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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:01 am 
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I was in desperate need of new cross bike and wanted something that isn´t as every day common as say Focus, Fuji etc. There´s was few groud rules: 1. no carbon frame, 2. it has to be bright colour, 3. something that has heritage or "soul" if you could call it that... :roll:

And so i stumbled across to Swiss Cross frame at LBS. Few deep breaths and i left the shop with big brown box in my cars boot. I was only there to buy some bar tape...

This build is going to be race bike, winter bike, mud bike so it can´t be full on ww build but one eye is kept on scale.

The post and stem are there only to keep frame and fork in place. They will not be used in this build.

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And required scale shots. Frame weight is with headset bearings in place.
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Build is going to be Sram / Ritchey. I already have some parts and everything is orderd. Now i only must wait for that yellow DHL truck to arrive. Wheels are still open for discussion. I have one set of Planet-X Guru tubies that i could use but something tells me that i shouldn´t use those for this build...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:36 am 
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Damnit! I remember checking one of these out about 7-8 years ago when the original versions were getting cleared out and never pulled the trigger and always regretted it. Can't wait to see her built up!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:14 am 
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Great looking frame. Some nice carbon tubulars without logos would probably look really good.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Build is going to be:

Brakes: Avid Shorty Ultimate with red housing
Shifters: Sram Force with white housing + white Sram cable adjusters
F.derrailleur: Sram Apex
R.derrailleur: Sram Apex White
Cranks: Sram Rival 46/36
Cassette: Sram 1070 11-28
Chain: Sram 1091R
Stem: Ritchey C260 Wet White 100mm
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS EVO Curve Wet White 42 cm
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Alloy Wet Red
Seat: Specialized Toupe 143 mm black/red
Handlebartape: Lizardskin DSP Red
Pedals: CB Eggbeater 3 Red

1.Wheelset: ???
Tyres: ???

2.Wheelset: Fulcrum R7 White
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Studded


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Damn!!! That is really nice! :up: :thumbup: :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Love that frameset - so beautifull!!! Thought it came with isp or is that just a option?

Good luck with your build :-)

Wheelset nr 1: ritchey carbon wheelset (35 mm) and some dugast tubes :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Bloody beautiful frame!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Can't wait to see it built up..


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:46 am 
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^^^ I think that this new Swiss Cross doesn´t have isp option.

Mads Kock: Last night i came across to those Ritchey 38mm tubies and they are on top of my list... :)

I will post build pics as soon as i recive more parts.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:03 pm 
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There is no ISP option, but a lot of the have been setup with a matching red Ritchey seatpost which looks pretty slick:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Awesome. It's way too heavy compared to carbon but that's going to be a really cool bike. I like the new (and old) Ritchey bikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:48 pm 
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nspace wrote:
...a matching red Ritchey seatpost which looks pretty slick...


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Very slick indeed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Some of the parts arrived. Rubbish phone pic. And it´s not fitted in any way to me. Frame it´s just holding parts from dropping to ground. It´s slowly starting to resemble something that can be called a cyclocross bike. Better pics to come.

It was nice to find out that Ritchey has managed to make stem so great that it wouldn't fit their own bar. C260 stem doesn't fit WCS EVO curve bar...

EDIT: After some head scratching i figured out that to fit C260 stem to Evo Curve bar you need to fit it to front side of the handle bar and then slide it to center. After that you just rotate it to back side of bar.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:34 pm 
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That is absolutely beautiful

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Stunning. Seatpost makes it!

Are the stem are bars red also? White gloss ritchey kit would also look cool as a cockpit.

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