My La Cruz build

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  • 09-14-2009
    ryball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tigerdog
    Looks great ryball.

    What is that rear rack you're using? Any idea on the load capacity?

    It's the Axiom Streamliner Road DLX. I like it a lot. It has a very narrow top that cant's the panniers in and the mounting method moves them back a lot so there isn't heel clearance issues. Load capacity is supposed to be 110lbs. but I don't ever see myself carrying that much.

    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
  • 09-14-2009
    tigerdog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ryball
    It's the Axiom Streamliner Road DLX. I like it a lot. It has a very narrow top that cant's the panniers in and the mounting method moves them back a lot so there isn't heel clearance issues. Load capacity is supposed to be 110lbs. but I don't ever see myself carrying that much.

    http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/

    Excellent, thanks. My one worry with the Cruz was the location of the disc caliper. This rack seems to solve that.
  • 10-10-2009
    Carnifex
    Does anybody know wether I can fit a 1.75 (47-622) tyre in the La Cruz, Schwalbe has a Smart Sam 28x1.75 in their offering now. What will be the fatest tyre you made work in this frame? I am looking for more comfort or MTB abilities. At the moment I am running Smart Sams in 1.4.
  • 10-10-2009
    fux
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    I read your post and rememberd that the last race I did on my 29`er was with a Schwalbe furious fred on the rear.

    I normaly only run racing ralph, but I heard that there was quite a bit of gravel and just bought one for the rear.

    Obviously I ran down in the garage to see what it looked like.

    Well the verdict is, I`m pretty sure you should be able to fit a 1.75 because this furious fred is 622-50, or in old money, 2.0.

    Attachment 488458

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    Its tight, and I would expect some tyre buzz out on the trial but I would hazzard a guess that 1.75 should be fine.

    Now thats what I call monster cross!

    Oh, the wheel span freely and I gave it a run round the block for fun and it didnt rub. I bet it would rub with some dirt in there though.

    Pretty cool. :cool:

    Oh, the rim is a stans ztr 355. Rim choice has got a part to play in it too.
  • 10-10-2009
    Carnifex
    Well thanks, I have DT TK7.1d which are wider, so maybe the tyre will be flatter then. I will give it a try.
  • 10-10-2009
    fux
    Post some pics if you give it a try!
  • 10-10-2009
    wannabeRacer
    please stop posting La Cruz in this forum, its killing me....as I'm tempted to get a frameset as the prices at the moment is good.
  • 10-12-2009
    ryball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carnifex
    Does anybody know wether I can fit a 1.75 (47-622) tyre in the La Cruz, Schwalbe has a Smart Sam 28x1.75 in their offering now. What will be the fatest tyre you made work in this frame? I am looking for more comfort or MTB abilities. At the moment I am running Smart Sams in 1.4.

    Where are you seeing the 47-622 Smart Sam? Is it out yet?
  • 10-12-2009
    Carnifex
    I just ordered it through ebay.de.
  • 10-13-2009
    Carnifex
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    The tires were delivered today. On my DT TK 7.1d at 4 bar they are 43mm wide without knobs and 45.5mm with knobs.

    The first total view shows the difference, back is the new 47 SS front is the 37 SS. They look like fat and slim.

    The secondtotal is the both tires changed. Front is enough space to mount even 2.0 to 2.1" tires, back wonīt allow for a wider tire.

    I didnīt bother cleaning the bike, as this is meant for dirty expeditions.

    Ehm, yeah, another update from this week is the Limited Edition Brooks Swift saddle in Mandarin Orange. ;)
  • 10-13-2009
    ryball
    Looks great!!! :thumbsup: :eekster:
  • 10-13-2009
    fux
    Totaly agree!

    That is cool, love the brooks too. Shame I didnt see those smart sam`s earlier because I am going out in the garage now to fit my studded tyres :madmax:

    -3 C on the way to work this morning, that means another 5-6 months slugging a couple of kilo`s of rubber around...
  • 10-13-2009
    Carnifex
    Thanks. Actually, I donīt know when they came out. When I was browsing for Smart Sams a few weeks back I only saw the 42. The 47 are shown as being 2010 tires at one of my local online-shops.
  • 11-04-2009
    ollyisk
    I'm in the [lengthy] process of acquiring a La Cruz, and I was planning on using it quite extensively this winter...would a full-size fender fit over a 700x42 studded tire? I don't want to jump on wider studded tires if they aren't going to fit.
  • 11-05-2009
    popsicleian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ollyisk
    I'm in the [lengthy] process of acquiring a La Cruz, and I was planning on using it quite extensively this winter...would a full-size fender fit over a 700x42 studded tire? I don't want to jump on wider studded tires if they aren't going to fit.

