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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:57 pm 
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David B wrote:
Same old Fort frame & Sintema forks with a new paint job and slightly souped-up spec;

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Frame: Fort Foco TIG-welded steel, 56cm

Fork: Sintema "Muddy" 1" threadless, carbon with steel steerer

Headset: Miche Primato 1" threadless with blue SRP titanium top cap
Stem: ITM Eclypse 1" A-Head silver, 12cm
Handlebar: ITM Millennium Ergal, 42cm
Bar Tape: Silva cork

Brake Levers/Brifters: Campag Chorus 10sp (alloy levers) for "Shimergo" set-up
Brake Calipers: Modolo Cantilever - 24 years old and still going strong!
Brake Pads: Aztec BRBX dual compound cartridge, and are actually V-brake pads (highly recommend these pads for 'cross)
Brake Cables: Fibrax

Front Derailleur: Sachs New Success clamp-on, double
Rear Derailleur: Sachs Quarz short cage
Derailleur Cables: Fibrax
Cassette: SRAM PG850 13-26
Chain: Union 810 with Sachs Powerlink
Cranks: Middleburn, 175mm long, 110mm BCD spider, square taper, self-extracting Royce titanium crank bolts
Chainrings: 110 BCD 36 (Stronglight)/46 (TA), silver with blue anodized alloy bolts
Bottom Bracket: Race Face titanium 110mm, English thread
Pedals: Time ATAC XS

Rims: Mach 1 CFX silver, 32h, 700c
Hubs: Hope front, Dura-Ace cassette rear
Hub Skewers: Hope copies, blue
Nipples: Mach 1
Spokes: Mach 1
Tyres: Nokian Ravagozzi 700c x 35
Tubes: Trax self-sealing Presta valve

Saddle: Selle San Marco SKN, titanium rails, Union flag finish
Seatpost: Selcof Mod.31, 27.2mm
Seatpost Binder: Fort

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Slightly altered the spec mid-season as it now has blue Ritchey brake pads to match the blue everything else! Not dual compound or owt fancy like that but still seem decent stoppers, think adjusting the canti spring tension over the summer helped.

As for the bike as a whole, it worked well enough to land me the club CX champion's trophy and medal for a second year running. Plus equal 14th placed Senior in the regional (Wessex) league, earning me a certificate and a small (5 or 6 quid) cheque, so far the only money I've ever won in 12 years of competitive riding! Oh, and as far as I can tell this was the only steel bike - using clinchers and not megabucks Dugast/FMB tubs to boot - to trouble the top 20 overall in said league in amongst a sea of identikit alloy and carbon machines from the usual suspects. Which is nice. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Really have got to gets me a cross bike! Doing some work for Ibis at the mo should have asked them if they had any old steel Hakkalugis kicking about!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:02 am 
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milko wrote:
Really have got to gets me a cross bike! Doing some work for Ibis at the mo should have asked them if they had any old steel Hakkalugis kicking about!


Couldn't help but notice you're in my neck of the woods! A CX bike is definitely a good investment, there's some nice peaceful riding to be had on the bridleways once you've headed northwards out of the city centre. Likewise going south around Compton and Oliver's Battery.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:58 pm 
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Conclusion after sifting through the entire thread:

*Steel is good and elegant and The Material

*Singlespeed is elegant

*Carbonfiber and modern bikes with lots of gears and decals is un-elegant

*The simpler the colorscheme the better

*Bikes around 54cm is most harmonic looking

Will contribute with a Miyata TripleCross when it`s done


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:28 am 
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erolorhun wrote:
Conclusion after sifting through the entire thread:


*Singlespeed is elegant

*Carbonfiber and modern bikes with lots of gears and decals is un-elegant



Singlespeed has its benefits (no derailleur to get clogged up), due to the style of racing I don't think I'd want a fixed bike for CX though - it'd have to be a freewheel!

Modern bikes with loads of gears - not un-elegant, just - in my experience - hit & miss on the reliability front. 10 and 11 speed drivetrains don't seem to cope well in off-road conditions. I've witnessed snapped chains in quite a few events.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:58 pm 
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I have just moved to Olivers Battery so I will have to do some recon on the mtb.

Modern bikes don't always look inelegant check out Stybart's Spesh:

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Or loads of the mdern bikes in Kramon's photo sets (I think the Konas look pretty cool!):

http://www.kramon.be/site/pro_cycling/


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This is mine. It;s a little bit unconventional.......but sure is fun to ride.

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