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 Post subject: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:08 pm 
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My Brand new old fashioned Neil Orrell crosser in Columbus SLX. Soon to be bright yeller and taking me over the three peaks.


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Sorry about the messy office. And that's not my copy of the sun in the bin.


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Nice project breaking out :) You'll have to keep us updated with pics.

Best place for The Sun :)


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:54 am 
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Looks like it will be a lovely project. I have a yellow steel cross bike (see link). Sadly, I crashed it and the RD hanger is bent, still trying to find someone in Belgium to fix it.

Good luck with your build.

Johnny


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:58 am 
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I have a hankering for a cross bike but I will have to sell some of the others before I am allowed any more :(


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Rockin, as they say. Tis mint.


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Thats a lovely build, i too quite fancy a cross bike, what size/type wheels/tyres have you used, what else is needed to convert (say a reynolds 501 80's/90's roady), and what costs am i looking at to make something a bit better than entry level?

I have got some spare road bike mechs (which are fairly tough), but am i better off using MTB mechs?


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Them's are Easton EA50s, with 700 x 35 schwalbe landcruisers (de rigeur for the Three peaks)

don't convert a road bike- not enough clearance. Find a tourer with canti bosses and plenty of room for tyres. MTB mechs allow bigger cassettes but make sure the work with your shifters....Costs? piece of string.......


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:00 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/gents-raleigh ... 1261028720

This sort of thing might be a good base for a cheap and cheerful cyclocross type build.

Don't think it matters what sort of mech you use in terms of strength, but I think it is better if you can get a frame with a separate rear mech hanger which will break off if something gets caught in it - better than a broken mech or a broken frame.

Good luck anyway, cross bikes are loads of fun.

Johnny


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked this up.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Nice "crosser".... Chapeau.... :-)


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