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Old 05-16-2009, 05:28 AM   #10756
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I'm riding 15-20 miles every other day right now averageing 17 mph. I figure with the other two along we will be running a bit slower pace. The course is also laid out in three seperate sections so we will ride 15-20 miles and then wait for the sag wagon to haul us to the next segment. I'll be hutin' fer certin' afterwards, but I think I can finish it.

-then you'll have no problems on a 50.

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Old 05-16-2009, 07:01 AM   #10757
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You shouldn't have a problem with this 50 at all.

Have fun!!!
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:26 AM   #10758
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:48 PM   #10759
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What's in the box?







Bicycle parts




Thought I'd put the Spainard back together


Think I'll finish it up and go ride it this evening!
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:09 PM   #10760
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #10761
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anyone have ideas for good solid pannier racks (the touring type off the front and back) for an old bianchi road bike (my old race bike from hs) that does not have those little threaded holes that seem to hold most of those rack systems on?
I am trying to commute by bike but my heavy "messenger bag" annoys me.

tips?
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #10762
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anyone have ideas for good solid pannier racks (the touring type off the front and back) for an old bianchi road bike (my old race bike from hs) that does not have those little threaded holes that seem to hold most of those rack systems on?
I am trying to commute by bike but my heavy "messenger bag" annoys me.

tips?
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There are small, rubber coated clamp thingys available that allow rack mounting on non braze-on equipped bikes. They work fine and don't scratch the paint. You should be able to get them from your LBS if they are willing to order them in for you. I get them from J&B Importers.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:51 PM   #10763
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It's gonna be a looong weekend... this should be in my hands on tuesday!
Well, that didn't take long.

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Old 05-17-2009, 04:29 AM   #10764
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Sooo.... BMX Bikes.

Spent last week driving cross country with two BMX champs and "Rad" on permanent rotation in the car DVD player.

I've decided it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Sadly, my knowledge of BMX bikes pretty much dropped off after my childhood Schwinn Thrasher.

There's a BMX track about 100 miles from me, and talk of building one locally here- So I'm not sure how much I'll actually get to race. Nonetheless, that's the style of bike I'd like.

Looking at 24" cruisers and even 26" bikes.

Thoughts?
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:43 AM   #10765
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I have a DK Fury 24" cruiser. It's about ten years old, but I really like. I briefly considered racing again (I used to race 20" when I was younger). But the track closest to us only has about 2 people riding my age class and it just seems weird only 3 guys running, .
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:49 AM   #10766
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Well, that didn't take long.

Yeah, my friend, the shop manager, is a heck of a salesman

Glad it's rainy and nasty out, and I'm reasonably happy catching up on reading and random chores/fixes this weekend... is it tuesday yet?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:53 AM   #10767
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There are small, rubber coated clamp thingys available that allow rack mounting on non braze-on equipped bikes. They work fine and don't scratch the paint. You should be able to get them from your LBS if they are willing to order them in for you. I get them from J&B Importers.
I'm sure if I dug through our catalogs at the shop long enough, I'd find these for you, but you'd probably have to wait over a week. You can also get a very suitable part at almost any old hardware store - it's just a rubber lined clamp.

At Lowe's for $1.27

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #10768
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anyone have ideas for good solid pannier racks (the touring type off the front and back) for an old bianchi road bike (my old race bike from hs) that does not have those little threaded holes that seem to hold most of those rack systems on?
I am trying to commute by bike but my heavy "messenger bag" annoys me.

tips?
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See above for clamps...

There's also a lot of good backpacks out there. I'm a total sucker for a sweet messenger bag, I have half a closet full of Crumplers and Timbuks and BaileyWorks... etc. But I can't commute more than a couple miles with any sort of weight on just one shoulder anymore. I have no idea how I used to do it 10 years ago!

I'm a fan of racks, but for most commuting, I'm using a Crumpler messenger backpack these days (the Seedybar is plenty for daily stuff, Famous Wine Bar is the big'un). Rugged, roomy, way, way more comfy than my large Bailey or Timbuk standard messenger. Also more versatile and less geeky than your standard pannier bag.

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:01 PM   #10769
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Hills

Well, as noted Southern Iowa is hilly. Yesterday I rode out to Corona and back and not only did I get hills, but I got about a 30 mph headwind for the return trip. I ended up with about 28 miles for that. Then this morning rode the river trail again for 32 miles. Did some sprints, and high speed spinning on the little ring thanks to catching a train...

Max speed no pedaling descending my hill Saturday,


The bike is beginning to feel good to me. I might be able to do this RAGBRAI thing...

Old race bike, but new decals are in hand...


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Old 05-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #10770
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Pinarello Decals

I have a '85 or '84
ontello can I ask you for your source of decals? PM is ok too, much appreciated.
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