Monday, November 10, 2008

green machine...

ok - I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never. Here's some pics of my not-so-new cross bike. I've been riding her since spring, but I now have the new wheel-set that I had been saving up for all summer.









(there's a few more pictures on my Flickr site too)

Frame: Salsa Chili Con Crosso
Fork: Alpha Q carbon fork
Wheels: DT Swiss RR 1.2 with Dura-Ace hubs and Hutchinson Bulldog 34x tires.
Group: Shimano 105; with an FSA carbon compact crank set
Stem & Seat-post: Thompson Masterpiece
Pedals: Crankbrothers Candies
Brakes: Paul; Neo-Retros up front, with Tourings on the back
Bars: Salsa Short-n-Shallows
Saddle: Selle Trans-Am (during cross season) Selle-Anatomica (during road)

She's a beaut. She's light, stiff, and fast. Loves to sprint, and feels like an afterthought during run-ups. There are a lot of these frames every weekend at the Cross-Crusade - so I've been feeling a bit like that girl at prom with the same dress every else has. Doesn't matter though, it's a great bike.

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3 comments:

Cascade Cyclist said...

Gorgeous bike. You're gonna feel dread at the thought of it's first muddy cross race...

poser said...

oh - we already did this last weekend at the cycle-cross single-speed world champs at PIR. some pictures here: http://pdxcross.com/2008/11/10/pir-cross-crusade-photo-slideshow-no-sscxwc-yet/

Rod has a few pics of us after the race that show off how incredibly muddy our bottom brackets were. (and us, of course)

:-)

It's too much fun to be heartbreaking - although.... replacing all my brake/shifter casings and cables after just 3 races was heartbreaking(!)

$$$ ouch!

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