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    Retro Grouch in Waiting geekrunner's Avatar
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    Hello fellow C&Vers! I've been away for awhile mountain biking and working third shift

    I've done four centuries, each have been the annual century ride our mtb club does. I have ridden a different bike each year, and each has been somewhat of a frankenbike. I don't have any pics of my 2009 bike, a '70ish Gitane TdF I cobbled together, and the '88 Schwinn Super Sport I rode last week at the century ride. 6400 ft total climbing, 108 miles in 6:54:00

    The one pictured below was ridden in August 2008. It's an '88 Schwinn Le Tour




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    This Sunday will be Günther's second Wildlife 100 (Orcas Island - 32 > Lopez Island - 35 > San Juan Island - 33). Then on Monday we're doing a 300+ mile loop around the Salish Sea (Orcas Island > Whibey Island > Seattle (via Burke-Gilman Trail) > Bainbridge Island > Port Angeles > Victoria, BC > Sidney, BC (via Galloping Goose and Lockside trails) > Orcas Island) in four days (maybe).



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    Finally got my pics together.

    1985 Cannondale SR300



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    Quote Originally Posted by twodeadpoets View Post
    That's a really awesome picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    That's a really awesome picture.
    Thank you! It's been my baby for the last year and I am constantly tweaking things on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodeadpoets View Post
    This Sunday will be Günther's second Wildlife 100 (Orcas Island - 32 > Lopez Island - 35 > San Juan Island - 33). Then on Monday we're doing a 300+ mile loop around the Salish Sea (Orcas Island > Whibey Island > Seattle (via Burke-Gilman Trail) > Bainbridge Island > Port Angeles > Victoria, BC > Sidney, BC (via Galloping Goose and Lockside trails) > Orcas Island) in four days (maybe).



    What a fantastic area!

    Our family spent two weeks in this area with our boys several years ago.

    What beauty, you are indeed fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodeadpoets View Post
    Thank you! It's been my baby for the last year and I am constantly tweaking things on it
    Although I was referring to the photo itself, the bike is very nice too.

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    Here is mine. A Masi Speciale CX. Stock except the saddle and the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmontana View Post
    165 miles yesterday on my new 'budget' build. Bought the frame in the 2007 Pedal Force group buy. Finally got around to putting it together. Took it out for a 2 mile test ride, then got up the next day and did the long ride. Not the best idea, but the day went great- other than the dang wind in the afternoon when I was worn out. SRAM Red rocks...

    A bike that small must just *disappear* in the wind! Either that or such a sweet rig is really giving you a big head....
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    1986 Trek 500 Tri Series - 3 centuries on this bike this year
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    2007 Specialized Tricross - 160 mile Ride Across Indiana in July
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    Three more centuries to go for 2010, probably all on the Trek. Although I'm rebuilding a 1984 Kuwahara Pulsar - I may do a century on that if I get it road worthy in the next two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    On a brighter note, I've fallen in love with the British "club" style bikes of the 1930s through 50s.



    This is another of my "Ashdown" marques. This time I am trying the Sturmey-Archer "FM" internally geared hub, which is a medium-range four speed and apparently the choice of British club riders of the period. And I found a pair of "Made in England" Bluemels Club fenders on Ebay, which are the first plastic fenders I have tried. (They work, so far, but are inferior to the French style aluminum fenders, IMO.) And I also found an NOS Huret "Multito" belt driven odometer, which is entertaining.

    This is also my first experience with the Challenge "Parigi-Roubaix" handmade clinchers, which come highly rated by Jan Heine/Bicycle Quarterly. They have so far been trouble free and seem to roll quite well. They (in combination with somewhat oversize Sun CR-18 rims) were the hardest clinchers to mount that I have ever seen, and I'm not looking forward to fixing flats on the road. Hopefully the "Puncture Protection System" lives up to its name.

    I'm really enjoying the internally geared hub so far. It's obviously not as versatile as wide-range derailleur gears, but actually works quite well for anything short of real mountains. We have a flatish 200k brevet coming up, and I am planning on riding it with this bike.
    Little old, but who cares?

