Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Ben's Redline

Ben sent in photos of his Redline cross bike:

"This is my size 60cm 17.6lb Redline Conquest Pro. The frame and fork are not super light but with a full dose of Dura Ace and Zipp 303 tubulars, it still ends up pretty light.

Conquest Pro frame/fork 60cm, 12cm stem
Dura Ace drivetrain with, XT BB, XTR pedals
46/39 front, 12-25 rear
Zipp 303 tubulars
Challenge Griffos 32
King headset
Specialized Sworks Carbon H.B.
EA70 carbon post
Old Deore front / Avid Tri-Align rear brakes


I tried to like Eggbeater pedals because they are so light, but in the end, I switched back to SPD’s.

I built it from the ground up with the frame I got from Ross at Sun Country Bikes in TX. It has some touches I really like.

Ben's Bike Blog

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Josh's Rocklobster

Josh sent in photos of his Rocklobster 2 years ago. Now, he's just built it up with new components take a look.

Josh wrote:
"This thing is pretty through the roof. It's the Scandium frame that I've had for the last couple seasons with all Easton's top stuff and shimano. I have the new EC-90 SLX carbon cranks and the lightest carbon tubulars they make so I think the bike is right around 16 lbs. The cranks are really crazy looking.

Frame- Custom Rock Lobster Easton scandium
Fork- Easton EC-90x
Wheels- Easton EC-90 SLX carbon tubulars
Tires- Challenge Grifo 32
Cranks- Easton EC-90 SLX crankset
BB- Easton w/ceramic bearings
Headset- Chris King 1-1/8"
Bar- Easton EC-90 SLX Equipe
Stem- Easton EA-90 100mm
Seatpost- Easton EA-70
Pedals- Crank Brothers 4-ti
Brakes- Paul Neo-retro front, touring rear
Shifters- Shimano DA
Front Der.- Shimano DA
Rear Der.- Shimano Ultegra
Chain- Shimano Ultegra
Saddle- Fizik Airione

I'll go and weigh this thing on a digital scale later today. On a very primitive hanging scale it looks to be 16 lbs. It's freaky to pick it up.

Thanks man- josh"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lightweight Cyclocross bike: Jesse's Raleigh

I love your site. I am going to flag it on my site (www.thebell-lap.com).Attached are some pics of my cross bike and it weights just under 18lbs.

Frame 57 Raleigh RX1.0
Fork EC90x
Seat SMP Strike
Seat post campy chorus
Wheels Ksyrium SLs
Tires Vittoria Semi Slick
Brakes Kore
Drive Train Campy Chorus
Crankset Truvative Alum
Pedals Egg Beater Chromoly
Hudz red or white with Fizik tape

Best regards,
Jesse G

eBay Game: Guess the Sell Price #3

This week its a 2007 Lemond Proprad disc equipped bike.

It already has two bids (by the same person) and is priced at $890.00

My guess is $1103.10

Go check out the auction and come back and make your prediction in the comments below.

eBay Game: Guess the Sell Price #2

Brooke was right with the "no sale" guess. No buyer at $1300, maybe we'll see it listed lower in the coming week?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

eBay Game: Guess the Sell Price #2

Round 2 of Guess the Sell Price is for this really sweet Litespeed.

Production frames dont get much nicer than this. Plus you get an Alpha Q fork and Thomson seatpost too.

Check out the link, and then come back with your guess on the final sell price and list it in the comments section.

Starting price is $1300, I think it'll sell for $1412.09

Guess the Sale Price Conclusion

Gary was the big winner with a vote of $889.

The frame and fork sold for $1000 a few minutes ago----I was way off!

Stay tuned for the next round!

Monday, September 01, 2008

eBay Game: Guess the Sell Price

So, I'm starting a new little game on +1lap, called Guess the Sell Price. I'll post a cyclocross item that's listed on eBay and in the comments, you guess what the final selling price will be (not including shipping).

This week its a Steelman frame, fork, Chris King Headset and stem.

Notice the track dropouts, perfect for a singlespeed or fixed gear.

My guess is $512.37