aballas, love your bike!
"Life ain't about how many breaths you take. It's what you do with those breaths"... (John Challis)
2007 Specialized Roubaix Pro
2008 Electra Straight 8
2008 Felt F1X
Last edited by synergy; 09-24-07 at 06:46 PM.
My first cross bike, hopefully next season it'll be replaced with either a Giant TCX, Surly Crosscheck or something from Salsa, since I get the EP from them.
Until then, I've got a Fuji Cross lent to me by my coach. I replaced the wheels, bars, levers, post and seat with loose stuff in my basement. Hopefully the Xero XR1's will handle the Hell they'll be put through. The bars are complete overkill; Nitto NJS 39cm track bars. Dia-Compe levers, carbon wrapped Cannondale post, ASPide seat. FSA Team Carbon cranks. The frame is made with Columbus Genius steel tubing. The tires are Ritchey Cross somthing's that look like dry-dirt tires. It's still waiting for a shorter stem, Crank Bros Eggbeaters, and a full fit adjustment.
^ have you tried dismounts/mounts with those track bars on there yet? Just seems like they would add an unwanted degree of difficulty.
I like the frame though.
you guys got some seriouslly nice bikes......I WANT!!!
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how much does it weigh now without front der and chainring? 44t is probably great for everything but the nuttiest climbs. Nice dirt drops to.
A wild man once explained to me how bicycles came from sailboats.
I haven't weighed it actually.
And it wasn't weight, but rather gearing, that caused the switch. 50 / 34 in the front I couldn't really find a comfortable gear. So I started talking about switching. Talking to the shop manager about it and he said to try one ring in the front and it will help with the der. not getting clogged with mud.
So far I like it. Maybe I'll get the weight checked soon.
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- Salsa Las Cruces frameset (scandium frame, carbon fork)
- Chris King headset
- Ultegra drivetrain
- FSA MegaExo Team Issue Carbon Compact crank (50-34)
- DT Swiss RR 1.2 rims, 3-cross laced with DT Swiss Supercomp III triple-butted spokes, to Chris King Classic Hubs
- Salsa leather chainstay protector for that extra touch of class
Nice build Fontasaurus.. lovely wheels!
On another note, hopefully I'll have my own bike to post here in the next couple of weeks. I just got my LBS to order in the last remaining drivetrain bits last night. Woot!
My 1x8 LeMond 'cross rig.
Frameset: Reynolds 853 2002 LeMond Poprad, cro-mo fork
Wheelset: Reynolds Alta Race, Reynolds hubs
Tires: Kenda Kross 35s
Front Drivetrain: 42T Ultegra ring up on inside, Salsa Crossing Guard on outside, Deda Dog Fang on frame
Rear Drivetrain: SRAM 11-28 cassette, Shimano Sora 8-speed rear derailer, Shimano Sora shifter
Bars: Salsa Bell Lap Cyclocross
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4 cantis
Crankset: Shimano Sora 175 (Dura Ace 172.5s not on yet, need a narrower BB for chainline)
Saddle/Post: Stock from Raleigh Rush Hour
Last edited by dubstylee; 09-29-07 at 11:35 AM.
As for that, and pretty much all of the bikes on this page...DO WANT. Track bars are still a bit of a "huh?" but whatever floats your boat.
This Nashbar X frame will soon have a Nashbar carbon cross fork (Winwood knockoff). I've got a wheelset with knobbies in the garage, but since I use this to commute to work, I keep road tires on it. My LBS says that my old RSX STI shifters are on their last legs. Don't wanna spend more than $80 upgrading. Probably not realistic, huh?
The X frame is a perfect fit for me. I replaced my old blue 54cm Surly Cross Check frame (sold to aballas and posted here in late September). Anyhow, I like this thing not being too flashy.
The first one is a 53cm 2007 Felt F1X and if you look closely the chain is hanging loosely and there isnt a rear dérailleur. I broke that in winter park doing cyclocross and the ultegra shortcage is sitting on the back fork and seems to not be working right. The second one is an old 1990's? salsa cyclorcross frame with rolf vector comp wheels and a carbon fork. Theres no front dérailleur and its a very nice bike (its a 54cm). The last one is the frame i used last year for cyclocross. I just recently made it into a single speed. Its a 2006 50cm redline conquest sport frame. the brake levers a re incredibly old not exactly sure how much but its a sweet ride. Enjoy!
in the mornin im makin waffles!!
I love that steel Salsa.
Scattante XRL Cross
My new Bianchi Volpe
Here's my IRO Rob Roy, currently set up with a 44/40 up front and a 17/21 surly dinglecog on the fixed side with a 17/19 white industries dos eno freewheel on the other. Gives me a couple gears to play with. Haven't done any CX racing on it yet (will be freewheeling when I do) but I love tearing around the local trails and this thing makes mincemeat of my 16.5 mile commute. I'm swapping out the frame for a 56cm green one via the group buy, but all the parts are staying.