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Stem Length On a Cross Bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Surly Bastard Aug 2, 2009. 6 Replies

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Surly Bastard commented on Gary Olson's group Michigander Cross
"I love hydraulic discs on my mountain bike for control in tight spots and downhills, so don't think I hate discs, but I've heard of the problem you referenced (Paul) of that thin pad disappearing in certain conditions. That certainly was…"
Apr 30, 2013
Surly Bastard commented on Gary Olson's group Michigander Cross
"Nothing against belt drives - and yeah Gunnar and Quiring are sweet bikes. They could prove to profit from this squeeze play."
Apr 29, 2013
Surly Bastard commented on Gary Olson's group Michigander Cross
"Is it just me or is anyone else tired of the non-stop cross-disc-brake marketing? I feel like I'm having that crap crammed down my throat on a daily basis - and those sharp rotors are giving me a sore throat. It even looks like nobody will even…"
Apr 29, 2013
Surly Bastard commented on Eric Nelson's group Single Speed
"Raleigh made a carbon fiber SS frame with horz drops. Don't know if it's still available. Pretty sweet rig though ..."
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Surly Bastard commented on Gary Olson's group Michigander Cross
"Stomach of Anger/Swamp Thing II this weekend? I haven't heard a peep. Somebody asked me today about updates because they couldn't find any."
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"So what's up with Stomach of Anger/Swamp Thing this weekend? Is it on or what? It's pretty quiet, or I've somehow gotten disconnected."
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"Naplam? Victory? New Belgium Fat Tire Beer farts? Tell us oh wonderous Oz, what is it that we're smelling?"
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
About Me:
Old, geezer-like, bad attitude, usually pack in a full season of RR, crits, and of course CX.
Current Bike Collection:
Cross: Redline Team, Redline Pro, Kona Jake: Campy 10 speed mix Centaur, Chorus & Record, Challenge Grifos, Record/Escape and Michy Mud 2s Rolf wheels, Crank Bros pedals, Ritchey stems and bars, 4ZA & Paul brakes, Thompson posts.

Road: Felt Carbon F3 with Record and Rolf Wheels. Felt TT.
Favorite Race:
USPG Derby Cup in Lousiville, Double-Cross UCI Clarkston, Michigan, Tailwind's Ann Arbor and complete race series, the Chicago Cup in Jackson Park and Montrose Harbor and of course the Grand Prix of Ithaca!!!!
Dream Bike:
Gave up on the Ridley thinking about high end Specialized but I love my Redlines ...
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
You get exactly what your pay for. The sprint is out of the way early. Racing for beer. The people you race with ...
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
5 years
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At 12:59am on November 25, 2009, Rich said…
Any reason you never purchased the cassette? I now have a new policy that custom cassettes (or anything) will have to be ordered and paid up front.
At 4:41am on August 20, 2009, powenb said…
Hi there,
Hope you don't mind me messaging you.
I saw a post you made about running Michelin Mud and Jet tires.
I am thinking of doing the same this year.
Which direction do you run both the Jet and Mud on the rear?
It says to run them backwards. Is this what you do?
What conditions did you run the Mud front and Jet rear?
Many thanks
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