    Maybe in the back, but I don't think there's any way it would fit in the front.
  • 11-05-2009
    rr
    How do like the Smart Sams Carnifex?, any experience in the snow??

    Found some in 40c
  • 11-05-2009
    fux
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ollyisk
    I'm in the [lengthy] process of acquiring a La Cruz, and I was planning on using it quite extensively this winter...would a full-size fender fit over a 700x42 studded tire? I don't want to jump on wider studded tires if they aren't going to fit.

    I have casadila 29`er mudguards covering schwalbe marathon winters in 700-42 without any probs.

    Its a tight fit in the frame, so use some protective tape before you fit them.
  • 11-06-2009
    ollyisk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fux
    I have casadila 29`er mudguards covering schwalbe marathon winters in 700-42 without any probs.

    Its a tight fit in the frame, so use some protective tape before you fit them.

    How tight are we talking here? I weigh roughly 250 pounds, and I don't want to chip up the fork with studs when rolling over a pothole or something. If there are only millimeters of clearance, I think I'll have to try to find nice 700x35.

    Thanks for the responses!
  • 11-06-2009
    fux
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    The tyres arnt a tight fit, the mudguards are.
  • 11-07-2009
    joraff
    Carnifex, what crank/bash guard is that?
  • 11-08-2009
    Carnifex
    The crank is a standard Shimano 105 triple octalink, with the middle ring mounted. The Bashguard was made by a local rider, who had a laser cutting device at hand and just did a few for himself and others.
  • 11-11-2009
    joraff
    Does your friend want to make any more?! That's seriously one of the classiest looking bashguards I've seen...
  • 11-11-2009
    Carnifex
    Hi, it was not a friend of mine, actually he had only a few left a year ago. Maybe I send him a PM if he still has one. and yes, I like it very much too, that was the reason for buying it of course.
  • 01-10-2010
    fux
    Here is my La Cruz out in the freezing cold during my commute home.

    The vid is poorly clipped, but I think you get the idea of what the lacruz is best at, although I have a dodgy moment near the end of the film when I hit some loose snow.

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    Edit: better vid.
  • 01-12-2010
    silent713
    I am so bummed that I did not get one of these when they were available...
  • 01-13-2010
    ryball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by silent713
    I am so bummed that I did not get one of these when they were available...

    When what were available?
  • 01-13-2010
    silent713
    The bikes...
  • 01-13-2010
    ryball
    They're not available anymore?
  • 01-13-2010
    silent713
    Nope, not really. Salsa discontinued the model for the 2010 line. There are probably a few still out there for sale, but I can't seem to find one in the size I would need; 51cm.
  • 01-13-2010
    ryball
    Where the hell have I been? :P
  • 02-08-2011
    fatchanceti
    Well, next week I will be the proud owner of a new (to me) La Cruz. Very excited. I've wanted one of these for a long time now!
  • 02-09-2011
    rdubbz
    My La Cruz commuter.



  • 02-09-2011
    rr
    Nice ride, what size are those Smart Sams and how's the clearance?

    I recently put on a new wheelset with some Bontrager XDX 1.75's and they are tight, little rub on the front now that the wheels have settled in, any wobble and they rub.
  • 02-09-2011
    rdubbz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rroeder
    Nice ride, what size are those Smart Sams and how's the clearance?

    I recently put on a new wheelset with some Bontrager XDX 1.75's and they are tight, little rub on the front now that the wheels have settled in, any wobble and they rub.

    I believe the same, 1.75. clearance is tight. I'll try to take some pics later...
  • 02-15-2011
    fatchanceti
    I am now a La Cruz owner.



    Lots of room with the studdlies:



    Fenders go on next.

