Not sure what happened today... most of these last few years racing 'cross, never did occur to me to even THINK about racing on a single speed 'cross bike. That is just nuts. Even recently, When Jay-Mo and D-Nice noted the new, Zaconato sponsored New England SS CX Series did it even cross my mind, so to speak - to consider any of that sort of foolishness.
But then with QuadCross all but out of the question due to family schedule issues, I see that at 3:30pm that crazy. mixed bag of nut-jobs takes off. I'm no speed demon, and the old Subaru is slow - but I know I can make it to Maynard, MA by 3:30pm - even if I jump out of the car, pin on my number, and hit the start line. WTF, right? We only live once...
...in a fluke, if I do get there prior to the Elite field start - guess what? I'll race that mother too. Honey Badger don't care - he's crazy! I don't know how these things happen - but who am I to try and alter the cosmic trajectory in life...? I'm sure all you early morning hammers will be long gone before I even start driving to Maynard - but I'll keep the gang updated here.
If you're wondering how I got that KHS CX200 bike sporting a perfect chainline, no tensioner device, sweet single geared set-up so dialed in - it's purely due to the snazzy 'Tr!ckStuff Exzentricker' outboard bearing EBB adapter system that I've been riding on the mountain bike this season. And a few PVC pipe spacers on a geared freehub. Simple, clean, and light - oh, and works perfectly so far. I'll also report back on how it perform under the stresses of 'cross racing abuse. Who knew...?
Yup - total #PlanFail, once again...ReplyDelete
...that EBB / external BB works awesome though!