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Hi. Has anyone here ever ridden SS on the 24 hours of allamuchy course? looking for gearing suggestions. i normally ride 34:18 here in massa-poopy. no long climbs here, but short and sorta steep. are there any long flats where i would be just spinning and cursing at myself? likewise, any climbs where i would want a much lower gear (and curse at myself)? i dont want to have to change the gearing there (or at home, really).
it's a 4 man team, not solo.
look for team molasses and the Tony's Plumbing and Heating van. My name is not Tony, and I neither plumb nor heat. it's a used van.

thanks. i will check back tomorrow for new joisey local knowledge. actually any useful info would be appreciated.
 

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jh_on_the_cape said:
Hi. Has anyone here ever ridden SS on the 24 hours of allamuchy course? looking for gearing suggestions. i normally ride 34:18 here in massa-poopy. no long climbs here, but short and sorta steep. are there any long flats where i would be just spinning and cursing at myself? likewise, any climbs where i would want a much lower gear (and curse at myself)? i dont want to have to change the gearing there (or at home, really).
it's a 4 man team, not solo.
look for team molasses and the Tony's Plumbing and Heating van. My name is not Tony, and I neither plumb nor heat. it's a used van.

thanks. i will check back tomorrow for new joisey local knowledge. actually any useful info would be appreciated.
hey. are you sure you're not tony? :p i'm not a ss'er but i live 5 minutes from allamuchy and ride there all the time. this place is pretty much all up and down. in a single lap you will do about 1,500 of climbing. i can usually crank out my 34-34 up most stuff but there is the occational climb that i have to drop into the granny (24 tooth not 22). i think you'd be better off with the easiest possible gearing for this place. then again what the hell do i know about ss? you are sick for doing this on a singel speed! good luck with the plumbing and heating business. ;) .. just kidding.. see ya on the 28th.

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phatbiker said:
hey. are you sure you're not tony? :p i'm not a ss'er but i live 5 minutes from allamuchy and ride there all the time. this place is pretty much all up and down. in a single lap you will do about 1,500 of climbing. i can usually crank out my 34-34 up most stuff but there is the occational climb that i have to drop into the granny (24 tooth not 22). i think you'd be better off with the easiest possible gearing for this place. then again what the hell do i know about ss? you are sick for doing this on a singel speed! good luck with the plumbing and heating business. ;) .. just kidding.. see ya on the 28th.

phat
ok thanks... i'll just run up the granny gear hills. anyone SS allamuchy?
 

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Been there SS, and 32x18 is OK. I know it's subjective, but keep a 32x20 equivalent handy. Don't expect to run up the granny-gear hills, I guarantee you'll have a hard time walking them in an endurance race, but that's OK too.

Bring a good suspension fork though, it's rock-garden festival.

I wish I could do it, but I'll be on vacation that week-end. Next year maybe.

Maurice
 

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jh_on_the_cape said:
Hi. Has anyone here ever ridden SS on the 24 hours of allamuchy course? looking for gearing suggestions. i normally ride 34:18 here in massa-poopy. no long climbs here, but short and sorta steep. are there any long flats where i would be just spinning and cursing at myself? likewise, any climbs where i would want a much lower gear (and curse at myself)? i dont want to have to change the gearing there (or at home, really).
it's a 4 man team, not solo.
look for team molasses and the Tony's Plumbing and Heating van. My name is not Tony, and I neither plumb nor heat. it's a used van.

thanks. i will check back tomorrow for new joisey local knowledge. actually any useful info would be appreciated.
I ride the south side (Deer Park) on my rigid SS with 34:17. I know the north side (where the race is) is tougher. I've ridden the north side only a few times though on my geary, years back.

Good luck - JMJ
 

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Birdman said:
I ride the south side (Deer Park) on my rigid SS with 34:17. I know the north side (where the race is) is tougher. I've ridden the north side only a few times though on my geary, years back.

Good luck - JMJ
My buddies and I put together a singlespeed team a few years ago for Allamuchy. Most of them ran with a 34x17, and I rode a 34x16. We won our class, and actually placed in the top 6 overall. If your a dedicated SS'r, you'll do fine.
It's a whole new course this year, with approx. 1800' of climbing per 10 mile lap, which is mostly singletrack.
 

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I think 32.18 or 32.19 would do you fine if you are a strong ss rider. Suspension fork that can be locked out up front would be a nice comfort over the 5 laps you will do.
 

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Capt_phun said:
I think 32.18 or 32.19 would do you fine if you are a strong ss rider. Suspension fork that can be locked out up front would be a nice comfort over the 5 laps you will do.
hmmm... thanks for all of the different responses. I think I will keep the 34:18, and bring a 32 tooth for the front, since it's cheaper and easier than swapping out for another eno freewheel on the eno hub.
 

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Wrong race?

cham666 said:
I guess I'll be the only one running 32:22. I really have to build my leg strength up.
Are you referring to All-A-Muchy, coming up on Oct. 15? If so, that's a different proposition from the 24 hours course.

There were some SSers at last year's 50K washout, I'm sure. What sort of gearing does one bring for 4500 feet of climbing in 31 miles?
 

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chrisg said:
Are you referring to All-A-Muchy, coming up on Oct. 15? If so, that's a different proposition from the 24 hours course.

There were some SSers at last year's 50K washout, I'm sure. What sort of gearing does one bring for 4500 feet of climbing in 31 miles?
Yes, I was referring to the upcoming All-A-Muchy challenge.
 
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