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Flyover - surface advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Smales Aug 31, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi There.....Does anyone know what the ramps on a flyover are surfaced with?Cost is an issue as is mud as the race is likely to be wet & muddy.We are having ramps up and down.Many thanksSteveContinue

The new ride...just hope I can do it justice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Smales Jun 13, 2013. 7 Replies

Here is the firstborn of my two 2013/14 bikes, not far off fully built. Both pretty much identical. This one is Force Equipped and running on FMB Super Muds, it's sibling will be Red/Force on Dugast…Continue

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FS Specialized Crux Carbon 61

Started Jun 7, 2013 0 Replies

Greetings from England Specialized Carbon Crux Pro - 2013 MY - 60cm c-t Full carbon / Full carbon forks. Mechanical or Di2 compatible.Comes complete with unused carbon FACT seat post, headset,…Continue

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Steve Smales replied to Steve Smales's discussion Flyover - surface advice
Aug 31, 2013
David B replied to Steve Smales's discussion Flyover - surface advice
"At cross crusade they looks like used heavy roofing felt or possibly roll roofing. They laid it long ways so you don't go over any seams. They had a 50 ft pavement section prior so most of the mud was off before hitting the flyover. It was…"
Aug 31, 2013
Chad Rector replied to Steve Smales's discussion Flyover - surface advice
"I wonder if something like boat carpet would work? Seems pretty cheap. I imagine there's a cheaper option than below but this was easy to…"
Aug 31, 2013
Giles replied to Steve Smales's discussion Flyover - surface advice
"Steve, If I remember rightly, CityCross at Halifax, UK used scaffold planks covered with green matting (not sure what it was, but was too thick) with chicken wire nailed over the top for grip on the the up-side. Downside was just planks I…"
Aug 31, 2013
Bill Bailey replied to Steve Smales's discussion Flyover - surface advice
"We've got one covered in that crappy green outdoor put-put golf carpet. Haven't seen it with heavy mud, but have ridden it in a rainy race. A little slick. It's got a pretty good dirt layer in the carpet."
Aug 30, 2013
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Flyover - surface advice

Hi There.....Does anyone know what the ramps on a flyover are surfaced with?Cost is an issue as is mud as the race is likely to be wet & muddy.We are having ramps up and down.Many thanksSteveSee More
Aug 30, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Pablo's discussion Newbie here: CX bikes in Europe - Germany. Advise highly appreciated
"Hi Pablo,   I think the first thing to establish is what are you using the bike for. Is it racing CX and nothing else? Or a bit of trail riding and the odd cx race, or bit of road, trail, cx race? Ask ten people and you'll get ten…"
Jun 25, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Nick DiGangi's discussion Using a Cross bike as your Do-It-All bike
"My road bike, never seen dirt!"
Jun 15, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"Yes, 10sp, weighs 17.1lbs ready to go. Suspect the twin bike might just dip under 17 as it's got slightly higher spec. That being said it's pretty academic because a) even summer cros races are a quagmire here and b) It's rider is a…"
Jun 13, 2013
andrew replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"what does it weigh? 10-speeds? nice. "
Jun 13, 2013
John O. replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"You had THAT lying around? I want to be your friend... LOL. Beautiful rig, I am jealous of just one. Can't imagine two!"
Jun 12, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Erik Annis's discussion XL Carbon CX frame?
"Have you seen my Specialized Crux Pro carbon in the for sale section? I suspect it might be bargain of the year for you depending on the exchange rate.   It's listed on eBay.uk   emails me if you're…"
Jun 12, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"Hi Geoff, In all honesty, it's simply a case of using what I had laying around. Would probably spec steel BB if I'd bought new.   Steve"
Jun 12, 2013
Geoffrey Grosenbach replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"Beauty! And a healthy saddle to bar drop. Curious...everything I've read says ceramic bearings chip more easily when run offroad. For example, pro riders on Paris-Roubaix don't ride ceramic. Why did you choose ceramic for a 'cross…"
Jun 11, 2013
Steve Smales replied to Steve Smales's discussion The new ride...just hope I can do it justice
"I could only dream of giving him a run for his money.   In all honesty, the bars need a tiny tweek upwards......"
Jun 11, 2013
Steve Smales updated their profile
Jun 11, 2013

Profile Information

Current Bike Collection:
Scott Addict CX SRAM Red
Scott Addict CX SRAM Force
Specialized Crux Carbon Pro SRAM Red - set up for road
Scott CX Team SRAM Rival - winter hack & training
TREK TTX 6.9 TT bike
Favorite Race:
Ryan Trebon
Dream Bike:
I own them
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
Best bits of road racing, Best bits of timetrial without negative tactics and obsession with science...
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
7yrs
Racing category:
veteran

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