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    Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeveless
    Don't take this the wrong way man, but you look beautiful riding that bike.
    That is so sweet.
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    I don't think that you realize just how jealous of you guys I really am. Grrrr! Thanks for sharing though. Loving the bike porn.

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    I dont know what model the Peugeot is. It's one of their -70s low end touring bikes I think. Carbolite 103 tubing which is very basic but seems to hold up well riding it offroad after meny years of rusting...

    The frame has gone through some serious changes:






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    Quote Originally Posted by jace
    Ditto. Bike looks great and I'd love to build up a beater with that sort of clearance.
    I had to modify the chainstays with a pipe and a hammer to get enough clearance. The seatstays and fork cleared a 44 Mutanoraptor just fine.

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    Call 'em

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    That thing is enormous! Any idea when the Riv guys will be making more of them?
    It's a 64. There are/were available up to 68. I'm not sure what production status is. My broken one was replaced with "a super duper reinforced version." which seems to have been in a shipment of them in October, so they may have some around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boe
    I had to modify the chainstays with a pipe and a hammer to get enough clearance. The seatstays and fork cleared a 44 Mutanoraptor just fine.
    Huh, might have to look at trying to track one down. What are you running for a BB in the most recent setup (using french threads I assume?) Are you running the original fork/headset? It looks like you're running a non-french quill in most of the pics, did you manage to shove a standard quill in there? Any idea on the axle/crown on the stock fork?

    This could be a fun winter project..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jace
    Huh, might have to look at trying to track one down. What are you running for a BB in the most recent setup (using french threads I assume?) Are you running the original fork/headset? It looks like you're running a non-french quill in most of the pics, did you manage to shove a standard quill in there? Any idea on the axle/crown on the stock fork?

    This could be a fun winter project..
    Actually it has an english threaded BB, which was good for me!
    I am running the original fork and headset wich had french threads. It was not hard to get a standard quill stem into the headset. The AC is about 410mm.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boe
    I dont know what model the Peugeot is. It's one of their -70s low end touring bikes I think. Carbolite 103 tubing which is very basic but seems to hold up well riding it offroad after meny years of rusting...

    The frame has gone through some serious changes:


    Amazing what a difference a paint job and some love can make. I really appreciate someone taking the time to give an old bike a new life. Something about cycling and conservation like this that seem to go hand in hand.

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    I had never heard of Monstercross, but I guess that's what Uncle Duke is. 1980ish Fuji S-12S


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    Monster Qball

    Here is my attempt at Monster X. A Medium Qball with On-One midges. I've replaced the wtb saddle with a Koobi PRS. Also dumped the ultegra rear der for XTR.

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    Hey Dia Compe 287 V users....

    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical
    Here is my attempt at Monster X. A Medium Qball with On-One midges. I've replaced the wtb saddle with a Koobi PRS. Also dumped the ultegra rear der for XTR.

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    Sorry for the slight derailment but I've got a question for you Dia Compe 287 V users.

    I'm just about to set up a pair on my bars and while their appears to be no rocket science involved what does that little bolt (3mm hex I think) do besides hold the internal cable holder in place. The little bolt that goes through the front of the brake lever with the little plastic black cover attatched. I mean does it "adjust" anything or do you just tighten it and leave it be?

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    Bbmc.

    Here's my custom Bob Brown Monster cross. I've been enjoying this steel steed for a couple months on and off the cross course. The overall set up started out as a full on cross race machine and ended up as a superb mtb.

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    gorgeous ride. jitensha flat bar?

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    I think that the Bob Brown just made me wet myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    More [URL="http://creepyfriendly.typepad.com/photos/2007_cx/b4.html"].
    Why not drops?

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    Yup, Jitensha bars.

    I drove the drops for a bit. Gave them a good four races but the mtber inside of me begged for something else. I found a happy medium with the sweep. More than anything, it's preference.

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    Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    Here's my custom Bob Brown Monster cross. I've been enjoying this steel steed for a couple months on and off the cross course. The overall set up started out as a full on cross race machine and ended up as a superb mtb.

