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Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By CMAW

You can bring your bike on a decent number of...

You can bring your bike on a decent number of regional trains in Italy, but not on long distance or high speed trains (unless you're able to stuff it in a 110 x 80 cm box or bag).
specifics...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

^^^^ Ha, estos son fotos grandiosos, me gustan...

^^^^
Ha, estos son fotos grandiosos, me gustan mucho!
Forum: Touring
03-31-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By CMAW

Handmade by Christine, love that touch. ...

Handmade by Christine, love that touch.

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03-30-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By CMAW

The older ones I have seen all had the metal...

The older ones I have seen all had the metal badge, stickers in the late '70ies maybe? I've just seen a few though, the book will hopefully clear that up for you.
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

Great! Been there though, didn't recognize the...

Great! Been there though, didn't recognize the scenery. To the west the area is more forested — or deforested by fire.
...
03-18-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By CMAW

Is that a Ritchey Beacon bar LBCwanabe ?...

Is that a Ritchey Beacon bar LBCwanabe ? Interesting looking bar, I'm intrigued by the very shallow drop on these. I have a Midge on my gravel Koga and have to agree with most of what's been said in...
03-13-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Up until last year this was one of the nicest...

Up until last year this was one of the nicest stretches of cobbles in the Hoegaerden region. What a waste!

...
03-13-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,443
Posted By CMAW

Some riders, like Godefroot, used them for the...

Some riders, like Godefroot, used them for the cobbled classics only, mainly Paris-Roubaix. All hands on bar, all the time!
...
02-24-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,280
Posted By CMAW

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***

The lay of the land
Cobbles, passive agressive
Like earth’s little teeth
01-12-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Only the most elevated 300 feet or so got snow...

Only the most elevated 300 feet or so got snow here in Belgium and even that doesn't happen every year. Twas fun, huevos helados but still, fun!
...
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,794
Posted By CMAW

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I have a Koga Miyata Randonneur (Miyata 1000 frame) that I use for...
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,085
Posted By CMAW

I didn't dare to stick my head in, hunting...

I didn't dare to stick my head in, hunting season!


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12-30-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Wrestled myself from under the snug, glowing...

Wrestled myself from under the snug, glowing spell of the trappist

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12-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,723
Posted By CMAW

I'm in it for the riding, partly, not in the...

I'm in it for the riding, partly, not in the least, for the pure work-out and its most rewarding aspect, the inappropriately called runner's high (runners are Neanderthals, compared to cyclists)....
12-19-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By CMAW

Origin story is likely true (from the...

Origin story is likely true (from the steel-vintage site):
...
12-18-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By CMAW

Great idea. I have nothing to add besides: still...

Great idea. I have nothing to add besides: still (or again) for sale.

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12-17-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 38,265
Posted By CMAW

Picked up a Terraliner Oval to dehybridize and...

Picked up a Terraliner Oval to dehybridize and turn into a gravel tourer. This model (from the late 90ies) sports a spectacular bi-ovalized frame (just under 2 kg) with all the braze-ons and a hefty...
12-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,485
Posted By CMAW

There's a great Fairweather/Nitto bar with a...

There's a great Fairweather/Nitto bar with a classic shape but compact drop/reach dimensions, basically a compact version of the noodle (some curve-back and 25,4 clamp):
...
Forum: Touring
12-08-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By CMAW

The north shore of the Ebro river west of Logrono...

The north shore of the Ebro river west of Logrono has some great scenery to offer, fantastic villages and fun, low traffic roads (from Fuenmayor to San Fuente and Haro). La Rioja lies on the other...
12-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By CMAW

I don't know what kind of cycling you like, but...

I don't know what kind of cycling you like, but here's what I experienced: the Algarve coast itself is not a good place for cycling: way too densely populated and too much, often hazardous traffic,...
11-28-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,982
Posted By CMAW

Man vs cobble: 0 - 1 ...

Man vs cobble: 0 - 1

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11-28-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,280
Posted By CMAW

Fun thread! ...

Fun thread!


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Hell, pavement kicks back!
Nuts and tonsils changing...
11-22-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

:thumb:

:thumb:
11-19-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,585
Posted By CMAW

Talent plus hard work, pays off all the time. ...

