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Old 08-06-11, 03:35 PM   #1
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FINALLY found my new CX bike for the year!!!

Finally, my search is over. Won a ridley crossbow frame (too poor for x-fire/night). Going to give Shimergo a try with campy hubbub conversion to 105 RD 11-28 cassette with 40t chainring. Velocity tubulars with some of the $35 vittoria tubulars. Jagwire race cable set (states that is campy compatible).

Should be built up for around $900 USD. There is a site (realcyclist?) selling Tiagra model for 899, but I will be a bit lighter, with tubular wheelset. Should be a decent cx machine
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Do tell how you won the frame. Come on, share your secret...
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Finally, my search is over. Won a ridley crossbow frame (too poor for x-fire/night). Going to give Shimergo a try with campy hubbub conversion to 105 RD 11-28 cassette with 40t chainring. Velocity tubulars with some of the $35 vittoria tubulars. Jagwire race cable set (states that is campy compatible).

Should be built up for around $900 USD. There is a site (realcyclist?) selling Tiagra model for 899, but I will be a bit lighter, with tubular wheelset. Should be a decent cx machine
Why not use a Shiftmate from Jtek?
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Old 08-07-11, 07:23 AM   #5
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My guess is eBay.
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yes, ebay.

I am going to try the hubbub first because it is free, i am not opposed to Jtek, but seems like adding additional hardware (especially something that needs to spin a pulley, in a mud prone bike and position on the bike is only asking for trouble. I may just get campy spacers at that point
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That's a very minimalist build.
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well, the shifters and tubulars are still on the way from ribble... I didn't know that it was going to come with a seatpost, so anyone looking for a 31.6 seatpost, let me know
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