Wher'd u Get That Jacket?
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere in the Tubes
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly, Lemond Poprad, Airborne Manhatten Project, Calfee Luna Fixie
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I bought a Poprad self-consciously because it is steel and I won't bend it (without being able to repair it) if I wreck it. I bought mine and then upgraded the stuff I didn't like (everything but the saddle, bars, and brakes, and the wheels for training, and the FD). I find 105 rear to shift rather slowly, too slowly for cross, and the brake levers don't offer much modulation. So I stole the Ultegra off an old road bike...did some other stuff - tubulars, ti BB, carbon crank and now I've got like a 20 pound bike. Makes it a lot easier than about 24 pounds to begin with. You can eBay the stuff you don't want and buy yourself some time and still have a bike to ride. Wasn't sure I'd love cross as much as I do, so that gave me time to figure it out.