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    First Cross build.

    Will do a build thread once I get started. Glad to be joining this sub-forum!





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    I was thinking about getting one of those frames myself. Bikeman had them for a pretty good price. I like that matte green. How much does that frame weigh?
    2012 On One Whippet 650b
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    Very cool color. Any ideas on the build direction? I will be starting a similar thread hopefully this week when my Transition Rapture CX frame gets in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Very cool color. Any ideas on the build direction? I will be starting a similar thread hopefully this week when my Transition Rapture CX frame gets in.
    Nice. The Transition appears to get great reviews. I won't be building this till March or April due to Valentines day and the wifes B-day. (less trouble), but I love build threads and will do a detailed one. Going with Sram Force 46/36, Force WIFLI, Force shifters. King Mango headset, and hubs. Velocity A23's, BB7 road brakes, and Ritchey WCS Carbon cockpit. I work at a shop and thankfully get good prices through BTI except for the King stuff. Otherwise this build would be prohibitively expensive.

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    First Cross build.

    Same situation here. Building bikes is pricey. It was either a cx bike or canfield's new 650b enduro bike. This is much cheaper. And I'm going SS.

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    This is going to be a slow build, but I will keep it updated.........

    CK Cups pressed in.




    PF30 Pressed.




    Cranks arrived. Sram Force 46/36




    .......and for ljsmith.........sorry I didn't respond sooner. 59cm with headset, BB, and temporary seatpost............ 4.43 pounds.

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    Wheel stuff. Ready to go.



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    Wheels done and set up tubeless without much hassle. Velocity A23's, Stans tape, Vittoria TNT.............



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    First Cross build.

    Sick !!!

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    gorgeous frame

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    This is going to be a very slow build........sorry fellas'.

    Cable guides fished through.





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    Some more progress..........

    Crankset installed.







    Front Mech.



    Rear Mech.


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    Assembling Fork/Headset for sizing..



    Ready for cut.


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    Together for now. Thanks for looking!


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    gettin there!!

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    Very nice. I bought a JtS complete a couple months ago. The only flaw I have found so far is that I can't go slow on the bike and I am not yet in shape* to go fast yet.

    I did change the brakes to the TRP HY/RD brakes. A little heavier than stock but worth it in my opinion.
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    *old shoulder injury more than the fat belly.
    Flotilla or Buffet.

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    Jebus this has taken forever............ Almost done. Should be finished Sunday.

    Cassette and Brakes installed.......Avid BB7 Road SL's






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    Shifters...........





    Running cable........




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    Blah, blah, blah................................colorful saddle............




    DONE!!!!!!!








    Details.............
    2014 Jake the Snake. Aluminum frame, carbon fork/steerer
    Headset......Chris King
    BB.....Sram BB30
    Hubs.......Chris King
    Rims.......Velocity A23, set up tubeless, Yellow Tape
    Tires.......Vittoria XG Pro TNT
    Spokes....DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    Cranks.....Sram Force
    Derailleurs.....Sram Force
    Shifters......Sram Force
    Brakes......Avid BB7 Road SL
    Bars.........Ritchey WCS Aluminum Curve
    Seatpost....Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Saddle.......SDG Duster Shibuya
    Wrap.........Lizard Skins 2.5
    Chain........Sram PC 1071 hollow pin.


    Thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocop View Post
    That's very interesting. Can you tell me more about the cable guide you used and the plates on the exit point there?

    I've got a 2013 Jake and a 2013 Jake the Snake, both of which use internal routing for the shift cables, but the cable exit is molded into the frame.



    I had a shifting problem recently on my Jake, and a local shop diagnosed it as an issue with the cable having worn a groove into the frame where it exits. They fixed it by running a plastic cable liner from the exit point to the bottom bracket cable guide.

    Did your cable guides come with the frame? I'm assuming you remove them after the cable is run? The cables on my Jake just feed into the frame and I guess there's something internal that helps them find their way out the other end.

    I think I might know what my next upgrade will be.

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    Looks great ghettocop, nice job!

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    Diggin' your build man!

    I almost picked up one of these frames for my wife's build. Kicking myself that I didn't.
    Heck, even most of the parts are the same!!

    Unfortunately, the color of the new Crux (Starburst) won her over by a hair. If she'd gone with the Jake, it would be done and she would be riding! On month 4 waiting for the Crux to come in...

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    Very nice build!!! I have built using the same frame and love the bike. The saddle is.... special ;-)

    Andy_k, the plates where the cables enter and exit the frame are stock from Kona. Because this frame has been designed to also accommodate Di2, you get 2 sets of "plates". One set for regular cables, and one set for Di2, that are drilled to accept the rubber grommets used in Di2 setups. The frame itself has no cable guides inside.

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