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Old 11-23-07, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hagerstown, Maryland

I just joined the group today. I hope I can contribute from my extensive "trial and error" experiments.
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Old 11-23-07, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hello CW, what kind of trial and error experiments have you performed?

They haven't been painful, have they?

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Old 11-23-07, 08:10 PM   #3
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hi chester white!
welcome!!
my wife drives prius there repeatedly for business (susquihanna bank). sounds from her that there are lots of country oriented, off road, areas to ride and that the roads are limited to bicycle inclusion.
haven't made it there yet, but va-wva in your area is in my sites for riding!
welcome to bf!!!
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Old 11-26-07, 10:46 AM   #4
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I am a road rider and have been riding for a little more than 10 years. Until this year my motto was, "I do not ride a frame that a magnet won't stick to." My frames were Colnago Master Light and Chris Chance's Slim Chance. [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Dael/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]The Colnago has Campagnolo Record and the Slim Chance has DuraAce (both 8 speed).
I particularly like to see the "latest and greatest" components that the Pro teams in Europe are riding. This year I decided that I just had to have a Colnago carbon fiber frame. That C40 has DuraAce 10 speed and then I had to upgrade the other Colnago to 10 speed Record.
The experiments have been primarily in the area of building wheels. I have a Park truing stand and Wheelsmith tensiometer. I was using radial spoking years ago for front wheels and non-drive side rear wheels. Mavic is now using that for most of their road wheels. I build all my bikes from a bare frame and maintain them with a fairly complete set of bike tools. I have built them for my son and others in the area.
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Old 11-26-07, 10:57 AM   #5
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Welcome!

I did a ride with the DC Randonneurs club in your neck of the woods not too long ago:

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That shot is on Showalter Road just south of the airport. The building on the left is one of the old Fairchild plant.
There are many nice roads in the area and for the most part, not a lot of traffic.
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Old 12-03-07, 09:22 AM   #7
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The old Fairchild plant? when did that close?
I used to live in Hagestown (aka Hagersbush, aka Hagerspatch) back in late 70's have
friends still in the area. Sunday morning breakfast at Jim's Always was always a
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Fairchild closed that plant several years ago (as did Jim's Always). The county took over the building (at least one of the buildings), renovated it, and operated it as "Top Flight Airpark" (or something like that). At one point it was leased to Chase Credit (or something like that).
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