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Posted By GhostRider62

My training wasn't the best in 2019, I spent too...

My training wasn't the best in 2019, I spent too much time with Doctors leading into it and only got the go ahead a couple weeks beforehand. I kept having to halt training rides to sleep. After all...
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Posted By GhostRider62

The biggest problem is probably the large inner...

The biggest problem is probably the large inner tube of lard most of us carry.

I hear from randonneurs and read stories of riders not getting sleep on 600k and finishing just inside the time...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Out of anyone, I have always said the bike is the...

Out of anyone, I have always said the bike is the least important element of success on a long brevet. I am sure the Rohloff would be fine, just not my cup of tea.

I rarely even look at fellow...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure why you are making that wisecrack. ...

I am not sure why you are making that wisecrack. OP asked for opinions, I think the gearing steps on the Rohloff would not work for me at all. Of course, you are happy with a 2 speed.

The...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I always fly with a new derailleur hanger. If...

I always fly with a new derailleur hanger. If riding my Cervelo, I have one in my tool bag.

A carbon rim goes a long way towards wheel reliability
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Posted By GhostRider62

GP5000 in either 23, 25, or 28 but mostly 25 mm. ...

GP5000 in either 23, 25, or 28 but mostly 25 mm. I can't get 28 mm right now. I also can't fit 30 or 32 mm on my bikes. I would probably run a 32mm on the rear if it fit and a 25 mm on the front...
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Posted By GhostRider62

If one trusts Hamibini and many do not, there is...

If one trusts Hamibini and many do not, there is 2-3 watts to be gained per wheel from average bearings to top of the line Japanese bearings.

Before PBP, I tore my bike down completely. I...
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Posted By GhostRider62

The Schmidt deluxe is lighter and lower drag if I...

The Schmidt deluxe is lighter and lower drag if I am not mistaken. I think it was originally for 20 inch wheels.

If you are not riding much at night, the Schmidt has low drag during normal use...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Tourist in MN.....I was not criticising your...

Tourist in MN.....I was not criticising your choice. Just a discussion about using the least energy in the most reliable way to get to the finish. I do think many randonneurs use bikes that make it...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I doubt anyone could feel the 6-8W of a dyno hub...

I doubt anyone could feel the 6-8W of a dyno hub of 3-5 watts of a Rohloff hub. Imperceptible doesn't mean irrelevant

I am a low power, efficiency minded rider.

On my last 600K, my moving...
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Posted By GhostRider62

That study referenced in the link was...

That study referenced in the link was conducted/sponsored by Rohloff. Chester Kyle's response to the study in the journal is worth considering unless one can pedal at 400 watts. Kyle thinks 200...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Years ago I used to tour and randonneur with half...

Years ago I used to tour and randonneur with half step gearing plus granny. That was sweet. Off the top of my head, the spacing was 4-5%.

I can see the advantage of quick shifting with the...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I had considered a Rohloff years back. I...

I had considered a Rohloff years back.

I hate the jump from 53-15 to 53-17, what is that? 14%? Isn't that the standard jump on a Rohloff? I like one tooth jumps when fighting the wind (cubic)...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I doubt that many failures on grand randonnees...

I doubt that many failures on grand randonnees can legitimately be attributed to the bike. The probability of finishing would not seem correlated to equipment choice since the DNF rate hasn't...
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