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  • 06-09-2014
    Sizzler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    He already sold it.

    Haha, true but in defense I used some of the parts to build a newer Fuji cross frame for my B bike:
    <img src = "http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/Sizzle-Chest/FUJI.jpg" >
  • 06-10-2014
    AlexCuse
    Ooh forgot I kind of have one of these now. This was just set up to test that the eccentric hub would hold in the aluminum frame (it did :) )





    I'm gradually getting the bar position right (those woodchippers are funky) but I think its gonna be really fun. I sold the stans wheels so I can find a matching white front, and I am pulling a white industries crank off another bike as we speak. I have a 16/18 dos freewheel and 17t fixed cog ready to go on, hoping that paired with a 36t chainring will give me a fast enough gear for commuting and still leave me decent fixed / free options for trail riding :)
  • 06-10-2014
    Tyrone Shoelaces
    Post your SSCX!
    My SSCX (modified slightly for a gravel race) just got profiled in Cyclocross Magazine:

    http://www.cxmagazine.com/ron-shevoc...lost-and-found
  • 06-10-2014
    phsycle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

    50x19
    So that's ~72GI? 100 miles and 7k ft of climbing, and a 6th place finish. Great job!
  • 06-10-2014
    Tyrone Shoelaces
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    50x19
    So that's ~72GI? 100 miles and 7k ft of climbing, and a 6th place finish. Great job!

    yeah somewhere around there...the gear calculator app on my phone is telling me ~75 gear inches. If I were to SS it again next year, I would certainly go a little spinnier than that. 10 miles in on the first climb I was really doubting it and wasn't even sure I would finish.
  • 06-10-2014
    singlefin
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    Post your SSCX!
  • 06-10-2014
    uclamatt2007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

    How are the Hylex brakes working out for you? I am thinking about them for a build I am doing for this coming cross season, but there just isn't much out there in the way of reviews.
  • 06-11-2014
    Tyrone Shoelaces
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by uclamatt2007 View Post
    How are the Hylex brakes working out for you? I am thinking about them for a build I am doing for this coming cross season, but there just isn't much out there in the way of reviews.

    I really, REALLY like them. I am more of a mountain biker than anything else, and thus, am very used and familiar with the feel of strong hydraulic brakes. And the Hylex's feel and power remind me a lot of really good MTB hydraulic brakes. Lots of power, but very easy to modulate so it's not either all on or all off. Lots of debate out there if you really need all that for a race course, but man they sure do inspire confidence...and I like to ride my cross bike and fast singletrack and the brakes sure do make that alot more fun. I'm a big fan...I currently have 'em set up 160 front, 140 rear. i was little worried about the 140 in rear being too small (mainly because on my MTB's I've also had 160's back there so that's my bias), but it's been no problem. Also, haven't needed a bleed or anything in the year or so since I've had them....rock solid.
  • 06-11-2014
    phsycle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    yeah somewhere around there...the gear calculator app on my phone is telling me ~75 gear inches. If I were to SS it again next year, I would certainly go a little spinnier than that. 10 miles in on the first climb I was really doubting it and wasn't even sure I would finish.

    75, that's nuts. I'm going to run ~62gi (42x19 with 43mm tires) for a 70 mile, 10k ft race next year. Will be slow (and painful).
  • 06-11-2014
    jrm
    current pompino revised build. FUn as heck

    <img src=http://static.lfgss.com/attachments/84584d1400599535-pompino-002.jpg>
  • 06-11-2014
    Klainmeister
    This thread needs to stop--it's threatening the livelihood of my wallet!

    (my fiancee just put down cash on a Nature Boy and now I need to figure out something for myself!)
  • 06-12-2014
    jrm
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    This thread needs to stop--it's threatening the livelihood of my wallet!

    (my fiancee just put down cash on a Nature Boy and now I need to figure out something for myself!)

    Dude, have you seen the nature boy disc?.....
  • 06-12-2014
    Klainmeister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Dude, have you seen the nature boy disc?.....

