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I like what's going on in the "I Beg You, More Monstercross" thread: Drop Bar 29ers, beefed up Cross Bikes and Drop Bar Singlespeeds.

I like to see the other side of the coin.

I guess you could call it a home-brewed hybrid thread, bikes that work well in traffic, can handle dirt and gravel roads and still move pretty fast.

Flat Bar Cyclocross?
Moustache Roadies?
Trekking Bars on a Touring Bike?
Touring Slicks on a 29er?

Any bike that's been customized to your wants/needs yet many not fit any specific category.
 

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Does this count? This is my 29er, with cross tires, for a local cross race with FUbar handlebars.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbotron/2899006232/" title="My 29er set up for cyclocross by bobbotron1, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2899006232_68b95e3bf0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="My 29er set up for cyclocross" /></a>
 

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Dirty Tiger said:
...I guess you could call it a home-brewed hybrid thread, bikes that work well in traffic, can handle dirt and gravel roads and still move pretty fast...
Basically, that is "monstercross."
 

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I have no idea what this thread was originally supposed to be about, but it seems like a great place for this frankenbike i just saw for sale on a romanian forum:

frame : No Saint carbon 19'' - 1033g
fork ; Token full carbon - 450g
crank ; XTR 22-32-44
bars : Race Face NEXT SL 58mm 130 g
stem : Ritchey WCS 4 Axis 100mm
seatpost : Token Mono-Q 250mm 160 g
saddle : selle italia SLR 135 g
shifters : Sram X0 carbon
RD : Sram X0 carbon
FD : XTR
grips : Extralite
cables : Nokon gold
hubs : FRM
brakes : Magura Marta SL red
rims : Sunringle UFO 26" / Sunringle Venus 28"
tyres : Continental Grand Prix
seatpost clamp : Salsa red
cassette : Dura Ace 12-23
chain : Campagnolo Record
pedals : CrankBrothers Egg Beater TI

weight : 7,40 Kg

asking price : 4000 eur









 

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syl3 said:
I have no idea what this thread was originally supposed to be about, but it seems like a great place for this frankenbike i just saw for sale on a romanian forum:



Dude, That's exactly what I'm talking about. Frankenbikes!
 

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bobbotron said:
Does this count? This is my 29er, with cross tires, for a local cross race with FUbar handlebars.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbotron/2899006232/" title="My 29er set up for cyclocross by bobbotron1, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2899006232_68b95e3bf0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="My 29er set up for cyclocross" /></a>
Looks like fun.
 

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shiggy said:
Basically, that is "monstercross."
Uhuh, yeah but I think he means monstercross without drop bars.

I had my 38c Interwolf's (Interwolves?) on my Unit for like a day, but didn't take any pics.

Take a look around, there are a few sweet 29er commuters on here, Big Apples on Monocogs and so on.

Um, I usually try not to be too judgemental, but that carbon No Saint's...um, mentally handicapped. The "freeride" sticker just puts it over the top.

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True.

shiggy said:
Basically, that is "monstercross."
True, I see your point.

I was thinking of bikes that didn't even fit into the "monstercross" category.

Something like this Cross Check(not Mine BTW) Cyclocross geometry and drivetrain, Mary bars and MTB brakes, road tires.
 

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Uhuh, yeah but I think he means monstercross without drop bars.

I had my 38c Interwolf's (Interwolves?) on my Unit for like a day, but didn't take any pics.

Take a look around, there are a few sweet 29er commuters on here, Big Apples on Monocogs and so on.



C.
Yeah, that's pretty much what Im talking about....although I'm looking for something more than a beater MTB commuter with slicks. I commute and I appreciate the 'muter pics but, I am looking for soemthing more than just a loaded workhorse.

I'm interested in peoples pet project bikes. Rides that are outside the box.
 

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Does this count?

How about this? Moustached Karate Monkey Dinglespeed? I still need rear brakes, but I've put maybe 20 miles on it so far. Just built it up. I have a Brooks on it now, but no picture of it with that yet.

 

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Dirty Tiger said:
Any bike that's been customized to your wants/needs yet many not fit any specific category.

Agreed. The over categorization of things that have an infinite number of configurations is a task best suited for those with too much time on their hands, and not enough to think about. Bikes, music, etc...

Because you increase a bikes wheel size, does not mean it is a different kind of bike, any more than painting one green does. It simply remains its own unique expression of bikeness. Taking a cross bike and putting MTB tires on it, adding full suspension, taking gear shifting capabilities on or off... bikes are all no less or more bikes.

But then the punters wouldn't have anything to talk about.
 

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How about this? Moustached Karate Monkey Dinglespeed? I still need rear brakes, but I've put maybe 20 miles on it so far. Just built it up. I have a Brooks on it now, but no picture of it with that yet.

I like it. I'm considering 'stache bars on my Cross Check. I commute and ride for fun/fitness on some very crappy chipseal roads.
 

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My Somas set up the same way

[except for im running a freegle bar, 32C cross tires and bb5s. pics to come. Its a blast to ride
 

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MutantCross.

I'll post mine once built up.
 

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willtsmith_nwi said:
I think this is called "urban assault".
I'm starting to think the "urban assault" concept would work very well for cyclists who ride crappy county roads with no bike lanes. ;)
 

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a fisher with comfort bars, barcons and a 1x9 drivetrain. now with rear rack....and soonishly a front rack. it's been called silly more than once.
 

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a fisher with comfort bars, barcons and a 1x9 drivetrain. now with rear rack....and soonishly a front rack. it's been called silly more than once.
I like it! :) You should put a CETMA front rack on it.
 
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