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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 05-22-12, 08:15 PM   #2201
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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...

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Old 05-24-12, 10:29 AM   #2202
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Just finished building up the replacement for my previous bike (see thread: "The Death of Strawberry Shartcake" for details)
Here's what I replaced it with; 2011 Redline Conquest Pro... most of the components were direct transfer. Needed new headset and bottom bracket. SRAM Red cranks and Soulcraft tensioner are the big differences aside from the frameset.
I did some masking/paint work to turn the stock red accents into pink to match my team colours.



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Old 05-24-12, 10:31 AM   #2203
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2009 Cannondale CX9, 58cm, PAUL cantilevers, 1x10, Shimano Ultegra wheels, DuraAce shifters, carbon crank/steerer, Fizik saddle. super light and fast!!





^ yes, so sweet
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Old 05-30-12, 10:35 PM   #2204
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Its not a bike, just a frameset for now, but it'll be my next restoration project.

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Old 06-08-12, 06:36 PM   #2205
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Just completed this today. Cross Check with Conti Cyclocross 700x42 tires, Crankbros Stem, Salsa Cowbell 2 handlebar, and brooks saddle..


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Old 06-10-12, 07:40 AM   #2206
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Some updates to my old beater. Converted it to SS 34/14, new saddle, fork, and monster truck tires.



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Old 06-11-12, 10:20 PM   #2207
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Finished product set up for the Gravel Metric in Dekalb, IL
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Old 06-11-12, 10:33 PM   #2208
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Old 06-12-12, 09:34 AM   #2209
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Some updates to my old beater. Converted it to SS 34/14, new saddle, fork, and monster truck tires.



You might want to consider running that chain tensioner up instead of down, especially with such a small chainring
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Old 06-13-12, 12:00 AM   #2210
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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!
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Old 06-16-12, 07:03 PM   #2211
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Love this bike. I am looking for a frame for my wife and she really likes this one too. The thing is that she will probably never use it offroad so I doubt a cx bike would be ideal for her, despite how well suited they are for me.
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Old 06-20-12, 02:30 PM   #2213
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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!
This has to be the sweetest package of upgrades I have ever seen on a Jake. Very nice.
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You might want to consider running that chain tensioner up instead of down, especially with such a small chainring
It doesn't go the other way. It is spring loaded. I'm probably going to run a 16t in the future anyway. 34-14 is still a bit too steep.
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Old 06-21-12, 07:59 PM   #2215
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finished up my Ritchey build. last few pieces were finding a good condition set of Logic cantilevers, and getting a steel fork made.
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Old 06-22-12, 12:18 PM   #2216
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finished up my Ritchey build. last few pieces were finding a good condition set of Logic cantilevers, and getting a steel fork made.
Wow, the nicest looking on here!
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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.
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Old 06-27-12, 12:01 PM   #2221
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It doesn't go the other way. It is spring loaded. I'm probably going to run a 16t in the future anyway. 34-14 is still a bit too steep.

I think he ment that you should remove the spring. Like this:
http://velosolo.co.uk/sstens.html
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Old 06-27-12, 01:36 PM   #2222
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Old 06-30-12, 12:34 PM   #2223
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Just finished my CRB, and the short spin around the neighborhood has me smiling!



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Old 07-02-12, 02:07 AM   #2224
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how i spent my 4th: SSCX build on a used '05 Ridley Crossbow. currently in commuter/trail mode.

44:16 for now. 39t chainring in reserve in case i can't pull my usual hills (but i've been avoiding shifting in preparation).

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