Ok, so I'm going ahead with my new CX bike, as I have sold a few of my bikes, and my parents have said I could.
My frame will probably be a Soul Monk and a Stiffster carbon fork, as I am sponsored by them.
Brakes: I see some bad reviews of the Avids, althought I am a big fan of their disc and v brakes. I'm thinking of giving hte Shorty 4s a shot, since I get them cheap at cost. Maybe some Kool Stop pads?
Drivetrain: I'm using Campagnolo Centaur parts, 10 speed, derraleurls, shifters, chain, cogs and whatnot. Cane Creek cross levers on the tops of the bars.
Tires: I'm tihnking these really cool looking Clements, and if not, maybe the Conti Twister pros.
Wheels: I plan on using my Campy proton wheels for now, until I get enough money to lace some real cross wheels. I hear theese are pretty good for cross, and I'm only 140 lbs.
Bars/Stem: I have these road bars and stem from a Litespeed, I assum theyll work? Their like Dedas or something
Seatpost/Saddle: I plan on getting a Thomson elite and maybe a Terry saddle? Those look really comfortable, but hopefully I can get some advice here.
Cables? I was thinking Dura Ace since I get them pretty cheap, and that housing is pretty stiff
Pedals? I hear the Candy SLs work well? I personally like the look of the eggbeaters better, but Im open to opinions here, I may start with some basic SPDs for now
Am I missing anything? I have my first race in Novemer, the 21st in Highland Park, NJ, and I'm stoked. I will hopefully have this built before then and can get some riding. My budget is kind in the air as I'm in the process of selling a few of my bikes to fund this project. I started on road, and trasnfered to trials/mountain/dh, and kind like road, but wish there was a larger challenge other than hills, which is what cyclocross will hopefullly. Road cycling was intense, but CX seems more intense in a differnt way, which really appeals to me. I'm trying to keep the price under 800, which I think is possible without a new wheelset as of now, and getting stuff at cost through my shop and getting the frame/fork cheap.
Anyone else going to that race in NJ on the 21sth?