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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 12-30-04, 05:36 PM   #126
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Just had my Il Pompino finished the other day...it's raining in the SF Bay Area so I haven't been able to properly test her. But the few minutes I spent were pretty good. Much more relaxed than my Indy Fab Planet X.

Your Fixed Gear/SS Photos!

see, i just can't do it yet. i've only had the surly frame a bit over a year. i figure i'll go through the rest of the winter with it, then see aobut swapping for the on-one. i can likely sell the surly to help defray the cost a bit. parts will just get swapped over.

all about the aesthetics; i just think the on-one looks hella better than the surly.
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Old 01-14-05, 10:04 AM   #127
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[IMG]Here is my cyclocross bike. She is 2 years old and I love it.
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Old 01-14-05, 01:31 PM   #128
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Hea ya go. Surly x-check. Some very nice feeling steel fork I picked up two years back at Veloswap.
Surly hubs/Mavic hoops, swapped to QR axles, with bolt on ti skewers. King headset, Titec ti stem, Titec Malone bar - cut obviously; I never use the drops on this thing. Paul brakes, with Shimano something or other levers. USE ti post (from my mtb-i bent the thing; after cutting the bent half off, it was only long enough to use on this bike) and Performance house brand ti rail junk saver seat. Action-Tec ti bb, Shimano LX crank with generic 38T ring, alu crank and ring bolts. Wellgo ti axle pedals. 15T fixed cog, 18T freewheel; spends the majority of its time running fixed.

For the anal fit/sizing types who are gonna' have a fit over this one: Deal. I don't race. This is my commuter, sans rack and fenders at the moment. It's comfy. It fits. It sees the once or twice a month trail ride out at Hall Ranch. Nice to spin out there fixed, flip the wheel to hit the trail for a bit, then reverse the process to come home.

I love the bike. Rides road or dirt very well. Though I can't help lusting behind its back for an On-One Il Pompino frame to replace the Surly..........
Cool! Another SS/Fixie crosscheck! Here's a couple of pictures of mine that I just finished building up. Haven't much opportunity to ride it yet, just one fixed ride in the snow (hence the fenders). Can't wait to try it offroad.

I bought a lot of the parts on ebay or through various end of year sales. The frame is used and the seller had already removed all the frame decals - looks kinda cool that way.

Built up the wheels with a Surly flip/flop rear, 105 front laced to Alex DA28 rims with some cheap Ritchey SpeedMax tires. Deore crank, 36T ring, 15T fixed, 17T freewheel. LX cantis with cheap Shimano levers. Crankbros Candy pedals with matching Livestrong bracelets, very happy with how the colour scheme turned out
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Old 02-24-05, 01:59 AM   #129
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Here's my 2004 Kona Jake. With a few modifications: Shimano BR-R550 Cantis. EVO carbon cyclocross fork. Selle Italia SLR gel flow saddle. Race face seat post (cuz the original seat, and post, was stolen ). Pazzaz carbon stem. Xero XSR-3 wheels. And fenders and stuff to keep the crap off of me...
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Old 02-26-05, 05:14 AM   #130
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I've got a 2004 ALAN Ultral Easton. Super bike. It's for sale BTW, (frame and fork)' it's one size to small, I need and XL. Super bike, I plan on buying the same thing again. Full Dura Ace, Mavic SCC tubulars, spooky brakes and levers. Single ring set up.
Nice one. Free shipping to Norway ??
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Old 03-06-05, 06:03 PM   #131
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here is a pic of my cross check www.surlyrider.com/mysurlybig.htm
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Old 03-07-05, 04:45 PM   #132
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Not a cross bike, i've allready showed it.

This is a basic MTB from 1990 (bought it -91). A very rare titanium Gary Fischer Prometheus, a beauty that i own...
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Old 03-08-05, 07:44 AM   #133
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Not a cross bike, i've allready showed it.

This is a basic MTB from 1990 (bought it -91). A very rare titanium Gary Fischer Prometheus, a beauty that i own...
That is a nice ride. I use an old Paramount mtb as a pit bike for cross. It works out really well.
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Old 03-10-05, 03:16 PM   #134
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Here is my new Propad all pimped out can't wait for Cross season to start.

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Old 03-10-05, 04:01 PM   #135
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Old 03-10-05, 04:02 PM   #136
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Not a cross bike, i've allready showed it.

This is a basic MTB from 1990 (bought it -91). A very rare titanium Gary Fischer Prometheus, a beauty that i own...

Cool. I've never seen one of those. Did another company build it for Fisher?
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Old 03-10-05, 04:05 PM   #137
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Here is my new Propad all pimped out can't wait for Cross season to start.

Nice. But won't it be hard to shoulder the bike w/ the pump and saddle bag?
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Old 03-10-05, 11:41 PM   #138
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Nice. But won't it be hard to shoulder the bike w/ the pump and saddle bag?
No worries all that excess crap will be gone for Cross. Right now this is my regular training bike till I get my Zurich back from warranty replacement for a crack
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Old 03-11-05, 12:26 PM   #139
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Cool. You've got 6 mos to train anyways till the races start in Sept. DFL's usually start then, along w/ EBCX.

I've been doing my training strictly on my Il Pompino. My IF has been sitting quietly, sometimes on the trainer.
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Old 03-15-05, 06:34 AM   #140
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Cool. I've never seen one of those. Did another company build it for Fisher?
No, it's handbuilt in USA by Gary Fisher (the company)...

They built 300 of them betveen 88-92 and as far as i know there are five of them here in Sweden.
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Old 03-24-05, 06:55 PM   #141
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2005 KONA Jake The Snake

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Old 03-29-05, 04:27 PM   #142
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Another highly modified Crosscheck! Can you spot some of the changes???

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Old 03-29-05, 10:28 PM   #143
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that cross check looks hot.
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Old 03-30-05, 05:41 AM   #144
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Old 04-13-05, 08:02 AM   #145
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Old 04-14-05, 07:35 AM   #146
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Hate to be nitpicking but bikes with disk breaks are no cross bikes according to UCI regulations. And I would never call commuter bikes with fenders, road tires, headlights and a pump a cross bike.
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Wasn't aware this thread was only for UCI regulated bikes.
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Wasn't aware this thread was only for UCI regulated bikes.
It would be nice if the bikes shown at least have somethingt to do with cyclocross.
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Old 04-14-05, 08:14 PM   #149
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It would be nice if the bikes shown at least have somethingt to do with cyclocross.
Not to start a war, but, that's like arguing that you cannot be rididng a CX bike unless you're racing, because then it's not a CX bike.
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Old 04-15-05, 12:18 PM   #150
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Hate to be nitpicking but bikes with disk breaks are no cross bikes according to UCI regulations. And I would never call commuter bikes with fenders, road tires, headlights and a pump a cross bike.
You’re not allowed to ride with fenders either, at least not in Norway.
That I can understand for security reasons, but the disk brake I don’t get.
I mean. I got fairly good canties (Paul neo retro) and ceramic rims, but they still suck during wet conditions.
And road tires. Well. I guess that’s a matter of taste, but I’ll recon it involves a good amount of shouldering.
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