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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    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...
    Have one Challenge Grifo open tub in the shed I could use. Only have one as the other had the tread delaminate after only about 400km. Anyway thanks for the tip, I'll look in new treads. Any suggestions?
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    Post your SSCX!-1514524_10152067483626311_1236780052_n.jpg

    Don't think I ever posted a picture of my previous SSCX... I formerly owned a Singular Kite. It was a 'medium' size frame but felt too big, zero stand over height for me. Ended up trading the frame for a Kona Honky which to date it my all time favourite bike.
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    Nice bike the Kite, but we were never 'good friends'. Prefer the cheap and cheerful end of the spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdstorer View Post
    Have one Challenge Grifo open tub in the shed I could use. Only have one as the other had the tread delaminate after only about 400km. Anyway thanks for the tip, I'll look in new treads. Any suggestions?
    Running Grifo as well. Personally like Clements more. Not as supple but more durable
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    Post your SSCX!-15915_10152632866088451_5809259173547456392_n.jpg

    swapping the Thomson X2 for a X4 but its basically done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    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...
    I'm looking at the RXS as well... what do you like, what don't you like?
    How's belt drive? What's involved in changing gearing?

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    2006 Avanti Blade 1.0 city bike.
    Tri-Cross carbon forks, Midge bars, 8-speed brifters with the shifting mech removed, Travel Agents, Mavic Aksium wheels, Surly Singulator.

    Kenda Kwest tyres for daily use, Maxxis Raze or Specialized Houffilize for racing.

    Running 38/17 for normal use.

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    Last official race of the season. I've been saying for the last 3 years that "this is gonna be my last season racing 1 speeds..." Already looking at a few upgrades to the Nature Boy for next season!
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    sslos - What helmet is that you're wearing? I'm trying to look for a non-mushroom helmet.

    Also, what gearing did you run? I ran 42x19 and 39x19. Got killed on 39x19 on the flats.

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    It's an older Specialized S3 that I won in a raffle at my first High Cascades 100, but I'll be paying for my next one- I have really liked this helmet!

    I have used 42x18 for years, but thinking about moving to a 38t ring for next season. I just suffered in the long, softer grass sections that the course designers around here love to throw in. Probably use 38x17 (just a bit lower than what I have now) for most of our courses, 38x16 for the more roadie-oriented courses, and 38x18 for snowy slog-fests.
    FWIW, I've never changed gearing for specific races, but I'm turning 44 before CX season...

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    Rode this little thing for a season then used it for commuting the rest. For being cheapo Taiwanese steel this thing keeps giving. Its currently in pieces in my closet waiting for somebody to rescue it.



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    Diamondback Steilacoom. Once upon a time she had gears. Either way my all around favorite bike to ride.

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    Vassago Fisticuff

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    Ck hubs laced to HED rims /Wolftooth cog and chainring (40-18)

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    Moots psychlo x rsl ss

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    ProLine-
    This thread is full of pretty bikes. Ti, Carbon, plenty of steel, lots of the good stuff. Even the occasional Moots- and you know what? Who cares. Meh meh meh...

    Until I saw yours. What the heck is that German Tank of Joy?

    Not that any of the bikes are bad, just that yours resonates w/ me more.

    I swear when the Zombies come knocking- grab the GF and cat, and take that bike to the hills.
    Thanks for showing.
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    Recently set my SSCX machine up with an oval narrow/wide chainring. A 44T Rotor QCX1. I put exactly one test ride on it, and then raced it this past weekend in a 110 mile gravel grinder race called the Tainthammer and got 1st SS and 2nd Overall (110 miles but only a few hundred feet of climbing.....it was pancake flat, but extremely muddy and i used a 44x16). I am a big fan of ovalized rings for SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Recently set my SSCX machine up with an oval narrow/wide chainring. A 44T Rotor QCX1. I put exactly one test ride on it, and then raced it this past weekend in a 110 mile gravel grinder race called the Tainthammer and got 1st SS and 2nd Overall (110 miles but only a few hundred feet of climbing.....it was pancake flat, but extremely muddy and i used a 44x16). I am a big fan of ovalized rings for SS.
    tainthammer? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    tainthammer? Lol
    lol....yeah, there are many miles of washboard dirt farmroads that give it it's name haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    ProLine-
    This thread is full of pretty bikes. Ti, Carbon, plenty of steel, lots of the good stuff. Even the occasional Moots- and you know what? Who cares. Meh meh meh...

    Until I saw yours. What the heck is that German Tank of Joy?

    Not that any of the bikes are bad, just that yours resonates w/ me more.

    I swear when the Zombies come knocking- grab the GF and cat, and take that bike to the hills.
    Thanks for showing.

    Glad you like it Johnny , that right there is my SE Racing Stout . That has been bmxed , geared and now a SS drop bar joy .



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    This thread needs to stay on the first page...my long wait for an SSCX is over. It's a little big and a little too tracklike as far as geo goes, but it fits 35c knobbiest and puts a big grin on my face...steamroller


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    Just picked up this bike last week! '16 Crux SS. Yesterday I set it up tubeless and changed out the chainring to a Wolf Tooth 40t (we're not so flat when it comes to hills and climbing during races in CO). Looking forward to a simpler way of racing cross!

