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Old 07-12-10, 01:51 PM
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I came really close on my circa 1939-40 Schwinn New World a few weeks ago. I did a 24 miler on the local gravel packed Rail Trail. That's 71 or 70 + 24 = 94 or 95.

That's not much but I have to admit the last 10 miles were some of the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced on a bike. The primary culprit of the pain had to be the Major Taylor bars. It has convinced me to convert this into a more upright bike and probably with fenders. Next winter I'll tinker with it more.



Until then, I need to plan a 48 mile ride on my '62 Continental.

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