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Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,549
Posted By David in Maine

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if...

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if you don't want to go custom. If you do want custom, then I echo the suggestions of working with someone local to get fitted in person. If you want to...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By David in Maine

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of...

300K Brevet completed. The inaugural running of the Midcoast Maine 300K put on by the New England Randonneurs was greeted by unseasonably cold temps and rain in the forecast. It was a cloudy 43...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By David in Maine

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this...

I enjoyed my first post-vaccination 200k this past Saturday. Got to finally ride the Shelburne Falls 200k from the Berkshire Brevet series in Massachusetts after the ride was postponed from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,018
Posted By David in Maine

I just used a pair of Red White bibs on a 200K...

I just used a pair of Red White bibs on a 200K Brevet this weekend. Needed to size up to Xl (I wear L in Rapha). I found them really comfy.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages....

Beautiful bike! Love the anodized bottle cages. Not a fan of the saddle bag I must say!

David
04-16-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,644
Posted By David in Maine

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the...

I love the metallic olive color I chose for the repaint of my touring bike! No regrets.

...
03-20-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By David in Maine

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in...

Astral/Rolf Prima? I know the company is in Oregon but I'm not sure if their carbon rims are actually made there. https://astralcycling.com/collections/road-rims/carbon

David
03-04-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,385
Posted By David in Maine

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different...

Interesting. Maybe your group rides are different from mine. I have always understood that an individual rider shouldn't pull at the front for long--2 or 3 minutes tops, or even only a couple of...
02-28-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,385
Posted By David in Maine

My favorite is a great group ride with people who...

My favorite is a great group ride with people who really now how to paceline and keeps it smooth. Those are pretty rare since people tend to break up the group by attacking hills or Stava segments (...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By David in Maine

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently...

Many long distance cyclists ride with gently rounded backs with a bit higher handlebars. Here is Mark Beaumont on his around the world in 80 days record ride. Even on aero bars he has a comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By David in Maine

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a...

Bikes that are leased not owned. Ride for a couple years then trade it in for the latest flashy model. I will personally keep riding my mechanical shifting, rim brake Ti bike!

David
12-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By David in Maine

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in...

The head mechanic at Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington built me a great set of wheels.

David
10-26-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By David in Maine

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built...

Here's my 20 year old Tamarack touring bike built by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. I had it repainted a few years ago and had the Velo Orange fenders color matched....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,978
Posted By David in Maine

I think this sums it up. I think this question,...

I think this sums it up. I think this question, as well as disc brakes on road bikes, comes down to personality and philosophy. I find a simple bicycle that I understand how to work on appealing. I'm...
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,319
Posted By David in Maine

I agree that painted to match are the best! ...

I agree that painted to match are the best!
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/tamarack_9d21c23fcd10d66ce12506ab406c8e861bbfec6b.jpg

PDW full metal fenders work well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,294
Posted By David in Maine

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked...

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked arms” position.
http://jralong.com/2020/09/04/le-tour-de-crash-a-theory-on-increased-carnage/

David
Replies: 14
Views: 3,159
Posted By David in Maine

I've been using the extra light version tubeless...

I've been using the extra light version tubeless for awhile now. Used on a paved 300k brevet and on a bunch of mixed road/off -road rides. Nothing too gnarly. Zero flats and I'm very happy with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Bixxis

Bixxis--built by Doriano DeRosa

https://bixxis.com/en/titanium-frame/

David
Replies: 24
Views: 3,421
Posted By David in Maine

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US:...

Astral Rims are quite nice and made in the US: Solstice are quite lightweight while Radiant would be more sturdy and a bit aero if you care about such things....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By David in Maine

Rapha. Don't hate me! David

Rapha. Don't hate me!

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By David in Maine

You can check out the trip reports on...

You can check out the trip reports on crazyguyonabike.com
I find it a helpful place to learn about new regions.

David
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 847,412
Posted By David in Maine

Seven Redsky

This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,432
Posted By David in Maine

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast...

I improvised my own century here in Midcoast Maine two weekends ago. I used some familiar roads and discovered some great backroads I had never ridden on. The highlight was seeing the Alewives...
Replies: 41
Views: 6,594
Posted By David in Maine

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a...

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a long torso for my height and I wanted to see what a bike built for me would feel like rather than making compromises with off-the-shelf. Another...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,325
Posted By David in Maine

Seven

Here's my new custom Seven. I'm 6'2 with only 32" inseam and I'm not too flexible. The frame has a 60cm ETT and a rather huge head tube. Looks a bit front heavy, but I'm thrilled with it. It put's me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,473
Posted By David in Maine

I just got back from a ride on some of those...

I just got back from a ride on some of those Maine backroads you're talking about. Riding Compass extra light 28c on my Ti road bike. Handled the rough pavement pretty well. I have another bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By David in Maine

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US...

Rene Herse and Jan Heine have just become the US distributors for FMB tubular tires (according to Instagram), so maybe big fat tubies on brevets will become the next big thing! I've personally never...
Replies: 115
Views: 22,403
Posted By David in Maine

Thanks, Sarah I've done a couple of NER 200k...

Thanks, Sarah

I've done a couple of NER 200k rides and have enjoyed the experience! I will check out your schedule!

Best,

David
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 2,302,956
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes...

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes built for us around 21 years ago. Built with Reynolds 725 steel by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. We had them re-painted a few years ago and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 33,687
Posted By David in Maine

My new Seven RedSky with Grand Cru mid-reach...

My new Seven RedSky with Grand Cru mid-reach calipers. Currently running 28c but room for 35c. Brakes feel great--running compressionless housing. I will admit I haven't ridden down hill in the rain...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,529
Posted By David in Maine

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many...

I got saddle sores biking across Kansas many years ago as part of my Trans-Am tour. I wore 2 pairs of padded shorts on top of each other for a week until I healed. Felt weird but it did help. ...
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