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  1. Bontrager first came to many people's attention...

    Bontrager first came to many people's attention back in the late 80's when the cut up 36 hole MA40's and rolled them down to create 32 hole mountain bike wheels out of them. We would routinely run...
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    Poll: I'll be going back for my 4th L'Eroica this fall....

    I'll be going back for my 4th L'Eroica this fall. I have become somewhat addicted to it. Each year I have used a different bike.

    2011) 76 Austro Daimler Superleicht with full Campy NR
    2013) 72...
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    Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is...

    Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is it? The Stronglight/Altec clones had an oddball tube size. I have had quite a range of Vitus frames, and all of them have been the 28.6. I have never...
  4. Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in...

    Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in my jeans and a button down. I was messing around with this prototype slotted cleat when some guy rides up and starts criticizing my pedaling style. ...
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    I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix...

    I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix ISO C rims at L'Eroica California and Gaiole in 2015. This month I am rebuilding the wheels with new spokes, as the old ones are brittle and I have...
  6. An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic...

    An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic SSC Vitus 979.
  7. Tommy Prim is signed up to ride this year.:)

    Tommy Prim is signed up to ride this year.:)
  8. At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on...

    At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on display at the Bianchi booth. It was built up with Japanese parts, 8 speed Sora shifting and Diacomp center pulls. I can't remeber what crankset they...
  9. You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. ...

    You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. They love to make rules, but then don't follow them. I have a doctorate in Grilled Cheesology, and I'll be forgingi.. I mean, SIGNING my own form in...
  10. I still do a fair amount of racing, so for race...

    I still do a fair amount of racing, so for race tubulars I run Vittoria Corsa SC's, 23mm.

    When training, I tend to used whatever is cheap and puncture proof. I ride on a Trek/Bontrager team, so...
  11. I agree, Ryan. My wife got one a couple of years...

    I agree, Ryan. My wife got one a couple of years ago to putter around town, but I ended up using it more than her. Burrito runs, grocery store trip and I will from time to time commute 5 miles to...
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    Sorry to revive an old thread. I have been using...

    Sorry to revive an old thread. I have been using 25mm Bontrager R3's on RXL wheels since January. While I have not had any outright punctures, the tires themselves are porous. I am loosing upwards...
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    A type 7 curb drop connection should have been...

    A type 7 curb drop connection should have been built, but a type 1 was built instead. It makes no sense at all to have a type 1, you can't even cross the street in that area. There's no sidewalk on...
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    https://www.google.com/maps/search/paseo+de+valenc...

    https://www.google.com/maps/search/paseo+de+valencia-alicia+and+kensington+drive,+laguna+hills,+ca/@33.6013615,-117.7020749,18z/data=!6m1!1e1?hl=en
  15. Back in the late 80's I worked at what was then...

    Back in the late 80's I worked at what was then one of the largest Trek dealers in CA. We had several stacks of ISO rims in both tubular and clincher. We used them for all of our custom wheel...
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    That intersection has been an accident waiting to...

    That intersection has been an accident waiting to happen, it almost got me several years ago The curb drop essentially aims a cyclist out into a street with no bike lane. The wrong type of drop has...
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    Suntour had several big wins up until the time it...

    Suntour had several big wins up until the time it gave up the ghost, including two wins in the Tour of Flanders

    Buckler/Suntour/Colnago Team Jersey by Decca

    Suntour was on the Jersey for...
  18. The other day I totally smoked someone while on...

    The other day I totally smoked someone while on my 87 Vitus. He was riding an early 70's Paramount. Does that count?
  19. My friend has a 1977 Austro Daimler Superleicht,...

    My friend has a 1977 Austro Daimler Superleicht, full NR that was barely used. I bought it off of him and rode it at L'Eroica 2011, but the bike was a bit too small. SO I sold it back to him.
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    I have always had a bit of OCD when it comes to...

    I have always had a bit of OCD when it comes to mixing parts, in that I don't do it. I first started riding in the mid 80's on a Vitus with full Super Record, except for the Simplex retrofriction...
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    A little over 6 months ago, I was sitting on some...

    A little over 6 months ago, I was sitting on some sun warmed pavement just past the arrival area in Gaiole. My friend Robert and I had just finished the 209km version a bit before 3 in the...
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    I'll do a full write up within the week, but I...

    I'll do a full write up within the week, but I just wanted to say the event was very nice. I did the 127 mile route, so my experience may be different than most people's.

    Highs, Smooth dirt...
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    I know people always says California has no...

    I know people always says California has no winter. While we may not have snow, ice and days where the temperature never goes above 20 degrees, we do have many days with large temperature changes. ...
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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....
  25. 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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