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Old 03-23-19, 12:09 PM
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Another couple of rides yesterday and today. I did another 26 miles on my two-speed townie



And 27 miles on this morning's breakfast ride. The low water crossing was flooded and there was a walking event on the trail leading to the nearest bridge, so I was late to the start of the "club ride" and it turned into a solo ride. I caught up to them at the restaurant. That's me on the left.
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Just a quick 6.90 mile spin around the neighborhood to do sort of a "test ride" after my LBS repaired the broken spoke on my C&V '85 Fuji road bike. Everything is absolutely perfect, and I was cruising along at (est.) 16.1 mph speed, as my stopwatch registered 25:48 for 6.90 miles. The LBS seriously lubed and regreased all main components while they had the freewheel off.

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First ride of the year today. A short, but good 13 mile ride on the Trek 660, with strong headwinds on the way out. Didn't want to push it too hard today.





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No pics, just an easy 7 miler on the Raleigh Portage. First ride of the year, and I've been off the bike too long.
Had a TIA on the 14th, so were getting the meds dialed back in to prevent a stroke. Lovely.
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67 miles yesterday.

First ride on the Trek 716 with 650b wheels. What an knceincred difference that made to this bike!

Wheels are 600EX hubs laced to Velocity A23, wrapped in Compass/Rene Herse Loup-Loup Pass 38mm.

I have a Velo Orange frame with the same size tires, and while it rides nice the frame is pretty stout.

Putting super supple wide tires on a nice, lightweight Reynolds 331db frame is a whole new level of comfort!

It was a bit of a struggle since my longest ride this year was 37 miles a couple of days ago. And all of the hills were in the last 20 miles



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37 miles this morning thru the citrus groves of Somis, CA on the '78 Peugeot PR10. Only issue, the seat post kept slipping down into the frame. I may have too long a bolt on the seatpost clamp. The diameter seems Ok, and I think it's the correct chrome steel post for this bike. Need to look into that. It is frustrating to stop and reset the height. Good ride though. Great weather for a change.
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Got in 14 miles today. Winds were opposite of yesterday's ride--very strong, gusty headwinds on the way back home, which provoked many foul comments to be uttered out loud. Still, all in all, it was a nice ride.


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Old 03-24-19, 04:53 PM
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35 miles on the Tanglefoot Trail.
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Nice riding day in Dallas with temps up to high 70's, it might have hit 80.
Hello springtime!

One pic at a city park and one with Grassy Knoll in background downtown.

On my Schwinn Passage today.


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Old 03-26-19, 05:53 PM
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Maybe my last chance to ride out in the woods this Spring before the deer ticks and chiggers come to life. 19+ miles in the Jersey Pine Barrens, Penn Branch ("Orange") Trail out behind Batsto, Burlington County NJ.

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No pictures to share, rode the regular roads around our rural, farming area. First ride in three weeks, plus, I kind of feeling weak from that flu and bronchitis bout, but it felt great to ride the 8 miles I managed to work in. It showed that I had been off the bike and, had gone back to work for the first time also. Too windy from a front moving thorough last night, but the rest of this week looks promising to work on rebuilding my fitness. The Medici is getting the nod for now, and the Tomassini will be getting its new clincher wheels built starting this weekend.

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No pictures to share, rode the regular roads around our rural, farming area. First ride in three weeks, plus...
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Old 03-27-19, 06:28 AM
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Maybe my last chance to ride out in the woods this Spring before the deer ticks and chiggers come to life. 19+ miles in the Jersey Pine Barrens, Penn Branch ("Orange") Trail out behind Batsto, Burlington County NJ.
I never thought about ticks being a problem when riding, but I'm not a mountain biker. Do you avoid all warm weather riding or just take some kind of extra protection? My favorite every day ride goes through a swampy low area and last week & w/e's warm weather has brought the bugs out....a little to big to be called no-see-um's. It was cool late afternoon yesterday so hopefully they didn't survive the night. These tried to hitch a ride to warmer weather.
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I never thought about ticks being a problem when riding, but I'm not a mountain biker. Do you avoid all warm weather riding or just take some kind of extra protection? My favorite every day ride goes through a swampy low area and last week & w/e's warm weather has brought the bugs out....a little to big to be called no-see-um's. It was cool late afternoon yesterday so hopefully they didn't survive the night. These tried to hitch a ride to warmer weather.
I do a lot of road-biking. Not being a serious mountain-biker (I just like to ride on some woods trails occasionally), and not wanting to get Lyme disease, I usually stay out of the woods except for winter. Lots of deer ticks in these parts.
If I do go to hike, etc, I make sure to use Permethrin on my clothes.
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Old 03-27-19, 04:12 PM
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Just my commute along the canal between Rotterdam and The Hague. This is on top of the bicycle bridge with some more bikes and rowing teams in the background.

