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Posted By iTrod

Getting Fatter

I put over 500 miles on the Babyshoe Pass 650B x 42 mm tires. No punctures, but the rear tire had two holes that penetrated through to the inner casing. The heavyweight Kenda tube saved me from at...
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Posted By iTrod

650B x 42 mm Babyshoe Pass Tires

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Posted By iTrod

Compass Babyshoe Pass 650B x 42 mm

I am having a 650B wheel set built for my Litespeed Cherohala. Does anyone have experience with the Compass Babyshoe Pass in the Endurance version? I am looking for a reliable rando tire and have...
10-31-19, 08:55 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By iTrod

Just bought the bike new a few weeks ago. ...

Just bought the bike new a few weeks ago. Probably about 60 miles on it when I dropped the chain. Chain dropped to the outside while in the small gear on the cassette. I was descending fast down a...
10-27-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By iTrod

Yes, that is my rear derailleur. I now realize...

Yes, that is my rear derailleur. I now realize that it does have a full-time clutch.
10-21-19, 12:51 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By iTrod

I have a narrow/wide 30T SRAM chainring. My...

I have a narrow/wide 30T SRAM chainring. My 2016/17 SRAM NX Eagle 1 x 11 does not have a clutch on the rear derailleur. The chain jumped to the outside of the chainring while in the small cassette...
10-20-19, 12:50 PM
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Posted By iTrod

Chain Guides

So I dropped my chain from the ring during a bumpy descent yesterday and want to add a chain guide/bash plate to my 2018 Giant XTC w/ 1 x 11 SRAM Eagle Nx with 30 T chainring. The bike has a ISCG-05...
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Posted By iTrod

Beautiful Work!

That's a beautiful saddle, Rudi
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Views: 17,282
Posted By iTrod

I own a Co-Motion case which I have yet to use. ...

I own a Co-Motion case which I have yet to use. You are welcome to borrow it CJ.
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Posted By iTrod

Route Revisions by Request

Here are some route revisions. I am writing up cue sheets to match.


Rambouillet to Loudéac: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29218283 (445.2 km)

Loudéac-Brest-Loudéac:...
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Posted By iTrod

The day designations are VERY tentative. I would...

The day designations are VERY tentative. I would like to reach Saint Nicholas-du-Pelem for my first sleep stop on Monday (488.5 km from the start). Maybe I will crap out earlier, who knows. A fair...
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Posted By iTrod

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019

Here are RWGPS routes made from the stage maps on the PBP site:

Day 1: Rambouillet to Loudéac (Stages 1-5, 445.2 km): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29218283

Day 2: Loudéac-Brest-Loudéac...
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Posted By iTrod

Preregistration Validated!

Just got an email from ACP stating that my preregistration #500 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=500) was validated! I depart 6:15 pm on Sunday in the 90 hour group.
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Posted By iTrod

Go ahead Eric, rain on my parade! The good...

Go ahead Eric, rain on my parade!

The good folks in England who make this say that they have never had one of these get crushed in transit. They do have an integrated anti-crush post mounted in...
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Views: 1,352
Posted By iTrod

Adventure Cycling Association/RWGPS

Check out routes/maps provided by the Adventure Cycling Association: https://www.adventurecycling.org

You may find quieter roads by searching Ride With GPS for each locale you are riding through:...
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Posted By iTrod

BuxumBox

One could get this for a mere $1,130 (890 GBP). Only wheels, seat, handlebars need be removed. It weighs in at 27.5 lb and is probably one of the more indestructible boxes on the planet. No need...
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Posted By iTrod

Seems a bit pricey. And, I need the psychological...

Seems a bit pricey. And, I need the psychological benefit of a "hard" case.
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Posted By iTrod

B&W Bike Box II

I am thinking of going with a lighter hard case, the B&W Bike Box II. Anyone have experience with it?
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Posted By iTrod

Asthma

I have similar symptoms. I use a beta-agonist inhaler and a glucocorticoid inhaler before and after the ride with great success. Asthma is an inflammatory process that results in spasm of airways...
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Posted By iTrod

Air Travel with Bicycle

I plan to check my bike as oversize/overweight luggage when I fly to Paris next August. I am thinking of using the the Thule RoundTrip Transition hard case. Are there any suggestions or...
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Posted By iTrod

Too Much Time

No matter how well I plan, I manage to spend too much time off the bike during brevets and perms. Flaffing about is my forté. My goal is to limit downtime to one hour per 200k. I have never gotten...
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Posted By iTrod

Thanks for the Ride Report Rudi!

Great write up Rudi. You clearly got a lot more sleep during the ride than me. I often wondered how things looked from the front of the pack.

And congrats on your article in the Fall edition of...
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Posted By iTrod

Kilometers or Miles on GPS?

Do folks set their GPS computers to km or miles when riding PBP?
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Posted By iTrod

PBP start moved to Rambouillet for 2019!

