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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 03-05-08, 08:40 AM   #751
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my first cx bike!
i picked it up from an old co-worker yesterday. i am stoked!!!

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Old 03-07-08, 11:02 AM   #752
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Old 03-09-08, 11:11 PM   #753
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as soon as i get back from this trip, i'm going to post some pics of both my schwinn Criss-Cross (setup with 38c knobbies for the winter nasty) and my soma double-cross (set up with 35 c slicks for detroit's potholes, and the winter nasty)
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Old 03-09-08, 11:27 PM   #754
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Here's mine, although the pic shows it in "road bike" mode. Heh.

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Old 03-12-08, 03:59 PM   #755
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Old 03-16-08, 05:25 PM   #756
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My first cross bike, just got it yesterday!

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Old 03-16-08, 07:16 PM   #757
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Just picked it up last week. Moots Psychlo-X! Sweet ride.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:26 PM   #758
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My first cross bike, just got it yesterday!

What bike is that please?
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Old 03-16-08, 07:47 PM   #759
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Very slick threeflys, I assume you used the 20% discount?
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Old 03-16-08, 08:30 PM   #760
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Very slick threeflys, I assume you used the 20% discount?
thanks very much
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Old 03-16-08, 08:42 PM   #761
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Very slick threeflys, I assume you used the 20% discount?
Oh yea, I think with tax I only paid $927! Orig. MSRP was $1100.
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Old 03-31-08, 05:23 AM   #762
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Old 03-31-08, 07:37 PM   #763
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Surly Crosscheck. This bike is currently rockin' some 1.8x29 knobbies. Fatties Fit Fine!
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Old 03-31-08, 09:07 PM   #764
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Old 03-31-08, 09:09 PM   #765
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Just picked it up last week. Moots Psychlo-X! Sweet ride.
msantiago,
Schweet ride. The Moots bikes are so sweet. Their attention to detail and customer service is first rate. How does it ride? I would love to add another Moots to the stable but that is not in the cards for a very long while.
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Old 03-31-08, 09:36 PM   #766
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What exactly I am going to use this for is not clear. Some commuting, maybe an open-category race (instead of the MTB) depending on the track.
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Old 03-31-08, 09:55 PM   #767
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Old 04-03-08, 03:55 PM   #768
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Schweet ride. The Moots bikes are so sweet. Their attention to detail and customer service is first rate. How does it ride? I would love to add another Moots to the stable but that is not in the cards for a very long while.
Well for the many bikes I have bought in the past nothing fit so well than this one. The ride is fast and straight. Still looking for the right pedals. Thanks!
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Old 04-04-08, 12:56 AM   #769
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gunnar's site is out of the 1990s.. maybe that's how they keep costs so low.

how much did your final build weigh?
This is hideously late, but... 23.9 pounds.

Pretty decent for a steel 60cm bike with mountain bike spec wheels and Ultegra.
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Old 04-06-08, 06:22 PM   #770
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Two year later, I finally got around to taking a couple of photos of the bike on its own. This from a race yesterday (the Tour of Pelham - 30k on/off road).



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Old 04-07-08, 09:33 AM   #771
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What size frame is that? 56? It looks...proprtional.


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Old 04-08-08, 08:41 AM   #772
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It's a "medium" (55cm ETT, 140mm HT, 73.5 degree ST, 5.5cm BB drop)

There are about 3cm of spacers/cable hanger before the 110mm +8 (or maybe +10) degree stem.

The fit is good ... if anything I would like to try a bike with a slightly lower bottom bracket, and I'm always on the hunt for bikes with tall head tubes. In this particular model bike I could probably ride a large as well (57 ETT) with a shorter stem ... but that would be a choice based on aesthetics (probably not the best idea) and I wouldn't want to mess up my balance of weight over the bike when out of the saddle.
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Old 04-08-08, 08:48 AM   #773
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My awkward looking bike after the same race:

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Old 04-08-08, 09:09 AM   #774
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Old 04-10-08, 04:51 PM   #775
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2008 Guerciotti Cross Force
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DT Swiss 2.0/1.5 spokes 20/24 2 cross front & rear
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