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Old 07-06-07, 05:28 PM
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Wow, you're sure hard on your bottom brackets!

You aren't a masher by any chance?

I'm waiting for my mom's digital camera to be fixed, then I'll take a picture of my bike.
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Old 07-06-07, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by M_S
Wow, you're sure hard on your bottom brackets!

You aren't a masher by any chance?

I'm waiting for my mom's digital camera to be fixed, then I'll take a picture of my bike.
No, I'm not a masher, I'm a big spinner but I fell on the Trek a few years ago and I think that did it's damage. It's still ridable but I had a double century coming up and I wasn't going to take a chance riding it. I took a nasty fall on the Ti in 2004 and I've been riding it to death. It would click every so often (like the Trek) but in the end of April it started crunching and I took it in. The LBS had it for two weeks but couldn't get the BB off. So I purchased a new bike and when I got home the LBS called back. They tried one more time and got the BB out (two guys on a big breaker bar).

Both times I fell I didn't come off the bike, I stayed on the bike. I didn't get road rash even though I slid a good distance. The Ti crash was my most severe, the cause was my left foot unclipped on the pull up. My knee slammed into the handle bars and it lifted the bike into the air and sidewards. I was in traffic and I was moving fast. I smashed my ribs into the side of the handlebars (slightly bent them), my left inside thigh struck the large sprocket, my right inside thigh also struck the sprocket (I slid down on the top tube - no other damage). I got blood and a nice tattoo. I ended up with bruise ribs, scraped right STI, handlebar tape, right pedal and rear deraillieur but I finished my after work metric.
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Old 07-08-07, 08:06 PM
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Looks like I finally get to join the club. Did my first century yesterday. A self-supported 108.3 miles with a not-so-fast rolling average of 15.2mph and a total average of 12.7mph. I was surprised to find that there actually are some hills here in eastern Indiana, just not where I live. I was also grateful that the headwind I faced for the last 62 miles was only 8mph. Here's the bike sans bar bag.



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Old 07-09-07, 09:52 PM
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Finally got around to riding a 'century' yesterday so I thought I'd add my bike. If you click on the image above there are a few more shots on my flickr account. I've done quite a lot of 150km rides, but never gone past 162km/100mi. We ended up doing 200km, which was great.
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Old 07-10-07, 10:06 AM
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Chipcom, is that Bianchi a Super Leggera? I have what appears to be an identical frame; an 82 Super Leggera. Mine has all the original Campy Super Record stuff on it, minus the pedals which are on my current LD bike.
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Old 07-10-07, 03:46 PM
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You might laugh, but it's 1) verrry fast (20 pounds with stelvios), 2) very comfortable (full suspension), and 3) allows you to fly to the century using a regular airline legal suitcase to pack the bike. Beat that: http://www.pceo.org/DSCN6336.JPG

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Old 07-10-07, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pm124
You might laugh, but it's 1) verrry fast (20 pounds with stelvios), 2) very comfortable (full suspension), and 3) allows you to fly to the century using a regular airline legal suitcase to pack the bike. Beat that: http://www.pceo.org/DSCN6336.JPG

http://www.pceo.org/S6300073.JPG
Why laugh? I was recently reading a ride report on the last London-Edinburgh-London ride which spoke of one of the riders using a folder. Their 1400km beats my longest distance on any bike ever all to hell.
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Old 07-11-07, 12:29 AM
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An Italian rode the 2001 LEL on a 3sp Brompton (the last LEL was 2005).
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Old 07-11-07, 01:58 AM
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Did no one ride a folder in '05? No matter, either way I won't be laughing at anyone who rides long distance on a folder. Hmm, perhaps that could be the next challenge I set for myself. Now that I've done a century on a road bike maybe I should try it on my single speed folder.

Anyway, to get this back on subject, if I DO attempt to, make that succeed at riding a century on my folder, I'll be adding a picture very similar to this one to the thread.


