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We Need New (Bike) Pornos . . .Jakob
Sep 10, 2002 7:24 AM
I didn't have photos of my bike before, but now it's together and ready to head out to the RH Phillips 'Cross Course this afternoon.

It's a 2001 Redline Conquest Pro with Ritchey Pro-V Cross Cranks, Ultegra Front/XTR Rear Deraileur, Thomson Stem/Seatpost, Mavic Open Pros w/Ultegra Rear, White Industries Tracker Front (my first wheel builds), Shimano 600 8-spd STI, Paul Cross Levers, XT Cantis, and a Salsa Bell Lap Handlebar.
Doh! Here's the photoJakob
Sep 10, 2002 7:26 AM
And another..Jakob
Sep 10, 2002 7:27 AM
VERY Sportytriangleforge
Sep 10, 2002 9:10 AM
And I really dig the head tube sticker!

thanks! (nm)Jakob
Sep 10, 2002 12:45 PM
Sweet, Beautiful blue that year.nmBAM
Sep 10, 2002 6:46 PM
Sep 10, 2002 9:59 AM
Here's mine...all nakid
Sep 10, 2002 2:14 PM
ain't mine but check this out!
my dream bike. . .Jakob
Sep 10, 2002 2:15 PM
is either one of these or a steelman eurocross. that flat black is soooo smooth.
My Desert Island BikeThe Walrus
Sep 10, 2002 6:41 PM
...a '99 VooDoo Wazoo--105 (8sp) STI, LX f, XT r, XTR 12-32 Ti cassette & 48/34 rings, Race Face cranks, 40c All Terrainasaurus meats on LX/CXP23 wheels. I've never ridden anything that felt so right....
And mine...triangleforge
Sep 11, 2002 11:59 AM
Same vintage VooDoo Wazoo, currently wearing one Ultegra/8 STI & one DiaCompe lever, XT derailleurs, SunTour XCPro cranks, light tubular rims (a GL330 up front w/ a file-tread Clement Grifo 61, and a FiR Isidis in the back, with a Tufo Rhino, Ultegra Hubs).

In keeping with the Halloween theme of the bike, the brakes are Spookys, and the saddle is a Claudio Chiappucci "il Diablo" model Selle Italia Mythos.

And pardon the photo, but that's just what my office looks like this afternoon...
do the xc pro cranks work well with the xt mechanicals?lookin for help
Sep 12, 2002 4:54 AM
I just bought my poprad frame and am starting to build it up. I actually have a set of xc pro cranks from an old fisher supercaliber and had not thought of this option. this could save me some money!!!!
do the xc pro cranks work well with the xt mechanicals?triangleforge
Sep 12, 2002 6:43 AM
They work great, although it's worth noting that I'm shifting the front XT derailleur with an old SunTour bar-con. I don't know how it would work with an STI triple shifter. An STI double might work well (and then you could use just a regular road front derailleur, too), and you could just remove the small ring. I'm leaving it in place simply because it's nice to have on there to climb the hill to my house after a hard workout and still be at a "cool down" pace. For racing, I'll block out the small ring with the limit screw, so that I can just dump the lever back and forth between the 36 & 46 rings. I do like that combo quite a bit; the 36 is low enough to keep me in the middle of the cogset for almost everything, and the 46 (topping out at 46 x 11) is plenty for fast sections on any of the courses I've ever done.

Actually, I'm half thinking of going with a single ring for racing, but that's not really due to any dissatisfaction with the XC Pro crank. Give it a try -- you might save yourself some real $$$!

Another EmpellaGoFast
Sep 10, 2002 8:26 PM
Here's mine. Just finished it yesterday. Mix of XTR and Ultegra, Avid Shorty Ti brakes (well, on the front at least, while I wait for the rear, I have a crappy CODA on the back), Time Titan pedals, Deda Newton stem, Easton EA70 bar, Thomson layback post, ti Fizik Pave saddle, full carbon fork, Spinergy Xaero Lite wheels, Michelin sprint (rear), Mud (front), and most importantly, white Deda bar tape. I'm gonna go get it dirty tomorrow, but on the test ride around the block, it seemed pretty sweet! I wanted to use the Ritchey Pro 'Cross crankset, but seems they're all sold out. So in the mean time, I have some XTR cranks from my mountain bike on there (minus the little 'ring) until I figure out what to get. I think I want to run a 38x46 combo, so it's looking like a road crankset with some TA chainrings. I also want to try out the Tufo tubular clincher tires, probably the Elite ones. Kind of worried about the compatibility with the narrow Spinergy rims, but whatever, it'll probably work. By the way, I got the frame and fork through, and they rock! I highly recommend giving them a try next time you need something for your 'cross machine.
My BabyBigJoeMufferaw
Sep 11, 2002 8:20 AM
Hi all
Here's a pic of my True North Custom that I've had for a few years.
Just got it redone in the lovely colour you see here.

853 tubeset, with RaceFace Standard Drive crankset (yes with little ring, I pull my daughter in a trailer around here and the hills can be very steep, I also like to take it offroad a bit now and again)

8 sp DuraAce barcons, XT rear der, regular wheels, 105 hubs mated to Open 4 cd rims. I love it
Yes those are road tires on it I usually run Michelins for the season

Those brakes in the back are Strange Brakes
V power with no adapters using standard road levers, STI, or Aero

Rodd who just rid

Hey, another Ottawa 'cross rider...SS_MB-7
Sep 11, 2002 8:46 AM
Nice Hugh Black special. He makes some truly beautiful frames.

See ya on Sept 29th at Britannia.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
So... will I be seeing you guys...Velocipedio
Sep 11, 2002 10:16 AM
At the OBC series? I plan to come out for at least a couple of them...

BTW, after finding it hard to find Canadian 'cross info, I've decided to take matters in my own hands and start a site devoted to Canadian 'cross -- ... I could use whatever help anyone wants to give...
I'll be there....and, great idea about the website (nm)SS_MB-7
Sep 11, 2002 10:33 AM
Seeing the sites...Farmpunker
Sep 13, 2002 11:33 AM
Great idea about the Canadian Cross site. I simply could not find any decent info at all, until I started hitting this forum. I did manage to find the dates for the Southern Ontario Cross series, if it could be called a series. I'll find the link and pass it on. Any other help you need, just ask, and I may be able to help in my limited, newbie way.
My first race is supposed to be on the 6th of October, in Hamilton. But I may still be harvesting my crops by then, or if not, then the night before will likely be the harvest party. Tequila shots all night long with Mexican workers. Wasn't there some mention of puke in a post a while back?
strange brake questionbuffalosorrow
Sep 11, 2002 1:11 PM
How do you like them?
More braking power that the front canti?
Where purchased/ cost?

thank you
Another Empellagemza
Sep 14, 2002 8:28 AM
How do you like your Empellas ride? I am having a real tuff time desiding on aluminum or steel. The group at cyclocrossworld are great to deal with which is part of my consideration too.
retro-fitting for the unwittingadventurefind
Sep 11, 2002 7:40 AM
cherubs with chest hair