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  1. +1 I have two '82 Treks with this fork. I've...

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    I have two '82 Treks with this fork. I've ridden about 15k miles on those bikes combined over the past 3 - 4 years. I also see a lot of other Treks of this "death fork" era still on the road....
  2. I think this is key for a lot of randonneurs....

    I think this is key for a lot of randonneurs. Going faster on the bike is all about power/weight ratio. If you're racing, then you've probably already got your weight low enough and it makes sense to...
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    Since this thread has already drifted far...

    Since this thread has already drifted far afield...

    Bandera, I'm wondering how you think your Stanyan compares with classic steel bikes like your '74 Raleigh and your '77 Trek? That is, other than...
  4. The Campeur is a touring frame designed to carry...

    The Campeur is a touring frame designed to carry a heavy load. I'll admit I've never ridden one, but I've ridden similar bikes (Long Haul Trucker, Riv Atlantis). Without a load, they tend to ride...
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    I recently rode Mana Rd on the Big Island of...

    I recently rode Mana Rd on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mana Rd spirals down the slopes of Mauna Kea from about 7,000 ft near the crest of Saddle Rd to the town of Waimea at about 3,000ft. We hitched a...
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    Are you kidding me?!? That thing would rock on a...

    Are you kidding me?!? That thing would rock on a brevet! It has a killer head light, and it's so low-trail that it has negative trail (maybe you call that "lead" instead of "trail").

    Okay, I'll...
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    this: ...

    this:

    http://ekhatch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/280001.jpg
  8. In 2008 I did STP in one day. Prior to the spring...

    In 2008 I did STP in one day. Prior to the spring of '08 when I started training for it, I had been commuting by bike for a few years but had never ridden much over 20 miles at a time. To train, I...
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    I have many thousands of miles on Paselas both TG...

    I have many thousands of miles on Paselas both TG version and non-TG and have never experienced anything like that. I weigh about 150 and generally run 28s at about 70 psi, though I have used 32s and...
  10. Here's how I usually do it:...

    Here's how I usually do it: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3906039

    There are more direct routes, but this route puts you on some really nice quiet low traffic roads for the most part. The only part...
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    I commute daily from Ravenna, just North of the...

    I commute daily from Ravenna, just North of the University to downtown near the Library, so my route overlaps much of what you're asking about. Here's how I'd do it:
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    Personally I think special "winter tires" and...

    Personally I think special "winter tires" and especially studded tires are overkill in Seattle. I commute all year on Panaracer Paselas. They're a good compromise between comfort, performance and...
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    A girl named Eddy? ;) She's a beauty.

    A girl named Eddy? ;)

    She's a beauty.
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    AVTAIP (Another Vintage Trek Achieves Its...

    AVTAIP (Another Vintage Trek Achieves Its Potential)! Nicely done.

    Incidentally those wheels are a lot like the new wheels on my Trek 760 that I alluded to a few posts back. A23 rims, Dura Ace...
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    Exactly what I was thinking. I do like the shiny...

    Exactly what I was thinking. I do like the shiny silver stuff.
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    Woah! That's eerie. Like twins separated at...

    Woah! That's eerie. Like twins separated at birth. Right down to the bell on the stem. Great minds indeed.


    Thanks for the kind words. I'll get pics with the wheelset up one of these days. The...
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    Okay, I‘ve lurked and lusted at this thread way...

    Okay, I‘ve lurked and lusted at this thread way too many times now. It’s high time I step up and share my own retro roadies.

    First, my 1982 Trek 614... This has been my main brevet bike ever...
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    I wouldn't say the Cambium eats shorts (gotta...

    I wouldn't say the Cambium eats shorts (gotta like that phrase), but it is definitely a little grabbier than a leather Brooks saddle. Mine seems to be getting less grabby with use.

    The rubber...
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    I know it's not one of the saddles you're asking...

    I know it's not one of the saddles you're asking about, but I've been using the new Brooks Cambium C17 and I like it a lot. Like you, I tend to prefer saddles that are flat front to back, but rounded...
  20. +1 Also, heads out is ever so slightly more...

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    Also, heads out is ever so slightly more aero than heads in. Bottom line is that both ways work just fine.
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    Yeah, you wouldn't think there would be a huge...

    Yeah, you wouldn't think there would be a huge difference. The Trek 614 I ride on brevets now is maybe a pound lighter than my Cross Check was, so not much difference, but the ride quality is night...
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    Sounds like it should work well for a 650b...

    Sounds like it should work well for a 650b conversion as long as the BB isn't too low.

    That said, I used a Cross Check as my brevet bike for a couple of years and eventually got rid of it. I...
  23. My feeling about bike fitting is that it's a good...

    My feeling about bike fitting is that it's a good thing to do once.

    I had a professional fit done by a highly recommended fitter a few years ago when I first started randonneuring. This particular...
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    I had a little run-in with the law, and they...

    I had a little run-in with the law, and they refused to give me internet access in the "big house." Rest assured, I have now repaid my debt to society and will resume regular posting. ;)
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    Your position on the bike can make a very big...

    Your position on the bike can make a very big difference.

    The wheel-swapping experiment is an interesting idea except that you won't be able to fit the 35mm tires on the Colnago so you'll be...
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