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Old 08-21-04, 07:23 PM   #51
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Nothing, the chain is shorter than normal, and had a chain guard and a third eye.
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Old 08-21-04, 08:02 PM   #52
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Think you can manage to find a 2nd car as well? It was kinda cramped in the Civic with 4 riders, bikes, & gear. No big deal to me as I am up for it but the guys in the back seat...
well, for what it's worth, the sponsor thing is going well. well enough, in fact, that we'll probably be able to afford to rent a van for some of the races. for the ones closer to home -- sherbrooke and mirabel -- we'll probably be able to use the shop van. and there will be at least two other cars. so we're looking good. i would be delighted to have you along for the ride, andre. i'll have to check to see if i can get you into our colours -- i might be the team manager, but i'm at the mercy of the title sponsor when it comes to the OFFICIAL roster and giving away team kit -- but you are certainly invited to join us unofficially and, as always, train with us. in fact, i would insist on it. you have a love of the mud and that, in the end, is all that matters. besides, in last year's races, you suffered almost as much as i did!
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Old 08-22-04, 02:39 PM   #53
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well, for what it's worth, the sponsor thing is going well. well enough, in fact, that we'll probably be able to afford to rent a van for some of the races. for the ones closer to home -- sherbrooke and mirabel -- we'll probably be able to use the shop van. and there will be at least two other cars. so we're looking good. i would be delighted to have you along for the ride, andre. i'll have to check to see if i can get you into our colours -- i might be the team manager, but i'm at the mercy of the title sponsor when it comes to the OFFICIAL roster and giving away team kit -- but you are certainly invited to join us unofficially and, as always, train with us. in fact, i would insist on it. you have a love of the mud and that, in the end, is all that matters. besides, in last year's races, you suffered almost as much as i did!
Heck! I'm not in it for the team kit. They don't look too warm, IMO, much prefer my jacket. Honestly, I can't imagine someone wanting to sponsor a last place rider anyways. Speaking of which, who is the sponsor? The bike shop? I just want to participate, try my best, & enjoy the comeraderie. Besides, the 3 Quebec City area races seem a little far for me to drive back & forth on the same day. I am waiting to see what OBC is up to & will attend the 200km range drives.
I am hoping all the summer duathlon stuff/suffering will pay off during the CX season. I am hoping that I will do better. Not last, is a start! I am not sure about who suffered more but I suspect that I suffered the most given my 1st time & season last year.

I gotta find a hill around hill & start hill sprinting or something soon.
Bring it on!!!

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Old 08-23-04, 08:11 PM   #54
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Picked up this 2000 JTS this past weekend.

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Old 08-24-04, 02:23 AM   #55
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Martin. Lovely bike! Are those hubs sold seperatelty?

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Old 08-28-04, 09:59 AM   #56
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Where did you get your fork from??? I've got a friend who is interested in one, but we don't know how to get one.

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I presume you are asking me the question, goto the X-gear website http://www.x-gear.co.uk

Not sure if delivery is available to the states
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Old 08-28-04, 10:01 AM   #57
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Martin. Lovely bike! Are those hubs sold seperatelty?

Its Chris actually, the bikes used to belong to Martin, think the wheels are only sold complete. see http://www.x-gear.co.uk

and thanks for the compliment about the bikes, they are wonderful to ride
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Old 09-07-04, 05:07 PM   #58
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Here are some pics of my early '70s Gitane that I modified into a 'cross "look alike":

Reynolds 531 frame (w/canti and cable braze ons added), Peugeot unicrown fork
Paint is DuPont Centara, Chevy truck white
Campy Strada crank (43t) w/homemade "bashgard"
B17 saddle
Chainstay guard is leather string from the fabric store wrapped around an old inner tube!

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Old 09-08-04, 02:23 PM   #59
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Some details from my bike:

The dashboard...


...and lots of plastic (carbonfibre fork and brakes)
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Old 09-08-04, 04:07 PM   #60
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Some details from my bike:

The dashboard...


...and lots of plastic (carbonfibre fork and brakes)
Do you have a side view pic?
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Old 09-08-04, 07:08 PM   #61
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No, only the 3/4 view pics on the first page of this thread. Haven't made new pics yet.
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stock cannondale cyclo

i use it to commute and for fun riding..both summer and winter

pic lost a lot of quality when i resized it..

