Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-23-09, 06:26 PM   #1426
weaver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just finished today, hopefully this terrible weather keeps up i'll take her out in the morning
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CIMG0032.jpg (94.9 KB, 437 views)
weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-09, 08:33 PM   #1427
bmw5nkj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^nice bike! i like the attention to detail: gold headset, seatpost clamp, chainring bolts, etc. what frame and rims are those?
bmw5nkj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-09, 08:48 PM   #1428
weaver
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw5nkj View Post
^^nice bike! i like the attention to detail: gold headset, seatpost clamp, chainring bolts, etc. what frame and rims are those?
thanks, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Believe it or not it started out as this:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/ltcross_x.htm

I kept the frame and the tires, threw the rest of the parts on an old redline frame I had and sold that bike off for a little profit, which was kind of the plan originally. I really like the geometry on this frame. It's a 62, I bought a sheet of shiny black vinyl decal material and cut sheets to wrap around the dawes under clearcoat logos, really can't even tell from a foot away. Bikes going to get beat up anyways so whatever.

Wheels are Open Pro ceramics, gold nips, double butted spokes to black 105 hubs (I normally ride on ultegras but vanity got the best of me on this build and went for aesthetics, sue me )
weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-09, 10:43 PM   #1429
bmw5nkj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i would never have guessed that it was a dawes. and maybe my eyes are deceiving me, but the decals on the ceramic open pros look different than before. anyway, nice job!
bmw5nkj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-09, 10:53 PM   #1430
iforgotmename
Senior Member
 
iforgotmename's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 1,545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
I did the same race as CrisimKarter21. I wonder how the bike can continue to shift under those conditions. The pulley wheels are a mass of mud and leaves. On the last lap, in the infield peanut butter maze, a rider in front of me just stopped. I guess his brakes must have clogged. That must really suck being about 100yds from the finish line and get passed by a couple guys. It was a fun race in the most part except the one time in 5 laps where I didn't make the bunny hop over the telephone pole, got dumped in a gravel parking lot, ouch!

My son and I rode down to Todd field...nice race. I am a commuter/utility rider but watching you guys race has got "my racing blood a boilin". We really enjoyed the mud
iforgotmename is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-09, 11:32 AM   #1431
benda18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: LHT + FreeRadical
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Surly Crosscheck. Salsa Delgado Cross rims. Ritchey Speedmax 32mm.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04241.jpg (104.0 KB, 215 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04248.jpg (103.2 KB, 155 views)
benda18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-09, 05:23 PM   #1432
Storm_Chaser
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's mine in full commuter mode; leftover in April of 09' (as in hanging from the ceiling collecting dust with flat tires) 07' Jamis Nova, 55cm.
Full List of Upgrades: Brooks B-17, Serfas CC-1 Cirque Carbon Bottle Cage and Polar Bottle, Wellgo Magnesium Platform Pedals, also have Crank Brothers Candy C Pedals, Axiom Streamliner Sport Tour Rack, Planet Bike Full Hybrid Fenders, Lizard Skin Chain Stay Protector, Jandd Rear Rack Pack II, Blackburn Mars 3.0 Rear Light, Halogen Cat Eye Front Light circa 93' upgraded with a Maglight LED, Performance Axiom 8.0EL computer, Cane Creek Crosstops, just upgraded the Ritchey Speedmax 700x32s to Kenda Small Block Eights in 700x35 about an hour ago, snapped some pics and figured I'd post up here. I love this bike and other than a new front light and a set of rear panniers, I'd consider it perfect.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Jamis Nova 1.jpg (98.8 KB, 233 views)
File Type: jpg Jamis Nova 2.jpg (98.3 KB, 148 views)
Storm_Chaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-09, 05:40 PM   #1433
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1978 Austro-Daimler, 1987 Pinarello Montello
Posts: 9,172
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
My 1977 Gitane Gypsy Sport in CX mode

Andy_K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 12:11 AM   #1434
ranggapanji
menurut lo?
 
ranggapanji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Bikes: some Indonesian-made quality bikes
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by weaver View Post
just finished today, hopefully this terrible weather keeps up i'll take her out in the morning
so you put on Saint rear derailer just to compliment the gold theme? well played, brother!
ranggapanji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-09, 09:49 AM   #1435
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,054
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
my lovely new steel cross bike, with campag veloce and aksium wheels. so much fun.

queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-09, 10:07 AM   #1436
kennykaos
sweathogs
 
kennykaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: philly
Bikes:
Posts: 326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice build, what frame is it?
kennykaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-09, 11:37 AM   #1437
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,054
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Humble Frameworks - a small, new framebuilder who does lugs and fillet brazing. This is mostly fillet brazing, with a few lug-like reinforcements here and there.
queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 01:07 PM   #1438
jwible
Draught
 
jwible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Georgia
Bikes: N-1 where N = number needed
Posts: 4,050
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Chili Con Crosso

Just finished building it this AM. Took it around a neighborhood that's all crush-n-run roads with a creek crossing. Rode splendidly with the exception of a over seated bead on the front giving the tire a wobble to the side and a squeaky front brake.

Build is all SRAM Rival with Ksyrium Elites pilfered from my road bike which is now rolling on a custom Psimet Powertap build. Pedals are probably 10-12 year old Ritchy SPD compatible. Nose of the seat needs to come up a bit I know.

I am not a fan of the Soma sticky bar tape I put on. Same thickness as electrical tape but not as pliable so it gets wrinkly in the bends and has zero cushioning.




