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Old 10-18-06, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by some_guy282
I'm going to the Tour de Bronx with the busted bike. The crack is small still and the owner of my LBS said I have some time with it before it's unsafe to ride. What starting point are you going to use?
I'll be starting from the court house. I'll keep an eye out for a wonky Trek.
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Old 10-18-06, 11:12 AM
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LOL

That's where I'm starting too. The bike is black, with electrical tape all over the downtube as you can see in the pic. I'll be wearing a red helmet.
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Old 10-18-06, 11:42 AM
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Old 10-31-06, 09:51 AM
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Do I really need disc brakes?

I'm resurrecting this thread because I've started doing more looking into components for the new build up, and starting to feel pretty conflicted.

Before I even started this thread I was telling myself that I would like to get a steel frame if possible if I had to buy myself a replacement. A cyclocross bike really does suit my needs and I'm glad you guys brought it up, but the Nashbar frame is only available in aluminum. Another Cyclocross frame that I've had my eyes on that gets rave reviews around here is the (are you ready for it? Here it comes!) Surly Cross Check. It's steel, but doesn't take disc brakes. So now I'm left wondering what I should take in the trade off. Steel frame, or disc brakes? I can't seem to find any steel cross frames that take disc brakes. Also, where the heck are the 700c wheels with disc hubs?

I've done a lot of searching on the whole disc brake topic, and after looking at a zillion different threads I still can't decide if I should give up the disc brakes or not. If it weren't for the fact that I commute year round I would be ready to ditch them in an instant, as traditional canti or linear pull brakes are sufficient on roads in the vast majority of road conditions, the one caveat being rain and snow which I ride through. But then I ask myself, how many days last winter were the streets even clogged up with snow here in NYC...?

Going with the Nashbar frame would be cheaper, as it costs less than the Cross Check and I wouldn't have to buy new brakes. But the money isn't really an issue. Whatever I choose, it'll be more than funded by tips from the residents of the fancy building I work at in Soho...

So what do you guys think?
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I ride a cross frame fixie w/ one V-brake. That one brake has Kool Stops on it. I'd give up the disc brake and use good cantis w/ Salmon Kool Stops. They're made specifically for use in wet weather. Good brakes like Avids w/ the Kool Stops will come close to matching good disc brakes.
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