

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