    Yes... She's getting the standard, I get the disc--guys over at All City are good dudes and hooking us up! I need some knobby Ss skinny in my life ASAP!
  • 06-17-2014
    Co-opski
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  • 06-20-2014
    Sizzler
    . . .
  • 06-20-2014
    tychoseven
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post

    That masi looks great with the bullhorn bars. I think I'd like to do something similar.
  • 08-01-2014
    AlexCuse
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    Re: Post your SSCX!
    Picked up the wheel I needed to finish my project today. Still not positive about the wood chippers but it sure looks purty :D

    Attachment 912581

    If I decide I don't like em, I recently took some wcs bars off my other cross bike for some 26mm salsa dirt drops I got in a trade. They were a bit too flexy combined with the steel fork but bet they would work really well with the stiffness of that Ritchey fork
  • 08-05-2014
    chairthruster
    6 Attachment(s)
    new PlanetX
    the paint is hardly dry.
    Independent Fabrication steel Planet X
    Murdered out a bit with some color pops and tributes to PUNK
    ENVE fork
    CK headset
    3T 'stealth' cockpit and seatpost
    TRP Hylex brakes (Pro-tip: these brake kits do NOT ship with barbs/olives argggggg!)
    XT rotors
    SRAM CX-1 cranks
    Crank Bros candy 2 pedals
    currently 42x18
    Iron Cross Team wheels
    Rocket Rons
    Salsa skewers

    Rides like a dream.
  • 08-05-2014
    phsycle
    Didn't know people were still using the term "murdered out," but very very nice IF. :D

    I'd really like to try those Schwalbe CX Pro's someday.
  • 08-05-2014
    Tyrone Shoelaces
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chairthruster View Post
    the paint is hardly dry.
    Independent Fabrication steel Planet X
    Murdered out a bit with some color pops and tributes to PUNK

    Looks so sick Matt!
  • 08-06-2014
    chairthruster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Looks so sick Matt!

    Thanks Ron! came together nicely I think. and I'm liking the Hylex brakes as much as you.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Didn't know people were still using the term "murdered out," but very very nice IF. :D

    I'd really like to try those Schwalbe CX Pro's someday.

    thanks. the tires are Schwalbe Racing Ralphs actually... I incorrectly listed them as Rocket Rons. I ran Rockets last season on a different bike, great tire, but I'm looking forward to these Ralph's for cx, as its my favorite mtb tread for all round riding, racing. The Ralphs may shed mud a little better (but at the cost of less bite) we will see. They hook up great running tubeless with the Iron Cross wheels.

    The CX pros look interesting as well, I haven't tried them. but they are 80g more per tire than Ralphs....
  • 08-06-2014
    phsycle
    Oops, thought those were CX Pro's. Guess I didn't know RR's came in 33's. I'd really like to try those out as well.
  • 08-08-2014
    jrm
    holy **** thats purty...
  • 08-17-2014
    BenjiCX


    Running 33/16 currently.
  • 08-30-2014
    vudu
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    SSCX Action shot!
  • 09-04-2014
    lonefrontranger
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    oh wait, I posted this to the CX bikes on singletrack thread...

    doesn't matter I ride it everywhere anyway. +1 to the poster above who said the Hylex brakes are superb.

    I'll probably have to ask some stupid questions about gearing soon, since I've never actually raced SS, despite being an old skool trackie and fixie rider for years. For now the 42x18 seems okay for whatever I've been riding it on.

    I mean, come on, it's singlespeeding - you're always in the wrong gear anyhow, right?
  • 09-29-2014
    Sizzler
    DEAN
    <img src = "http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/Sizzle-Chest/DEAN.jpg" >
  • 09-30-2014
    skankingbiker
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/t_mb/15170015199" title="Pompino_6957 by T_MB, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/15170015199_a860e48011.jpg" width="500" height="284" alt="Pompino_6957"></a>


