My first cross bike...
My first cross bike...
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice...
Colnago C59/SR-EPS, Colnago K Zero/R-EPS, Ridley Helium/SR11, Marinoni Leggero/Duracci, Richey Swiss X/Chorus11
2010 Giant TCX One
changes include Continental CX Races tires, Raceface Ride seatpost, WTB saddle, Lizard Skins bar tape, Roach Nad Pad, custom chain stay guard and Time ATAC Alium pedals
First CX bike for me and second race with it tomorrow.
here's my crux
nothing fancy but does the trick.
easton 40cm equipe pro bars
fizik cx kium
force group + red crank
46/38 , 12-26
white industry 20/24 , cx rays, hed begiums, 2x, grifo 33c
avid ultimes, narrow narrow
Last edited by jdms mvp; 10-18-13 at 09:40 AM.
Took delivery of a leftover '13 Bianchi Zurigo for extended off-season training so I can have an even better '14 on my track/race bike. :-)
Possibly may be a size too big. But the LBS did a basic fit on the floor and with the trainer for standover and seat height. I'm about 6'0" @ 165 lbs, so pretty slender with "Scottie Pippen arms". Did a couple of 20 min test street rides before taking delivery and did a 40 min ride yesterday of a mix of pavement and gravel. :-) He told me to come back in a couple hundred miles or so or 30 days for the tune up and to make adjustments /suggestions for fit as needed.
I'm brand new to cycling, and being on the Duc for a couple of seasons has already gotten me used to being on a torture rack, lol. But honestly so far I have no complaints with fit or comfort. We'll see once I start getting some miles under my belt on it. But for now the arms feel relaxed, starting to get used to the clipless pedal routine, feel in control coming up to/waiting at stop signs (unclip one foot upon approach and stand over the top tube until I get going again).
Giant Defy Dura Ace : Rip/Hammer-Specialized Allez Ultegra/105 : Recovery/Spinner-Specialized Allez Red : Trainer-Kona Major(Rad) Jake : Down & Dirty
Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Bueller, anyone.....?
Here's mine, a 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse. Made in Italy, Dedecciai Zero Uno tubing. I bought it used and ran it as a commuter / road bike for years, but I'm doing my first 'cross race tomorrow and I just finished getting it set up to race this morning.
Last edited by Niloc; 11-09-13 at 03:17 PM.
so you decided the fork was good enough?
my cx machine, a raleigh rx1.0, otherwise known as "the general"
this is my first season of cross, i'm 5 races deep, and loving every minute of it.
where's my two dollars...
The Ibis Hakkaluggi color..