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My first CX bike.(4 posts)

My first CX bike.slide13
Aug 26, 2003 6:42 PM
Well, I got done building it last week. This is my first CX bike. I've had a nice mtn bike and a nice road bike, but wanted something as sort of a do-it-all. I work at the LBS since we didn't carry and brands that had a CX bike setup the way I wanted, I just built one up.

It's a Surly Cross Check frame,
Chris King hubs and headset,
Salsa Delgado rims, Bell Lap bars, SUL stem, and top levers,
Shimano brake levers, 105 blk frnt der, XTR rapid rise rear,
Avid Shorty 4's,
FSA Gossamer CX crank,
Thomson seatpost,
and topped off with some Shimano bar cons, Salsa skewers, and Ritchey tires. Still need a good saddle, this one is a temp.

So far I'm loving the bike and I'm really happy with the way I set it up.
Great looking machine!arctic hawk
Aug 27, 2003 3:10 AM
Hope your road bike & mountain bike doesn't collect dust!

Arctic Hawk
Don't have the road or mtn bike any longer.slide13
Aug 27, 2003 6:24 AM
As a college student I can really only afford one nice bike. That's why I chose a CX bike. Our off road trails around here are pretty mild so it should handle them no problem. I still need to get some nice slick for road riding for it.
slicksarctic hawk
Aug 27, 2003 9:15 AM
I thought about that at one point & took a nice hard look at my riding terrain, if you will. I discovered very quickly that I ride road & mild trails, along my commute to work. On the odd occaision, mainly when I am running late to/from work, I ride strictly on the road.
I settled for Michelin Jets, black ones, for low rolling resistance to help out on the roads. During the weekends, I commute more on the roads, depending upon where I am headed.
Hope this might help you save a few bucks.
Arctic Hawk