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    Quote Originally Posted by volleybrad View Post
    Just finished the build today.

    Nice pics Volleybrad. What kind of camera takes such nice photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzinehaus View Post
    wow... if thats a budget build id like to have your budget
    haha - actually it's been a work in progress for almost a year - slowly collecting parts as my wallet allowed it.


    Nice pics Volleybrad. What kind of camera takes such nice photos?
    Thanks! I shoot with a Canon 20D, for those I used my 24-70 f/2.8L lens.
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    My new Independent Fabrication

    Here she is with the training wheels. I plan on racing on Ksyrium SL tubulars.. Full Ultegra 10 speed, shifts better than my DA 9 speed did. 46x38 up front with a 12x27 in the rear.

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    not designed as a cross bike, and i don't race it...but i know people have used it for cross...


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    Here is my 1990 Bianchi Axis having a religious experience:

    "You handle it like you handle a bicycle" - Jacques Rosay, Airbus A380 test pilot

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    Just finished my new Pit Bike (will serve as my primary commuter)

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    Primary CX Ride


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    I am considering to ride my bike all year round, but living in Chicago the winter can be a big pain in the butt(snow, freezing temp,snow, and more snow). Seeing all these cross bikes I was wondering if I can convert my Lemond Etape in to cross cycle by just changing the tires. If this sounds like a stupid question bare with me I am new to the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubsRider View Post
    I am considering to ride my bike all year round, but living in Chicago the winter can be a big pain in the butt(snow, freezing temp,snow, and more snow). Seeing all these cross bikes I was wondering if I can convert my Lemond Etape in to cross cycle by just changing the tires. If this sounds like a stupid question bare with me I am new to the sport.
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    Maybe, if you can fit some very narrow knobbies in there. I'm not sure how much that would gain you, in terms of poor weather performance. The Etape is spec'd with 700x25s, so I'd imagine that the chainstays and fork won't allow anything more substantial than 700x28, like many road bikes.

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    Yeah, you might be better off with a dedicated winter bike if you can swing it. You probably won't be able to fit very large knobbies onto the Lemond, plus it likely doesn't have fender eyelets (or if so, definitely not space for knobbies AND fenders). You can pry my fenders from my cold (wet) hands... especially in slushy Winter weather.

    Although to be honest I generally don't have much of a problem riding my fixie with 23c slicks all winter here in Toronto. But, I don't think we get nearly as bad weather compared to Chicago in the Winter. If it gets bad enough, I'll just take transit, but I only resorted to that a handful of times the past couple of years.
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    My Cross bike.... 03 ish Eddy Merckx Alu Cross








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    First test ride yesterday and it was pretty sweet!
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    My Ridley Crosswind for the new season








    and yes I do have 2 of them
    Prerace, I use a misplaced faith in my innate ability, with a dose of needless optimism. For recovery, I use self-delusional techniques.

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    Another garage door shot of a 2006 F1X



    Hello,

    Here's my Felt F1X 2006.

    - Ultegra 10 drivetrain
    - Truvativ Elita GXP 39/48
    - Ksyrium Elites
    - Nokian Ravagozzi Cross S with Michelin latex tubes
    - Ritchey WCS Carbon bars
    - Ritchey WCS stem
    - Ritchey WCS seatpost
    - Selle SLR XC Gel flow
    - Tune carbon bottle cages
    - Tektro Oryx cantis
    - Xpedo MountainForce Mg/Ti (not in the pic)
    - Polar S725X

    Weight: ~20lb with pedals

    I don't race the bike, just use it for long gravel/asphalt road rides all year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iffacus View Post
    My Ridley Crosswind for the new season



    and yes I do have 2 of them


    Very nice! I have a weakness for blue TA chainrings..... Where did you pick the bike up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota View Post
    it's done! it's done! it's finally done!







    haven't weighed it with tyres, but sans tyres it's 21 lbs - so it should be 25-26 all in.

