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Old 08-02-17, 12:09 PM
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Looks like I'll be booting my registration out to 2018. I've had too much on my plate this year to get things in order for this one.
You'll be missed. I was planning on getting out the bungie cord when I needed some help getting up those hills.
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Looks like I'll be booting my registration out to 2018. I've had too much on my plate this year to get things in order for this one.
We are holding you to a rain check. Some of us may forget, so we use this thread. Age is a wonderful thing.
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I will have my 78 and 84 Paramount again. Riding the 200 again on the 84. I can pick up or make stands if you are short, easy for me to bring as I am in Madison.
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I will have my 78 and 84 Paramount again. Riding the 200 again on the 84. I can pick up or make stands if you are short, easy for me to bring as I am in Madison.
I don't think we'll be short. I think my stands hold 12 in two sets of 6, and I'm bringing 4. Others are bringing theirs, so we should be OK.
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We've added two more for Friday night, and I'll try to get the total on bikes for display.

At this point, I need to ask who will need a bike stand for the display?. Yes, I'm bringing pipe insulation for the slots on the plywood racks, so no biggie there. I have 3 racks that are stable, and one "Y" rack that will hold a bike but not if someone decides to mess with it. Those of you that have those know what I mean.

I need a count.
I'm bringing two this year.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You'll be missed. I was planning on getting out the bungie cord when I needed some help getting up those hills.
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We are holding you to a rain check. Some of us may forget, so we use this thread. Age is a wonderful thing.
Thanks. This gathering sounds like a hoot all-around each time I read about it, so I'm going to get all my ducks in a row this next Jan/Feb.
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I should be picking up stuff from iab on Thurs AM, picking up New Glarus beverages between there and home, to arrive 12-1 pm Thursday. I'm up for a ride Thursday evening near Mad Town, if possible.

Friday will have me helping the event, setting up the house, banners, stands, greeting miscreants with old bikes, picking up fresh cheese curds, trying to find time to ride, and attending the meal.

Saturday, not sure my plans. I may go for a ride. I'm sure we'll be at the house after.

Sunday, I think I'm sticking around to ride, even solo if needed.

Monday: outta there.
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Bump. Bring cameras.
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Maybe this one.
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Maybe this one.
Wow, you're bringing a bike with a triple this time . . . .

You're going to tempt me to do the same : )

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After watching Pete (ChromeMolly) climb the hills with ease last year with his triple, but walking up two of the steeper climbs with Scott (Crank Addict) when all I had was a compact double, I too am bringing The Right Tool For The Job, with a 50-34-24 triple:


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After watching Pete (ChromeMolly) climb the hills with ease last year with his triple, but walking up two of the steeper climbs with Scott (Crank Addict) when all I had was a compact double, I too am bringing The Right Tool For The Job, with a 50-34-24 triple:



This is your 650b conversion? very nice, those tires look plush. I've taken a bike with a triple the last 2 times but I can't say that I've ever climbed the hills with ease : )
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Wow, you're bringing a bike with a triple this time . . . .

You're going to tempt me to do the same : )
Well, not sure. I have my old reliable Ironman 53/39 and 11-32, and a another with 50/34 and 11-28. I still have to work on the shifting setup. The R side is DA 7700, but as you can see, the backing plate has been modified to sit against the flat shifter mount, which has no indexing plate (the raised square portion). Thus, it tends to move when the shifter does. After modifying backing plates for both sides, I still had the problem of "play" in the movement of the backing plates. I drilled a very small hole in each one, through the frame's mounting tab, and pushed a nail into it, cut off on both sides so as not to impede the shifters. This works half-way, as the nail is not snug enough in there to keep from wandering out into the shifter's rotational path.

This morning, I bought set screws in 1/4-28 that may do, once I tap the hole. Simply gluing the backing plates to the shift mount tab may work, along with applying liberal adhesive to the set screw and trying that. I may have to use another set screw, inserting one on one side for the R shifter, likewise on the other side for the L shifter. The goal is to keep the backing plates from moving, and not have anything protrude from the backing plate into the grooved circular path of the shifter as it rotates. Sounds simple, but is not.

I also bought an aluminum rod that I thought about cutting perfectly to size and then using a punch to set it firmly into the hole that goes through both backing plates and the mounting tab. There is very, very little room for error.

As you see it, the 9-sp DA shifter works in friction mode, but in index, tends to hit the protruding nail a bit in the last 3 clicks. Given the gearing, I doubt I'd need those gears, but the Dare is no place to mess around with a half-ass setup.

Once I get the plates secured to the mounting tab, and the shifter's path clear all the way around the cirumference, I'll likely send my 9-sp DA shifters to Doc and also a set of 6200 shifters and let him swap the insides out on the R one. This will allow me to use a L shifter that doesn't require the 270-degree springloaded amounting that the L 7700 shifter does. This is impossible given the mounting scheme on this frame, so if I use a set of 6200 shifters, I can use the L one "as is," and have the R one modified to work 9-sp. They'll look good, I think. I have a set of RX100 shifters, but I'm not sure I can swap out those innards. I may try today. I get stuck once I get the inner ring off, not sure how to get the R one apart.

