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    Quote Originally Posted by ohcaras View Post
    Very nice!

    What is that strapped to your top tube?
    TiGr bike lock... Also a Zefal HPX frame pump which is hard to see in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evandy View Post
    No argument here....
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    What are you running for a generator hub? And the light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwarrior View Post
    Here's the latest iteration of my Cross Check.

    46cm frame
    Rival 48/34 crankset
    older XT rear derailleur
    Tiagra front derailleur
    105 9spd brifters
    Salsa Cowbell 3
    Velocity A23's on Ultegra hubs
    Clement MSO 40's (could not get them to set up tubeless )
    Tektro CR720's w/ Koolstop salmon pads

    haven't had a chance to ride it yet this way yet-need to throw on some fenders & I'll be able to get out this weekend


    CC by m2phast, on Flickr

    Prior commuting set up from a few years back:


    crosscheck by m2phast, on Flickr
    How are those Kool Stops treating you up front? I found they gave me too much fork chatter. The only way I found I could increase stopping power was with Mini Vs, then my nerdy techy friend went off about Avid Cantis and how much he loves them on his racing rig.

    OH and his non-racing rig is this;


    SFR Russian River 300k by Worn Treads, on Flickr

    His is the one in back with pink tape. Mine's the one with fat tires and midge bars.
    Some X-Check on X-Check porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatCloud View Post
    How are those Kool Stops treating you up front? I found they gave me too much fork chatter. The only way I found I could increase stopping power was with Mini Vs, then my nerdy techy friend went off about Avid Cantis and how much he loves them on his racing rig.

    OH and his non-racing rig is this;


    SFR Russian River 300k by Worn Treads, on Flickr

    His is the one in back with pink tape. Mine's the one with fat tires and midge bars.
    Some X-Check on X-Check porn.
    I haven't ridden with the Kool Stops yet. I should be able to get out Saturday & it's going to be a sloppy mess of a ride up here in the Northeast.

    I've got the set up with a good amount of toe in so I imagine that they'll work ok...

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    Trying to decide where to cut the steerer tube on my new fork. I've got about 30mm of spacers under the stem right now and the test fit seems good. The bars are a tad under the seat and it feels good. I haven't actually ridden it this way so I want to leave me some room for adjust-ability just in case I decide I don't like the position. I was thinking that leaving a total of 50mm (~2 in.) would be ok, does that seem acceptable? I'd start out with a 30 mm stack below the stem and use the other 20mm of spacers above, and switch accordingly.

    Looking at a lot of the pics in here, it seems like a lot of people use tall stacks under the stem and have the bars set just a bit above the seat height. Am I overthinking this? I'll be chopping it later at the shop so just want to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohcaras View Post
    Trying to decide where to cut the steerer tube on my new fork. I've got about 30mm of spacers under the stem right now and the test fit seems good. The bars are a tad under the seat and it feels good. I haven't actually ridden it this way so I want to leave me some room for adjust-ability just in case I decide I don't like the position. I was thinking that leaving a total of 50mm (~2 in.) would be ok, does that seem acceptable? I'd start out with a 30 mm stack below the stem and use the other 20mm of spacers above, and switch accordingly.

    Looking at a lot of the pics in here, it seems like a lot of people use tall stacks under the stem and have the bars set just a bit above the seat height. Am I overthinking this? I'll be chopping it later at the shop so just want to be sure.
    I would be on the safe side and go up another inch or two. I think I have 40-50mm under the stem and wish I had left another 10-20mm more. But worst case, you buy another fork and sell yours, so shouldn't be out that much.

    redwarrior - I also just put Salmon pads on the CR720's. I haven't ridden them yet, either. Hopefully not a lot of chatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwarrior View Post
    What are you running for a generator hub? And the light?
    The hub is the current Shimano Alfine... 3N71, if I remember correctly. There are a couple models that change around based on disc brakes / etc.

    The light is the Bausch & Meuller Luxos B. Fantastic light that I would happily take anywhere. Super bright, wide beam pattern, built in standlight. I've read some good things about the new Schmidt Edelux 2 as well, although I haven't seen it in person.