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    Nashbar: frame, carbon fork, headset spacers, and stem. Chris King: headset. Shimano: UN-72 bottom bracket, XTR M-952 rear derailer, 12-25 HG-70 cassette, HG-93 chain. FSA: 48/38 cyclocross crank. Campagnolo: Centaur front derailer, Centaur brifters and cableset. Avid: Road Disc brakes. Easton: EA30 seat post. Selle Italia: Fokus saddle. Specialized: bottle cage (16 years old!). Ritchey: pedals. Continental: Twister (non-folding) tyres. Salsa: 46 cm Bell Lap handlebars.

    wheelset: custom built at my LBS with Deore disc hubs, Sun CR-18 rims and straight-gague DT Swiss spokes.

    other: Cinelli tape, generic seat quick release, Jtek Shiftmate and Kenda tubes.

    haven't had a chance for a real ride yet, just tooled around the yard, but this is going to be fun!
    I was looking at that frame wondering how it would hold up. When you get a few thousand miles on that thing log back and give an update.
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    Salsa Chili Con Crosso

    In road trim...


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    mmm.. salsa.. love that color! how are you liking it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicimechanic77 View Post
    Very nice! I have a weakness for blue TA chainrings..... Where did you pick the bike up?

    Thanks for the compliment. I got both bikes second hand of a semi-pro rider that lives local to me, who had only used them for 1/2 the season before his proper bikes arrived.

    Definately a case of who you know this time.
    Prerace, I use a misplaced faith in my innate ability, with a dose of needless optimism. For recovery, I use self-delusional techniques.

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    Here is my Fuji Cross Pro ( i paid 1250$ at Performance Bike in Paoli, pa), after a seemingly endless wait. I am stoked so far, minus the rock hard saddle. I added a pimped out carbon cage, and yellow candy c pedals. I will change the stock saddle out.

    As far as sizing, the 54 is the perfect size for me ((69-70") 32" pant inseam, @205lbs) so far in the drops sitting up and seat height, although i have only been aboard for 60-90 minutes a ride since getting the bike Monday. The sizing chart and the effective length of the top tube were the key specs from the fuji website and testing larger bikes, like the 58/56 and feeling a bit uncomfortable.

    Anyway i am starting to work on dismounts and mounts, i feel completly newbie, which suits me fine, the whole thing is very challenging. I have starting adding runs to my mountain biking and cross rides to get used to the activity. Overall i am stoked....!
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    love that salsa...
    "Life ain't about how many breaths you take. It's what you do with those breaths"... (John Challis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulant View Post
    mmm.. salsa.. love that color! how are you liking it?
    Liking it a lot so far. Really light and responsive, haven't got too much offroad time on it yet though. Plan to upgrade the fork in the future.

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    My Surly Crosscheck. Acts as both an offroad ATV and my daily workhorse. she's not the lightest girl on the floor, but def bulletproof.

    durace cranks
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    vittoria cross 32
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    Well, this is my new ride to be.... since i will be using this on the road and off, I am changing out the cassett to a 12-27 and the crank to a 50-34. So with two water bottle cages, clip less pedals and shoes, along with convertable vavle stem adaptders and a small tail bag with co2 and a tube it is roughly otd @1400.

    It will not be ready for pick up until Friday.... I have been using my 42pound + mountain bike to ride around and have already dropped about 15 pounds so i will hopefully break the 200 pound barrier in this up coming week....

    I chose this bike over the team, since i was riding my mtb on the road and looked over my shoulder to see if a cage was approaching and ran off the road if i have been on slick road tires I am sure I would have been over the side of the road and went down the 10 foot drop running into trees etc along the way, but the 2.5 inch wide mtb tires gripped and i was able to stay up right, it was a rush though.....


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    My Cyclocross bike. Commuter in the off season (w/ Brooks saddle, tire change and sks fenders).




    TIG welded Columbus Zona tubing. Cross specific frame built at United Bicycle Institute 2005.
    Kona fork
    Mavic Aksium wheels
    Tufo clincher/tubulars
    Shimano 105 group
    Avid shorty brakes
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    Thomson seatpost
    Salsa Bell Lap bars
    Easton stem
    SPD pedals (considering Eggbeaters or TIME Atac for mud clearance)
    Whipperman stainless steel chain w/connex link
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