FS Genesis Croix de Fer

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RichinNW
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FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by RichinNW » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:12 am

This is an unfinished project which was on its way to being setup with a triple chainset and hydro disk brakes, for rough stuff touring.

54cm frame
Triple chainset with Shimano and Blackburn chainrings
11-30 cassette
XT long arm rear mech
TRP hydro cable pull disk brakes

Supplied, but you’ll need to fit:
TRP cables and disk pads (unopened pack)
3 speed tiagra brake leaver

You’ll need a 3 speed front Derailleur
Alternatively, I’ll include the 2 speed tiagra chainset if you prefer the original set up.

Looking for £270
Rich
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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by BobCatMax » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:22 am

i have this bike. well, not this exact one, but one from the same year. I cannot rate this bike highly enough. it is heavy, yes but beautiful.

might help to put what size it is on the ad :)

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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by jameso » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:12 pm

oooh.. 'that' year :smile:

If it were a 58..

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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by cycletribes » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm

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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by Zippy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:01 pm

Interested if cycletribes isn't.

Where in the world are you?

RichinNW
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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by RichinNW » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:22 am

Hi Zippy
I’m in NE wales.
I’m just waiting to hear back from cycletribes. I’ll let you know what happens. Thanks
Rich
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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by Zippy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:00 pm

So I now have this in my possession (and swapped all the bits over from my kinesis onto it!).
BobCatMax wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:22 am
I cannot rate this bike highly enough. it is heavy, yes but beautiful.
Crums, yes it is heavy! I've gone from a 1.5kg frame and a 500ish grams fork, to a 2.5kg frame and 830gram fork! It's noticeable!
jameso wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:12 pm
oooh.. 'that' year :smile:

If it were a 58..
What's particularly special about the year?

Admittedly it rides reasonably well, I guess because it’s a similar geometry and all my old components, as it’s not rotating weight. I can feel the higher CoG thought, and it lacks a few modern things like a decent size headset (fortunately had a spare bearing to replace dead one on it!), PM brake carriers and there’s very little heel clearance on the chainstays. I expect this will just keep on plodding though. I’ve sprayed all the internal cavities with anti-corrosion wax, in hindsight this was probably unnecessary as there’s so much material on it anyway, it’s added to the weight and made a mess of the garage floor as it kept oozing out when I was building it!

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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by jameso » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:14 pm

What's particularly special about the year?
The colour/finish, to me. Just personal stuff : )

They weren't light - they passed MTB CEN since at the time a disc CX-tourer bike was a bit of a misfit in the CEN classifications, wasn't a road or MTB bike and wasn't intended for 'city and trekking' light use. So we tested it to MTB standard. Maybe it was overbuilt. Not seen many (any?) broken. I thought my 58 back then was 5lbs/2.25kg... 2.5kg though, is it full of mud? :grin:

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Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

Post by BobCatMax » Mon May 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Sorry for the resurrection!

I didn't know you were involved in this James. It is genuinely a wonder and as you say, bulletproof. I have absolutely battered it in CX guise and enjoyed it on all day 100+ milers in road form.

I can't wait til the kids are a bit older and we can f*ck off touring on it.

So, thank you, truly!
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