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    Recent SS race pics

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    Me doing the one-legged finishing kick'



    I was not the only one...



    Tim Jones winning the expert SS

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    Did you both break pedals?
    Tim on the two circles, woohoo!
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    Hee hee, that must be hard for the ass on a ss!

    In the same vein if I may, me having some, er ... gear problems


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32seventeen
    Did you both break pedals?
    Tim on the two circles, woohoo!
    No damage. We both just had the spindle thread out of the crank. I hate not having 15 mm flats on spindles! and 8mm Allen makes little sense. 6 mm is much easier to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvain
    Hee hee, that must be hard for the ass on a ss!
    What is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    No damage. We both just had the spindle thread out of the crank. I hate not having 15 mm flats on spindles! and 8mm Allen makes little sense. 6 mm is much easier to deal with.
    Sounds like user error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
    Sounds like user error.
    For not checking them, yes. Design error to use a size that can not be tightened on the trail with their own multi-tool (the 8mm bit is too short).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    For not checking them, yes. Design error to use a size that can not be tightened on the trail with their own multi-tool (the 8mm bit is too short).

    Hrmm - deep pedal threads on the Profiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I hate not having 15 mm flats on spindles!
    If I remember you ride eggs. I wrote CB a nastygram when I got my new pedals only to discover no flats. Still ticks me off. So I'm with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    What is?
    Pedalling one-footed. What with the high-frequency spinning and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
    Hrmm - deep pedal threads on the Profiles?
    The 8 mm wrench on the CB multi-tool is too short to mount the pedal on a "normal" crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    If I remember you ride eggs. I wrote CB a nastygram when I got my new pedals only to discover no flats. Still ticks me off. So I'm with you.
    Yup. Silly way to save a couple of grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvain
    Pedalling one-footed. What with the high-frequency spinning and all that.
    I mostly coasted. On the flats it was more kicking than spinning. More often pushing if it was not downhill.
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    Thanx for the pic Shiggy

    That was a tough day for a lot of us...
    Rain at the start, 2 flats (1tube) forgot my tools, overdressed...I road and ran road and ran.
    But what a fun course and a great sponsor ( WebCyclery)
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    Its interesting that you've got a picture of someone winning the Expert SS class. That implies that there's a Sport, and maybe even a beginner SS class. Around here, if they even have an SS class they just toss everyone in it. I imagine its like that most other places as well.

    Or did he win the expert class on an SS?
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    Oregon (OBRA) is SS friendly

    I'm not shure about every XC race in Oregon, but the three I have entered this year all had a SS category for beg., sport and expert.
    Tim won expert SS on his two circles SS, again...
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    Unreal. I saw another SS on the trail tonight. That fills my quota for the year I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The 8 mm wrench on the CB multi-tool is too short to mount the pedal on a "normal" crank.
    After reading your post I decided to compare my CB-17 and Topeak Mini 18. On my Dura Ace pedals the Topeak worked just fine, but for some reason the CB just wouldn't go in. Maybe the CB is just a little too proud, or the edges aren't chamfered enough, but either way it doesn't work. So, as far as I can tell the 8mm allen on the CB is about totally useless for pedals, either because it's too beefy or too short in the case of Crank Bros. own pedals.

    I'm glad I use the Candys that are compatible with a 6mm wrench, but I still have to worry about the pedal body coming off of the axle once a year .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfurby
    After reading your post I decided to compare my CB-17 and Topeak Mini 18. On my Dura Ace pedals the Topeak worked just fine, but for some reason the CB just wouldn't go in. Maybe the CB is just a little too proud, or the edges aren't chamfered enough, but either way it doesn't work. So, as far as I can tell the 8mm allen on the CB is about totally useless for pedals, either because it's too beefy or too short in the case of Crank Bros. own pedals.
    I just tried my CB17 with a Quattro pedal attached to a RF Turbine crankarm... the fit is snug but I was able to unscrew my pedal about 75% of the way before it was too far in... I was able to turn the spindle the rest of the way with my fingers.



