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veinbuster

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Nice! Dig the socks, and shoes…..and the TDF top! What’re ya hauling on the back?
The lower bag is just basic tools and snacks, mostly empty to accommodate layers I take off as the temperature goes from 13C to 30C. On top of that is the small drone case with a spare battery and propellers - it will land on the symbol on top of the case if it sees it when coming down. I usually hand launch and catch it on the way down.

The jersey is from the 100th Tour de France.
 

alantig

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Going semi-off topic, but it’s been great watching Mark Cavendish back in top form chasing the record for most all-time Tour de France stage wins. He needs one to tie Eddie Merckx, two to claim the record. His team’s lead out on today’s stage was a thing of beauty.
 
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tiboy

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Going semi-off topic, but it’s been great watching Mark Cavendish back in top form chasing the record for most all-time Tour de France stage wins. He needs one to tie Eddie Merckx, two to claim the record. His team’s lead out on today’s stage was a thing of beauty.

I agree 100%. Numbers are numbers and wins are wins. But IMO Cav is not even in the same universe as Eddie as a complete rider. Of course there is a very small handful of riders in Eddie’s universe.
 

alantig

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But IMO Cav is not even in the same universe as Eddie as a complete rider. Of course there is a very small handful of riders in Eddie’s universe.

No argument here - 96 days in yellow, 8 stage wins in one tour, and he won the yellow, green, and polka dot jerseys in one tour (his first, and the only guy to ever do it).

I love watching sprinters like Cav, Peter Sagan, Robbie McEwen, etc., but man, it must have been amazing to see a guy like Merckx do it all.
 

bodia

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Going semi-off topic, but it’s been great watching Mark Cavendish back in top form chasing the record for most all-time Tour de France stage wins. He needs one to tie Eddie Merckx, two to claim the record. His team’s lead out on today’s stage was a thing of beauty.
That lead out was a thing of beauty. I agree, it’s been fun to see Cav in good form, especially considering that he isn’t even supposed to be riding the Tour this year. Hope he makes the time cut today.
 

veinbuster

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Okay guys, I've hit a little single track on my gravel bike and I take back what I said about not being interested in MTB. I kinda want a hardtail XC bike now. Rolling through the woods is super fun.

Bike Acquisition Syndrome is a thing, right? N+1 and all...
Single track can be great fun. 29er hardtail is where it’s at.
Yes to n+1. I’ve bought more bikes than guitars in the last 5 years.
 

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Getting broadsided by a truck a few months ago really gave that some new weight for me. I figure anything that lets me enjoy myself and keep fit without playing in traffic is a good thing.


Single track can be great fun. 29er hardtail is where it’s at.
Yes to n+1. I’ve bought more bikes than guitars in the last 5 years.

I hear ya. These days I find myself surprisingly very content guitar-wise, but could use one more bike. :D
 

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I finally got around to rebuilding my Lynskey-era Litespeed with a new Ritchey Carbon fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Thomson carbon bars, dual-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers (amazing difference), and some new rubber. I moved from 23mm to 25mm tires with latex tubes and am using slightly lower tire pressure than I did with the 23mm tires. Rode for a hair over 2-hours today and am quite pleased with the results.

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bodia

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I finally got around to rebuilding my Lynskey-era Litespeed with a new Ritchey Carbon fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Thomson carbon bars, dual-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers (amazing difference), and some new rubber. I moved from 23mm to 25mm tires with latex tubes and am using slightly lower tire pressure than I did with the 23mm tires. Rode for a hair over 2-hours today and am quite please with the results.

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That looks the business
 

dmatthews

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I finally got around to rebuilding my Lynskey-era Litespeed with a new Ritchey Carbon fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Thomson carbon bars, dual-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers (amazing difference), and some new rubber. I moved from 23mm to 25mm tires with latex tubes and am using slightly lower tire pressure than I did with the 23mm tires. Rode for a hair over 2-hours today and am quite please with the results.

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Very cool ride!
 

Moondog Wily

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I finally got around to rebuilding my Lynskey-era Litespeed with a new Ritchey Carbon fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Thomson carbon bars, dual-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers (amazing difference), and some new rubber. I moved from 23mm to 25mm tires with latex tubes and am using slightly lower tire pressure than I did with the 23mm tires. Rode for a hair over 2-hours today and am quite please with the results.

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Damn that is a sweet looking spin machine! Has me hearkening back to the old Schwinn Paramount they used to make in chrome!! Although this is years beyond in cool factor and performance I am sure!!!

Happy spinnin'!
MW
 

veinbuster

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I finally got around to rebuilding my Lynskey-era Litespeed with a new Ritchey Carbon fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem, Thomson carbon bars, dual-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers (amazing difference), and some new rubber. I moved from 23mm to 25mm tires with latex tubes and am using slightly lower tire pressure than I did with the 23mm tires. Rode for a hair over 2-hours today and am quite please with the results.

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I’d ride that.
It looks fantastic.
 
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