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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 03-03-09, 05:20 PM   #1126
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white tape isn't bad for keeping up appearances - if that's what you're alluding to. i have fizik tape currently and it doesn't stain at all. it requires a hasty wipe down and it's just like new. previously, i have run deda and cinelli cork - those tapes somewhat stain but i like the look of dirty white tape. i replace tape a couple times per year with deda or cinelli because they lose padding and breakdown faster but fizik lasts at least a year, barring rips and tears.
I agree.
there's nothing wrong spending half an hour scrubbing muck out of your white cork tape.
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Old 03-06-09, 04:16 PM   #1127
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62cm Surly Cross Check (no decals)
Campy Veloce shifters
No-name stem and cheap ergo-drops
Tektor 720 cantis
Ultegra Crank 53x39
Shimano 600 FD
Ultegra RD
8 speed SRAM 11-28 cassette
Mavic Cosmic Elite with 32x700 Vittoria Randonnuer tires
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San Marco Rolls saddle

Does its job well and is alot of fun. Going to go single ring when racing and also maybe just for general use since I never, ever use the 53 ring even on big downhills.
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Old 03-07-09, 02:26 PM   #1128
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Now with 50% more mud!

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Old 03-07-09, 09:25 PM   #1129
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I wish I have such track in my neighborhood.

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Old 03-09-09, 09:03 PM   #1130
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Old 03-13-09, 05:58 AM   #1131
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i'm glad i got my group buy in flat black (since it's my commuter, and all my bikes but one are black).

but damn, that orange is hot.
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Old 03-13-09, 01:47 PM   #1132
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'08 LeMond Poprad with Bontrager Race Lite compact crankset (50/34), Ultegra pedals, and CXP23/Tiagra wheels. It's got a different stem on it, too, but I'm not sure of the brand. It was inexpensive, bought it at a bike store to test out the angles. It says "CUN" on the side, I think. *shrug*
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Old 03-16-09, 08:49 AM   #1133
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Here's a little better picture of it, just cuz I'm wacky about taking pictures of my bike.

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Old 03-16-09, 11:46 PM   #1134
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@iamtim: probably "UNO", not "CUN"?
beautiful bike.

got mine properly photographed too, finally...


more pictures here.
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Old 03-18-09, 12:02 AM   #1135
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@iamtim: probably "UNO", not "CUN"?
HAH! You are a demigod of some sort. With that hint I was able to find it online; it's a Kalloy UNO stem. Yay!
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Old 03-18-09, 12:17 AM   #1136
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@iamtim: probably "UNO", not "CUN"?
beautiful bike.

got mine properly photographed too, finally...


more pictures here.
What's the drop on that 10"??
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Old 03-18-09, 01:58 AM   #1137
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HAH! You are a demigod of some sort. With that hint I was able to find it online; it's a Kalloy UNO stem. Yay!
no, I'm mere mortal. easy, I once used the exact same stem... it's inexpensive, yes.

@ lbear: pardon me asking, what do you mean?
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Old 03-18-09, 02:59 AM   #1138
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Soma DoubleCross DC frame/fork
SRAM Rival/Force shifters/derailleurs
FSA Energy cranks 48/38
Thompson seatpost and stem
Kestrel EMS Pro bars
King Hubs laced to Velocity Deep Vs
King headset
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I used these tires in the winter (better traction in light snow/dirt/mud)
Now I have 25mm gatorskins for 15mile daily commute.

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Old 03-18-09, 03:02 AM   #1139
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that's exactly what I need. fenders! but my frame is lack of tire clearance...

nice bike.

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Old 03-18-09, 10:14 AM   #1140
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That Soma looks great. The straight-bladed fork and the color just make it look better than every Soma I've ever seen (including a DC frame I used to own).
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Old 03-18-09, 01:10 PM   #1141
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i've only been riding since oct. 08. i dont know a whole lot about bikes except that i love to ride them, haha. i grew up as a kid riding bmx and dirtbikes, so the idea of a long straight line bores me to no end, and for the urban assault style riding i do....i LOVE this bike.



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I had that bike (frame) and sold it
Not at all one of my brightest moments...I loved that bike...making a new build as we speak...Not the same frame of course, but pretty identical......

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Old 03-18-09, 01:25 PM   #1142
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I've already posted this elsewhere in the CX forum, but thought I'd add it to the list.

1998 Litespeed Appalachian

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I never posted pics of this conversion while I had it:







It's gone now. It was just sort of an interim bike used to help me figure out what size/setup I liked before I dropped money on something nice.

Also this was the initial build of my Iro Rob Roy:



It's totally different now, that was just an interim build, really. It now has different wheels, bars, stem, seatpost, seat, rear brake, fork... also I lost that tape on the top tube. I was just seeing what that would be like. I need to take some new pics.
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Old 03-19-09, 01:35 PM   #1144
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I never posted pics of this conversion while I had it:







It's gone now. It was just sort of an interim bike used to help me figure out what size/setup I liked before I dropped money on something nice.

Also this was the initial build of my Iro Rob Roy:



It's totally different now, that was just an interim build, really. It now has different wheels, bars, stem, seatpost, seat, rear brake, fork... also I lost that tape on the top tube. I was just seeing what that would be like. I need to take some new pics.
The Trek was much nicer IMO. I'd be sad to see it leave.
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The Trek was much nicer IMO. I'd be sad to see it leave.
Than what? The iro? Hell no. The trek was hi-ten except for the seattube. The iro wasn't a replacement anyway, I got rid of the trek and put the good parts I was using on a motobecane fantom cross frame I got cheap.
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Awright, the Rob Roy as it is now w/ new Kinesis fork:



The cockpit.



Here's my Motobecane. It's got a 105 derailleur in the rear, dura-ace up front, bar-end shifters, open-pro/ultegra wheels. It's set up in "training" mode I guess. Haven't raced it before, just the Iro.



And my wife's Motobecane we got nearly new for $300 on craigslist. Put a bigger cassette and xt derailleur on the rear and a triple up front. She's got some open-pro ultegra/105 wheels for it too.

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Tiny Conquest Pro...loving it so far!

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62cm Surly Cross Check (no decals)
Campy Veloce shifters
No-name stem and cheap ergo-drops
Tektor 720 cantis
Ultegra Crank 53x39
Shimano 600 FD
Ultegra RD
8 speed SRAM 11-28 cassette
Mavic Cosmic Elite with 32x700 Vittoria Randonnuer tires
No Name seat post
San Marco Rolls saddle

Does its job well and is alot of fun. Going to go single ring when racing and also maybe just for general use since I never, ever use the 53 ring even on big downhills.

Amos, Just curious how tall are you? I'm 6'7'' and I'm shopping around for a bike and want to know if there is any hope for me fitting on a stock frame.
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Awright, the Rob Roy as it is now w/ new Kinesis fork:

Is the fork 1" or 1.125"? If it's 1.125", where did you get it? I'm looking for one.
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