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    Keyesville Classic 2014

    Time to start planning: Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race

    26th Annual Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race
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    In for the 9th year in a row!

    Not sure what bike I'm riding this year though.
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    Out. Again. Kiddos spring break timed perfectly with the only time available for a family getaway f'd me. Two times in a row. Same story as last year, Tahoe bound. Lame but cool I guess. Meanwhile the P22 sits patiently.

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    Whats the typical criteria for vintage race...bike age? components?...suspension?..certain years?....how about vintage tires?
    How vintage do I gotta be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    Whats the typical criteria for vintage race...bike age? components?...suspension?..certain years?....how about vintage tires?
    How vintage do I gotta be?
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    They have in the past run two classes, "friction/non-indexed" so, up to about 85/86 and the second class up to about 93/94. My goal is to have the bikes be as period correct as possible, although I'm not as detail oriented as some of the guys are, and running vintage tires is becoming less viable as the years go by. If you show up with anything but the earliest suspension, expect to be heckeled.

    The point of the whole thing is to have fun though, so bring what you got and come out for some riding and hanging out and looking at everybody elses old bikes.
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    cool stuff, it would be great to see all them bikes.

    is it possible to race multiple races like in BMX..or do you pick one and have fun with it.
    I'd like to run an old bike, but also something that's a bit more racy for the 93/94 option..I do have one or two that could work for the 85/86 class though....I was hopeing that tires were optional. I do have a bunch of old tires, but even the best ones are fairly dry or rotted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    is it possible to race multiple races like in BMX..or do you pick one and have fun with it.
    There are multiple events: cross country, short track, downhill, and trials. You could run a different bike in each event, however, the events are run simultaneously (except for the short track) so it would be difficult to run multiple classes - although there might be a way to complete the vintage class before the expert or pro class went off (for the cross country race). All of the vintage racers go at the same time, so there's no way to run multiple vintage classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    cool stuff, it would be great to see all them bikes.

    is it possible to race multiple races like in BMX..or do you pick one and have fun with it.
    I'd like to run an old bike, but also something that's a bit more racy for the 93/94 option..I do have one or two that could work for the 85/86 class though....I was hopeing that tires were optional. I do have a bunch of old tires, but even the best ones are fairly dry or rotted.
    The Keyesville Classic is the longest running MTB stage race in the USA. Just like the good old days, you run Short track, XC, and downhill. If you are doing the stage race they have in the past weighed your bike before every race to confirm no changes were done. That said, We are there to have fun and I don't think you will have too many complaints from fellow vintage racers if you use your 93 GT RTS Team for the downhill and your series 3 Breezer for the XC. In fact unless you are flying in, I reccomend you bring at least three vintage bikes. You can sign up for each race seperately and do the XC with the single speeders short track on your vintage Murray, and finish the downhill on your Supermondodeluxe that said, the single speeders are all alcoholics and the downhillers are well.... nevermind. If you want to be cool, do all three stages in the vintage class. For actual riding last year, I changed out my tires (didn't trust my 30+ year old snakebellies) and my pedals (slave to the clipless pedals) when nobody was looking and then changed them back after the rides. And since this is a Keyesville thread, of course it needs pictures (again):





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    Plus the trails are so fun there. I love seeing the pictures again. What a great time. I'll miss screamingbunny tho!

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    This is the year Shawn is going to make it. And CCMdog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    This is the year Shawn is going to make it. And CCMdog.
    Tim, did you register me too Thanks for the encouragement!
    What class does a 89 fit in, can I switch my shifters to friction and go with the mid 80's bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Tim, did you register me too Thanks for the encouragement!
    What class does a 89 fit in, can I switch my shifters to friction and go with the mid 80's bikes?
    You're in the 86+ class with the indexers buddy. The easiest way to gauge what class you're in...is if you have M730/M732/M735 XT you're in the 'newer' class. If you have M700 Deerhead, you're in the older friction class.

    (and not to derail this thread, but in addition to making it to a k'ville, you owe us a vintage group ride right? )
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    As always.

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    2006-
    Raced: 84 Potts
    Show: 91 Mountain Goat WTR Bamboo

    2007-
    Raced: 91 Stumpjumper Epic, 92 GT Psyclone

    2008-
    Raced: 90 Ritchey P-23
    Show: 92 Potts Custom, 92 Slingshot

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    Show: 91/92 Retrotec Dirt Craft Cycle

    2010-
    Raced: 92 Tomac Raleigh
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    Raced: 92 Slingshot
    Show: 95 Potts CCR (for Vince who didn't show)

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    I'll be there with a JTSig
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I'll be there with a JTSig
    The Merlin one I hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The Merlin one I hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    (and not to derail this thread, but in addition to making it to a k'ville, you owe us a vintage group ride right? )
    Shawn organizing a vintage ride=failure. Sorry, I need to leave the vintage rides to you Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Shawn organizing a vintage ride=failure. Sorry, I need to leave the vintage rides to you Eric.
    :|

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    Yeah buddy!
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    I'm also waiting for the annual Retrocowboy appearance.
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    So Eric, you stated you brought a bike to show. Is there an actual event where you show your bike, or is it just to your buddies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    The Keyesville Classic is the longest running MTB stage race in the USA. Just like the good old days, you run Short track, XC, and downhill.
    They need to replace Short Track with an Uphill event to make it like the old days.