    Wish my Ti Post matched better. Oh well.
  • 02-15-2011
    Dajianshan
    Excellent!
  • 02-15-2011
    fatchanceti
    Yessir. This thing rocks.

    Of course now I want to build/get myself a really lightweight set of wheels for road riding. It came with some 700x32c Specialized road tires (which look HUGE on the Delgados).

    Anybody build/buy a reasonably priced 1600 gram skinny rimmed wheelset for their La Cruz yet?
  • 02-18-2011
    fatchanceti
    Anybody else have REALLY tight seatpost fitment on their La Cruz? Both the Kalloy that it came with and my Eriksen Ti post are really freaking snug.

    got my fenders on this morning. I omitted one of the stays on the disk caliper side - as I wasn't sure how to mount it. Using one of the caliper mounts seemed like not the best idea. However between the chainstay bridge, seatstay bridge, 2-stays on the drive side and the 1 stay on the disk side, it seems to be fairly well anchored. If only the asymmetry didn't bother me.
  • 02-18-2011
    ryball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    got my fenders on this morning. I omitted one of the stays on the disk caliper side - as I wasn't sure how to mount it. Using one of the caliper mounts seemed like not the best idea. However between the chainstay bridge, seatstay bridge, 2-stays on the drive side and the 1 stay on the disk side, it seems to be fairly well anchored. If only the asymmetry didn't bother me.

    Which fenders? Pictures might make it easier for us to help with stay placement. You should just be able to bend the stay that you didn't think would fit to clear whatever is blocking it.
  • 02-18-2011
    ryball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rroeder
    Nice ride, what size are those Smart Sams and how's the clearance?

    I recently put on a new wheelset with some Bontrager XDX 1.75's and they are tight, little rub on the front now that the wheels have settled in, any wobble and they rub.

    Yeah, I tried a pair of the old Jones Dry X's in that same size and they were too tight for comfort.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...5&postcount=30
  • 02-18-2011
    fatchanceti
    Planet Bike Hardcore Hybrid I believe. I thought about bending the stay around the caliper, but wasn't sure it'd be long enough if I did that.

    I didn't spend a ton of time on it, so maybe I'll revisit it tonight. Although with the orange/silver theme I have, a set of silver fenders would look much "less worse" than the black I currently own.
  • 02-20-2011
    user93
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    You need the spacers in this kit, or make some from tubing. If you look close you can see it in this picture.
    http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7027_2.html
  • 03-25-2011
    fatchanceti
    Lawyer tabs
    Ok, so after a few weeks of living with this thing, the HUGE lawyer tabs on the front fork have to go. Has anybody else done the nasty with a file/dremel yet? If so, did you put any sort of protective finish on the filed off area when you were done?

    What are the fork drops made of - just polished steel?

    Final build pics of my ebay find La Cruz soon. Mine has been converted to 1x9 with N-gear and BBG bits. Still keeping the orange/silver theme, which is damn tough these days. Picked up a 110th anniversary brown Flite, and some sort of matching bar tape (Salsa brown cork) to finish it off.

    I have a few 30 mile rides on the bike and I'm really digging it so far. Mine came with 700x32c Spec. All conditions slicks - which are a complete blast to ride. Really nice mix of low rolling resistance and balloon like steamroller action.

    My current wheel set is the pretty standard XT hubs with Delgado Race disk wheels. Nice and wide, but overbuilt for most of what I do. I would eventually like something lighter. Perhaps with the new CX regulations we'll see some decently affordable/sorta light new wheel builds based more on disk CX/road needs than pared down 29er stuff.

    FCTi
  • 03-25-2011
    ryball
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    Couple of final pictures of my baby all commutered out before I tear her down. As close to my idea of perfect as I could get with this frame.
  • 03-26-2011
    Tony
    RE: Lawyer tabs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    Ok, so after a few weeks of living with this thing, the HUGE lawyer tabs on the front fork have to go...

    While I am all for your right to remove the tabs, I recommend against it. The La Cruz fork has traditional downward facing dropouts and with the positioning of the disc brake, if you remove the tabs it is prone to front wheel ejection. Even an adequately tightened QR can work loose and be ejected.

    You'll notice that most recent forks with non-thru-axle dropouts have forward facing dropouts to reduce the risk of the wheel being ejected by braking torque.

