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    Guerciotti Cross Force - SRAM project completed.

    Hi guys!

    I just finished my first cross bike project. Incidentally, it also was my first SRAM project. I just took it around the block for testing. I should be able to bring it out for a ride this weekend.

    I'm at a loss on what to get for pedals. I am leaning towards Crank Bros. Eggbeaters though.

    So, here are some pics.
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    It is way to pretty to get muddy. LOL It looks great. Question what is your impression of the sram componets?
    thanks Bill

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    That's a huge ring up front. Is that normal for you to race cross with? I'm down sizing to a 34/42 compact this summer.

    And yes, feed back on the SRAM!!

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    Santos

    that bike is really schweet! really turned out nice. man, that is a looker!
    swap out the 50 outer ring for a 48 or 46 and your ready to race that thing.
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    Thanks crossracer!

    Quote Originally Posted by crossracer
    It is way to pretty to get muddy. LOL It looks great. Question what is your impression of the sram componets?
    thanks Bill

    Hahaha.... thanks! However getting muddy was the intention for this bike. With regards to the SRAM group, I haven't given it a good ride yet. However, while dialing my position and calibrating the drivetrain, I was pleasantly delighted with the double tap shifting. I can't wait to give it a good ride this weekend. It incorporated the hood ergonomics that I loved about Campy together with what I could describe as Shimano-type smoothness. (By no means am I intending to awaken the FLAME-WAR bear with this comment).

    Most of the articles I read about SRAM reviews wrote about shifting while on the drops via some wrist action. This is an added plus. I thought it would require quite an amount of effort that may set my balance off but all I read was true. You can just pull the double tap lever while on the drops and flick your wrist. It was like butter....

    As you can see, it looks clean and devoit of antennae like cables on the bars. I love its simplistic design.

    The two hitches I found in the build was not at all SRAM related. It was more of the frame design. (1) I had to sand the excess paint off the break bosses as my cantis would not go in. (2) I also had to grind an angle off the tip of the drive crank (175) as it was rubbing on the chainstay. Apart from that, it was a good build.

    Cross geometry feels very strange as of this point. It is my first cross bike, evidently. Nonetheless, I am very excited to give it a spin.


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    Maybe by the end of the summer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Albino
    That's a huge ring up front. Is that normal for you to race cross with? I'm down sizing to a 34/42 compact this summer.

    And yes, feed back on the SRAM!!
    I may drop to a smaller ring this summer. I dunno yet.

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    I, too, were pleased..

    Quote Originally Posted by Phat&SlowVelo
    that bike is really schweet! really turned out nice. man, that is a looker!
    swap out the 50 outer ring for a 48 or 46 and your ready to race that thing.

    Thanks P&SV!!!

    Its not nearly as nice as your Moots cross bike.


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    Lovely, indeed.

    What are the bottle cages you have there and what did you use to mount them there??

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    Yellow or black handlebar tape would suit the color scheme a lot better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Lovely, indeed.

    What are the bottle cages you have there and what did you use to mount them there??
    Hi Toomanybikes!

    Thanks! That is the Profile Aquarack. It comes with an aluminum clamp towards a 26 to 27.2 seatpost and 2 cages. Since there's no bottle cage bosses for my Guerciotti, this was my alternative for hydration storage.

    Minoura has an adaptor you can latch to your saddle to fit 2 bottle cages. I think it's like 15 bucks plus the cost of two bottle cages.

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    I thought about that...

    Quote Originally Posted by plussa
    Yellow or black handlebar tape would suit the color scheme a lot better...

    ... but I wanted to deviate from obvious choices. On my other Guerciotti (Twister) with a color scheme of yellow and black, red tape worked.

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    Nice rig

    I have a 99 or 2000 Ridley that matches her well
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    Thanks!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie
    I have a 99 or 2000 Ridley that matches her well
    Aptj!!

    Do you have pics of this Ridley you speak of? I'd like to see it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by santosjep
    Hi guys!

    I just finished my first cross bike project. Incidentally, it also was my first SRAM project. I just took it around the block for testing. I should be able to bring it out for a ride this weekend.

    I'm at a loss on what to get for pedals. I am leaning towards Crank Bros. Eggbeaters though.

    So, here are some pics.

    Santos,

    Beautiful bike.

    Hope you love it to death.

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    loving it....

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Santos,

    Beautiful bike.

    Hope you love it to death.
    I took it for a short spin last night. I'm really digging the SRAM group and the cushy tires. I'm still getting used to the geometry. I feel like being in the nosebleed seats.

    When I got back, I swapped my stem from a 120 to a 130. I feels a bit like home now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by santosjep
    I took it for a short spin last night. I'm really digging the SRAM group and the cushy tires. I'm still getting used to the geometry. I feel like being in the nosebleed seats.

    When I got back, I swapped my stem from a 120 to a 130. I feels a bit like home now.


    Joe

    Joe,

    What size is yours? The 54?

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    yup 54x54

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Joe,

    What size is yours? The 54?
    The top tube measures 54.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santosjep
    The top tube measures 54.5.

    Joe
    That's the size I needed ..

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    www.bellatisport.com

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    That's the size I needed ..
    They have the 54x54.5 for 670 bucks...


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    Quote Originally Posted by santosjep
    They have the 54x54.5 for 670 bucks...


    Joe
    I almost ordered one today.

    Figured I should sell the "big" one first ..

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    I guess.....

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    I almost ordered one today.

    Figured I should sell the "big" one first ..

    .. it's time to contact Bellatisport! You have an empty stall in your stable now.


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    Swapped the outer ring!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phat&SlowVelo
    that bike is really schweet! really turned out nice. man, that is a looker!
    swap out the 50 outer ring for a 48 or 46 and your ready to race that thing.

    I'm now running 46/34.. Muuuuuuuuuuuuch better


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    Sweet looking bike santosjep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santosjep
    .. it's time to contact Bellatisport! You have an empty stall in your stable now.


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    white, yellow or black are the only bar tape options, sorry.
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    very sweet looking ride.

    How do you like the saddle bottle cages? More convenient?

    Very nice wheels by the way. Looking forward to a report/review on those wheels at the end of CX season.

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