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    NorCal Climbing Freak
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    Question to anyone going to Dunnigan Hills

    Does anyone have a Wipperman Connex piece for Campy 10s chains, and would it at all be possible to bring it for a fellow racer in need? You can guess that sometime untoward happened to my chain, and with *very* little time between now and race time, I'm likely up the creek without a paddle.

    Total shot in the dark, and probably futile, but I thought I would ask.

    Also, as an aside, if you're just reading for fun, do you think it would be advisable to try and use a Record ultra-narrow chain, freshly installed? The only catch is that I wound the chain through the derailleur over a piece of metal, not the jockey wheel (yeah, smart). So I pushed out the pin that I had just pushed in, and fixed the problem. It looks fine and whatnot, but according to what I've read, that's a big no-no.

    Thoughts?

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    NorCal Climbing Freak
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    F it. Nevermind if you're going, cause I'm not.

    I contemplated riding the dodgy chain and risking it. But, I'm not a sprinter, or that fast on flat land, so I'd probably be driving 6 hours total to take part in a 86 mile group ride followed by sprint finish.

    Not worth it.

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    Last year there was a brutal crash in the cat 5 field because some guy snapped a chain in the final sprint. I have what you need, but I'm not going. Do you happen to live in sf? PM me soon and we can try to work something out.

    B.

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    Make that two brutal crashes near the finish! My crash in the B group was pretty bad as well, I jumped to follow a move and didn't look behind, hooked handlebars with someone at 26mph over pretty much gravel roads. I was toast.

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    skandal20- what happened at esparto? I saw your name on the start list.

    Dunnigan is different this year and they changed the finis from a uphill to flat. 86 miles, couple rollers and dead flat. Pretty safe bet that it will be a very large sprint.

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