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Old 09-08-04, 08:23 PM   #63
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Do you guys find your HR monitor really useful? Im debating whether to just get a normal computer or a HR monitor with odo and speedo?
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Old 09-09-04, 02:49 AM   #64
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I used a computer with odo, speedo, max, average, etc. for more than ten years but decided that I don't want to be a "slave to the average speed" like I was. I used to hate it when the average speed dropped below 30 km/h when doing solo rides.

Since a year or so I only use HR monitor (Polar). For health reasons - it's an ideal help in my attempt to loose weight
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Old 09-13-04, 02:44 PM   #65
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My new racing machine...

Frame: 2003 Redline Team CX frame - Scandium, 48cm
Fork: Redline 7005 cross
Headset: Cane Creek S6, 1 1/8"
Stem: Profile H2O, -15, 90mm
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS, 42cm
Shifters/Brake Levers: Shimano 105, 5500
Brakes: Shimano LX M-System Cantilevers w/ Kool Stop Eagle2 pads
Wheelset: Performance Fuego wheelset
Tires: Ritchey SpeedMax Cross, 700x32c
Front Derailer: Shimano 105, 5500
Rear Derailer: Shimano 105, 5500
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace 7700, 109.5mm/68mm
Crankset: Shimano 105, 5500, w/ Ritchey 48/38 cross rings
Pedals: Time ATAC
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 12-25
Chain: SRAM PC59
Seatpost: American Classic, 250 x 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle Italia XO
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Old 09-13-04, 04:49 PM   #66
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Thats a sweet looking bike, whats it weight in at?
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Using a bathroom scale, about 20.2#. The saddle is fairly heavy and the wheels aren't the lightest but they're sturdy. Let's hope the Scandium frame is more durable than people make it out to be. I figure if the Cross Concept is Scandium... plus I'm only 130# and pretty nimble on my bike.
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Old 09-13-04, 05:18 PM   #68
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Very nice indeed! Congrats on the new bike
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Old 09-13-04, 05:43 PM   #69
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Blast, nice setup but why the DuraAce BB? I wouldv'e thought the durability of an Ultegra would have been a big plus on a cross bike
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Blast, nice setup but why the DuraAce BB? I wouldv'e thought the durability of an Ultegra would have been a big plus on a cross bike
Thanks all, I can't wait to race it.

Many of the parts on this bike I had collected in my spare parts box, including the DA BB. I debated buying a complete Conquest Pro but this brand new Team frame came up on Craigslist for $350 (the best part about buying the frame is I bought it from an Elite Woman CX racer so I met her in person). The only other parts I needed where a headset ($20 used S6/Craigslist), Time ATAC pedals ($45 used on Craigslist), brake pads ($20 new from LBS), and shifters ($100 near new on Craigslist).

In the end, if you add the parts in from the parts box, it probably cost more and the Conquest Pro but at least this bike is one of a kind (and I got to meet and chat with a couple of elite cx racers to boot).

On another note, Craigslist is awesome. You sometimes meet some great people and you sometimes get great deals... e.g. for $150 I got a set of Dura-Ace 7700 cranks and BB (the cranks are on the road bike) and for $135 I got 105 cranks, BB, FD, and RD.

Now do I sell the Axis or the full-suspension MTB that I rarely ride?
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Old 09-15-04, 11:45 AM   #71
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This is my Bike:
Frame: 2001 Jamis Nova 631 Renyolds size 53
Fork: Jamis fork
Headset: Aheadset 1"
Stem: Ritchey WCS 100m +6 degrees
Handlebar: Ritchey Bio Pro 44cm
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Brakes: Empella Froggleggs
Wheelset: Mavic T221 32 hole with Tiagra hubs
Race Wheelset: Mavic Heliums and Mavic Ksyriums
Tires: Kenda Quicks, Michelin Muds, and some Specialized rubber
Front Derailer: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailer: Shimano Ultegra with XTR sofware (rubbers and teflon cables)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: FSA 38/48
Pedals: Time Carbon
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Old 09-15-04, 10:21 PM   #72
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You really can't see my bike all that great. But here's one of me going airborne last fall.
http://spokepost.com/news/story/537/?
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Ooops..bad link in previous post. Here's my ride. It is an older Redline with some cheapo components but it gets the job done.
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Spectacular!!!
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You really can't see my bike all that great. But here's one of me going airborne last fall.
http://spokepost.com/news/story/537/?
Very cool. Were they 16" barriers?
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