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“Merida Sculture Endurance road bike” I see...

“Merida Sculture Endurance road bike”
I see your bike now. That should be a good frame to work with for brevets.
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Posted By ROT_01

Saddle, bars, and fit

It sounds like you have done lots of long distance rides. So I’m assuming you ride regularly in between the brevets to keep up your conditioning, strength, and endurance. Therefore the soreness...
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For now, rides in my region for 2021 are being...

For now, rides in my region for 2021 are being scheduled later than usual by a few months at least (April and May, rather than January and February). We will have to wait and see if any of these...
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Leather and next best thing

I rode a B-17 for 10 years with no issues on a 700c touring bike on tours, brevets, and commutes. The only rewson I got rid of it is it started cracking around the rivets. I was very good about...
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Posted By ROT_01

Spokes: Sapim or DT swiss double butted spokes...

Spokes: Sapim or DT swiss double butted spokes with brass nipples (aluminum are lighter but corrode and seize up too easily, not good for touring and self-supported endurance riding).

Rim: I have...
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Views: 5,051
Posted By ROT_01

Specialized shoes work for me

I find Specialized brand shoes to have a very comfortable toe box. I went with their mid-level cross country mtn bike shoe with shimano spd cleats as my multipurpose shoe for touring and...
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C-17 next best thing

I haven't ridden every saddle of course, but I used a B-17 for 10 years until it split, then a Champion until the rails must have bent in shipping my bike. I was tired of worrying about the weather...
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Posted By ROT_01

info on Canadian brevets? and Gainesville FL 200k

Where can I find info on the Canadian brevets? When venturing into Quebec and Ontario I've looked for information but never get good results. Links, club names, or even keyworkds to search (in French...
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Views: 5,093
Posted By ROT_01

Thanks ROT1 i have been through all that and...

Thanks ROT1

i have been through all that and did help. What is left is knee pain from the previous damage and becomes tender when miles pile up sometimes.

I liked the details the the last...
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Views: 5,093
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Try to consult with a bike fit specialist. I had...

Try to consult with a bike fit specialist. I had knee trouble on my first attempt to ride 550km in two days years ago when I first began randonneuring. My saddle was too far back. A fit specialist...
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My "waste of time" comment was partly...

My "waste of time" comment was partly fatigue-induced, but also a tongue in cheek comment too. Many people in the U.S. think cycling at all is a waste of time so I was sort of mocking that mindset....
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Velogical rim dynamo vs hub dynamo?

Anybody have experience with a Velogical rim dynamo? I saw two on bikes at PBP and wonder how they compare to a Shimano or SON dynamo hub, especially on bumpy or gravel roads and single track, rain,...
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Thin wool base layer and thin wool jersey with a...

Thin wool base layer and thin wool jersey with a thin wool long sleeve for that layered look. On the cold nights I wore my rain jacket and vest too with tights and two pairs of mid-weight wool socks....
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