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Barrettscv 09-27-13 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by MileHighMark (Post 16109363)
Still working on the review. Handling reminds me of my Vaya.

Understood.

thenomad 09-28-13 10:03 PM

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Got one I'm building now to see if it'll satiate my desire to get another Surly Cross Check. Its a lot cheaper than buying a $440 frame but has a few drawbacks but should be about as versatile.

Put the 700c wheelset on today and stripped down the frame. Stock crank came with a 36t and 47t ring so I'm set for any SS work I want to do

h2oxtc 11-10-13 05:51 PM

Could be my last outdoor ride before the snow flies ...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/1...92219dae_z.jpg
IMG-20131110-00816 SML by h2oxtc, on Flickr

Erik_A 11-11-13 06:00 PM

That Univega is bad-a$$ - I love re-purposed old steel bikes with canti's.

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Originally Posted by thenomad (Post 16113861)
Got one I'm building now to see if it'll satiate my desire to get another Surly Cross Check. Its a lot cheaper than buying a $440 frame but has a few drawbacks but should be about as versatile.

Put the 700c wheelset on today and stripped down the frame. Stock crank came with a 36t and 47t ring so I'm set for any SS work I want to do


Barrettscv 11-11-13 06:47 PM

To add the retro aesthetic philosophy while enjoying the the go-anywhere freedom of a slightly wider tire, I added an Italian recently.

A good hand-built lugged steel-framed bike adds a little individuality to the ride.1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross is ready for the road or trail. Everyone needs a retro lugged Columbus steel CX bike.



http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/l...ps424e59f1.jpg

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http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/l...psdd4310dc.jpg

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WFRTony 11-12-13 10:30 AM

The LHT gets most of my gravel riding action...

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN1313.jpg

but I prefer the Atlantis...

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN1276.jpg[/URL]

tegnamo 12-09-13 06:55 PM

A bone-stock Vaya 2, but loving it nonetheless. Seen in front of Mono Lake, CA.

I am quite happy that I got the silver wanderlust rack, however...

http://i.imgur.com/vY8pm7Sl.jpg

Ghost Ryder 12-09-13 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by WFRTony (Post 16240158)
The LHT gets most of my gravel riding action...

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN1313.jpg

but I prefer the Atlantis...

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSCN1276.jpg[/URL]

Then why do you lay her down on her derailleur? :lol:
;)

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Originally Posted by tegnamo (Post 16316068)
A bone-stock Vaya 2, but loving it nonetheless. Seen in front of Mono Lake, CA.

I am quite happy that I got the silver wanderlust rack, however...

http://i.imgur.com/vY8pm7Sl.jpg

Nice bike, & great pic!
The backdrop is almost perfect, its almost like its photochopped.
:thumb:

UnfilteredDregs 12-10-13 12:19 AM

Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...17874068_o.jpg

Ghost Ryder 12-10-13 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16316896)
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...17874068_o.jpg

That's a sweet bike!
How much did this rig set you back if you don't mind d me asking?

UnfilteredDregs 12-10-13 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder (Post 16316911)
That's a sweet bike!
How much did this rig set you back if you don't mind d me asking?

Too much, and worth every penny. Wheels were 1k, bike - OEM wheels about 4k. So 5k right off the bat. My wife wants me to sell a kidney.

I haven't settled on a saddle yet, right now I have an Italia Selle C2 gel Flo...I have a Fizik Aliante VSX coming in to try.. I just settled on pedals and shoes as well. I think I'm going to change the crank...I want a little more low end..

fietsbob 12-10-13 02:28 AM

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/l...psdd4310dc.jpg




More common mechanics to hide the big alloy nut on the other side of the rear brake , but suit yourself..

Ghost Ryder 12-10-13 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16316940)
Too much, and worth every penny. Wheels were 1k, bike - OEM wheels about 4k. So 5k right off the bat. My wife wants me to sell a kidney.

I haven't settled on a saddle yet, right now I have an Italia Selle C2 gel Flo...I have a Fizik Aliante VSX coming in to try.. I just settled on pedals and shoes as well. I think I'm going to change the crank...I want a little more low end..

Damn!!!
She looks like she worth it!
What a beauty!

Willis24 12-10-13 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Barrettscv (Post 16238510)
A good hand-built lugged steel-framed bike adds a little individuality to the ride.1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross is ready for the road or trail. Everyone needs a retro lugged Columbus steel CX bike.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/l...pse54d051a.jpg

That is certainly a rare classic! Be careful calling it "Special" with that "Roubaix" text on the bars, the other S may get litigious. ;)

Brougham 12-10-13 09:59 PM

Nice! Have you weighed it yet?


Quote:

Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16316896)
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...17874068_o.jpg


UnfilteredDregs 12-11-13 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Brougham (Post 16319929)
Nice! Have you weighed it yet?


With those giant honking pedals- 21#.

h2oxtc 12-15-13 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16316896)
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...17874068_o.jpg

Gorgeous bike!

I can't see myself dodging potholes and taxi's on a bike worth that much. :)

UnfilteredDregs 12-15-13 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by h2oxtc (Post 16332527)
Gorgeous bike!

I can't see myself dodging potholes and taxi's on a bike worth that much. :)

It's a fun bike... :D

cs1 12-20-13 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by cuda2k (Post 15708593)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y...0/IMG_2639.jpg

As far as tires go, using the Clement LAS on the Schwinn right now, the tight diamond pattern gives just a little bite in the loose surface dust. The new rig is going to be running Conti TravelContact tires, wide smooth center with some good teeth on the edges.

Very very nice, why don't you use a Veloce rear?

jsigone 12-20-13 09:50 AM

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/1...1871dd37_z.jpg
Altamira CX 1.3 by jsig1, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/1...c828280a_z.jpg
Overlooking southgrade by jsig1, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/1...5f065eff_z.jpg
up up and away....err more ups by jsig1, on Flickr

drturf 12-20-13 10:52 AM

Sixty Fiver, nice bike. What brand is the stem?

cuda2k 12-21-13 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by cs1 (Post 16345653)
Very very nice, why don't you use a Veloce rear?

Wanted to be able to use a 32 or even 34t cassette if the situation called for it. Think I have a 32 on it right now. Plus it opened up a lot of options for wheels at the price point I wanted to spend.

A few recent pics, still need to get the rear rack on it, wanted to make sure I had the rear brake dialed in first. I do think a new saddle may be in order for the spring.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...965-Edit-2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E...0/IMG_2968.jpg

linus 12-21-13 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16316896)
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...17874068_o.jpg

Great looking bike, but one of the worst picture ever. :p

UnfilteredDregs 12-21-13 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by linus (Post 16348732)
Great looking bike, but one of the worst picture ever. :p


Yeah, I know...it sucks...lmao. I'll get some better pics once I have it completely settled in...I changed the saddle, I need to put my clipless on, I want to rotate the brifters down a little bit because I'm not confident about being able to grab the brakes when I'm in the drops...I'd like to be able to get the first knuckles of my pointer and middle fingers around them... I want white bar tape as well... :P

cuda2k 12-21-13 12:28 PM

white bar tape on a gravel grinder? You must like brown. :lol:


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