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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudocyclic View Post
    In my previous post I said "A 200 mile ride is next!" - well I was 29 feet short! Here's the story...It wasn't until the next day that I discovered 200 miles is 321.87km, and I should've gone another 0.01km!
    Rats! You will have to start all over again now!
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Oddly enough, the least suited of my bikes to ride a century on. I have two on it and none on my 700c bikes.

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    What kind of tires did you have on the Trek when you did the centuries, Foamy?
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    What kind of tires did you have on the Trek when you did the centuries, Foamy?
    Tires very similar to the ones you see on there. They were Raleigh brand 1.5's with a slick center and a slight diamond-like tread on the sides with gum-walls. On the second century (which was forced) the cloth of the casings was showing through the gum-walls as they had dry rotted quite a bit. I'd bought the tires around 1990 and they were still rolling (and holding the tubes inside) when I retired them a couple of years ago. I still have my Tioga "Farmer John's" from that same time.
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    Finished putting it together last night. Garage-built frame, the same components as listed for the previous bike I posted here, but this one is 650b with Grand Bois Hetre 42mm tires.


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    I've done a century on my TT bike, but it was down to the lats millimetre; the position was really too extreme and took me ages to recover (neck and hip):



    And then the rest of them (probably three or four, including one 460km ride without stopping) on my Norco CRR:




    And actually I probably have done one or two on my old Olmo steelie, which has since been converted into a SS. I did about 110km on her last week -- not sure I'd want to go 160 on a SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    Finished putting it together last night. Garage-built frame, the same components as listed for the previous bike I posted here, but this one is 650b with Grand Bois Hetre 42mm tires.

    Very Niiiice. How do those big 'ol fatties ride? I bet like marshmallows... hmmmmm... marshmallows...

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    This is probably my favorite bike out of all those that I have used in the last 25 years or so. I'm going to make another fork to increase fender clearance and decrease trail, in anticipation of mounting a front bag. Otherwise it's essentially perfect for me.

    The tires are a revelation. I am sure they are actually a touch faster than the 700x30 Grand Bois Cypres that I used on the previous bike -- I can still keep up with the 700x23 crowd (as long as no cat. 2s show up, anyway!) -- and yes, they're like riding on clouds. Fire roads and non-technical singletrack are easily within their capabilities as well, making this the most versatile bike I have ever ridden. My only concern is that these are the only tires in the world that fill this niche. If they become unavailable, I don't know what I'll do. For now, I think I'll start hording them!

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    that black norco is the same bike that darth vadar would ride...
    try harder

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    Century bikes

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    My new distance bike.....




    It'll be finished up as soon as I get the clipless pedals installed. I still need to order shoes though, since I have gunboats for feet.
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    I just rode my first century on this...
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    oh my goodness gracious,

    that is one exceptionally sexy velocipede. wow!
    what sort of tires are those? did you have it pained in silver or is it cleaned up with some shiny clear coat on top?

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    that is one exceptionally sexy velocipede. wow!
    what sort of tires are those? did you have it pained in silver or is it cleaned up with some shiny clear coat on top?
    I'll bet if we knew who you were talking to you'd get an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    I'll bet if we knew who you were talking to you'd get an answer.
    to you actually- dont know why it didnt quote!! anyways ya i see that they are grand bois tires- way sexy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixtannenbaum View Post
    to you actually- dont know why it didnt quote!! anyways ya i see that they are grand bois tires- way sexy!!
    i have looked around a little on the internets though, and havent found them in that great color- also - where did you get that seat bag- ive seen them on bikes here on bikeforum but never in person- they look like theyd be real usefull!

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    Oh. well, thanks!

    It's metalflake silver powdercoat, with a clearcoat on top. Done by local folks, about $100, they do a decent job. The metalflake part just doesn't show up in the pic.

    The tires are the Grand Bois Hetre. As far as I know they are only available from Vintage Bicycle Press, http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/tireoffer.html. I really like these tires!

    The seat bag is the Carradice Barley. I'm pretty sure I got it from Peter White, http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carradice.asp. It's definitely a good bag; just about perfect for randonneuring. The only downside, I'd say, is that the leather straps with buckles look cool, but they're a bit fiddly. When you're cold and tired and just want your armwarmers or a Powerbar, the old-school charm wears thin pretty quickly. Like about 30 seconds after you started fumbling with the @#$! buckles.

    HTH!

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    My Surly LHT and Rivendell Redwood. Both great century bikes. The Redwood is a bit quicker, but the LHT is a super comfy ride.
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    Got any more shots of the Surly? That looks pretty nice, from what I can see.

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    planning on doing the TOSRV on this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    Finished putting it together last night. Garage-built frame, the same components as listed for the previous bike I posted here, but this one is 650b with Grand Bois Hetre 42mm tires.

    That is a beautiful bicycle, and you should be extremely proud of it! I hope to someday build frames very similar, when I have a place to do it. Are the Grand Bois tires at all puncture resistant? I never see it mentioned, but where I ride it's pretty much a requirement.

    Edit: I just saw your blue bike on the previous page, also beautiful! It appears we share similar taste in bicycles!
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    This one is mine. In fact, I rode 154 miles on it Saturday and one of these days plan to do some touring and week long rides on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Six jours View Post
    Finished putting it together last night. Garage-built frame, the same components as listed for the previous bike I posted here, but this one is 650b with Grand Bois Hetre 42mm tires.


    nice!

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