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    Here's another: Raced new "back when" and...

    Here's another: Raced new "back when" and converted to Fixed Gear > 22 years ago where it has been in continuous service.

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    Although FG riding has seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent...
  2. Yes: 1) Make sure that you are Properly...

    Yes:

    1) Make sure that you are Properly Fitted.

    B) Develop a supple high cadence pedaling style by spending several hundred base miles each and every winter/off season on a properly equipped...
  3. Lots: whether it's a trip on the bicycle,...

    Lots: whether it's a trip on the bicycle, motorcycle, roadster or truck imbibing at the end of day is a ritual of the road.
    Be prepared, there some "Dry" counties still out there.

    -Bandera
  4. Like this one that's been in service for >40...

    Like this one that's been in service for >40 years while a good many race bikes are long gone?

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    -Bandera
  5. You are going to get it from her, as it were, no...

    You are going to get it from her, as it were, no matter what........and let her have the dogs.......:notamused:
  6. Not you or I. ;) Having a threaded mounting...

    Not you or I. ;)
    Having a threaded mounting point for full mudguards, and clearance for 25-28mm tires, on a CF Endurance machine that sees duty in less than ideal weather is my requirement. The...
  7. The very same reason that I built the Stanyan for...

    The very same reason that I built the Stanyan for winter/wet, but it's no CF Merckx......

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    -Bandera
  8. At least British specialty mfgs. still understand...

    At least British specialty mfgs. still understand the requirements of riding long distances at pace in difficult terrain and less than perfect weather:

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    "The Hewitt Carbon Audax is a bike...
  9. Modern mfgs. in my opinion should take a page...

    Modern mfgs. in my opinion should take a page from Classic British Audax and French Randonneur machines when designing the next crop of Endurance/Sportive machines. All are designed to be light,...
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    Accept no substitutes.......:love: 424502 ...

    Accept no substitutes.......:love:

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    -Bandera
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    Bicycle rim brakes have been able to modulate...

    Bicycle rim brakes have been able to modulate speed adequately for decades, particularly on a SS/FG. Any modern system is perfectly fine if set-up correctly.
    True wheels, properly lubed cables and...
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    Like a lot of men I grew up knowing "back when"...

    Like a lot of men I grew up knowing "back when" he was taciturn and very matter of fact.
    Not a lot of stories just a lot of "Here's how this works, why it does and what you need to do."

    He...
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    Our next door neighbor raced on the board tracks...

    Our next door neighbor raced on the board tracks pre-WWII.
    We overhauled his old race bike in the basement when I was (barely) tall enough to pedal it.
    My 1st "race bike" ride was on the real...
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    Great score, mine came in the brown zippered tool...

    Great score, mine came in the brown zippered tool kit bag w/ my '68 Paramount, been on every FG road ride since then.

    -Bandera
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    My fixed gear road bike is equipped as all my...

    My fixed gear road bike is equipped as all my other road bikes w/ a Flats Kit (tire levers/tube/patch kit/ID/health insurance card/$$) and pump.
    For the FG a 15mm Campagnolo "peanut butter" wrench...
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    My toaster has a web-site: Evolution of the T-20...

    My toaster has a web-site: Evolution of the T-20.
    Toasting perfection was attained in the '40's: it was the DI2 of toast:

    " All you do is drop in the bread ... Bread lowers itself automatically,...
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    Seriously they have been the mainstay for on-bike...

    Seriously they have been the mainstay for on-bike nutrition for many decades: easy to slip (sorry) into a jersey pocket, full of nutritional goodness and they come wrapped in a neat bio-degradable...
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    That which works, works. A Sunbeam T-20 toaster...

    That which works, works.
    A Sunbeam T-20 toaster has no modern rivals in toast quality or aesthetic appeal.

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    Neither does a Vitus 979, except one toasts oneself.....

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    -Bandera
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    Yep, it's a Carradice Barley mounted on a Bagman...

    Yep, it's a Carradice Barley mounted on a Bagman II rack-gizmo attached to the frame braze-ons.
    I've used the British seatbags since the 70's and this is the best set-up yet, keeps the bag off the...
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    A requirement for me as well: my Soma Stanyan...

    A requirement for me as well: my Soma Stanyan rigged for winter.

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    Works well enough that I'm reconsidering my Phase II project plan of having a 853 Mercian Audax built to my spec....
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    Just pulled my 70's Walnut Cabinet KLH 17's out...

    Just pulled my 70's Walnut Cabinet KLH 17's out of storage to pair w/ a WiFi capable Onkyo TX-8050 stereo receiver in the master bedroom: Nice!
    Merry Xmas to me!

    -Bandera
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    Seems to me that the OP isn't quite sure what...

    Seems to me that the OP isn't quite sure what exactly "such a thing" as riding a road bike on his terrain is.
    Local cyclists are his best resources to define what/how that works.
    Ask them, Spanish...
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    I would, and did, take 30% grades as a bit of...

    I would, and did, take 30% grades as a bit of hyperbole (or something).
    Fact is if a municipal authority anywhere spent the moolah and effort to grade and/or pave a roadway it can be cycled up/down...
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    Since you live in Spain you must have a local...

    Since you live in Spain you must have a local road cycling club that know the terrain and gearing, ask them what set-ups are required.
    Road bikes are designed for quick gearing changes to match the...
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    Well done, a proper Old School methodology....

    Well done, a proper Old School methodology. :thumb:
    I include BB height, pedal/shoe info, KOPS, reach/drop and bar type as well.
    I've logged my build details since the 70's and transferred the...
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