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Old 05-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #14251
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I haven't found that to work too well in the past, particularly on my FS bike: As the rear suspension compresses it generates slack that lets the chain skip or fall down to smaller cogs -- at which point there's that much more slack. Also, the chain was nearly new, and I didn't want to cut it down any further and leave it too short for normal use.

I suppose if I was in dire straights I'd try running a small-small SS combo. Between being totally cross-chained and putting lots of pressure on very few teeth, I figure it'd be pretty hard on various parts. In this case, a couple of miles from the car, I chose to kick.

If I was doing a seriously remote ride, I'd consider carrying a spare hanger and a spring-loaded chain tensioner in my toolkit, so I could do a more reliable SS setup if needed.
I used to do longer rides in more remote area, I used to carry all types of spare parts. I actually carried a spare derailuer and hanger. Now on most of my rides I am no more than a couple miles from a road or the car.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:10 AM   #14252
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I used to do longer rides in more remote area, I used to carry all types of spare parts. I actually carried a spare derailuer and hanger. Now on most of my rides I am no more than a couple miles from a road or the car.
Yeah, I've got another bike that uses the same hanger and a compatible derailleur. I think I'm going to strip those off of that bike and take them along as spares during my trip. Dunno if I'll actually pack them on any rides, but especially with the hanger I don't want to be at the mercy of whatever the local shops have in stock if something breaks.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:07 PM   #14253
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No disc brakes. At least put mounts on the frame for those of us that don't race and want to be able to ride in bad weather and stop.
from the F.A.Q on S'Cruz Bikes' site...
Q: Are there disc brake mounts on the Stigmata? How about fender mounts?
A: Nope, none of the above. It’s a race bike. Use some cantilevers…
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #14254
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from the F.A.Q on S'Cruz Bikes' site...
Q: Are there disc brake mounts on the Stigmata? How about fender mounts?
A: Nope, none of the above. It’s a race bike. Use some cantilevers…
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #14255
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being somewhat more serious.... discs require much stronger forks and seat stays as they apply all your braking torque to the tips rather than the full length of the fork. also, discs are considerably heavier overall than a set of cantis, you need heavier spokes, heavier hubs, the discs themselves, and the calibers, vs a set of cantis that weigh maybe 1 oz ?
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #14256
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being somewhat more serious.... discs require much stronger forks and seat stays as they apply all your braking torque to the tips rather than the full length of the fork. also, discs are considerably heavier overall than a set of cantis, you need heavier spokes, heavier hubs, the discs themselves, and the calibers, vs a set of cantis that weigh maybe 1 oz ?
Yea, you are right, you need to build the bike for them. Teh rims can be built lighter though, and that is where the weight counts the most.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #14257
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If I was doing a seriously remote ride, I'd consider carrying a spare hanger and a spring-loaded chain tensioner in my toolkit, so I could do a more reliable SS setup if needed.
Your little adventure reminds of me of what happened on last week's thursday night ride... One of the guys completely taco'ed a Mavic Crossmax, I'm talking full-on fold in half. Any sensible person would have started walking. Not this guy, a real bruiser (motocross background). He stomped on the wheel a few times until it would go through the fork (thank goodness for discs) and rode it back over a mile of fairly technical trail, complete with fatigue fractures in the rim, and, of course, a completely flat tire. I was abso-freakin-lutely amazing the rim didn't just break into pieces on the way back... I should take a photo and post it up here.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #14258
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being somewhat more serious.... discs require much stronger forks and seat stays as they apply all your braking torque to the tips rather than the full length of the fork. also, discs are considerably heavier overall than a set of cantis, you need heavier spokes, heavier hubs, the discs themselves, and the calibers, vs a set of cantis that weigh maybe 1 oz ?
Good points. My Norco cross bike has disc caliper bosses on the seat stay already. I've been thinking of adding a Salsa La Cruz fork (existing fork is canti only) and some of the roadie BB5s. I'd have the LBS relace my wheels with disc hubs. It's gonna be nice to be able to stop in the rain!
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #14259
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I haven't found that to work too well in the past, particularly on my FS bike
Aah gotcha. I ride a HT, so a shortened chain is no big deal.

AFA shortened chains: as long as they're not Shimano, you can break em and put em back together in lotsa ways. DAMHIK Oh, and as long as they're not 10/11sp too!

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #14260
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some pics from today's Tour of California, where yours truly was a volunteer course marshall, stationed about midway up the big climb in Bonny Doon.

Levi leads the 3 man charge up Bonny Doon. at this point, 4th place is like 2 minutes seconds behind them.

(levi came in 3rd, and is +0:06 overall)

tons more pix here...
http://picasaweb.google.com/jhn.pier...12097881105458
(slide show mode... hit esc to see the thumbnails)
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:21 AM   #14261
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Good points. My Norco cross bike has disc caliper bosses on the seat stay already. I've been thinking of adding a Salsa La Cruz fork (existing fork is canti only) and some of the roadie BB5s. I'd have the LBS relace my wheels with disc hubs. It's gonna be nice to be able to stop in the rain!
Skip the bb5's, they use a really small brake pad and are harder to adjust than the bb7's. What sucks is the selection of 130mm disc hubs are very limited. My stock hub died and I am now running a 135mm bontrager race lite 29er wheel in the rear.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:46 AM   #14262
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some pics from today's Tour of California, where yours truly was a volunteer course marshall, stationed about midway up the big climb in Bonny Doon.

Levi leads the 3 man charge up Bonny Doon. at this point, 4th place is like 2 minutes seconds behind them.

(levi came in 3rd, and is +0:06 overall)

tons more pix here...
http://picasaweb.google.com/jhn.pier...12097881105458
(slide show mode... hit esc to see the thumbnails)
Will they throw a "NASCAR yellow" coming down Westlake Blvd this year like they did coming down Palomar last year?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:37 AM   #14263
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They don't look as tired on TV as they do in your photos.
Thanks for sharing!

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http://picasaweb.google.com/jhn.pier...12097881105458
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #14264
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #14265
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