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nice.

I considered buying a la cruz but got a good deal on a bianchi steel cross frame. now i find out the fork has no clearance for tires, as noted in another thread. wish i woulda gone with the salsa now.
 

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Looks really good.

What do you have going on there?
Stock vs. non-stock parts? I see a Kenda up front... rear?
How does it ride?
C'mon... give us a little info here.

I take the road tires off the Salsa tonight and do mud and fun tomorrow. We've had torrential rains all week, so I am sure the back roads are a mess.

Nice pics.
 

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I love my La Cruz. Looked better when it had the custom salsa stem on it - know what they plan on doing on the recalled stems?

Rides like a dream. Rails corners, confident over wet roads (I have 4 Seasons on mine), brakes are fantastic. I outbrake the hell out of my mates on their roadies ;)
 

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Do they only make orange?
 

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Dajianshan said:
What do you have going on there?
Stock vs. non-stock parts? I see a Kenda up front... rear?
How does it ride?
I built this up from a frameset with a mix of road and mountain parts I already had.
Ultegra 10spd brake/shift, cassette, rear derailleur.
Raceface mountain crank 44/32
FSA front derailleur (Apparently they make derailleurs?)
Bontrager racelite mountain wheelset.
BB7 brakes 180 front 160 rear.
Kenda SB8 35 in the front and a cheap slick from Performance in the rear.
It has room for larger tires.

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wnUEt4-rtxavny7zknqztQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_exYKWiGi4ds/SbMpI3CyHYI/AAAAAAAAAZU/9utPkeC0A5E/s400/cruz13.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/BrianRFW/LaCruz?feat=embedwebsite">La Cruz</a></td></tr></table>
It rides great and really feels at home on road and dirt. The drivetrain works perfectly, though the 44t big ring is a little low at times. I think I can go up to a 46 or 48 with this crank.

Sorry, I didn't get a frame weight before I built it up.

Yes, they only make it in orange. It grows on you after awhile.
 

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Grand Nagus said:
a cheap slick from Performance in the rear.
It has room for larger tires.

I have the same tires!! $20 for two tires is a good deal!

I guess I need to turn in my stem and find a replacement. Black doesn't look so bad. Maybe I'll drop the seatpost and stem in favor of something lighter and black.

I took a nice mixed trail ride yesterday and couldn't help to feel a little sketchy about my stem.
 

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Grand Nagus said:
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Bontrager racelite mountain wheelset.
BB7 brakes 180 front 160 rear.
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Do you happen to know what the rim width is on those Bontys?

I think the stock La Cruz has 160mm rotors front and back, what made you put 180 on the front ?
 

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Grand Nagus said:
The drivetrain works perfectly, though the 44t big ring is a little low at times. I think I can go up to a 46 or 48 with this crank.
For your intended use, you won't regret the bigger chainring up front. I race on 36/46 up front, but during the "off-season" I swap out to alternate gearing. Currently running 34/50 up front. The 34 is nice for steep singletrack climbs, and the 50 is nice for bombing fire roads and group road rides.

Plus, my chainrings won't be shot come cross season.
 

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I have one of those.

Its primeraly my commuter/winter hack.



I also have a pennerola road bike that decided to die, so whilst I am waiting for a "new" DeRosa titanio frame, I had no choice but stick some road tyres on and race 440km`s on it this weekend.



I knew I should have put another saddle on it after about 100km`s too late.

well, the race went well but I was dropped by the lead guys 50km`s before the finish... Tired legs, but happy to have completed all the same.

Its too heavy to be competetive, but a great ride all the same!

You can see me here, 2nd inside lane amongst Pinarello prince`s and trek "mondane`s" :wink5: @ 6`.5kg`s ...... Lots of people pointed and laughed when I turned up on the salsa but that soon changed.

 
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