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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-12-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By ccblunt
Good point. I think some people get intimidated...

Good point. I think some people get intimidated thinking they'd "have" to ride all 24 hours if they enter. My total time on the bike was just over 18 hours, including a 90-minute nap in the middle...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-08-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By ccblunt
First 24-Hour Event

I rode the National 24-Hour Challenge for the first time last year, and had a blast. Felt surprisingly good at the end, and learned a lot for next time. Put together a write-up for Ultracycling...
Forum: Framebuilders 01-02-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By ccblunt
Same here. Don't bother with the cold set.

Same here. Don't bother with the cold set.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-17-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By ccblunt
I put one on the Colnago MXL frameset I built up...

I put one on the Colnago MXL frameset I built up a couple of years ago. Not crazy about the big black logo, but the function has been perfect. Great headset. Glad I invested in it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-11-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 13,325
Posted By ccblunt
Early 1980s Basso Gap, full Campy Super Record....

Early 1980s Basso Gap, full Campy Super Record. Drivetrain:

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Headtube / front brake / headset:
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Forum: Road Cycling 08-22-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By ccblunt
I'd recommend a set of used Rolf Prima Elans....

I'd recommend a set of used Rolf Prima Elans. Outstanding wheelset, and one of the very lightest (<1400 gr) alloy production clinchers you can get. I tried a set a few years ago, to see if an upgrade...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-31-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,366
Posted By ccblunt
Amazing! I've done several one-day STPs, and...

Amazing! I've done several one-day STPs, and seeing you guys on single speed bikes always leaves me in awe.

I've been thinking about taking my 2x6 C&V bike one of these years, in imitation of the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-17-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,685
Posted By ccblunt
It can get surprisingly cool at night, even in...

It can get surprisingly cool at night, even in the middle of summer. I've found that having an extra layer of clothes, or even a lightweight jacket, can make a really big difference in comfort.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-14-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By ccblunt
Great ride report! I was out there as well, on...

Great ride report! I was out there as well, on the one-day ride. Probably saw you. Worst part of the day was definitely Hwy 30, with 93F heat coming down --- and radiating up from the pavement. I was...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-29-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By ccblunt
Another alternative: you might try a crank arm...

Another alternative: you might try a crank arm shortener (Google it if you're unfamiliar). My kids use a pair of them when riding stoker on the tandem, to improve their pedal stroke, but there's no...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 331,957
Posted By ccblunt
Thanks! I highly recommend Doug as a frame...

Thanks! I highly recommend Doug as a frame builder; for the money, I think it's tough to beat what he provides. The frame he built me fits perfectly, and I can sit on it comfortably all day long (18...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 331,957
Posted By ccblunt
Getting ready to celebrate Father's Day after...

Getting ready to celebrate Father's Day after riding 317.5 miles at the National 24-Hour Challenge on my custom Curtlo S3 steel road bike. New personal distance record. Maybe I'll try it sometime on...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By ccblunt
As others have noted, the greater mass has a lot...

As others have noted, the greater mass has a lot to do with it. It's why a tandem goes so much faster downhill than a single bike, too. When we're out on our tandem on group rides, we don't get...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By ccblunt
Good, used sets of Rolf Prima Elans can regularly...

Good, used sets of Rolf Prima Elans can regularly be had for less than $500 on eBay. They are some of the lightest production clinchers you can find (sub 1400 grams), and amazingly quick /...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-15-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By ccblunt
I have an amazingly light 9/10/11 speed Campy...

I have an amazingly light 9/10/11 speed Campy wheelset built up with 28H Mavic GEL 280 tubular rims. And I do use the old style skewers with them as well.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,392
Posted By ccblunt
Since moving to the midwest, I found I never...

Since moving to the midwest, I found I never needed the 21T top cog on my 8s bike, but a "true" Campy 12-19 8s corn cob is pretty hard to find.

The solution: I built my own corn cob by taking a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-11-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,411
Posted By ccblunt
+1 on Curtlo. He built me a beautiful, light,...

+1 on Curtlo. He built me a beautiful, light, custom steel road frame for significantly less than what others would charge. Fits me like a glove, and I can ride it comfortably for 12+ hours. But you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 451,309
Posted By ccblunt
Early 1980s Basso

Presenting my early 80s Basso!

Picked up the frameset over the winter, and it became my first vintage project build. Really enjoyed the process, and learned a lot. Even glued my first set of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36,401
Views: 3,765,152
Posted By ccblunt
Virtually Perfect Vintage Bianchi / Campy

In Jackson, MI (Ann Arbor Craigslist). I can personally vouch for this one; the seller was the longtime owner of my LBS, and the bike is as beautiful in person as it is in the photos. Wish I was in a...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-10-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By ccblunt
I found this short YouTube video...

I found this short YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GoA9v6ZR0c) to be a really helpful visual tutorial on using Vittoria Pit Stop.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36,401
Views: 3,765,152
Posted By ccblunt
Vintage Paramount

[h=2]1973 Schwinn Paramount, Deluxe Touring model - $750 (Okemos, MI)

http://lansing.craigslist.org/bik/4304815955.html

His description:
I have for sale a 1973 Schwinn Paramount Deluxe Touring...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-30-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,059
Posted By ccblunt
From my mid-to-late 1980s Falcon: 362102 ...

From my mid-to-late 1980s Falcon:
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-29-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By ccblunt
Schraner Frameset?

I've heard of Schraner in connection to wheelbuilding, but never to classic steel frames...until I came across this new listing on eBay this evening:
...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-02-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,205
Posted By ccblunt
My own experience, which may or may not be...

My own experience, which may or may not be representative:

Rode my first double (STP) at age 16, and did several more into my twenties. Moved to southern CA for grad school in my mid-twenties...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-20-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5,813
Views: 1,274,116
Posted By ccblunt
My entry: a 1980s Falcon Jaguar, with Reynolds...

My entry: a 1980s Falcon Jaguar, with Reynolds 531 Professional lugged tubes. Very nice and light frameset, and I built it up with Campy components of widely varying vintages.

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Used 8s...
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