Arrgh. Focus was way off. WTF. I'll take another pic later.
jwible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 01:29 PM   #1439
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1978 Austro-Daimler, 1987 Pinarello Montello
Posts: 9,172
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwible View Post
Arrgh. Focus was way off. WTF. I'll take another pic later.
The wood grain on the fence looks sharp.

Very nice build. I'm jealous.
Andy_K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-09, 01:20 PM   #1440
TejanoTrackie 
Veteran Racer
 
TejanoTrackie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
Bikes: 29 frames + 73 wheels
Posts: 10,382
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 237 Post(s)
This is my old beater homemade crosser that's been around for about 30 years, and just keep replacing stuff as it breaks or wears out. It's based on an early 1970s French Gitane Interclub road frame with added cantilever brake mounts and Campy road rear dropouts with a threaded derailleur hanger. The cranks are Sugino Maxy 40T and the freewheel is a Suntour Winner 6-speed 13-26 with a Suntour friction barcon shifter. Wheels are tubulars with Vittoria Mastercross tires. The BB is an old Phil Wood sealed with French threaded rings. The front derailleur is just there as a chain keeper. Weight is about 22 lbs.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMGP0547.jpg (95.7 KB, 126 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0548.jpg (96.6 KB, 53 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0549.jpg (98.8 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0552.jpg (96.3 KB, 58 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0551.jpg (94.9 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg IMGP0554.jpg (92.0 KB, 34 views)

Last edited by TejanoTrackie; 11-01-09 at 01:49 PM.
TejanoTrackie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-09, 02:36 PM   #1441
salbertiago
Member
 
salbertiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...

Last edited by salbertiago; 02-18-13 at 11:06 AM.
salbertiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-09, 04:15 PM   #1442
ärjy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by salbertiago View Post
Who makes those inline levers?
They look like Salsa cross levers.
ärjy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-09, 10:14 PM   #1443
iwegian
Steel snob by accident
 
iwegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Bikes: Masi steel cross, Torelli steel roadie, Brew steel bmx
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


here is the second most recent form of it. current isn't documented in picture form yet.
iwegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 08:30 AM   #1444
j. hughes
formerly turdsandwich
 
j. hughes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC; Huntington, WV
Bikes: 1993 Specialized Allez Pro, 1984 Trek 520, 198? Ross Mt St Helens, 1980 Raleigh Super Gran Prix, 197? Raleigh Gran Prix
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also put it in the vintage thread, but thought I'd put it in here for posterity.
84 Trek 520 conversion
(sorry for crappy photo)
j. hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 10:09 AM   #1445
masont
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'01 Lemond Poprad frame, built up with Dura-Ace 9 speed shifters, Ultegra front/rear derailleurs, ultegra 12-25 cassette, Easton CT2 seatpost, FSA Energy 46/36 crankset, Rolf Sestriere wheelset, Chris King headset, Ritchey BioMax handlebars, Profile Design Hammer OS stem, Time ATAC carbon pedals. I've got avid shorty six brakes I'm going to install on it soon.

I'm pretty new to cross/biking in general, and started with a stock tri-cross sport triple. I like the bike, but I looked at/rode this one and liked it a lot more. The guy I bought it from raced two seasons, all the components have some wear, but it's light, comfortable, and shifts great. The only complaint I've had is that it feels like I'm riding a hand mixer when I get on the front brakes hard, but I'm hoping the fact that I had the wheels trued/spoke tension adjusted along with the new brakes will help that quite a bit.


Last edited by masont; 11-03-09 at 11:38 AM.
masont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 10:56 AM   #1446
notenoughdaylig
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes: atala cromor salsa las cruces slingshot boomtube merckx mxm
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Here's my 1989 Bianchi axis pro. All shimano xt w/600 brake levers and BIOPACE rings, ugh. It belonged to my sister-in-law and has been hanging in our garage for nearly 10 years. I took it out, cleaned it up and started commuting on it. I've had so much fun I've decided to build one that actually fits me. This one's a little too big. Everything but the tires and chain are original. It even came with a celeste frame pump.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bianchi axispro.jpg (96.3 KB, 205 views)
notenoughdaylig is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 01:56 PM   #1447
j. hughes
formerly turdsandwich
 
j. hughes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC; Huntington, WV
Bikes: 1993 Specialized Allez Pro, 1984 Trek 520, 198? Ross Mt St Helens, 1980 Raleigh Super Gran Prix, 197? Raleigh Gran Prix
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^so, what are you going to do with that frame?? i know someone who might be interested
j. hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 04:50 PM   #1448
grueling
old and in the way
 
grueling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Carbondale, CO
Bikes: Alpe Duez Centaur, Custom CX DA
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^I was thinking the same thing...
grueling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 05:33 PM   #1449
jonestr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ABQ, NM
Bikes: Neuvation F100, Surly Cross Check, Van Dessel Holeshot
Posts: 1,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by salbertiago View Post






Who makes those inline levers?
I think you are running your front tire in the wrong direction. Chevrons should face forward and not backwards on the front tire
jonestr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 09:22 PM   #1450
notenoughdaylig
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes: atala cromor salsa las cruces slingshot boomtube merckx mxm
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by j. hughes View Post
^so, what are you going to do with that frame?? i know someone who might be interested
Craigslist in San Luis Obispo
notenoughdaylig is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:09 PM.