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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 08-25-07, 04:04 AM   #526
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It's converted from a Trek 700 hybrid! It was fun to build!
I like your bike. I am absolutely blown away by your youtube video on bike thieves. WOW, no one gives a sh*t. For those of you that are puzzled by my comment. click on rjacob;4297945 link in his signature line. He has a link in his blog to a youtube video on bike thieves.
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Old 08-27-07, 05:36 PM   #527
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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.
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Old 08-31-07, 05:37 PM   #528
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2007 Empella Bonfire SL - FINALLY !!

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
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Old 08-31-07, 08:23 PM   #529
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wow.. that's quite the angle on that seat!

Do those bars have a really funky extension on the drops?
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Old 08-31-07, 10:51 PM   #530
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2008 Giant TCX 0

Have only had it for a matter of a day or so, but so far, so good....
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Old 09-01-07, 12:28 AM   #531
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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.
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Old 09-01-07, 03:54 PM   #532
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Frame: 2007 Empella Bonfire SL, 58cm
PLEASE OH PLEASE powder coat your empella and take off all of that logo crunk from your wheels / frame. It reminds me of a LOOK cycle or Johnny Storm (human torch) in the latest fantastic 4 movie. I'm sure you still have enough space for a few more logos / corporate sponsors to complete your look.

But hey, if you get sponsors... plaster it all over your bike cause who the hell am I to talk at that point.

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Very nice build mind you. Very nice !
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Old 09-01-07, 10:34 PM   #533
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Frame: 2007 Empella Bonfire SL, 58cm
Stunning!
Whats it weight?
What do you think of the the Spooky Carbon Cantilever?
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Old 09-04-07, 04:26 AM   #534
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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.


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Old 09-04-07, 06:02 AM   #535
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2008 Giant TCX 0

Have only had it for a matter of a day or so, but so far, so good....

Nice bike, and nice picture as well! Haven't got that much of proper cyclocross training area where I live so it's more light mtbing for me but that area looks nice.
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Old 09-04-07, 05:45 PM   #536
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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?
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Old 09-05-07, 09:48 AM   #537
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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?
just have to remove everything after "....jpg" for them to display
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Old 09-05-07, 11:40 AM   #538
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'02 Lemond Popad - with some goodies.

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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.









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Old 09-10-07, 11:14 PM   #540
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^Pretty cool. And you didn't have to spend much to boot.
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Old 09-14-07, 11:44 AM   #541
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My first Cross build.

Can we expect to see this beauty at nycross events this season? Great build!
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Can we expect to see this beauty at nycross events this season? Great build!
Hey fix.. are there many races in Western NY? I googled nycross and the events in the schedule I saw there all seemed to be in Eastern NY.
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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!

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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.
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Why not?
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Trek X01 (size 58 - 56.5TT)
Full DA group (ultegra cassette, chain, BB)
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Why not?
I just got into biking only a few months ago, so I'm a little out of shape (I'm a regular smoker so I'm serious enough about this to quit). Also, I'm still trying to get more confident on a bike and develop better riding. I'm basically going to abandon my car and tough out the rainy Portland winter. Do you have any suggestions or tips if I'm training strictly for cyclocross? Thanks Flargle!
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I just got into biking only a few months ago, so I'm a little out of shape (I'm a regular smoker so I'm serious enough about this to quit).
Pish posh.

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.
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Do you have any suggestions or tips if I'm training strictly for cyclocross?
Go to some spinning classes. Sounds a bit cheesy, but IMO is a great way to get into decent cycling shape. Also look for a local group ride that matches (or slightly exceeds) your level of fitness. Cyclocross-specific: get good at running. Also, get good at dismounting, carrying, and remounting the bike. Velonews currently has "cyclocross clinic" videos on its website. Watch them. And then go to the local park and practice those dismounts and remounts. I would use a cheap-o saddle for the CX practice and racing, because you'll probably bend the seat rails from not-so-elegant remounts.
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That Surly is my favorite CX on here so far.

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