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Old 01-06-18, 09:34 PM
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It's one thing to be offended, its something odd to 'WANT' to be offended.

I am not going to apologize to anyone here, because I was genuinely curious about what Randonneuring entailed.

Thank you Carbonfiberboy, and rhm for the genuine answers.
I am done here with this topic now.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
I'm still confused about the pizza racks. I thought pizza was a non-no for cyclists. I heard that on the interweb.
We've got an old postie bike that has a rack/basket that could haul pizzas ... can't say we've ever used it on a randonnee though ...
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It's one thing to be offended, its something odd to 'WANT' to be offended.

I am not going to apologize to anyone here, because I was genuinely curious about what Randonneuring entailed.

Thank you Carbonfiberboy, and rhm for the genuine answers.
I am done here with this topic now.
You know they were having you on ... right ... Trolling the troll, as it were ...
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Does anyone else have a Masi Speciale Randonneur? I have one but I haven't ridden it yet.

It's funny too, I saw two different guys pull slices of pizza out of their jersey pockets during a 90 mile/12,000' gravel ride - turns out they knew each other and followed the same nutrition philosophy but still funny to see.
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Does anyone else have a Masi Speciale Randonneur?
No ... I can't even picture what one looks like. I don't think I've ever even seen one.
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Does anyone else have a Masi Speciale Randonneur? I have one but I haven't ridden it yet.
No bar end shifters?

How can they call that thing a Randonneur? I'm outraged.
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I am done here with this topic now.
And at last the classic faux-closing line from Trolling 101:

"Farewell forever, until next time."

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These are the 2017/2018 models - I made it to compare fork offset before getting confirmation from the company, red is 2018 model.

Steel, disc, low-trail bike - the first production one I'm aware of. Would fit right in on a GIS of "Randonneuring bike" I suppose. It's a bit heavier than I think it should be, but the fenders and overall concept are great to see as a stock bike from a mainstream company. It's been sitting forlornly in my living room for a few weeks as I walk back from overreaching on some training targets at the end of the year.

FWIW "pizza rack" is a porteur rack, which the OP knows the correct name as he's used it in other threads but used the former term to get a rise out of everyone. Same for Carbonfiberboy's thinly veiled contempt for anyone who doesn't want to approach long-distance cycling like a road racer.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
No bar end shifters?

How can they call that thing a Randonneur? I'm outraged.


It's a funny bike, the whole concept in the industry is silly right now. We've got more than one bike with low-trail and threaded headsets running disc brakes, something like this that appeals to a super-small minority and other stuff like with "Rando" in the name that are just endurance road bikes not even set-up for fenders or carrying any load.

Although really like this thread, sometimes it's a good thing to get a lot of discussion or market focus going - brings in new ideas and allows people already in the space to share what they know.
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Old 01-06-18, 09:56 PM
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well, OP, we've all had a lot of fun, but this has gone on long enough. I'm sure you'd be welcome at a local randonneuring event, and might even enjoy it.

I think i might have been the first one to post approvingly of the masi randonneur in this forum. In any event, if you want to start another thread about that bike, that's fine. This one needs to be closed in order to avert outraged randonneurs posting in it forever into the future.
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