I sure would like to ride this on the Dare, as the gearing would give me the ability to carry a front bag with food and a rear bag with a cold 6-pack, befitting the crowd I'll be dealing with all weekend.....
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The meal is set for 211 Maiden St, Mineral Point WI.

The house is set for Friday and Saturday nights. We may be sleeping 5/6 on Friday night, a savings for everyone, and 4 on Saturday night. If it works out, I may try to reserve it for next year.

I'll be seeing Dave on Thursday and picking up items. We may need a long cable and lock for the bikes on Friday night. Security should not be an issue. I've invited the ride director to our meal, but of course he may not be able to make it, so we may need a volunteer to take him a nice plate or two. Very long 10-minute drive each way.....

Anyone up for a ride near Mad Town on Thursday PM, and/or Friday AM, and/or Sunday AM? I'm not driving 17 hours to sit still, let's put it that way. I'll drink less and ride more, perhaps. Always a decent plan.....
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Also, if someone wants fresh curds on Friday, I can facilitate. Due to the chance of fistfights in the line, no guarantees... and that's just with the women.

My plan B on curds is a local gas station/convenience store owned by a guy I grew up in the same house with, back when we had 10 kids and 4 adults in a large old house split into 2 sides.... He gets the same curds, but is entitled to his markup.
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I'm up for a Sunday AM ride but probably won't get down there in time for a Friday ride.

Planning on riding a 34/28 low gear (compact double) this year so I might have a slightly more difficult climb with only the one bailout gear. Might have to slow down and smell the dairy-air...
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A little tedious work and we're indexing 9 on the rear and pulling 3 on the front. Drilled and tapped holes in both the shifter backing plate and the mounting tab on the frame, picked up two set screws from Lowe's, and they were just short enough I could insert one from each side. Made sure everything fit, then mounted up with epoxy, let dry, and mounted the shifters. I may pull the L shifter's liner to make things smoother. It tends to kink during the wayward Klein cable routing.







I've added the bag and am about 98% there. I've got to pick up 2 red bottle cages to mount on the DT (no ST mount). Also, figure out a place for the Garmin. Likely on the TT. Also, a soft bag to hold a cold six-pack on ice on the rack.



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Nice elegant solution for the shifter mounts. As I started to read about the problem in the earlier post, I asked myself why you didn't just buy a couple of setscrews, tap the holes and be done with it. Then you did just that.

Great minds, etc.

BTW, you can't swap over the guts of a left hand shift lever from a 6XXX series to a 7700 lever body, they are completely different. But you can use a 6208 left side friction lever that lies flat without being wound up, and pair that with a 6208 right lever body that will accept 7700 9 speed indexing guts. So what you wind up with is what you want mechanically, but cosmetically it will be 6208 stuff with Shimano 600 engraved on it. 6208 is highly polished, so it does look good.

If you want, I can look in the parts stash to see if I have the necessary pieces and lever bodies.
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Jeezos, you guys and all that triple this and that..... (but for the 6 pack part )

We've a gal joining the clan thats going to make us cry. Backyard bike build with schtuff out of the attic. This is going to be one heck of fun time. -hint

[IMG]DSC_1552 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DSC_1487 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]

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vintage rubber

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Doc- LOL
As for myself, Robbie can leave me 5 out of the sixer as I'll likely be pushing this up a few. 35 g.i. low, sub 23 lbs. and tubulars.

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Nice elegant solution for the shifter mounts. Thanks.

Great minds, etc.

BTW, you can't swap over the guts of a left hand shift lever from a 6XXX series to a 7700 lever body, they are completely different. But you can use a 6208 left side friction lever that lies flat without being wound up, and pair that with a 6208 right lever body that will accept 7700 9 speed indexing guts. So what you wind up with is what you want mechanically, but cosmetically it will be 6208 stuff with Shimano 600 engraved on it. 6208 is highly polished, so it does look good.

If you want, I can look in the parts stash to see if I have the necessary pieces and lever bodies.
That is the solution I was kind of l ooking for. I still have the R RX100 shifter, too. Not sure it will swap out with the 7700's innards.

I was going to pick your brain at the Dare about this, and you beat me to it.

Now, to make sure Scott uses tires from this century.....
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Jeezos, you guys and all that triple this and that..... (but for the 6 pack part )

We've a gal joining the clan thats going to make us cry. Backyard bike build with schtuff out of the attic. This is going to be one heck of fun time. -hint

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I've never seen tires that new on any of your bikes. No matter, I'll probably bring my frame pump.
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Doc- LOL
As for myself, Robbie can leave me 5 out of the sixer as I'll likely be pushing this up a few. 35 g.i. low, sub 23 lbs. and tubulars.
I seriously like that.
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Whatever....slow for you? Hahahaha. Your slow is what most of us call FAST

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I'm up for a Sunday AM ride but probably won't get down there in time for a Friday ride.

Planning on riding a 34/28 low gear (compact double) this year so I might have a slightly more difficult climb with only the one bailout gear. Might have to slow down and smell the dairy-air...
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Another Schwinn. I am so happy

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After watching Pete (ChromeMolly) climb the hills with ease last year with his triple, but walking up two of the steeper climbs with Scott (Crank Addict) when all I had was a compact double, I too am bringing The Right Tool For The Job, with a 50-34-24 triple:


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