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 Post subject: Re: King Cyclocross
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:02 pm 
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But it's dark, it's cold and I've not had my tea yet

That's the ideal time to plan it all out in your head.


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 Post subject: Re: King Cyclocross
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:46 pm 
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WOW!
That looks great Neil and if it rides half as nice as it looks then your onto a winner.
Great job and setup.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Just for you Nick.

Front clearance is massive.

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Rear clearance between the seat stays is massive, and through the chainstays is a little more limited it is probably wide enough to take a Gravel King 40. Not sure about some of the wider gravel tyre (tires) appearing in the US now though.

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 Post subject: Re: King Cyclocross
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Very good, should be great fun, shall be a laugh to get that paint muddy!


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There's nothing like the first coat of mud on fresh paint. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 am 
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I've never set up a cx bike. Yet :facepalm:

Do the brakes normally look like that, set up? Seems a lot of cable


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:18 am 
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Do the brakes normally look like that,

Mine do.

When I had them on a 26" bike, the straddle wires were much closer to the tyres, almost touching.


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I think it's the design of the calipers that looks odd. I think old ones were horizontal at the top, angling down. These are more of an upside down design.

Looks like a great all round bike though. Ideal for HONC? Or will you be getting your BOLX out?! :shock: :shock:


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They are much more powerful than older canti's and have really excellent modulation.

I've not ridden it yet, so I don't know about it's capabilities, it might be a HONC candidate, but it's fun to get my bright orange BOLX out in the countryside.


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 Post subject: Re: King Cyclocross
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:36 am 
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but it's fun to get my bright orange BOLX out in the countryside.


Now that's not something you hear everyday :)

This machine is looking really smart and would probably get you a first or second row start in any local race based on looks alone :)

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