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Old 02-11-09, 12:42 PM
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My Merida FreeWay 9300 for scientific trips around Carpathians, Europe, pic. from Summer 2008

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My two COLNAGOs

Here are my two COLNAGOs that I used to for veteran's road cycling races, Ukraine 2008

Colnago C50 2007



Colnago C50 Crono 2008


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Old 02-13-09, 09:43 AM
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Here is me, training on Moskva-80 road bike on roller track, which I used to in 1981-1985, while have been amateur racer of SPARTAK, Uzhhorod racing team
Photo from 1981-1985

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I used two folding bikes: a german Birdy Touring (Riese & Müller) and a british Pashley TSR 30.
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Originally Posted by Monoborracho
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
I have the same bike and it is pretty great. I always want to upgrade but in terms of frame I don't know what an upgrade would be (well i my dream world I do but not in reality). someday I will find some pictures of it. I want to get it repainted too but where are you thinking of doing that?
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Finally rode a century on the new bike, as pictured...

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Originally Posted by Monoborracho
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
I dig the yellow bottles.
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This is my randonnée bicycle, built last year and ridden through the season (2x 200km brevets, many 100km commutes). It was repainted a bright metallic blue this year:


Battery-powered Schmidt E6 headlight. The lead-acid battery weighs 907g (2lbs. - a little more than a full water bottle), but provides ten hours of run-time at full brightness.


Silver fillet-brazed steel frame and rack, silver-brazed fork. 11.4kg (25.2lbs.) as shown. I still need to install mud flaps.

I'm looking forward to riding it on some local brevets (400km, 600km, 1000km) this year.

(There are more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/2575783...7604608120195/)

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Very nice, with all the details integrated. Don't see too mcuh silver fillet brazing -- expensive and hard to do right. Did you build the frame yourself?
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Originally Posted by Six jours
Very nice, with all the details integrated.
Thanks! However, the next randonnée bicycle I build (for myself or a customer, if they request it) will have as much of the electrical wiring routed internally as possible. There's always something for which to strive...

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Don't see too mcuh silver fillet brazing -- expensive and hard to do right.
Although the price of silver is high compared to bronze, it's a small fraction of the cost of the other raw materials and assembly and finishing labor involved. Not to mention the cost of paint. Nevertheless, as you said, it's expensive and not many of my customers request it. However, it was a nice change from using bronze on tubing this thin (Columbus Ultra Foco - about 0.5mm at the thick ends of the top and down tubes) to build up large fillets (which I find very appealing).

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Did you build the frame yourself?
Yes, I built it myself (framebuilding is one of my vocations).
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Ishy Bunny that is a sweet bike. I am a TC native and I would like to build my own frame, but I don't know where to start. where did you learn?
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Originally Posted by ishy_bunny
Thanks! However, the next randonnée bicycle I build (for myself or a customer, if they request it) will have as much of the electrical wiring routed internally as possible. There's always something for which to strive...
What would you use to do that, brass tubing? Is there a way to get past the bottom bracket?
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Originally Posted by ishy_bunny
This is my randonnée bicycle, built last year and ridden through the season (2x 200km brevets, many 100km commutes). It was repainted a bright metallic blue this year:

Battery-powered Schmidt E6 headlight. The lead-acid battery weighs 907g (2lbs. - a little more than a full water bottle), but provides ten hours of run-time at full brightness.

Silver fillet-brazed steel frame and rack, silver-brazed fork. 11.4kg (25.2lbs.) as shown. I still need to install mud flaps.

I'm looking forward to riding it on some local brevets (400km, 600km, 1000km) this year.

(There are more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/2575783...7604608120195/)
Like they say, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"!
Love the way you made modern components please the eye.
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I do my centries on my fixed.

This is my baby. My one and only bike which forces me to do the OC- SD century with one gear. And I love every painful spin.

52/15 ratio.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7566709@N07/3463927488/

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Originally Posted by unterhausen
What would you use to do that, brass tubing? Is there a way to get past the bottom bracket?
The bikes I have seen simply run the wiring through holes in the tubing -- usually through the lower tang of the lower head lug, and through the rear of the seat tube to the tail light -- and through the bottom bracket shell above the bottom bracket spindle. This is how I am doing it on the frame that I am almost done building. I will let you know if something goes wrong with it...
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Originally Posted by adam.truong
This is my baby. My one and only bike which forces me to do the OC- SD century with one gear. And I love every painful spin.

52/15 ratio.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7566709@N07/3463927488/
Wow, that's insane gearing for riding long distances. Every painful spin is right.
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Wow, that's insane gearing for riding long distances. Every painful spin is right.
Its not supposed to work well, its like the boyz that wear their pants down around their ankle so their shorts can hangout - its all about "street cred."
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Did (almost 157.84km)a century on this yesterday so:

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My 2008 Roubaix Expert Triple - I'm riding it in the Chico (Calif.) Wildflower Century on Sunday and it was my steed on the Solvang Century about six weeks ago. It's a very comfortable bike.

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My Bianchi Axis cross with road wheels on.

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Originally Posted by Black Shuck
Did (almost 157.84km)a century on this yesterday so:

Nice ride Black Shuck. Which model is that?
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Nice ride Black Shuck. Which model is that?
Soma Smoothie, the fork is a Enigma Etape Audax. Full Ultegra groupset, put it together myself, som build pics here
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Got redirected here by a post Machka made in road cycling, so thought I'd join the club. I rode the Primavera century on my 07 Roubaix comp last weekend. I've been doing some saddle searching but my Fizik Antares kept me fresh through to the last mile.




Hi icyclist - great looking ride. What kind of paint job have you got there? It looks custom?
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Here's my old tourer... I rode it on many centuries back when it was new, but it didn't look like this then.

I rode it 140 miles last Saturday, when it looked like this.



Details, for those who care:
Trek 720 touring frame, built in 1982, before they started putting cantilever studs on them.
Shimano Nexus-8 hub, twist shifter on flat handlebar (MTB bar) with drop bar ends, aero levers on the bar ends.
Sanyo dynamo hub, 3E lights.
Steel fenders from a 1940's Schwinn, but these will soon be replaced with new plastic ones.
The luggage rack is unsatisfactory; when I do the fenders, I'm going to put my old Jim Blackburn racks on it, the way it was back in '83.
Seat is a Fujita Professional, it's been on this bike since 1983.
I'm not going back to the original color (metallic vomit, I think) or derailleurs, though.
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Here is my ride. It's a 1999 GT Edge and although it looks like a TT bike it's not really. It's also not really a comfortable distance bike but whatever... soon to be replaced with a Waterford 2200.

It's almost all stock 105 stuff except the shifters are record. I'm working on their position so I haven't wrapped the bar yet. The saddle is also on trial... I usually use a Brooks Swift, in honey of course. As it sits it looks like a fashion show but with the Brooks it just looks cool.

It's done 6 or so metric centuries and 3 double centuries. The rectangular stickers on the seat tube are for the Vatternrunden, which is a 300km ride about the second largest lake in Sweden. It's the largest event of it's kind and sells out at 17,500 most every year. It's an excellent day in the saddle! Coming up again in mid June - can't wait.
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