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    Cross Check pics please

    Nice. A local framebuilder uses Supernova hubs, lights & I've seen him recently use a USB charger stem cap thingy from them as well. Really nice stuff.

    Got out in the slop today & the Kool Stops generate some fork chatter but nothing I'm concerned about -can't actually really feel it.

    I really like the Cowbells & brifters. The bars are 44's & I'm coming off 46 woodchippers so the flat top feels really narrow but the hoods are great. Have to say I prefer the drops on the woodchippers, though. They just feel natural. I'm going to ride the cowbells for a few months & see if I want to go back to the woodchippers after I've given these a fair shake.

    All that said, I love this bike! I better -it's got to get me through D2R2 (http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/epic.html) which was actually the plan when I built originally built it up in 2010.

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    St Fatties Day Ride
    Fatties Fit Fine
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    Cross Check pics please-image.jpg

    Here's mine, third incarnation of it. Started with downtube shifters, these bars and road tyres. Then it became a road bike with mostly DA9 speed.

    This setup allows me to switch bars to drops (VO thumb shifter mounts), but I don't think I will for now.

    The current setup is for some light gravel riding and a race I am entering. The DA groupset got transfered to a NOS caad2 cannondale.

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    Nice looking build! I like the flat bar CCs.

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    Here's mine, third incarnation of it. Started with downtube shifters, these bars and road tyres. Then it became a road bike with mostly DA9 speed.

    This setup allows me to switch bars to drops (VO thumb shifter mounts), but I don't think I will for now.

    The current setup is for some light gravel riding and a race I am entering. The DA groupset got transfered to a NOS caad2 cannondale.

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    Tires?

    Which tires are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patirwin View Post
    Which tires are those?
    If you click the photo,
    The tires says "furious fred"
    Not sure what size though ;-)
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Nice looking build! I like the flat bar CCs.
    Like the colour too,
    Might as well retire my black CC and have it repainted something similar :-D
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Reminds me of this build:

    Not mine

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    Anyone buy a complete cross check and upgrade the wheels? I'm looking for a cheaper set for nasty weather commuting duty, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patirwin View Post
    Which tires are those?
    As mentioned already: Schwalbe Furious Fred indeed.

    size is 29x2.00, fit is similar to big apple/fat frank etc., but with some knobs.

    very fast and light. Nightmare to get on the rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt View Post
    St Fatties Day Ride
    Fatties Fit Fine
    Let's see some pics of the whole bike!

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    Ergon GC1 + On One Fleegle = Love.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nameresu View Post
    Ergon GC1 + On One Fleegle = Love.

    Nice bike! Love my Fleegle too - just enough bend to be comfy, but not too much.
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    Another Auckland tourism commercial brought to you by Surly. Put my old 35c touring tyres on the MonsterCheck after three years riding fat. Man, sure feels fast on pavement but I'll be swapping back when (if) it ever rains down here.

    I'll post smaller shots as the Flickr links seem to distort if you're not logged-in to MTBR.

    My "work-stand"
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13071244333" title="Workstand by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2197/13071244333_2601362811_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Workstand"></a>

    Deep under North Head in the old military tunnels.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13417051443" title="Tunneling by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/13417051443_7b89e8f377_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Tunneling"></a>

    Riding singletrack down Mt Victoria.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13395233873" title="Tourist On The Singletrack by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/13395233873_bbe5566402_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Tourist On The Singletrack"></a>

    Standing on a volcano looking at a volcano. (Rangitoto, only 600 years old)
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13397455965" title="Need / Rain / Bad by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/13397455965_eb7fcf23ca_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Need / Rain / Bad"></a>

    Entrance to the WWII generator rooms on North Head.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13395573915" title="Military Decay by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/13395573915_27598a7e45_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Military Decay"></a>

    Yellowy green patch of grass was Mt Cambria (volcano) before it was mined away.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13348342795" title="City Of Volcanoes by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/13348342795_d0980256f5_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="City Of Volcanoes"></a>

    Some very "NZ looking" Manuka Tree bush.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/13135672693" title="Trail through the Manuka Trees by Antoine, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/13135672693_ed9b4e0849_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="Trail through the Manuka Trees"></a>

    The new Flickr interface really sucks balls, but I have a lot of cycling shots in my photostream if you're interested:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/

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    Wonderful pictures, calling travel agent now.
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    jesusburger - nice pics! looks like some awesome riding. what handlebars are you running? Midges?
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    Cross Check pics please

    A couple from my ride today.


