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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.

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Old 04-17-09, 11:42 AM
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My first venture into the cross world. I just picked her up from my LBS so I'll play around with the fit tonight and go find some dirt this weekend!



Ridley Crossbow (56cm)
Sram Rival shifter/drailleurs
Sram S300 crankset (38/46)
Mavic Aksium wheels
Panaracer CrossBlaster tires
Tektro 720 cantis
FSA Omega compact bar
Ritchey Pro stem/seatpost
Fizik Arione saddle (black/blue)


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Old 04-17-09, 12:30 PM
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@Jeep - That's a nice looking ride!!
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Old 04-17-09, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by eddiejclayton
@Jeep - That's a nice looking ride!!
Indeed!
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Old 04-18-09, 07:52 AM
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scattered thanks.
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Old 04-18-09, 09:10 AM
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Old 04-19-09, 07:09 AM
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My fixed Cx after a race


During the race


Race Start
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Old 04-20-09, 05:44 AM
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Painful sprints

I have this old Marzocchi laying around that used to be on my Bianchi CX, it weighs as much as the frame. The hills and city limit sprints were nightmares but its killer winter training.
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Old 04-20-09, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
My fixed Cx after a race


During the race


Race Start

that was a fuuuuunn race!
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2007 fuji cross comp
105 drivetrain
FSA cranks(48/38)
thomson stem and seatpost
mavic aksium wheels, hutchison pirahna tires(cross wheels)
formula road hubs, alex rims, bontranger hardcase tires(road wheels)
spd pedals
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Old 04-25-09, 07:27 AM
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My Bianchi Axis in road mode

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Old 04-26-09, 10:42 AM
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Fork crown porn:

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My new cc bike in road mode... 17.1 lb as in the pic.
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Old 04-27-09, 09:29 AM
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Fork crown porn:

It's like "Old School meets New School." What kind of frame is it?
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Old 04-28-09, 12:02 AM
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Looks like a Brent Steelman.
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I don't understand....where is the front brake?
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Old 04-28-09, 01:32 AM
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i think it's a disc brake.
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Old 04-28-09, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by B17
Looks like a Brent Steelman.
I think you are correct. I followed one of the links on his signature line. It was for a Steelman but with a CF fork. The new fork was probably a recent addition. Still, it looks great.
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Old 04-28-09, 09:09 AM
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This requires many more pictures to evaluate correctly.
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Old 04-29-09, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by bmw5nkj
i think it's a disc brake.
That's interesting because the back is a normal canti brake. Has there been any resolution yet?
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Ah! I didn't check this thread soon enough.

It's a Steelman "Cyclocross" frame I purchased used off of eBay.

The fork is a custom steel disk brake only fork from Fast Boy Cycles in NYC using the Pacenti Paris-Brest crown (one of the first forks built with it!). Shimano R550 cantilever in the rear (is this called a mullet?). The disk front/canti rear is a great combo. I don't weigh much, so a disk in the rear would have totally been overkill, the front disk provides awesome predictable performance in all weather. I use this bike for racing in the fall, but also for general long rides, commuting (note the clips/straps in the picture, normally it wears Candy pedals), light off-road stuff, and everything else the rest of the year, so I got tired of constantly messing with front brake chatter and performance decrease in bad weather.

The rest of the build is Campy Record 10, FSA SL-K compact crank (50/34 for summer/road). Centaur grey to DT Swiss RR1.1 rear wheel, Shimano CL to Delgado Cross front (XTR to RR1.1 front coming when I can afford it and find the time to build it). BB7 front brake, Thomson seatpost, Deda stem/bars.

I'm also currently running Rivendell Jack Brown 33.333333mm slick tires in front and rear. These things are great, they were an immediate improvement in ride quality over my previous Maxxis tires. They roll fast and corner like normally inflated 25mm tires at around ~70PSI ( I have experienced some squirm and squirrly-ness from other 30-35mm tires at this low pressure).

I'll post some full bike pictures eventually.
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Just picked her up today.
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2009 Jake the Snake

Just picked up a 2009 Jake the Snake. Only changes were a king headset and new bars. Still have to take of the plastic platforms. Loving it so far

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Not this years model. But still pretty nice.
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Awesome.
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Ritchey SwissCross

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