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Old 02-22-2010, 10:50 AM   #13471
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Ok, I get it. They've just approved starting the "St. John's City Cycling Plan" here which will be a first. I think I know of 2 public bike racks in the whole damned city-one of the worst cities in Canada as far as cycling and driver awareness are concerned. But it's home and I ride wherever whenever. Excellent technical mtn biking close to home too.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:09 PM   #13472
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Holy shit.

I don't think I have the lung power to coast downhill at 10,000 ft.

That'd be a 3 or 4 day trip for me.
Actually, pedaling down 10,000+ ft. in 38 miles took approx. 45 minutes. Had to sit up and use upright upperbody and arms to slow bike down instead of braking that might heat up the rims and cause a flat.

Between the elevation of 6500 ft. and 4000 ft. or so, it was in the rain/fog/clouds.. cold and wet, visibility down to 20 ft. at 40+ mph.. passing cars in hairpin turns.. fun fun fun...



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Old 02-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #13473
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You guys are tuff tuff tuff to be doing that much climbing.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:11 AM   #13474
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honey swallow Ti with matching Brooks tape...

That is goddamn hot
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:09 AM   #13475
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That saddle is in very dire need of some...





damn, all i see is a red x?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #13476
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damn, all i see is a red x?


slather it with this, the color will change yes, but for the better.

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:54 PM   #13477
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slather it with this, the color will change yes, but for the better.




it's had 3 coats of it, still the same color; honey (which I like, otherwise I would have bought the brown one)


only thing that has slightly darkened it is my ass sweat...
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #13478
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huh, the old brooks saddle dressing came in a similar tin, albeit with a different label, but the dressing itself was a fairly bright translucent red color. it went on clear.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #13479
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huh, the old brooks saddle dressing came in a similar tin, albeit with a different label, but the dressing itself was a fairly bright translucent red color. it went on clear.
Yeah, you haven't been able to get the original pink stuff for many years. I used to love the way it smelled, the new stuff is not as nice. The price has also changed! used to be ?? $4 a can? now a 40g can is $20.



A vintage well broken in Ti Swift that has been kept in a plastic bag continuously slathered for the last 6 months. I'll switch it out with my early `70's vintage, Professional. I keep this one covered in Proofide also.



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Old 02-23-2010, 02:26 PM   #13480
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honey swallow Ti with matching Brooks tape...

Sah-weet.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:01 PM   #13481
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That is also goddamn sweet
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:56 PM   #13482
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I get to pick up my new bike this weekend!!!

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #13483
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An excellent bike! I'm sure you'll get some good riding out of it.
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I get to pick up my new bike this weekend!!!

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Old 02-24-2010, 02:02 PM   #13484
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Damn!



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I get to pick up my new bike this weekend!!!


Nice!

I sure like my Anthem1.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:16 PM   #13485
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That is also goddamn sweet
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Damn!
Thanks guys.

It's an old mans bike.

Vintage Bianchi track bike that I built to replace a better one that was stolen years ago, it's very stiff! tied and soldered wheels and sewups will do that.

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