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Old 03-27-19, 09:27 PM
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^^^ Recently i’ve been riding a Batavus.
Still looks winter-ish, but Spring is coming out of hiding.



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^^^ Recently i’ve been riding a Batavus.
Still looks winter-ish, but Spring is coming out of hiding.
That's the Criterium right?

We have a weird mix of new flowers and old leaves still because of the soft winter and weather that alternates between warmer and cold.
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That's the Criterium right?
Ishiwata 022, which I really like. 61cm ctc seat tube with short toptube (56.5). Needed a long stem.

edit: are short TTs on large Dutch bikes a ‘thing’???






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Ishiwata 022, which I really like. 61cm ctc seat tube with short toptube (56.5). Needed a long stem.

edit: are short TTs on large Dutch bikes a ‘thing’???
Ah, the Competion. I thought it was a different model.

I'm not sure about the top tubes on all Dutch bikes but it certainly does seem to be the case on Batavus bikes from that era. @non-fixie might be able to give you a better answer because he has a bigger sample size.

I've been meaning to measure the rest of my bikes to compare them like this:


Link: Batavus Randonneur GL geometry - BicycleCalculator.co.uk.

Key Metrics
  • Trail 34mm
  • Wheel Flop Factor 8.9mm
  • Head tube Angle 74°
  • Seat Tube Angle 72.8°
  • Virtual fork angle 8.966°
  • Bottom Bracket Drop 70mm
  • Bottom Bracket Height 265mm
  • Wheelbase 1030mm
  • Seat Tube Length c-t 640mm
  • Effective top tube 565mm
  • Reach 373mm
  • Stack 616mm
  • Seat Middle - Bottom Bracket 238mm
  • Fork Length 385mm

Though I am not entirely sure if these measurements are correct anymore. I believe I remeasured a while ago and came to slightly higher trail.
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I'm not sure about the top tubes on all Dutch bikes but it certainly does seem to be the case on Batavus bikes from that era. @non-fixie might be able to give you a better answer because he has a bigger sample size.
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Interesting question. I've never considered short TT's to be a Dutch quality, but then again I've never given it much thought either. I've always assumed it to be more of an "era thing". Up until the late seventies a "fistful of seat post" was considered correct (which equals 11cm, according to one publication ). After that top tubes became longer, or probably more correct: frames became less tall.

I haven't measured all my top tubes, but I'm pretty sure the one with the biggest ST to TT ratio is actually Japanese. A 63 x 56 cm Miki-built frame. It was originally built for a Dutch brand (Union), though. Originally sold as a true racer, its measurements (short wheelbase, French fit) make it well-suited for my credit card touring needs:

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Got inspired by a recent post here at the BF's to sort out my old Jeunet 620 rat tourer and take it for a ride. Still a lot of snow here in the Mid Rockies likely the lesser passes won't be clear till late May or June so local rides it is.
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I rode my commute today for the first time since snow started falling a month or two or three or four or five or six ago. Okay, so maybe it wasn't really six months, it just seems like it. I rode the '83 Peugeot PFN10. Okay, it started life as a PFN10, but since the N signified clincher tires and I'm running sew-ups it has reverted to being a PF10, and a fine bike it is indeed.

I stopped briefly on the return home to help out a guy fixing a flat. It turns out he had everything under control, but the stop was worth the time because he was riding a 25 y.o. KHS so we talked old bikes for a few minutes.

Which reminds me, I wanted to ask a question. @non-fixie, how does one pronounce Gazelle in Dutch? guh-ZELL-uh would seem correct if it is at all like German. And the next question is what the plural would be, Gazellen? I have to ask now that I have two of them.
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Which reminds me, I wanted to ask a question. @non-fixie, how does one pronounce Gazelle in Dutch? guh-ZELL-uh would seem correct if it is at all like German. And the next question is what the plural would be, Gazellen? I have to ask now that I have two of them.
Here you go:

How to pronounce Gazelle somewhat unenthusiastically

I'm sure you can improve on that.

The plural would be a herd, of either "Gazellen" of "Gazelles". Both are correct. And if they're small, they would be "Gazelletjes".
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Looking forward to low 60s tomorrow, partly cloudy. Might be time to wrest the shorts from hibernation.

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