1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.
This bike morphed from a Bridgestone MB2 that I put a cross fork on and had cantilever bosses brazed on the seat stays to what it is today. I plan on getting rid of the triple and thowing a compact crank on. Haven't raced cross for many years due to a back surgery but I think this year it's time to give it a try to see how I hold up.
Frame: 2007 Empella Bonfire SL, 58cm
Fork: Empella CarbonFire
Headset: FSA / Cane Creek Integrated (and a very disappointed Chris King Ti sitting in a drawer)
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 31.8 100mm
Handlebar: 3T Carbon BioMorphe, 44cm
Shifters/Brake Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 7801, 10sp
Brakes: Spooky Carbon Cantilever
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium ES
Tires: Vittoria Cross EVO XG, Silver, 700x32c
Front Deraileur: Shimano Dura-Ace, 7800 10s
Rear Deraileur: Shimano Dura-Ace, 7800
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 HT2 109.5mm/68mm
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800, Double 39/52 172.5
Pedals: TIME ATAC XS Titan Carbon
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 12-25
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 7801 10sp
Seatpost:Thompson Masterpiece 250 x 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle Strike Evolution
Last edited by filmhack; 09-01-07 at 11:19 PM.
wow.. that's quite the angle on that seat!
Do those bars have a really funky extension on the drops?
2008 Giant TCX 0
Have only had it for a matter of a day or so, but so far, so good....
No extensions on the drops.. Standard BioMorph 3T.. which has GREAT ergonomics for a ton of positions. Really love these bars. And, yeah.. I experimented with a forward slope on the saddle for some climbing in Palos Verdes... Bombing down those hills with a position like that is something that everyone should experience....... once.
But hey, if you get sponsors... plaster it all over your bike cause who the hell am I to talk at that point.
Very nice build mind you. Very nice !
Be Happy, Live Life, Be Strong ~j.michaud / dzinehaus
nevermind the date stamp on the pic, i've not bothered to fix/turn off that crap. i'm commuting on my cross rig today and just took the picture a bit ago.
2004 58cm x01
yada yada yada
my '08 poprad, done up with chorus/centaur. sorry i suck at the internet, maybe someone can tell me why my pics don't work?
My first Cross build. Done on the super cheap thanks to Troy Bike Rescue (http://myspace.com/trinityrescue).
The parts are mainly whatever was on hand. Including an Iron Horse 700c hybrid frame (rattlecaned by yours truly), stock Fuji/Alex wheels, RPM cranks and a salsa ring. I bought a 13/28 8 spd cassette, new chain, some bar tape, tires, and cross levers. Total investment well under $100.
I took it out for the first ride today. I will need a chain guard and keeper for sure as I droped the chain twice in 30 min. The one bar end shifter slips a little, but once I iron out those issues, I should be all set to hurt myself this fall.
Originally Posted by 
^Pretty cool. And you didn't have to spend much to boot.
Hello all, I'm new here so I thought this might be a good first post. I originally got my San Jose for commuting only (hence the leather bling), but my friend says there's a league for single speed cross, so I'm pretty psyched about that. I won't do it until next year so that'll give me some time to upgrade.
By the way, you guys have some amazing rides!
profile, you need to use the [IMG] tag one, not the one with the HTML code.
edit: nevermind, you beat me with the ninja edit.
Trek X01 (size 58 - 56.5TT)
Full DA group (ultegra cassette, chain, BB)
Avid shorty 6 brakes (will be replaced as I can't stand them)
Boat anchor fork (will also be replaced)
Rolf Vigor RS wheels w/ vittoria tires
Selle Italia SLR
Nitto noodle bars
3T mutant stem
Shimano PD-959 SPDs
Last edited by grahny; 12-30-07 at 07:01 PM.
At least go to a local race and watch the C's before deciding. If you race and get your ass kicked, it will be good motivation for off-season training.
just finished it... 1999 Surly crosscheck frame courtesy of BF member Jasonguard
Road: 2001 Bianchi XL Boron
Cross: 2009 Surly Cross Check
XC Mtb: 2007 Bianchi Sok 29er
SS/Rigid Mtb: 2008 Soma Juice 29er