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OK, a century on a single speed Dahon *would* be impressive! I have heard of fixies riding hilly terrain, but one can't pull on the handlebars of a Dahon, so cleats would be paramount. As would a broken in saddle.

I had no idea there were baby anarchists in Indiana. Does Dan Quale know about this?
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Did no one ride a folder in '05?
1 Airnimal, a couple of S&S-coupled bikes AFAIR.
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Old 07-12-07, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by pm124
OK, a century on a single speed Dahon *would* be impressive! I have heard of fixies riding hilly terrain, but one can't pull on the handlebars of a Dahon, so cleats would be paramount. As would a broken in saddle.
Hmmm, this is sounding more interesting all the time. Transferring the spd's and Brooks saddle would be an easy change. I'll want bar-ends for more hand positions. My wife already knows I'm crazy so there's no adjustment there. Curiouser and curiouser.

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I had no idea there were baby anarchists in Indiana. Does Dan Quale know about this?
I don't believe that she actually lives in Indiana but she makes a cute avatar doesn't she? I, on the other hand, was born here. So I was once a baby anarchist in Indiana. Dan doesn't know much, but I'm sure I'm probably in some government file somewhere.
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Old 07-16-07, 08:11 PM
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Rode my first century (Cross Florida Bike Ride, 1980) on a Peugeot UO8 with a kickstand, bathing suit (didn't have biking shorts), and no gloves. I was 20 and a very poor undergraduate at the University of Florida at the time. I did a couple more centuries in the 80s on a Windsor Professional and about 6 centuries on my Klein,

I'm planning on riding the Paramount on an upcoming century - it should turn some heads...
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Old 07-16-07, 08:37 PM
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Yikes, got to think a bit . . .
Peugeot UO8. Rode first century (actually a double metric=125 miles) in 1973: TOLSC (Tour Of Lake St. Clair: Detroit, Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada). Then Sarnia back to Detroit the next day.
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Don't laugh. With fenders, a rear rack, and a loaded travel bag... it climbed an 8,300ft 100mi century in a decent time. It's all about the workout, right?
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My Falcon Proffessional used on PBP 2003 1200km


My Custom Ron Cooper used on LEL 2005 1400km


My Dads old Lambert Proffessional used on Mersey roads 24 hour TT 340 miles
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Old 08-03-07, 09:16 PM
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Marinoni Tourismo - 2 centuries, 20 metrics (10 fully loaded)


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Originally Posted by Fixedwheelnut View Post
My Falcon Proffessional used on PBP 2003 1200km


My Custom Ron Cooper used on LEL 2005 1400km


My Dads old Lambert Proffessional used on Mersey roads 24 hour TT 340 miles
You win.
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Old 08-06-07, 08:26 AM
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I can finally post in this thread! We completed our first century yesterday!

I rode my Trek 4500 mountain bike with 1.25" IRC Smoothie tires:

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... and I rode my Trek with Smoothie tires. :-)

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Old 08-07-07, 06:33 AM
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love those singlespeed touring bikes!!
what gearing do you have on them?
do you change according to the terrain expected in an event?
do you take spare cogs/chainring with you?

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Old 08-22-07, 12:17 AM
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First century on a Univega Sportour (a looong time ago.)
This year 2 centuries and one double Specialized Roubaix Comp.
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You win.
"Nah, everyone on a bike is a winner"


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love those singlespeed touring bikes!!
what gearing do you have on them?
do you change according to the terrain expected in an event?
do you take spare cogs/chainring with you?
JB if you mean me? I usually ride 68" 46 x 18 on Audax rides occaissionally higher on flatter rides, I used a 72" gear on the 24hr but plan to train higher gears for next year
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Old 08-25-07, 02:51 PM
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Did my first ever century today!
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I rode my last 2 centuries on my Trek Madone. I have a triple crank with a 12-27, so I can do the centuries that have between 5 and 10 thousand feet of climbing. I expected this bike to be light and fast, but I am very impressed with how comfortable it is on these long rides. A true joy to ride.
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