my daily commute is a mix of road/gravel/dirt/grass/broken concrete sidewalk, so i ended up with a CX. no, i don't race, yet, but i'm hoping to get down to the race at Ommegang Brewery as it's pretty close to me.
every day it's not raining "hard", i'm on this Nashbar steel CX headed to work. only mod thus far has been SPD pedals. considering a frame swap, as i've seen the Jake on sale, but it's a great workhorse as is...
2011 HTC S-Works Roubaix
2011 Tarmac Pro
2012 Sirrus Elite
2010 Raleigh Clubman
1980 Peugeot PX8M
Some updates to my old beater. Converted it to SS 34/14, new saddle, fork, and monster truck tires.
My 2009 Kona Jake. Chris King headset, Hope stem, SRAM Rival crankset, Thompson seatpost, Specialized Avatar saddle. I'd like to upgrade the fork to a carbon fiber unit next, the stock fork is so heavy!
If This Is Heaven...How Bad Is Hell???
finished up my Ritchey build. last few pieces were finding a good condition set of Logic cantilevers, and getting a steel fork made.
specialized sells box bikes?
It'll be a couple weeks before I ride it. I'm having the shop tailor it to me a bit. It comes with BB5 calipers, so I'm changing those to BB7's. The crankset is a 46-38 standard (strange combo), so I'm changing that to a 46-34 FSA Gossamer Compact (I know most go 46-36, but I like the tractor gearing of the 34 small ring).
Expect a full review in a month or two.
Just finished my CRB, and the short spin around the neighborhood has me smiling!