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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)

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.

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.

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

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

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