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Old 04-06-22, 08:59 AM
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Bike Forums Zwifters?

I am curious to know how many in the BFC&V forum are avid (or casual) Zwifters? I started riding indoors around three years ago with a Saris H3 trainer and Zwift software. Winter is 4-6 months around Wisconsin so this has been a most enjoyable way to ride year round. Personally I love it, and always look forward to getting back on Zwift at the end of the spring/summer/fall outdoor riding season.

Are there other's in this forum who Zwift? If so, perhaps we could put together a club in Zwift and even design our own vintage kit.
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I log a lot of miles on zwift. Currently I'm running my Cannondale R800 with a TacX Flux2. I'd love to do a group ride with other BF members!
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I use my '93 Bridgestone XO 2 on my zwift trainer (which is a Saris M2). Zwift is awesome in the winter but I'll occasionally ride it year around. Doing a BF virtual ride would be fun.
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Good to know I am not the only one from BFCV out in the Zwift world. I have created a Zwift club called "Bike Forums Classic and Vintage" in Zwift. Initially I just used their clip art and graphics. I also left it open to anyone to join. So, you'all are welcome to join!

For the record I found a used Fuji Newest 2.0 aluminum bike on Craig's List for $250 that was practically new. I used to use my Trek Domane road bike but got tired of swapping in and out of the trainer as the weather turned from week to week. Obviously, the weight and riding characteristics of a frame in a trainer is of no consequence. So, I would recommend anyone looking at getting a trainer is to just go find a good used bike and leave it in the trainer. Then you are not wearing out your good road bike and it is so much more convenient.

Hope to see you 'all out in Watopia.


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We may have met at Brazen.....

You are not alone on Zwift, C&V and I'll look it up.
After 16 centuries in 11 states last year, including a double in your home state, I'm way down this year.
Like you, setup x2. (Kickr Smart, E-Flex stand, Macbook, 32" TV, Zwift).
Like you, trying to decide the appropriate bike (Her: Specialized Amira, Me: '85 Raleigh Competition)
I'm thinking I'm better off using a beat up Kestrel frame, since we don't need any wheels.

Thanks for posting.
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Good to know I am not the only one from BFCV out in the Zwift world. I have created a Zwift club called "Bike Forums Classic and Vintage" in Zwift. Initially I just used their clip art and graphics. I also left it open to anyone to join. So, you'all are welcome to join!

For the record I found a used Fuji Newest 2.0 aluminum bike on Craig's List for $250 that was practically new. I used to use my Trek Domane road bike but got tired of swapping in and out of the trainer as the weather turned from week to week. Obviously, the weight and riding characteristics of a frame in a trainer is of no consequence. So, I would recommend anyone looking at getting a trainer is to just go find a good used bike and leave it in the trainer. Then you are not wearing out your good road bike and it is so much more convenient.

Hope to see you 'all out in Watopia.

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Old 04-06-22, 12:50 PM
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Yes was selling at brazen

Nice job with all those centuries under your belt. Especially with the travel time to different states. Think I may have done six last year. My favorite was the 200 km horribly hilly 100s with 12,000 ft of climbing. Next time you're in Wisconsin I'm always up for a ride
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I started Zwifting this winter season after hearing about it for several years from various friends. I've always hated riding indoors, but I have to say that Zwift makes it fun to a degree and a very good workout. I was riding 3-4 times a week through early March, but have dropped off since as I've been riding outdoors instead! Still, I imagine I'll still jump on the indoor bike once or twice a week through riding season. Here's my C&V setup:


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Seasonal Zwifter here, I put about 1000 miles a year on Zwift.......those are actual miles not "zwift" miles.
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Nice job with all those centuries under your belt. Especially with the travel time to different states. Think I may have done six last year. My favorite was the 200 km horribly hilly 100s with 12,000 ft of climbing. Next time you're in Wisconsin I'm always up for a ride
RAW was my favorite, by far (pun intended, clocked 230 that day).
Nicest was Big Dam 100 in Little Rock.
Hotter’n Hell in TX was an experience I’d do again.
Horsey Hundred 2-day (100/75) was odd due to weather.

Done with Thunder Ridge in VA.
Never doing Horribly Hilly again.
I punched that ticket and next time I climb to Blue Mounds Park, it will be in a car to swim in that pool.
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I’ve been on Zwift more days than not since 2017. Never have time to get outside and so the indoor trainer has been it. Just got a Stages bike and love it. If anyone’s interested in B racing, let me know.
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I've been Zwifting since 2017 mostly in the winter months but keep my subscription running 12 months for rainy days or when it's stinking hot. At one point I had tried to set up a box store vintage bike on the trainer but found the rear hub space was too narrow so it didn't fit the trainer well.
I ended up buying another road bike and then retired the one I had to be a dedicated Zwift bike and all has been good since. Keeps the vintage bikes out on the road.

Would be interested in joining a C&V group ride some time and having a classic jersey to show off. Now how about getting more C&V bikes to ride in Zwift, than just the Zwift Steel bike?
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After getting hit last spring, almost all of my riding has been done on Zwift since I was healthy enough to build a new bike and get back on it. 1989/90-ish Colnago Super Piu (resto-modded with Campagnolo 10 speed triple) on a Elite Direto XR. Mid-C level racer.
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I started on Zwift in April 2020 after my wife gave me a smart trainer for my birthday during the beginning of the pandemic. Once the pandemic eased up I got back out on the road. However, In the last 18 months I've had several large scalp surgeries for skin cancers and would be relegated to Zwift again until I was allowed to wear a helmet again. I missed the entire winter riding season (possible in Texas) with the last series of surgeries, but was able to keep fit on Zwift.
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I started on Zwift in April 2020 after my wife gave me a smart trainer for my birthday during the beginning of the pandemic. Once the pandemic eased up I got back out on the road. However, In the last 18 months I've had several large scalp surgeries for skin cancers and would be relegated to Zwift again until I was allowed to wear a helmet again. I missed the entire winter riding season (possible in Texas) with the last series of surgeries, but was able to keep fit on Zwift.
Heal well my friend and hope you get back on the road soon. Zwift is great for emulating cycling when we can't do the real thing.
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Heal well my friend and hope you get back on the road soon. Zwift is great for emulating cycling when we can't do the real thing.
My first ride outdoors was on March 2nd. On my second ride three days later, I had a slow speed crash while fighting a brutal headwind when I was distracted and dropped the front wheel off the edge of the road. I guess I forgot that I needed to watch where I was going after being on Zwift so long. At least I remembered that I couldn't ride through another rider like you do on Zwift.
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Yeah I zwift. I havent done it nearly as often as I want or should do this winter, but I get on there at least once a week. In Nov and Dec I was on there a few times a week which was my goal for the winter.

1989 Tange 1 road frame with 11sp 105 shifting mounted to a Tacx Flux direct drive. I run zwift thru AppleTV because it was the cheapest way to get connected after being frustrated with a laptop and dropping signals. It is such a fast and simple system now.
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I would LOVE some help in joining the "Bike Forums Classic and Vintage" club in zwift... maybe it's because I primarily manage stuff through the website, and there isn't support there? Anyway... Ride On!
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If you have the Companion App, just go to the dropdown menu and click on "Clubs". From there search Bike Forums Classic and Vintage
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