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    Good job! Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    Yup, Jitensha bars.

    I drove the drops for a bit. Gave them a good four races but the mtber inside of me begged for something else. I found a happy medium with the sweep. More than anything, it's preference.
    Cool, how did you get those bars instead of something similar but more popular like the Mary from On One?

    I'm pretty set on Midges for my Cross Check build, but haven't really tried any other "funky bars" before so I might try something like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    Here's my custom Bob Brown Monster cross. I've been enjoying this steel steed for a couple months on and off the cross course. The overall set up started out as a full on cross race machine and ended up as a superb mtb.

    More info.
    nice job on the barriers creepyfriendly!
    just a pump and a few other pics of some Bob Brown sweetness
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    Another Bob Brown

    Here's another Bob to supplement Creepyfriendly's. Same geometry but this one is Reynolds 953. Clearance to fit 2.2 tyres.
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    Newly built and ready

    Before I take it out and get it dirty, here's my Jake the Snake. Singled out, Midges, Racelight stem, Old school Ritchey cranks and seatpost, road BB7/987 brakes, Delgado cross on ultregra/hayes hubs, eggbeaters, some rasta here and there. I can fit a 29x2.1 on front, shown with a Fire Cross, and a Mythos slick or the shown lightly trimmed XR 1.8 fit out back.
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    What forks are they? Its rare to find CX forks that a) have a disc mount and b) take a fat tyre / tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by midtnSS
    Before I take it out and get it dirty, here's my Jake the Snake. Singled out, Midges, Racelight stem, Old school Ritchey cranks and seatpost, road BB7/987 brakes, Delgado cross on ultregra/hayes hubs, eggbeaters, some rasta here and there. I can fit a 29x2.1 on front, shown with a Fire Cross, and a Mythos slick or the shown lightly trimmed XR 1.8 fit out back.
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    Custom

    Sorry, how could I leave Tony out. Custom Pereira fork, a little longer, a little extra offset to keep handling sharp, and clears a 29x2.1 if its dry outside.

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    monstercross

    Not a true monster cross, but it sure is fun!
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    also not really...

    also not really a monstercross, it's a drop bar 29er, but it pegs the fun meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwills
    also not really a monstercross, it's a drop bar 29er, but it pegs the fun meter.
    More of a monstercross than many in this thread IMO. Lots of really nice bikes but not as many monstercross bikes. Looks nice!
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    Seems like the drop bar 29ers are becoming more and more popular as well.

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    A little late, but here's my rather -- um, utilitarian -- Karate Monkey in its current Monstercross form. Drop bars, barcon, 700x45 Hakkapeliitta studder in front, 700x42 Kenda K847 in back, reporting for duty sir. Also note the running lights and 1200 lumen (approx car headlight brighness) headlight. She ain't pretty, but she gets me there at a pretty good pace and she gets me noticed even on the darkest, rainiest nights.

    She wears faster 700x32s in summer, along with a 1x5 drivetrain. Just made the winter switchover to the 3-speed hub, geared 38x18 (x0.70, x1.0, x1.35)overall for commuting and 34x22 overall for the occasional offroad. The droopy chain you see here is due to the tendency of internally geared hubs to work their way forward in the dropouts (using low or high gear puts strong twisting forces on the axle), but since this photo was taken I've finally solved that problem with a chain tug.

    The phallic looking device protruding from the bottom bracket is the mount point for my son's Chariot Sidecarrier trailer.
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    now i know why ya call yourself GlowBoy!
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    Nice set up. I'm really close to getting a karate monkey for the same purpose, and as a geared alternative to my Quickbeam. All the road frames I get seem to break.
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    Hjalti, I'm betting a KM won't break on you. Mine's closing in on 7000 miles so far, still going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    Here's my custom Bob Brown Monster cross. I've been enjoying this steel steed for a couple months on and off the cross course. The overall set up started out as a full on cross race machine and ended up as a superb mtb.

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    Not a GREAT picture but here is my contribution...