    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/t_mb/15356458332" title="Pompino_6954 by T_MB, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15356458332_7307bb297f.jpg" width="500" height="485" alt="Pompino_6954"></a>
  • 09-30-2014
    Tyrone Shoelaces
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    Post your SSCX!
    I have probably posted this bike (my 2 year old Felt F1X Disc) already in this thread in one of it's various guises, but this is it's current race set up. Scored a lightly used set of Enve XC Disc tubulars with DT 240's recently that will be race day only wheels. With this set up it is 15.66 lbs. Gearing in the photo is 42x17 and tensioning is via BEER Components EBB for PF30 Attachment 927885
  • 10-01-2014
    Love Commander
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    It's currently sporting a set of Alpha 400 Comp wheels, otherwise all stock.
  • 10-01-2014
    kmancrx
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    It's currently sporting a set of Alpha 400 Comp wheels, otherwise all stock.

    I have one on order. It should be here at the LBS soon (I hope). I am building up some Crests on bikehubstore hubs for this season. Looks good!
  • 10-01-2014
    shamrok
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    It's currently sporting a set of Alpha 400 Comp wheels, otherwise all stock.

    I'll be sure to wreck into one of them so you only have one Alpha400 wheel
  • 10-02-2014
    Love Commander
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kmancrx View Post
    I have one on order. It should be here at the LBS soon (I hope). I am building up some Crests on bikehubstore hubs for this season. Looks good!

    Good choice, I really like mine. Doodads aside, it's a pretty nice feeling bike. Almost makes me want to pick up one of their geared CX bikes.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shamrok View Post
    I'll be sure to wreck into one of them so you only have one Alpha400 wheel

    That would be a good excuse to get a carbon wheelset. You get your EBB figured out? You missed a good practice, they have the sand pit set up.
  • 10-03-2014
    Hdpearson13
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    Raliegh tripper on roids
    My raleigh mtb/cx
  • 10-03-2014
    phsycle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hdpearson13 View Post
    My raleigh mtb/cx

    Cool bike, but it's not a SingleSpeed Cyclocross (SSCX). :)
  • 10-03-2014
    Hdpearson13
    Your right just posted with phone thanks should have had glasses on. Thanks
  • 10-06-2014
    rob1035
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    This is how she sits today, although she's constantly changing. 2009 Bianchi San Jose (55cm). Ridley carbon fork, dengfu bar and seatpost, sun/surly rear wheel, Rolf front, Ritchey Mount Cross tires (NOS from ebay) 700x37, SLK brakes. A bit under 20lbs, still need to trim the steerer. A fancier wheelset, or at least a matching wheelset would be nice, but it's fun to ride as is. Haven't raced in a few years but when I did the weight was never my problem...
  • 10-13-2014
    sslos
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lonefrontranger View Post
    oh wait, I posted this to the CX bikes on singletrack thread...

    doesn't matter I ride it everywhere anyway. +1 to the poster above who said the Hylex brakes are superb.

    I'll probably have to ask some stupid questions about gearing soon, since I've never actually raced SS, despite being an old skool trackie and fixie rider for years. For now the 42x18 seems okay for whatever I've been riding it on.

    I mean, come on, it's singlespeeding - you're always in the wrong gear anyhow, right?

    42x18 is my gearing of choice for most courses. There's one course here that I may put a 16t on for- I hate getting passed by a bunch of geared riders only to have to work my way back through them in the more technical areas.
    Good looking bike- I agree that the Hylex brakes are pretty darned good- good enough that I'm eyeballing a disc setup for next year!
    Los
  • 10-24-2014
    Klainmeister
    Here's our two:



    Wife's Nature Boy with Charge saddle and white Cinelli bar tape.

    In the back, my Fairdale Parser with TRP brakes, FSA components, and Tioga Spyder saddle.

    Lots of fun!
  • 10-28-2014
    macdonalder
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    It's currently sporting a set of Alpha 400 Comp wheels, otherwise all stock.

    I actually just ordered an SSCXWC version of this that I'm looking forward to building. Do have a question though - it comes with an EBB but I have no idea what crank spindle diameter it will accept. Do you know?

    Mine, as ridden in the frozen hell which was Deschutes last December:
    Attachment 934580
  • 10-28-2014
    bdstorer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Here's our two:


    In the back, my Fairdale Parser with TRP brakes, FSA components, and Tioga Spyder saddle.

