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    Why not? Lots of Specialized bikes being used for...

    Why not? Lots of Specialized bikes being used for brevets in this part of the world. If you are comfortable on the bike, the rest is just details.
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    Many of Steve's supporters have said that they'll...

    Many of Steve's supporters have said that they'll continue contributing so I expect that finances won't be a major factor in whether he restarts or continues.
  3. Thread: 2015 Randonnees

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    Last Saturday's 400 qualifier for PBP went well....

    Last Saturday's 400 qualifier for PBP went well. After a few days cycletouring, the brevet started west of Athens and headed across the Corinth Canal for a rather hilly loop of the Peloponnese....
  4. Living in England, there are a fair number of...

    Living in England, there are a fair number of faster brevet riders using Carradice saddlebags. Several of them do sub-60hr PBPs unsupported. I am only a sub-70hr PBPer with fat thighs to go with the...
  5. There will be some parallax error with that photo...

    There will be some parallax error with that photo that exaggerates the bag width.

    My Carradice saddlebag has no side pockets and is narrower than my hips (I blame my mother for giving her son...
  6. Thread: Front derailleur

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    Moultons often have a tapered spacer between the...

    Moultons often have a tapered spacer between the braze-on front mech and the braze-on mount to move the mech rearwards and rotate it anticlockwise. This correctly orientates the mech for the chain...
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    My T5 Brompton came with a single shift lever...

    My T5 Brompton came with a single shift lever from the factory. The early ones used a pair of 3sp gear levers.
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    Riders have to announce start dates at least two...

    Riders have to announce start dates at least two weeks before they start their attempts.
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    A too long and too boring story. Basically the...

    A too long and too boring story. Basically the first draft was too similar to UMCA's point-to-point rules, which are impractical for this sort of record.
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    A thousand miles isn't actually very much in this...

    A thousand miles isn't actually very much in this game. Given how many days Kurt started after Steve, he could easily make that up after Steve finished riding on 31 December by sitting behind a...
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    Steve was always going for the record this year,...

    Steve was always going for the record this year, regardless of UMCA. He had been talking to UMCA for months last year to get the rules somewhere towards sensible. Kurt saw the first draft of UMCA's...
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    My partner looked at Billie's record over...

    My partner looked at Billie's record over Christmas as she covered more than 18,000 miles last year. Averaging a century a day would give a nice total but would require her giving up full-time work...
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    Steve stayed at our place on the weekend. He is...

    Steve stayed at our place on the weekend. He is progressively riding himself into fitness, so his speeds will gradually increase as the temperatures rise and the daylight increases. The low intensity...
  14. Apparently a (rearrange the letters) is...

    Apparently a <nug> (rearrange the letters) is automatically censored. How quaint.
  15. Have a look at Steve's schedules on his website,...

    Have a look at Steve's schedules on his website, drawn from both Tommy's ride and from Steve's experience of riding 40,500km of 200+km brevets in the 2007 season. Steve expects to speed up as...
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    The Genevalle levers look like the Retroshifters...

    The Genevalle levers look like the Retroshifters from a few years ago. Indexed with a friction option, so would work fine.
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    Some folk have high standards. If I'm in shape...

    Some folk have high standards. If I'm in shape enough to go sub-30 on a 600 OR to finish a 600 comfortably, I'm good to go for a 1200.

    My targets are the same as most years, with appropriate...
  18. Thread: 2015 Randonnees

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    We're aiming to ride a Greek 400 as a PBP...

    We're aiming to ride a Greek 400 as a PBP qualifier, combined with a week's cycletouring and sightseeing.

    The 600 qualifier will be in the Scottish border region and we're planning on AUK's...
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    Some seat packs are a pain to use; needing to...

    Some seat packs are a pain to use; needing to empty them out to reach stuff at the bottom or needing to load them in a specific manner to stop the bag sagging excessively.
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    For future reference, shots of both ends of the...

    For future reference, shots of both ends of the freehub are more useful, particularly the spline between the freehub mechanism and the hub shell. There are some variations that prevent...
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    A picture is worth 1000 words.

    A picture is worth 1000 words.
  22. Abbotsford Cycles is worthwhile but they don't...

    Abbotsford Cycles is worthwhile but they don't sell bikes. As with all Aussie shops, prices are higher than mail order.

    Abbotsford Cycles - Melbourne bicycle service & parts specialists - Richmond...
  23. Thread: K-Hound in 2015?

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    I think it might be easier to reach 10,000+km of...

    I think it might be easier to reach 10,000+km of brevets if you target the longer events. This year, 2 x 1200, a 1000, 3 x 600s, 3 x 400s and the Fleche Velocio took me over 2/3s of the way and...
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    Guiness are basically a pain in the (let's say...

    Guiness are basically a pain in the (let's say neck) with cycling records. They still show Andy Wilkinson as UK E2E recordholder, despite Gethin Butler taking a chunk of time out ages ago. All such...
  25. No doubt Kurt will take an early lead. Steve has...

    No doubt Kurt will take an early lead. Steve has already posted a couple of mileage schedules on his website, taking account of expected conditions.
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