    I'm glad I use the Candys that are compatible with a 6mm wrench, but I still have to worry about the pedal body coming off of the axle once a year .
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Unreal. I saw another SS on the trail tonight. That fills my quota for the year I think.
    depending on the race SERC sometimes has a ss category. but they just toss all ss's together. no beg, int, expert, male/female separation.

    no ss category for next weekend at tsali though.

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    great post, shig!

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    depending on the race SERC sometimes has a ss category. but they just toss all ss's together. no beg, int, expert, male/female separation.

    no ss category for next weekend at tsali though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    depending on the race SERC sometimes has a ss category. but they just toss all ss's together. no beg, int, expert, male/female separation.

    no ss category for next weekend at tsali though.

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    don't need no ss category

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    i am planning on being at Tsali too!

    OGG
    6 or 12 hrs?

    i'm being a sissy and doing the 6. will have the pink surly with me but will probably race on my gearie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    don't need no ss category
    pffth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Its interesting that you've got a picture of someone winning the Expert SS class. That implies that there's a Sport, and maybe even a beginner SS class. Around here, if they even have an SS class they just toss everyone in it. I imagine its like that most other places as well.

    Or did he win the expert class on an SS?
    I'd like a beginner class for SS in the Mid-Atlantic region. That way I can finish middle of the pack!
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    I'd like a beginner class for SS in the Mid-Atlantic region. That way I can finish middle of the pack!
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    We won our category (Duo women's) in the 18 Hours of Fruita on singlespeeds. There was no beginner or ss or any of that. Of course, we were also last and middle of the pack, seeing as we were the only duo women's team!

    I think you need to ride the Surly. 6 hours isn't that long. Besides, everybody's doing it (more peer preSSure).

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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    We won our category (Duo women's) in the 18 Hours of Fruita on singlespeeds. There was no beginner or ss or any of that. Of course, we were also last and middle of the pack, seeing as we were the only duo women's team!

    I think you need to ride the Surly. 6 hours isn't that long. Besides, everybody's doing it (more peer preSSure).
    arrrrgh! the preSSure!!

    we'll see. if i've got the legs i might try a lap or two on the pink lady. maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    arrrrgh! the preSSure!!

    we'll see. if i've got the legs i might try a lap or two on the pink lady. maybe.

    rt - might cave in to the preSSure

    what the hell do you need gears for at Tsali???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinsNeedles
    I'm not shure about every XC race in Oregon, but the three I have entered this year all had a SS category for beg., sport and expert.
    Tim won expert SS on his two circles SS, again...
    Expert and Sport SS. No beginner class.
    I enter in my Sport age group.
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    East Tennessee will be there (no kidding, there's like 30 of us coming) and at least 4 of us on bikes that don't sshift. Tsali is tailor-made for the 1x1 bikes. To be honesst, I have never ridden Tsali on a geared bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    Tsali is tailor-made for the 1x1 bikes.
    There you go, girl. I think the pink lady is the steed for the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    There you go, girl. I think the pink lady is the steed for the race.
    Is someone going to tell her about the between-lap beer requirement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Is someone going to tell her about the between-lap beer requirement?
    by her own admission, she's a lightweight. beer per lap? by the second beer, she'd be done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    by her own admission, she's a lightweight.
    I know. I thought that would make it more interesting.

    Seriously rt, its not like this is a SERC race. Its not going to count, and you're not going to find a better SS course out there. Just do it. For fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    by her own admission, she's a lightweight. beer per lap? by the second beer, she'd be done..
    make her drink milk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32seventeen
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    C'mon, everybody with me

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    Tsali...

    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    i am planning on being at Tsali too!

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    I'd love to meet up with some Southeastern riders. Tsali will be my first mtb. bike event to ever attend. No SSing for the race but hopefully I'll be able to ride on Sunday. CK
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