    Mate! That Fairdale! Yes! More pictures MUST be posted right now!
  • 10-28-2014
    AlexCuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdstorer View Post
    Mate! That Fairdale! Yes! More pictures MUST be posted right now!

    second that motion. what tires are you running on it?
  • 10-28-2014
    Klainmeister
    4 Attachment(s)
    Fairdale Parser SSCX style
    Ask and yee shall receive:

    Attachment 934720

    Attachment 934721

    Attachment 934722

    Attachment 934723

    The Fairdale is a large Parser which measures more like a 56cm and since I am 6' exact, a 57cm would've been perfect. That being said, the more I ride it the more I appreciate a slightly smaller bike on the narrow trails around here.

    It's currently setup monster cross style with 700x40 Michelin tire in the rear and a IRC 700x42 up front. Barely, and I mean barely fits. Definitely couldn't go any larger unfortunately (I've never met a fatter tire I didn't like--).

    Build:

    Fairdale Parser Large
    - Soma Tange CX Fork
    - Homebuilt wheels, Sunringle with All-city hubs, red nipples, red nuts
    - FSA crank, 42t
    - Halo clickster freewheel 18t
    - Genetic Chimera pedals
    - FSA Energy seatpost
    - FSA Carbon Bars
    - Genetic Perfect tape
    - TRP brake levers
    - TRP cx v-brakes
    - Tioga double-tail saddle

    Only thing I would change? The Soma fork seems a bit chattery compared to other rigid forks I've ridden so I am considering swapping it for the straight blade All-City one, but otherwise the thing handles like a dream and is a riot to ride around like an idiot in town.
  • 10-28-2014
    Saul Lumikko


    - On-One Pompetamine XL
    - Fixie Inc. Pureblood V2 fork, FSA Orbit headset
    - On-One Midge bar
    - WTB Laserdisc front and Disc SS rear hubs, DT Comp spokes and WTB i19 Frequency rims
    - White Industries ENO cranks, 42t chainring, Shimano UN-55 BB
    - On-One Groove Armada 19t cog
    - Crankbros Egg Beater pedals
    - Specialized Romin saddle, On-One Twelfty seatpost
    - Avid BB7 mtn. brakes and Tektro levers
    - Schwalbe Racing Ralph rear and Rocket Ron front tires

    And icing on the cake: headtube sticker from Ruger Firearms.

  • 10-29-2014
    tbaier
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko View Post

    - On-One Pompetamine XL

    Dig the bike. Been thinking about an XL one to replace my 57cm La Cruz which is just a tad too small. I am 6'3". How tall are you? How does the bike ride?
  • 10-29-2014
    Saul Lumikko
    Thanks! I'm 6'2" with a 36" inseam. The stem is 110 mm and so far the bike feels great. It's my first CX bike so I have little experience with other CX bikes to compare, but the feeling I get compared to a mountain bike is "precise and stable". Note that my fork is a bit longer than intended, so the angles are slacker and reach is reduced.
  • 10-31-2014
    bdstorer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Ask and yee shall receive.

    Mate, thank you for the response and pics! The info about sizing was ace! I'm 5'11 w/32" in seam, looking at pulling the trigger on a 2014 in a large size. Sounds spot-on. Couple of questions, why did you swap out the stock fork for a Soma? Any chance of a picture of the rear clearances yo? Cheers, Benny
  • 10-31-2014
    bdstorer
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    Attachment 935720

    Pulled the trigger on a 2015 Parser SSCX. In the hand late November. Going to be a LOOOOOOONG wait.
  • 11-01-2014
    santacruzer
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    Here's mine on the right, in use
    Attachment 935723
  • 11-01-2014
    Klainmeister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdstorer View Post
    Attachment 935720

    Pulled the trigger on a 2015 Parser SSCX. In the hand late November. Going to be a LOOOOOOONG wait.

    Nice, you'll be happy. I had the fork lying around (I work at a shop) so I just ordered the frameset. The new color scheme looks great! Get rid of those POS conti tires though...