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    that is by far the ugliest KM i have ever seen. congratulations, you must be very proud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippienflipflops
    that is by far the ugliest KM i have ever seen. congratulations, you must be very proud
    Very proud. Of the function this bike provides, that is. Neither proud nor embarrassed about the ugliness. 99.9% of the people who see this bike (motorists) wouldn't know the difference between this and a perfectly clean Vanilla. All I care about is that they see me. And that they do.

    Kinda like telling a guy his dirt-spattered pickup is ugly.
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    Midge or WTB?

    Trying to decide which bars to get for the Commuter/Cyclo/Urban Assault bike (Surly Cross Check 62cm. Grey).
    Let me know what you all think.

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    I looked at the WTB when it came out, but concluded it wouldn't be anywhere near as comfortable or usable as the Midge. I thought the same looking at the Gary bar. Sorry I can't remember the exact differences anymore, but the Midge seemed better than both (at least for me) in terms of drop, reach, flare angle and the amount of usable space on top.

    Honestly the only thing I'd change about it would be (and this is a common complaint) I wish the end of the drops were about 1/2" longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanFry
    Trying to decide which bars to get for the Commuter/Cyclo/Urban Assault bike (Surly Cross Check 62cm. Grey).
    Let me know what you all think.
    I had a chance over the weekend to sit on two bikes, one with the WTB and the other the Midge. The WTB had more drop and flared-out less, and had longer drops as well. The WTB felt closer to a more standard drop and the owner claimed the longer drops aided him in out of the saddle climbs. I would probably be happy with either one, though I did choose to order the Midge as I like the minimal drop and the substantial flare. If I were you I'd look at a bunch of pictures of bikes with both and make your decision on what you think is best for you, they're both really nice IMO.
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    i chose the wtb

    the bend thru the front of the drop position is nicer, more ergo, not as pinch-y. i've seen midges modified to create a nice happy spot in the front of the drop, but the wtb is good w/o any mods. the drop position is longer too. at times i wish it was flatter with regard to flare. i think the standing climbing position is great in the drops. i haven't been too motivated to try any other bars overall.

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    A little side question..

    I have a Empella crossfire cyclocross bike with a incredible amount of tire clearance and just for the hell of it I will like to see what happen if you mount really wide tires (well more than 35mm) with a good amount of volume for heavy trail riding dutty.


    I'm running and will be running hand lace Mavic open-pro rims so tire/rim compatibility is the main issue.



    As you can see is plenty of space left, well if you are not riding in thick mud at least.




    So the question is, how big of a tire can i run with out suffering "Roll overs" and making the bike ito a "Silly" useless monster (no offense)..!?!?

    And Yes I know this is a porpuse build cross bike and not a 29er but I still want to try.

    Ps: I love this compilation of awesome machines.

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    Patineto-you should be able to run as large a tire as you can cram in the chainstays and not worry about rolling a tire or it getting too squirmy. I run WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55 tires on my rigid single speed on wheels built around Mavic MA2 rims that are the same width as your Open Pros and they work great, never had a problem with the tire/rim combo. I like your chainstay guard, by the way .
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    Posted many times before...

    Still riding, probably gets the most mileage in the stable.

    Commuting, a little cross racing, gravel roads, singletrack, etc...

    Typically has 38c Serfas touring tires, this pic is with the Mutanos, also run Hutchinson Pro Cross tires for the races.



    ...and yes, that is circa ~89 8-speed Dura Ace. Still works great!

    A great bike. I'm pretty stoked that Surly is going to make one with S&S couplers in it. IT'll be the perfect 'do-all' travel bike.

    Scheming to buy another cross check...

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    Patineto -- ditto, whatever will fit without buzzing the fork legs or stays while under power. You'll want to leave a couple of mm to allow for frame and wheel flex. But it looks to me like you should be able to stuff a 700x45 in the fork. I was able to do that on my Bianchi Volpe, though I could only get a 700x35 to fit between the chainstays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    Patineto-you should be able to run as large a tire as you can cram in the chainstays and not worry about rolling a tire or it getting too squirmy. I run WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55 tires on my rigid single speed on wheels built around Mavic MA2 rims that are the same width as your Open Pros and they work great, never had a problem with the tire/rim combo.
    Great news.

