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Old 08-28-06, 08:30 PM
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Oh, a disc brake. I thought you meant a disc wheel. Now THAT would be cool.
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Old 08-28-06, 08:48 PM
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The latest version of my race bike...

2001 Kona Major Jake frame
Winwood carbon fork
Campagnolo Centaur 9v group
Truvativ Rouleur GXP 38/46 crankset
Shimano BR-550 brakes
Campagnolo Proton wheels
Tufo Prestige tubular clincher tires
Time ATAC pedals
Fizik Arione saddle

Weighs just a bit more than 19 lbs. The second pic is how it looked four years ago.
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Old 08-28-06, 10:04 PM
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I must say, kudos to both the Bianchi and the Kona... couldnt ask for my lowly conquest to be trumped by nicer bikes
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Here's my soma doublecross. I love this bike!

http://sports.webshots.com/album/553441769nKrKYI


I just got my 'cross tubulars today, so in a few days I'll glue them up and get practicing for the upcoming cross season.
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Old 09-02-06, 04:32 PM
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Here's my new cross rig with training wheels.

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Finished last night for the first race on Sunday

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Originally Posted by 92degrees
Finished last night for the first race on Sunday


Is that a custom paint job?
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Old 09-10-06, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Leviathan
Is that a custom paint job?

Yeah, the only way I could find a frame in my size (49) without waiting for next year's bikes was to find a shop in another state that happened to have a team frame that didn't get built up. It's a sweet paintjob, I think. I raced my first race ever today. Got my *ss kicked, and I'll have to see how I feel about cross in a couple of days, but I'm pretty sure I'm hooked. I don't think I like the Eggbeaters; I think I may put something on with some platform. Otherwise, I was very happy with the bike.
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Old 09-13-06, 10:58 AM
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yeah i like the paint also.

Try the candys if you want more platform, then you wouldnt have to swap cleats.
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Old 09-13-06, 01:14 PM
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Hey Steelforme, is that carbon fork stock on your bike? I think I have one just like it, but your headset seems to be integrated. Can you tell more about the source of the bike, and parts?
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Hey Steelforme, is that carbon fork stock on your bike? I think I have one just like it, but your headset seems to be integrated. Can you tell more about the source of the bike, and parts?
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I unloaded my fixed gear to join the hip kids

Well, here's my nearly completed cross project. I picked up the frame for a really good price, moved some parts off my oldish road bike, bought a new fork and some tires, etc. Like all bike projects, it wasn't as cheap to put together as I imagined. Nonetheless, I think it looks allright and it's pretty light and stiff. I don't have a scale, so I don't know the weight. I'm still playing with the the tilt of the bars, I need a fang or 3rd eye for the chain, and I'm thinking about painting something on it. My first cross race is in a few weeks. I have no offroad handling abilities. Wish me luck.

Frame - Redline Conquest (pro?)
Fork - Generic Carbon, It's quite light, has an aluminum crown and seems stiff
Wheels - Mavic Reflex, 105 fr, Ultegra Rr, Conti Twisters (These were my first wheel build about 8 yrs ago)
D-Train - Shimano 600 Crank, 39t FSA Ring, Ultegra 9spd DR,11-23 Cassette, 42t ring used for chain retention.
Pedals - Time ATAC
Cockpit - Cinelli Eubios, Thomson 100mm, Ultegra 9spd STI, Salsa cross lever
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Old 09-25-06, 10:13 AM
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Alright, here's mine, freshly overhauled and ready to go.



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Frame: GT ZRX aluminum alloy.
Wheels: Nashbar special -- 36h Open Pros/ 14ga DT spokes / Ultegra Hubs.
Drivetrain: DA rear derailleur w/ DA bar-end shifter, Ultegra cassette & chain, Sugino cranks w/ 38t single chainring and Spot chainguard.
Brakes: Avid 10c w/ Shimano 600 levers & Cane Creek in-line brake levers.
Misc: Stock saddle, seatpost, stem and handlebars; Michelin Cyclocross Sprint tires, Time ATAC Alium pedals, Profile bar wrap.
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My new SS CX is finally done.

Frame is a Nishiki touring frame steel - Tange 2
Rear wheel - dura-ace freewheel hub laced to an open-pro
Front wheel - 600 hub laces to a cx-22 or 33 (I forget)
Front brakes - suntour cantis (came with frame)
Rear Brakes - Cheap shimanos
Salmon kool-stops
Cranks - shimano 600
Currently geared for the street with 45x16
39x16 or 42x16 will be used off road

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Old 10-02-06, 06:43 PM
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Here are my Steelaman Eurocross and my Gunnar singlespeed cross bikes.
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Originally Posted by Cynikal
My new SS CX is finally done.

Frame is a Nishiki touring frame steel - Tange 2
Rear wheel - dura-ace freewheel hub laced to an open-pro
Front wheel - 600 hub laces to a cx-22 or 33 (I forget)
Front brakes - suntour cantis (came with frame)
Rear Brakes - Cheap shimanos
Salmon kool-stops
Cranks - shimano 600
Currently geared for the street with 45x16
39x16 or 42x16 will be used off road
The bike came out good! Let's get some dirt on those tires. Call upon Jeffery too.
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Thanks, Jeffery and I are hitting the trails on Monday, enjoying a public sector holiday . Jeffery found a frame last night for his SS CX project, so we have a new build to think about. Any luck with finding a frame?

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Sold some stock. IRO Rob Roy in the works. Maybe by Winter it will be done. In the meantime I have my curbside pickup.

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Originally Posted by Cynikal
Thanks, Jeffery and I are hitting the trails on Monday, enjoying a pulic sector holiday . Jeffery found a frame last night for his SS CX project, so we have a new build to think about. Any luck with finding a frame?
Very nice SS bike, who did your painting?
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Originally Posted by JimmyMack
Sold some stock. IRO Rob Roy in the works. Maybe by Winter it will be done. In the meantime I have my curbside pickup.

Dang, Nice Peugeot, love the color, not sure if I care for the straight bars but everything else is sweet.
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Originally Posted by DRLski
Very nice SS bike, who did your painting?
The Nishiki has the stock paint, she was that clean when I found her.
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Originally Posted by Cynikal
The Nishiki has the stock paint, she was that clean when I found her.
wow
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Originally Posted by DRLski
Dang, Nice Peugeot, love the color, not sure if I care for the straight bars but everything else is sweet.
I'm not sure about the straight bar either, but they were laying around and getting no use. They work ok for city slicking.
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I should probably post this in the dumb questions thread but here I go:

Is a cyclcross essentially a road bike with "nobby" tires? what components would I need to change in order to turn my existing road bike into a cyclecross?


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Usually, a CX bike has a more relaxed geometry with more clearance for larger tires. Similar to a touring bike. Also, the frames and fork have canti mounts for better braking and clearance.
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