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Old 04-24-18, 10:19 AM
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Pat,

I'm good, I'm good. However, your 56 cm frame piques my interest, of course.....

Doc has convinced me to keep plugging at an FD combo on the Klein, which appears to mean a crankset change, then FD change. The chainline is simply too far out there on the front end. The FD and crankset match up well, but both operate way too far out to have a good chainline. The result is constant FD rub, despite trim settings. The FD will not work with a closer-in crankset. When I matched up the pair, I didn't count on the chainline being a full 1/2" or more out so far. I can literally put a finger between the chainstay and the inner ring.

So, I'll look for a compact or triple that tucks in farther than the RSX, and get a clamp adapter and use a 5600 triple FD, see how it goes. I have even thought about filing down the BB spindle, but without precision tools, that is fraught with peril.

Something will be ready. Maybe even the Cannondale, as it's now rocking a 50/34 front, 11-30 rear with a long cage 6700 RD. Nah!

OK, for SOTR.....Narrowed it down to the Raleigh modified to 50/38 and 11-28 or the Carbon-R at 50/34 and 11-28, maybe I'll ride one for 112 on Sat and one for 100 on Sun. I'm going to be dragging butt on Sunday about 1 pm....

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Do I need to bring my Feedback Sports portable work stand? Do you need to borrow a crank/BB spindle combo? The FC-6206 110/74 600 crank I have will be available for that ride. I have both spindles for either a double or triple. Big rings in either 50/52. Small rings in 28/30. 42 middle rings. If you are feeling bold, I have a 56cm 85 Master (red/white) I picked up a month or 2 ago. I haven't done anything with it yet. I can put the FC-6206 crank on it along with a new chain. You can bring your own saddle/pedals/wheelset and slap them on. Give it back to me after the ride. Or maybe you'll want to keep it. Up to you.
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OK, 3 weeks to go.....

My schedule is:

Sat, May 19
1-TSS Ride for Life in Fuquay-Varina NC. Get the 100-miler in, then head west.
2-Classic Rendezvous? in Greensboro. I may need a break after an hour of driving, would be good to stretch the legs and see BF and other folks who made the trip.
3-Arrive Lynchburg. (note this gives someone at CR a chance to go to SOTR, I can provide a bike and ride back to Greensboro)...
4-Dinner, etc with BF folks at SOTR, chance to see them again.

Sun, May 20:
1-Storm the Ridge, 100-miler with the folks as we vary our pace and climbing.
2-Survive to shower up. Head back via Greensboro if anyone from CR takes up the challenge...
3-Arrive home, drink until I pass out. I can put the bikes away on Monday.
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Anyone going to Classic Rendezvous 2018?

It was mentioned here. I would like to stop by, but would prefer it if folks I knew were there....
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My schedule is:

Sat, May 19
1-TSS Ride for Life in Fuquay-Varina NC. Get the 100-miler in, then head west.
2-Classic Rendezvous? in Greensboro. I may need a break after an hour of driving, would be good to stretch the legs and see BF and other folks who made the trip.
3-Arrive Lynchburg. (note this gives someone at CR a chance to go to SOTR, I can provide a bike and ride back to Greensboro)...
4-Dinner, etc with BF folks at SOTR, chance to see them again.
Close the bar Saturday Night
Sun, May 20:
1-Storm the Ridge, 100-miler with the folks as we vary our pace and climbing.
2-Survive to shower up. Head back via Greensboro if anyone from CR takes up the challenge...
3-Arrive home, drink until I pass out. I can put the bikes away on Monday.
Fixed. Or are you no longer doing this before a ride?
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Closing the bar on the night before a century.....

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Fixed. Or are you no longer doing this before a ride?
Having done that at the Dairyland Dare, I can unequivocally state that I am no longer young enough to continue that protocol.

Getting to bed at 2:30 AM one year (I swear that beer had caffeine in it), and closing Tony's Tap two other years, results were not disastrous, but painfully appropriate for that behaviour.

The switch to whiskey, not helpful.

We'll just have to see what Saturday night presents. I will be bringing some cold ones as a necessary social custom, but I am not sure "re-hydrating" with alcohol after Saturday's century would be the smart choice.

As if I'm known for those.
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Are we on our own for Sunday breakfast?
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Are we on our own for Sunday breakfast?
There are usually bagels, snacks and coffee at the start. Pizza and chocolate milk at the finish!
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Are we on our own for Sunday breakfast?
In my previous trips, breakfast has been an issue.

1-The Hardees near the hotel acted as if they opened at 6 because they had to, and what's 30 minutes late? Then, the biscuits were left over from the previous day, the coffee wasn't ready, and they obviously wanted zero customers.

2-The hotel we stayed at one year refused to open the free continental breakfast early enough for us to partake, then said they'd prepare box lunches for us, which amounted to an 8 oz bottle of water, a fig bar, and an apple. It was a ride sponsor, too.

3-I have yet to find a Mom & Pop or country-style breakfast place willing to open on Sunday AM in Rev Jerry's town.

4-I am SO game if we find one. For my rides here in NC, I've always counted on my local diner/cafe, a cinder-block joint out in the farmland where home fries, toast, bacon, eggs and coffee runs under $6. Alas, they stopped opening at 5 am, so that limits some of the pre-ride meals, and they are not open Sunday.

5-At this point, I'd do an Awful Waffle House if needed, but would require a pit stop within 30 minutes, due to some effect their food has on me.

