Cross Check pics please

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  • 11-07-2012
    nameresu
    Maxxis Beaver Fits, but very-very tight.

    http://distilleryimage8.instagram.co...381015dc_7.jpg
  • 11-07-2012
    brdpkns
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sven98 View Post
    Brdpkns, which model/size Schwalbes are those? Looks great!

    Thanks! 700x38 Marathon Plus. 6,000 miles and not one flat. :thumbsup:
  • 11-07-2012
    brdpkns
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nameresu View Post
    Maxxis Beaver Fits, but very-very tight.

    http://distilleryimage8.instagram.co...381015dc_7.jpg

    And still room for fenders!!! What size? Any side pics?
  • 11-09-2012
    vaultbrad
  • 11-11-2012
    seat_boy
    My latest addition, an entry level Sanyo dyno hub and Avenir light:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-E...0gen%25202.JPG

    I took a quick spin around the block tonight, and it puts out a decent amount of light. Certainly enough for riding at night, though I miss the ability to look around corners like I can with a helmet mounted light.
  • 11-18-2012
    chefmiguel
    Oneof of my favorite threads, cant wait to get mine rolling. Thanks for the motivation guys.
  • 11-18-2012
    nameresu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    And still room for fenders!!! What size? Any side pics?

    Sure. No room for fenders with Beaver. Well, you can almost literally squeeze beavers and fenders, but there will be not enough mud clearance between fender and tire.

    Rear tire is Marathon Supreme 28x2.0 ( 46mm real width ). Beaver exist in only one size, 29x2.0. Width is exact 50mm on Salsa Delgado Cross, and fit is very tight in the fork, because of crown. If you use narrower rims, like 17mm inner width, there will be 1mm more space on each side.

    All pictures clickable to full size

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6616/...b5d4a_-1-L.jpg http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6516/...72042322_L.jpg

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6516/...80f73216_L.jpg http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6414/...e47101d8_L.jpg

    Some action

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6617/...2ad98cfe_L.jpg http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6418/...9ca30f1a_L.jpg
  • 11-18-2012
    jesusburger
    If you had to chose one bike... blah, blah, blah
    For the Zombie-Apocalypse I would choose my Pugsley but for your average post-war/mid-marriage/beginner-dad/world-tour/dirt-munching scenarios probably the Cross-Check.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/5476280330/" title="Bike Path Madness 1 by ibikenz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5211/5476280330_d7c4a67a41_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Bike Path Madness 1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/8177552130/" title="Road Train by ibikenz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8177552130_222f9a08cf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Road Train"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/8108019539/" title="Defence Area by ibikenz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8108019539_0678af9da4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Defence Area"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/8108006591/" title="Westlake Rowing Eight by ibikenz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8108006591_fe1b69c01a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Westlake Rowing Eight"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79498713@N00/8108020642/" title="Road Bike by ibikenz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8108020642_2e3ef9f3a6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Road Bike"></a>
  • 11-18-2012
    brdpkns
    My fiancÚ and her Cross Check got hit by a car 4 months ago. One shoulder ligament repair surgery and a new fork later, here she is on her first ride back.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...51964AD757.jpg
  • 11-21-2012
    vaultbrad
    After an altercation with a stop-sign-blowing Volkswagen. Bad picture from heat of the moment documentation. Front wheel tacoed. Haven't had time to really check for any frame damage. Other bits scratched and scuffed, with a shattered taillight. Fortunately no bodily injuries for either party! I put a good back-print in her hood though. Something to remember me by. Officer assisted in exchange of information. I'll be contacting her insurance provider.

    http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...D4075096E8.jpg
  • 11-21-2012
    HardyWeinberg
    Here is how my CC currently sits (minus the sunshine)

    http://home.comcast.net/~adrian_spidle/tc44800.jpg

    I am also off the bike after getting hit by a car in August, waiting on the shoulder to regrow. Good to hear the other car-bike folks are some amount of better.
  • 11-21-2012
    Ikarus
  • 11-22-2012
    CS2
    Back in black, that's a really nice looking bike. Great job
  • 11-23-2012
    webmstrk9
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    On her maiden voyage before the rain and mud from today.

