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Cyclocross Parts Kitlexington476
Apr 6, 2003 7:25 PM
I have a 2003 Cannondale Cyclocross frame and fork (the one with out the disc and/or head shock). I want to get a parts kit for it, am looking to spend about $500 to $700. What can I get in that range? Any places to get it on line? Would I be able to get Tiagra or 105 in that price range? On the other hand, might I be end up with Sora in this price range? Would Sora be a bad choice for a cyclocross bike? I do plan to try and race this bike. Any other input is welcome.
re: Cyclocross Parts KitPaul Arlinghaus
Apr 7, 2003 9:21 AM
I would recomend that you try to buy used components of the ultgra and xt level and piece the bike togather that way. While a new 105 group would work ok, once you start to race, you will wish your bike was lighter. This also allows you to mix mtb and road bike components. I recommend an mtb rear derailuer and if you bike allows top pull front derailuers, you can use an mtb front derailuer.

In the end, you will end up with a better bike, but it does add a lot of work to the process.
re: Cyclocross Parts Kitlexington476
Apr 7, 2003 4:07 PM
I called Jenson, they quoted me this list. Aside from the cantilever brakes, and CX ties (both of which they do not carry). For $762. How does it look? I think I might change a few things to lower the price a bit. Is there anything missing (aside from tires, brakes, pedals, and bar tape)? I have never gotten one of these before, so I am looking for all input. How does the gearing look?

SHIMANO ULTEGRA® STI® ST-6510
DOUBLE OR TRIPLE 1 $149 $149.00

SHIMANO XT® CRANKSET M752 '03
175MM, 22/32/44, 4 ARM 1 $99 $99.00

SHIMANO® ES-71 BOTTOM BRACKET
68MM X 113MM, FOR 752 CRANKS 1 $24 $24.00

SHIMANO XT® REAR DER
LONG CAGE 1 $38 $38.00

SHIMANO XT® FRONT DER TS M750
1 1/8 (28.6) BOTTOM PULL 1 $20 $20.00

SHIMANO XTR®/DURA-ACE® CHAIN
CN-7701, 9 SPEED 1 $19 $19.00

SHIMANO ULTEGRA® MAVIC OPEN PRO
32 HOLE 1 $195 $195.00
CANE CREEK S-2 HEADSET
1 1/8", BLACK 1 $35 $35.00

3TTT FORGIE ROAD STEM
110MM, BLACK, 1" OR 1 1/8" 1 $37 $37.00

3TTT FORMA 2 ROAD BAR
44CM 1 $18 $18.00

SALSA SHAFT SEATPOST
SZ 27.0, BLACK 1 $45 $45.00

SELLE ITALIA FLITE TI. SADDLE
COLOR: BLACK 1 $49 $49.00

SHIMANO ULTEGRA® CASS CS-6500
12-27, 9 SPEED 1 $34 $34.00
gearingweiwentg
Apr 7, 2003 6:03 PM
I don't know what region you're racing in. but you won't need a triple. for standard road cranks, 38-48 or 38-46 is normal gearing for racing, with a 12-25 or a 12-27 in back (I use a 12-25, perfect for the courses in MI). a 42 single ring with a 12-27 cluster will also work well; in retrospect I would have used this gearing.
gearinglexington476
Apr 7, 2003 6:35 PM
weiwentg,

This is too weird; I am in MI as well. That 22/32/44 was what they were thinking. I had the same idea, for a 48 or 46/38 or 36. How heavy is your bike, and what group do yo run on it?
frankengroupweiwentg
Apr 8, 2003 5:46 AM
Centaur 9s shifters and derailleurs, 12-25 DA cassette, DA cranks with Ultegra BB and 38/48 rings, XT cantilevers, forgie bars, WCS stem, USE ti post, SLR saddle. I basically threw whatever on it, so I have a cane creek cross rear wheel and an r535 front. it's a True Temper OSCRX frame made by Tom Teasdale (www.tetcycles.com) out of Iowa. the frame is around 3.5lbs and the fork around 1.5. I would say right now it's 22-23lbs, a figure which will drop considerably when I put on my Zipps with cross tires attached.
as I might have mentioned, if I were building a new bike specifically to race CX, I would use a 42t front, 12/27 in back if it were 9s Shimano, and a 42 or 44 front with a 13-26 or 29 rear if it were 10s Campy. 10s Campy, by the way, is apparently reliable enough for cross (ask lonefrontranger, who often posts here). of course, I don't really have the dough right now.