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#1 2017-03-18 10:58am

MickRich393
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2011 Crupi Pro XL

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2011 Crupi Pro XL

My first new school ride!

So having decided to go racing again after 30 years, I thought I should get myself a new school race bike. Having never ridden anything later than an ’87 Haro, it’s fair to say that I didn’t know very much about new school race bikes other than they looked a lot lower and longer than the bikes I was used to. Reading (and starting) various threads and posts on here and elsewhere, I started to narrow down my search for something suitable and after a great deal of deliberation and procrastination, finally ended up with a custom built bike!!! Not my original choice but when the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t resist!! To cut a long story short, I was offered a deal on NOS from a recently closed-down race shop. The selection of frames and parts was quite limited, but mostly decent, high quality stuff. Based around a 2011 Pro XL frame, the bike has a mixture of largely Crupi, Promax and Sinz parts. With a limited choice of colours but inspired by the 1988, 24-carat gold Hutch Trick Styler, I went for a white frameset with a splash of gold in the form of a few, matching gold ano parts from Promax. The only thing I had to compromise on was the wheelset and pedals, though they will do just fine for now. Here's the full spec list:- •    Frame: 2011 Crupi Pro XL (made from 6061 T6 Seamless Drawn and ovalised, aluminium tubing) •    Forks: 2012 Sinz Stealth Pro Alloy •    Headset: Promax PI-1 sealed •    Stem: Promax Impact •    Handlebars: Box Maximus Pro (28.25” x 8”) •    Grips: Turner lock-on •    Brake lever: Sinz •    Brake caliper: Sinz •    Brake pads: Promax •    Seatpost Clamp: Crupi Rhythm quick release •    Seatpost: Crupi alloy •    Seat: Crupi Titanium-Lite •    Cranks: Promax HF-2 (175mm) •    Bottom bracket: Promax EX-1 sealed (Euro) •    Chainring: Renthal SR4 Ultralite (44T) •    Pedals: VP 566 •    Chain: KMC Z •    Chain tensioners: Promax C-1 •    Freewheel: Nervar (16T) •    Wheelset: Generic alloy rims (20" x 1.75" x 36H) and hubs (10mm axles)  •    Tyres: Maxxis DTH (20" x 1.75") •    Tubes: Maxxis •    Number Plate: Box Phase 1 (with custom graphic sheet by Danger UK)! Thanks for looking!


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#2 2017-03-18 8:36pm

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Re: 2011 Crupi Pro XL

Nice.

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#3 2017-03-18 10:25pm

MickRich393
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Staats wrote:

Nice.

Thanks man! smile

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#4 2017-03-20 4:45pm

MickRich393
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Re: 2011 Crupi Pro XL

Took the Crupi to the track yesterday:-

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The bike handles great, the rider less so! big_smile

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#5 2017-04-18 5:11am

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Re: 2011 Crupi Pro XL

The Crupi finally saw some race action last weekend:-

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#6 2017-04-25 6:14pm

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& checked out a park yesterday:-

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#7 2017-05-07 1:56pm

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Re: 2011 Crupi Pro XL

Awesome and the new addiction is born!  I'm just amazed at the new school breaks, we were always used to them not working in the 80's and now the new school breaks will throw you over the bars if you aren't careful haha.

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#8 2017-05-07 4:36pm

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Re: 2011 Crupi Pro XL

ds4real2176 wrote:

Awesome and the new addiction is born!  I'm just amazed at the new school breaks, we were always used to them not working in the 80's and now the new school breaks will throw you over the bars if you aren't careful haha.

Yeah, it's nice to know you can stop if you want to, especially at our age!! Another big difference for me is not having to retighten the headset and stem all the time. Must admit I had little interest in new school bikes beforehand, but now I find myself looking at new school stuff as much as, if not more than old school!! The times they are a-changing! wink

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