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Old 07-13-13, 06:32 PM   #4126
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I have always enjoyed following this thread. Picture of my most recent longish ride (my standard) to the CAN/US border.

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Old 07-13-13, 07:28 PM   #4127
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Sweet! This is what I call a Zombie Apocalypse Bike (ZAB).
It is pretty bomb-proof...weighing in at 40 lbs. The rims alone are two pounds apiece. It is a pretty plush ride though. I am looking forward to some single-track short tours next month.
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Old 07-14-13, 03:25 PM   #4128
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Picked up some goodies from my dad today - Mavic 53-42 crankset, Dura Ace 7 sp 13-21 freewheel and very good condition, Selle Italia Super Turbo saddle (original to his Spectrum Ti that I now have).

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Old 07-14-13, 04:27 PM   #4129
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Old 07-14-13, 04:46 PM   #4130
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Now that is a freewheel. Wow.
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I thought Masi's exploded when touch a freewheel cog over 28 teeth.
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He! When I built this bike I made a few silly decisions on purpose, style over function. One was to use the original NR crankset. That means a small chainring of 42T (or 41T if I was willing to lay a zillion bucks on ebay) to climb New England's native crop, the short steep hill, on roads laid out in the 18th century before they invented highway codes. That large cog is a 34T, IIRC, courtesy of Pastor Bob.

It also uses a Campy NR RD (though this one is early 80's, not mid 70's). To handle the freewheel the RD uses one of Henry III's aluminum cages modeled after the Rally. It works well enough, but a Suntour would be more precise. On the other hand, the 47/42 (IIRC) chainrings give it a nearly perfect half-step crossover.

English-threaded NR hubs, 32 spokes, Torelli Master rims, Vittoria Open Corsa EVO SC tires.

I have trouble going slowly on this bike. I can spin out that freewheel. But with a more conventional FW my C&V legs couldn't have handled these hill even when they weren't C&V.
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wow Jim, famlands, hills, woods, Masi's, biking in New England must be real nice! Got to make that transatlantic jump one day...
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Nothing like a ride with the sea breeze in your hair and the smell of the salt in your nose. (in the saddle pic of my ride today).


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"Best" blow out I've ever had. From Saturday's ride with D.D. - more to come later.

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Drilling holes in tires to lighten them is a step TOO far....Bet that was a wild ride!!! Hopefully no other damage to wheel or frame.
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Drilling holes in tires to lighten them is a step TOO far....Bet that was a wild ride!!! Hopefully no other damage to wheel or frame.
Got stopped pretty quick and no damage to the rim. We both jumped pretty good - sounded like a rifle shot when it blew.
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My last BLOWOUT did that, but I was already going slow....my Drive Side Italian BB had started unscrewing itself, so I had turned for home and was going slow and easy....BANG!!!!! It was quite loud!
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Finally got to taste my first successful attempt ant ginger beer, 2 days of fear that the bottle was going to blow up paid off. It tastes amazing,
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Sweet! This is what I call a Zombie Apocalypse Bike (ZAB). It's what you need when things get bad and you need to bug out. Its a well known fact Zombies hate bicycles.
Can you post a close up of your handle bars?
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Bravo, Aidan!
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Yeah! I'll bet that's tasty.
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Box turtle sunning itself on the south end of Lake Union near the newly-located Museum of History and Industry:



Beaver float plane coming in for a landing on Lake Union:



I'm really digging this new camera!

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What kids look like after 12 hours at Disneyland.

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What kids look like after 12 hours at Disneyland.

About the same with the parents I assume.

Our boys loved theme parks when they were that age.

Hmmm, matter of fact, they still do.

They just don't want to be seen there with their parents anymore.
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Box turtle sunning itself on the south end of Lake Union near the newly-located Museum of History and Industry:



Beaver float plane coming in for a landing on Lake Union:



I'm really digging this new camera!

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Great pics D. Dude. What camera did you get? Or did I miss it somewhere ...?
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I just don't know what to do with all this room

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Three rare snow leopard cubs born at a Hampshire zoo have taken their first steps outside their den as they went on show to the public earlier.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23332564

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^ ha, the middle one looks like he's seen it all. "f' this, I'm getting back in the cave".

and I had a few hours of bliss rebuilding campagnolo hubs.


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