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Old 08-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #4321
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These are my bikes
I usually use the Legnano Competizione for training and (few) races
Legnano Mod. Competizione 1972 with '80/90 components

Legnano Special No. 54 1970 (Now completed)

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Old 08-04-2016, 03:12 PM   #4322
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Been toying with the idea of finding something from the early 80's so I can do Eroica. A friend that trains with the guys at our shop has a really clean Panasonic (late 80's?) with complete Shimano AX group. It's gorgeous and rides beautifully.
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At 949 Racing we are encouraged to ride. I have a couple of older bikes that Emilio characterized as "noodly" ... at best. The look KG361 was purchased new in 2001 when I was a lowly grad student at Clemson in SC. We converted it to an aero setup when Emilio donated the running gear from his Fuji frame after he upgraded to Di2 stuff. I used duct tape to bind wire housings to the frame for all the aeros. We discovered that it was almost unrideable with an aero front wheel. Massive speed wobbles left me using an old Ksyrium on the front end. My road bike is a Cannondale Six13 from 2007. It was nice then, but only slightly less "noodly" than the Look. It had developed a nasty clicking from the BB and got parked waiting for me to get around to fixing it. Which meant that I was riding the janky, zip tied, duct taped Look all the time. I think it was driving Emilio nuts, since he gave me this as a gift:



I got to give him a big thanks, this is a massive improvement in the bike department. 2012 Venge, but BNIB. He thinks it will be ready to ride today.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:13 PM   #4324
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lol @ saddle bag ------rie
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The Venge is a great bike. You'll enjoy it. Emilio is a boss.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:17 PM   #4326
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Been toying with the idea of finding something from the early 80's so I can do Eroica. A friend that trains with the guys at our shop has a really clean Panasonic (late 80's?) with complete Shimano AX group. It's gorgeous and rides beautifully.
I kept my Cannondale Criterium in hopes of a similar ride around here.
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A local cat-2 bro-friend just built this:

Super nice kid, diesel for sure; frequents Palo Alto.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:23 PM   #4328
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In 20 years of riding I have only had 3 bikes. This is the first modern all carbon frame and I am excited to give it a go. I was at a huge bike disadvantage and now I won't be able to blame my equipment when he kicks my ***.

FWIW, I also have a Klein Quantum. Last ridden in 2001 and has been in storage ever since. Kinda want to do something with it, just not sure what.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:23 PM   #4329
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Why are my wheels always square?


(I'm in the green shirt)
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:03 AM   #4330
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I'm so out of shape. My son got a new bike for his 5th birthday, and he's fast as hell, the kids a natural and can keep a good pace for several miles. I Havent ridden in months and he almost dropped me on a neighborhood ride.
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It is. But I would call it a sport rather than a hobby.

If you go up far enough you will see xrays of my acitabulum (hip socket). In a wheelchair for 6 weeks. That is when I swore off recreational road riding and decided to turbo the Miata.

16 months later, I'm buying a new bike, and back on the road.
It's definitely giving me a lot of great memories in the short three years that I've done it. I'm not sure what else I would do which is equally fulfilling. I suppose once I'm out of the woods on this deal with the broken bone the pain will be a memory and I'll be back on the bike all the time
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There is a top/down-tube shaped dent in my helmet, lol.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #4333
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Just broke 100 miles on the Emonda this morning. Had to bring the seat up to the max line to get proper leg extension, but I am feeling comfortable on this bike overall even with the bars set 50mm below the seat. Unfortunately with how I'm built I have a hard time fitting on bikes in stock configuration, but this one has been better than my last or others I've tried. The 54cm I need to bring the seat to max line to fit my legs correctly, but on the 56cm I was overreaching, whereas the length of the 54cm is just about perfect for me on the hoods, in the drops, and on the bars.

Going to ride to the LBS tomorrow after work for some more time on the trainer, I doubt I'll need it but they do make a longer seat cap (like a seatpost but inside out) than the one I have, so if the max line on the seatmast is still too low, I'll need to look into the longer cap. Got a 25-30 mile ride home planned from work today with the seat at max (2mm higher than on the ride in) to see if it makes any difference.

Got into a Strava top 10 on the way in, and missed two others by literally 2 seconds. Also getting more confident leaning on the bike, I've had a mental block on it since I took a spill in the wet but am slowly getting over it

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For those of you that follow road racing, you absolutely must watch the Mens Olympic Road Race. Brutally tough course and an epic day of racing. Far and away the most difficult Olympic road race course ever, harder than UCI worlds road race. Well deserved winner and various heartbreaking near misses.
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I was watching a bit at work yesterday, scenery was beautiful, but there was basically someone going down every few minutes. Scary chit
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For those of you that follow road racing, you absolutely must watch the Mens Olympic Road Race. Brutally tough course and an epic day of racing. Far and away the most difficult Olympic road race course ever, harder than UCI worlds road race. Well deserved winner and various heartbreaking near misses.
U want every road race I run to look like that, always going in the break. It was fantstic to watch.
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So, who thinks it's reasonable to believe I can maintain fitness on the trainer and come back to race CX in November? Should I get that out of my head and concentrate on off-season base miles? The lack of a decent CX season with all the work I' ve done is sad.
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You have already asked the trainer question Trey. Plenty of stories over the years of riders having great success with the bulk of their preparation on the trainer. Mind numbing but it works. When I have to ride the "ergo", I watch movies on Netflix and have a tray for snacks, fluids next to me. Much easier to spin for 2.5 hrs when watching a movie.
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John's new ride. BINB 2012 Venge Pro frameset with all his D/A 10s mechanical swapped over. Wheels are ACE carbon 60mm on an old Powertap GS and Bitex front with CX-Rays. 18.0 lbs without seat bag. Came out nice.



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You have already asked the trainer question Trey. Plenty of stories over the years of riders having great success with the bulk of their preparation on the trainer. Mind numbing but it works. When I have to ride the "ergo", I watch movies on Netflix and have a tray for snacks, fluids next to me. Much easier to spin for 2.5 hrs when watching a movie.
Sorry, narcos and lots of free time. lol
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