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liamo43 02-27-08 07:02 PM

Great stuff Machka, bet you could give us all a run for our money, liamo

liamo43 02-27-08 07:05 PM

Looks a bit like the Dawes Galaxy, bet its just as good, liamo

dgasmd 03-08-08 02:30 PM

Rode a couple last year in this bike below after I got it completely restored.

http://www.dgasmd.org/Bikes/Guerciot...s/IMG_2206.jpg

Since later October, I have been riding a newer bike and have done several solo centuries and then some. 14.4 lb!

http://www.dgasmd.org/Bikes/Pedal%20...e/IMG_3412.jpg

Tom Stormcrowe 03-08-08 05:39 PM

Fully set up :D

"Black Beauty"!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...kBeauty006.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...kBeauty003.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...kBeauty004.jpg

dejansen 03-09-08 08:23 AM

Completed Solvang Century with this one. Sea Otter and Great Western up next.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3222/...9591970176.jpg

Arab T.R. Wrist 03-10-08 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lemurhouse (Post 3895619)
I've ridden this frame for 22 years and with several different build configurations. I've got fancier bikes but this is still the one I like best for long rides.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...702BlueFix.jpg

I love the clean look of this lady/gent. Where did you come across that brake blank for the right side of the bar? I've been looking all over for this solution and have not been able to locate such a thing. Any help would be appreciated.

Charles Lathe 03-10-08 05:08 PM

2 Attachment(s)
This Red Randonneuse was launched in December and I've ridden the Lexington, NC 200K on 1/1; the Lexington, NC 300K on 2/2; and the Caesar's Head 200K on 3/8. More brevets are planned.

The Yellow Roadie is fun on shorter, better weather, daylight rides including Seattle to Portland.

Six jours 03-10-08 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arab T.R. Wrist (Post 6314999)
I love the clean look of this lady/gent. Where did you come across that brake blank for the right side of the bar? I've been looking all over for this solution and have not been able to locate such a thing. Any help would be appreciated.

That really is a gorgeous bike. It's hard to beat an FG/SS for looks, IMO. The blanks, BTW, can often be found through tandem suppliers, as they are common on the stoker's bars.

Arab T.R. Wrist 03-11-08 07:13 AM

^ ^
Ahhhh now that makes loads of sense. Thanks mate ::Slaps forehead:: you have made my day and my ss's look. oh there will be pics.
:>

songfta 03-11-08 12:54 PM

The LeMond referenced here is no more (frame broke at the drive-side dropout - click here to see the break), so I now have two new long-distance bikes.

This one has completed a couple of centuries and now lives in Connecticut, ready for when I travel to the in-laws:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1390/...c6f9a42f56.jpg

It's a 2006 Jamis Eclipse frame with a mish-mosh of Shimano components (Ultegra and 105), Truvativ Roleur Carbon compact crank (50/36, came with the frame, as did the Easton EC70 fork), Mavic Aksium wheels, and other stuff that was on the LeMond before the old steed's untimely demise. The only thing that's different on it now compared to this picture is the saddle, which was on another (loaner) bike at the time. Total weight on this (as seen, but with normal Specialized saddle) is 19.1 pounds. There are more pics of this bike here.

This one is the bike that is with me in DC, and will be used for a lot of centuries (and at least one double) this summer:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/...ba1c089601.jpg

It's a 2008 Pedal Force ZX3 with a Campagnolo drivetrain (Chorus and Centaur), Neuvation R28 SL3 wheels, and a lot of other fun stuff. It's a great bike: comfortable on long haul rides, yet very responsive and light (a shade over 16 pounds). You can see more pics of the build-up here.

visiondr 03-17-08 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Charles Lathe (Post 6316971)
This Red Randonneuse was launched in December and I've ridden the Lexington, NC 200K on 1/1; the Lexington, NC 300K on 2/2; and the Caesar's Head 200K on 3/8. More brevets are planned.

The Yellow Roadie is fun on shorter, better weather, daylight rides including Seattle to Portland.

