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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Location: blaagaardsgade, Copenhagen
i'm rebuildding my swisscross as a singlespeed for the upcoming season:

New brakes: Avid ultimate.
New brake levers: Sram road alu
New back wheel: White ind. ENO hub and WI freewheel to CXP33 rim
New tyres: Racing ralph 700x33c (i hope the ENO hub will give me some extra clearings...)
New cranks Duraace and stronglight ct2 Chainring
New carbon ritchey seat post

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:40 pm 
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noooooooooo not a single speed on one of the loveliest bikes on the planet!!!!!!!!!


After having looked for ages I had to buy the 2013 model.....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:09 pm 
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too late:-)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Still need too find a nice Ritchey seat post in 27.0 and fit some salmon koolstop pads.

Took it for a 20km ride this evening and it feels really great both on track and road!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:20 pm 
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i also canged the seat to a flite TT and the bars to an Ritchey comp ergo

Frame: Ritchey Swisscross 1997

Fork: Wound up 1" Ahead Carbon

Headset: Chris king1" ahead
Stem: Salsa 110mm steel
Handlebar: Ritchey comp, ergo style
Bartape: Cotton

Brakes: Avid ultimate canties
Brake Pads: Swiss stop, black
Brake Cables: Clarks
Cantilever cable hangers: Front Surly
Brake Levers: Sram Alu

Cassette: White industries 17t freewheel
Chain: Sram 8 speed
Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace
Chainrings: Stronglight CT2 39t
Chainring bolts: Stronglight
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultgra
Pedals: Plastic Bmx

Hub Skewers: Ultgra front
Rims: Mavic CXP33
Hubs: White ind. ENO rear / Shimano Ultgra front
Nipples: Alpine 14mm
Spokes: Alpine DB spokes
Tyres: Racing ralph 700x33c

Saddle: Flite TT
Seatpost: random alu

Weight: Around 7,5kg on my old fish scale


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:05 am 
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Cool bike for sure, Ritchey's are pure class.

Curious though, I've never seen a front brake drop set-up like that, how does it work? Any reason you decided not to go the traditional route?

P.S. I like the SS build


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:56 am 
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It works perfect, i didn't have a nice 1" cable stop and i had used this setup on my bontrager so i decided to try it again. and then its light weight:-)


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