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Old 04-21-09, 01:03 PM   #3876
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FWIW: the folks doing the test also sell the tires but interesting nonetheless(especially tire width). At their homepage they have reports on bikes including the Coho!
http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/i...64TireTest.pdf
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I'm all up in that. Bicycle Quarterly and Jan Heine, the editor is the dude these days when it comes to high performance rando equipment. His reviews are often very detailed and thoughtful. Unfortunately, his Coho review was so weird it made me wonder whether he even rode the bike.

That tire review has almost single handedly boosted the market for high quality, high volume tires. Great stuff.
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Old 04-21-09, 03:12 PM   #3877
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I'm all up in that. Bicycle Quarterly and Jan Heine, the editor is the dude these days when it comes to high performance rando equipment. His reviews are often very detailed and thoughtful. Unfortunately, his Coho review was so weird it made me wonder whether he even rode the bike.

That tire review has almost single handedly boosted the market for high quality, high volume tires. Great stuff.
I noticed that he poo--poo'ed all over Tufo tubular clincher tires. Oh well. They work for me.
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I noticed that he poo--poo'ed all over Tufo tubular clincher tires. Oh well. They work for me.
Seemed he had issues with mounting them. Not a true poo-poo.

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I'm all up in that. Bicycle Quarterly and Jan Heine, the editor is the dude these days when it comes to high performance rando equipment. His reviews are often very detailed and thoughtful. Unfortunately, his Coho review was so weird it made me wonder whether he even rode the bike.

That tire review has almost single handedly boosted the market for high quality, high volume tires. Great stuff.
So are you putting 42mm red tires on your Coho? This I gotta see.

DO any of you guys ride these? Pricey but decent tires usually are. I like my commuting Schwalbes MP but they are harsh and heavy. It would be nice to ride a set of plush tires that don't slow you down for long wknd rides.
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I bought grand bois cypres tires for the Kogs.
The grand bois are exactly as Jan describes- forgiving and fast. HOWEVER, they often don't make it out of my glass-strewn alley without puncture, so I keep 38mm panaracer Col de la Vie's on the Kogswell year round now. I do use the grand bois as a spare though since they are foldable.

I did buy the Grand bois in 700c for the Coho. $115/pair! I bet they'll ride great on that bike though.

BTW I head down to Franklinville NC this sunday for the build up. Psyched.
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I bought grand bois cypres tires for the Kogs.
The grand bois are exactly as Jan describes- forgiving and fast. HOWEVER, they often don't make it out of my glass-strewn alley without puncture, so I keep 38mm panaracer Col de la Vie's on the Kogswell year round now. I do use the grand bois as a spare though since they are foldable.

I did buy the Grand bois in 700c for the Coho. $115/pair! I bet they'll ride great on that bike though.

BTW I head down to Franklinville NC this sunday for the build up. Psyched.
So would you consider the tires you ride great for long distant Sunday rides(Monday rides in your case) AND/OR touring tires carrying a load. Since they flat easily I worry about their weight bearing abilities on tour. Schwalbes MP(my commuter tires) never flat thus I never miss my train. I would like something else for rec rando/touring rides.
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So would you consider the tires you ride great for long distant Sunday rides(Monday rides in your case) AND/OR touring tires carrying a load. Since they flat easily I worry about their weight bearing abilities on tour. Schwalbes MP(my commuter tires) never flat thus I never miss my train. I would like something else for rec rando/touring rides.
Your thinking is generally correct. There are exceptions, but generally as you gain flat resistance you lose suppleness and speed. A tire like a grand bois can easily handle the weight of a tourer. It's got a much higher thread count than your Schwalbes, but the casings are so soft that they just don't do much against glass. Schwalbes or Continental Gator Skins are great bomb proof tires.

One tire you might check out is the Rivendell designed Ruffy Tuffy. Fairly light, but with kevlar. I run those on the fixie. -GB
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I'm back, internet and home phone were down for over a week.
Glad to see everyone riding.

I did commute to work once last week, left @ 520am got there by 630ish, (could have swore I saw Bob), I did not realize from mlk all the way to work was ALL uphill, no problems at all, going through west baltimore the roads are rough but doable. The way home with the climb out of ellicot city being the first thing I did kinda sucks. I ran into 2 other people commuting from catonsville to the city, they ran all the lights so I was kinda left behind. No issues going through the city except the traffic jams downtown. Again about same time getting home.

Weds I also rode home from work.

Today my son had his Trike-A-thon @ school, he was the only one wearing gloves,helmet and sunglasses, most kids got tired after a few laps, he kept going until the teachers declared it over.
He keeps telling me about how he won the race.
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Dumb question when is the spring monument to monument ride? looking forward to it.
Begining in June I can again have my century a month, finally.
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Monday, May 25, 2009??????? is this right, we need one on a saturday.