It was announced a few days ago that the start is being moved for logistics. The new venue is la Bergerie Nationale, a farm located on the Château de Rambouillet estate. I wonder if they will...
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Posted By iTrod

Cateye seatstay-mounted lights

Cateye makes some inexpensive lights that use AAA batteries.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4779_5e12bc654b7e2a06656eca95f402c2450d9fcda8.jpg
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Posted By iTrod

Garmin 810

I like my Garmin 810. I have used it in monsoon-intensity downpours without any issues. Since they updated the software, it can digest 300K+ rides. The glitches are less frequent, probably due to...
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Posted By iTrod

Lightweight Bike Lock

Anyone have recommendations for a lightweight, but effective bike lock? Mostly for 5-30' periods when at a controle. I usually try to maintain eyes on the bike, but this is not always possible.
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Posted By iTrod

It seems that Loudéac is nearly everyone's...

It seems that Loudéac is nearly everyone's preferred stop for the first overnight. I suspect facilities there will be overrun unless you are at the very front of the pack. Would it make more sense to...
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Posted By iTrod

Another consideration when comparing BRB...

Another consideration when comparing BRB performance to PBP is distance: PBP is about 15 miles longer. As a first-timer, I am going for the 90 hour start (if given to opportunity to ride) even though...
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Posted By iTrod

Too Early to Think About PBP?

Well I've got a house rented in Montigny-le-Brettonneux for August '19, so I am starting to worry about the details. I just notched my first 1200k in Blue Ridge to Bay and am feeling strong...but PBP...
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Posted By iTrod

Conti Grand Prix 4-Season

I get about 2,000 miles on my Conti Grand Prix 4-seasons if I rotate the front to the back after about a thousand miles. I think I have had one puncture in about 8,000 miles, so I think their...
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Posted By iTrod

Thanks for the pictures, Rudi! You need to post...

Thanks for the pictures, Rudi! You need to post your picture of the climb to the Gathland War Correspondent Memorial. It was not only beautiful, but captured the spirit of the climb.
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Posted By iTrod

Catastrophic failure of a tire can occur at any...

Catastrophic failure of a tire can occur at any distance. Our flèche captain's tire separated from the bead resulting in tearing of the sidewall. The tire could not be fixed with a boot or any amount...
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Posted By iTrod

It's not the Meat, it's the Motion!

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Posted By iTrod

I survived a challenging (read lots of climbing...

I survived a challenging (read lots of climbing in the heat) 600K with the Cherohala this weekend past. I love the bike more with each turn of the crank. The frame is plenty stiff for a clyde like me...
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Posted By iTrod

From my reading, the pass through design reduces...

From my reading, the pass through design reduces the longevity of the battery. I suspect they will become extinct for this reason.
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Posted By iTrod

Test Ride

Well I logged my first 400 a week ago. The generator lighting system with Schmidt SON generator and Edelux II light mounted on the fork crown were amazing during the night. I got a chance to test the...
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Posted By iTrod

Between the temperature swing from 46 to 95 over...

Between the temperature swing from 46 to 95 over the course of the ride and a bad bonk in the middle third, I have no recollection of the 300 I rode last Saturday. Looks like we should have good...
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Posted By iTrod

Remind me again why we signed up for TWO 1200 K's...

Remind me again why we signed up for TWO 1200 K's this year. :eek:
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Posted By iTrod

The PDW fenders add about a pound to the bike. ...

The PDW fenders add about a pound to the bike. It is a pretty solid setup.

Even with snacks in the side net pockets of the large Arkel handlebar bag, there is no contact with the STI shifters.
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Posted By iTrod

Litespeed Cherohala SE Pics

Thanks for the help Eric! Here are the pics:
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Posted By iTrod

Got the Bike!

I ended up getting the Litespeed Cherohala SE in a medium frame with a 30mm head tube extender and Ultegra mechanical components with hydraulic disc brakes and a 34-11 cassette. It rides like a...
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Posted By iTrod

Carbon would be my third choice, of course, after...

Carbon would be my third choice, of course, after beryllium.
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Posted By iTrod

Sidi MTB Dominator 7

I really like the SIDI MTB Dominator 7 which take SPD cleats. They are reasonably comfortable for walking and seem plenty stiff for my 200 lb frame when I am dancing on the pedals. I use the Mega...
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Posted By iTrod

Velocity Aileron Rims for Disc Brake Wheels

Anyone out there using the Velocity 700c Aileron Rims? I have Velocity Dyad Rims on my Americano Rohloff touring rig, but thought lighter, more aerodynamic wheels might ride better on my Litespeed...
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Posted By iTrod

You can captain two teams if you have seven...

You can captain two teams if you have seven riders!
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Posted By iTrod

Ah...you are right! That is a rear rack. I...

Ah...you are right! That is a rear rack. I believe I see mounting points on the side of the fork, however. I will contact them to find out. At any rate, if there are side bolt holes on the fork,...
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Posted By iTrod

Lynskey Gravel Pro

After visiting the Lynskey website, I'd have to say that the Gravel Pro is in the running. Just need to see if they offer a Ultegra R8020 option (R8000 series with hydraulic disc brakes). Their...
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Posted By iTrod

Looked at the Firefly site-they have some very...

Looked at the Firefly site-they have some very impressive builds. Thanks Eric!

Here's my wish list thus far:

All-Road (gravel) design that will handle up to 35 mm 700c (though will probably be...
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