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Old 03-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #19411
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Talking about cool forks. I have a set of these that are waiting for a frame.....

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:49 AM   #19412
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I rode one of those LOOK Fournales for a few rides.. the limited travel (75mm) was the major drawback... for a double triple crown fork, it was light.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:46 AM   #19413
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Rode to the shop this AM. 1:10. Worked a bit on the hills with the backpack on. Feels good knowing I don't HAVE to ride the trainer later.

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Old 03-12-2011, 08:16 AM   #19414
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I rode one of those LOOK Fournales for a few rides.. the limited travel (75mm) was the major drawback... for a double triple crown fork, it was light.
They sure are neat though. The new versions have more travel but $$$$$$.

I am just going to use it for research, frame gets built this spring for it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #19415
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Talking about cool forks. I have a set of these that are waiting for a frame.....

Looks alot like the old Horst Leitner fork from years ago.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:08 AM   #19416
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Talking about cool forks. I have a set of these that are waiting for a frame.....


Oh you really want to talk about Forks, I have some Fork for you, No, Not mine but I do have some funky forks for you.

One-off made by my friend and master JP-Morgen


Can you tell he is a Motorcycle man...??


Another JP bike circa 1985, Yeah 85'


Well not a "Fork" but a whole "A-arm" bike


Another European product




And another one


Yeap, as usual BMW did NOT Invent this one (we all know the History anyway)




"Phillip Perakis" He actually won the 1991 downhill world cup in this "Thing"


Much more to come I promise
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #19417
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New bike arrived

Is it wrong to lovingly caress bike components....
No...no it isn't.

Pics?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:12 AM   #19418
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Just finished 21.3 miles at 19.2 avg speed. First outing on the road bike since mid October. Felt pretty good considering the strong crosswind and being rusty.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #19419
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Just finished 21.3 miles at 19.2 avg speed. First outing on the road bike since mid October. Felt pretty good considering the strong crosswind and being rusty.


Feels good, doesn't it?! I just got home from my first ride since Nov. 27 miles. Sore, but happy to be back out there! Windy here too.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #19420
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Just finished 21.3 miles at 19.2 avg speed. First outing on the road bike since mid October. Felt pretty good considering the strong crosswind and being rusty.
It's summer here already with the high forecast to be 86F. We were up early and I'm trying to get into a Tues/Thur/Saturday riding rhythm along with hiking or yoga or both on the other days.

So, I did a 26-mile ride this morning before it got too hot. We have a ton o' roadies here and most of them are very friendly. One told me "nice job on that hill" when he finally caught me - nice gesture.

FWIW, 26 miles is the most I've ridden in one sitting in well over 20 years. Next weekend, I'll add another loop (each look is about 13 miles) and whatever it takes to total 40-miles.

My goals are simple: ride Ragbrai with ease and then do a 200-km brevet later this year. Then, I'd like to do the full brevet series next year.

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoy being back on the bicycle.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #19421
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Oh you really want to talk about Forks, I have some Fork for you, No, Not mine but I do have some funky forks for you.


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YES! More please!!!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #19422
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1st nice day on months so I got the bike out and rode about 200 miles without turning a pedal.

The KTM got a way better workout than I did.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:12 AM   #19423
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It's summer here already with the high forecast to be 86F. We were up early and I'm trying to get into a Tues/Thur/Saturday riding rhythm along with hiking or yoga or both on the other days.

So, I did a 26-mile ride this morning before it got too hot. We have a ton o' roadies here and most of them are very friendly. One told me "nice job on that hill" when he finally caught me - nice gesture.

FWIW, 26 miles is the most I've ridden in one sitting in well over 20 years. Next weekend, I'll add another loop (each look is about 13 miles) and whatever it takes to total 40-miles.

My goals are simple: ride Ragbrai with ease and then do a 200-km brevet later this year. Then, I'd like to do the full brevet series next year.

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoy being back on the bicycle.
Don't forget the "drinking beer in a sauna" training for ragbrai
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #19424
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Woke up at 0700 and did a few resets of my brain before getting out of bed.

Started on the crossword puzzle and managed to make myself late for my ride.

THAT led to my opening the doors of the shop a few minutes late too. I guess it was OK cause there wasn't anyone there to 'welcome' me.

I saw the KTM road bikes under one of the smaller teams in Paris-Nice. Gonna hafta see how I can get one of them.

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:02 PM   #19425
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Did another 27 this morning. My sit bones are wanting no part of any more seat time for a few days! 54 miles for the first 2 rides of the year aint bad! The Peepers are in full song out in the pond. Spring has no choice but to arrive now!

PS: The fooking wind was Brutal!
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