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    This is my new century bicycle. I call him The Blue Paisano and we've done two 200Ks together this year. Everything seems perfect except the San Marco Regal starts feeling kinda hard after 75
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    I have three bikes and they're all century bikes.

    My Gunnar Sport is my main long ride bike. It's pretty new. I've had it for about five months now. In that time it's carried me on two 200k rides, a 300k (actually just shy of a double century) and a couple other centuries.

    My Bianchi Volpe is my commuter. Most of my riding is on this bike. I converted it to a single speed last September. I've taken it on just one century since converting it to single speed, but it did a couple last year while it was still a geared bike.

    My Mercier Kilo TT is my fixed gear bike. I picked it up on eBay in December. The Kilo did it's first century a couple weeks ago.

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    Wow a century with no pedals. You are pretty hardcore!

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
    My Mercier Kilo TT is my fixed gear bike. I picked it up on eBay in December. The Kilo did it's first century a couple weeks ago.
    Last edited by MTBMaven; 05-18-09 at 10:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMaven View Post
    Wow a century with not pedals. You are pretty hardcore!
    Just trying to shave off some weight, ya know.

    Seeing as how I can only ride one bike at a time, I move pedals back and forth between my Gunnar and the Mercier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.truong View Post
    This is my baby. My one and only bike which forces me to do the OC- SD century with one gear. And I love every painful spin.

    52/15 ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
    Wow, that's insane gearing for riding long distances. Every painful spin is right.
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    Its not supposed to work well, its like the boyz that wear their pants down around their ankle so their shorts can hangout - its all about "street cred."
    I am sorry that you judge me so quickly by the fact that I ride fixed. It just so happens that I enjoy the ride very much and have found it much more pleasurable than a typical road bike. Besides, when I'm in the aerobars, i find I have much more control of my speed and bike. I use this bike both as my daily commuter and my race bike. 2 times a week I bike 34 miles round trip to school and carry a crap load of books on my back and I balance this with triathlon training where I use my same bike to race.

    The fact of the matter is, a fad is not a bad thing if it introduces you to something that is popular in the first place because it is incredibly likable. Of course the gearing isn't always practical, but it is personal preference as I am a low cadence spinner.

    I am not being whinny, but am merely justifying my position as I too hate people who sag their pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Lathe View Post
    This is my new century bicycle. I call him The Blue Paisano and we've done two 200Ks together this year. Everything seems perfect except the San Marco Regal starts feeling kinda hard after 75

    Very nice bike, Charles. It's especially sweet when you build it yourself!

    If I were in the running for another custom, Mr Lathe would be the man to go to. As it is, I have an Ahearne on the way. Do you do build single speeds as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.truong View Post
    I am sorry that you judge me so quickly by the fact that I ride fixed. It just so happens that I enjoy the ride very much and have found it much more pleasurable than a typical road bike. Besides, when I'm in the aerobars, i find I have much more control of my speed and bike. I use this bike both as my daily commuter and my race bike. 2 times a week I bike 34 miles round trip to school and carry a crap load of books on my back and I balance this with triathlon training where I use my same bike to race.

    The fact of the matter is, a fad is not a bad thing if it introduces you to something that is popular in the first place because it is incredibly likable. Of course the gearing isn't always practical, but it is personal preference as I am a low cadence spinner.

    I am not being whinny, but am merely justifying my position as I too hate people who sag their pants.
    pay no heed to the grumpy man.
    yes, that gearing is steep... but most entry tri course don't have a ton of climbing like a typical road race course (at least the ones that you spend time on the a-bars...)

    a century fixed is a great thing. i spin far faster in a smaller gear - but to each his own.

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    Here is my new bike. Just finished a 600k and she was a dream.

    Custom steel frame (Russ Denny)
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    Mavic Open Pro 32 front 36 rear
    Centaur group
    With chorus brifters
    Triple
    Shimano long reach brakes
    Photo with Cypres tires

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    I finished my first century yesterday but I never thought it would be on a fully loaded bike... In the end I managed to ride all the way home and that was 212,4 km. The picture is from yesterday:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpT View Post
    Here is my new bike. Just finished a 600k and she was a dream.

    Custom steel frame (Russ Denny)
    S&S couplings
    Mavic Open Pro 32 front 36 rear
    Centaur group
    With chorus brifters
    Triple
    Shimano long reach brakes
    Photo with Cypres tires

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    congrats!!!
    and nice rig!~

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpT View Post
    Here is my new bike. Just finished a 600k and she was a dream.

    Is that a downward sloping top tube?

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    Did my first fixed century over the weekend on this:


    1988 Trek 400
    42/18 (freewheel shown, fixed 18t cog on opposite side)

    (Old pic; changes since: 700 x 28 Rando-Cross tires, rear rack, 2nd bottle cage)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
    Very lovely Gunnar. I'm thinking of one for myself. What did you do to make that bag into a saddle bag? I have one of those same bags, and have been thinking of doing that for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertkat View Post
    Very lovely Gunnar. I'm thinking of one for myself. What did you do to make that bag into a saddle bag? I have one of those same bags, and have been thinking of doing that for years.
    Thanks! I bought the bag already set up for use as a saddle bag. This guy sells them to support his web site. It would be easy to do it yourself just by looking at the pics on his site. The bag works well.

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    How do you guys post such big pictures? All I got is a crumby thumbnail.

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    Charles, I go to my flickr page, view the pic I want to show here in full size, right click to copy link location and put the link in the dialogue box that comes up for "insert image" in Bike Forums. I hope that helps cause I'd love to see Paisano larger. (BTW congrats on your recent 600K)

    I just finished a 150 miler on one of Charles' bikes. Ride report and bike review here:
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    i used to walk before to campus but when mom bought me one bike, biking became my fashion. i don't have yet old bikes but i know i will have in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Did my first fixed century over the weekend on this:


    1988 Trek 400
    42/18 (freewheel shown, fixed 18t cog on opposite side)

    (Old pic; changes since: 700 x 28 Rando-Cross tires, rear rack, 2nd bottle cage)
    Hmmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
    I have three bikes and they're all century bikes.

    My Gunnar Sport is my main long ride bike. It's pretty new. I've had it for about five months now. In that time it's carried me on two 200k rides, a 300k (actually just shy of a double century) and a couple other centuries.
    I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would need 26" wheels, and I just can't seem to find a pair of club ride worthy 26" wheels.

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    I also completed my first Century last weekend, My Soma Double Cross was fast, comfortable, tough and perfectly reliable;



    Below: Ridley 4ZA Zornyc carbon CX fork, Cane Creek headset, Felt 1.3 6061 Butted Alloy Bar, Felt 1.2cm 3D-Forged Stem, Shimano 105 brifters, Tektro Oryx brakes with Tektro RX bar-top levers, Mavic CXP-22 Double-Wall Rims and DT Doubled Butted Champion Spokes, Felt Precision Sealed-Bearing Hubs & 700x28 Continental Gatorback tires



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    optimum century bike

    i ride a khs tr101 with 700x32 schwalbe tires and a brooks champion flyer spung saddle. Best bike for long distance riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madscot13 View Post
    I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would need 26" wheels, and I just can't seem to find a pair of club ride worthy 26" wheels.
    Any shop with a talented, experienced wheel builder can build what you seek and the end result will be a better wheel than Mavic, etc. could ever dream of producing.

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    This is a great thread. I'm building a Surly Pacer right now for long distance + potential dirt action... but I've seen so many beautiful (steel) bikes here, my head is filled with ideas!!

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    My current century bike is a Trek Madone (5.2 Performance).



    Hoping to get a Moots to replace the Madone sometime soon.

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