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    fixed gear TOSRV?

    so a friend and i are talking about doing the TOSRV (tour of the scioto river valley), and i'd be doing it fixed. 43x16, probably a brake, switching my flats out for drops (though....hmmm...flats might be better for climbing, as i won't have hoods on the drops).

    anyone have experience with tosrv and think i'm a total looney? i think it sounds fun.

    oh, yeah: http://www.tosrv.org/07/index.htm
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    I did it fixed a few years ago.

    Worst part wasnt the actual ride itself but the endless comments over my selection of bikes to ride.........

    still contemplating doing it again this year......im torn tween that and a backpacking trip which is cheaper by quite a bit, but if I go it will be on my work bike the tsunami I ride everyday

    also, watch the heck out for squirrely riders, lots and lots of crashes every single year from people hitting each other
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    sounds like fun. why not get hoods? seems like itd be senseless to have a brake, drops, but only a cross-lever or bmx lever or whatever. at least get some $20 tektro ones from chucksbikes.

    do you need mad panniers and stuff, or do they provide most of the non-riding aspects of doing a 200 mile tour?

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    ^^ you pay a fee and they haul your stuff from the hyatt @ capital square to portsmouth and then back again the next day, along with usual sag stops and sag wagons and periodic food stops, its like most organized century tours

    they already marked some of the streets, saw road tattoos on high street 2 miles south of downtown today

    you can do the night at a park/stadium place they have for free or get your own accommodations, portsmouth being a small place as cities go most of the rooms will be booked in advance

    I think they cap the ride at like 3k riders, its a big ride, draws tons of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morbot
    sounds like fun. why not get hoods? seems like itd be senseless to have a brake, drops, but only a cross-lever or bmx lever or whatever. at least get some $20 tektro ones from chucksbikes.

    do you need mad panniers and stuff, or do they provide most of the non-riding aspects of doing a 200 mile tour?

    i'm going as diy as possible, just using what i already have. also, i wouldn't be paying, just riding along and camping, and a friend who works at a bike shop has a boss who's driving up and would take our sleeping bags...maybe, i still have to contact him and find out. that's one of the deal-breaking things.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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