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    Exactly.

    Throw in some trials, and a log pull in to really round it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    So Eric, you stated you brought a bike to show. Is there an actual event where you show your bike, or is it just to your buddies?
    In years past, Veloculture, when he lived in SD, would display them. We don't really do that much anymore but frankly, we're a bunch of bike nerds and it's been fun to see everybody's bikes.

    VADER! I love my yearly visit with you. <3 One of the few drinking buddies I have in the forum.

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    I'm in. Just got figure out what to bring

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    I'm in. Just got figure out what to bring
    Yay! I've been meaning to kick you in the pants IRL.

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    Ha... I'll bring my real life flame suit

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    I'm bringing a jar of angry bees
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    Wish we had something like this close by. Looks like a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    They need to replace Short Track with an Uphill event to make it like the old days.
    There was talk of having an uphill race last year or the year before, but I don't think they got enough interest from the racers.
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    Old school DS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    There was talk of having an uphill race last year or the year before, but I don't think they got enough interest from the racers.
    It depends on the uphill. If it's racing up the hill that goes to the start of the downhill, I'd rather watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    There was talk of having an uphill race last year or the year before, but I don't think they got enough interest from the racers.
    haha. It wasn't what I'd call a pleasant or enjoyable event.

    Unless you won, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    So Eric, you stated you brought a bike to show. Is there an actual event where you show your bike, or is it just to your buddies?
    There is no organized event, but in reality you are surrounded by a bunch of vintage bike fiends who will be tearing your build apart in their head making mental notes of where you used Jaguar cable housing instead of the original 6mm housing that your bike came with. People who geek out about how minty fresh your Deerhead rear deraileur is and can tell the difference between a TimberComp and a TeamComp from 100 feet away. People who really appreciate all the work put into your vintage bike project.

    It would be fun to show the bikes for a few hours Saturday afternoon and set up a beauty contest with a few different catagories to be voted on. Say one category for the general population and another as the judges poll that consisted of only people signed up to race vintage. The non vintage people get a kick out of seeing our old bikes, mostly when we are racing the downhill course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    The non vintage people get a kick out of seeing our old bikes, mostly when we are racing the downhill course.
    Riding the Snake Pit (see below) on a fully rigid bike, especially with drop bars, always gets a big cheer. I've never tried to ride it (mostly because I'm lazy and never do any practice runs to figure out the line) but you can hear the cheers from the finish line, even louder if you crash.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    Riding the Snake Pit (see below) on a fully rigid bike, especially with drop bars, always gets a big cheer. I've never tried to ride it
    After seeing the Repack video that's probably the safe choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillet-brazed View Post
    after seeing the repack video that's probably the safe choice.

    lol!
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    Eric, let's see the Steelman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Eric, let's see the Steelman.
    1991 Brent Steelman El Gato - a set on Flickr
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    You know I'll be there! Just don't give me $hit about riding my Otis Softride because I don't have anything new to ride yet!
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    I'm also waiting for the annual Retrocowboy appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    The Keyesville Classic is the longest running MTB stage race in the USA. Just like the good old days, you run Short track, XC, and downhill. If you are doing the stage race they have in the past weighed your bike before every race to confirm no changes were done. That said, We are there to have fun and I don't think you will have too many complaints from fellow vintage racers if you use your 93 GT RTS Team for the downhill and your series 3 Breezer for the XC. In fact unless you are flying in, I reccomend you bring at least three vintage bikes. You can sign up for each race seperately and do the XC with the single speeders short track on your vintage Murray, and finish the downhill on your Supermondodeluxe that said, the single speeders are all alcoholics and the downhillers are well.... nevermind. If you want to be cool, do all three stages in the vintage class. For actual riding last year, I changed out my tires (didn't trust my 30+ year old snakebellies) and my pedals (slave to the clipless pedals) when nobody was looking and then changed them back after the rides. And since this is a Keyesville thread, of course it needs pictures (again):






    YEAH...thats what im talking about..All 3 events...Thanks for all the info and sweet pics.
    I'd prob. have to fly in though, but local (kinda) friends may be able to fix me up with additional rides if needed...although I sure dont have an old bike to compare to some of the ones folks here have, I do have some that can fit the entry criteria.

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    Nice bike, you always end up with the rare bikes. Don't mean to derail, maybe it needs its own thread, it is worthy. Question, whats going on with the head tube junction? Looks like the top tube and down tube flare out, also there is a lot of material, is that all fillet brazing?

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    I got about 3 hours on an Otis beamer back in the early 90's. I had a blast. Nicely crafted bike.
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    You know I'll be there! Just don't give me $hit about riding my Otis Softride because I don't have anything new to ride yet!
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    Didn't you have an orange one at one time?
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    Syklystt. If you show up with a CT there is a good chance you'll be sharing a tent with angry bees.
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