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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:33 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Location: Moomin Valley
Kinesis Crosslight with 105 10spd and stuff

My GF's nephew has given up cycling so this had been sat in the shed after just 3 races and a puncture.

He said I could have it, his mother said I could have it, my GF said we should give him some money which I agreed to. Far to nice just to be given away.

Anyway, the GF's nephew is a lanky sod so I'm all stretched out with that layback seatpost.

10 speed?? I lost count on that cassette after 8... and that BB!


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:45 am 
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i used to sell those, they are a bloody nice bike, that's got to be a keeper for you hasn't it?

8) :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:01 am 
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I do like X bikes. And that is 'eye candy' :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:24 am 
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Location: Mammoths deserve to be cloned. From what I've seen in 'Ice Age' they are jolly good sports.
Crosses make great commuters. They have clearance for more robust tyre choices and are light as a crisp packet. The only thing I don't understand are the use of drop bars, as the opportunities to adopt the roadie aero posture seem limited/of little benfit for the obstacle-strewn and uneven terrain faced by crossers... Unless I am mistaken?

Anyway, I put flats on mine and it feels comfy as vevlet scuds! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:37 am 
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Ooo, you lucky lad! That is one nice cross bike. I'm just a teansy-weansy bit jealous.

Are you going to 'have a go' next season?

Also could be a summer Cross season locally. There is in Yorkshire.

I've grown to like 10 speed. Just like having a 7 speed - with 3 extra gears. Which is what it actually is I suppose :? :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:42 am 
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some of the more recent cross races in the south have been descibed piss takingly as timetrial courses. my old boss (wessex vets cross champion) said there were 2 races last season that he could have ridden his road bike on with 28mm tyres.

he has 3 cross bikes now, 2 set up for techinical or muddy races and what he now refers to as his TT cross bike.

the tt crosser gets deep section spinergy tilium tub wheels, a steeper front end with a more road orientated set up with harder gears just for the faster/less technical courses.

they are no where near as cross like as they should be. :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Pile of rubbish.........take it off yer hands for fifty quid, etc......... :P


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:50 pm 
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CX bikes are definitely the way forward.

Almost as light as a road bike... but can handle off road? Seems that they can replace cross country MTBs (to a point).

I'm cycling the south downs way (all 100 miles) in one day on a modified Specialized Tricross Comp.

I'll post my time up a week Thursday. Bear in mind that I'm totally amateur! ;)


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