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Old 08-06-17, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
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.

[IMG]DSC_1934 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]
This bike looks almost new; a little out of character?

It's a sweet bike.
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Old 08-06-17, 07:56 PM
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I registered for the show, but I will not be able to make it. I am a little behind on my build!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcutfo...posted-public/

I live in Madison, so it would be great to join one of your rides before or after the DD.

Thanks, Larry

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Old 08-07-17, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
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
Yes! A starfish crank. I might still have a set of Scott dropin bars if you want them. On second thought, those things were horrible.
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If you have a bike that works....


or if not, ride a 54cm or 56cm,


bring yourself and let's have some fun.


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I registered for the show, but I will not be able to make it. I am a little behind on my build!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcutfo...posted-public/

I live in Madison, so it would be great to join one of your rides before or after the DD.

Thanks, Larry
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No way that's his. New tires? C'mon!


Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
This bike looks almost new; a little out of character?

It's a sweet bike.
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Originally Posted by hodgykins View Post
Another Schwinn. I am so happy
Until you try to keep up with him.....
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
No way that's his. New tires? C'mon!
Wingman- \\\\\\\/////// LOL but of course I'm riding on old Clements tubulars and the spares are early 'nice' Vittoria's.

Now for Jill's machine, she inherits the prime vintage clincher Vitto Oscar X, n.o.s. no less. Can't believe how well they survived. Had four of them, thought what the heck these seem just right on the build.
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Old 08-07-17, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ldmataya View Post
Yes! A starfish crank. I might still have a set of Scott dropin bars if you want them. On second thought, those things were horrible.
Oh yes, chopped and re-drilled too. No joke.

As for the bars, much appreciated for the offering, D. but we're all set. I had a similar bar but un-known brand, possibly Modolo or custom made. The end cuts are crude but has a sweet radius vs. the Scott drop-ins. These bars seem less flexy but the top curve are like crits and also leave room for the wrist on climbs when on the drop. Crazy formula when you see the stem with it- everything fell right into place.

Fun, fun little project. Hot rod thinking, no rules, a first time DIY she done great plus really flying on this thing.
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Old 08-10-17, 09:21 PM
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RT in town

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No ride today anyone around tomorrow......

I'm taking racks to the Pavilion in the AM then going to get fresh curds.

There are two keys to the house, so we need to stay in touch.

Check in via text or phone, eh?
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
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.

[IMG]DSC_1934 by carrera247, on Flickr[/IMG]
It was great to see this one in person last Saturday. It really came out great. Wish I could make it this weekend but I do have a lot to do around home. Next year. I can`t wait to see all of the pictures from the weekend, it sounds like it is going to be a blast.
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Hopping on a plane this AM with Schwinderella, looking forward to seeing everyone this afternoon at the Pavilion!
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I hope everyone has a great time! I just mainly popped in when I saw that rccardr and Robbie might be running triples. They are finally coming around to my way of thinking.
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Well, for the DD, yes. Mostly because the transitions from downhill to uphill are fairly abrupt and so you lose a lot of momentum in the transition, unlike areas that have had glacial action where the rollers are more...rolly, and some of the downhill momentum translfers to uphill progress, if you get my drift. Which means in southern WI you do a lot of grinding uphill in a fairly small inch-gear combination, and then experience death defying downhill speeds toward a more V-shaped transition.

But for SoTR, a compact double with a 28 out back works fine for me, year after year.

BTW, in Charlotte now waiting for the connecting flight to Madison.
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Well, for the DD, yes. Mostly because the transitions from downhill to uphill are fairly abrupt and so you lose a lot of momentum in the transition, unlike areas that have had glacial action where the rollers are more...rolly, and some of the downhill momentum translfers to uphill progress, if you get my drift.
Saw what you did there (and diggin it). Have an awesome ride all!
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I sooooooo want to do this ride one day, staying subscribed to the thread, maybe next year.
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Not a single picture posted yet? The suspense is killing me.
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Must have been a lovely day for The Dare. It was certainly nice here in the Chicago area. Ellen had to pick up our niece at the airport and took her mom, so I got to sneak out for a midday ride.
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I took no pictures but will attest to having another good time with the group. It was great to catch up with everyone. Rode the 150k with Robbie and we made good time over the distance and up the hills. David was missed this year (hope you get well and riding soon).

