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Is riding better than not riding?
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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

9/13/12 7:02 AM

It lives; I ride!

Finished the VO Rando last night, wanted to share:

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Pat Clancy
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 1352
Location: Manchester, CT

9/13/12 7:36 AM

Missing one item....

Very nice. But where is the Rivendell leather mudflap?

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

9/13/12 7:46 AM

Mud flappa yousself!

Seriously...it's going to have Planet Bike "Cascadia Road" rubber mudflaps. They fit the SKS fenders perfectly and--here's something cool. I can also fit one of those on the tip of the front fender for additional spray protection. It makes the bike look like a duck-billed platypus ( ) but so what...!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17510
Location: Portland, OR

9/13/12 12:17 PM

Enjoy!

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6294
Location: Maine

9/13/12 12:42 PM

Forza!

That's great. Like the Saab I used to drive, definitely "quirky" (dt shifters, double racks, bell, etc.). With those 2 racks you're loaded for bear.

I'm hopeful that next year I'll be riding a nice new Sachs Machine (and I'll at least get my Crosshairs repainted).

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mag7
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 888
Location: Lake James, NC

9/13/12 1:02 PM

Two things SPARK-ling in this thread. ;-)
Looking good Andy - nice bar tape...looks like leather to my eye!
I went with Gatorgrip tape earlier this year and it is already wearing out.

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

9/13/12 1:11 PM

@MAG7

Nope, Serfas synthetic cork. I wanted something dark-brownish, and this came pretty close. It's comfortable!

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

9/13/12 1:17 PM

@Dan

Dan, did you say...Sachs Machine?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHM-6xoxNUA&playnext=1&list=PL078DD0CEDB057C74&feature=results_video

The front rack is pretty lightweight; just there for a handlebar bag lower support and a place to put my headlight. The rear rack will do most of any heavy lifting that needs to be done. Some of the other stuff is pseudo-french, pseudo-pseudo whatever. The bell has already been useful. I put it on the stem after I saw a VO poster with a bike set up that way. The nicest thing about it is that it keeps the bar tops clear...no computer, no bell, no light, no nothing.

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mag7
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 888
Location: Lake James, NC

9/13/12 1:24 PM

thanks - I've give that a try.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6294
Location: Maine

9/13/12 1:32 PM

yes I did

>>Dan, did you say...Sachs Machine?<<

JB is one of my alltime favorites. That performace is pretty tame though compared to the 3 times I saw the James Brown Show in the late '60s. Ain't seen nothing like it, before or since.

Money won't change you
But time...will take you on

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6294
Location: Maine

9/14/12 10:56 AM

@Andy

Further to the last topic, I have some advice regarding your issues getting on and off the bike:

http://youtu.be/zx3WFfc100I

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

9/14/12 11:14 AM

Thanks for the good advice!

Now that I'm riding, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5HRzaOFhec

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