Monday, October 27, 2008

Ask Dr. Stupid, someone else thinks they're special


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Robert Loehr wrote:
> A couple of additions to Dr. Stupid's post about cassettes from the
> Department of Bicycle Englineering department:
> Shimano/Sram 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes all fit the same 8/9/10
> speed compatible freehub and will not fit on 7 speed cassette wheels
> (though there are a couple dura-ace 10 hubs and wheels and one
> ultegra 10 wheel that only accept 10 speed cassettes, and there was a
> dura-ace 8? speed standard that only lasted a year).

Well actually, that retarded Dura-Ace/Ultegra 10 speed wheel only
accepts "certain" 10 speed cassettes. Trust me, I have one...

> Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed cassettes all fit on the same 9/10/11 speed
> freehub body. 7/8 speed cassettes fit on the 7/8 speed body, which
> is totally different from the 9/10/11. And as Dr. S. pointed out,
> there was some wierdness mixed in there somewhere which doesn't need
> addressed here.

Course you could always run SRAMPAGMANO, like Jay-bo.
And never be quite sure how it's going to work; depending on weather,
time of day, who's in office, whether you shampooed or not.

> 29ers do a great flat-bar cx impression. And while you can put on any
> cross tires, most 29er mtb rims 700c, are too wide for a traditional
> 23-25c road tire. I wouldn't recommend running smaller than a 28c
> road tire on most rims.
> Also, in regards to a previous post, you don't have to put skinny
> tires or a rigid fork on your mtb to have fun racing cross. Just
> show up, ditch the bar-ends, and have fun. If you wanna get serious,
> then do all the mods. I'd say a better thing to do would be to raid
> the subterrainian bicycle museum and bat cave that is the shogrens'
> basement. I bet we could put together 10 or so ridable cross-like
> machines for public use if we tried hard.

I prefer to have folks get that "cross experience", but if you want to
bump and grind your way around the course, you are more than welcome

I checked in the Subterranean Museum, and we could put 8 actual Cross
bikes together, two or six more that would suffice, i.e. older road
bikes that would work great enough as Cross bikes.
You were about spot on there Rolo.

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