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Retiring(13 posts)

May 7, 2002 11:27 AM
Well retired the trusty cross bike yesterday for the road. The cross bike served me well over the winter. I'm so glad I picked it up VS a trainer. I feel I'm 100% fitter starting out.
I do need to get used to a few things, my brakes are back to the normal way, no more frogglegs. You wouldn't believe how dependent I've become on them and back to riding on 150# 22mm tires is pretty rough at first.
See yah next fall.
re: RetiringVelocipedio
May 7, 2002 4:26 PM
Mine's still out. The weather at this time of year is unpredictable enough that I like knowing I have a fat-tire bike that I can thrash offroad with in the rain. I don't like taking the roadie out in the rain, cleaning Campy 10 is too much of a pain to do that often.

Of course, I could just take out the MTB... but I've discovered that I enjoy the cross bike much, much more. MTBs, even my hardtail, seem so over-engineered to me these days.

Maybe I'll use the cross bike for a 24-hour race that I'm considering entering [as part of a team].

So... the cross season ain't over for me yet.
re: RetiringJBurton
May 7, 2002 7:29 PM
I've seen many 'cross bikes at the adventure races I've been to/participated in. I'm sure it would only be a benifit for a 24 hour race. Especially since even a front shock on those race courses is a bit unnecessary and heavy. On less than technical single track, I sometimes wish I had a cross bike myself. I am currently looking to pick up a used frame to build up over the summer. Anyone have a small one (50-52cm) for sale??
Small frames...The Walrus
May 7, 2002 8:32 PM
I have a 52cm Redline Conquest (2000 model) and a medium KHS Cyclocross ST in team colors (2001?) that I need to sell--either of those interest you?
Small frames...weiwentg
May 8, 2002 4:10 AM
what's the TT length and standover height on the redline?
Redline frame...The Walrus
May 8, 2002 10:03 AM
The top tube length (c-c) is 53cm; standover is 31" (with 30c Kenda Kwiks).
Redline frame...weiwentg
May 8, 2002 11:48 AM
I think that's going to be marginal. sorry :(
Redline frame...atpjunkie
May 8, 2002 12:15 PM
check ebay. you can get deals on GT zx cross bikes w/ 105 in small sizes. You could get a whole bike for CHEAP. also check the classifieds here.
Small frames...JBurton
May 8, 2002 12:43 PM
I think the redline is a bit large for me. My road bike it 52, so I would really like to go a bit smaller for a cross bike. Thanks anyway.
Small frames...JS here ya goatpjunkie
May 8, 2002 12:54 PM
salsa cross on ebay URL is below
Small frames...JS here ya go URL uno masatpjunkie
May 8, 2002 12:55 PM

paste that in your browser
Small frames...James A
May 10, 2002 6:06 AM
Please contact me about the Redline frameset. I may be interested and want more details.

re: Retiringatpjunkie
May 7, 2002 7:29 PM
have a good summer. Living here in San Diego, my rides are all by choice. I've been 1-2 days MTB, 1-2 Days cross, 3-4 road days to add to 5-6 days a week total. Going to ride my x bike as a commuter most of this Spring/Summer as I've found both trail and great mock grass crit terrain to mix with the pavement (it's 20 miles each way). It really helps me avoid burnout by mixing it up. Have had an injured shoulder and have been avoiding my MTB, took it out for the first time in a month on sunday. Fell in love all over. Take care Mackgoo and let me know if you wind up in San O', then you'll be forced to ride cx regardless of season.