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Posted By unterhausen

That's not true at all about helmet lights, they...

That's not true at all about helmet lights, they have on/off switches for a reason. Also, I have always had helmet lights where I could easily point them down. I look at my cue sheet all the time...
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Posted By gyorpb

Please don’t use a helmet light when there are...

Please don’t use a helmet light when there are others around you, you’ll be blinding them in the worst way possible.
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

This might be a bit off topic, but I like a...

This might be a bit off topic, but I like a headlamp that uses one AA cell for camping because my GPS and PFD lights also use AA batteries. And was getting ready for a trip about a month ago, found...
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Posted By znomit

I'm using zebralights. Self contained, easy to...

I'm using zebralights. Self contained, easy to mount and aim, very broad range of brightnesses.

For hillier rides where I want a really bright helmet light for downhills I use an 18650 light, but...
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Posted By pdlamb

I've got an older Cygolite that I've used for...

I've got an older Cygolite that I've used for commuting and longer brevets, with a helmet mount. My dyno lights are fine for most rural riding, and I can turn it on steady or flashing to see street...
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Posted By znomit

If nobody registers it doesn't happen. So...

If nobody registers it doesn't happen. So register. Or do it the week before. Definitely don't buy the last pastry in the bakery either.
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Posted By downtube42

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be...

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be lifted in 2023.

Qualify, register, pay, and participate. Otherwise you're adding the burden to the towns and roads above and beyond what the...
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Posted By unterhausen

The local people and volunteers are the best...

The local people and volunteers are the best part. Maybe not some of the riders, but most of them
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Posted By clasher

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the...

Some of my favourite parts of the event were the controls, the festival-like feeling at the start and finish, talking to random riders in the cafeterias. I framed the medal and control card so I have...
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Posted By pdlamb

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200...

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200 km route at the same time 5,000 other people are riding it because you don't want to eat and sleep with everyone else??
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Posted By unterhausen

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write....

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write.
From what I hear, they are increasing the field enough that you don't have to do any prequalifying this year. It's just to get a better starting...
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Posted By antimonysarah

Fingers crossed for a normal season -- it'll...

Fingers crossed for a normal season -- it'll officially be my third year as RBA for New England, but the first possibly-normal one. I'm just trying to figure out how to balance organizing and...
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Posted By joewein

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a...

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a week ago, it's a 300 km ride the weekend after next (since the season starts in November). Until October I hadn't done any regular brevets in 2021...
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Posted By atwl77

So my Audax club has published their full year...

So my Audax club has published their full year calendar and they're assuming things are going to go back to normal with tighter procedures moving forward - stuff like only allowing fully-vaccinated...
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Posted By atwl77

2022 Randonnees

I notice no one has started the 2022 thread yet, so I'll get this one started. Let's talk about the new 2022 season, our plans, ride reports and other relevant stuff here.
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Posted By adamrice

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a...

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a dyno light/USB converter yet; Igaro (which makes a USB converter) will be releasing a combo light/converter soon, and I'm holding out for that. I'll...
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Views: 7,134
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have found that self adhesive inner tube...

I have found that self adhesive inner tube patches work well on holes in air mattresses, but that assumes you could find the hole.
...
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Posted By gif4445

I don't see anything wrong with your approach...

I don't see anything wrong with your approach Adam. I'm sure you will do some shake-down rides to see what works for you and what doesn't. A little over 2 pounds for a decent sleep system is about...
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Posted By adamrice

gif4445...

gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html), you've identified the factors that I've been thinking about myself. I think I can keep the combined weight for pad, bag, and bivvy...
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Posted By unterhausen

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and...

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and warm from the heat pump.
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Posted By gif4445

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one...

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one night. Probably the only useful help I can give you is to share the struggle I had (have) with selecting the correct approach. Motel or camp? Motels...
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Posted By adamrice

Sleep setups for bikepacking race

I'm contemplating a sleep setup for the Trans Am Bike Race. My options seem to be:

Sleeping bag and bivvy
Down jacket + pants and bivvy (this seems to be the preferred option among some...
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Posted By StephenH

My 2021 plan is to do less randonneuring, and try...

My 2021 plan is to do less randonneuring, and try to work in some other stuff for a change. Like a couple of little tours and whatnot.
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Posted By atwl77

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink...

I completed my local audax club's annual Pink Ride yesterday. The Pink Ride is essentially a BRM200 with a beginner-friendly route, and ladies get to ride for free, but due to the current pandemic it...
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Views: 3,067
Posted By Cyclist0100

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable...

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned. I ride 300-400 miles per week, no chamois cream necessary, and my butt is the happiest its ever been! :thumb:
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Posted By unterhausen

Both sides of a shimano dynohub are cup and cone....

Both sides of a shimano dynohub are cup and cone. It's just that you have to do some radical surgery to get the NDS off and most of us are reluctant to do that.
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I looked at a Shimano exploded diagram, it does...

I looked at a Shimano exploded diagram, it does look like one side has cup and cone bearings. I also watched a youtube video of someone taking a Shimano apart. Bottom line, I decided that if I tried...
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Posted By TheCharm

In addition to the axle and brake type questions,...

In addition to the axle and brake type questions, how much do you weigh? What is the maximum additional weight you'd carry on the bike besides yourself?

I have a set of Velocity Cliffhanger rims...
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Posted By kingston

For the dynamo, Son is nicer, SP is cheaper. I...

For the dynamo, Son is nicer, SP is cheaper. I have both, and as XXLHardrock mentioned above, they both work the same. I expect the son to last longer, but you never know. I don't agree with the...
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Views: 3,937
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....
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Posted By bwilli88

Velocity Dyad rims, SS Sapim double butted...

Velocity Dyad rims, SS Sapim double butted spokes, chromed brass nipples, SON front hub, rear hub; 130mm - Ultegra or 135mm Deore.
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Posted By unterhausen

If you can afford it, get a SON hub. I usually...

If you can afford it, get a SON hub. I usually use Hope hubs in the rear
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Posted By rhm

I had a small MTB chain ring, really not sure...

I had a small MTB chain ring, really not sure where I got it, 22t and pretty worn out. It had four mounting holes.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33987472451_b6d04fdd49_b.jpg

I cut it down to...
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