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ew Crockett and Boone = old XO2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Humble Frameworks Jan 8, 2014. 5 Replies

I had heard 2nd hand that when Katie Compton had signed with Trek, she was not happy at all with the Cronus and had the Trek guys scrambling through warehouse for old XO frames which got repainted in…Continue

Tags: Crockett, Boone, Cronus, XO2, Trek

Price Drop FS: 58cm Fuji Cross 1.0 Frame/Fork NEW

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.D. Kimple Nov 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Have you started racing, realized that you are doing pretty good and are ready to upgrade your bike? New to 'cross and looking for a decent ride?  Maybe you just need a solid rig for gravel…Continue

Tags: cross, CX, cyclocross, race, Cross

Vredestein Campos?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Mayhew Oct 2, 2013. 1 Reply

I recall having a set of these about 6 years ago and liking them. Looking into digging up some NOS of these and am wondering if it's worth it. Am I just remembering them fondly because the time has…Continue

Aluminum frames - failure modes? Life expectancy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Mayhew Sep 23, 2013. 1 Reply

Recently I found I had cracked my 3-year old Aluminum frame CX bike. Pretty bad. Both the down tube and seat tube, just above the bottom bracket. Shit happens, I know. Damn glad it wasn't carbon, but…Continue

Tags: aluminum, failure, frame

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J.D. Kimple replied to Timmy R's discussion Clincher Rec's?
"Great advice, Kris. While I shied away from latex initially, your observations are spot on. Currently running that set up (with a bit of sealant) in a PDX front/ Slant Six rear combo and can lower the pressure to where I can really rail corners.…"
Sep 30, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Timmy R's discussion Clincher Rec's?
"Latex tube recommendation was right on. Also, you can remove the valve core and add about an ounce or two of sealant (such as Stan's, CaffeLatex, etc.) This way you could pinch the tube and still keep riding, but if the pinch is a bigger tear…"
Sep 29, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to DaveB's discussion Duro Ellie May CX Tires - Any good?
"I think they are a great gravel grinder tire, work decently on dry CX races (better side knobs that Grifo XS for sure). Used on pavement they roll pretty smoothly as well. Quality isn't bad, about what the price point commands. "
Sep 29, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to András Tóth's discussion TRP CX 8.4 repair kit / alternative
"Sell them to me. I'll give you beer."
Sep 29, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Jeffrey Davis's discussion Best tubeless tire for a 210lb clydesdale
"I've gone the lazy way out this year after fighting to set up another set tubeless. I just got latex tubes which have a removeable core. Squirt in an ounce or so of sealant, put the core back in. Good to go. Yes, heavier than tubeless because I…"
Sep 11, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Sean Curran's discussion WTB: ~54 CM cheap CX frame
"If Sean isnt interested, I would be to build one up for my bride  "
Apr 13, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Dave Flanary's discussion Tubeless CX tires (now that Hutchinson is out)
"Cool. Have a set of Happy Mediums in 40 and thinking of setting them up tubeless for year-round use."
Feb 5, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Dave Flanary's discussion Tubeless CX tires (now that Hutchinson is out)
"Yes it did. Not sure which XLC rimstrip it was, just the translucent green one. Again, still needed the compressor to seal up whereas the Velocity 7s I could use a hand pump just fine."
Feb 5, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to John Proppe's discussion 57cm Primus Mootry Kluisberg-X frame set - $650
"John,  Really interested, but it depends on what I can do with my XO2 frame set. And that BB30 bit, all my current stuff is external bearing. But I can get some adapters I think."
Jan 13, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to CCF's discussion Road disc wheelset or wide road tires?
"Clement Strada LGG in a 28. That should do it."
Jan 13, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Sean Taylor's discussion 1x10set up tubeless wheels
"I say go with a mix of tires, Like a Kenda Kommando or Sland 6 in back and a Panaracer Crossblaster or Clement PDX up front. This will tackle most of the loose, dry conditions pretty handily. Vee Rubber's X-C-X should take care of most…"
Jan 13, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Adam_Mac's discussion Discs at Nationals
"The wheel situation is the deal killer for me, too. Last several years I've bought four decent wheelsets, thought I was set. Now I need to ditch them all and buy four more expensive wheelsets? Sorry, not with my wallet. Will probably get into…"
Jan 13, 2014
Humble Frameworks replied to J.D. Kimple's discussion ew Crockett and Boone = old XO2?
"Trek has an in-house fabrication shop and a few full-time framebuilders/machinists/fab guys on staff.  They might've used old-stock tubing drawn for past models to build the prototype crocketts that KFC was riding last year, but it would…"
Jan 8, 2014
Kris Fleming replied to J.D. Kimple's discussion ew Crockett and Boone = old XO2?
"Crockett has more relaxed head angle, longer chainstays, taller headtube, longer wheelbase, etc.  Based on comparing the 50 to the 50."
Jan 8, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to Dave Flanary's discussion Tubeless CX tires (now that Hutchinson is out)
"I have a set of Happy Mediums but not 32 (too narrow for my taste) and not tubeless, although I have had great success with other Kenda tires tubeless. Like them better than Grifo XS - if you have any off -camber, the XS isn't the best. And can…"
Jan 7, 2014
J.D. Kimple replied to J.D. Kimple's discussion ew Crockett and Boone = old XO2?
"Pretty similar to my 2008  XO2... what's old is new again..."
Jan 7, 2014

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About Me:
Field Service monkey (ok, officially it's "engineer" but...), reads, drinks coffee, finds a good beer, and uh, yeah, there's that whole bike-riding problem I have
Current Bike Collection:
A bunch, but I'm not advertising until someone kicks in some bucks for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Favorite Race:
The last one. The next one. But gotta move the light to Cap City Cross - them there guys is the best
Dream Bike:
Made of Helium
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
You don't know how alive you are until you're almost dead
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
Since December '09. Not long.
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Shoot out at the Not-So-OK Corral! OR; Fun, Frivolity, Frothy beverages and Falling down

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Last week we posted the challenge for Halloween -- make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project and you get to vote on what costume I wear to race my bike in. The grand winner is . . . the 187s! Chief 187 picked me to dress up as a old-west Marshall, perhaps Wyatt Earp. Well, you asked for it:…


Grog talks about bicycle racing

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Grog is my inner caveman. Or alternate personality. Or part of my sadly delusional failing mind. Take your pick. But now that we are back in town, I thought it best to let Grog talk:

Grog like bicycles. He go lots of places on bikes. Grog sometimes go for faraway rides. Grog sometimes ride in circles. Grog gets grumpy if Grog no ride for several days. Grog not know why. Just is.

Grog likes racing cyclocross. Grog think it a good excuse to play in dirt like he 7 years old… Continue

Answering some questions about why RACE to RAISE MONEY for WWP

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

I've been getting several questions about what it is we are doing, so I am hoping to answer them here.

the short answer is that we are RACING cyclocross in order to help raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, in memory of our son LCpl James Kimple. James was killed in action on his secound tour or Iraq on 2-May02008.

The long and protracted answers are:…


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