Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

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Old 12-24-16, 09:12 PM
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I had to look up "Fredwagen" to try to make sure it wasn't a commercial brand, but neat name to give a bike that does everything!

Has me thinking that I might steal that for my new long/cargo bike when I repaint it.
May you bear the Fredwagen badge with honor!
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I think the only bike I have done centuries on is my 1982 McLean. I bought it used in 1983. A couple of years ago, I replaced the drivetrain.

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All these beautiful bikes! Hopefully by this summer I'll have earned my way to post my bike here too.
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Old 02-20-17, 10:01 PM
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Century Bicycles

Several centuries on a Miyata 914.

Several metric centuries on Miyata 914, Raleigh Cadent FT2, and Raleigh Record Ace.

I'm shopping for a tandem to ride in a century (100m) this October. I've got my eye on an older da Vinci Joint Venture, but I think a Co-Motion Speedster would do nicely, too.
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Old 04-16-17, 11:10 PM
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The old Colnago has just short of a half century on it.



The longest single day ride was about 180 miles. Photo was from last fall, day 2, after 130+ miles with a lot of climbing.

The "New" Colnago has also hit about 180 miles at least once.



In fact, both Colnagos managed to do the Blackberry Century last year, with the old one towing the new one for about 30 miles to and from, then being ridden by one of the other bikeforum members for the ride.

The Bike Friday did about 150 miles towing its trailer a year and a half ago. That may be the last super-century for it to tow.



The Tricross did make it for 100+ miles once. Up the Willamette (about 20 miles loose gravel), then over the mountains from Westfir to Cougar Reservoir, and back to Springfield (skipping a short gravel segment as it was getting late). I'm not a particularly big fan of fat tires, but it does well with the X'Plor USH tires.

Photo below was another trip for about 100 miles in a day and a half.


My litespeed has also done about 2 century rides shortly after being assembled. It is pretty much my dedicated rain/town bike now, so most days it gets < 50 miles now.


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Old 04-17-17, 05:47 PM
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2009 Salsa Podio. Yes, it's more of a crit bike, but it's the only road bike I have. I completed a Tour de Cure century on it a few years ago. Yes, I am in the market for a more compliant distance ride.

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Old 07-11-17, 07:18 PM
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I'll ride this bike in the Tour de Steamboat in a few days, 116 miles on pavement. Then in September, I'll put gravel wheels/tires on and ride Rebecca's Private Idaho, 100 miles of gravel.
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Since I've only been back to riding for the past 7 years, most of my centuries were done with my 2012 Colnago ACE. It's more of rando bike than a race bike and I never got tired riding it. Since getting my 2017 Colnago C-RS, I done one century and it handled the ride almost as good as the ACE but it's more of a racing bike.
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Pretty new to long days on the saddle (did my first 40+ mile ride just over a year ago after years of commuting) but I'm happy to have grabbed this guy and put a few centuries under it's belt. One of which was going around Greenlake in Seattle 36 times

Any recommendations for better tires for long day rides?

Also excuse the weird photo quality- I playing with my phone's camera a little much
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Any recommendations for better tires for long day rides?
What's the maximum tire width for this frame? On longer rides you'll appreciate the increase in comfort from wider tires run at lower pressure. If you can fit 25 or 28 mm tires, go for it.
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What's the maximum tire width for this frame? On longer rides you'll appreciate the increase in comfort from wider tires run at lower pressure. If you can fit 25 or 28 mm tires, go for it.
I can definitely fit 25s, and yeah 28s would be sweet but I have yet to test them out. I grabbed these because I was under the assumption that 23s were "faster" and that gatorskins were the gold standard. I've obviously learned otherwise. Recommendations for brands that are fairly anti-puncture but still promote good rolling?
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This is what I've been riding lately, some 3500 km of randonneuring and almost as much other riding. It's a heavily modified Holdsworth from the mid 1970's. Not perfect, but all in all I'm happy with it; I have no plans to upgrade.

For all the gory details there is this other thread:
Holdsworth 531 Special... the bike frame as a blank canvas.
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I rode this 1988 Davidson Discovery for 130 miles and 10k feet of climbing at Eroica CA.

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Old 05-07-18, 11:24 AM
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Now I can add this one to the list. I did the Antelope Lake 600k out of Davis, CA this weekend on my Soma Smoothie. This is a pic someone else took at a control stop and the only picture I have of this bike.
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