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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    I never saw the split screen before, that's cool!
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    Yeah, cool until you run into that utility pole! LOL!
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    She's ready for powder coat now. Looking like a mid-April build up.
    2013: quit counting 2012 FG century count: 4 2011 century count: ~20 2010 mileage: 10,239 2009 mileage: 8127 2008 mileage: 7157

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
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    She's ready for powder coat now. Looking like a mid-April build up.
    Who's actually building up the bike, you or the frame builder? What components/wheels etc are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by balto charlie View Post
    Who's actually building up the bike, you or the frame builder?
    Me! My plan is to drive down to NC with all my parts and build up the bike at the builder's place.
    I'm hoping to be done in a day and be able to take a test ride with him the next day.
    Components are a mix:
    Lotsa Velo Orange stuff Mostly Sugino, Shimano, Nitto.
    Friction down tube shifters Real old school.

    I actually just bought a 7 speed cassette instead of 9 because I liked the super even increments.
    My Trek has a 10-speed cas. and I often find it annoying when shifting to a different ring that I've got to make 4 more shifts in back because the increments are so small. So, I'm going back in time- to the land of 7-speed.

    2013: quit counting 2012 FG century count: 4 2011 century count: ~20 2010 mileage: 10,239 2009 mileage: 8127 2008 mileage: 7157

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    Me! My plan is to drive down to NC with all my parts and build up the bike at the builder's place.
    I'm hoping to be done in a day and be able to take a test ride with him the next day.
    Components are a mix:
    Lotsa Velo Orange stuff Mostly Sugino, Shimano, Nitto.
    Friction down tube shifters Real old school.

    I actually just bought a 7 speed cassette instead of 9 because I liked the super even increments.
    My Trek has a 10-speed cas. and I often find it annoying when shifting to a different ring that I've got to make 4 more shifts in back because the increments are so small. So, I'm going back in time- to the land of 7-speed.

    The force is weak in you, young Jedi [j/k] :



    Can't wait to see it soon!
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    4130 on 28's at 15 greaterbrown's Avatar
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    and me in my baggies and you in your kit.
    Spaceman and CroMag.

    BTW: 39/25 to 39/27... hmm... did it shift yet?
    2013: quit counting 2012 FG century count: 4 2011 century count: ~20 2010 mileage: 10,239 2009 mileage: 8127 2008 mileage: 7157

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    Hi guys, Haven't posted for awhile. GB I love the old school stuff. I just recently got my first STI bike, the Kestrel. I still like to be indexed, not a big fan of friction. My LeTour has a 7 speed (14-28) with Ultegra Bar-Ends and it is a very noticeable change when shifting just one cog. Who's needs all those gears anyway? I can't wait to see pics of the finished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    and me in my baggies and you in your kit.
    Spaceman and CroMag.

    BTW: 39/25 to 39/27... hmm... did it shift yet?
    LOL! Yeah, I'd probably be wishing I was pushing a compact if I was at the point on a hill where I wondered if I had anything lower to go to (flashbacks of Coxey Brown Rd).
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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    Me! My plan is to drive down to NC with all my parts and build up the bike at the builder's place.
    I'm hoping to be done in a day and be able to take a test ride with him the next day.
    Components are a mix:
    Lotsa Velo Orange stuff Mostly Sugino, Shimano, Nitto.
    Friction down tube shifters Real old school.

    I actually just bought a 7 speed cassette instead of 9 because I liked the super even increments.
    My Trek has a 10-speed cas. and I often find it annoying when shifting to a different ring that I've got to make 4 more shifts in back because the increments are so small. So, I'm going back in time- to the land of 7-speed.
    Welcome back to the fold. My only 9 speed is my mnt bike. They got 10 speeds now Where or where have I've been.j/k Most of my rides are friction, easy to fix but I do like barends. That's nice that YOU build and BOTH test. It would be nice to have a mechanic looking over my shoulder every time I made major repairs. Keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
    Hi guys, Haven't posted for awhile. ...I just recently got my first STI bike, the Kestrel. I still like to be indexed, not a big fan of friction.
    Nice Kestrel, Jeff:

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    Hey, you guys seem pretty serious but if anyone is around the Baltimore area I'd love someone with whom to ride. But I have a hybrid I'm kind of a newbie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocilok View Post
    Hey, you guys seem pretty serious but if anyone is around the Baltimore area I'd love someone with whom to ride. But I have a hybrid I'm kind of a newbie...
    Go to:

    http://www.baltobikeclub.org <--- Many of us are in this bike club (BBC)

    ...and check out the schedule of rides. They are listed by range of average speed for the ride. Pick a ride that you are sure that you can keep up with. Ride with them until you get strong enough to go to the next level...repeat.

