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Surely someone here has aSpecialTater
Nov 26, 2003 11:35 AM
55-56cm steel cross bike sitting around gathering dust! I guess it's the wrong time to be looking...there just aren't many out there.

I missed a good deal on a gunnar and almost pulled the trigger on a too small Kelly. And yes this is a thinly veiled WTB. If that's a no-no, forgive. I don't see a WTB classified area.
re: Surely someone here has acyclochip
Nov 26, 2003 12:06 PM
I assume the Kelly is the brown one up at the Peddler on Highland?

Probably a stupid question, but you've checked Ebay, right? Jarret just scored a complete Surly at a great price off there.

Come to think of it, he wasn't on it Sunday... Hope everything went OK with that.
YeahSpecialTater
Nov 26, 2003 12:27 PM
I would love a Kelly, even for that price, but most of my weight was forward and the Veloce shifters KILL my hands when on the hoods. Actually felt OK in the drops.

I've got every automated search from ebay going possible related to cx and the bikes I would like. There are a couple of possibilities out there, but most seem overpriced.

I've found every size of surly but mine. Hope Jarrett got a good deal (and maybe it was a little bigger than yours ;) That's a great pic...
Drop me an e-mail...Chicago_Steve
Nov 26, 2003 12:55 PM
I might have something that would work for you...

stevenhammond2ATnetscapeDOTnet
re: Surely someone here has ablackhat
Nov 27, 2003 5:38 PM
Ill probably have a beangreen crosscheck available as it appears a new ride may find itself under my tree this year. :]
Let me know when it's available(nm)SpecialTater
Dec 1, 2003 2:08 PM
Let me know when it's available(nm)blackhat
Dec 2, 2003 9:02 AM
I'd have no problems with selling it now, Ill probably post an ad in the classifieds after the new year otherwise. email me at surly at macmail dot com.
re: Surely someone here has aJ2
Dec 1, 2003 7:35 AM
hey greg, you gonna break down and get a cross bike? cool! i just got my Van Tuyl running again last night (blown shifter probs and the bike was in pcs from last year). did my first few cross races this year on my old serotta mtb frame with orginal rigid fork and parts laying around. it held up but really needed a cross bike for the tn cross championships. cross bikes are a blast, you'll like it, whatever you get. you gonna do jeff's series?
Yeah..I'd love a good cx/commuter/winter bikeSpecialTater
Dec 1, 2003 2:09 PM
maybe a bianchi, gunnar, kelly or surly. Looks like I'm doing the series on my SS mtb. I'm looking for a stem, drops and levers, but will ride it with the straight bar. It sounds like painful fun.
ever been in a turkish prison?JS Haiku Shop
Dec 1, 2003 8:43 AM
the veloce-hoods-pressure thing is probably a setup issue that could be remedied through tweaking your position on the bike: saddle, bar orientation, hood placement, longer/shorter stem, etc.

if it was at the peddler, i suspect they didn't do much more than raise or lower the seatpost for you.

if the bike speaks to you, and it's in the ballpark (i ride 56-59 depending on how it's sized and the geometry), you know my response!

and don't call me shirley.
no but ISpecialTater
Dec 1, 2003 2:29 PM
ate a turkish leg this weekend.

"and don't call me shirley."

Knew I could count on you.

Actually they were ok with changing stems, etc. It really is too small. Kelly geometry is a little different. It really didn't "speak" to me either. I may go ride it again with a longer stem, but my weight distribution was really odd. I'm not sure I could get over the veloce hoods either. Really uncomfortable.
Yes, I do....TNSquared
Dec 1, 2003 9:48 AM
in fact, since I finished the two week long rebuild, it's done nothing but gather dust.

Not that you can buy it from me - it would break my heart to let the bianchi go - but you're welcome to borrow it for a couple of races. That way, if I didn't tighten the bottom bracket sufficiently I can find out painlessly (for me.)
Yes, I do....J2
Dec 1, 2003 11:30 AM
hey todd, i needed that option for the tn championships. i would have loved to put your bianchi thru it's paces for you. are you gonna make it out to jeff's series too?
I'll consider itSpecialTater
Dec 1, 2003 2:31 PM
are you not going to make it out to the smelly xxx?
smells like crossTNSquared
Dec 1, 2003 3:15 PM
my plans for the smells like cross series are up in the air. i will be out there, hopefully for all four races, but i'm thinking i'll probably work as a volunteer for at least a couple of 'em and maybe slog my way through the other ones.
I'm out for the 2ndSpecialTater
Dec 1, 2003 3:23 PM
at the out-laws. first baby visit. Can't get out of it.

I'm either racing or volunteering for the other 3. Hopefully racing the first and last or third and last.
smells like crossJ2
Dec 2, 2003 6:59 AM
i plan on racing all, then working/cooking during the 'a' race's to get the vittles going. so todd, if ya need me to 'test' that sweet bianchi out, just bring that bling bling on out there.
and greg, if that kelly isn't speaking to ya, leave it, that generally means it doesn't fit just right. and a cross rig has got to fit, you can't be thinking about the bike when you're going down rutted fields or gravel roads with the hammer down in the drops chasing that guy on the Van Tuyl in front of you!!! (ha,ha).
WHAT? YOU DON'T WANT TO WIN THE SS TATTOO?JS Haiku Shop
Dec 2, 2003 7:16 AM
you must be kidding me. what other series in this part of the country has a tattoo for singlespeed series points winner? oh and i have lots of schwag making a pile in my breakfast room. surly even sent a hip flask. :)

you may race C and place fairly well in the pack, but SS will be treated very well. i want to see you sickos suffer up that long gravel hill "spinning" 50 RPM, and dismounting to run and carry over stuff that would otherwise be rideable with gears. you get what you EARN, baby!

as for me, i will ride in at least one race, and on my steamroller (provided the course staffing is setup correctly). remember, the last race (jan 3) doubles points for the largest gear.

yours in physical therapy,

-J
WHAT? YOU DON'T WANT TO WIN THE SS TATTOO?J2
Dec 2, 2003 8:19 AM
i would love that tattoo but i don't have a SS to ride! only bike i could convert would be the serotta and that course out at lakeland is waaay to fast for that bike (that bike is just too small for cross, can't get the right fit for a cross course). and after being out there on the Van Tuyl and seeing what kind of speed is out there, well, you know me, i've got to have the speed!! depending out how you run the course, a cross bike will fly out there! (plus i gotta score to settle with the 'b' class)
ActuallySpecialTater
Dec 2, 2003 10:52 AM
I would like it, but you know as well as I that ain't gonna happen.

I will probably ride the sS in the first race. Email coming your way about volunteering. I'm looking ofr drops, levers and a stem for the ss.
what kind of steerer tube? what length stem? width drops?JS Haiku Shop
Dec 2, 2003 12:06 PM
is that a 1" or 1&1/8" steerer tube?

what length stem?

I have no levers but we could make a trade for beer on the rest. it won't be pretty, though.
oh yeah,...threaded or threadless? nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 2, 2003 12:06 PM
1" threaded quillSpecialTater
Dec 2, 2003 12:50 PM
need around 100mm and some cheap bars + tape. I can get the levers off of ebay for $20 +- shipping. As expensive as beer is around Memphis, I might as well pay retail ;)
i'll email you the details...nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 2, 2003 12:53 PM
Are you still wanting to buy a cx bike?FTMD
Dec 2, 2003 1:21 PM
If so, email me at mootsmtb at hotmail dot com. I may have something you might be interested in.
You've got mail(nm)SpecialTater
Dec 2, 2003 1:37 PM