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Old 06-13-17, 09:36 AM
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LOLing at the drama and philosophy in this thread.

Not having the self control to back off when you feel yourself approaching the limits of your own ability isn't a virtue. God knows that I'm guilty, probably more than most and lucky to be alive but "Flirting with the edge" or "plunging into the unknown" are euphemisms for recklessness.

For most people, riding in the drops and similar activities only requires a regular stretching routine. 15 minutes a day before bed a few times each week. That's all. It isn't a big deal.


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Old 06-13-17, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
LOLing at the drama and philosophy in this thread.

Not having the self control to back off when you feel yourself approaching the limits of your own ability isn't a virtue. God knows that I'm guilty, probably more than most and lucky to be alive but "Flirting with the edge" or "plunging into the unknown" are euphemisms for recklessness.

For most people, riding in the drops and similar activities only requires a regular stretching routine. 15 minutes a day before bed a few times each week. That's all. It isn't a big deal.


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Old 06-13-17, 10:30 AM
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Old 06-13-17, 12:19 PM
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Old 06-13-17, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
Alas, I fear I have cast my literary pearls before... er, um, people who don't get pearls.

What I was alluding to is the fact that some of us have suffered injuries that prevent us from riding comfortably in drops, that's all. I have nothing against them per se; in fact they usually look better than most other types of handlebar, and the aerodynamic advantage is well understood.

So now when I am riding slowly along, sitting up in the wind like a small parachute, I can take solace in the fact that I once knew what real speed is, and that discovery changed me forever.

Or something...
I wasn't referring to your pearls specifically, there have been other such posts in the 50+ forum over the years.
There also seems to be a number of people who don't understand that bars can be raised to attain the same position as flat bars.
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Old 06-13-17, 02:41 PM
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Old 07-02-17, 07:00 PM
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Old 07-02-17, 07:57 PM
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Nice looking ride!
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Old 07-03-17, 07:08 AM
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"Flat bar road bike"
Love the colors on this bike, looks nice.
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Old 07-05-17, 02:12 PM
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[IMG]Midlandtrail-newbridgeMay2017-1 by BJ Ondo, on Flickr[/IMG]
This is my "OLD MANS" bicycle. Due to arthritis, I can't keep my neck in a bent position! Can't afford a recumbent so the "Comfort Bike", that let's you sit very close to "straight up", is the machine for me!
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Old 07-05-17, 04:05 PM
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Old 07-09-17, 12:00 AM
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An '84 Peugeot PH10LE purchased new in '85. Sorry I can't post pics--photobucket is holding my pics hostage.
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Old 07-09-17, 05:43 AM
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An '84 Peugeot PH10LE purchased new in '85. Sorry I can't post pics--photobucket is holding my pics hostage.
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Just close your account with Pee-bucket and open one at Imgur or Flickr - problem solved. (Until they get greedy...)
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Old 07-09-17, 08:28 PM
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Old 07-10-17, 07:29 AM
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I've gone and built another one...

Meet "Velo de Ville No. 2":


This is a city-bike build on a Peugeot PFN-10 "Course" frame. The tubeset is Vitus 181.



Just enough carrying capacity to make it useful, but not weigh it down.


For drivetrain mods, I simply pulled the FD and outer chainring, and put on a heavily-reworked Velo Orange Plume Alaire. Now I can ride dressed in work clothes.


She looks right at home in her intended environment.



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Old 07-10-17, 07:51 AM
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My new geared weapon to partner the fixed gear Hillbrick.

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Old 07-10-17, 04:06 PM
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My only bike

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Old 07-14-17, 07:57 AM
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Same bike for road or gravel.
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I've gone and built another one...

Meet "Velo de Ville No. 2":

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Just enough carrying capacity to make it useful, but not weigh it down.

Another beauty DQ! What brand/make racks did you use and what wrap is around your water bottle?
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Old 07-14-17, 10:39 AM
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Another beauty DQ! What brand/make racks did you use and what wrap is around your water bottle?
Thanks! The rack is a PDW "Loading Dock" (the more expensive alloy one), and the basket is a PDW "Takeout Basket". I originally bought these for a Scott Sub Speed 10 that I had before I caught the C&V bug. That one actually looked pretty cool:



... but I ended up trading it for a couple of old lugged-steel roadbikes. I guess the 8-speed Alfine and disc brakes were too good for me. I just couldn't get myself to appreciate the modern aesthetic, and I truly hated bleeding those brakes! Good riddance...

Edit - Oh, and the wrap on the water bottle is a process called "twining". This activity is particularly well-suited to a long, cold Minnesota winter; it involves wrapping string or twine around whatever object you like, and then coating it with shellac. This practice is popular with Rivendellians.



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Old 07-14-17, 10:54 AM
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Old 08-05-17, 08:49 AM
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Surly Straggler. A nice all-rounder, shown here right before my homeward commute.

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Old 08-09-17, 11:24 PM
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