Now those are rando bikes!
I imagine they're smooth and comfortable without losing anything in speed.
Very nice.

Terrierman 03-21-08 02:25 PM

My only century was ridden on this, my only bike. It is a Jamis Coda Elite. I do happen to like it a lot, it is a very comfortable bike to ride. With any luck, there will be another century sometime this summer.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...r/IMG_0418.jpg

I do have the bars set up a little differently than I have ever seen on any other bikes.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...r/DSC03080.jpg

MIN 03-24-08 03:28 PM

I did a 130 mile ride on this newly finished build last weekend.

The tubular tires make the biggest difference in comfort. It's a cyclocross bike which I've adopted for road use - the geometry is basically touring oriented but with a very low 74mm BB drop.

The drivetrain is 1x9 with a XTR 11-34T cluster shifted via a Dura Ace downtube indexed shifter.

Previously, I rode a traditional road (race) bike, but I wanted longer stays and slightly less twitchy geometry for the distance riding that I like to do.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2..._zipp_0208.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...zipp2_0208.jpg

Sixty Fiver 03-24-08 04:21 PM

I spent a little time dialling in the 7500 yesterday and the bike is feeling really good. The last century was done with riser bars and the new ergos make the ride just that much better.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/easter3.jpg

My '55 is ready for those long fixed gear rides... I added the Bluemel fenders and pump over the winter.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/lentonshop3.JPG

Figured that I would also take my Kuwahara Cascade on a few long rides...it too is fixed.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...iefixdrop2.jpg

And I just have to see if the little guy can pull off 100 miles...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/Forrest2.jpg

DasProfezzional 03-25-08 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MIN (Post 6396369)

I love this bike. Keep on posting it.

I'm sure I already asked, but what bars are on it?

Six jours 03-25-08 09:28 PM

That's a very cool bike, mate. What is the chainring size, and do you have any trouble keeping the chain on it?

MIN 03-26-08 09:55 AM

Thanks for the nice words...

Das:
The bar in the first photo is the PRO PLT (Shimano's component line) with a Thomson X4 stem. Since then, I decided to move my seat forward and keep my same reach so I got a 1 cm longer stem and non setback post. Narrower bars from 3T as well.

Six Jours:
I did have some problem with the chain coming off when I was mashing in the 44Tx11T due to chainline issues. Since then, I installed a chain guard which has taken care of the problem. The inside of the chainring is protected with an N-Gear guard. My gear range is 34" to 106" with the 44T chainring.

Here's a view from this morning: pictured with mismatch tires as my rear Veloflex decided to get a cut on the sidewall this weekend.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...adatwork-1.jpg

BMonei 04-05-08 08:55 AM

Impracticality at its finest!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...her/horses.jpg

milliron 04-06-08 05:55 PM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/...b83b83c1_b.jpg

oldbikeguy 04-07-08 07:33 AM

Milliron: Sweet looking bike! What type of seat bag?

milliron 04-07-08 07:54 AM

Thanks. That's "Keven's Bag".
http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=20-172

umd 04-11-08 05:22 PM

It never gets old posting pictures of my bikes :)
http://www.photoscene.com/kimandsteve/images/2510.jpg

I couldn't find a good pic of my old bike by itself, but here's one with me on it. I've done doubles on this one
http://www.photoscene.com/kimandsteve/images/1181.jpg

Six jours 04-18-08 08:30 PM

Just wanted to do a bit of additional bragging.

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...t=bikepic1.jpghttp://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...t=bikepic1.jpghttp://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...6/bikepic1.jpg

Pretty much have the bike the way I want it now. Berthoud bag, Schmidt hub with E6 light, and the new fork with extra rake and braze-ons for the generator wiring.

MIN 04-19-08 10:22 PM

six jours:
classy! good job on that one.

Six jours 04-19-08 10:41 PM

Thanks mate. Funny thing; the complexities of the "integrated' randonneuring bike have got me thinking about putting together a single speed. Grass is always greener, I guess. LOL.


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