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Help! How to make Wout's green michelin mudd tires?

Started May 25 0 Replies

Step 1: win ebay auction for old (green) Michelin mud clincher - complete ($22!)Step 2: remove old worn out tread from FMB casing - completeStep 3: purchase barge cement - complete.I would appreciate…Continue

Front Shifting for 36-46 sram 10 speed? Anybody figure out how to make it NOT suck?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Davis Sep 4, 2015. 1 Reply

I've got 2010 sram red shifters and 36-46 chainrings, k-edge XL inside spotter, braze on der.  This is my only biek so single is not an option.Any suggestions for a FD that will actually work?  The…Continue

Advice: Power Meter of MTB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BSUdude Mar 5, 2014. 4 Replies

So I've got a truly first-world dilemma:   Would off season $ be better spent on a used HT 29er or a power meter?  I don't have (or want) a road bike, the cross bike with slicks is just fine for my…Continue

Clement LAS v. Small Block 8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt James Nov 10, 2010. 6 Replies

Would appreciate reviews from either (or ideally both) of these tires.  Looking for a fairly durable training clincher for race-like efforts on hard packed courses and dirt road rides.  I've been…Continue

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Mike posted a discussion

Help! How to make Wout's green michelin mudd tires?

Step 1: win ebay auction for old (green) Michelin mud clincher - complete ($22!)Step 2: remove old worn out tread from FMB casing - completeStep 3: purchase barge cement - complete.I would appreciate advice for the next steps to complete the process.  Sorry if this information is already posted, I can't seem to track it down.To complete would be to mount the clincher with a tube and place on a trainer - fit a skinning knife (with a hook that won't pop the tube) and slowly rotate the tire and…See More
May 25
Dan Davis replied to Mike's discussion Front Shifting for 36-46 sram 10 speed? Anybody figure out how to make it NOT suck?
"wow Mike i run the same set up but with Force shifters and it works fine? what is it not doing that you think it should? Dan..."
Sep 4, 2015
Mike posted a discussion

Front Shifting for 36-46 sram 10 speed? Anybody figure out how to make it NOT suck?

I've got 2010 sram red shifters and 36-46 chainrings, k-edge XL inside spotter, braze on der.  This is my only biek so single is not an option.Any suggestions for a FD that will actually work?  The yaw 11 speed is OK, but finicky.  I'm open to shimano or sram.  Any ideas?  See More
Aug 24, 2015
BSUdude replied to Mike's discussion Advice: Power Meter of MTB?
"I think most people will tell you a PM is the best investment for making real physical performance gains in training.  That being said, in order to get the benefit from a PM, you need to be able to make a training schedule, interpret the data,…"
Mar 5, 2014
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Advice: Power Meter of MTB?
"I'm pretty balanced, although last year handling was probably better than fitness, but that is a result in low fitness, not great handling. I would not change the type of training, but be able to do more specific sessions. For example sweet…"
Mar 1, 2014
Chris Mayhew replied to Mike's discussion Advice: Power Meter of MTB?
"What's your limiter in cross, fitness or handling? If you got a powermeter would you change the way you ride based on the data?"
Feb 28, 2014
Chris S replied to Mike's discussion Advice: Power Meter of MTB?
"For me a hard tail mountain bike is just too similar to my cx bike. I know thats a stretch, but I tackle some mildly technical trails on the cx bike. If (when?) I pick up a mountain bike I think full suspension will provide enough of a differential…"
Feb 28, 2014
Mike posted a discussion

Advice: Power Meter of MTB?

So I've got a truly first-world dilemma:   Would off season $ be better spent on a used HT 29er or a power meter?  I don't have (or want) a road bike, the cross bike with slicks is just fine for my needs.   So in the grand scheme of things, would a ~$1K purchase go further with a crank-based (like P2m or stages) PM or mid-level used MTB?  We have great roads and MTB trails.See More
Feb 28, 2014
Mike replied to Marc J's discussion Recommend me Tubeless vs. Tubulars for next year
"If you want a bombproof setup that will be for dedicated racing, the major tom/ultegra wheels with clement pdx and sealant is going to be impossible to beat for $500. Clement has really changed the tubular game, you get traction approaching the…"
Jan 26, 2014
Mike replied to Adam_Mac's discussion Discs at Nationals
"I can tell you that when JPOWs went by us yesterday, he was running cantis. Did not seem to stop his complete domination, nor did the cantis prevent Compton from doing the same. "
Jan 13, 2014
Mike replied to Kris Fleming's discussion Latex tubes
"yes this works, been doing the same thing with the michelin green tubes for years.  remember co2 dons not work with latex!"
Sep 6, 2013
Matt James replied to Mike's discussion Clement LAS v. Small Block 8
"I have ridden both and the Small Block 8 is far more durable, but I would say the LAS is a huge step up in performance. They corner infinitely better than the small block and the softer compound has more grip. They do wear fast, at least if you plan…"
Nov 10, 2010
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Oct 15, 2010
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Clement LAS v. Small Block 8
"I used the black version of the jets. A couple of really fast guys out here run them tubeless and swear by them, but they wear out fast. Got a set in my basement that are totally smooth on the center section. If I'm going to spend the time…"
Sep 22, 2010
Ohio Farmer replied to Mike's discussion Clement LAS v. Small Block 8
"I have a set of Kenda Small Blocks on my cross bike for training. Got them mid summer last year, they are still holding up great. I trained on the road and off road on them last year for quite a few miles. Last month I did a 50 mile…"
Sep 22, 2010
Joseph Davis replied to Mike's discussion Clement LAS v. Small Block 8
"I use the small block 8 for commuting(2mile gravel road) & for summer singletrack rides great for road & training. I do not recommend them for grass, mud, or any other foul conditions. However, I do recommend them for training &…"
Sep 21, 2010

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Hometown:
Arvada
About Me:
Love everyting about cyclocross.
Current Bike Collection:
Ridley X-Fire
Favorite Race:
Brektobercross
Dream Bike:
Ridley X-Fire
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
The feeling that you own the course and the pain.
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
3 years
Racing category:
weekend warrior

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