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2012 bp ms150

Who is riding in it this year? My friend and I have agreed that we will both be riding in it again.

I have done two years on the same bike, so I want to change it up some this time. I'm thinking about taking my SS/FG bike this year. Currently I'm running 42/18 (I think, may be a 19). I'm just curious if you all think that is too tall for the hills?
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Old 10-12-11, 10:39 AM
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I'll be riding in my 5th MS150 this year. I'll be on the same bike as the last 4 times: '92 Trek 1420, 7-speed triple with downtube shifters. Gonna be eerie riding through the scorched parks.
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Normally the land rebuilds itself real quickly. I'm sure we will still see some evidence of the fires though. I bet it will be green as green can be by the time April rolls around.

A friend changed my mind about the fixie, so I'll put on some thinner tires on the 29er hardtail (not slicks) and ride that to Austin. Should be a great workout!

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I'll be riding in my 5th MS150 this year. I'll be on the same bike as the last 4 times: '92 Trek 1420, 7-speed triple with downtube shifters. Gonna be eerie riding through the scorched parks.
COOL!
I thought i was the only person who had a Trek 1420. I still like it for hills. I am getting new handlebar (Nitto Noodle 177) for it and have changed the shifters and rear derailleur to keep my hands on the handlebar and better shifting
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COOL!
I thought i was the only person who had a Trek 1420. I still like it for hills. I am getting new handlebar (Nitto Noodle 177) for it and have changed the shifters and rear derailleur to keep my hands on the handlebar and better shifting
Nice to see another 1420 owner out there!
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What were the chances of that? hahaha
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I was thinking about doing a Surly LHT build and going with down tube shifters. Do you like them? I figured they would be a bit more reliable and easier to take care of than newer shifters. Plus, I always had a thing for those when I was a kid.
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Yes, I do like them...alot. Mostly for the reasons you listed. Also, if you ever have an indexing problem, you can easily flip to friction shift and keep on rolling.
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Good to know. Stinks that my LHT frame I will be getting will have to immediately be sent to paint. Going with British Racing Green and some chrome accents. Hope to start on it early 2012.

I'm getting excited.
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