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Old 06-13-14, 09:40 PM   #1
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Cinelli CXSS Build I am considering

So basically the plan for the bike is a mostly commuter with weekend warrior off roading when I get the chance but I kind of wanted to run things by people who do it more than I and see what I might want to change for more cross riding as I am building it more like a fixed gear/single speed road machine.

I am going with a Cinelli MASH CXSS frame (somewhat of a place holder for a custom frame I am looking at getting built)
Brakes:Avid Shorty Ultimate
Drivetrain: Sugino 75 + Sugino Zen Chainring, EAI Gold Medal cog (or Phil Wood) and White Industries Freewheel
Wheels Phil Wood Hubs and maybe H+Sons rims and most likely DT Swiss spokes
Cockpit is being moved from another bike but is complete just have to get a new seatpost but probably will go with Thomson or continue with my initially unintentional SRAM/Avid/Zipp theme and get a Zipp service course SL seatpost.

Mainly my issues are with the drivetrain and wheels for cross riding. I know they will be just fine for city riding but any thoughts for off road? I assume they will be just fine and dandy but having a second, third or fourth opinion isn't a horrible thing, right?

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Old 06-19-14, 02:20 PM   #2
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I think you might run in to issues with that crank for off-road use, in that the 144 BCD will limit your smallest chain ring size. Other then that, sounds like an awesome build. Those frames look fun.

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Yup, the 144 BCD crank will limit you to a 42 chain ring. I would go for a better 130 BCD crank set for more options and cheaper.
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True true, i couldn't go too small but I don't mind so much. Since the plan for the parts is mostly commuting on paved roads I want to keep it more practical to that. However I might see what 130 BCDs exist. I want it to look clean and minimally logo'd and black for the actual frame the parts will be ending up on (which I need to get the money to get built) Sugino 75 just has that look I want without the Phil Wood price-tag (which was my initial dreaming of the bike but people steered me away from the Phil cranks)

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