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Randonneuring Bike Choice and Setup Video

Old 08-02-22, 05:18 PM
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Randonneuring Bike Choice and Setup Video

My plan is to attempt my first Super Randonneur Series this year and I am deciding on a bike. I have several to chose from which makes it difficult and fun at the same time. Anyway, I came across a you tube video recently which I planned to watch later but now I cannot find it. I think the host was a former RUSA president. Can you help me find it?

(My two leading candidates are a '78 Grand Jubile and a 2011 Milwaukee Road.)
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Just ride your 2011 Richard Sachs.

Do you mean CampyGuy? Personally, I don't agree with much of what he says but he is like a superstar. I must have had 100 Asian randos come up to me on PBP asking if I was Campyguy or did I know Campyguy.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcc...WU3-YaUf9LkNwA

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[QUOTE=GhostRider62;22598126]Just ride your 2011 Richard Sachs.

My Sachs doesn’t get racks or fenders ever.

this is the one I was looking for:

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[QUOTE=Classtime;22599342]
Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Just ride your 2011 Richard Sachs.

My Sachs doesn’t get racks or fenders ever.

this is the one I was looking for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drg1zDi28JE&t=4s
Neither does my Rando bike

That video looks familiar.......you're welcome.
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I used these crud road racer fenders on a road bike for brevets. I would only put them on if there was actually a good chance of rain in the forecast. There's lots of other brands that make clip-on fenders of various sorts that work well enough for occasional use. I've never had a rack on any bike I've used for brevets.
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I have gotten used to fenders, but I think on PBP there is no real need. In 2011, the 84 hour riders got rain the entire first day, but all I saw was a few hours after Loudeac in the early AM. I suppose if it's rainy and as cold as it was in 2019, I probably would have wanted fenders.

My first year of randonneuring, I rode my '80s racing bike for a full series and also for a full R12. Fenders might have been nice a couple of times on the R12, but in general the bike worked okay. Worst part was downtube shifters on the second day of the 600k.
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If I lived in the Coastal Pacific NorthWest, fenders year round on might make sense. Obviously, some of my bikes have fenders.

In the last 8 years or so, I can recall a two brevets where I needed them due to lower temperatures. Other times when it rained, the temperatures were warm and the rain was almost welcomed.

My 2 cents......randonneuring is already hard enough not to be on the most durable, comfortable, and fastest bike you have whether it is top of the line Reynolds or a Carbon bike. I take mental notes of the bikes on 200, 300, 400, 600, and 1200. On the longer brevets, there is a little less variety but a clearly personal choices are evident based on a rando's experience but generally high quality, durable stuff says the idiot who broke a proprietary seatpost on a Grand Randonnee recently. Back to looking for a new bike.....
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