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ShastaKaze Retro DH and Vintage Bike Show Sept. 14th, 2019

Old 08-01-19, 01:04 AM
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ShastaKaze Retro DH and Vintage Bike Show Sept. 14th, 2019

Hello all! First time poster here.

I own a bike shop in Mt Shasta, CA and I am working with the local ski area to put together a vintage/retro bike kamikaze style downhill race and vintage bike show.

The event will be on September 14th at the Mt Shasta Ski Park.

More details to follow, but for starters:
The race classes featured will be pre-2000 model bikes with an open class for more modern bikes.
The race will be held on a 2 mile long sketchy loose dirt road with a best of two runs format.
Free camping on Friday the 13th at the Ski Park with a night ride festival going on under the nearly full moon on lit trails.
Most likely best costume and other special prizes will be awarded.

So dust off that old rig in the shed and get ready for an awesome time.

Hope to see you on the mountain!

-Mike
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Old 08-01-19, 08:50 PM
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would it suitable for a Coaster brake race?
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Old 08-01-19, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
would it suitable for a Coaster brake race?
I certainly think it would, however I have never ridden a coaster brake bike down a mountain road before. I am thinking of taking a coaster brake bike up this weekend and giving it a whirl if time permits.

The downhill is 2 miles long and the average is 9%, so it's steep in places. I have only ridden it 3 times and it is sketchy at speed (35 mph). Super loose with some even looser turns. The surface is not too rocky, but there are a few rocks, no rock gardens, just the random, "oh no if I hit that I'm a goner" rock.

I put the course on Strava, but I can't post a link on this site yet. If you do a search for "Mike at The Bike Store" there, then look at my July 21st ride it will show you the profile.

I shot some video on my second run down and hope to make a little video clip by the weekend.

-mike
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Old 08-04-19, 10:06 PM
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would it suitable for a Coaster brake race?
So I rode a coaster brake bike down the course, I have an electric cruiser in the store and I took off the motorized front wheel and battery and threw on a mtb wheel and had a go at it.

Initial reaction 10' in to the descent was, "oh my gosh, I should have taken off that slick tire on the back as well". This thought came to me as I noticed my rear tire attempting to pass me by at the first hint of back pressure. Wow what an experience!

After I realized that I could just barely apply pressure and the bike would sort of slow down without inducing a skid, then things got a little smoother.

The course is super loose and sketchy as I most likely have mentioned.

The pace was slower than I would have liked, but it was a first time adventure for me. Modern full suspension mt bike 4:30 and about 9:00 minutes on the beach bike.

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There was indeed grease oozing out of my hub and splattered all around my rim!

So after a single test ride, my answer is Yes the course is suitable for a coaster brake, but you better bring some grease along.

-Mike

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Here is a link to the Trailforks Event Page, My Web Site with a Video Preview and a Strava Link to check out the Course Profile.



I tore my ride down and gave it the works, rust treatment and grease everywhere. Switched out my bars and rear tire to match front.
put on a 'new' saddle, grips and even a new rubber foot for the kickstand. Once I find the stock front wheel, she's ready to race!



Oh and I slammed the rear wheel back and threw on some triple traps!

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