Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hollister, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Jose, Mercian King of Mercia
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I'm about to build up a Cross-check after cleaning the garage out of bikes that I don't particularly like. I'm shopping components, and thinking about Sugino 600-series cranks, bolting on a Brooks and pedals I already have and love. Nitto Noodles, XT hubs on beefy 36 Mavic rims, Schwalbe Marathons. My question is around the drive train. On my racerboy bike, I swapped the Shimano chain for a Sram, and the difference was amazing -- quiet with instant shifts. In a crowd, people don't even know when I shift in back. I'm thinking of Sram through the driveline -- chain, casette, rear and front derailleurs from the X9 series.
Aside from the Flash Gordon naming convention, they look rugged and simple. I'd like to mate them with Dura-Ace barcons. Any issues?
Brake suggestions? I'm thinking Cane Creek Shorties. Thanks?