Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Old 10-07-13, 02:47 PM
  #2626  
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by richpool
Haha thanks, I do absolutely understand what you mean. I picked up the frame a size smaller then I wanted but it was too good of a deal to pass up.
Which is way I refrained to ask the size of that frame...
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 10-07-13, 02:52 PM
  #2627  
Senior Member
 
richpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Overland Park, Ks
Posts: 305

Bikes: 1985 Cannondale SR300, 1987 Canonndale SR800 Black Lightning, 1988 Cannondale SR500 TEAM CREST,1992 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 3, Volume V6 Cutter,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
Which is way I refrained to ask the size of that frame...

Well....Just incase you ever think you might want to know its a 54cm but fits a lil more like a 55/56. Oh its only 18.13 lbs with out pedals and the 3 bottle cages on it.
richpool is offline  
Old 10-10-13, 02:08 PM
  #2628  
Ex Coelis
 
CALE262's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Beaumont, AB. Canada
Posts: 398

Bikes: have wheels...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
My first cross bike...

CALE262 is offline  
Old 10-10-13, 03:40 PM
  #2629  
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by CALE262
My first cross bike...

Sexy!!!
Love the Canadian theme colors too
White hoods on a CXer? Hope they clean up nice & easy.
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 10-12-13, 01:50 PM
  #2630  
Senior Member
 
grubetown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 384
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 110 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 21 Posts


2010 Giant TCX One
changes include Continental CX Races tires, Raceface Ride seatpost, WTB saddle, Lizard Skins bar tape, Roach Nad Pad, custom chain stay guard and Time ATAC Alium pedals

First CX bike for me and second race with it tomorrow.
grubetown is offline  
Old 10-15-13, 08:03 AM
  #2631  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Recently built up All-City Macho Man with some old parts sitting around the house! Awesome bike!

acw622 is offline  
Old 10-18-13, 09:37 AM
  #2632  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: four 1 OHHH , Maryland
Posts: 2,849

Bikes: nagasawa, fuji track pro

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
here's my crux

nothing fancy but does the trick.
52cm
easton 40cm equipe pro bars
egg beaters
dorico ltd
fizik cx kium
force group + red crank
46/38 , 12-26
white industry 20/24 , cx rays, hed begiums, 2x, grifo 33c
avid ultimes, narrow narrow




Last edited by jdms mvp; 10-18-13 at 09:40 AM.
jdms mvp is offline  
Old 10-21-13, 11:32 AM
  #2633  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Took delivery of a leftover '13 Bianchi Zurigo for extended off-season training so I can have an even better '14 on my track/race bike. :-)



ANORXIC51 is offline  
Old 10-21-13, 11:42 AM
  #2634  
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by ANORXIC51
Took delivery of a leftover '13 Bianchi Zurigo for extended off-season training so I can have an even better '14 on my track/race bike. :-)



Nice.
What size is the frame, did you get it fitted?
Looks a bit big for you the be honest.
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 10-21-13, 06:45 PM
  #2635  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Possibly may be a size too big. But the LBS did a basic fit on the floor and with the trainer for standover and seat height. I'm about 6'0" @ 165 lbs, so pretty slender with "Scottie Pippen arms". Did a couple of 20 min test street rides before taking delivery and did a 40 min ride yesterday of a mix of pavement and gravel. :-) He told me to come back in a couple hundred miles or so or 30 days for the tune up and to make adjustments /suggestions for fit as needed.

I'm brand new to cycling, and being on the Duc for a couple of seasons has already gotten me used to being on a torture rack, lol. But honestly so far I have no complaints with fit or comfort. We'll see once I start getting some miles under my belt on it. But for now the arms feel relaxed, starting to get used to the clipless pedal routine, feel in control coming up to/waiting at stop signs (unclip one foot upon approach and stand over the top tube until I get going again).

-Christian
ANORXIC51 is offline  
Old 10-21-13, 07:18 PM
  #2636  
Ghost Ryding 24/7
 
Ghost Ryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada/604
Posts: 2,185

Bikes: Giant Defy with Dura Ace group, & Ksyrium SL's,Specialized Allez Shimano mixed/mashed,2011 Opus Sentiero,2008 Kona Jake the Snake,Custom built track/fixed,Stumpy Hartail,Kuwahara/ET bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by ANORXIC51
Possibly may be a size too big. But the LBS did a basic fit on the floor and with the trainer for standover and seat height. I'm about 6'0" @ 165 lbs, so pretty slender with "Scottie Pippen arms". Did a couple of 20 min test street rides before taking delivery and did a 40 min ride yesterday of a mix of pavement and gravel. :-) He told me to come back in a couple hundred miles or so or 30 days for the tune up and to make adjustments /suggestions for fit as needed.

I'm brand new to cycling, and being on the Duc for a couple of seasons has already gotten me used to being on a torture rack, lol. But honestly so far I have no complaints with fit or comfort. We'll see once I start getting some miles under my belt on it. But for now the arms feel relaxed, starting to get used to the clipless pedal routine, feel in control coming up to/waiting at stop signs (unclip one foot upon approach and stand over the top tube until I get going again).

