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Old 09-27-13, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
Still working on the review. Handling reminds me of my Vaya.
Understood.
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Old 09-28-13, 10:03 PM
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Got one I'm building now to see if it'll satiate my desire to get another Surly Cross Check. Its a lot cheaper than buying a $440 frame but has a few drawbacks but should be about as versatile.

Put the 700c wheelset on today and stripped down the frame. Stock crank came with a 36t and 47t ring so I'm set for any SS work I want to do
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Old 11-10-13, 05:51 PM
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Could be my last outdoor ride before the snow flies ...


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That Univega is bad-a$$ - I love re-purposed old steel bikes with canti's.

Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Got one I'm building now to see if it'll satiate my desire to get another Surly Cross Check. Its a lot cheaper than buying a $440 frame but has a few drawbacks but should be about as versatile.

Put the 700c wheelset on today and stripped down the frame. Stock crank came with a 36t and 47t ring so I'm set for any SS work I want to do
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Old 11-11-13, 06:47 PM
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To add the retro aesthetic philosophy while enjoying the the go-anywhere freedom of a slightly wider tire, I added an Italian recently.

A good hand-built lugged steel-framed bike adds a little individuality to the ride.1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross is ready for the road or trail. Everyone needs a retro lugged Columbus steel CX bike.

















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Old 11-12-13, 10:30 AM
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The LHT gets most of my gravel riding action...



but I prefer the Atlantis...

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Old 12-09-13, 06:55 PM
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A bone-stock Vaya 2, but loving it nonetheless. Seen in front of Mono Lake, CA.

I am quite happy that I got the silver wanderlust rack, however...

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Old 12-09-13, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WFRTony View Post
The LHT gets most of my gravel riding action...



but I prefer the Atlantis...

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Then why do you lay her down on her derailleur?


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A bone-stock Vaya 2, but loving it nonetheless. Seen in front of Mono Lake, CA.

I am quite happy that I got the silver wanderlust rack, however...

Nice bike, & great pic!
The backdrop is almost perfect, its almost like its photochopped.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:19 AM
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Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

That's a sweet bike!
How much did this rig set you back if you don't mind d me asking?
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
That's a sweet bike!
How much did this rig set you back if you don't mind d me asking?
Too much, and worth every penny. Wheels were 1k, bike - OEM wheels about 4k. So 5k right off the bat. My wife wants me to sell a kidney.

I haven't settled on a saddle yet, right now I have an Italia Selle C2 gel Flo...I have a Fizik Aliante VSX coming in to try.. I just settled on pedals and shoes as well. I think I'm going to change the crank...I want a little more low end..

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More common mechanics to hide the big alloy nut on the other side of the rear brake , but suit yourself..

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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Too much, and worth every penny. Wheels were 1k, bike - OEM wheels about 4k. So 5k right off the bat. My wife wants me to sell a kidney.

I haven't settled on a saddle yet, right now I have an Italia Selle C2 gel Flo...I have a Fizik Aliante VSX coming in to try.. I just settled on pedals and shoes as well. I think I'm going to change the crank...I want a little more low end..
Damn!!!
She looks like she worth it!
What a beauty!
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
A good hand-built lugged steel-framed bike adds a little individuality to the ride.1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross is ready for the road or trail. Everyone needs a retro lugged Columbus steel CX bike.

That is certainly a rare classic! Be careful calling it "Special" with that "Roubaix" text on the bars, the other S may get litigious.
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Nice! Have you weighed it yet?


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Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

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Nice! Have you weighed it yet?

With those giant honking pedals- 21#.
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

Gorgeous bike!

I can't see myself dodging potholes and taxi's on a bike worth that much.
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Gorgeous bike!

I can't see myself dodging potholes and taxi's on a bike worth that much.
It's a fun bike...
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As far as tires go, using the Clement LAS on the Schwinn right now, the tight diamond pattern gives just a little bite in the loose surface dust. The new rig is going to be running Conti TravelContact tires, wide smooth center with some good teeth on the edges.
Very very nice, why don't you use a Veloce rear?
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Sixty Fiver, nice bike. What brand is the stem?
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Very very nice, why don't you use a Veloce rear?
Wanted to be able to use a 32 or even 34t cassette if the situation called for it. Think I have a 32 on it right now. Plus it opened up a lot of options for wheels at the price point I wanted to spend.

A few recent pics, still need to get the rear rack on it, wanted to make sure I had the rear brake dialed in first. I do think a new saddle may be in order for the spring.



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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Classified as a gravel grinder but deployed as a cab dodging pothole skipper:

Great looking bike, but one of the worst picture ever.
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Originally Posted by linus View Post
Great looking bike, but one of the worst picture ever.

Yeah, I know...it sucks...lmao. I'll get some better pics once I have it completely settled in...I changed the saddle, I need to put my clipless on, I want to rotate the brifters down a little bit because I'm not confident about being able to grab the brakes when I'm in the drops...I'd like to be able to get the first knuckles of my pointer and middle fingers around them... I want white bar tape as well...
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white bar tape on a gravel grinder? You must like brown.
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