    It isn't the easiest to see, but check the new La Cruz disk fork

    Most likely your La Cruz has the old-style down/slightly rear facing dropouts.
  • 03-27-2011
    fatchanceti
    Well, getting close.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/5566970734/" title="DSCF0913 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5566970734_3c834789ea_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF0913" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/5566394079/" title="DSCF0923 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5566394079_6d33635191_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF0923" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/5566973142/" title="DSCF0924 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5566973142_3f81d94154_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF0924" /></a>

    Still not 100% sure what I'm gonna do with bars. I also have a set of Woodchippers, there are aspects of both I like. The current bars don't have any flare, which I've become accustom to, the Woodchippers are pretty extreme there, and the hook is a bit tight. My ideal bar might be the Bell Lap, but without the "ergo" shaping. May try some FSA Omega's next, we'll see.

    Keeping the silver theme is tough these days. I need to "fade" the bar tape about 1.2 a shade to match the saddle.
  • 05-14-2011
    mummer43
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by irrah
    No problem !
    Here is my little different :eekster: La Cruz build :


    Specs please!!
  • 05-16-2011
    irrah
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mummer43
    Specs please!!

    Hmm..

    Frame and fork - Salsa La Cruz, powder coated
    Chainset - Shimano Alfine FC-S500
    Wheels:
    Front - Shimano Alfine DH-S501 hub-dynamo/ Mavic A317 Disc rim.
    Rear - Shimano Alfine SG-S501 8 speed hub/ Mavic TN 719 Disc rim.
    Tyres - Schwalbe Marathon Extreme 35c
    Brakes & levers - Shimano Alfine hydr
    Handlebar - On-One Fleegle
    Stem - oxygen ??
    Headset - Cane Creek S3
    Seatpost - Ritchey Comp
    Saddle - Brooks B17 (skirts trimmed)
    Pedals - Welgo
    Rear rack - Tubus Vega
    Fenders - SKS Chromoplastics P45
    Front light - B&M Cyo
    Lock - Abus Bordo
  • 06-02-2011
    fatchanceti
    paid Spam, mine is on the market...

    http://classifieds.roadbikereview.co...?product=25259
  • 06-03-2011
    silent713
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fatchanceti View Post
    paid Spam, mine is on the market...

    http://classifieds.roadbikereview.co...?product=25259

    You decide to sell this right when I am about to buy a house? Yeesh!! I've wanted one of these for years!
  • 06-04-2011
    fatchanceti
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    You decide to sell this right when I am about to buy a house? Yeesh!! I've wanted one of these for years!

    There are a lot more houses on the market than La Cruzes these days. Make the right choice! Ha ha. I waited/searched a long time to find this one. Just too much top tube for me.
  • 07-23-2011
    fatchanceti
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    You decide to sell this right when I am about to buy a house? Yeesh!! I've wanted one of these for years!

    Last chance, price dropped a few days ago, or it hits ebay tomorrow night. Garage is full, has to go.

    http://classifieds.roadbikereview.co...?product=25259
  • 04-04-2012
    fatchanceti
    Just finished a different La Cruz build for my wife. This time using a 49cm frame, which will be required if she wants to run drops on it. For neighborhood and around town cruising she likes the flat bar.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/7045484513/" title="CIMG4156 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/7045484513_1f11dc3e29_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="CIMG4156"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/7045484169/" title="CIMG4153 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7045484169_2ca9070d01_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="CIMG4153"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/7045468729/" title="Untitled by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5196/7045468729_2ef315c9f4_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Untitled"></a>

    The stem is what it came with, and at 90mm is a bit short for a flat bar setup. I have a 110mm Thomson at home, will see if that helps to stretch things out a bit.

    Those are Stans Crest wheels, so it will be hard to go much lighter there, and Specialized 32mm slicks - which are nice for all around riding.