    I'm being around mountain bikes since forever, but I confess I know very little about 700c wheels and much less 29ers

    I like your chainstay guard, by the way .


    Thanks senor, by now I have done it a few times.










    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Patineto -- ditto, whatever will fit without buzzing the fork legs or stays while under power. You'll want to leave a couple of mm to allow for frame and wheel flex. But it looks to me like you should be able to stuff a 700x45 in the fork. I was able to do that on my Bianchi Volpe, though I could only get a 700x35 to fit between the chainstays.
    Awesome..

    I have about 74mm of total lateral space at the fork and 70mm vertical (from the rim) in the front and almost 64mm x 64mm in the back.

    now is just need to check for profiles, sizes and see what fits.

    thanks for the great advice & hope.
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    I'm working on a bastardized Monstercross thing right now. I'll post some pics ASAP. Probably when I finish it tomorrow or Friday. Only so much time. At that point, I'll explain what it is. An odd story. Let's just say that I can hardly wait to ride this thing.

    I like the chainstay cover too. Is that tape or what? How'd you do the combo colors?

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    Patineto - hello again! I recognize that one rear chainstay - Balfa 2Step DH!!

    Cheers,

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    Mostercross/drop bar 29er

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_mc/839416639/" title="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 009 by Mike Mc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1147/839416639_d8742cec73_o.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 009" /></a>

    Here's my drop bar 29er. As it's got 42c tyres at the moment, it's more of a monstercross. It's got the obligatory Midge bars, Brooks saddle and ss/fixie drivetrain.

    The bars are high (it's a Matt Chester-inspired build), but not as high as they look in this picture!

    (Yet another) big thanks to Solitude Alex (singlespeedpunk) for offering this custom build as a prize at the 2006 UK SS championships. This build suits me and the riding I do perfectly, but I'd probably never have gone this route if I was paying for a frame myself.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_mc/839412243/" title="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 002 by Mike Mc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1203/839412243_ed9046737f_o.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 002" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_mc/839421413/" title="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 016 by Mike Mc, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/839421413_08ae9094a1_o.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="2007_07_17_Solitude_pics 016" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Patineto - hello again! I recognize that one rear chainstay - Balfa 2Step DH!!

    Cheers,

    Mark

    Hello Mark always a Pleasure..

    Hey great idea on your website, maybe I need to start something similar so I don't end up buying every good deal I find..

    So how many 29ers do you have now...!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed

    I like the chainstay cover too. Is that tape or what? How'd you do the combo colors?
    Nope mister Single speeder, is Not tape..

    Recycle "Mt Tuffys" since they suck to protect flats (sometimes even promote flats), but they rule to wrap things around..

    I did not know it was so much interest, so I start a How to Report on the "Tooltime" forum.

    So far I'm being using the same trick for about 7 years and none a scratch on any of my chain stays, even suffering from "chainsuck" farder more the material is so thick, strong and flexible does not even get damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto
    Hello Mark always a Pleasure..

    Hey great idea on your website, maybe I need to start something similar so I don't end up buying every good deal I find..

    So how many 29ers do you have now...!?!?
    I have Zero 29ers right now Ricardo.

    Check your PMs.

    Great to see you back posting. We need to catch up.

    Cheers,

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    Here is a better pic of Dave Z's bike I just got. I am tempted to build one myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by creepyfriendly
    Here's my custom Bob Brown Monster cross. I've been enjoying this steel steed for a couple months on and off the cross course. The overall set up started out as a full on cross race machine and ended up as a superb mtb.

    More info.


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    More Monster Goodness

    Hey Patineto, Try Bonty XR 1.8s, they shold clear both ends fine but I doubt bigger will fit in back, a Fire cross may fit the front too.

    Got the wheels turning on a custom being planned now, 29 x 2.1 clearance in fillet brazed Zona, Midges, 1 x 9 or SS with Horizontal road dropouts, Mullet bb7 front - Canti rear brakes.

