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Cynikal 10-05-06 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by DRLski
Very nice SS bike, who did your painting?

The Nishiki has the stock paint, she was that clean when I found her.

DRLski 10-05-06 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Cynikal
The Nishiki has the stock paint, she was that clean when I found her.

wow

JimmyMack 10-05-06 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DRLski
Dang, Nice Peugeot, love the color, not sure if I care for the straight bars but everything else is sweet.

I'm not sure about the straight bar either, but they were laying around and getting no use. They work ok for city slicking. :)

BIGPAKO 10-05-06 03:30 PM

I should probably post this in the dumb questions thread but here I go:

Is a cyclcross essentially a road bike with "nobby" tires? what components would I need to change in order to turn my existing road bike into a cyclecross?


Thanks,

Cynikal 10-05-06 03:38 PM

Usually, a CX bike has a more relaxed geometry with more clearance for larger tires. Similar to a touring bike. Also, the frames and fork have canti mounts for better braking and clearance.

JimmyMack 10-05-06 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by BIGPAKO
I should probably post this in the dumb questions thread but here I go:

Is a cyclcross essentially a road bike with "nobby" tires? what components would I need to change in order to turn my existing road bike into a cyclecross?


Thanks,

If you can fit some nobby tires, within the confines of your fork, rear stays, and with the brakes on your bike, then go for it. Tall skinny tires in the dirt is a lot of fun if you cyclocross race or just ride. :D

Mayonnaise 10-10-06 09:57 AM

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mud on white

superswede 10-10-06 11:41 AM

UPS just came with my new Jake the Snake that I've bought from Germany, 799!
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1...esnake0xy1.jpg
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1...esnake4bt3.jpg

I hadn't seen it in real life before, and when i unpacked i saw...it's really orange! :D
But it's so nice to ride...LOVE IT!

first post btw...

fubar5 10-10-06 05:49 PM

superswede, sweet bike man!!

are you going to leave those reflectors on the wheels?

Cynikal 10-10-06 05:54 PM

I doubt you need them with the color. :D Great bike

Serendipper 10-10-06 06:07 PM

When I find the guy that stole my CX bike, I will beat him with a stick severely about the head and chest.

fore 10-10-06 07:12 PM

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i'm not as fast as my bike might make you think i am.

jmgorman 10-10-06 11:13 PM

^^^

I'm not trying to troll -- I'm just a nub -- but aren't 16 spoke wheels a bad idea for cx? I thought the point was to build something bombproof.

fore 10-11-06 04:25 AM

These rims are actually quite strong.

Plus, if I should have a problem, I've got backup wheels.

superswede 10-11-06 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by fubar5
superswede, sweet bike man!!

are you going to leave those reflectors on the wheels?


Not sure about the reflectors, the coppers here in sweden are really strict about cycling safety and such...
But I think I will remove them, they're butt ugly!

StankApe 10-11-06 06:52 AM

Man, that Jake is so very orange. Am hoping my 07 is so very green ;)

KrisA 10-11-06 08:01 AM

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Man, that Jake is so very orange. Am hoping my 07 is so very green ;)

Trust me on this, they ARE very green! Wear your sunglasses during first viewing. ;) The carbon fork is a nice upgrade from previous Snakes, the 10sp is debatable, the fact that they are now using DT spokes is a HUGE plus. I've become adept at replacing the garbage spokes on my 05 Snake, the damn heads just pop right off the things!

StankApe 10-11-06 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by KrisA
Trust me on this, they ARE very green! Wear your sunglasses during first viewing. ;) The carbon fork is a nice upgrade from previous Snakes, the 10sp is debatable, the fact that they are now using DT spokes is a HUGE plus. I've become adept at replacing the garbage spokes on my 05 Snake, the damn heads just pop right off the things!

Great info, thanks. The bike shop said "any day now" so I is all jiggy :)

specialK 10-16-06 01:53 PM

I'm looking to get into cyclocross, and i have a question for you riders. I have a old alu giant ocr (which i dont road ride anymore) and if i threw a pair of knobby tires onto it would it be alright as a cross bike? I dont really want to go out and drop money on a new bike esp when trying a new sport out. Any help would be appreciated

hellboy 10-18-06 06:35 AM

my cross bike.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...uel/trekCX.jpg

back up bike.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...uel/trekFB.jpg

jeremyb 10-18-06 12:19 PM

scroll down to the section of can i convert my bike to cx bike....

http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2005/...questions.html

SpeedByBill 10-22-06 06:12 PM

New BMC Cross Machine
 
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I just finished setting this thing up. Bars and Stem are there until I determine the best set-up. This bike is great so far and the Force shifters are very nice. Still need some help setting up the front, but, the rear is perfect and very nice to use on rough terrain. Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels with Tufo tubulars.

See Photos Below -

auk 10-22-06 06:54 PM

BMC Hotness.

Matty Manuva 10-23-06 02:00 AM

Just got my 07 Jake the Snake:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...e/IMG_0336.jpg

SO green:)

StankApe 10-23-06 04:34 AM

Heya Matty, I got mine also :) Am waiting for new eggbeaters to arrive from the US before snapping a pic, but am riding the hell out of the snake with lesser crank bros in the meantime. Congrats :)


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