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Tim Kelley
10-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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From WTFKits (http://wtfkits.tumblr.com):


What are you doing the night of October 30th @ 730PM?

I hope you decide to get your school uni out of the wash and come for a little lighten up and get loose ride with me, a few of the cxhairs & @teampunch teamies.

No real reason we just want you to show up well lit and visible. We have the time change thing a coming and that doesn’t mean we should quit riding but we should ride smart. So come out, be seen, get a little dirty, maybe score a little something and have fun.

See you then on the Hi-Viz Way to Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l482T0yNkeo).

Tim Kelley
10-24-2013, 02:15 PM
"#BIKEDC expect a hill climb, a little dirt, a few glowing barriers & a mid-ride cupcake eating contest. Light it up and get loose"

DaveK
10-24-2013, 02:51 PM
"#BIKEDC expect a hill climb, a little dirt, a few glowing barriers & a mid-ride cupcake eating contest. Light it up and get loose"

Hm... yes. I'll try to make it.

consularrider
10-24-2013, 03:25 PM
Ummm, cupcakes!

FCJMB
10-25-2013, 07:28 PM
So, swag give away for those who coem out and get in the sty bright stay shiny vibe has expanded to....

Spy Optic Sunglasses - we'll have 2 pairs of spy rivet sunglasses courtesy of Crosshairs Cycling (yes, the irony of giving away sunglasses ona night ride does not escape me)

Castelli has shipped some cyclocross gloves (http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/564/) my way to pass along to some lucky rider

I'll be supplying a grip of WTFKits water bottles (http://www.crosshairscycling.com/shop/wtf-kits-waterbottle/)

and I know rapha will be covering at least one persons head (http://www.rapha.cc/trade-team-cap)

Hope to see everyone at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 30th

Come for the party pace ride, get loose, stay shiny.

TwoWheelsDC
10-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Hmm, this is 50 feet from my house...what if I just walk over? :D

TwoWheelsDC
10-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Hmm, this is 50 feet from my house...what if I just walk over? :D

Or, I guess it's motivation to go ahead and put knobbies on my CX commuter for winter...

hozn
10-26-2013, 09:27 AM
Any hints on planned route? (And where is this dirt that is referenced?) I want to try to attend, though likely toddler bedtime will conflict. Was thinking I could try to catch up / intercept later depending. I even have the cross tires still mounted from Friday's commute.

hozn
10-26-2013, 09:32 AM
Or, I guess it's motivation to go ahead and put knobbies on my CX commuter for winter...

Commuting with knobbies sucks for everything but snow (or dirt) -- and poor traction on wet or frozen road. I would say you should buy my wheels to have a spare set to swap on, but unfortunately they are sold. (But a cheap wheelset might be worth it.)

TwoWheelsDC
10-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Commuting with knobbies sucks for everything but snow (or dirt) -- and poor traction on wet or frozen road. I would say you should buy my wheels to have a spare set to swap on, but unfortunately they are sold. (But a cheap wheelset might be worth it.)

Yeah, not super knobbies... Just picked up some all-around CX tires. I wanted something for snow/mud, and I finally want to do some gravel grinders. I'll probably do most of my commuting on my Cannondale anyway...

vvill
10-26-2013, 09:34 PM
I'm planning on attending... wondering if I should bring a u-lock.
Commuting with knobbies sucks for everything but snow (or dirt) -- and poor traction on wet or frozen road.

Agreed. I finally started swapping out my wheelsets on the CX bike for commutes. The commuting set is a lot heavier but I didn't always feel too confident cornering on my CX/gravel tires (and they're only a file tread).

TwoWheelsDC
10-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Commuting with knobbies sucks for everything but snow (or dirt) -- and poor traction on wet or frozen road. I would say you should buy my wheels to have a spare set to swap on, but unfortunately they are sold. (But a cheap wheelset might be worth it.)

I actually just realized that I might be able to use the wheelset from my wife's old hybrid, which we've been debating getting rid of. I hadn't thought of using those wheels because that bike is a 9spd with disc brakes, but I'm pretty sure I can just throw a 10spd cassette on there and call it good, although I'll have to see if the rims will work v-brakes...

hozn
10-28-2013, 02:49 AM
I actually just realized that I might be able to use the wheelset from my wife's old hybrid, which we've been debating getting rid of. I hadn't thought of using those wheels because that bike is a 9spd with disc brakes, but I'm pretty sure I can just throw a 10spd cassette on there and call it good, although I'll have to see if the rims will work v-brakes...

Oh, nice! Yeah, 9/10s should be same freehub. If the rims don't work, it could be a good first wheel building project! :) -- or probably more practical/cheaper would be those wheels americancyclo linked in the "I saw this deal" thread.

Of course to make the swaps easier you probably want to get an extra cassette too.

DismalScientist
10-28-2013, 05:31 AM
If you could put those brifters in "friction"mode, you would have a lot more options(although you might need to swap chains as well).:rolleyes:

Tim Kelley
10-30-2013, 10:00 AM
FYI--there are some goodies from a company called "Rapha" which you may have heard of, that will be supplying some HI-VIZ goodness tonight.

See you all there...

Tim Kelley
10-30-2013, 10:29 AM
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Tim Kelley
10-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Reflective vests are in too...

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TwoWheelsDC
10-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Oh, nice! Yeah, 9/10s should be same freehub. If the rims don't work, it could be a good first wheel building project! :) -- or probably more practical/cheaper would be those wheels americancyclo linked in the "I saw this deal" thread.

Of course to make the swaps easier you probably want to get an extra cassette too.

Transplant was successful! So now I have a wheelset for both sets of tires. The only issue is that the "new" rims seem to be a bit wider than the old set, so switching will involve a thorough brake adjustment. I did give the spare wheelset its own cassette though, so that'll save time. I think I'll roll on the CX tires tonight, given the event description.