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Old 11-13-21, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
so the once CX bike became a hybrid. Does that make it less cool?
Unfortunately, yes. But it's cool that it's still getting used instead of hung on the wall, so it gets a pass!
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Old 11-14-21, 02:27 PM
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Here's my Miyata Alumi-Cross from 1990. I like the fit and clearance for larger tires though limited by the fenders. I bought it to just try it out, but so far, I am having difficult time finding a better bike than this one:
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Old 11-14-21, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by so-ichiro View Post
Here's my Miyata Alumi-Cross from 1990. I like the fit and clearance for larger tires though limited by the fenders. I bought it to just try it out, but so far, I am having difficult time finding a better bike than this one....
for what it is, there isn't much better. i have an '89 triple cross. miyata made some great bikes, and i wouldn't turn down an alumicross if it came across my radar at the right time. great acquisition!
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Old 11-14-21, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fabiofarelli View Post

CJV, Chr Jeucken build this 1981 in Venray, the Netherlands. I lived there those days, always great to see the bikes in his shop. Not only his own build but Gazelle, Colnago etcetera, grat stuff. This one is build now for ridin' sunday next week the Stalen Ros Turf Toertocht.



Just fun.

Not sure if I'm quite in the right thread here, how about "beyond-C-V-cyclocross-bikes"?

Here I am doing my best impression of the speedy, gravity-defying Mercier/BP/Hutchinson rider:




I did once ride this Miyata to a cyclocross venue and race it (after removing the rack, and fitting Michelin Hi-Lite Tour tires).
I managed to gap the B-field leaders on the last lap by staying on the bike through a sand trap (using a bouncing technique in synch with my pedal strokes), only to have my rear derailer eject it's cage pivot into the spokes while upshifting away from a tight corner just moments later. My fresh Module4 rear wheel build was ruined, but luckily no frame damage (and my older brother was there to give me a ride home).
Shown with the offending rear derailer, pre-incident:

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Old 11-14-21, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aeshultz View Post
...Had a blast with it until I realized that I could watch the front axle move 1" or so front to back while the fork sucked up bumps - was probably OK, but it gave me pause

Gave me pause... Ha

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Old 11-14-21, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Here I am doing my best impression of the speedy, gravity-defying Mercier/BP/Hutchinson rider:
Here's a picture with the same guys, they only changed position and this time it's on the Puy de Dme, on the left Jacques Anquetil and on the right Raymond Poulidor. Quite famous those days.

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Old 11-15-21, 09:12 PM
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Now those two riders look like they've perhaps had enough of one another!

Gendarme looks the other way as Poulidor appears to be attempting to apply some reverse momentum to his rival(?).

What is known about their bikes I wonder.
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Old 11-17-21, 01:04 AM
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Interesting rear brake placement. Is that to gain a little more tire clearance?
Or to accommodate the original custom rack after the original canti's were removed for not being popular enough yet.



Before, 1974 when Jim built it for himself

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Old 11-17-21, 02:10 AM
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That's a great idea - I never liked the mirror routing for the Dia-Compe "G" brakes. Your solution looks more interesting, and solves a real problem for many of these mid priced C&V rides.
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Old 11-17-21, 08:03 PM
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When I put it back together and it came time to mount the FD it was like: I never use the big ring anyway, I'll just save the weight. Good C&O towpath bike.

1998 753, not quite CV
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Old 02-13-22, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by guy1138 View Post
Unfortunately, yes. But it's cool that it's still getting used instead of hung on the wall, so it gets a pass!
I acquired the desired parts so now it can be more cool.

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Old 03-07-22, 12:23 AM
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Mothballed since buying, awaiting some space (and the east coast Australian rain to stop so every surface stops growing spores):

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2006 Ritchey Breakaway CX, new fork, built up as my travel bike/credit card tourer.

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Old 03-08-22, 11:53 AM
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Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring frame I built myself (#1). Real cyclocross equipment was scarce in the US in those days, so mine was cobbled together. It was possible to get cheap knobby sew-ups, and those were the only knobs available except the beginnings of mountain bike equipment.

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Old 03-08-22, 04:55 PM
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1972 Mondia, back to road bike



The last two photos is how my Mondia came to me. I have no idea what the history of the bike was but I believe it was either cyclocrossed or some type of off road riding. It was found in a storage locker in Corona California and I bought on eBay for a very reasonable sum. The previous owner was too short for the 63cm frame as evidenced by the seat post burying. Fortunately the kickstand left no marks on the chain stays and I took the bike back to what it was originally. The components are original other than the pedals and brake levers . I put some Wienman levers with releases so I could run wide road tires for the occasional dirt road.
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Old 03-10-22, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring frame I built myself (#1). Real cyclocross equipment was scarce in the US in those days, so mine was cobbled together. It was possible to get cheap knobby sew-ups, and those were the only knobs available except the beginnings of mountain bike equipment.

Yow! Skid Lid, too! (AKA "Plastic Hairnet")
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