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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-10-05, 03:32 PM   #1
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Chicago: Single Speed MTB Mud Slangers

Dusk at the 8-ball this fall
Any one intrested in some racing? Say, 2 lap four or five person heats on one of the four single track loops.
Every one throws in some loot we buy some beer and winner takes all.
What do yall think? Just duct tape a mag light to your bike and your set

-The 8-ball is the set of short, flat, tight, and twisty single tracks located at the north end of the Des Plains River Trail.
Right off the Blue Line stop at O'hare
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Old 08-10-05, 03:34 PM   #2
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Ira in Chi would be down for this I bet...
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Old 08-10-05, 05:09 PM   #3
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very few people here are into SS MTBing.... buncha lamers. they couldnt hang anyways
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Old 08-10-05, 05:25 PM   #4
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i would show up.
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Old 08-10-05, 07:03 PM   #5
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Talk to the guys at illinoismtb.com. A lot of them SS.
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Old 08-11-05, 07:16 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the tip
BP i'll keep you posted
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I don't have a SS, but I could throw one together for some hot mtb action.
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Old 08-11-05, 05:51 PM   #8
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I just got back from Kettle. I need my derailleurs for that kind of sh*t. I may be able to slap something together with the old hardrock frame in my basement.
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no worries if you got gears, you won't use them.
The trials are very consistant with a few log jumps and no climbs which
makes for pretty fast laps. We're thinking mid to late October
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Do it on a Saturday morning and I'm in. Although my beer money ought to go towards a fine Henrey Weinhardt's root beer.

I'll be the one not switching to the other 23 gears.
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