Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Chickenman on Wed 17/Jun/09 10:35pm

Well everything else has it's own thread, and with the looming CX champs in a couple of months. I thought it prudent we start a thread :)

So I'll get the ball rolling, yes I know I've sent a pxt through already. BUT this is the completed bike, complete with changes already!

The frame is an old Diamond Back Interval TG steel frame, that has been modified by David Benson by having canti mounts brazed on, and the fork was changed for a Taiwanese steel CX fork. I have the frame on loan from a good mate until I get myself something new and exciting.

I have built it up with stuff I had lying around as all good CX bikes should be.

105 7sp drivetrain 50/39 and a 13/26 cassette.
RSX STI levers.
XTR M900 1st gen Cantilever brakes with XT cartridge pads.
Shimano HG50 rear hub and Campy rims 36 hole DB spokes.
Suntour 7000 front hub and Campy rim 36 hole DB spokes.
Conti Speed King 700 x 35 CX tyres, due to the use of a modified road frame I hope I don't buckle my wheel or get too clogged with mud!
FSA Compact Bar and stem combo.
Serfas Flite copy Kevlar saddle re covered and embroided.

Enjoy.
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My (on loan at least) CX bike.
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Old school bike bling
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So, who owns this?
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Oli on Wed 17/Jun/09 10:37pm

AWESOME! :thumbsup:
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Chickenman on Wed 17/Jun/09 10:45pm

I just need to sort the saddle position a bit, which is easy.

I'll take it out on Sunday for a ride

:thumbsup:
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Spokes on Wed 17/Jun/09 11:01pm

Seems a shame to cover that seat with your butt. :D

Love the old XTR cantis. :cool:
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby blingpusher on Wed 17/Jun/09 11:18pm

I'll play. Titanium goodness, Campy 10 speed ergo levers mated to a Shimano 9 speed transmission thanks to the Jtek Shiftmate, cheap Dimension steel fork, mullet braking - all business up front and sketchy out back (now discs at both ends). Lovely.
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Chickenman on Wed 17/Jun/09 11:22pm

blingpusher wrote:I'll play. Titanium goodness, Campy 10 speed ergo levers mated to a Shimano 9 speed transmission thanks to the Jtek Shiftmate, cheap Dimension steel fork, mullet braking - all business up front and sketchy out back (now discs at both ends). Lovely.


Looks mint! Puts mine to shame :(

How do you find traction with discs on the CX tyres?
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby znomit on Wed 17/Jun/09 11:24pm

I had a Bianchi volpe for a while.
It got around a bit.
Here it is in germany and fiji.
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby lloydy on Wed 17/Jun/09 11:31pm

blingpusher wrote:I'll play. Titanium goodness, Campy 10 speed ergo levers mated to a Shimano 9 speed transmission thanks to the Jtek Shiftmate, cheap Dimension steel fork, mullet braking - all business up front and sketchy out back (now discs at both ends). Lovely.

Mmm would love a titanium frame. interesting set up with the disk brakes, I take it they must be mechanical disk brakes with drop bars?
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Simpleone on Thu 18/Jun/09 8:47am

Here's mine too,

Stigmata Frame Alpha Q Fork
105 Shfters & Rear mech
Ultegra Sl Crank 34/46 & Front mech
Hope Pro III hubs DT 1.1 Rims Revolution Spokes 32h tied and soldered Maxxis Raze Tyres
12/27 Cassette
Just under 20 lbs

Loads of fun, I had forgotten how much I like Cross bikes :)

More of this one and a Niner Monster cross @ http://basicbikes.wordpress.com/
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Oli on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:02am

Why did you tie and solder the wheels?
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby thorg on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:03am

On street tyres in the phot prior to going around the big puddle. usually on conti twisters when off road.

Cotic Roadrat, BB7's, WTB dual duty on hope pro2, 45 single front ring, 11-22 rear cluster, Mungo bars and some other general stuffs.

Will be single speeded for winter, and the upcoming CX race in Upper Hutt.
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby blingpusher on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:25am

Chickenman wrote:How do you find traction with discs on the CX tyres?


I ride quite a lot on the road and discs are awesome in that situation, particularly when the bike is loaded for touring. In the wet offroad on skinny little tires there's certainly more brake power than traction put I find the BB7 road discs have really nice modulation and I've never had any problems. It was more of an issue when I had a canti on the rear and the disc up front, pulling one lever to the bar and feathering the other felt a bit weird.
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Simpleone on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:26am

Oli wrote:Why did you tie and solder the wheels?


I'm just under 90 kg and while revolutions are plenty strong there is more flex. Tie and solder to increase effective flange diameter and add stiffness back for a small weight gain. There is a noticeable increase in stiffness, the wheel fells "snappier" (for want of a better word) I've been doing it for wheels with revolutions and XL15's for a while, after re learning the procedure. As you will know its a forgotten art which I'm convinced can be a benefit in some builds. All the riders that have a pair of tied wheels we've done have come back for more!
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Chickenman on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:32am

blingpusher wrote:
Chickenman wrote:How do you find traction with discs on the CX tyres?


I ride quite a lot on the road and discs are awesome in that situation, particularly when the bike is loaded for touring. In the wet offroad on skinny little tires there's certainly more brake power than traction put I find the BB7 road discs have really nice modulation and I've never had any problems. It was more of an issue when I had a canti on the rear and the disc up front, pulling one lever to the bar and feathering the other felt a bit weird.


Sweet!

BTW what CX frames do you stock that would be suitable for me (540tt)?

Excuse my ignorance, but I haven't spoken to ya in a long time :blush:
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Re: Show Us Your Cyclocross Bike.

Postby Chickenman on Thu 18/Jun/09 9:34am

Simpleone wrote:
Oli wrote:Why did you tie and solder the wheels?


I'm just under 90 kg and while revolutions are plenty strong there is more flex. Tie and solder to increase effective flange diameter and add stiffness back for a small weight gain. There is a noticeable increase in stiffness, the wheel fells "snappier" (for want of a better word) I've been doing it for wheels with revolutions and XL15's for a while, after re learning the procedure. As you will know its a forgotten art which I'm convinced can be a benefit in some builds. All the riders that have a pair of tied wheels we've done have come back for more!


I think he was more taking the mickey out of your terminology. As I'm sure Oli (like myself and you) would tie and solder the spokes ;) It's just the way you have worded the original post, that's not entirely clear.
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