    She weighs in at 21.5 lbs.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
  • 11-23-2012
    CS2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by webmstrk9 View Post
    On her maiden voyage before the rain and mud from today.

    She weighs in at 21.5 lbs.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

    21.5 lbs isn't bad at all for a bike that's supposedly a heavy steel. Actually it's darn good.
  • 11-25-2012
    heartland
    Somewhere in the middle of a metric century gravel grind.

    http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_2170.jpg
  • 12-02-2012
    bolandjd
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    Wheelset from pregnant wife's bike + 29er tires = Monster Cross Check!
    Since my wife is too pregnant to ride her roadbike, I thought it would be a shame for her wheelset to go idle. Changing tires is such a PITA when I want to monstercross the CC. Fortunately, her wheels are built with gloriously beefy Mavic CXP22 rims just begging for big knobby tires. Turns out the CXP22's have the same width as the Mavic MA3's on my bike. Easy swap. I'm in business :thumbsup: After the first ride, the road cassette that was on there made for steeper gearing than I prefer for offroad endevers. Thankfully, I had an 8 speed mountain cassette in the garage. Threw that on there and...perfection. Another easy swap thanks to the magic of friction shifting. The Cross Check is so versatile.
  • 12-02-2012
    CS2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bolandjd View Post
    Since my wife is too pregnant to ride her roadbike, I thought it would be a shame for her wheelset to go idle. Changing tires is such a PITA when I want to monstercross the CC. Fortunately, her wheels are built with gloriously beefy Mavic CXP22 rims just begging for big knobby tires. Turns out the CXP22's have the same width as the Mavic MA3's on my bike. Easy swap. I'm in business :thumbsup: After the first ride, the road cassette that was on there made for steeper gearing than I prefer for offroad endevers. Thankfully, I had an 8 speed mountain cassette in the garage. Threw that on there and...perfection. Another easy swap thanks to the magic of friction shifting. The Cross Check is so versatile.

    I hope your wonderful wife doesn't see what became of her cross err I mean road bike. :D
  • 12-02-2012
    heartland
    Today I learned that the Cross Check's generous mud clearance has its limits.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41277431_n.jpg
  • 12-02-2012
    Bullit_cn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    Today I learned that the Cross Check's generous mud clearance has its limits.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41277431_n.jpg

    Geez! :eek:
    Those are not mud,
    Those are CLAYS:D
  • 12-03-2012
    bolandjd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    I hope your wonderful wife doesn't see what became of her cross err I mean road bike. :D

    Yes, she is wonderful. I should have been clearer, that's my CC - I just stole her wheels to run knobby tires so I don't have to take the road tires off my normal wheels. Her bike is hanging, wheelless, in the shed. And no, she hasn't noticed yet. The new baby comes in Feb. I should be good as long as I have her bike back together before the weather warms up in the spring. :D
  • 12-03-2012
    Ze_Zaskar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    Today I learned that the Cross Check's generous mud clearance has its limits.

    Riding over cookie dough is probably not a good idea
  • 12-03-2012
    heartland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    Riding over cookie dough is probably not a good idea

    Yup. That happened in all of ~30 feet of a construction site I had to cross between the bike park and a multi-use path.
  • 12-03-2012
    pangpang77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bolandjd View Post
    Since my wife is too pregnant to ride her roadbike, I thought it would be a shame for her wheelset to go idle. Changing tires is such a PITA when I want to monstercross the CC. Fortunately, her wheels are built with gloriously beefy Mavic CXP22 rims just begging for big knobby tires. Turns out the CXP22's have the same width as the Mavic MA3's on my bike. Easy swap. I'm in business :thumbsup: After the first ride, the road cassette that was on there made for steeper gearing than I prefer for offroad endevers. Thankfully, I had an 8 speed mountain cassette in the garage. Threw that on there and...perfection. Another easy swap thanks to the magic of friction shifting. The Cross Check is so versatile.

    Nicely done!
  • 12-03-2012
    pangpang77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heartland View Post
    today i learned that the cross check's generous mud clearance has its limits.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41277431_n.jpg

    lol