my single speed 'cross bike in road form.
What size is that Motobecane?
New fork and tires
A couple words of warning: these were recalled due to fracturing on the non-drive side. The machining seems to have weakened them in the mid-section of the NDS arm. See details here: http://www.ritcheylogic.com/news_article.php?id=495 . But they did fix the problem by beefing up this part of the crank and reissuing--just make sure whatever cranks you're looking at have the date code after the problem became known.
Also, these take a Shimano Octalink BB, which for a while were becoming hard to find--I think they've since started offering more options for replacement in their 105 line (phasing out Ultegra and Dura Ace). All the same, a cheap crank will still require some more investment in an outmoded (but still perfectly fine) BB.
Hope this helps.
My first bike after 15 years of bike-less... Not the best, but it works.
have i finally faded into that twilite of fogie-dom when no one under the age of dirt can understand what i say?
HEY YOU KIDS, GET OFF MAH DAMN LAWN!!!!!
glad to hear the moto gets good marks, as i am on a budget and really needing a better fit
Here's my Crosscheck set up in Riv style:
Sweet use of barcons as downtube shifters.
you need some moustache bars, silver stem and spacers and you are set. (though i personally prefer bar end shifters over downtube shifters)
My summer project:
And my lovely assistant shows off the carbon fork:
Mainly into cycling on the road but going to have a dabble at CX with main aim being the 3 peaks cyclocross this year. Tyres now changed to Schwalbe land cruisers.
I'm not a cross rider but I do enjoy hitting up the local MTB trails...
Had this ride since late May. Loving it so far.
Installed the headset and fork. Just throwing on bars, saddle and wheels to get an idea of reach and drop before I break out the hacksaw.
So far, so good. Although I may flip the stem up.