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08-03-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Merckx Rider

Like XCCX and CYLINTOM, I agree that Simon...

Like XCCX and CYLINTOM, I agree that Simon Burney's Book is a solid book and a must have for anyone new to Cross. The Equipment info is a little outdated (but still sound)... The training info is...
07-29-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Merckx Rider

Good for you.. I've seen some guys in the past...

Good for you.. I've seen some guys in the past who had never ridden a SS try to do it in a cross race and needless to say they had a really hard time but you've been doing it for awhile so you'll...
07-28-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Merckx Rider

You might look at Fulcrum Racing 3's I've been...

You might look at Fulcrum Racing 3's I've been using them for about a year now and raced cross last year on them... good wheels, they take a ton of abuse and keep true as well as look really sexy...
07-28-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Merckx Rider

www.idahocyclocross.com has some links to videos...

www.idahocyclocross.com has some links to videos of some of last year's cross races, and www.cyclocrossworld.com is always a good resource for spare parts/bikes so is www.aerocyclos.com. Check out...
02-16-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Merckx Rider

Hells yeah, build this mother!! I have an...

Hells yeah, build this mother!!

I have an Eddy Merckx Race that I race road on and have 2 Ridley Crossbows for cross racing only. The Merckx is my all time favorite. The Ridley is an awesome cross...
01-12-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,360
Posted By Merckx Rider

Where in Germany are you? I'm in the...

Where in Germany are you? I'm in the Ramstein/Landstuhl area, My wife's a govt. contractor and I work in Baumholder.
01-07-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By Merckx Rider

Good call.

Good call.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Merckx Rider

Grasschopper makes a good point about finding...

Grasschopper makes a good point about finding some inexpensive quality pedals and then moving the remaining money "over" to the wheels budget. Look at some of the crank bros. pedals, with four sided...
01-06-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Merckx Rider

I switch out cassettes all the time on my road...

I switch out cassettes all the time on my road and cross bikes (road: record 10 and cross: veloce/centaur 10) with a regular park tool chain whip and have never had a problem. Campy reccomends their...
01-06-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By Merckx Rider

I would offer 250 but no higher than 300, but ask...

I would offer 250 but no higher than 300, but ask for a test ride first that way you can get a feel for the bike and take a real hard look at it's condition. A new poprad is about 1200. If the seller...
01-06-06, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By Merckx Rider

Is the frame in good shape or trashed? What...

Is the frame in good shape or trashed?
What does it have for components?
01-03-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 3,561,328
Posted By Merckx Rider

www.cyclocrossworld.com has radius brakes...

www.cyclocrossworld.com has radius brakes...
01-03-06, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Merckx Rider

Many cx courses don't require the use of a large...

Many cx courses don't require the use of a large chainring, using a sinlge ring (with guards) saves a little weight and is one less part of the drivetrain to get fouled up with mud. Most riders use a...
01-03-06, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By Merckx Rider

Right on...

Right on...
01-01-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Merckx Rider

No just the brake cable routing is switched up...

No just the brake cable routing is switched up but the shifting is the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Merckx Rider

Wow that's a killer price on those shoes, I ride...

Wow that's a killer price on those shoes, I ride the road version of those and have had them for a couple of seasons now, easily the best cycling shoe I've ever used. Give them a few months and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,636
Posted By Merckx Rider

Germany in the winter... Wet, Cold, Cloudy and...

Germany in the winter... Wet, Cold, Cloudy and Mud, but what a great cyclocross ride!
01-01-06, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,532
Posted By Merckx Rider

I'm 5'8" with a 31" inseam, and I ride a 52cm...

I'm 5'8" with a 31" inseam, and I ride a 52cm Ridley Crossbow. It fits great!!
12-22-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Merckx Rider

They did DQ him but reinstated the win after the...

They did DQ him but reinstated the win after the situation was explained.
12-21-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By Merckx Rider

cyclingtom gave some good advice on a thread...

cyclingtom gave some good advice on a thread earlierer today about using an older touring road bike. You could modify an old mtb but I'd look for an older steel cross frame like a lemond poprad....
12-19-05, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Merckx Rider

Yeah go to the UCI web www.uci.ch site and look...

Yeah go to the UCI web www.uci.ch site and look under the national federations link, Italy's national cycling body will have a schedule of all the races listed, usually sorted by date and categories.
12-18-05, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Merckx Rider

Because mountain bikes usually get smoked on the...

Because mountain bikes usually get smoked on the road sections of cross courses, they also weigh more than a cross bike making them more of a burden on the run ups and barricades.
12-18-05, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Merckx Rider

You should probably use the old road bike for a...

You should probably use the old road bike for a couple of your first cross races just to make sure you like it before you invest in a new cycloross bike. You can get tires that will fit in your...
12-17-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 3,561,328
Posted By Merckx Rider

Here it is. I'll get some better pics posted when...

Here it is. I'll get some better pics posted when I'm done setting up the bike. I'm waiting on a single ring set up so ignore the huge chainring. I'm also waiting on some Eggbeater pedals.



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12-17-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By Merckx Rider

Open Pros with ultegra hubs are always a good...

Open Pros with ultegra hubs are always a good choice, or look at Fulcrum Racing 5's. I run them on my cross bike and they are awesome and reasonably priced. Fulcrum is actually Campagnolo's...
12-16-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Merckx Rider

HA HA!! Yeah, Ive been following that thread....

HA HA!! Yeah, Ive been following that thread. Looks like it's getting pretty fiesty.

cheers, Mike
12-16-05, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Merckx Rider

Thanks guys, got them set up and took them for a...

Thanks guys, got them set up and took them for a ride, they work suprisingly well for "old school" style cantis at least as well if not better than the Avids I was riding on.
12-15-05, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Merckx Rider

Paul Neo Retro Brakes

Hey Guys I just got a pair of paul's neo retro cantis for my cross bike, I ve got them installed but the fine tuning is becoming a beyotch!! any advice?
12-14-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Merckx Rider

Paul Neo Retros

Hey Guys I just got a pair of paul's neo retro cantis for my cross bike, I ve got them installed but the fine tuning is becoming a beyotch!! any advice?
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