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    There's something to be said for the old, too...

    There's something to be said for the old, too familiar 25 mi route - base miles for cardio continuity and longevity. But really nice to jump outta the rut. Good story.
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    I got in an after-the-volunteer-job bike ride....

    I got in an after-the-volunteer-job bike ride. The Ranger drove me to the top and I cruised downhill a good bit of the way.
    It was getting late, but still too many cars.
    Top to bottom on Hwy 410. ...
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    What size shoes do you wear? If size 44, I got a...

    What size shoes do you wear? If size 44, I got a pair of matching. Might be overkill.

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    I got out for a C&V Sunday. 400083...

    I got out for a C&V Sunday.

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    Mis-matched tires really look bad don't they?
    Will fix a few flat tires on Monday. Maybe.
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    Calfee Design has been making the Luna model in...

    Calfee Design has been making the Luna model in its line of carbon fibre bikes for a long time. Very distinctive looking with the gusseted tube joins. Monterey Bay area of California.
    edit: Luna...
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    When I lived in Wildwood, I think the cycling was...

    When I lived in Wildwood, I think the cycling was 'most excellent'. I can't give you a specific route but Chesterfield to Spirit of St Louis Airport, Babler State Park, south toward Hwy 100, or T...
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    While DeRosa didn't sponsor Banesto, it's a known...

    While DeRosa didn't sponsor Banesto, it's a known fact that many riders rode their favorite frame in the team colors of the sponsor's bikes.
    Heck - at least it's colorful, tho' perhaps a lame...
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    Remember tire sizes vary too. Not every tire size...

    Remember tire sizes vary too. Not every tire size has the same 'profile'. Wider rims will offer a new possibility of shapes, iirc.
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    BG at her best. :thumb: Yes welcome to the...

    BG at her best. :thumb:

    Yes welcome to the C&V. Get the saddle height and stem length appropriate for your body geometry and you've got a great rider. I had an earlier Bianchi - not top shelf -...
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    So if none of the above ideas sound likely, on...

    So if none of the above ideas sound likely, on your next visit to the Dr. ask them to check your skeletal muscular CK levels. Since it is your shorter ride that was problematic, this may not be...
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    Brighton would be considered a nice place. In...

    Brighton would be considered a nice place. In fact the whole of southern England ain't too shabby.
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    Did the Queen approve? A little piece of history.

    Did the Queen approve?
    A little piece of history.
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    Very nice. Bet it's a head turner with those...

    Very nice.
    Bet it's a head turner with those colors.

    Note to self - silver handlebar ribbon on next vintage.
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    The one with brown stripes on his WC memorabilia....

    The one with brown stripes on his WC memorabilia. It's worse than crashing out. And more embarrassing than road-rash.
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    Gorgeous, but that's true of all your builds. Is...

    Gorgeous, but that's true of all your builds.
    Is this your largest frame?
  17. They have mostly finished with the roadwork. You...

    They have mostly finished with the roadwork. You will be OK in that regard.

    If you are in the National Forest, it's called 'dispersed camping', no stealth needed. Find a spot and camp.
    If you...
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    Given your level of fitness, I'll agree with a...

    Given your level of fitness, I'll agree with a better wheelset and keep the front tire the same width as the rim. Try tubies for the lightest wheelset - doesn't have to be carbon. I also agree with...
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    I'm gonna agree 100% with you. Rode a guy's...

    I'm gonna agree 100% with you.
    Rode a guy's Pegoretti Marcello today for a few miles and it was a much lighter feel than my lugged EL-OS.

    Himespau - maybe you need to update the fleet - or...
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    A Campy modernization is almost always a good...

    A Campy modernization is almost always a good thing. Especially when it's all silver.
    Approve.
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    Bigger hammer and chisel. And don't forget the...

    Bigger hammer and chisel. And don't forget the touch-up paint.
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    My statement in another thread started this one,...

    My statement in another thread started this one, so perhaps I should comment.
    I agree with just about everything written, as long as I put myself into that person's bicycling persona's shoes. A...
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    OK, I'll bite. And we are only talking steel...

    OK, I'll bite. And we are only talking steel frames, and my 'new' steel is lugged but not fancy curly lugs.
    For inexpensive, TIG'd custom frame = Curtlo. $1,000 frame. Winthrop WA. Lots of...
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    No one 'needs' a new bike. But new steel rides...

    No one 'needs' a new bike. But new steel rides lighter, rides more efficiently, yada, yada...
    I had a 600 series 531 Trek (1984 i think) that wouldn't perform like a new steel bike.
    Ask any...
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    Here's the list of bicycle builders (and other...

    Here's the list of bicycle builders (and other companies) that were at the 2010 N American Handmade Bicycle Show in Virginia.
    NAHBS 2010*|*Archive*|*2010 Exhibitors
    and the list from 2014 in N....
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