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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 08-23-09, 08:42 AM   #1301
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Paul Milne is a UK store that specializes in cyclocross. They put together this bike with a 7005 frame and Campag powertrain about six years ago. It then raced one season before sitting for several years in the garage of a local TT star who decided that cross wasn't his thing. Bike set up is perfect - the guy serviced the bike before selling it on ebay. The price was crazzzzy low as he wasn't willing to post an was scrupulously honest about a minor headset problem that will cost me 10 to fix, when I can be bothered!

The bike will soon have BMX pedals and probably a higher stem.
It sounds great but I can't see the picture.
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Old 08-23-09, 08:44 AM   #1302
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Both really nice. I like the chromo stems and extended seat tubes.
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Old 08-23-09, 07:37 PM   #1303
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Old 08-24-09, 06:13 AM   #1304
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nice rob roy, are those aksiums on there?
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Old 08-24-09, 10:06 AM   #1305
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This is my dirty gravelroad racer. Bought it used last fall from a guy my size, but for me at 6 feet the Large size is a bit on the small side. Got a 120 mm stem and some cheap 44 cm Ritchey bars and with the stem flipped it is great for commuting and gravel roads. Mini-v's at the back was not great so I put on old XT cantilever, and with the brakebooster it works out OK. A little retro touch with the "suspension" saddle from the eighties.


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Old 08-24-09, 06:14 PM   #1306
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nice rob roy, are those aksiums on there?
Oui. Looking to put a race wheelset together before the season starts ... probably Easton EA70 Xs from chainreactioncycles.com. *fingers crossed that the price drops even more*
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Old 08-26-09, 11:26 AM   #1307
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Here's my new one - I know white is bad but looks good for a bit - and will probably need knobbier tires on muddy courses - but these will do for now...

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Old 08-27-09, 06:06 PM   #1308
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I ride this beast through skinny dirt trails way more than I do on the road.

SERIOUSLY DUDES! I'm just psyched because IMO I have the perfect setup. I have my water bottle mounted underneath so I can shoulder the bike up any steep cliffs I run into (I opted for the waterbottle cuz I don't want to wrestle with a camelbak while I charge through trails), I toss a powerbar and my cell in the saddle bag, then head to the trails and see how fast I can peddle down them without killing myself.

how are those plastic pedals holding up? I'm always scared to keep using plastic pedals just cuz i feel like im gonna rip them off:S
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Old 08-28-09, 10:54 AM   #1309
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My SSCX from last season...

IRO Rob Roy
Ritchey WCS full carbon fork/
Ritchey WCS Stem/Post/HS
Truvativ SS MTN cranks
Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Wheel w/ SS spacers
Cane Creek Levers and Calipers
WTB Dirt Drops

Pics are from the Only Single Speed Race So far around here, "Cross My heart/superbowl of SS cross"

Dont know if ill race this bike again this year... was way heavy... need new cranks i guess, and i wrecked the wheels while they were on my road bike. will post pics of my kelly soon.

ALSO i like looking back at the early posts in this thread from years ago, and seeing how everyones bikes have changed... full aluminum bikes, with 36h wheels... then a big trend of bikes with disc brakes... then too everyone having race cross bikes, lots of carbon, tubies etc... its awesome.
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Old 08-31-09, 03:51 PM   #1310
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V&d g&t

Love this bike, I take it places only a MTN bike should be
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Old 08-31-09, 06:22 PM   #1311
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Here's my new to me Giant TCX-0 frame, built up with a random collection of spare parts:



I made the chainguard by grinding down an old big ring. I may actually try to race this year. We'll see.

And here's the latest build of my CrossCheck:



Highlights are the Midge bars and a 38/42 x 17 dingle speed drivetrain.
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Old 09-01-09, 10:48 PM   #1312
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I dunno, is it too embarrassing to be a 3 on the road but a C in CX?
Maybe you've figured this out in the month since you posted this, but I'll reply anyway. I'm almost a two on the track, but a C racer in CX and a Cat 5 on the road. I don't take anything else seriously, but I do actually find it somewhat embarrassing.
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Old 09-02-09, 09:29 PM   #1313
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Crappy pic and I have since cut the steertube.

And SS


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Old 09-03-09, 10:32 AM   #1314
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Maybe you've figured this out in the month since you posted this, but I'll reply anyway. I'm almost a two on the track, but a C racer in CX and a Cat 5 on the road. I don't take anything else seriously, but I do actually find it somewhat embarrassing.
Yeah, Cynikal will probably give me crap about it, but I think I'll do the C race for the first event this fall. If I do well, maybe I'll do the B's afterward.
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Old 09-03-09, 10:36 AM   #1315
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I won't be giving you any crap. Why not try the Folsom race on the 12th as a C see if that works. It's an off series race so it'll be good practice. I'm doing SS.
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Old 09-03-09, 10:38 AM   #1316
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Thanks. By the way, love the Lemond. Is that a ENO hub?
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Old 09-03-09, 10:55 AM   #1317
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Yeah, it's an ENO. I'm happy with it so far but the only downside is that I have to adjust the rear brakes with every gearing change. When I build my dedicated SS CX bike in a couple of years it will have angled track ends.
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This is a Campag equipped 7005 frame bike built by a UK store that specializes in cross, Paul Milne. It makes a complete lie of the idea that aluminum bikes are harsh and buzzy.

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Old 09-04-09, 05:28 PM   #1319
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Unfinished, and a blurry cell phone pic.



My X-11 build in progress.

I picked up the frame for $50 so I had to.

Dura-Ace 8 speed rear derailleur, shifters.
105 front derailleur.
Mavic Open 4 cd rims laced to shimano 600 tri-color hubs with stainless spokes.
FSA omega cyclocross cranks.
Shimano 600 1" threaded sealed bearing headset.
Kinesis aluminum cross fork.
Avid shorty 6 disk brakes.
cinelli bars and stem.

all of this for under $750.
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Old 09-05-09, 03:24 PM   #1320
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how are those plastic pedals holding up? I'm always scared to keep using plastic pedals just cuz i feel like im gonna rip them off:S
Dude I beat the hell out of this bike and most of the time my weight is only on the bars and peddles. They haven't let me down yet! And I hope they never do because I foresee massive pain if that would happen. haha
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The new ride...Can't imagine the bar tape lasting that long. Thinking some nice brown tape may be in my future.
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Old 09-08-09, 12:58 PM   #1324
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wow nice IF!
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