Three of those bikes always make it out to race day. I haven't raced cross on the Humber for a few years. If you watch some Blinkey junkyard 'cross videos and see a guy in a tweed suit on an English 3speed, you'll know who I am!
Holy Crap! I just received issue 10 in the mail today are you freaking kidding me? It is AWESOME! The new layout is absolutely wonderful and I noticed that there are more ads BUT they are pertinent to Cyclocross… bravo. See you at Starcrossed!
No sweat. I have a stock redline cro-mo (or whatever alloy) fork. I just set it up with a steer tube cable stop high straddle cable and way toed in pads. This worked fine when dry but wet weather is a different story my next thing I going to try per the issue 8 article is shorter road style pads. But I'm in no big rush I'm waiting for the shorty ultimate’s, then I'll really worry about set up. Hey! also the tubular wheel test/buyers guide in 8 was well put together , not just specs, but real world insight. I would have never known that $220 could get me a complete wheelset! Thanks again...
Andrew, fork chatter article was well done and timely! I was on that forum thread with the person who was putting motor oil on their rims! One lingering question I had was about rider weight. I would assume that the heavier the rider the worse the chatter, what are your thoughts? Thanks and I can’t say enough how awesome the site, forum and especially the print mag is.
I think I am leaving this message to the right person. Have you CXmag folks ever thought of getting a rep in with the Spokesmen podcast? Just a suggestion. Or atleast maybe get an interview in with the Fredcast and spread the love.
Wyoming was fantastic. Had a really great time, it is a whole different world overthere! Went Mtb'ing a few times and fished A LOT! My Nephew landed a 26 inch german brown trout!!! Biggest freshwater fish he had ever caught.
Good luck in seattle this weekend...I however will be out of town, kind of a bummer because this is only one of a few times that I'm missing Starcrossed...URG!!! I'll be rooting for you and Jonathan Page!!!! HUP HUP HUP!!!
In answer to your question: "When someone flats do they have to pay, and what is your cheapest rental for CX wheels?"
1) You do not have to pay for flats IF you get crash insurance. Crash insurance covers everything "race related". Also, instead of valve extenders, we actually set up all 'cross wheels with core extenders. This prevents valves from banging around and bleeding air which we found happens a lot with valve extenders. Once core extenders were converted to all our wheels, we never had a bleed problem again.
2) Our cheapest race wheel rental for 2009-2010 is $50 credit/$40 cash for the Echappe Classics, HED Bastognes and HED Ardennes. The Ardennes will be tubeless this season, as will a set or two of DuraAce 24mm wheels.
For Standard Rentals, carbon tubulars are $75-$125. Depends really on MSRP of the product.
For the best deal, get a Day Pass. This is a program we experimented with during the 2008-09 cross season and it went over very well. We have been selling a number of them for the road riders currently and expect the 'cross riders to make use of this feature as well.