    Those Bob Browns are incredible, but sadly too much coin right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrocowboy
    Not a true monster cross, but it sure is fun!
    holy cow! that inbred is ace! what size frame is that and how tall are you?

    i'm thinking of a similar build for a project but not sure what size 29er frame would be right when using midge bars
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    How is the Dura Ace triple fitted to that AIR9? Is it custom?

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    Here's mine - not quite finished yet - bars still in wrong position.


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    Those tires and those wheels are quite monsterous - in a very cool way!

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    Does this qualify as monster cross?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    Here is a better pic of Dave Z's bike I just got. I am tempted to build one myself!
    Think anyone other than a pro tour roadie could handle that sort of drop/stretch? Or maybe it's not that much.

    Looks seriously good though, I'd love to see one of these in Paris-Roubaix

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    Quote Originally Posted by helgi
    Think anyone other than a pro tour roadie could handle that sort of drop/stretch? Or maybe it's not that much.

    Looks seriously good though, I'd love to see one of these in Paris-Roubaix
    my stupid bars are 12mm or so higher (vert) from the top of bar down to the saddle, to get the 'right' position in the hook and on the ends. mmm drop bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketually
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    The cows seem quite intrigued. Are your bars wrapped with leather?
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    The cows seem quite intrigued. Are your bars wrapped with leather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    The cows seem quite intrigued. Are your bars wrapped with leather?
    It's a Brooks saddle

    One of them did have a good lick of it - there was cow slobber all over the saddle. They followed me from the gate at the other end of the field; I was scared.

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    a few more from the collection to keep the fire burning:

    sorry if there's some repeats.
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    Late entry, shown here with 29er tyres but now rocking the Conti Twister 42c

    Zona frame, On-One forks. Phil / DT wheels. Avid BB7R and XTR canti for full mullet effect Sugino / Surly / PC58 / Phil Wood fixie drive chain. Midge bars, Salsa stem and Brooks Swift finish it off.

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    Just built this up last week and have put some miles on it. Super fun! I think I hit the setup spot on first try, it feels just right on streets, dirt road, and single track. 38/19 gear. I may switch over to an extra set of Dura-ace cranks I've got and maybe a carbon fork, but so far it's great.




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    Quote Originally Posted by sportcult
    Just built this up last week and have put some miles on it. Super fun! I think I hit the setup spot on first try, it feels just right on streets, dirt road, and single track. 38/19 gear. I may switch over to an extra set of Dura-ace cranks I've got and maybe a carbon fork, but so far it's great.
    Is that a Mary bar you're running with tape? Out of curiosity, why did you put the grips on the end, instead of tape all the way down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry@webcyclery.com
    Yeah - I like the bigger tires on my personal cross bikes. I'm able to mount fat tires on my BLUE XC6.5 - the frame and fork have tons of tire clearance. I've got 42c tires on it at the moment with room to spare. Here's a link to a pic that's on our site...

    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...6&cat=0&page=1
    Can you get a WTB NanoRaptor in the front and rear? If so, I'll buy that frame and fork! Sweet, just what I have been searching to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notrelatedtoted
    Is that a Mary bar you're running with tape? Out of curiosity, why did you put the grips on the end, instead of tape all the way down?
    My guess is they are inverted Mary Bars.

    sportcult - The Dillinger looks good in your latest incarnation of it.

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    In an old thread, someone used the term MoFo Crosser, I like that term better than Monster Cross, and that is what I call my Cross Check. Here is my dirty, nasty MoFoCxC, I love, love, love this bike and the places it takes me.
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    A bunch of cool bikes in this thread... That Moots looks fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notrelatedtoted
    Is that a Mary bar you're running with tape? Out of curiosity, why did you put the grips on the end, instead of tape all the way down?
    Upside down Mary bar. Tape in the middle for smooth cruising, comfy cheap foam grips on the ends for the rough stuff. I've been using that foam on my rigid bikes lately and it works really well. It is way cushier than even an Oury grip and it doesn't get slick when it's wet like rubber grips. They're the long ones that used to be on cheap 10 speeds...