    If you get really strong, you may want to consider racing for Team BBC. http://www.bbcracing.org
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    Welcome to the MD Peeps thread Velocilok.
    Most of the chit chat on this thread is from silly mileage junkies like myself and NoRacer, but there's lots of good riding to be had here. What part of town you coming from? You a commuter?
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    Thanks NR, It's has a great ride to it. I have since changed the stem (it's silver and flipped now and different bottle cages). I like the ride of carbon, but I'm still a steel man at heart.

    Velocilok- Don't worry- ride with No Racer for awhile and he'll have you doing 12,000 miles a year before you know it. But he is right hang with the rides that you can keep up with, that will keep you from getting discouraged and you'll meet a lot of great people. Not to say that people that go fast aren't great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    Go to:

    http://www.baltobikeclub.org <--- Many of us are in this bike club (BBC)

    ...and check out the schedule of rides. They are listed by range of average speed for the ride. Pick a ride that you are sure that you can keep up with. Ride with them until you get strong enough to go to the next level...repeat.

    If you get really strong, you may want to consider racing for Team BBC. http://www.bbcracing.org
    Awesome, thanks! I'll prob start in 15-17 just to be safe, but I plan on joining some rides. Do I need to be a member?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaterbrown View Post
    Welcome to the MD Peeps thread Velocilok.
    Most of the chit chat on this thread is from silly mileage junkies like myself and NoRacer, but there's lots of good riding to be had here. What part of town you coming from? You a commuter?
    another friendly local link: http://nbbb.wordpress.com/
    I currently live in Roland Park/Hampden. I may move downtown if I get a new job. Thanks for the blog link, it seems pretty active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocilok View Post
    Awesome, thanks! I'll prob start in 15-17 just to be safe, but I plan on joining some rides. Do I need to be a member?

    You don't but if you're still doing 4 - 5 rides a year 3 years from now -it would be nice - if for nothing other than to support cycling in Baltimore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocilok View Post
    I currently live in Roland Park/Hampden. I may move downtown if I get a new job. Thanks for the blog link, it seems pretty active.
    15-17 is a quick pace (to me anyway) especially for a longer ride.
    I live across the street from the SPCA in Hampden and Harry lives up in Cedarcroft, so we're nearby.
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    YAY, NBBB! We've been very lazy about riding lately (except commuting solo), but maybe we can do a beer run or picnic or something fun soon. You live in Hampden/Roland Park? I'm right near the Watertower myself and ride the dorkiest of hybrids. There are a lot of folks who commute around here. It's freakin awesome.

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    Is anyone else having problems with having to repeatedly login to BF? I wrote a post (which you can only do if you're logged in) hit post and then it tells me that I need to log in, and I lose what I wrote.
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    Re: Google Maps
    Google is looking for suggested features so this is now the place to vote for biking directions: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/s...suggestions.cs
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    Howdy,

    I'm not a "Maryland people" yet but my wife and I may be moving there later this year. Mrs. HandsomeRyan is looking at a job near Beltsville and if she gets it we'll likely be moving there in August.

    I have mixed feelings about moving from a relatively small city like Knoxville to a huge city like DC/Baltimore. It'll be an adjustment for sure.

    Right now I am a strictly recreational rider and since I live in the burbs I have a car. If we move up there, I'll be quitting my job and losing my company car so I'll likely become a cyclo-commuter and a 1 car family. Having never lived in a big city I have no idea what to expect as far as riding is concerned.

    If there are any other southerners who've migrated north who might have words of wisdom to share with me I'd love to hear any advice you care to offer.

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    HandsomeRyan, Howdy! You might be interested in this group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BikeWashingtonDC/

    Beltsville is not far from the trail system, with luck you'll be able to use that for part of your commute otherwise Montgomery County has some of the best and worst conditions to ride in. Sidewalk riding is legal there (Mo Co) so a lot of drivers expect that's were you should ride.

    The bike people are friendly and will help you find routes and that area is near some of the highest concentrations of bike commuters the state has, so you will have some company.

    Also keep in mind one of the great things about Maryland, you are never far from the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    Is anyone else having problems with having to repeatedly login to BF? I wrote a post (which you can only do if you're logged in) hit post and then it tells me that I need to log in, and I lose what I wrote.
    I guess its not just me then, thats one reason I haven't posted much lately. Everytime I write something an hit submit, it says no permission please login??? WTF

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    I just ran across this bike shop in Annapolis Velo Orange and for some reason I though of of GB but others might enjoy the shop as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Orange
    For many years some of the wonderful parts and accessories once produced by small firms in Europe for the cyclo-tourist and randonneur have been unavailable, or outrageously expensive. So I started Velo Orange to find and sell these remaining items, and to produce those that were no longer available.
    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Orange
    In the meantime, why not put your camera, jacket, and wallet in the handlebar bag and go out for a whole day or weekend in the country? Stop at a nice inn and have lunch, chat with the local farmers, drop by an art studio, winery, or bakery. Or ride out to our showroom in historic Annapolis, Maryland.
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