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So Doug, whats your bike setup for the rough section in the(15 posts)

So Doug, whats your bike setup for the rough section in thecurious
Oct 2, 2001 9:21 AM
508? What kind of concoction di dyou assemble?
concoction is rightDog
Oct 2, 2001 9:40 AM
My 1980 steel Bianchi; USE Alien shock post; Selle Italia Flite saddle with gel cover; an elastomer suspension quill stem, with adjustable angle; 35mm Panaracer Pasela tires (amazingly they fit); double cork tape; Profile Century aerobars; everything else pretty "normal" (32 spoke Open Pro rims, all else old Campy)

It's heavy, but rides pretty nice. The USE post has quite a bit of stiction, but it still helps; the cheapo elastomer stem moves freely, but it's not a parallelogram design (simple pivot), so the handlebars dip down when hitting a bump; no big deal, though, as I'll use this bike only on the roughest sections, and possible late in the ride if I feel really beaten up, or my neck gets too sore (easy to raise the handlebars)

Dog
The missing detail, is it Celeste?????MB1
Oct 2, 2001 9:54 AM
Doug, I have endless admiration for what you are doing. I hope all goes well. Or if not that you eventually look back on it with pride.

That of course doesn't stop me from thinking anyone doing the 508 is a full on nutcase that has spent too much time head down on the asphalt ;-). Maybe someday if you are in DC we can set up a ride. We can introduce you to some of these right coast hills and fellow nuts.
of courseDog
Oct 2, 2001 9:58 AM
My old Bianchi is on the photo area hear somewhere; posted it last winter

Thanks. If I'm out that way, we'll round up HH and hit the hills.

Doug
Trust me on this, HH don't do hills. Now the tow path-maybe.MB1
Oct 2, 2001 10:16 AM
Want to do a 186 mile dirt downhill? Drops at least 680 feet as I recall-3.66 feet per mile.
concoction is rightcurious
Oct 2, 2001 10:21 AM
It probably feels like a DH bike compared to your 15lb EV2s and such.
who's crewing? anyone we know? nmSpiritual Haiku
Oct 2, 2001 9:50 AM
no one you knowDog
Oct 2, 2001 10:03 AM
Tim Coleman, Russ Freeman, Kevin Webb, and my brother, Matt.

Tim is an outstanding double century rider; he's won nearly every double in California at one time or another, plus has the course record for the Climb to Kaiser here in Fresno.

Russ is mostly a mountain biker, but does some road racing, too. Kevin did the Death Ride this year - and my brother rides a little.

My brother's helping me goes way back. When I was 15 and did 20-30 mile training runs (on foot), he'd ride along behind me on a bike carrying water and food for me. At least this time he'll be in an air-conditioned car.

Doug
so, you've been completely nuts since at least age 15? nmSpiritual Haiku
Oct 2, 2001 10:07 AM
I prefer to call it "dedicated" :-) nmDog
Oct 2, 2001 10:13 AM
A very fine line between the two! :o) -NMTig
Oct 2, 2001 10:16 AM
My wife says committed (as in I should be) :-)(nm)Len J
Oct 2, 2001 10:16 AM
Perspective - this guy makes us all look lame...Dog
Oct 2, 2001 11:55 AM
http://www.dannychew.com/

On a nuts (dedication) scale, he's a 10 and we all are still below 1.

Doug
Danny Chew also claims to be a virginMiniMe
Oct 2, 2001 12:04 PM
No thanks if that is the sacrafice you make.
If he's a 10 & I'm a 1, you gots to be a 6! (nm)Len J
Oct 2, 2001 1:31 PM