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  • New CX Build
  • slowjo
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    Finally finished my CX project which came in quite a lot under budget.

    Frame, forks and chainset at £340 from Zepnat
    Wheels £110 from Planet X
    Tyres – Small Block 8s at a tenner a pop from Chain Reaction
    FSA Orbit Headset – bought ages ago – I was going to put it on my Superlight but I cleaned and greased the old one up and it is fine now.
    Everything else from my parts bin or STW Classifieds
    Total build cost <£600

    Oh yes, no jokes about it being a gate please! You are only jealous because you aren’t tall enough to ride a full sized bike 😉

    I haven’t ridden it yet so the stack height etc will be sorted when I can get out.


    P1000902 by gouldjpg, on Flickr

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    You should have spent some of the underspend on some pedals 😉

    Looks great, and perfect for the current conditions

    Premier Icon PeteG55
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    I’d be interested to see how those Fulcrums hold up in cross use. Nice winter bike though. Looks about right size to me, 60?

    slowjo
    Member

    It is a 62.

    I thought they’d be worth a go at that price, if they aren’t up to the job I’ll get something tougher and use them on my normal road bike.

    Fulcrum do a Racing 7 CX and apparently, the only difference is a better seal on the hubs. We’ll see!

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Nice (though like a gate 😀 ).

    I 90% built my SS cross bike yesterady while the missus and baby were sleeping.

    Just need some bar tape and will then tighten up all the bolts before a christmas-time shakedown run.

    aP
    Member

    I’ve been using Campagnolo Neutrons offroad for the last year and a half and they’re fine. Looks quite nice ;o)

    mav12
    Member

    nice job how tall are you i am after building one but not sure size wise

    what does it weigh

    slowjo
    Member

    I am 6 foot 4 (well a gnat’s under).

    The TT length is the same as my road bike and all the basic measurements are the same but strangely it feels longer.

    mav12
    Member

    i am 6ft 4 wasnt sure wht size to get ill have to try and sit on a couple

    clubber
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    I’m 6’5″ and mine’s a 60cm which is about the same as my road bikes (60-62 usually) and about 1cm shorter in the top tube (and 4cm shorter on the stem but my road bike is very long)

    My 62cm JTS, taken a couple of hours ago:

    ****-hat wasn’t included:

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