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Old 12-02-18, 01:44 PM
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Not me, but I just noticed a guy on ****** rode his vintage Rossin from Ghent to Milan this past summer:

https://www.******.com/r/Vintage_bic...tage_roadbike/

Not a typical touring rig, but looks like it must have been fun.
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Old 12-02-18, 01:45 PM
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Huh??? R-e-d-d-i-t is a cuss word???
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Old 12-02-18, 06:05 PM
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Pasadena Vintage ride today, 27.5 miles including a 3 mile warm up lap around the Rose Bowl. The warm up didn't work. Chilly and windy, at least by LA standards, 57° at the start only 63° at the end. I'll post more pictures later, but here's my old Raleigh.
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Thanks! I'm really loving it, the 753 feels like a taut spring when you torque it. Yours are always top notch and that Sachs is no exception - bet it's swift on the new rubber.

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Old 12-08-18, 01:52 PM
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We finally had a "nice" weekend of weather here in northern Illinois. For once it wasn't raining or snowing and we had calm winds and temperatures in the upper 20s.

I was looking forward to trying my new VO saddle on the Trek, and after the first 20 miles I'm definitely impressed. Hopefully after another couple hundred miles it will start to get really comfortable.

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I rode with Bob Freeman and Steve Rossano this afternoon near Fall City and Carnation, WA. Temperatures were in the mid 40's with a fair amount of wind, and a little bit of sunshine. On the way back we stopped for a few photos next to the Giant Hay Bail Snowman.

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Old 12-08-18, 10:34 PM
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Looks like a great ride. This photo really makes me want to see what's farther down the trail.
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Old 12-08-18, 11:22 PM
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Looks like a great ride. This photo really makes me want to see what's farther down the trail.
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Thanks, it was a great ride. Cold. I went out knowing once I got moving I'd be glad I went, and wound up wandering around for four hours with a coffee stop.
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Old 12-09-18, 07:34 AM
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...and wound up wandering around for four hours with a coffee stop.
You and a coffee stop rode around for four hours? How did you manage that?

Your pics are spot-on New England. Always a pleasure to view.
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Old 12-09-18, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I was looking forward to trying my new VO saddle on the Trek, and after the first 20 miles I'm definitely impressed. Hopefully after another couple hundred miles it will start to get really comfortable.
I suspect leveling it out might help?
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Old 12-09-18, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
I suspect leveling it out might help?
You know, it's interesting to me that all of my saddles on my bikes end up with a slightly nose-up position. For whatever reason, if the saddles are perfectly level I am always sliding off the front and I end up with way too much pressure on my hands. It seems like it is always a bit more pronounced with leather saddles.

I certainly wish that I could run my saddles level, then they wouldn't look so awkward!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
You know, it's interesting to me that all of my saddles on my bikes end up with a slightly nose-up position. For whatever reason, if the saddles are perfectly level I am always sliding off the front and I end up with way too much pressure on my hands. It seems like it is always a bit more pronounced with leather saddles.
FWIW, all my Brooks and Idéale saddles seem to end up with a slight nose-up tilt for maximum comfort.
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Old 12-09-18, 10:34 AM
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SMP saddles try to solve that issue. Too bad they look so funky.
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Old 12-09-18, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
You and a coffee stop rode around for four hours? How did you manage that?

Your pics are spot-on New England. Always a pleasure to view.
Thanks, Jim. Right back at ya!

Pardon my sloppy writing... I dribbled while sipping and rode around for four hours with a coffee spot (on my sweater).

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45 mile chilly, windy, beautiful ride along PCH to Malibu. Stopped by Pt. Mago Naval display and Magu Rock. I rode the old Super Course and met up with a guy on a repainted blue Gran Sport, updated to modernish 10 speed Campy drivetrain. Sorry, no drive side shot.





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Old 12-10-18, 07:02 PM
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Took my Miyata 1000 out for a spin, probably the last one for awhile since there will be a lot of salt on the roads in the next few months, I will switch to something carbon or ti.

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Got to take a nice mid winter ride to Alma CO about 20miles round trip on the highest bike path in the US.


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Just another few commutes. From two days ago...



Woburn's municipal free-range organic turkey flock is doing well, it would seem.
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Just the usual commute...another day living the dream. This pic was from a couple days ago, too. Still commuting in shorts, though the weather is starting to turn cold just in time for winter. Today's ride home had a few pleasant drizzles. My nice commute makes up for the fact I haven't been able to do many longer rides due to lack of light, air quality (going back a few weeks), and other weekend obligations.
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zukahn1 Wow Alma Co 10,578 ft . I have stayed in Leadville Co a few time but I see you are 200 ft higher. It has snowed every time I have stayed or passed through Leadville Co.
Beautiful high country.
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This thread is great: Turkeys, snow, and sunset on the Golden Gate all in one day!
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I got the shiny bike very dirty today.

We are having a very unusually warm weekend here in Northern Illinois. Sunny and in the high 40s! I actually got to ride in shorts and just a long sleeve jersey for once!

I had planned on a 30 mile loop that I had done earlier this summer, but ended up missing a turn and ended up on a very steep, very sloppy gravel road.

Ended up with 32 miles, and new plans to tear down, clean, and overhaul the old SLT over the next few days.





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@abshipp Great looking 12.2! That beauty deserves to be sullied every once in a while. A red one passed through my possession a few years back when I had little time for another project so I passed it on. I wish that I had cleaned it up and kept it.
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After taping up some tubulars on @Wildwood's Bottecchia we did about 14 miles to test them out. I finally got a chance to test out my new components/position on the gold Mexico.

I'd never glued or taped up a set of tubulars until today; it was easy! Maybe too easy, as I'm thinking about trying them again after all these years, but then again do I really want to go down that rabbit hole? Decisions, decisions...











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