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 Post subject: Cyclo Cross Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:56 am 
Old School Hero
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Anyone got a cyclocross bike. Only seen two on here so far i think: A Colnago and a Seven. Any more??? Would like to see pics if possible.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:04 am 
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Got a couple. Like them greatly. Ride them more than the mtb these days....

not retro though (so I'll just list the links)

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=72258

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62136 (one of the previous lemond in there too - that was a nice bike)


:D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:10 am 
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Probably have more luck in the road (an cx) forum.

Wu-Tangled wrote:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62136 (one of the previous lemond in there too - that was a nice bike)


:D


Thought you said the Lemond was welded up from gas pipe by a blind man?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:23 am 
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John wrote:
Probably have more luck in the road (an cx) forum.

Wu-Tangled wrote:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62136 (one of the previous lemond in there too - that was a nice bike)


:D


Thought you said the Lemond was welded up from gas pipe by a blind man?



yeah - was a nice bike. :lol: In a look at it and dream but not necessarily ride kind of a way.

Was too heavy - think that was it really. :roll:


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 Post subject: Thread hijack
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:55 pm 
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Here you go....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51923


Well on the subject of cross bikes can anyone tell me the rules with regards what is allowed for racing?

Can I convert a road bike?
Can I convert a mountain bike?
Can I use flat bars?

I know its a bit of a thread hijack and I will start a new thread if necessary, just thought you guy might know.


Cheers

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Thread hijack
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:00 pm 
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s_zigmond wrote:
Here you go....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51923


Well on the subject of cross bikes can anyone tell me the rules with regards what is allowed for racing?

Can I convert a road bike?
Can I convert a mountain bike?
Can I use flat bars?

I know its a bit of a thread hijack and I will start a new thread if necessary, just thought you guy might know.


Cheers

Stephen


Yes, Yes and Yes.

However.......

Converting a road bike would be rubbish tbh. You havnt got any clearance for 32mm tyres and no canti mounts.

You can ride MTB's in a cross race (as long as it isnt the Three Peaks) but you put yourself at an immediate dissadvantage. Cross courses tend to be fairly flat and fast, with little rough or technical ground. Much quicker to be ridden on 700c wheels.

Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:07 pm 
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ive got a Kona Jake but its not retro.... 2008

I love it and take it everywhere apart from very technical stuff.......it gets a bit twitchy then :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Thank you very much for your reply. It was the three peaks I was looking at doing so that rules that one out.

Oh well......


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:41 pm 
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s_zigmond wrote:
Thank you very much for your reply. It was the three peaks I was looking at doing so that rules that one out.

Oh well......


Yeah, because of the severity of the climbs/descents on the 3 Peaks race, they ban 26"ers :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:44 am 
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s_zigmond wrote:
Thank you very much for your reply. It was the three peaks I was looking at doing so that rules that one out.

Oh well......



rules are quite tight for that.

Last year they wern't bothered by Discs unlike the UCI but tyres bigger than 35mm were banned. as were bars wider than....something or other.

nothing in the rules about a cardboard bike though. Figured it might make sense to have one for the carrying sections (90% of the race)

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