I have dug through all the old monstercross threads and am lusting for more info. I want anything you've got monstercross (less than 2.0 tires and drop bars) related. Favorite monstercross gear would be great. Photos and ride reports would be even better. Show me your rigs, tell me your tales...
Originally I built this one as a single speed . I think it’s an old Univega frame I painted years ago . IIRC
Had some wind the other day and between the wind , hills , and my age , I decided to build it into a hill climber .
1X8 with a 30 tooth chainring and a 11-34 cassette.
Any hills I can’t climb with this one , I’ll get off and walk .
I took the “Vega” out for a spin this morning.
Rode into town knowing I had two nice hills to get out of the neighborhood.
The first one is lengthy with a good rise on top . I ended up in low gear , spinning up the hill at around 5.5mph . Nice !
Then it’s a right turn into the second hill that’s steeper but shorter , I was able to top it in third gear .
I‘m going to enjoy this bike .
Ended up with a nice 10 mile ride .
Stop at the ball field for a quick picture .