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  1. Thread: Wheel advice

    by ccblunt
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    I'd recommend a set of used Rolf Prima Elans....

    I'd recommend a set of used Rolf Prima Elans. Outstanding wheelset, and one of the very lightest (<1400 gr) alloy production clinchers you can get. I tried a set a few years ago, to see if an upgrade...
  2. Amazing! I've done several one-day STPs, and...

    Amazing! I've done several one-day STPs, and seeing you guys on single speed bikes always leaves me in awe.

    I've been thinking about taking my 2x6 C&V bike one of these years, in imitation of the...
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    It can get surprisingly cool at night, even in...

    It can get surprisingly cool at night, even in the middle of summer. I've found that having an extra layer of clothes, or even a lightweight jacket, can make a really big difference in comfort.
  4. Great ride report! I was out there as well, on...

    Great ride report! I was out there as well, on the one-day ride. Probably saw you. Worst part of the day was definitely Hwy 30, with 93F heat coming down --- and radiating up from the pavement. I was...
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    Another alternative: you might try a crank arm...

    Another alternative: you might try a crank arm shortener (Google it if you're unfamiliar). My kids use a pair of them when riding stoker on the tandem, to improve their pedal stroke, but there's no...
  6. Sticky: [QUOTE=Wildwood;16861591] Thanks! I highly...

    Thanks! I highly recommend Doug as a frame builder; for the money, I think it's tough to beat what he provides. The frame he built me fits perfectly, and I can sit on it comfortably all day long (18...
  7. Sticky: Getting ready to celebrate Father's Day after...

    Getting ready to celebrate Father's Day after riding 317.5 miles at the National 24-Hour Challenge on my custom Curtlo S3 steel road bike. New personal distance record. Maybe I'll try it sometime on...
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    As others have noted, the greater mass has a lot...

    As others have noted, the greater mass has a lot to do with it. It's why a tandem goes so much faster downhill than a single bike, too. When we're out on our tandem on group rides, we don't get...
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    Good, used sets of Rolf Prima Elans can regularly...

    Good, used sets of Rolf Prima Elans can regularly be had for less than $500 on eBay. They are some of the lightest production clinchers you can find (sub 1400 grams), and amazingly quick /...
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    I have an amazingly light 9/10/11 speed Campy...

    I have an amazingly light 9/10/11 speed Campy wheelset built up with 28H Mavic GEL 280 tubular rims. And I do use the old style skewers with them as well.
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    Since moving to the midwest, I found I never...

    Since moving to the midwest, I found I never needed the 21T top cog on my 8s bike, but a "true" Campy 12-19 8s corn cob is pretty hard to find.

    The solution: I built my own corn cob by taking a...
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    +1 on Curtlo. He built me a beautiful, light,...

    +1 on Curtlo. He built me a beautiful, light, custom steel road frame for significantly less than what others would charge. Fits me like a glove, and I can ride it comfortably for 12+ hours. But you...
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    Sticky: Early 1980s Basso

    Presenting my early 80s Basso!

    Picked up the frameset over the winter, and it became my first vintage project build. Really enjoyed the process, and learned a lot. Even glued my first set of...
  14. Virtually Perfect Vintage Bianchi / Campy

    In Jackson, MI (Ann Arbor Craigslist). I can personally vouch for this one; the seller was the longtime owner of my LBS, and the bike is as beautiful in person as it is in the photos. Wish I was in a...
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    I found this short YouTube video...

    I found this short YouTube video to be a really helpful visual tutorial on using Vittoria Pit Stop.
  16. Vintage Paramount

    [h=2]1973 Schwinn Paramount, Deluxe Touring model - $750 (Okemos, MI)

    http://lansing.craigslist.org/bik/4304815955.html

    His description:
    I have for sale a 1973 Schwinn Paramount Deluxe Touring...
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    From my mid-to-late 1980s Falcon: 362102 ...

    From my mid-to-late 1980s Falcon:
    362102

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    Schraner Frameset?

    I've heard of Schraner in connection to wheelbuilding, but never to classic steel frames...until I came across this new listing on eBay this evening:
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    My own experience, which may or may not be...

    My own experience, which may or may not be representative:

    Rode my first double (STP) at age 16, and did several more into my twenties. Moved to southern CA for grad school in my mid-twenties...
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    My entry: a 1980s Falcon Jaguar, with Reynolds...

    My entry: a 1980s Falcon Jaguar, with Reynolds 531 Professional lugged tubes. Very nice and light frameset, and I built it up with Campy components of widely varying vintages.

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    Used 8s...
  21. I drove some distance and paid $75 to get...

    I drove some distance and paid $75 to get professionally fitted, and it was well worth it. I was getting back into serious riding (double centuries) after many years off the bike. When riding doubles...
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