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hokeypokey3 said:
I thought I would join too! Niner MCR w/ midges. Only have about 10 rides on this with minor fit tinkering with stem and stack height every couple of rides. I believe the fit is right on for my intended use and terrain. Very fun to ride!
After the sb8's wear out I plan on going to a smaller tire. CX or smaller XC with some cornering tread. Something in the 42-48mm range. I will keep lurking on the forums to help choose.
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Hokeypokey, I am planning on running the Bonty 1.8's (already bought though I don't even have the frame yet) on my Cross Check. They are a sweet tire and apparently the limit of what the CC will take. Right in the middle of your range (45c) so you might want to check them out. I've heard a lot of good things.
 

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ohhh, that Hunter IS to die for! I've got a sweet spot in my heart for Hunters. Just love the way Rick puts a bike together. I'll have to get me another one here sometime.
 

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my rattlecan sprayed '91 750 multitrack... I need to get pics with the offroad worthy wheelset and mythos cx's still:rolleyes:... this pic is her in commuter guise. MMcG, you should be able to fit 45's no problem, I'm not sure if there's more room in the tig'd versions of these, but depending on the size of the meat... Shiggy says 45 firecross's fit in his.
spec: nitto stem, midges w/ ultegra shifters & old xt rear der, avid & diacomp canti's.


 

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~martini~ said:
ohhh, that Hunter IS to die for! I've got a sweet spot in my heart for Hunters. Just love the way Rick puts a bike together. I'll have to get me another one here sometime.
You and me both Marty. I have actually been talking to Rick about a very similar type of bike the past couple weeks. I called it a Monster Cross/Touring/Commuter road bike when I first started the discussion. Compact geometry frame...matching Hunter straight blade unicrown fork & stem...clearance for 44c tires...disc brakes...rack mounts and fender eyelets...132.5mm rear spacing...semi-horizontal Campy drops so it can be SS or geared. Unfortunately I think I need to hold off until the Spring to order, or at least until I find out what the year-end bonus will look like...
 

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You Piss Off

Gambler said:
Here's my old piss off that's no longer with me and a really sweet Hunter that I came across on mtbr.
Can't believe you sold the Piss Off, I was gonna vote for that as the nicest bike in the thread. :D What's your stable look like now?
 

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Even though I love all the bikes, and an in the process of turning my Ti cruiser frame into a M'cross type bike, I have my doubts about 35-44 mm wide tires in real world use.
A cross tire is not faster on the road than a smooth- high quality 50 mm tire , and off road inferior to the larger tires.
Kind of no mans land. I haven't found a light, tubular like -high quality tire with a small diameter, anybody did?
 

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Mine:



It now has Bonty 1.8's on it.

I live in Chattanooga. If you are down this way somtime, I'd be happy to let you ride it. It is a big bike.

LP
 

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mvi said:
Even though I love all the bikes, and an in the process of turning my Ti cruiser frame into a M'cross type bike, I have my doubts about 35-44 mm wide tires in real world use.
A cross tire is not faster on the road than a smooth- high quality 50 mm tire , and off road inferior to the larger tires.
Kind of no mans land. I haven't found a light, tubular like -high quality tire with a small diameter, anybody did?
Where this bike excels is on long, rambling, road and dirt road treks. There are miles of old stagecoach roads and logging roads out in the country here, and you can link them together with paved roads.
 

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ncj01 said:
Well, this is 2.0 size tire, not <2.0, but it's as good an opportunity as any to fly Old Glory.

Giddy up.


<img border=2 src="https://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/867718/IMG_0952.JPG">
That's still one of my favorite bikes of all time. It's the one that really got my 29er fire lit, I'll never tire of seeing pics of it.
 

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OK, I'll play. Here is my Vulture Monster crosser or drop bar 29er depending on how you look at it. Built last year purpsoley for flared drops by the man who coined the "monster cross" phrase. Fixed sometimes but shown is freewheel mode. This is the best handling and most vesitile bike I have owned. If I could only have one bike this would be it. AteMrYeats I like your style. How are the ENO cranks holding up to fixie use? I am looking at getting some soon. IMG_0002.jpg
 

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ink1373 said:
a few more. the gray one is mine.
That Vanilla is too pretty. Too bad I'd have to wait a couple of years to get one even if I could afford it. Apparently leather saddles and singlespeeds are the way to go with Monstercross.
 

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OK, so here are a few of mine...

This is my current regular mtb ride - a prototype Gryphon - this shown with bigger tyres but no-one else seems to be sticking to that stipulation...



This is a prototype Peregrine, now riding this with Midges and a 1x9 setup - going nicely. This is probably the frame most accurately described 'monster cross' , the Gryphon is really a drop bar MTB...



This is my original Swift build with drops.

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And for a few customer pics with crossish builds...

Frank in the Netherlands



Eric in France



**** in Yorkshire



Lots of lovely bikes on this thread, will be saving a few pics...

Sam
 

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Singular, I update my vote for the most beautiful bikes of the thread. The classic panel paint schemes are my favorite. Nice photographer.

Do you do custom builds, and if so will I be able to afford it with the current exchange rate? I'm thinking about something similar to a Cross Check but with some more clearance, S&S couplers, and paragon dropouts.

Thanks again for posting.
 
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