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rwsaunders
12-03-2007, 07:37 PM
I assume the reason that the custom builders don't do disc is because of the cost and the alignment issues? Are they more difficult to maintain in cross conditions?

e-RICHIE
12-03-2007, 07:46 PM
I assume the reason that the custom builders don't do disc is because of the cost and the alignment issues? Are they more difficult to maintain in cross conditions?
it's a UCI thing atmo.

Bruce K
12-03-2007, 08:01 PM
...as in UCI banned them from all sanctioned cyclocross events.

BK

rwsaunders
12-03-2007, 09:56 PM
Thanks. Just out of curiosity ER and Bruce, too dangerous?

e-RICHIE
12-03-2007, 10:03 PM
Thanks. Just out of curiosity ER and Bruce, too dangerous?
yes - very.
the danger is that you show up and can't
race. it's a rule. next thing you know, folks
will want to use vespas in UCI events atmo.

rwsaunders
12-03-2007, 10:05 PM
Souping up my Vespa was my next question...

e-RICHIE
12-03-2007, 10:09 PM
Souping up my Vespa was my next question...
the swiss punish impudence atmo.

girlie
12-03-2007, 10:22 PM
the swiss punish impudence atmo.
people...

cause cause I like being in CONTROL...
disc mothafu*ka

shinomaster
12-03-2007, 10:30 PM
people...

cause cause I like being in CONTROL...
disc mothafu*ka


Wow, you speak like a ghetto pirate. I'm so impressed. :) :banana:

coopdog
12-03-2007, 10:33 PM
How many race UCI though?

e-RICHIE
12-03-2007, 10:44 PM
How many race UCI though?
how many race amo?

shinomaster
12-03-2007, 10:48 PM
Do you think Pro's would choose them if they could? I don't think the good ones use their brakes very much.

Dude
12-03-2007, 10:50 PM
a friend of mind crashed on someone else's disc equipped dale, fortunately kept her fingers out of the rotor but her knee wasn't as fortunate. It basically deli sliced the skin off her knee cap. I'm talking a good 2 inch diameter slice of her skin taken off. Deep.

Yeah that doens't happen all that much but reason enough for me.

girlie
12-03-2007, 10:51 PM
a friend of mind crashed on someone else's disc equipped dale, fortunately kept her fingers out of the rotor but her knee wasn't as fortunate. It basically deli sliced the skin off her knee cap. I'm talking a good 2 inch diameter slice of her skin taken off. Deep.

Yeah that doens't happen all that much but reason enough for me.

to bike racing.

shinomaster
12-03-2007, 10:54 PM
to bike racing.

I used to work at D'agostino's in Arlington. Cantilever don't slice meat.

girlie
12-03-2007, 10:58 PM
I used to work at D'agostino's in Arlington. Cantilever don't slice meat.

My problem.
I like Meat.

shinomaster
12-03-2007, 11:09 PM
My problem.
I like Meat.

:)

Bruce K
12-04-2007, 07:01 AM
So you were the one you gave me food poisoning when I worked in Arlington.

BK

Too Tall
12-04-2007, 07:23 AM
it's a UCI thing atmo.
Don't forget the style, polemics and the price of a nice lean corn beef sandwhich. Just sayin'.

Disk brakes on a cross bike look like he!!. My Story.

Ray
12-04-2007, 09:17 AM
At the handful of cross races I've been at, there were a fair number of Lemond Poprads being raced, particularly in the lower classifications. They went to a disc-only model a couple of years ago. Did they just give up on cross and market it as the great all-rounder it is? Or was this before the UCI outlawed discs? Are Poprads still in heavy use out there or has its day passed?

Just semi-curious. I had an early Poprad and thought it was a great bike. Really versatile and very good at most of the things you could use it for.

-Ray

bshell
12-04-2007, 11:27 AM
What if you had no intentions of cyclocross racing? How about then?

I resisted disc brakes for years but I would never go back to rim brakes on my mountain bikes.

rwsaunders
12-04-2007, 11:29 AM
What if you had no intentions of cyclocross racing? How about then?

I resisted disc brakes for years but I would never go back to rim brakes on my mountain bikes.

That is a good question.

Fixed
12-04-2007, 11:31 AM
bro hows uci about fixed gear use for cross ?
cheers

rwsaunders
12-04-2007, 11:35 AM
bro hows uci about fixed gear use for cross ?
cheers
I heard that they have a temporary insanity classification for fixies. :cool:

zeroking17
12-04-2007, 11:39 AM
What if you had no intentions of cyclocross racing? How about then?


Here's a good application of disc brakes on a non-racing bike.

The brakes are fine for almost all types of riding, but they're indispensable when riding on snowy, unpaved, usually ungraded, roads. The discs provide highly modulated stopping power (which is not possible with rim brakes in these conditions).

Fixed
12-04-2007, 11:42 AM
cool frankin bike bro looks like a fun ride
cheers

crossjunkee
12-04-2007, 01:27 PM
If it has disc brakes, it isn't a cross bike.

e-RICHIE
12-04-2007, 01:31 PM
If it has disc brakes, it isn't a cross bike.
and it's only a cross bike if it's raced atmo.

http://www.fototime.com/03C4113EE223C51/orig.jpg

J.Greene
12-04-2007, 01:35 PM
I resisted disc brakes for years but I would never go back to rim brakes on my mountain bikes.

I would. In FL disc brakes are overkill. But I have done some epic rides in the NC and WVA mountains with and without discs and I'd never go back either if that is where I rode most of the time.

JG

coylifut
12-04-2007, 02:12 PM
I had an early Poprad and thought it was a great bike. Really versatile and very good at most of the things you could use it for.

-Ray

the guys in the lower categories are now rockin a Ridley with Sven Nys look-a-like wheels. Especially in Seattle.