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  1. if you are looking for a Challenge tubular in...

    if you are looking for a Challenge tubular in 22mm BikeTiresDirect has them on sale for $42 -discounted from $97.
  2. Thread: Tandemonium

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    Cautions? Tandems don't always work out to be...

    Cautions?
    Tandems don't always work out to be the inspiration the Captain had hoped for.
    Always listen to the stoker.
    I'll stop there.

    Beautiful bike, by th by.
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    +1 '72 Raleigh Super Course 62.5cm ST (25") had...

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    '72 Raleigh Super Course 62.5cm ST (25") had a TT of 59.25cm. I could really stretch out on it.
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    [QUOTE=gomango;17451687]Not that I know of....

    [QUOTE=gomango;17451687]Not that I know of. /QUOTE]

    It has been a loong time , so probably not. Golly time flies.
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    My '85 Limited had same paint & decal layout & HT...

    My '85 Limited had same paint & decal layout & HT decal. So possibly 1985 +/- a year. (But NOT a Limited)
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    Is Curt G still building custom Rivendell...

    Is Curt G still building custom Rivendell frames/forks?
  7. signing up for this thread. (tandem owner -...

    signing up for this thread.

    (tandem owner - not C or V)
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    Allessandro Petacchi says, "I am here to protect...

    Allessandro Petacchi says, "I am here to protect & defend Italian Grail"
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    ".... and I will sprint on it"
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    Your max HR of 175 means you can get that ticker...

    Your max HR of 175 means you can get that ticker clickin pretty high. What's your resting HR in the mornings?
    Sounds like you know what you are doing. I always advise that you allow time for...
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    In agreement with above comments, my '87 DeRosa...

    In agreement with above comments, my '87 DeRosa has no chainstay bridge near the BB and the brake bridge is 'scalloped' (if that's the right term?).

    And for a price check (assuming we can mention...
  11. Thanks for the suggestion. 58 with a 12cm stem...

    Thanks for the suggestion. 58 with a 12cm stem is about right for me, therefore 14cm on 56 is theoretically the same reach. But we all know that other factors affect comfort like HT length and...
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    .... anything with 'doodle' in it's name can't...

    .... anything with 'doodle' in it's name can't really be mean, can it?
    Not even Yankee Doodle Dandy.
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    I can tell that no sailors have yet replied. And...

    I can tell that no sailors have yet replied.
    And the Brits should be able to give us some of that slang.

    'you sun on a beach?!' - with emphasis onna da 'beach', used quite regularly when in...
  14. Good luck with ebay. I wanted to buy, but just...

    Good luck with ebay.

    I wanted to buy, but just can't go down to 56 TT.
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    It was a wonderful summer in the PNW. Lots of...

    It was a wonderful summer in the PNW.
    Lots of sunshine with only 2 - 3 days over 90 degrees.

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    +1 - and don't forget the snowshoe opportunities....

    +1 - and don't forget the snowshoe opportunities.
    It's all about getting out of the house.

    and you guys & gals from the deep south need not make us northerners feel so cold.
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    Since there is such a wide interpretation, the...

    Since there is such a wide interpretation, the word really has no significant meaning.
    I use the term grail-ish to further water down a nebulous word.
  18. What a way to improve your cycling...

    What a way to improve your cycling experience.......

    But then I'm not the youtube generation.
  19. It's a bicycle - they can't bless you and seldom...

    It's a bicycle - they can't bless you and seldom curse you.
    They never curse you if they are Grail-ish. (ooops thread confusion)
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    Post #8...

    Post #8 .
    I consider the DeRosa with Campy CdA 7sp indexed & Merckx with Campy CdA 6sp friction grail-ish. Funny, I ride the AD more than any other bicycle - so I put that frame in there as well...
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    Lucky or just patient, with funds available....

    Lucky or just patient, with funds available.
    I've been riding roadies continuously since '85, so it took about 25 years to acquire a bike I consider grail-ish.

    edit: 25 years and maybe a couple...
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    As it applies to bicycles - I don't know -...

    As it applies to bicycles - I don't know - possibly some snob who wanted to put a higher price tag on his favorite bike.
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    No - and please don't give such a limiting...

    No - and please don't give such a limiting definition. Grail cannot be quantified - it's part intangible and personal preference.
    A touring bike - even made by Herse is not MY grail. A 1930's...
  24. Dang Pastor, that's some un-godly gearing. I...

    Dang Pastor, that's some un-godly gearing.
    I should take a lesson. Thanks for the close-ups.
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    Asside from a few a$$hachets, my posterior...

    Asside from a few a$$hachets, my posterior accepts a variety of saddles that aren't too wide.
    I move around a lot on my saddle so the longer ones are preferred. I also get out of the saddle...
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