    The gearing is different. 11-32 9sp rear and it came with 39/48t. So far seems to work ok with the XT rapidfire + shifters and Ultegra long cage rear derailleur. Will replace with a compact crank (36/46 ish) when I can find or trade for one.
  • 04-05-2012
    thesergeant
    ^^^ thank used to be my bike! Enjoy it! I regretted it the minute I sold it. I own a Chili Con Crosso now but still miss that La Cruz. Glad to see it went to another forum member :)
  • 04-06-2012
    fatchanceti
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thesergeant View Post
    ^^^ thank used to be my bike! Enjoy it! I regretted it the minute I sold it. I own a Chili Con Crosso now but still miss that La Cruz. Glad to see it went to another forum member :)

    My wife LOVES it. Looks like it hadn't been ridden in a while - poor thing! Most of the original drivetrain parts are still in the degreaser at work as I am trying to revive them, but the frame itself was/is nice. Need to find some clear 3M tape to keep further cable rub at bay...
  • 04-06-2012
    thesergeant
    Awesome! Ya, the bike was basically brand new when I sold it to the guy you bought it from. The only thing I changed on the bike was the Alligator serrated rotors. Sounds like he didn't ride it much either. Atleast now it'll get some use! I almost bought it back from him, lol.
  • 04-06-2012
    fatchanceti
    I have the stock Salsa/XT wheels sitting at my office. Way too beefy for my wife. If anyone wants them, gimme a shout. They were dirty but cleaned up pretty well.
  • 09-11-2012
    real ss budgie
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    still kicking bass 3 years on.........

    xtr, ultegra mavic CK thomson FSA and..........
  • 09-12-2012
    silent713
    Aaaaaaaand I still hate everyone who managed to get one of these.
























    :D
  • 09-12-2012
    88 rex
    Updates to the 2008


    Updates to the 1997
  • 09-13-2012
    Tony
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    My 2007 is still mostly stock and holding up great. Only changes are:

    Stem: No-name 26mm
    Grip-tape: Double-wrapped foam rubber
    Saddle: Specialized Romin EVO
    Crank: R700 compact
    Pedals: Specialized SPD 540
    Cassette: PG1070 11-32
    Tires: Pasela 700x35 (a little too slick for KM)
    Front Rotor: 185mm
    King Stainless Cages

    The picture is just after riding most of the trails at the John Muir trail at Kettle Morraine park in Wisconsin. I also rode about 30 miles to get there on road and it was the perfect companion.

    Only change I'd make is to put on a 185mm rear rotor too, but I'm not sure the frame can handle it, and I'd love to justify lighter wheels, but can't really.
  • 12-06-2012
    FrankZappa6
    Viva La Cruz!
    Well, it's been a while since anyone posted on this thread, so here goes. I bought this frame in the spring and built it up this fall with a borrowed Rival drive train from my roadie. I since have acquired most everything I need to put it together right and make the roadie whole once again, although I'm not really sure why I need it anymore. Wheels are Handspun A23's with X9 hubs. It gets dark so early these days that I try to get a ride in at lunch when I can. Overall, it is a really sweet ride that handles the rough debris strewn tarmac & gravel roads around the industrial park pretty well. This shot was on a really nice day last week. Anyone else owe this thread a pic or two?

  • 12-07-2012
    rr
    A few older pics, love this bike and ride it more than the MB these days
  • 12-07-2012
    88 rex


    Magic gear of 36x16.
  • 12-19-2012
    real ss budgie
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    cool ss im going down the same path 38:20 but i reckon i need a singulator
  • 12-20-2012
    88 rex
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by real ss budgie View Post
    cool ss im going down the same path 38:20 but i reckon i need a singulator

    The magic gear calculator says that 40x20 should work without a tensioner. :thumbsup:
  • 12-21-2012
    real ss budgie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 88 rex View Post
    The magic gear calculator says that 40x20 should work without a tensioner. :thumbsup:

    cheers!! will dabble
  • 01-30-2013
    buckhorn
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    Finally some sunshine!
    Got some sun today, so I took out the La Cruz to try out the new wheels. 303 Firecrests laced to WI silver hubs (really wish they were black). Love the new wheels.Attachment 766643
  • 05-17-2013
    rr
    Some updates
    Put on some new Salsa components, PRM bars, Moto 2 stem and new cross top levers. Also installed some Yokozuna compressionless brake housing/cables that I heard about on the cyclocross forum. Very nice upgrade, definite improvement in brake power, check it out.
  • 05-17-2013
    real ss budgie
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    i dabbled 40/20 perfect hills machineAttachment 800000
  • 05-26-2013
    88 rex
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by real ss budgie View Post
    i dabbled 40/20 perfect hills machineAttachment 800000

    Glad to see it worked!
  • 07-05-2013
    irrah
    My La Cruz evolution, very versatile frame.





