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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 10-20-03, 05:57 AM   #1
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For the want of a tire a kingdom was lost...

i just want to share my misfortune with you. at the race yesterday near quebec city, after a particularly bad start [everyone had a bad start -- switchbacks within ten metres of the line... sigh...] i flatted about halfway into the first lap. i was halfway from the pit and had to abandon.

sucks.

i actually did okay on that course last year. it was not to be this year.
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Well that blows.Was it the Larsen's?
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well... it was the tube. on inspection, it seems to be a pinch flat. i was running low pressure thanks to the bog, and i think i pinched it in the pileup on the second set of switchbacks.
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What are you riding anyway?A Kona?What size chainrings and cassette do you use?Carbon fork?Pedals?
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2001 kona major jake, 9-speed campy centaur 38/48 13-26, winwood carbon fork, time atac pedals, maxxis mimo larsen tires on 32-spoke open pros... you?
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Old 10-21-03, 07:53 AM   #6
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I have a 2000 Voodoo Limba.I use this as my road bike too so I put on Ultegra 53/39 cranks with a 12-27 cassette.I have the Michelin muds and a pair of Ritchey tires.The bike came with Time pedals but I think I'm going to get some Egg Beaters this month.Have you tried the Eggs?
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I use the eggbeaters (the regular ones, not the candy ones). I love them, and they always work great in the mud. I don't really have problems with them, but I see how some people might not like the lack of platform of the regular ones. The feel is really similar to my old time atac pedals. See if you can try a pair (of the non caged ones) if that is what you are looking at before you buy them, or go for the candy model.

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I have a 2000 Voodoo Limba.I use this as my road bike too so I put on Ultegra 53/39 cranks with a 12-27 cassette.I have the Michelin muds and a pair of Ritchey tires.The bike came with Time pedals but I think I'm going to get some Egg Beaters this month.Have you tried the Eggs?
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Do you have to twist your foot far to get out of the Eggs?The twist is too far for me on the Times even on the easy release setting.I like the release point of the Ritchey pedals.
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I find Egg Beaters very easy to release from. The twist does not seem at all excessive. The cleats are actually different to facilitate this. One has a smaller release angle and is intended for whichever shoe you normally unclip first. But even the other side unclips easily though an accidental release on either side is highly unlikely. I have original Egg Beaters on all 5 of my bikes, and I can't see ever using anything else. It is hard to describe just how easy it is to click in when you don't have to worry about which side is up. I was using Looks before and thought they were great, but I immediately fell in love with Egg Beaters.
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I tried the reg. Egg Beaters a couple of days ago and loved them.As easy as the Times to get into and as easy as Ritchey's to get out of.I ordered the Ti.Eggs yesterday.Should be sweet.
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