Here's my 58cm 2001 Fuji Cross, the last year Fuji made this bike with a steel frameset. The frame is built with Columbus tubing: a mix of Genius for the main tubes and triple-butted chromoly for the rear triangle and fork. I picked this frame up from the local Craigslist; parts used to build the bike were scrounged from my basement parts bins, and include a wheelset with some old Wolber rims, first-edition 105 freewheel hubs, and a Sachs 13-30 freewheel. Tires are the excellent WTB All-Terrainosarus in 700x38 size. Cranks are first-generation Shimano Deore with random chainrings in 26x38x48 sizes. Avid Shorty 4 brakes. XT rear derailleur, XC Pro front derailleur. Ritchey headset, stem, and seatpost. Cinelli bars, Shimano RSX brake levers. I built this bike up as a capable all-rounder because I was tired of having to choose either a "road bike" or a "mountain bike" for riding on any given day. I've been doing day-long mixed-terrain rides in the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam area and had been riding a rigid MTB -- I think this bike will be my "one bike" for those rides now!



-Jim G

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Ed. Note -
Jim G is the creator of the iBob Reader, a web-based mailing list reader, and the iBob MetaBlog Aggregator, which wrangles the RSS feeds from iBob-ers who Blog - check 'em out!

Fuji Cross - side view at Muir Beach



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