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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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Huh??? R-e-d-d-i-t is a cuss word???
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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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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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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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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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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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SMP saddles try to solve that issue. Too bad they look so funky.
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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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