    That guy by m2phast, on Flickr

    Up above it by m2phast, on Flickr

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    Cross Check pics please



    Commuting mode (minus rack)

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    Cross Check pics please

    What size tires are you running? Did you have to modify the fenders to get them under the v brakes?

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    Cross Check has no problems running v-brakes and fenders. No modifications needed. Not sure about the mini v-brakes.

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    Gotcha. I assumed those were minis, couldn't tell from the pics. I have a mini v tektro on the rear and had to do a little modification so that my Knard wouldn't rub the brake when applied. There's definitely no room for a fender there.

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    Cross Check pics please

    My cobbled cxcheck always faithful. Cross Check pics please-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397095795.790168.jpgCross Check pics please-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397095823.123663.jpg
    Backyard poseur shots.

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    ^^^
    Sweet! You need some white wall tires to complete the bobber look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohcaras View Post
    What size tires are you running? Did you have to modify the fenders to get them under the v brakes?
    I've used Schwalbe 700x38 Marathons with SKS P45 fenders with no special modifications. I tried to fit 41 Knards with fenders and it was a no go without lots of fender futzing and a crappy fender line.
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    My CC back in utility mode:


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    Short 14 miles road/3 miles dirt ride today.


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    What handlebars are you using?

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    Cross Check pics please




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    Quote Originally Posted by mpw29er View Post
    [IMGhi mate nice ride ]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/a4asumym.jpg[/IMG]


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    Hi mate nice ride is that the new Brooks Cambium saddle? If so how does it ride?

    Regards.

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    Cross Check pics please

    Quote Originally Posted by Surly in OZ View Post
    Hi mate nice ride is that the new Brooks Cambium saddle? If so how does it ride?

    Regards.

    Stephen.
    The cambium is great. I've had a B17 in the past and I much prefer the cambium. It doesn't really have a break in period and feels very comfortable.


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    Cross Check pics please-2014-04-26-17.45.23.jpg

    he doesn't care about my other bikes at all, but he loves my cc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Short 14 miles road/3 miles dirt ride today.

    are those BG R&R tires? how you like em? 43c's clearance good?

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    SFR Fleche by Worn Treads, on Flickr

    Cross Check coming out of Yosemite during my Fleche run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    are those BG R&R tires? how you like em? 43c's clearance good?
    No issues with clearance. Bit tight to get it to fit between the brake pads when mounting the wheel, though.

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    Cross Check pics please-kuva0093.jpg

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    Today's ride. Stopped at one of the ponds near my home.

    Cross Check pics please-img_0375.jpg

    You can't see them in the picture, but the black flies were swarming pretty bad.

    Good motivation to get back on the bike and scoot as fast as I could, even though the sun and the air were telling me to hang out at the pond for a bit.
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    How well do those BG R&R tires work on road and off? Slow on road? Grip in gravel?

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    here's mine these days, the xcheck is fast becoming my go to bike, love it!



    Love the R&R's, just got them on, roll nice on road and grippy on dirt.

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    Not a fast tire on the road or on rugged trails but not complaining as its probably more of a rider issue than a tire issue. Off road it's not for every trail but smooth single track, gravel paths it's perfect.
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    Here's my CC. Enjoy.

    Cross Check pics please-cxc.jpg

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    Nice!

    Cool CC. Where's that pic taken from? Looks familiar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patirwin View Post
    Cool CC. Where's that pic taken from? Looks familiar...
    it was on the surly blog:
    Remember That One Bike, That That One Guy Had? | Blog | Surly Bikes

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    Hey, do any of you know of any good 26mm clamp stems for 1/8th steer tubes? I know there are some really pricey ones and some kind of cheap crappy ones, but what about high quality ones that aren't $100?

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