Proving Grounds

I was sleeping off jetlag and didn’t race this weekend, but heard and posted about the derailer-eating mud. Frustrated with their contaminated drivetrains, I expect many Cross racers were wondering about Single Speeds and then belt-driven Single Speeds, like this one seen in Chris Mahan’s photos.


Did it slip, shed the mud, or grind to a halt like a Cuisinart blending concrete? Don’t know, but working on the answer.

Any readers see the bikes with belts in action?

Hed Cyclocross Wheels: Chainline


Another Hed wheel hack by Mark V. This time it’s Ardenne rims laced to a Paul WORD hub for Single Speed Cross. See Mark’s earlier post and more photos in our photostream. The tires are Tufo Flexus Primus.

Paul Hub in the Back

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Derailer-Eating Mud

Sometimes the mud get so thick, it eats derailers.

Photo: Clark Rider

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Dog walking with bakfiets.

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Sunday night with Raleigh High Life

In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

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Byron’s Raleigh SSCX bike with new wheels.

  • Front: Mavic 501 track 24H on Hed Ardenne (Belgium) tubular rim
  • Rear: Paul WORD 135mm single-speed hub 32H on Hed Ardenne (Belgium) tubular rim
  • Tires: Tufo Flexus Primus cyclocross tubulars

I glued six tubular tires today. That’s more than enough.

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