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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 02-21-13, 07:44 PM   #1
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first cross bike, (re)build started

A lot of my riding buddies have recently built/acquired some fantastic cyclocross bikes. It's finally put me over the edge. I've always loved rally car racing and, to me, cyclocross is a lot like that. Road racing gear modified to go fast in all conditions. Both disciplines require a certain insanity.

I looked at a lot of frames but when my favorite local shop got a pair of Mash CXSS and Zydeco frames in, I was sold. Problem being: Cinelli says my size XXL frame is out of stock. Until 2014. Or maybe forever. They did have complete bikes in stock. I wasn't a fan of the 105 bits but I happen to have another bike in the works that could use it. I pulled the trigger and picked it up last night. I promptly started taking it apart, a bit painful as I just want to ride it! I have some campy 10 stuff around as well as other campy 10 wheels so going that route made sense.

Here it is, getting de-Shimanoed.




more pictures to follow once my ergolevers arrive; they're lost is usps land right now.
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Old 02-27-13, 11:20 AM   #2
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all finished! took it out in the rain last night. it's brilliant! very happy with the handling. the front end is so, so stiff.







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Old 02-27-13, 12:48 PM   #3
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50-34 chainrings wont be so race useful, , but you can always change those.

If you dare, now go get it dirty..
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Old 02-27-13, 07:27 PM   #4
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Well done sir !
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Matching tires and bartape a nice touch.
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Nice work!

The dirt in your area will be honored to have a chance of meeting up with that slick machine of yours...
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Old 02-28-13, 07:30 AM   #7
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50-34 chainrings wont be so race useful, , but you can always change those.

If you dare, now go get it dirty..
I plan to do a lot of mixed trail/gravel riding until next fall, the 50/34 is working great for that. Don't worry, I already endo'd yesterday riding on some train tracks. Whoops. No damage other than some bruises.
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Old 02-28-13, 08:27 AM   #8
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I almost endo'd the first time out with my CX8.4s. They're pretty awesome.

Great looking bike!
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Old 02-28-13, 01:40 PM   #9
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Ahh, that's too pretty to take outside and get it all wet and dirty...

... You'd better just leave it in the basement and go down and look at it and touch every night before bed....

(Nice Job! )
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That's a beauty. I'm going to go the other way and say it'll look even better with some mud/dirt stuck on it in the right areas.
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Old 03-01-13, 08:00 PM   #11
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pink!!!! what could have been ..
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Old 03-02-13, 12:27 PM   #12
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pink lemonade bike looks delicious. Well done. I have a citron macho man that's dying to get some pink treatment as well.
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