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Old 04-11-19, 03:20 PM
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After looking at the brochures, I think this is the crank on Seeds bike. If it was me, I would get the gearing sorted out(whatever that may be) before I started the tour. That could make the difference between a good time and a not so good time.

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That is likely the crank. I once found info on the fd capacity, and I can't find it anymore. Is it possible that Disraeli Gears only deals with rds? Anyway, Doc's suggestion/offer is the one I'm looking for. I have no issue walking a hill or two on tour. It is a very light tour-- a means of getting the bike from one side of the state to the other. No camping at all. Just a simple swap of cranks on square tapers. Perfect.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
You shouldn't need anything more than a 32/34 combination. In fact, a 32/24 or similar is all you need for The Big Climb. The bigger cogs come in handy 1) just after the first rest stop, when you take that right turn and hit The Wall; and 2) from time to time during The Hills Of Otter, which are slower and quite abrupt.

If you want a whole crankset, I can bring an SR Apex, prolly 50/34, which also looks the part.
Perfect!!! Should I remind you as the time approaches?
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Old 04-11-19, 06:02 PM
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I have that brakeset. I'm not so sure I'd use them descending Thunder Ridge, but hey, the pro's used them.... That is a sweet bike. Have the calipers got 4mm extra reach in case you go 700c?
I will most likely put the originals back on. Sell the Dura Ace or keep it for something in the future. I haven't decided if those blue hoods will stay on or if the original brown ones will go back on. The Condor I bought from the guy has a set of yellow hoods like those. I'm having trouble getting the freewheel off to service the bearings. I will have to make a custom remover from a piece of iron then vise it to get it off.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Reviving the thread.
My personal journey begins in three weeks, with a tour across Ohio. If I make it to Lynchburg, I may be in search of a ride, for me and my bike, to, or near Charlottesville.
I am still interested in a compact double to borrow. Just for the SOTR. After that you can have it back. I generally ride 170mm, but I will not be picky. I will be carrying removal tools.
I'm currently reviving my fitness level, after a week of the flu. I was in great shape two weeks ago.
Hadley will be joining us again this year.
That is all.
PSA: Upon further consideration, I have cancelled any and all plans to visit Charlottesville this year.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for all the offers of drive train components. Even the external bb.
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Teaser - Not a local ride for me now but I was in the neighborhood for some work stuff and brought my bike along in case I had time for a ride. 70 degrees - hopefully more of the same in a month!


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Glad you could get that rain bike to slog up a hill.
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It makes no sense to get a good bike out when the conditions don't call for it.
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That's yer beater, right?
It has a scratch or two. Don’t worry guys I’ll bring some steel with me in May!
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Teaser - Not a local ride for me now but I was in the neighborhood for some work stuff and brought my bike along in case I had time for a ride. 70 degrees - hopefully more of the same in a month!


Beautiful bike, BTW.
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Beautiful bike, BTW.
+1. And with the best (for me) group, esp the shape of the hoods.
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Speaking of May. This is the earliest I've actually chosen a bike for the ride.
Usually it's the night before, so maybe I'm learning a bit.

So, to bump us along, and if you've chosen, show 'em.
By the way, I've talked a few from NC into joining us, if that's OK.

I had an issue with this one, as a bottle cage bolt was stuck, and the cage bent. the 3rd different brand of remover (Speed Out, by Cobalt) did the trick, so now, it's set.

Shakedown ride tomorrow, and I may regret the choice, as it's a 6-sp freewheel model. Hey, it's a triple 6, so 18, right?

Bob Jackson. Dura Ace 3x6 7400, compact triple crankset with Mountech FD. I'll swap in modern pedals.






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Speaking of May. This is the earliest I've actually chosen a bike for the ride.
Usually it's the night before, so maybe I'm learning a bit.

So, to bump us along, and if you've chosen, show 'em.
By the way, I've talked a few from NC into joining us, if that's OK.

I had an issue with this one, as a bottle cage bolt was stuck, and the cage bent. the 3rd different brand of remover (Speed Out, by Cobalt) did the trick, so now, it's set.

Shakedown ride tomorrow, and I may regret the choice, as it's a 6-sp freewheel model. Hey, it's a triple 6, so 18, right?

Bob Jackson. Dura Ace 3x6 7400, compact triple crankset with Mountech FD. I'll swap in modern pedals.






That's purdy! New riders are always good. Haven't decided on the bike yet. Hit a snag with the Fuji. Probably the Trek. Question for the thread. Should I ride the Trek with it's original Suntour BL derailleurs or put some lipstick on it like Superbe or Shimano 600. The BL function wise is not much different than first gen Superbe or Cyclone. Cool factor wise, it has no juice. The bike already has first gen Dura Ace brakes. I think it needs some lipstick.
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It’s gonna be the Carrera. Unless I get the Bianchi Specialissima finished, then maybe that. Cinelli Supercorsa still needs to do this thing too.

Ok I’ll have to get back to you.

Meanwhile, teaser photo of the Bianchi
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It’s gonna be the Carrera. Unless I get the Bianchi Specialissima finished, then maybe that. Cinelli Supercorsa still needs to do this thing too.

Ok I’ll have to get back to you.

Meanwhile, teaser photo of the Bianchi
Liking that one also.
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I think I have decided. It will be this one. I can take the rack off a save a little weight.

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Not.

The wife's mixte. It might be my prettiest bike, however. I just noticed the stem needs to be lowered.

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Any chance at a roll call?

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and, from NC...if I recall correctly
Harriet on a SpeedX
Tom on a Madone
Ken on a Lynskey
Allen on a Madone


I generally remember bikes better than names, I'm afraid....
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My Friend Gary will be there again on his Project One, but he disappears into the distance at about Mile #3 .

Pretty sure I'll be riding the Merckx Century...
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1980 Trek 414, in medium blue. I'm halfway across Ohio now. Two days riding, one day rest. Today was day one of four in a row to finish out the first part.
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1980 Trek 414, in medium blue. I'm halfway across Ohio now. Two days riding, one day rest. Today was day one of four in a row to finish out the first part.
Very way cool. PM me your phone #, as we need to coordinate a couple of things. Imperative we get out of Huntington WV at a good early time, as there will be things to do in VA.

As far as the bike, the Bob Jackson shakedown (31 miles) went very well. I still need to work on FD shifting, as I almost never use it otherwise. I must admit, it is different hearing the loud "ker-thunk" when the chain finds one of those rear 6 cogs. The drop from 50t to 34t just to the middle ring is quite a transition. I will be swapping stems and taking 2 links out of the chain, and re-testing.

I have a metric this weekend with @speedevil to work out the kinks.
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I forgot to ask a decal question. The Trek ST decal is a vinyl one from Velocals. I will have the decal and alcohol to clean the area. I also have an original Ishiwata 22 ST decal. What else do I need to apply these? Thanks in advance.
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I forgot to ask a decal question. The Trek ST decal is a vinyl one from Velocals. I will have the decal and alcohol to clean the area. I also have an original Ishiwata 22 ST decal. What else do I need to apply these? Thanks in advance.
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