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A new creation(23 posts)

A new creationadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:20 AM
Took me about 45 minutes to put it together. It's a 54 cm Gunnar Crosshairs, lighter than the LeMond I had. It will do the job. It's pretty...
The forkadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:24 AM
This is the Kenisis fork I got from the great guys at
re: A new creationDan Cas
Oct 31, 2002 9:38 AM
Looks like the one in my garage.Does yours have a 1 inch or a 1 1/8 inch headtube?

1 1/8th"adventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 10:03 AM
How old is yours?
1 1/8th"Dan Cas
Oct 31, 2002 12:46 PM
Mine is 1 year old and tha same color.When they went to 1 1/8,they chopped the fork from 398 axle-crown height to 383 and put the 15mm in the headtube.I've thought about getting a carbon Alpha Q but I was afraid the increased height might have a bad effect on the steering geometry.Let me know how yours feels with the longer fork.I suspect that it may be better because it would slacken the head angle and add some front center which may be a good thing.
The partsadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:48 AM
Here's the mix of parts I removed off the LeMond, and are just ready for the Gunnar
A key Ingredientadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:51 AM
This sure helps a lot! YUK! YUK!
Good Bastard Ale
Finished productadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:53 AM
Here it is in all its splendor! It will treat me well.
Sweet color combo.nm.BAM
Oct 31, 2002 4:22 PM
Front Detailadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 9:57 AM
Kenisis Crosslight Fork, generic Shimano cantis to Shimano levers, Avid hanger, Moustache bars, Shimano barcons, Michelin Sprint on a Velocity and laced to an XT, Dimension stem, FSA Orbit Headset...nice!
Front Detaildlbcx
Nov 1, 2002 5:55 AM
Where did you get the hanger or cable stop for the front brake? I have had hard time finding something similar to what you have. I was to the point of drawing something on Solidworks then getting a machine shop to make it for me but would rather buy it.
Nov 1, 2002 7:19 AM
I've had that thing since the early days of Softride stems. They sent it to me when I ordered direct from them. I have not seen them anywhere else. Much better I think than the ones that go on the steerer.
Nov 1, 2002 7:05 PM
Thanks for the info...I'm not crazy about the type that goes on the steerer either since I run -17 deg stem and the cable noodle can't be located beneath the stem. So, it points off to one side and looks kind of strange but it doesn't seem to bother the braking.
Sweet bike, BTW!!
Front Detailjjord
Nov 6, 2002 11:28 AM
Did you ever find a hanger like this one? I've been going nuts looking for one. people have heard of them but never seen one. I'm trying to salvage a front fork which is maxed out and has no room to fit a steerer hanger.
Rear Detailadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 10:01 AM
WTB saddle, aero post, Shimano cantis to an Avid hanger, Sram Chain, Suntour rear dir. Shimano front der. Sram chain, Shimano SPDs, Old school LX cranks, XT rear 8 spd hub laced to a Velocity rim, and a Michelin Sprint tire.
I'll take a 52, thanks.Jakob
Oct 31, 2002 10:04 AM
That's a great looking frame. The fork should treat you well, though I think I might go for a straight-legged steel on my next CX bike. Is it noticeably lighter than the Lemond?
sweet rideatpjunkie
Oct 31, 2002 11:00 AM
8 speed yeah!!!!
sweet rideadventurefind
Oct 31, 2002 11:43 AM
8 spd rocks for me. I have an extra wheelset that's an old 7 spd Suntour freewheel cogset laced to Velocity rims. With friction barcons, I have no problem switching back and forth.
eight = greatatpjunkie
Oct 31, 2002 2:13 PM
less clogging, less ghost shifting, less chain breakage.
Have 2 cx bikes one 9 sp (came that way) One 8 (I built up) with the '97 XT rear derailleur which IMHO is probably the finest Der. Shimano ever made. will post the pix when I get some
right on! eight = greatOffRoadTourer
Nov 1, 2002 5:27 AM
Eight speed shows up nine speed for the finicky, weak, gimicky, unreliable rubbish that it is. If only Shimano continued making a high end eight speed groupset for those that know, life would be sweet.

Why road brake levers on moustache bars? I have no experience with moustaches (on my bike or face), but it looks like MTB levers would be better suited.
Nov 1, 2002 7:23 AM
Road bike levers do suck for moustache bars. And I never found a descent mtb brake lever that would fit the bend of the yesterday, I went fot the penny jar and had enough for top mount cross levers. I have the IRD levers that have a hinge. I installed them this morning at 4 am. They work just like old school canti levers, making the brake pad leave a great deal of clearence to the rim. And they are very adjustable. WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
another angleadventurefind
Nov 1, 2002 7:29 AM
Here's another angle
right on! eight = greatatpjunkie
Nov 1, 2002 4:43 PM
yup, yup and yup. I mean someone should hire me for parts testing. I'm not some crazy freeride mtber, I'm a cyclist who rides hard and is big. I will find if your parts have any faults. I will break your spindly chains, I will snap your piddly BB's. I will fold your rims like soft tacos. If it passes the me test it's a damn good part. 8 has always been reliable, strong and most importantly clog free. And 8 functioning gears will beat 9 clogged any day.