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Old 08-29-07, 09:49 PM   #151
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Here's my rig. '07 Lemond Zürich, Reynolds Alta Race Wheels, Reynolds Ouzo Integrated carbon fork, and Reynolds stem, Look Keo Sprint, Specialized seat, Garmin 305 HR+, Vitorria tires, everything else stock. I will be replacing the Vitorrias with Continental Gatorskins soon. 7 centuries in 7 months. I've had two professional fittings and every thing is dialed in. I have since added a dual water bottle holder to my saddle for long rides.

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Old 08-30-07, 07:02 AM   #152
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hey fixedwheelnut,
i didn't pay attn to your name before, but are those indeed fixies or singlespeeds?
i saw brakes front and rear and assumed singlespeed...

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Old 08-30-07, 01:49 PM   #153
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hey fixedwheelnut,
i didn't pay attn to your name before, but are those indeed fixies or singlespeeds?
i saw brakes front and rear and assumed singlespeed...

thanks

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All fixed Jimmi I don't do freewheeling, not unless its off road or injury recovery, only three freewheelrides in past six years
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Old 08-31-07, 02:39 PM   #154
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No picture, but here is what I ride for commuting and long distance:

2004 Lemond Zurich - stock. I am 6'0" and 205 lbs.

Note: I rode the 2005 Solvang Double, Davis Double, and Knowville Double on this set up. (I participated in the Mt. Tam Double the same year but broke a spoke and had to retire). Also rode the 2006 Mt. Tam Century and logged 1,000 miles of commuting.

In 2007 I got tired of the stock wheel set and purchased Cane Creek Volos. I have over 1,000 miles on them and they are still true. Recently rode the Tour of Napa Valley Century and plan on riding the Roxy's Fall Classic Century (Davis).

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Old 08-31-07, 03:29 PM   #155
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I've had two professional fittings and every thing is dialed in.
An obvious dilettante. Everyone knows you're not a serious cyclist until you've had three professional fittings.
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Old 09-02-07, 11:41 AM   #156
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Ride my first century yesterday.

Here is the bike, a crappy one from target store, used for commute.

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Old 09-04-07, 09:49 AM   #157
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Coming up on 5000 miles pretty quick.

Done a century, multiple metrics, lots of 50 milers on this thing.
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Old 09-04-07, 10:04 AM   #158
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With new matching brushed aluminum water bottles.
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Old 09-04-07, 11:02 AM   #159
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With new matching brushed aluminum water bottles.
selle anatomica saddle?

what bottles?
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Old 09-04-07, 11:06 AM   #160
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An obvious dilettante. Everyone knows you're not a serious cyclist until you've had three professional fittings.
thats where i'm going wrong! i keep thinking i need to ride more and do more hill repeats.
more fittings... wow.
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selle anatomica saddle?

what bottles?
You must have looked at the wrong pic.
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It can be hard to tell the difference between an An-Atomica and a well broken-in Brooks, from the side.
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Old 09-04-07, 11:52 AM   #163
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thats where i'm going wrong! i keep thinking i need to ride more and do more hill repeats.
more fittings... wow.
Nah mate, "professional fitting" is the new intervals. Get with the program!
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You must have looked at the wrong pic.
i looked at this pic:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...6&d=1188921756

a lemond in front of a boat of a car.

it looks like a selle anatomica saddle. it could also be a brooks.

what bottles are you using?
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Old 09-04-07, 02:06 PM   #165
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i looked at this pic:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...6&d=1188921756

a lemond in front of a boat of a car.

it looks like a selle anatomica saddle. it could also be a brooks.

what bottles are you using?

Oh, oh. I thought by "what bottles" you meant you didn't see any bottles.

They're the "KIT" drink flasks from probikekit that they've had for 75% off for a while. For functionality they're not that great but they matched the frame nicely.

Saddle is a B-17. Hard to see details in low res cell phone pic.

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Old 09-05-07, 08:46 AM   #166
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I can post this now. Completed my first century on 9/1. Here's the rig...



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Good on ya, mate. So a lot of folks say that flat bars are not as good as drops for LD because the flat bars don't give you multiple hand positions. What do you think?
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Good on ya, mate. So a lot of folks say that flat bars are not as good as drops for LD because the flat bars don't give you multiple hand positions. What do you think?
Thanks!

Well, I haven't ridden drops since my Schwinn Varsity 20+ years ago. But I'd say I agree. I did a 77 mile ride 3 weeks prior to this and my pinky and ring fingers were numb for a couple of days. That prompted me to change my grips before this ride. I put Ergon GC2 grips on. With the flatter grip and the bar ends for another hadn position I have fixed this problem. I still think I want to get a new bike with drops down the line, but with these new grips I'll be fine for a while!
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Always good to get info from someone who's done it; thanks. Can you fit drops to your current bike?
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My understanding is that it would be a couple hundred dollar change out. Possible, but not sure if I will. Might just save the couiple hundred and get a new bike eventually and use this one on the trainer and for a spare.
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Yeah, that makes sense. I get caught out by how much bike stuff costs these days.
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Old 09-09-07, 06:51 PM   #172
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I did my first century today! On my 2007 Lemond etape. I also met my goal of finishing w/ less than 6hrs saddle time... 103 miles in 5hrs 56min. Not blazing fast, but I did most of it solo.
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Old 09-09-07, 07:07 PM   #173
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Just realized I've forgotten to post on this thread! One 200k done, she'll see plenty more.
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Old 09-17-07, 04:31 PM   #174
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Dahon Helios P9 - really a Helios P8, now one year old and upgraded to 9-speed cassette (but still 11-32 overall), chain and grip-shift. Done several imperial centuries, quite a few 200km plus, and three rides just over 250km - all solo, in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand.



Most recent was Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon (Thailand's highest peak - has a radar installation at the top hence there's an access road right to the summit) and back. Took a toothbrush and change of clothes (which I didn't need) in case I got caught out by the weather and didn't make it back to the guesthouse in Chiang Mai same day, and two spare tubes and a spare tyre (all of which I did need!) just in case. Covered 207km, don't know how far I climbed but gained 2249 metres (about 7380 feet) overall. Clocked 67.9km/h on the way down, the fastest the wheels on this Dahon have ever spun. 17 hours overall (wheels turning for 11.5), having set out at 04:20, with a couple of hours break at the summit to let my knees cool off and a couple more spent fixing punctures and swapping a split tyre on the way back.

A 200 mile ride is next!

199.994532 miles on a USD10 pair of tyres

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Old 09-18-07, 02:22 PM   #175
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I've done two centuries the past two Sundays, one on a LeMond Reno, and the other on a Giant FCR1. The Giant is a flat-bar and the LeMond is a drop bar. On the LeMond, I had no aero bars. On the Giant, I had aero bars and bar ends to go with the flat bar. I noticed no discernible difference in hand comfort between the two. No real difference in finish time, either.
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