    Now I think it's ready (maybe...)
  • 08-23-2013
    smedly_whiplash
  • 08-24-2013
    reignyoregon
    How do you like the Whisky fork? I just ordered 2 of these for both mine and my wife's La Cruz. I'm going to call up Salsa on Monday and find out what I can get for our old forks through the recall.
  • 08-26-2013
    buckhorn
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    Latest mods
    Can't think of any more ways to upgrade my favorite bike.

    Recent changes are-

    Compact Quarq 50-34 rings
    TRP Spyre brakes
    XO Rear derailleur (with the clutch so the chain doesn't bounce around so much anymore).
    Stan's Crest Rims, White Industries hubs, black super comp spokes, and black nipples.
    Clement MSO 40mm tires set up tubeless running at 38F and 45R pressure

    Other details-
    Thomson Masterpiece post
    Ritchey Alloy bar and stem
    XX 11- 32 cassette
    Eggbeater pedals
    Ti King Cages
    Barfly 2.0 Garmin mount

    And I have a set of Clincher Zipp Firecrest 303s with White Industries Hubs and CX-Ray spokes that I have Challenge Eroica 30mm tires mounted up with tubes on.

    I put the Zipps on and go push the pace on the fast group rides, then change over to the Crests to go on gravel and singletrack adventures.

    Love this bike!


    Attachment 827039Attachment 827040
  • 10-24-2013
    dstgean
    I just picked up a used La Cruz for a great deal and am loving it as well. Stock 105 build from 2008 maybe? I'll have to grab some pics.
  • 10-30-2013
    88 rex
    My 2008 frame, fork, headset, and brakes are for sale.

    Size is a 51. $150 plus shipping.

    Just need it gone. It pains me to see it sitting unused. If I hadn't started making my own frames I would still be riding it. Instead I built a clone out of S3 and Stainless tubing. :)

    My lime green 97 is for sale too. Frame modified by Chris Kelly for disc tabs, Fork (Chris Kelly fork), headset, Salsa seat post, salsa bell laps, stem, BB7's, UN73 BB with specialized cranks. This frame has tons of clearance, a true monster CX bike. Some paint chipping in spots, but structurally sound. $200 plus shipping
  • 10-10-2014
    tbaier
    Love my La Cruz, but anyone want to trade frames? I have a 57 but would love a 59 even more.
  • 09-22-2015
    FrankZappa6
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    Bump - just 'cause...
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  • 06-26-2016
    ryball
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    Annual thread bump. Tore the commuter down after I decided my horrible commute was no longer worth it. I probably lost 20lbs off the bike after the wheels, tires, fenders, racks, bags, kick stand, etc. lol

    Pretty extensive overhaul. Had to replace the bottom bracket finally. I've ridden 99% flat land since I got the bike, but last month hit some hills. It felt like someone had thrown a handful of sand in there

    Also got the Ritchey disc cross fork which dropped another pound and am running Specialized Roubaix tubeless on fleabay score WTB i19's on DT 350 hubs. The tires are 23/25 (whatever that means) but I'm running them at ~90psi. They are super cushy. Almost as plush as my old 32c's. Ran them on some super crappy roads and they were awesome.

    Still going strong after 7 years. Requisite "in front of the garage" shots.

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  • 06-26-2016
    buckhorn
    ryball- Nice! What is the tire clearance on that Ritchey fork? Notice any difference, other than the weight loss?
  • 06-26-2016
    ryball
    I test fit my old Bontrager 44c's on there just for S&G's and there is breath of clearance. I wouldn't dare go over 42c and probably would stick below 40c to be comfortable. I would probably say that the road buzz is less with the new fork, but not like night and day. The weight is night and day, I can tell you that. hahahaha.
  • 06-26-2016
    ryball
    I'm also contemplating going 1x because I NEVER get into the big ring.
  • 07-01-2016
    FrankZappa6
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    Here's mine looking even more Badass with a passenger seat for my Granddaughter! Need's a dropper post and some alt bars next.