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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 07-25-13, 11:21 AM   #1
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My long distance bikes

I used to ride long distance events (centuries primarily) regularly and always thought that I'd try some more challenging rides. Life has a way of changing your plans and I haven't done as much riding the last few years (try nothing last year . This year is different. Of course, part of the fun riding long distance events is building a bike or two or three for this kind of event. I have two both sort of old-school bikes I've built for this kind of riding but one is older than the other. I recently built up my 1993 Bridgestone RB-1 with a triple crank (46-36-24) and seven on the back (12-24). I picked up a salsa casseroll frame a few years ago thinking it would make a great long-distance bike as it takes long reach brakes. I built this up recently as well with a compact crank up front (50-34) and a humongous rear cluster (11-32):

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I have a similar gear setup on my road bike, but I use a 50/36 with the 11-32 cassette. That configuration gives me some half-steps where a 50/34 would give you redundant ratios.,36&ighid2=1
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Have a look in the Your Century Bicycles sticky for many more "long distance bicycles"
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Hey Miguel- I love that RB-1! You should post that Melton. That is a stunning bike.
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Cool bikes! That's my next project. I have just about all parts, just need to work on it over the winter. No leather saddle? I just ordered a Selle Titanico X because I thought a leather saddle would be a must for a long distance bike.
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I know you're using different cassettes, but how do you compare a 46/36/24 crankset with a 50/34 crankset?
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