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    Have you folks already seen Captain Clown Hat shredding the hell out of this line in Whistler? On a cross bike? Plenty quick?
    Sheesh.
    Video: Cyclocrosser rips down Whistler?s A-Line mountain bike trail

    Anyway-
    Here's my SSCX bike.
    Not a huge fan of the Wheels Manufacturing eccentric BB. Huge mammoth fan of the insanely cool and good TRP Hylex brakes.
    Woodchipper bars are growing on me.
    Carbon SS CX is NOT a bike I need. And dammit now I will likely always own one.
    The white/red paint added a whopping $60 but the black stripes are reflective tape to keep me visible late at night.
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    2002 KHS CX-100 Single Speed

    Hey guys,

    This is my first foray into SS, and SSCX for that matter. I wasn't able to resist owning a soft-tail steel frame, so I bought it and haven't looked back.

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    One of my friends got "stuck" with this frame after winning two ebay auctions. Its been sitting in my closet for 5 months after I helped him out

    Figured I'd try setting it up as a SS this fall/winter so I wouldn't have to convert my other bike. Its running OK with the magic gear but may want a bit more - luckily its a ENO hub that I can conver to eccentric.

    I was worried it would be too noodly (my custom steel crosser is built with verus HT and columbus straight gauge stays for more severe offroad abuse) but actually feels pretty good under my 220 lbs. Think its a keeper.

    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooshee View Post
    Just picked up this bike last week! '16 Crux SS. Yesterday I set it up tubeless and changed out the chainring to a Wolf Tooth 40t (we're not so flat when it comes to hills and climbing during races in CO). Looking forward to a simpler way of racing cross!

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    do you think that frame could take a derailleur hanger? I know it's a stupid question, but I have reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agwan View Post
    do you think that frame could take a derailleur hanger? I know it's a stupid question, but I have reasons.
    It sure doesn't seem like it from the pics. No cable stops or replaceable hanger. Tried to look for hidden cable ports, but can't find any either. 100% commitment frame, it seems.

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    Quality trail time with this rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooshee View Post
    Just picked up this bike last week! '16 Crux SS. Yesterday I set it up tubeless and changed out the chainring to a Wolf Tooth 40t (we're not so flat when it comes to hills and climbing during races in CO). Looking forward to a simpler way of racing cross!

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    i love the look of this frame, almost enough to make me want to dive into it with my first real CX bike
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    SSteamrollers can hang too right?


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    Here is a portion of my new Niner RLT SSCX build I'll be picking up in a few days from an awesome NH shop...
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    Ready roll...testing today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nhmountainman View Post
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    Ready roll...testing today!
    Looks Great. I especially like the Chris King Cog. I like the wide engagement.

    Should be a fun ride!

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    Took the Nature Boy out for a nice ride. The trails started out nice but suddenly got REAL muddy.

    I took the road back and passed a couple of roadies going uphill, flinging mud all the while. I tried to give them a wide berth.

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    The last quarter mile or so between where I took these pics and the road was the worst. First time ever I had so much mud that the wheels wouldn't turn. The mud was very sticky! It made riding on the ice that much more fun!

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    Some nice bikes in this thread. I'm condiered one after the last race. All 3 days of racing were very hard on the gearded bikes.

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    My CX frame is being made. Will post pix after the build.
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    Killed the rear hub on my cx and took the opportunity to FINALLY pull the trigger on setting this up as a single speed. Replacement rear wheel is a SLX laced to an i19. Heavier than I wanted originally but I have been wanting to try a Shimano hub for a while, plus I got a killer deal on the wheelset. Setup 42x17 right now and will get my first ride in next week once I get the parts I need to install my rotor.

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    Pic from first ride yesterday. Did much better on the single track than I anticipated.

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    My New on one pompino. Great ride.

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    New to me. Monster cross at the moment.

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    Completed the conversion with a new chain ring, removal of the shifter mechanism from the lever, and a new chain.

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    ^ nice, i just bought the same frame and started piecing it together. I've got everything i need except tires.

    i have a question for you, what rear hub are you running? i'm having trouble tracking down a good 130mm disc brake option.

    i have an american classic mtb wheelset i wanted to use but not sure if i should consider re-spacing the frame or modifying the hub? I've read that there are a few hubs that can be converted to 130mm by removing spacers, but am having trouble tracking down a good option.

    anyway, any input would be appreciated. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENKD29 View Post
    ^ nice, i just bought the same frame and started piecing it together. I've got everything i need except tires.

    i have a question for you, what rear hub are you running? i'm having trouble tracking down a good 130mm disc brake option.

    i have an american classic mtb wheelset i wanted to use but not sure if i should consider re-spacing the frame or modifying the hub? I've read that there are a few hubs that can be converted to 130mm by removing spacers, but am having trouble tracking down a good option.

    anyway, any input would be appreciated. thanks.

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    White industries has one. I think Phil wood also made one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENKD29 View Post
    ^ nice, i just bought the same frame and started piecing it together. I've got everything i need except tires.

    i have a question for you, what rear hub are you running? i'm having trouble tracking down a good 130mm disc brake option.

    i have an american classic mtb wheelset i wanted to use but not sure if i should consider re-spacing the frame or modifying the hub? I've read that there are a few hubs that can be converted to 130mm by removing spacers, but am having trouble tracking down a good option.

    anyway, any input would be appreciated. thanks.

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    I never could find a decent 130mm disc hub that was in my budget so I shoved a spare 135mm mtb wheel in the back.
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    My Indy Fab Club Racer as a caliper brake SSCX. Soon will have a front disc.

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    a beauty!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    My Indy Fab Club Racer as a caliper brake SSCX. Soon will have a front disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairthruster View Post
    a beauty!!!!
    Soon it will be marred up by a rear brake and, the horror, gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    Soon it will be marred up by a rear brake and, the horror, gears.

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    Ugh, gears. 2 by 9. 46/34 and 11-34

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    My Transition Rapture! Love it, I've put over 300 miles on it since purchasing it 3 weeks ago.

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