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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 06-11-07, 04:11 PM   #1
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SS. Pic's anyone?

Beuler? Any ol' content... Adventure rides, bike shots, races, A nice evening jaunt home...?

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Old 06-11-07, 06:06 PM   #2
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easter egg hunt alleycat



hains point in february



c&o tour with my pops



no race pics yet, talk to me in november
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Old 06-12-07, 12:02 AM   #3
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Sweet. I live in Baltimore, and was thinking about a long C&O ride in July... Nice IRO as well. Are those IRD cantis?

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Old 06-12-07, 05:42 AM   #4
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thanks, yeah those are IRDs. they work well for me, but don't really have a lot to compare them to. i liked that they came stock with kool stop pads.

the c&o's a great ride, and super flat. perfect for ss.

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Old 06-12-07, 07:24 AM   #5
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on a sub freezing fixed c&O tour that was abandoned 110 miles in.

a few winters ago. shifters are there because I would run it as a geared bike for triathlons in the summer and I was too lazy to take them off.


being fat and "racing" this one's from the ed sanders race
http://velophotos06.phanfare.com/sho...rend=WEB_SMALL

photo by kevin dillard of velophotos.net / demoncats.com
where in baltimore? are you up for some cross practices in patterson park?
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Old 06-12-07, 09:15 AM   #6
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I've raced with you Vpower. That race looks like Lillipons from this past season, yes? I'm ordering a Crosscheck when I get in the shop today. I'm in the process of selling my current geared steed to fund it. What gearing did you run for that race?

-Good stuff, lets keep this thread going.... Any jungle 'cross pics anyone?

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Old 06-12-07, 12:35 PM   #7
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I started out the season with 39 x 16 and ended with 39 x 18. right now I'm doing 34 x18 because I ordered a new crankset and didn't have a 110 bcd chainring for it. Some races felt like 2:1 would still be the best move tacchino, granogue and capital cross classic. the guy that won men's C at the capital cross was on a SS MTB with drop bars running a 2:1

this year (hopefully, he's running behind) I should be riding a custom SS palermo cross bike. I'm still slow and fat, but the rational is that I can't show up on a custom bike and be a chump so I have to train harder or it's a disservice to the bike.
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Frame is a Nishiki touring frame steel - Tange 2
Rear wheel - dura-ace freewheel hub laced to an open-pro
Front wheel - 600 hub laces to a cx-22 or 33 (I forget)
Front brakes - suntour cantis (came with frame)
Rear Brakes - Cheap shimanos
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Currently geared for the street with 45x16
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Sweet. Tom does some beautiful work... I'm going to have to check out one of those Monday eve. rides.
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better picture of the surly after a race.

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nice. thats how a cross bike should look...
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Agreed !!!
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So, I finally pulled the trigger on my next whip. And I ordered one of these(rear):

http://www.levelcomponents.com/dev.html

Anyone ridden one of these?
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fixed/free steamroller 39:17

yep, i race it. i know, it's got calipers. hasn't really been an issue to tell you the truth.

the build:

surly steamroller frame/fork
pewter king headset
ritchey bars, stem, post
shimano levers
tektro long reach calipers
surly rear hub, mavic cxp 33's
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a few "action" shots i took on a very nice ride up to great falls on monday night.






i guess the only relevance of the first three are that i rode my singlespeed to get there (only about an hour ride from downtown washington dc)

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Old 06-22-07, 12:03 PM   #16
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I hope to enter in my first CX race this year and if the bug bites, invest in something more appropriate. But for now:

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