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Old 03-09-2017, 03:03 PM
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Serotta GP swiss

I got this serotta CX frame a bit ago, it came with a nasty kenesis fork. I got this richard sachs fork made for it with huge fork blades for extra robusticity.

Not sure about the build yet, I was thinking about using it to try out some single ring set ups. perhaps some kind of huge shimano mountain cassette. Maybe dirt drops? I like the look of these new ritchey venturemax handlebars.

What do you guys think?




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Old 03-09-2017, 06:53 PM
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All I am going to say is great call on the fork. My eyes were drawn to it immediately and really nice with the frame.

Any specific purpose for the bike that might guide the build options? Or just using the opportunity to play with some different ideas or things you may not have tried yet?

Cool project!
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:56 PM
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All I am going to say is great call on the fork. My eyes were drawn to it immediately and really nice with the frame.

Any specific purpose for the bike that might guide the build options? Or just using the opportunity to play with some different ideas or things you may not have tried yet?

Cool project!
I have no clear use for the bike, I just liked it, it is a lower position than I have been running for a while so I want to try some different fit stuff on it.

Also, Think Ill try single ring big cassette drive on it for fun.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:11 PM
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I have no clear use for the bike, I just liked it, it is a lower position than I have been running for a while so I want to try some different fit stuff on it.

Also, Think Ill try single ring big cassette drive on it for fun.
Well, since you mentioned dirt drops up top and I am an avid user of them for most of my mountain bikes, I will go that route for inspiration:

Tall custom Black LD stem with short reach shallow dirt drops (pretty much any except later ten WTB), fat low profile knobby tires, SqT and Logic 110bcd or similar cranks w/Wolf Tooth NW. Bar end or Thumbie 1x of your choice and some cool standalone levers and cantilevers. IMHO
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:15 PM
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awesome! I'd probably go 8spd XTR 1x, v-brakes, carbon easton risers (25.4mm), oury grips.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:27 PM
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awesome! I'd probably go 8spd XTR 1x, v-brakes, carbon easton risers (25.4mm), oury grips.
I thought about riser bars , it would make a nice city and light trail bike that way.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:39 PM
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Wow, way better than the original fork.

I am a Campagnolo guy, but I'm going shimano on this one.

8 or 9 speed xtr rear derailleur
Matching xtr v brakes
7410 crankset with a single ring
Silver RL520 brake levers
7900 downtube shifter
10spd six 11-36 cassette
Salsa cowchipper bars (or similar)
Silver bar/stem of your choice

I would looks for some wheels built around Chris King classic hubs. Cool sound, they will fit the look, and they should be cheap given they won't go to 11.

Some wide canti brakes and some dura ace aero levers would look really cool on the drivetrain above but it would be more of a standard cross build at that point.

It would also be cool to go crazy with Paul and White Industries parts, but it would warrant a larger budget.

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Old 03-09-2017, 08:49 PM
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Oh, and if I had actually bought it from you (I was so tempted) I would have done Campagnolo 1x10 with all silver parts, a downtube shifter, Campagnolo canti brakes, and silver modolo aero levers. The build kit is still here.
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Wait... Richard Sachs actually made you a fork? For a non-RS frame? I didn't think he did that.

Looks awesome by the way!
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Wait... Richard Sachs actually made you a fork? For a non-RS frame? I didn't think he did that.

Looks awesome by the way!

No, anybody can buy his lugs, crowns and tubes.
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Oh, and if I had actually bought it from you (I was so tempted) I would have done Campagnolo 1x10 with all silver parts, a downtube shifter, Campagnolo canti brakes, and silver modolo aero levers. The build kit is still here.
No down tube mount
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No down tube mount
The picture above shows one.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:57 AM
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Jesus, also trying some parts on a legend with no down tube mounts, got confused
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:27 AM
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BikeTrike, you do things right! That fork is a great addition to that frame. Its like, why didn't I think of that of??

Just curious, did Brian build the fork? Or is it secret?
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:28 AM
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Jesus, also trying some parts on a legend with no down tube mounts, got confused
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