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Your century bicycle(s)

Old 11-23-08, 10:02 AM
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1999 Merlin Extralight - My first choice for long rides.
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I envy your Merlin, northbend.

Here's my everyday ride, which has yet to be on anything longer than a metric century.


It's an '89 Schwinn World frame I repainted and built up with mostly the cheapest used and discounted parts I could find.



Its "dinglespeed" drive train allows for some versatility in a fixed setup, which is great for all kinds of things. I hope to do some 200 and 300k rides with it this spring when the roads aren't covered in slush and salt.
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Old 12-22-08, 07:19 AM
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I've been lurking on this forum since almost a year now. And it's been a good year for cycling. One imperial century, 2 imperial almost-centuries, over 2500 kms of riding and a new bike gifted by my wife halfway through the year.

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Old 12-22-08, 08:29 AM
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^^^

That's a nice picture
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Fender Question

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2000 Trek 730 hybrid (basic $400 entry-level steel frame hybrid -- used for New York - Boston AIDS ride and three MS 150 centuries)

2004 Trek 520 touring bike (100 mile touring days and 1 SR series)


I noticed the fenders on your Trek 520. Can you give me more details about them?
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Old 12-28-08, 08:23 PM
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Schwinn Continental (unknown number of times; no odometer in those days)
Schwinn Le Tour (once)
'80s Fuji 12-speed (once)
Trek 560 (probably 4)
Specialized Hardrock (once)
RANS V-Rex (about 12)

The Le Tour was horrible. The Fuji was pretty uncomfortable. The Trek was okay when I had a good back. The Specialized was actually the second most comfortable bike I've finished a century on. On the RANS I did six centuries back-to-back, quite comfortably.
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Been lurking for a while, but I thought I would share my new century (or longer) bike. Had it built by Ira Ryan, with King bling (Hubs, headset, and BB), Ultegra, and Paul Neo-retro brakes. My previous century bike was a Trek Portland - which I did 4 centuries and Cycle Oregon twice on.







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Old 01-04-09, 05:52 AM
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bmike,
That ti bike rigged for rando is beautiful. By the way what crankset is on the rando bike? I noticed in the second photo the crankset was changed.
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Old 01-04-09, 06:28 AM
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bmike,
That ti bike rigged for rando is beautiful. By the way what crankset is on the rando bike? I noticed in the second photo the crankset was changed.
thanks! the crank is a specialities ta carmina, 94 bcd for rings from 30 all the way to 50.
i had a to wait for the rings to get here when i built it up so used and old ritchey compact before the good stuff arrived.
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Nice bike! I've always been a sucker for black and tan bikes. . . and beer
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That Ira Ryan is quite nice... lovin' the cantis and colors. Something in me wishes all bikes like that had classic retrogrouch stuff all over, but that's very much a form over function thing. For riding's sake, I hope the brifters and other modern stuff give you the ride of yer life.
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Old 01-06-09, 09:49 PM
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Do Trikes Count

My first century was started and completed in the rain, which happens quite alot here, we actually did 120k in 8 hours that day.
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So far, all my centuries have been on my Kona Jake-the-Snake, with road tires. My next one,
if/when I can get in shape, will likely be on my Surly LHT.
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1980's Trek 400
I've done one so far, but I'm going to do more this year
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2001 Lemond Buenos Aires

Just cleaning the bike off since it is sub-zero temps here in SW Ohio. Having the winter blues and need to clean up my ride. This is my 55cm 2001 Lemond Buenos Aires 853 Reynolds with full ultegras all around. The pedals will be changed out with Look pedals for 2009

Hope you like it.



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Those 853 frames ride beautifully. Like those older retro decals too. If there is a of-the-peg frame that should keep it's value and become collectible it aught to be this!
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My century bike is a Specialized Roubaix Expert, 2008. Here's a few photos, some from prior BF posts.



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LOL, umd.

Is it true you just switched to this saddle?

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LOL, umd.

Is it true you just switched to this saddle?

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Originally Posted by rich9cinti View Post
Just cleaning the bike off since it is sub-zero temps here in SW Ohio. Having the winter blues and need to clean up my ride. This is my 55cm 2001 Lemond Buenos Aires 853 Reynolds with full ultegras all around. The pedals will be changed out with Look pedals for 2009

Hope you like it.



Ah yes, I had Buenos Aires exactly like that one that I sold last year. It was a fantastic bike and I'm still wondering what the heck I was thinking when I sold it.
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Many nice bikes pictured here. For my butt, this is da' bomb for long rides. Yes, I know. I will be accused of being a recumbulator. But I don't have a white beard or a big belly. I do have a pocket protector, slide rule, and I am an engineer.

The bike is a Challenge Fujin SL II.
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Well the belly is almost gone and I no beard but another recumbent. Pic cropped from my 200k Sunday.

Challenge Hurricane - A sport perhaps I'm the 3rd-4th owner.

My wifes Hurricane SL from the same ride
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My Claud Butler 853 is probably the sweetest ride, Ive also got a Pinarello Galileo, Its faster but very stiff I was also going to sell the 853 until I changed the Cassette and suddenly it became my favourite, Steel is real, Must post pics
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Here's my ride most all the time. 1994 Trek 520, upgraded to 8 speed with XT/Mavic wheels, Nitto randonneur bars, and Brooks B67. This bike has a jillion miles on it, including centuries,three cross state tours, and several unsupported tours. It gets 3000 miles per year. Next year it may get 9 speeds, brifters, and a new factory paint job.

As seen on Oklahoma Freewheel, 2008
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