    Even on a regular bar it gives you more positions for your hands:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportcult
    Upside down Mary bar. Tape in the middle for smooth cruising, comfy cheap foam grips on the ends for the rough stuff. I've been using that foam on my rigid bikes lately and it works really well. It is way cushier than even an Oury grip and it doesn't get slick when it's wet like rubber grips. They're the long ones that used to be on cheap 10 speeds...

    Even on a regular bar it gives you more positions for your hands:
    WOW! That Monstercross Origin8 looks just like a mt bike!

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    CrossCheck in commuter form

    This bike goes from commuter to mountain bike with a quick change of the rear cog/chain and bonty 1.8 xr 29" tires.

    48/18 and 48/24 - guaranteed to suffer on both road and mountain.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/spookykinkajou/Bike/photo#5151738554246763250"><img src="http://lh6.google.com/spookykinkajou/R36m64WQEvI/AAAAAAAAArg/QouoFTkMIoo/s144/CIMG0600.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/spookykinkajou/Bike/photo#5151738567131665154"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/spookykinkajou/R36m7oWQEwI/AAAAAAAAAro/cKNdI7zvfGE/s144/CIMG0601.JPG" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J
    All you 8 to 9 feet tall bike geek (freaks) gather round......

    I've seen Bill Walton's and Karim Abdul Jabar's bikes, and they are not that big. Probably too much for Yao Ming.
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    Oops.

    Uhh, yeah, centimeters.

    Thanks.

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    Monstercross next to the railroad tracks. They plow next to the tracks around here and it makes for some superb riding. Just a little sketchy when the trains go by.
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    Needs more cowbell....er...I mean monstercross!

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    Ok, I guess I'll post something to keep it alive. Shesh people, Give us the said cross' and keep i coming. Easily the best post going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrick
    Ok, I guess I'll post something to keep it alive. Shesh people, Give us the said cross' and keep i coming. Easily the best post going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrick
    Ok, I guess I'll post something to keep it alive. Shesh people, Give us the said cross' and keep i coming. Easily the best post going.
    Glad to see it's still alive and others are enjoying it as much as I have.

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    Cross Check with 38c All Terrainasaurus

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    Infected I tell you....

    .... and today's project is?
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    My New Salsa La Cruz

    Here my latest. Disclaimer. I work for Salsa Cycles.

    Crossmax 29's and Mutanoraptor 44's.
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    Sick La cruz! Thats on my short list of bikes when my trusty Tricross is retired.
    MORE PICS OF IT PLZ!!!!

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    is that peace gt fixed? nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrick
    .... and today's project is?
    Sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrick
    .... and today's project is?
    Nice mtn. fixie...brakes are for suckers. Seriously, when will we see some sweet skids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma'sboy
    Nice mtn. fixie...brakes are for suckers. Seriously, when will we see some sweet skids.
    Come ride this with me, it goes on for about 2.5 miles and 1100 feet down, and tell me that at the bottom.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Gnat... incredibly beautiful ride there. What size tire can you fit in there comfortably?

    I'm off to read your blog now. Ciao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed
    Gnat... incredibly beautiful ride there. What size tire can you fit in there comfortably?

    I'm off to read your blog now. Ciao!
    I've seen both the mutano 44's and the IRC 42's in there with good success.

    I know the crossblasters don't fit. I've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    Come ride this with me, it goes on for about 2.5 miles and 1100 feet down, and tell me that at the bottom.

    Just wait till I get my fixed monster trike built and I will. You will worship me and my mtn. skids.



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    Danger Danger, new bike obsession stirring….

    Help, Help, I think this thread has pushed me over the edge………

    Been thinking about a monstercross or drop bar 29er for a while………..

    Can’t stop myself…….

    Copied about 30+ pictures for ideas (thanks for all the bar, gearing, frame,etc ideas)

    Off to my LBS (support your favorite LBS!!) to discuss mostercross bikes………

    Surely they will talk me out of plunging into new bike mania…..
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    I have an XL Raleigh XXIX on order that's going to have WTB Dirt Drops and Road Avids applied this weekend with any luck.

    Then I will flirt with the idea of riding the Ouachita Challnge on it in April.

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