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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 10-05-06, 05:40 PM   #326
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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?


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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.
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Old 10-10-06, 09:57 AM   #327
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Old 10-10-06, 11:41 AM   #328
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UPS just came with my new Jake the Snake that I've bought from Germany, 799!



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

first post btw...
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Old 10-10-06, 05:49 PM   #329
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superswede, sweet bike man!!

are you going to leave those reflectors on the wheels?
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Old 10-10-06, 05:54 PM   #330
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I doubt you need them with the color. Great bike
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Old 10-10-06, 06:07 PM   #331
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When I find the guy that stole my CX bike, I will beat him with a stick severely about the head and chest.
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Old 10-10-06, 07:12 PM   #332
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i'm not as fast as my bike might make you think i am.
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Old 10-10-06, 11:13 PM   #333
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^^^

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.
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Old 10-11-06, 04:25 AM   #334
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These rims are actually quite strong.

Plus, if I should have a problem, I've got backup wheels.
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Old 10-11-06, 05:14 AM   #335
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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!
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Old 10-11-06, 06:52 AM   #336
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Man, that Jake is so very orange. Am hoping my 07 is so very green
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Old 10-11-06, 08:01 AM   #337
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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!
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Old 10-11-06, 03:22 PM   #338
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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
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Old 10-16-06, 01:53 PM   #339
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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
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Old 10-18-06, 06:35 AM   #340
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my cross bike.


back up bike.
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Old 10-18-06, 12:19 PM   #341
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scroll down to the section of can i convert my bike to cx bike....

http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2005/...questions.html
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Old 10-22-06, 06:12 PM   #342
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New BMC Cross Machine

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.

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Old 10-22-06, 06:54 PM   #343
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BMC Hotness.
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Old 10-23-06, 02:00 AM   #344
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Just got my 07 Jake the Snake:


SO green
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Old 10-23-06, 04:34 AM   #345
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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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Old 10-23-06, 06:08 AM   #346
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And yes, pretty much any BMC makes my pants go tight and that one rocks
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Old 10-24-06, 01:49 AM   #347
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i'll be joining the green snake club; expecting my 07 JTS to come in any day now.
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Old 10-24-06, 08:19 AM   #348
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Here's my JTS outside my place of work...the building may look familiar



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Old 10-28-06, 09:19 AM   #349
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My newest cross bike with a mullet:



Who needs the Bianchi Roger? My main reason for doing this modification was that when I use the bike for my winter ride, I wanted to go fixed but not with the weak front CC canti as my only brake.
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Old 10-28-06, 09:23 AM   #350
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your bianchi's chain seems pretty loose.
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