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Old 02-12-15, 07:39 PM
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I've been looking for one of those. Where'd you find it? ��
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Old 02-12-15, 07:52 PM
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These came in the mail the other day, and put a big early 90's smile on my face:











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Old 02-12-15, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Looks like first week of August, with the Dare on the 8th.....or the 2nd week with the Dare to lead it off!
Come during the first week, travel another 300 miles north and you are more than welcome to join me here, Grand View Firehouse 50 Bicycle Race |
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Old 02-12-15, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Looks like first week of August, with the Dare on the 8th.....or the 2nd week with the Dare to lead it off!
I will do as many of these as I can fit into our son's zany soccer schedule.

I may get to ride quite a bit with any of the forum members that live near Schaumberg or Rockford.

Five tournaments already scheduled...... with more to come.
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Old 02-12-15, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
I will do as many of these as I can fit into our son's zany soccer schedule.

I may get to ride quite a bit with any of the forum members that live near Schaumberg or Rockford.

Five tournaments already scheduled...... with more to come.
I live in between scumburg and Rockford
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Old 02-12-15, 08:41 PM
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I received this lovely B72 courtesy of [MENTION=29368]rootboy[/MENTION]. I've adjusted it several times and have ridden around. Why, oh why, does it take so much futzing around to get one's saddle "just right"?
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Brooks B72 Underside by velocivixen, on Flickr

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Old 02-12-15, 11:44 PM
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I live in between scumburg and Rockford
If it's ok with you, I'll send along dates of tournaments and see if you are available any of those days for rides.
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I for got to post this great swap with 3 speed slow. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by gomango
If it's ok with you, I'll send along dates of tournaments and see if you are available any of those days for rides.
It would be my pleasure.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Looks like first week of August, with the Dare on the 8th.....or the 2nd week with the Dare to lead it off!
I dare you to cross the river.

On a different note, I drove across town and found hen's teeth today...

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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
I received this lovely B72 courtesy of @rootboy. I've adjusted it several times and have ridden around. Why, oh why, does it take so much futzing around to get one's saddle "just right"?
Brooks B72 by velocivixen, on Flickr



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That must be installed on Prince Phillip... nice touch.
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Old 02-13-15, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
I received this lovely B72 courtesy of [MENTION=29368]rootboy[/MENTION]. I've adjusted it several times and have ridden around. Why, oh why, does it take so much futzing around to get one's saddle "just right"?

OOPS. Sorry for the huge photos. I'm still getting used to Flickr.
Nice! Any plans to rehab it besides liberal coatings of proofide? I have a B-72 in worse shape and I have been trying to get it back in usable condition.
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Old 02-13-15, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by iab
Come during the first week, travel another 300 miles north and you are more than welcome to join me here, Grand View Firehouse 50 Bicycle Race |
I'd be up for that. Are you doing the group 50, or the time trail?
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Old 02-13-15, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
I dare you to cross the river.

On a different note, I drove across town and found hen's teeth today...


Were those at Charlies?
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Originally Posted by gomango
Were those at Charlies?
They were on an Ochsner that I was looking at buying (partly because I spied the levers on it) from a shop in Prior Lake, but the frame had front end damage. I won't name the shop, but as I pointed out the frame damage to the salesman, the mechanics were saying "wasn't that the one we had to straighten the fork out on". Well, I got out of there fast for cheap with just the shifters, which made it worth the trip to a place I won't go back to.
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
I'd be up for that. Are you doing the group 50, or the time trail?
The group 50.

I time trial by myself the rest of the time I'm up there.
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[MENTION=336348]dweenk[/MENTION] - it's already been installed. I've ridden & adjusted several times. Just about perfect now. Although crackled & dry looking I don't think its been ridden much. Doesn't have significant butt prints in it.
[MENTION=41691]tricky[/MENTION] - I believe that rootboy already had given it liberal amounts of proofide. I gave it a coat of Obeneuf's. Didn't make a difference. Saddle looks just perfect for the bike. Like it's been there the whole time.
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
Why, oh why, does it take so much futzing around to get one's saddle "just right"?
We're putting a lot of weight on those tender areas. Getting it right is important.
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Not exactly received in the mail but, rather, hand delivered.

My dad has had a rough few years with multiple fractures and a run in with cancer. At 73 I think he thought he would be riding for years to come but he just can't take the risk with the fragile nature of his bones. He's already given me three bikes - a 60's Peugeot PL8, his Klein Comp Pulse and the Spectrum titanium. This past weekend he delivered quite a few of his nicer jerseys (he was big into Primal Wear stuff years ago) and some nice bib tights for winter riding. The kicker was the NOS set of Campagnolo Chorus (at least I'm pretty sure that's what they are) brake levers that he stumbled on in his basement. Another set is on my PX10 (were original to the Spectrum).



Just adding to it I got a visit from D.D. this weekend with a wheelset I can use for big climbs - check out the 14-32 6 spd ratio on these Mavic G40's.



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Originally Posted by scozim
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Just adding to it I got a visit from D.D. this weekend with a wheelset I can use for big climbs - check out the 14-32 6 spd ratio on these Mavic G40's.



I have a set of wheels built by Kevin King too.....
Can't seem to find any history on him on the net. Do you know who he is??
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I don't and either did D.D He mentioned he'd seen this before
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Mavic g40 are me favorite rim. For some reason almost all the keepers that I've bought came with g40's.
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Old 02-16-15, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar
Mavic g40 are me favorite rim. For some reason almost all the keepers that I've bought came with g40's.
I've never run a set. They're heavier than the Module E's on my Trek 510, but these look a little beefier for the rough chip seal riding I have to do around here. Looking forward to giving them a try.
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