"I have two Crossbows from that same period. They both have a steel bearing race that sits in the headtube. Then the smaller of the two integrated headset bearings sit in there. Perhaps that's the same for yours? Good luck tracking down an…"
"None! Get out there and race man!
Have a look at the weather before you go. You'll be outside for the duration of your spectation. So rain, sun, wind, etc. Dress appropriate, and in shoes you can run around in, since that's what…"
"We've been using them for the last 6 years I think.
I've been very happy with their basic jerseys and shorts. The summer jersey is about all I would wear these days. Very nice lightweight jersey. A lot of other manufacturers have a similar…"
"I'd go with a rim brake cross bike so you have a built in set of extra wheels off the bat.
What tire size you can fit on a bike is mainly dictated by the frame. That is, how much tire can you shove in the fork or between the seat and chain…"
"Also, don't blow your budget on the bike. Chances are the tires on that bike suck and at some point you're going to want a second wheelset (and tires). Frame and components need only be serviceable on a cross bike. Tires are where…"
Funny... I had a 42, single ring, in 2007. Always felt I wasn't able to keep up on the road sections, and wished I had the bigger ring. Went to Nats and got outsprinted (for 27th...) Went to the 46/38 for 2008 and had one of my best seasons ever. I've been thinking of going to a 44/36, though. Been struggling a tad this year with the climbs. Got married, took time off, had family in town... and it's all crashing down now!
See you on the start line somewhere along the way!