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Who makes them and what to look for(6 posts)

Who makes them and what to look forShawn
Jan 30, 2002 8:38 PM
I am currently trying to decide between a road bike and a cyclocross bike. I will be wanting to use the bike for commuting, possibly some touring, Highway miles and perhaps some gravel. The gravel will of course depend on the bike I get. If anyone can give some places to look for info on cyclocross I would appreciate it. I don't even know who makes them or whst I should spend. I am willing to spend about $1500 Canadian.
You might want to have a look at Gunnar CrosshairsCima Coppi
Jan 31, 2002 10:40 AM
The Crosshairs, like all Gunnar frames, is build in Waterford factory, but these frames are TIG welded as opposed to the lugged Waterfords. The Crosshairs is a solidly built frame made from Reynolds 853 tubing. It is built with rack mounts, so one could easily add racks for touring. Below are a couple of websites for you to see what the frame looks like:

http://www.schwabcycles.com/cgi/wc.dll?SCHWAB2~catalog~DETAIL~156

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/gunnar-cross-hairs.html

Good luck

CC
re: Who makes them and what to look forcptnpwdr
Jan 31, 2002 5:31 PM
gday, sounds like u need a cross bike...15 hun cdn will get you a full tiagra bike in most cases(maybe with a little lx,105 or evne xt) A couple bikes worth considerin are a Brodie Romax, Trek XO, or a Surly Cross-check(which u can by as a frame-and-fork) and build up your-self if u have extra parts kickin about..happy huntin!
Jamis is a lot of bike for the $.Alex-in-Evanston
Feb 1, 2002 9:10 AM
Nice steel frame, good price.

Alex
that is a nice looking bike...Pablo
Feb 2, 2002 8:18 PM
I knda wish I'd have seen that one of the local shops is a Jamis dealer before I bought my Poprad. Nothing against the LeMond, I really like it, but it would have been nice to check it out. Both are nice bikes for around $900. Main diff is that the LeMond has a Reynolds 853 main frame traangle with 525 stays, and Sora gruppo; the Jamis is 631 frame with nicer gruppo (Taigra?-not sure).

Not sure of the prices, but Spot I believe will now build you a geared crosser, or you could go singlespeed!
that is a nice looking bike...Geometry differences too
Feb 4, 2002 12:03 PM
The Jamis has a full degree steeper head angle (at least in the larger sizes), which would seem to be less stable and less appropriate for cross, but it also has a 1cm higher bottom bracket, which seems more appropriate for off-road to me. I ride a Poprad and am happy with it, but it seems like you could combine the Jamis geometry with the Lemond bb height and have a great road bike or the Lemond geometry and the Jamis bb height and have a great off-road bike. Tradeoffs, I guess, but they must handle somewhat differently.

-Ray