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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 02-05-13, 03:08 PM   #2376
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2013 Raleigh RXC. Fresh out of the oven, haven't even removed the warning stickers yet.
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Old 02-05-13, 07:54 PM   #2377
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2011 Crux Pro Carbon with Sram Red - black edition (pictures are of my bike on my backyard quarter mile cyclocross loop)
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Old 02-05-13, 08:22 PM   #2378
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that is a secksy bike.. like so many here. daym
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Old 02-06-13, 12:16 AM   #2379
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that is a secksy bike.. like so many here. daym
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New bike day! My first cyclocross steed, hoping to get into racing next season. Civilian Bicycle Co. Le Roi Le Veut, specs upon request.
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Old 02-09-13, 04:46 AM   #2381
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Love the Le Roi Le Veut, but hate that my size is only available in the sweet pea colour you have. And man, do those clashing colours hurt my eyes. Seriously nice though.
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New bike day! My first cyclocross steed, hoping to get into racing next season. Civilian Bicycle Co. Le Roi Le Veut, specs upon request.
I really like this bike ! Wish the company was shipping to Canada for cheaper... I need both my arms and legs for riding it !
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Old 02-09-13, 03:00 PM   #2383
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Love the Le Roi Le Veut, but hate that my size is only available in the sweet pea colour you have. And man, do those clashing colours hurt my eyes. Seriously nice though.
Yeah, I was lucky enough to choose between French Flag and Sweet Pea. My school team kit is mostly green though, so it was hardly a choice.
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Old 02-11-13, 03:28 PM   #2384
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This is an older Voodoo Wazoo frame that came to me as a rusty frame only. I had it powdercoated and then took my time building it up.







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Hi folks. My 2010 Kona Jake the Snake. I bought it to commute a few years back. Since then, the bike has been completely redone and looks more like something I would build.


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Finally have the finishing touches put on my Van Dessel. Ten speed 105 drivetrain with DuraAce shifters. Weighs in at 23 pounds. A little porky but not bad...it's a beefy frame!



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Old 02-21-13, 01:12 PM   #2387
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my brand new Focus 105
my first CX, just commuted today, quite liked.
only thing Im not too happy with are these fenders...
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Old 02-21-13, 02:17 PM   #2388
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my brand new Focus 105
my first CX, just commuted today, quite liked.
only thing Im not too happy with are these fenders...
I just got a 2012 Focus Mares with 105 (pictured on the previous page of this thread, I believe).

I love mine, its great. The fenders you have look like the road bike fenders I've used. They pretty much suck. You have plenty of room on the Mares for full fenders. I put Planet bike hybrid full fenders on mine. Works great and keeps the bike, and me, much cleaner.
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11/9 Shimergo! Considering doing that for my new fendered road build.

Cool looking bike.
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Old 02-21-13, 03:39 PM   #2390
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Thanks, man. I have used 11/9 Shimergo and it works well, but this is 10/8 and is effin' flawless; like they were made for each other. I may replace the 8s chain with a 9s, but there's really no need at this point.

I took those pics at Eva Bandman Park just two weeks after it had been owned by a bunch of Dutch and Belgians (for the most part).
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Ah. I didn't squint too hard at the cogs and I'm not that familiar with the various Ergo levers yet.

I'd like to give it a shot at some point whether on this bike or another. I have an old bike running 600 with downtube shifters that would be a good candidate for 10/8.
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2013 Raleigh RXC. Fresh out of the oven, haven't even removed the warning stickers yet.
I really like the flat black frame but the white tape has to go....along with the white seat (IMHO)

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New to me a Motobecane Fantom Cross. Local BF member sold to me for $120.
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Old 03-03-13, 08:01 PM   #2394
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New FELT F55X cross bike. Don't race bit cross fits my commuting (greater than 60% off-road) and fun riding. Got a decent price on a 2012. Will be changing from panniers to backpack for commuting - thinking an Ortlieb pack would be good.



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Old 03-04-13, 08:35 PM   #2395
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I put Planet bike hybrid full fenders on mine. Works great and keeps the bike, and me, much cleaner.
how are these fenders you mentioned for quickly removal and putting them back on?

After using more the bike, I'm actually found these I'm using quite convenient to be taken off when I go out for training and the weather is good... takes 10s to remove them, no tool involved, and also very easy and quick to install them back later, less than 1min, also no tools.

Since I'm using the same bike for commuting and training, this advantage kind of balances their smaller size.
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Just built it up. It's a magic carpet. I want to zooma zoom zoom in the boom boom of this bicycle.
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Old 03-10-13, 08:01 AM   #2398
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Sadly, this is the closest I have to an "action" pic. Post-race repair of a chain that snapped during the race.



2013 Kona Jake with upgrades: BB7s, 105 shifters, CX-70 FD and cranks (46/36), Candy pedals. Tires are 32s. Schwalbe CX Pro on the front and Vittoria Cross XM on the rear. One of the lighter Nashbar saddles that has a cutout.
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Here is how it kind of stands now, still working out a few other pieces. The fork is a Nashbar cross fork (Winwood) and will take a 47c Smart Sam without fenders, I can not get my "1.9" RK in that fork though. This is more for gravel then singletrack these days, and I just got the Cowbell 3 today (literally just finished taping it).

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The saddle will be replaced, am looking for a Brooks B17 probably in the mandarin color hopefully.

Got a lot of gravel to cover this year and this had taken most of it on the Pasela's no less. Am looking for a nice set of clinchers for the cross season.
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