We filled up a few of the large racks with vintage steel. I brought two Treks, an Appel, and a Lotus. Many riders came from a ways away including Doc who flew in with his bike on Friday. As for the ride, Chris took a good hour or so off his time for the 200 and rode his lovely black Paramount. Darryl also put in a fine and quick 200k on proper vintage steel (a training ride for his cross season). Just about everyone who did the ride previously seemed to go their distance with aplomb.

Another great weekend of fun with my thanks to Robbie and his family for playing host, and for the meal on Friday evening. Also many thanks to David for all the planning and web skills, rumors he may be riding something special next year.
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2017 Dairyland Dare Pics

Some pics on the Bombay Bike Club FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058...02664740193641
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I took no pictures but will attest to having another good time with the group. It was great to catch up with everyone. Rode the 150k with Robbie and we made good time over the distance and up the hills. David was missed this year (hope you get well and riding soon).

We filled up a few of the large racks with vintage steel. I brought two Treks, an Appel, and a Lotus. Many riders came from a ways away including Doc who flew in with his bike on Friday. As for the ride, Chris took a good hour or so off his time for the 200 and rode his lovely black Paramount. Darryl also put in a fine and quick 200k on proper vintage steel (a training ride for his cross season). Just about everyone who did the ride previously seemed to go their distance with aplomb.

Another great weekend of fun with my thanks to Robbie and his family for playing host, and for the meal on Friday evening. Also many thanks to David for all the planning and web skills, rumors he may be riding something special next year.
+ 1 on all of this. A big thanks to @RobbieTunes. It was a terrific ride. I brought my Melton and it was a lot of fun riding it on this route.
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
Not a single picture posted yet? The suspense is killing me.
I did get an email saying that my pictures were available (despite postponing the ride another year.)
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This was an amazing ride. Perhaps the most beautiful Dare I have ever done. I understand that some of the beauty was represented in David's Bartali Ride, which I missed. Wow the rolling hills and unmatched hilltop scenery was amazing. Mile 70-90 was most impressive...I had to slow down continually to marvel in the greenery and silence of the environment. Most impressive route.

I, in my eagerness to start, left my (rider packet) at the Walker house and by the time I returned, many of my fellow riders had left. I left the start about 20 minutes later than I wanted. I so wanted to ride with Daryl, Robbie, & Peter, but oh well.

I ran into many during my ride, always a joy to relax with my fellow forum members. You are all such a special bunch.

When I rode into the finish, well before my expectations, Pete was at the finish line, and a cold beer was ready...Scott, Robbie, Laura, Daryl were all there to greet me. Priceless.

Dinner at the Brewery in Mineral Point was filled with kind words, sharing of our passions, good food, and better friendship.

A wonderful day was had by all. I wish you all well, and thank you for sharing.
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2017 Dare

Holy Cow.

Stunning route. I don't think you can get much better.

We simply met. And shared. And rode. And marveled.

Holy Cow. I'm still buzzed. OK, that might be whiskey, or the seemingly endless local varieties of beer.

I "gave in" and rode a standard double, but with a wide rest range, holding it to 28t until 70 miles in, then I (not grudgingly) used the 30t on occasion, until at last, the legs demanded I use the 39/32 combo or go home.

(Scott and Kris: A 25-mile shakedown on the Klein today was flawless.)

Can't say enough about the courtesy shown to my family. Thank you all.
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There are pics up on the focalflame site. Found a few of the boys in the early miles (7 am, temp 55)

Miguel on his Melton:


Pete on his beautiful Trek 950, Rob drafting him:


Joe on his Gitane:


Doc riding no hands of course:


There's Rob:


Scott on the Basso:


Yup, I was there:
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Early pics running into the sun.
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