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amahana1 10-11-04 10:06 AM

Just finished building up my new cannondale cross. I did every last bit of work on this bike. Took it in to have the bb and headtube faced and that is it.

Frame: Cannondale Cross/optimo
Headset: King
Stem: Truvativ Rouleur
Handlebar: Truvativ Rouleur
Wheels: King hubs, Mavic open pro 36H
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon 32's (for commuting)
Crank: Truvativ Elita Cyclocross Double
Pedals: Crank Bros egg beaters
Derailers and shifters: Dura Ace STI, front and rear Derailers
Seat/Seatpost: 1-X racing suspension seatpost, terry saddle
Brakes: Avid Mech disc
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra
Chain: Sram PC59

BlastRadius 10-11-04 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by amahana1
Just finished building up my new cannondale cross. I did every last bit of work on this bike. Took it in to have the bb and headtube faced and that is it.

Frame: Cannondale Cross/optimo
Headset: King
Stem: Truvativ Rouleur
Handlebar: Truvativ Rouleur
Wheels: King hubs, Mavic open pro 36H
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon 32's (for commuting)
Crank: Truvativ Elita Cyclocross Double
Pedals: Crank Bros egg beaters
Derailers and shifters: Dura Ace STI, front and rear Derailers
Seat/Seatpost: 1-X racing suspension seatpost, terry saddle
Brakes: Avid Mech disc
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra
Chain: Sram PC59

Where's the pic?

amahana1 10-12-04 11:13 AM

working on getting the pic uploaded.

smurfy 10-13-04 07:37 PM

jfmckenna,

Yes, I did make the bashgard myself. Sorry to answer so late.

I make them at work out of 11g aluminum sheet. First I spray it with layout fluid and scribe the circles I want with a compass. The outer circle I rough cut with a bandsaw and then smooth it out with a high-speed vertical sander. The inner circle for the crank spider I punch out with a hydralic hole punch designed for electrical cabinets and I use a small lever punch for the chainring bolts. Of course there is alot of final filing to do to get everything to line up and fit. The paint is just a can job but the primer is Zissner "Stain-Killer" (applied with a gun) so it won't chip off. The result is not perfect but looks halfway decent. There is a Third Eye Chain Watcher on the other side of the crank that I painted white.

Ideally I could get the thing all machined in a fraction of the time but I'm afraid that would raise too many eyebrows, especially from a few of the nosy busybodies that work there!

cupajoe@cupajoe 10-14-04 11:56 AM

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Just finished building up my "cross" bike for the season. I picked up the frame on e-bay and used old parts for the components. Nothing too special but it will do the trick.

some_dude 10-15-04 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by cupajoe@cupajoe
Just finished building up my "cross" bike for the season. I picked up the frame on e-bay and used old parts for the components. Nothing too special but it will do the trick.

Nice bike. I didn't know that Raleigh made a cross specific frame. You may want to nix the 53 in favor of a 42 or 44 though.

cupajoe@cupajoe 10-15-04 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by some_dude
Nice bike. I didn't know that Raleigh made a cross specific frame. You may want to nix the 53 in favor of a 42 or 44 though.

Thanks. It really isn't a cross bike but a hybrid frame. I picked it up on e-bay. The wheelbase is a bit long but I can live with it. I have a 42 to put on but I am going to wait as I am going to ride it on the road too.

oldskoolboarder 10-15-04 04:28 PM

Nice build. Never would've guessed that it's not a CX frame. But that's part of CX right? Gotta have some frankenbikes, even some that look good.

paddlerx 10-18-04 07:10 AM

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This is my 05 Soul Cycles "Monk". Build is pretty basic at this point; 56cm, 7005 aluminum frame /fork, ultegra long cage rear, ultegra shifters, Cane Creek HS, Truvative Cross crank/truvative BB, Salsa Bell lap 46cm bar, its now got a white 110mm Race face stem (salsa 80mm in the pic), i'm waiting on an adaptor to run the Avid Mechanical disks so the existing wheelset is temporary. USE alien carbon post, Axiom seat (comfy and light...and cheap).

Raced it yesterday for the first time, very nice. wickedly stiff (see that downtube?) balanced front and rear, lots of clearance for the serious mud we hit (thunderstorm rolled through minutes before our start).
overall...great bike, super value and unique looks. I'm waiting on their carbon fork (with disk mounts) coming in the early winter. Good guys to deal with too.

