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    At a shop I worked at, we had a 3 foot segment of...

    At a shop I worked at, we had a 3 foot segment of 2" pipe that had one end wrapped in Velox cloth tape for grip. The other end had some tape applied to the inside to protect tools it was used upon....
  2. Thanks. That bike was a bit of a mutt. A trek...

    Thanks.

    That bike was a bit of a mutt. A trek carbon frame, one of the old aluminum lugged and glued ones, and a mix of tricolor Ultegra and DA. Yes, those are the first generation Ultegra sti...
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    Here is my timeline 2015 Next year's team bike...

    Here is my timeline
    2015 Next year's team bike
    2014 Worn out hoopty, ride it until 2015 bike goes online
    2013-1988 Worn out junk left in the attic or behind the cat box in the garage.
    1987-1972...
  4. OK, how about this? :) 421861

    OK, how about this? :)

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  5. Some nameless kermesse in Belgium, spring of...

    Some nameless kermesse in Belgium, spring of 1994, at the business end of the field entering a corner.

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    I have been racing on and off since I was a...

    I have been racing on and off since I was a junior in 1986. My latest stretch has lasted 8 years in the masters ranks. So I am carbon racer from December to August, and in the fall I ride my C&V...
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    416150 Beard, and trust me, I'm on a bike. A...

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    Beard, and trust me, I'm on a bike. A selfie at L'Eroica with my friend photobombing me.
  8. Over the summer I used some 28mm Vittoria Rubiono...

    Over the summer I used some 28mm Vittoria Rubiono Pro 3's withthe Mythryl sidewall. While I did not get any flats, the sidewall were really chewed up pretty badly, and there was one nice cut that...
  9. If you want to do some dirt, here is a strava...

    If you want to do some dirt, here is a strava ride that connects to the SART. Some 28mm tires and a 34x25 should do the trick.

    Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near San Juan Capistrano | Times...
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    I should have taken a picture. The packing job...

    I should have taken a picture. The packing job was a masterpiece of Tetris-like packing. The Ford Grand Cmax has 3 rows of seating and is a bit longer than the version available in the US. We each...
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    Thanks Propad. We actually conversed a bit when...

    Thanks Propad. We actually conversed a bit when you were prepping for your 2012 ride. I had written up a report of my 2011 205km event. That report is still floating around bikeforums, and also...
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    I am having a bit of trouble dumping my pics off...

    I am having a bit of trouble dumping my pics off of the phone, I have a whole bunch I am going to post as soon as I figure out what is wrong. :(
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    Part II A bit about the bike. I rode a 1985...

    Part II

    A bit about the bike. I rode a 1985 Vitus 979 with a full Mavic group, Cinelli bar and stem, 32 hole Wolber TX clinchers with 28mm Continental 4000 All Season tires, front gearing 42x52...
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    L'Eroica 2014 ride reports

    Part I

    So, this is my third time at L'Eroica. The first time I did it for fun, the second time my goal was to break 12 hours (205km) and this time was to do it for speed. Not race pace do or...
  15. Here is a bit I wrote about my 2011 L'Eroica...

    Here is a bit I wrote about my 2011 L'Eroica ride. I did the full 209km. I am still a pretty quick Cat. 2 racer, and the climbs out of the rest stop in Asceniciano put me at me very limits. They...
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    I love this shot. They probably had to deal with...

    I love this shot. They probably had to deal with a lot of the same carp that women's racing today still deals with.
  17. I like how the cogs sync with the frame rate of...

    I like how the cogs sync with the frame rate of the video. Some look like they are rotating backwards, other are stayin still, and some are moving forwards. I could watch this all day.
  18. It does not look like your hanger is bent in, but...

    It does not look like your hanger is bent in, but as other have mentioned, your chain may be too short. If this is the case, as the chain goes up and over the biggest cog, it will flex the hanger...
  19. Thread: The jerk

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    Only a true krej would not use the word jerk.

    Only a true krej would not use the word jerk.
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    I just put this together for my first L'Eroica...

    I just put this together for my first L'Eroica 2014 prep rides. A black 979 was the first real race bike I had back when little Bikegeek1968 was a junior racer. That one was full SUper Record, this...
  21. Thread: Vitus 979

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    Well it took awhile, but I finally got it...

    Well it took awhile, but I finally got it together and rode it for the first time today. All Mavic from a mid 80's PX10 donor, but I left the quill pedals off for now, and I am using a set of wheels...
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    A Bonding of Vitii (Vituses?)

    A Bonding of Vitii (Vituses?)
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    Edit: Nevermind

    Edit: Nevermind
  24. It is the last of the US market PX bikes. Check...

    It is the last of the US market PX bikes. Check the 85 and 86 catalogs. Both years have the same bike, one year it was called a PX10, the other it is simply a PX It is an SLX frame, full Mavic,...
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    No kidding on this. There was another fatal car...

    No kidding on this. There was another fatal car vs. bike hit and run last week. I just did a guided ride and bike rental for some visiting out of towners who were staying in Laguna Beach. I picked...
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