6-Again, I'm am hugely IN if we find a place open early enough and has decent food.
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Following up, looks like the only place open will be Waffle House.
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Starbucks opens at 6. I was there last year when they unlocked the doors.
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Bagels and coffee would do it for me. Staying at the Y. I'm just doing the 45, so no need to be out so early.
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It appears there are many definitions of breakfast. Ha!

I was just setting up my Google Maps for the driving needed on May 19, 20, and it looks like my Saturday event may be cancelled. It's showing they are unable to provide support, so I emailed them and am waiting on a response. This is the second time in a couple of years that an event in that particular area was cancelled after months of registration, etc. This also after I emailed a BF member who said he is either working it or riding it. (He lives near there.) We'll see. If true, this simplifies things considerably.
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There is a greasy spoon Texas Inn and it’s new sister place near the ride start, T Room. They are open 24 hours on Saturday but closed Sunday. I’m not sure when that Saturday 24 hour ends. It’s tough to find an early AM sit down breakfast on a Sunday AM in a town like this. In Charlottesville, north of here they have gourmet gas stations but down here it’s pretty common that you can get ham/sausage biscuits and stuff like that at gas stations. Moore’s Country Store is a local chain that does that here.
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I'm already drooling for pics and hoping all travel safely.
@rccardr - Doc, i vote Merckx. After all, you are Storming up Thunder Ridge; there must be an appropriate Eddy quote....
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I'm already drooling for pics and hoping all travel safely.
@rccardr - Doc, i vote Merckx. After all, you are Storming up Thunder Ridge; there must be an appropriate Eddy quote....
"Climb. Climb lots."
Doc and I have stormed the Ridge on Merckx, in Molteni and similar vintage kit.
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This Merckx may make the cut...
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I will be sure to follow a respectable distance, out of servitude to that bike..... The Zunow would not be a bad choice, either, given the range of the RD.
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I will be sure to follow a respectable distance, out of servitude to that bike..... The Zunow would not be a bad choice, either, given the range of the RD.
rccardr has a Zunow? Geez, the rich keep getting richer! Since he might give a thought to riding that at SOTR, he should post a picture. BTW, the blue bike above is pure cane sugar. So sweet! That tape is a perfect match.

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After much consideration, I think the Pelizzoli will accompany me to SOTR this year, mostly because I've been riding it so much before and after Eroica. Has new Vittoria Graphenes on it.

That Merckx came down in 2014, albeit set up differently. The only other mount with appropriate Thunder Ridge gearing in the stable right now is the '88 Cannondale ST, and that's made the trip twice.

I haven't ridden the Zunow at all yet, but pics will be forthcoming...along with the '84 Rainbow Paramount that I've been keeping a secret.
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After much consideration, I think the Pelizzoli will accompany me to SOTR this year, mostly because I've been riding it so much before and after Eroica. Has new Vittoria Graphenes on it.
Italian it is, then. Sorry, I can't match you for Italians this year, but we've done that. (Did I make a call on your Pelizzoli, or was that someone else's?).

Let's see, we went Italians one year (D'Arienzo and Cinelli), Merckx one year (Corsa Extra and Faema), Ironmen one year (along with seypat, the year we were described as "cute")....

I think I went DeRosa at Bartali, while you went Faema Merckx. Haven't we both done the Dare on Cinelli's, just separate years?

Memory fails, but it's always been fun, especially watching you run down the youngsters last year at the end, and the young guy who said we were cool....he was fine until he said he hopes to be like that when he's "our age."

I still haven't decided on the bike. I could go Cannondale to get that ticket punched, but it's only 17 years old. Would the Klein qualify for old aluminum (34 years old) and maybe give me the nod with an asterisk?

Yesterday's awful ride put a hitch in my giddyup (HR monitor set to silent, but 254 bpm for 12 seconds, at 13 mph....pitiful....).

With the arrival of replacement spokes for the Rolf wheels, and a new cassette inbound, I like the Purple Haze's chances.
Still, the fall-back is Carbon-R (less the Tufos) or the Klein. The Klein may need a saddle change; Prologo and SSM Regal seems to hit different butt bones.....ouch.

PS:
With my Saturday century now cancelled, I'll take most of that day at Classic Rendezvous, then drive to Lyuchburg.
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Nice to have only the one choice.
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Added two, maybe four...

I attended the local city Fun Bike Ride on Saturday, opting for the local 20-mile jaunt over the city 6.5-mile tour. As such, missed the Bike Rodeo for kids, but caught the hot dog lunch.

Anyway, a while back I converted a Domane to triple for a 70-year old to ride across the US, and she has signed up along with her husband. She spent an hour convincing another couple there to give it a try; they are still on the fence. They will RV it at the Y, and she turns 71 on the day of the ride.

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It has been nearly 20 years since I've been part of a fully supported ride. I don't recall the vast numbers of emails from the organizers. Has this become a normal thing?
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No....

"Bike Mama" Paula Dahl sends those emails, part of her leaving no stone unturned.

For example, she and her volunteers ride Thunder Ridge as a group as part of team building.

In the past, a couple of sponsors have dropped the ball, and she takes pains to avoid repeats. .

This year, with graduation of Liberty on the same weekend, she will keep the comms open. She has already called me about a camper and a restaurant. So no, it's not normal.
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Paula is very proactive and unlike other events the emails are strictly motivational and informational and not trying to sell you something.

Doc I was gonna ask for the Pelizzoli because more people need to see that beauty and there was so much going on at Eroica that I didn’t get a chance for a close look.I rode my De Rosa yesterday and Carrera a couple of days ago and still torn. I think it will be game day decision based on the “sensations” in the legs as the Carrera has a compact crank.
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