Phiber 10-18-04 11:37 AM

Winwood Fork on mine is super awesome. :)

DRLski 10-18-04 09:16 PM

where did you buy the advance carbon fork from? I'd like to get a carbon fork that's anodized black as well for my bike since my bike is anodized black

Dave

Timo 10-19-04 02:42 AM

Are you asking me? I bought it here in the Netherlands.

Timo 11-10-04 03:42 AM

http://ourworld.compuserve.nl/GustlW2/Cross1.jpg

Lectron 11-10-04 05:18 AM

Here is my cross bike.
It's equipped with mavic 519 ceramic rims, DuraAce hubs, Paul NeoRetro Canties, DuraAce Triple group.
It's shown with two bottlecages. When racing, I remove the seattube one for better shouldering.
The downtube one is not a problem.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../th_Cross1.jpg Click for full size http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4..._Sykler002.jpg

jfmckenna 11-10-04 07:27 AM

timo any info on that rig? tell us about that single ring set up...

bkrownd 11-10-04 07:32 AM

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timo any info on that rig? tell us about that single ring set up...

Does it absorb radar?

Timo 11-10-04 08:42 AM

Frame: Kinesis Extralight, black anodized (1380gr.)
Fork: Advance full carbon (same as Empella Carbonfire, only direct from factory) (550gr.)
Headset: Ritchey Pro
Stem: Ritchey Pro, oversized
Bar: Ritchey Pro, oversized
Brakelevers: Ultegra STI (right), Dura-Ace SLR (left), Empella Froglegs top bar levers (black)
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers with Ritchey pads
Shimano brake and shifting cables (black)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro
Rear derailleur: short cage XTR 2002
Cranks: carbon (no name, same factory as FSA), Ultegra 42t blade and Specialité carbon single speed protection blades
Pedals: 2004 model Time Atac Carbon
Chain: Dura-Ace
Wheels: black 105 hubs / Mavic Open Pro rims / black sapim spokes
Cassette: Dura-Ace 12-25

Radar: LOL. I will give it a try near some military installations. But I guess I'm "flying below radar" anyway ;)

Timo 11-10-04 08:47 AM

Sorry for the front wheel with silver spokes and hub. I had a flat tire the previous day and had to replace the original all black front wheel for a moment :)

http://ourworld.compuserve.nl/GustlW2/Cross2.jpg

Timo 11-10-04 01:25 PM

Lectron: great bike, but a bit to colorful for me :D

Lectron 11-11-04 08:14 AM

colerful bikes for colerful rides.
My roadbike though is stylish titanium, black, carbon and just that little touch of white

jfmckenna 11-11-04 06:41 PM

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This is the bike I race. It is a 1985 Nashbar touring bike. My brother bought it new and sold it to me in around 1990. It's a good old rugged steed. After cross season I put the triple back together and set her up for touring.

KeatonR 11-15-04 11:32 PM

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Here's mine. Ritchey Swiss-Cross. Love almost everything about it, except the rear stays could've been wider to accommodate biger treads (fixed in later models) and the strange red to white paint fade (which comes across as pink) (also fixed in later models; fixed on mine with tape).

My other bikes are a Bridgestone MB-0 for getting around town, and a steel hardtail mtn bike that I'm still shopping for (feel free to chime in with advice).

And for what it's worth, the bike in the post that started this thread is the stealthiest looking ride I've ever seen -- NICE!

JimmyMack 11-18-04 09:06 PM

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This is my '86 Alan. Features include:

Screwed and Glued aluminum frameset
Mafac Canti's
6 speed drive train with SIS click barend shifters
Mavic MA40 Rims
Redline Bear Trap Pedals

The Shoes are Adidas soccer shoes with bolts for extra traction in the mud :p

Timo 12-20-04 09:32 AM

With the new season well under way there must be more bikes to show. Come on! :)

OneTinSloth 12-20-04 08:02 PM

i'm thinking about getting a soma double cross frame to build up...but it'll probably just get used for commuting/touring. i'm putting together a short list of components to keep the price down, so far i've got the soma frame and fork, probably ultegra bar-ends with whichever generic aero brake levers, i'll probably do like, an older XT rear hub, 7 or 8 speed, whatever's lying around the shop, some old ritchey cantis or the paul's neo-retros, and a sugino XD triple crank. not sure about derailleurs yet. i'm gonna check out the frame on wednesday, i think.

....and i also have to sell my trials bike first....oooor swap the parts except the wheels/steerage/brakes....hmm...i like that idea!! BLESS YOU BIKEFORUMS FOR LETTING ME THINK OUT LOUD AND CONTRIBUTING TO MY BIKE HABIT!@!!!


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