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Old 11-21-11, 10:25 PM
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pretty bike, nice set-up
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]I ride a Marin Four Corners, a traditional touring bike. It rides smooth, fast and handles superbly. I like to push on rides and this bike knows how to push back.



4130 Cromoly, Triple Butted Edge Shaped Top and Down Tubes with, Cantilever Brakes, Shimano Xt, Shimano HG30, 11-32, 9 Speed, etc
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Old 11-22-11, 06:17 AM
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I was reading an earlier post that commented on an oversize frame was comfortable (2manybikes Post #25). Serendipitously i found out he was correct. I basically took the bike out of the box and did a 100 mile ride on it. I have since added fenders an a adjustable stem. Next steps are a rear rack and panniershttps://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/gran_turismo.htm
To see how it is equipped
It's a 64 cm frame with a 34 inch stand over height
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Old 11-26-11, 08:30 AM
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I only have one road bike. Do all my centuries on my 09 CAAD9-4 bbq. Running Williams 38 clinchers, latex tubes, and veloflex tires. That combo running at 110psi make for a super smooth comfy ride. Going for a 200k next weekend, if my knee feels up for it.
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Mine's the one on the right.
IRO Jamie Roy.
Phil Wood hubs laced to Velocity Deep Vs with DT Swiss 14-guage spokes. Brass nipples, of course.
Sugino 75 cranks
In this photo, it's set up 48x18, fixed.

In this configuration (although with different gearing) the bike's done 3, 1200Ks, a 1000K, two full brevet series and skads of centuries. This photo was taken in Sault, France, mid-way through climbing (and descending) all four routes up Mont Ventoux in a day -- that's 19,000 feet over 116 miles.
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Originally Posted by The Octopus

Mine's the one on the right.
IRO Jamie Roy.
Phil Wood hubs laced to Velocity Deep Vs with DT Swiss 14-guage spokes. Brass nipples, of course.
Sugino 75 cranks
In this photo, it's set up 48x18, fixed.

In this configuration (although with different gearing) the bike's done 3, 1200Ks, a 1000K, two full brevet series and skads of centuries. This photo was taken in Sault, France, mid-way through climbing (and descending) all four routes up Mont Ventoux in a day -- that's 19,000 feet over 116 miles.
Sorry for jacking the thread, but are you this guy?
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Originally Posted by ****zkid
are you this guy?
Yep. That's the Eight-legged one himself.
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Originally Posted by The Octopus
Yep. That's the Eight-legged one himself.
You sir are BAD-A$$. Everytime I get called out for being crazy (doing climbs on a fixed gear), I almost always point them to your article. You are definitely an inspiration to me and my riding buddies. Cheers!
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Originally Posted by ****zkid
Everytime I get called out for being crazy (doing climbs on a fixed gear), I almost always point them to your article. You are definitely an inspiration to me and my riding buddies. Cheers!
Thanks, man. I appreciate hearing stuff like that. It gets me all pumped up to plan my next (completely ridiculous!) adventure.
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Starting in 2003, in order:
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2. Litespeed Solano
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4. Moots Vamoots
5. Univega SuperStrada
6. Salsa Casseroll - Fixed
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Yet another attempt at an early racing bicycle. This one is copied from the mid-30s racing bikes; pretty much the apogee of the derailleurless designs. Lightweight steel tubing, some aluminum parts (as opposed to steel everything just a few years prior), and a relatively wide range of gears. (I'm using a 42 chainring with a 24 cog on one side of the hub and a 15-18-21 freewheel on the other; typical of gears used in the Alps and Pyrenees.) I had to make the rear dropouts myself, as there aren't any commercially available ones long enough to handle a nine tooth difference. Getting the angle right, so that the brake pads hit the rim regardless of hub position, took quite a bit of trial and error.

Unlike the 1910-style bike I posted a few pages ago, this one is pretty useful and enjoyable, even in the mountains. And using the same rules for fitting that were in use during the 1930s, my position on the bike is comfortable and reasonably efficient for even very long distances - though I haven't quite made it to the 400 kilometer days that were common in the Tour de France at the time!
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I rode my first century in October on this.



This year I plan on riding it on a couple more centuries then riding RAIN.
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This was the bike I rode on my first fixed 200k.

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Whatcha got there? Kogswell?
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Whatcha got there? Kogswell?
Yup!

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I finally got over a century today (101.7 miles), i took the picture shortly before getting home.
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Old 02-08-12, 06:52 PM
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When I'm on Long Island I ride centuries on this early 70's Lambert, which is set up as a three speed:



or on this Counterpoint Presto! recumbent:



The recumbent is a bit faster.

In New Jersey I've been riding a 1948 Raleigh Record Ace, which is set up with a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub from the 60's. I'll have to find a photo....
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Newly built Gunnar Fastlane. Shimano 105 5700 grouppo all around. Chris King NoThreadset headset. Ritchey Classic handlebar, stem, and seat post. Mavic A319 wheels, hand-built with DT double butted spokes and XT hubs. Conti Top Contact 700x32. Brooks B17 Special in honey with matching bar tape. Jandd Mountaineering rear rack. SKS P45 fenders with attached leather mud flaps. Short distance, long distance, all weather, all around adventure bike. On the road and off the road.





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Did my inaugural ride on the the new bike today (Co-Motion Primera)- did a 200k in the rain.
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Thumbs up to this one.
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Hello all,
here are my non-touring century bicycles.
The first is a 1983 Lotus Legend Compe

and my 1984 Trek 660 650b conversion
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Old 02-20-12, 06:54 PM
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I've ridden multiple 200km and 300km brevets on the Xootr Swift. Also a couple 400km OTL and a 600km attempt where I quit at 320km.



I've softened the ride with some plush 406-50 tires, a Rido saddle, and a Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatpost.
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^That's awesome! very impressive.
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So far I've ridden a metric century, I'm working up toward my goal of a 200k Brevet this summer.

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