-Christian
Its all good. It just seems your seat post is a bit low.
I tend to go up a size with my CXers too, only my race rigs are the proper size. I like to train/commuter on larger bikes so I avoid toe overlap.
Ghost Ryder is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 10:01 PM
  #2637  
monster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 756
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
rsz_img_20131027_145918_378.jpg (105.0 KB, 374 views)
monsterkidz is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 10:41 PM
  #2638  
Senior Member
 
TourDeHood's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 201

Bikes: Surly Midnight Special, All-City Big Block, Surly Karate Monkey (sold), Kona Jake(gone)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by acw622
Recently built up All-City Macho Man with some old parts sitting around the house! Awesome bike!

"Oooooh yeaaaaah!
TourDeHood is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 10:46 PM
  #2639  
Senior Member
 
TourDeHood's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 201

Bikes: Surly Midnight Special, All-City Big Block, Surly Karate Monkey (sold), Kona Jake(gone)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
A friend's Nature Boy Zona.

All city/Fulton team bike.




"Wooooooh!"
TourDeHood is offline  
Old 10-27-13, 10:56 PM
  #2640  
Senior Member
 
TourDeHood's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 201

Bikes: Surly Midnight Special, All-City Big Block, Surly Karate Monkey (sold), Kona Jake(gone)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Bueller, anyone.....?
TourDeHood is offline  
Old 11-08-13, 08:10 AM
  #2641  
Senior Member
 
HOWSER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
HOWSER is offline  
Old 11-09-13, 03:02 PM
  #2642  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 489

Bikes: 80s Rodriguez handmade lugged steel road, 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse cyclocross, 1982 Cyclepro mountain bike, Xtracycle

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's mine, a 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse. Made in Italy, Dedecciai Zero Uno tubing. I bought it used and ran it as a commuter / road bike for years, but I'm doing my first 'cross race tomorrow and I just finished getting it set up to race this morning.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSC_0001.jpg (102.5 KB, 397 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0004.jpg (97.4 KB, 341 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0005.jpg (61.0 KB, 334 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0006.jpg (98.7 KB, 332 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0007.jpg (52.5 KB, 344 views)

Last edited by Niloc; 11-09-13 at 03:17 PM.
Niloc is offline  
Old 11-09-13, 06:54 PM
  #2643  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,355 Times in 862 Posts
so you decided the fork was good enough?
fietsbob is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 05:51 PM
  #2644  
Senior Member
 
h2oxtc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Okanagan, BC
Posts: 1,285

Bikes: Cannondale Caad 8; Jamis Aurora Elite, Kona Disc road bike, Rocky Mntn Equipe, Apollo Imperial, KHS Aero Comp SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Could be my last outdoor ride before the snow flies ...


IMG-20131110-00816 SML by h2oxtc, on Flickr
h2oxtc is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 06:34 PM
  #2645  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 420
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Niloc
Here's mine, a 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse. Made in Italy, Dedecciai Zero Uno tubing. I bought it used and ran it as a commuter / road bike for years, but I'm doing my first 'cross race tomorrow and I just finished getting it set up to race this morning.

I saw you and your bike today but I was either almost puking after my race or drinking bourbon and didn't get to say hello. Did you have fun?
scrub is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 10:56 PM
  #2646  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 489

Bikes: 80s Rodriguez handmade lugged steel road, 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse cyclocross, 1982 Cyclepro mountain bike, Xtracycle

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by fietsbob
so you decided the fork was good enough?
Yep. It survived the race anyways. I clear coated the bottom of the crown, tomorrow I'll take a close look at it and see any of the cracks have grown.
Niloc is offline  
Old 11-10-13, 11:01 PM
  #2647  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 489

Bikes: 80s Rodriguez handmade lugged steel road, 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse cyclocross, 1982 Cyclepro mountain bike, Xtracycle

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by scrub
I saw you and your bike today but I was either almost puking after my race or drinking bourbon and didn't get to say hello. Did you have fun?
Yeah that was hella fun! I was pretty whipped at the end too, and had to split with my family pretty quick so no bourbon for me. Bike held up well but I had a few issues. Right before the race, I was adjusting the position of my left thumbie and discovered the mounting bolt hole was stripped - argh! I used some zip ties to hold it in place, but it didn't matter anyways because I never got out of the small ring. I'm thinking of running a one chainring set up for my next race now. I guess if there were faster courses with longer straightaways I might miss the big ring, but I sure didn't need it at Woodland Park today!
Niloc is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 03:32 AM
  #2648  
[I,work]=0
 
Borell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My ti cx, being used for all purposes road, gravel...



Attached Images
File Type: jpg
8643104622_69061f38b4.jpg (92.4 KB, 329 views)
File Type: jpg
10795927863_c25174648c.jpg (52.8 KB, 338 views)
File Type: jpg
8645842642_14b9b3e5bb.jpg (79.2 KB, 335 views)
File Type: jpg
8642001883_52c140bd5f.jpg (77.1 KB, 331 views)
Borell is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 01:58 PM
  #2649  
Full Member
 
justin1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 462

Bikes: yes...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 75 Times in 16 Posts


my cx machine, a raleigh rx1.0, otherwise known as "the general"

this is my first season of cross, i'm 5 races deep, and loving every minute of it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
131111_rx1.jpg (107.4 KB, 455 views)
justin1138 is offline  
Old 11-11-13, 06:00 PM
  #2650  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
That Univega is bad-a$$ - I love re-purposed old steel bikes with canti's.

Originally Posted by thenomad
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
Erik_A is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.