    I was just curious how you like your VO saddle. I just got one (scored a deal) and I'm liking it so far, but I only have maybe 25 miles on it and it was really hard to find anybody else's opinions on it before I pulled the trigger.
    1988 Miele Azsora

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    They're the most comfortable saddles I have yet used, replacing my last favorite, the Selle Anatomica. The leather seems to be holding up reasonably well, as is the hardware. The spring lever makes a bit of noise unless the tension is adjusted just right (if that doesn't make any sense to you, you're obviously not using the sprung model!) and I got an email from a fellow who bought one of my used ones saying that a rivet had broke. (He said he was a big fellow and that he was able to replace the rivet with a hardware store bit.)

    Overall my only complaint is that the quality isn't quite up to the Brooks level, but then, the price is a bit lower too. As long as they continue to hold up, I'll be happy.

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    I did my first metric today! 1999 Fuji Finest Cro-Mo.
    I'm so stoked, hopefully the first of many....


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    I wouldn't have wanted to ride a hundred miles in this weather!

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    Built up my first dedicated long distance rig. Got a really good deal on a 2004 Specialized Roubaix Elite frame and fork sans headset. I did have to have three bottle cage brazeons repaired by my LBS as they were toast. I stripped most of the drivetrain and some other parts from my Trek 1200. The rest of the components I had on hand. It turned out really nice and love the ride. I probably will switch out the Thomson seat post for a setback model so I can stretch out a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaliayev View Post
    Built up my first dedicated long distance rig. Got a really good deal on a 2004 Specialized Roubaix Elite frame and fork sans headset. I did have to have three bottle cage brazeons repaired by my LBS as they were toast. I stripped most of the drivetrain and some other parts from my Trek 1200. The rest of the components I had on hand. It turned out really nice and love the ride. I probably will switch out the Thomson seat post for a setback model so I can stretch out a bit.
    Beautiful!
    Uhmm...

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    Here it is:
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    2010 Sea Gull Century was my first century and I did it on this fixie. 42x17 is the gearing.

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    I posted pictures of this bike in the road forum, but it is probabely more proper for this forum. Waterford RS-11. Newly built. Hopefully, I can get a century in this month.





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    Quote Originally Posted by problempoker View Post
    I posted pictures of this bike in the road forum, but it is probabely more proper for this forum. Waterford RS-11. Newly built. Hopefully, I can get a century in this month.





    Wow, that's a beautiful bike.
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    Hello everyone. Lots of cool bikes in here. I started riding in 1974 and did my first century on a borrowed Peugeot PR-10 with sew-up tires. After three flats I had exhausted my spares and I got one from the SAG so I ended up finishing the 50 mile loop. Since then I have ridden countless centuries over the years and finally started expanding into longer distances. I have completed 2 doubles, 300k and 400k brevets, and 4 centuries this year plus a 5-day tour. Here are some of my bikes:

    Most Centuries - My 1975 Eisentraut Ltd
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    First Double - Davis 1978 Trek TX700
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    Hottest Century - Heartbreak Hundred 2007 Masi Vincere
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    Latest Double - Solvang Autumn Double 2010 Specialized Roubaix S-Works
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    Jim - Sometimes Retro, always grouchy
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    I've updated my bike pics!

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    Nice bikes leaping gnome. What seat bag are you using on your Roubaix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaping_gnome View Post

    Latest Double - Solvang Autumn Double 2010 Specialized Roubaix S-Works
    IMG_4125_sm..jpg

    Jim - Sometimes Retro, always grouchy
    im also interested in the roubaix!!! how does it compare to the usual steel or ti randonne bike?? i've been looking at some MK2 2nd generatio fenders that look awesome, have you seen them?, but never thought about the dynamo!!! love at first sight!!

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    Here's my one and only bike. It's used for fun rides, charity rides, triathlons, commuting, and now centuries. I did my first century on it a couple weeks ago and it rode flawlessly. I'm planning on doing a credit card tour in June from San Francisco to Huntington Beach on it. This long distance stuff is awesome!

    Brilliant!

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    here's mine.. still a work in progress, and eagerly awaiting some aluminum fenders, a front rack, a front bag, and some lighting for the winter season!




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    sweet rig, shorthanded. hope to meet you on one of those tasty carroll co. unpaved roads. -GB
    2013: quit counting2012 FG century count: 42011 century count: ~202010 mileage: 10,2392009 mileage: 81272008 mileage: 7157

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