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    [video] Cyclocam!

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    Took my Serotta cyclocross bike out today for a spin and captured some bulletcam footage while I was at it. I <a href="https://www.singlespeed.net/main/forum.mv?forum=103&module=view&viewid=36&mode=all& row=0">ride the piss out of this bike</a> and it just amazes me by coming back for more!

    Here's my bulletcam footage (it's 125MB). The bulletcam was mounted right above the front tire via a mount I made and the recorder is in the pack hanging below the top tube.<br>
    https://www.fooriders.com/images/rides/061006/cxcam.wmv
    <small><i>(for those of you who also ride gears, I also recently <a href="https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=198743">shot some footage on my Turner</a>)</i></small>

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    Magic footage Termie!

    I think that’s half the appeal of a “monster cross” style bike in my eyes. Giving it up to the guys that should know better!

    Bit of a natural progression too, going from gears to single speed, ditching the fork, now I’m keen for something new.

    Nice work.

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    cute socks.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Thanks Term , that was inspiring .Can't wait to get the cross check !

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    You're friggin' nuts , but in the good way .
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    Don't those guys feel lame when you ride that bike with them? That's some pretty bumpy stuff you're riding. I think I'd be too chicken to have that few spokes holding me up...

    Also, what are those things on the seatstays?

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    It's all CGI!

    You can not do technical riding rigid with skinny tires, cantilever brakes or drop bars.
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    Way cool.

    You are sick man! That trail looks a bit tore up in some spots.
    Where was this video taken? Looks awesome.

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    I'm curious

    At each regroup, the other bikes gain distance ahead pretty quickly. Is that the difference in speed of the rigid fork or the narrow tires, or both. (From a new SS rigid rider that has not had time to hit the technical singletrack yet, just some fire roads and rolling smooth double track.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Don't those guys feel lame when you ride that bike with them?
    Naw man... I think at the end of the day we're all just feeling pretty stoked to have gotten another day in of fun riding and nobody's hurt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    That's some pretty bumpy stuff you're riding. I think I'd be too chicken to have that few spokes holding me up...
    I've built up a level of comfort with the wheels... actually with everything on the bike except for the fork which recently replaced my Morati fork. The Morati was great but I like the tapered design of these forks better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Also, what are those things on the seatstays?
    Those are elastomers and stainless steel bands that act as dampening to control the flex of the seat stays. The rear end flexes maybe a half inch or so under normal use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E !
    You are sick man! That trail looks a bit tore up in some spots.
    Where was this video taken? Looks awesome.
    The trail is a lot rougher than the video leads you to believe. We're riding in the heart of The OC, where all <i>the beautiful people</i> with spoiled kids live. I stopped at the gas station after the ride and this was what I saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    At each regroup, the other bikes gain distance ahead pretty quickly. Is that the difference in speed of the rigid fork or the narrow tires, or both. (From a new SS rigid rider that has not had time to hit the technical singletrack yet, just some fire roads and rolling smooth double track.)
    Hey there slocaus... A variety of different factors are contributing to the speed difference:

    - LOTS of chatter bumps (favoring suspension) that aren't obvious in the video.
    - There are some pedally sections that I'm undergeared for.
    - Trail is steep at times (also not obvious in video) and I have to keep my speed in check as it takes much longer to slow down with the skinny tires.
    - The other guys are running 6 to 7 inches of travel and are wearing armor.

    I'd say the main thing that affects my speed is the skinny tires. I've got a 32c in the back with a 42c up front and I'm just not smooth enough to "flow" the bike over that type of trail. Also, not being able to slow down fast (small tire contact patch) doesn' allow you to go as fast. I'm sure I'd be a lot faster with my rigid cruiser and 2.5 tires.

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    bulletcam info please.

    Hey, sweet serotta, i've never seen rear sus. like that, very cool looking. I've been looking into doing video and i'm researching all the different types of cameras, and your setup looks pretty low profile. I'd appreciate any info or links to your setup. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcd
    Hey, sweet serotta, i've never seen rear sus. like that, very cool looking. I've been looking into doing video and i'm researching all the different types of cameras, and your setup looks pretty low profile. I'd appreciate any info or links to your setup. thanks.
    The setup I'm using is really compact if that's what you're looking for. I think the output is acceptable and usability is very good as the recorder can run "solid state" by recording to memory cards as well as record to a slim 20gig piggyback hard drive.

    The bulletcam is the 580-line model from Chasecam, and it's mounted on my bike by a homemade contraption:

    <a href="https://www.chasecam.com/bulletcam.htm">https://www.chasecam.com/bulletcam.htm<br><img src="https://www.fooriders.com/images/rides/061006/IMG_9256.JPG"></a>

    and the recorder I'm using is this iPod looking unit:

    <a href="https://www.chasecam.com/store/customer/product.php?productid=16220&cat=254&page=1">https://www.chasecam.com/store/customer/product.php?productid=16220&cat=254&page=1<br><img src="https://www.fooriders.com/images/misc/recorder.jpg"></a>

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    nice, but I think you have broken forum law by posting 3x back to back ^^ better get on your bike and run.

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    “Forum Law”, that’s a new one!


    I think the output is acceptable and usability is very good as the recorder can run "solid state" by recording to memory cards as well as record to a slim 20gig piggyback hard drive.

    Yeah solid state is the way to go. I don’t care how robust manufacturers claim their micro drivers to be, I’d still much rather record to CF or similar memory.

    Dave.

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