Talent plus hard work, pays off all the time.
Please give up your day job!
11-19-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

To the Belgo-Dutch border ...

To the Belgo-Dutch border

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And across it

...
11-19-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,226
Posted By CMAW

Presented my Randonneur Extra in the Koga Miyata...

Presented my Randonneur Extra in the Koga Miyata thread about a year ago. Rode it a lot since then, around 4000km / 2500 miles. Has new lighting and a dynamo wheel, a replacement rear derailleur...
11-19-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,681
Posted By CMAW

Mine wasn't that flexy and descended very well,...

Mine wasn't that flexy and descended very well, but I remember the way that fork started shuddering when I pulled the brake lever at speed, almost scary. The bike cleaned up nicely when I got it,...
11-12-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By CMAW

Thanks, but a Tallux is really too tall for what...

Thanks, but a Tallux is really too tall for what I need.
10-30-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-28-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By CMAW

I used to have a '78 C4 with the exact same...

I used to have a '78 C4 with the exact same lugset and Gipiemme dropouts, no doubt you're right and it's a Motobecane C3.

Like this one but without the wavy fork:...
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 2,431,963
Posted By CMAW

I guess that rando bag must be around 15 liter....

I guess that rando bag must be around 15 liter. Not sure if I would like to have most of the weight up front, though.
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 2,431,963
Posted By CMAW

Mini skinny tire tour to the French coast. ...

Mini skinny tire tour to the French coast.
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09-23-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Empty roads galore on my tour in Eastern Europe...

Empty roads galore on my tour in Eastern Europe this summer:


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Bratislava...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

Enjoyed those a lot, great pictures.

Enjoyed those a lot, great pictures.
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

Crossing the Carpathian Mountains on the...

Crossing the Carpathian Mountains on the Transalpina.

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Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

I see where that is, putting it on my to do list...

I see where that is, putting it on my to do list :). Wonderful pictures.
08-11-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,458
Posted By CMAW

Nice framebag, made it yourself?

Nice framebag, made it yourself?
Forum: Touring
08-10-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

You gotta love the wells in Moldavia! ...

You gotta love the wells in Moldavia!

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Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 334,933
Posted By CMAW

Touring in Romania right now, the north,...

Touring in Romania right now, the north, Maramures and Moldavia regions.

...
07-11-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Me too! Empty roads are nice and plentiful here...

Me too! Empty roads are nice and plentiful here (Germany), but the climate is horrible....
06-10-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

France opened up its borders so I took the Koga...

France opened up its borders so I took the Koga and headed south for a day trip that was supposed to happen on the second Sunday of April. Empty roads only.
...
05-29-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,058
Posted By CMAW

I took in a crusty PX10 and joined this forum to...

I took in a crusty PX10 and joined this forum to learn about Simplex and Delrin. Somebody said: "worst case scenario, it's edible". :D
05-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 3,210,273
Posted By CMAW

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Put a midge bar with tektro RL 520 levers and bar end shifters plus a Tubus rack...
05-02-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,215
Posted By CMAW

Bertin, brought in by Patrick Sercu during the...

Bertin, brought in by Patrick Sercu during the Tokyo Olympics of 1964.

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...
04-28-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,016
Posted By CMAW

Well, I fell for it. Got the stupid certificate...

Well, I fell for it. Got the stupid certificate but no answers to my questions (what is the tubing and was it a Collstrop team frame), and not even a reply to the last email I sent. Stardue (whoever...
04-01-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Judging from day after soreness, some pretty mean...

Judging from day after soreness, some pretty mean cobble stretches on the road to Liège.

...
03-20-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Not really, in fact, first time I've heard of...

Not really, in fact, first time I've heard of these was a few years ago when plug streets made their appearance in the Ghent-Wevelgem Classic. A respectful nod to WWI victims on the one hand and an...
03-20-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,249
Posted By CMAW

Plug streets in south west Flanders ...

Plug streets in south west Flanders


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03-15-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,016
Posted By CMAW

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This one looks very much like a Loto but it doesn't quite quack like one:...
02-11-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By CMAW

Did that frame come from Europe? A local bike...

Did that frame come from Europe? A local bike touring shop here (Belgium) used to carry a German brand Da Silva, decently made touring bikes — especially for the price. I vaguely remember seeing a Da...
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