15-17 mph - 8:00 am - 98 mi - bob wagner (bobwag@gmail.com)
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A Randonneur's Ramble from Baltimore's Washington monument to DC's Wash. monument. As you expect, roads are trafficky in and out of the cities - but they are relatively safe andwell tested. In-between there'll be nice long stretches of country roads and numerous paved trails. If you want the full century, you will have to go around the block a few times. Leader: Bob Wagner bobwag@gmail.com READ THIS BEFORE RIDING- http://tinyurl.com/RandoReadMe
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I got to upload the pics, he looks so good and really focused.
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Dumb question when is the spring monument to monument ride? looking forward to it.
Begining in June I can again have my century a month, finally.
Cue Sheet Central shows Monday May 25th

I may be bowing out of group century rides as I'm on the slow side right now, but if some other slower people want to do it I may come along for extra company.
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If there is any interest in previewing Tour dem Parks 25 mile route Wednesday April 29 at 5pm let me know.

On the subject of bike geekness my Travel Agent finally arrived and is installed so my rear brakes are working normally now. (A Travel Agent lets me work longer throw V-brakes with shorter throw STI levers.)
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Monday, May 25, 2009??????? is this right, we need one on a saturday.
25th is Memorial Day. Are you working on Memorial Day?
Hey Barry, what's the deal with the hook up to the DC bikers on this ride? Weren't you gonna do half of this?
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25th is Memorial Day. Are you working on Memorial Day?
Hey Barry, what's the deal with the hook up to the DC bikers on this ride? Weren't you gonna do half of this?
thats right, I was just testing you. This might work out anyway.
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Anyone racing in Waynesboro Grand Prix this sunday?
Sorry... not me. It's kind of far. My next race will be within riding distance--Kelly Cup (aka, Bike Jam).

I did Jefferson Cup. I liked the race, but the distance sort of turned me off regarding having to travel so far.
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25th is Memorial Day. Are you working on Memorial Day?
Hey Barry, what's the deal with the hook up to the DC bikers on this ride? Weren't you gonna do half of this?
I'm reluctant to pursue this at this time due to my hip thing. I have weekends where I feel strong and others where I feel I need to take it easy. Till I can figure out a pattern I am reluctant to make long term plans.
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I'm going to take half a day off. I'll be leaving Towson (driving--had to pick up my laundry from work and replace with fresh clothing) at ~11:30am. I should be home by noon. Anyone relatively close wanna play "hooky" with me? I'm thinking about heading to the Eastern Shore (driving) and ride from there into Delaware.

PM me if interested. I'll check back at about 10:30am.

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I'm going to take half a day off. I'll be leaving Towson (driving--had to pick up my laundry from work and replace with fresh clothing) at ~11:30am. I should be home by noon. Anyone relatively close wanna play "hooky" with me? I'm thinking about heading to the Eastern Shore (driving) and ride from there into Delaware.

PM me if interested. I'll check back at about 10:30am.
No takers, eh?

I'll check back one last time at 11am.

I'm thinking about driving across the Ch.Bay and start a ride off of Rt 18 Main St in Stevensville.
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Noracer, I so wish I could have played hooky, great day for it, but I was at work by 7am.
If anyone want to ride tomm am 530-6ish to about 8am-ish (wife has to be @ school by 9), I can meet up if needed, if no takers, I go solo.

It will be 65 degrees @ 5am FYI
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Noracer, I so wish I could have played hooky, great day for it, but I was at work by 7am.
If anyone want to ride tomm am 530-6ish to about 8am-ish (wife has to be @ school by 9), I can meet up if needed, if no takers, I go solo.

It will be 65 degrees @ 5am FYI
Josh,

I'd take you up on the offer, but Team BBC is having a practise session tomorrow in Columbia. I plan on riding out to it, doing the practise, maybe riding a few more miles with the team afterwards, then riding home--definitely a full day.

Here's the ride I did today:

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The ride was from Stevensville on th eastern shore to Denton, DE and back. I've always wanted to ride on Route 50. I actually did a couple of sections of it near Queenstown.

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Saturday Ride Report

Started about 6am, little cooler out than expected 53 degrees so I put on the UA shirt, Head out to hit 702 and take back river to rocky point, I haven't been there in years. I got to the park and headed to the beach, like a scene from a movie. As soon as I sat down a great blue heron was flying across the water right in front of me, so quiet all I could hear was waves. I stayed there for 15 minutes taking it in, I remember the beach was soooo much bigger years ago (maybe I was smaller also), on the way back I took a ride past my old house on back river neck road and checked out the pond in the back yard, then since I had no planned route I winged it and went up eastern to kane to dundalk. Turns out there was a flea market @ old dundalk shopping center, no bike stuff though. Then I headed home. Good ride, little slower pace, nice for a change. Got home @ exactly 8am wife was standing at the door with her bookbag on ready to go.

I really do like riding up back river neck rd, long spots of nothing but trees and no noise but my tires.

I'll do the same tommorow 530ish to 8ish, no route planned just gonna wing it, anyone wanna meet up let me know. Gotta squeeze in them rides where I can.

26 miles
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