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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
    Save the Date: March 22, 23, 2014
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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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?
    TIA.
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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.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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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):





    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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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.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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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

    2009-
    Raced: 85 Otis Guy Custom
    Show: 91/92 Retrotec Dirt Craft Cycle

    2010-
    Raced: 92 Tomac Raleigh
    Show: 86 Potts Custom, 95 Potts CCR

    2011-
    Raced: 92 Slingshot
    Show: 95 Potts CCR (for Vince who didn't show)

    2012-
    Raced: 95 Potts CCR
    Show: 90 Ritchey P-23 Team

    2013-
    Raced: 90 Klein Attitude
    Show: 90/91 Yeti C-26

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    Race: Several options looking good so far. 91 Steelman El Gato, 87 American Breezer, maybe the Retrotec or 91 Salsa Ala Carte if I can get both up and running again soon.
    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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    I'm in.
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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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    I'm in.
    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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