Your Trusty Steed: Post - What you are riding on CO 2007?

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Postby Force 5 Robert » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:52 am

Now is the time to post about checking out your trusty steed before embarking on the ride. Remember all to:

Check brakes (attachment to the bike and also pads)
Clean / lube chain
Wheels for true
Check headset
Check all bolts
Lube cables
Check tires for cuts, etc


Ahhh I love the ritual of giving the bike a once twice three times over before rides - this one in particular. :)
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Postby mstevens » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:24 pm

And now that the bike is ready, the other key essentials:
Helmet
Gloves
Shorts
Jerseys
Socks
Shoes
Sleeping bag & pad

Anything else is fluff! Are we there yet?

Oh, yeh, and for some of us: the tent... :lol:
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Postby ColoRamb » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:58 pm

I'll be riding a 2006 Rivendell Rambouillet, "pimped" out with Brooks leather saddle, rack, english saddle bag, fenders (Yes! fenders!) and customized Brooks leather mud flaps (For those Oregon rains). Add triple chain ring gearing and touring geometries and you have a recipe for all day comfort and style!! LOL
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Postby Force 5 Robert » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:16 pm

ColoRamb wrote:.... fenders (Yes! fenders!)...


Ahhhh nice. If you have time once in Portland, you can swing by River City Bicycles and check out the ultimate fender bling - their line of wood fenders.

rivercitybicycles dot com - then do a search for "wood fenders"

BLING!

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Postby MarbleMtn » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:38 pm

Someone on the forum has said "steel is real" and I agree. I have a steel frame blue & silver Lemond Zurich. A very sweet ride.

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Postby David R » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:52 pm

Steal is real, yea, real heavy and real spongy. Try bamboo, its just as heavy and just as spongy but it absorbs road vibration better.
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Postby ColoRamb » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:54 pm

Now there is a stunning combo...A bamboo bike with wood fenders!!! Sure to stand out in the sea of carbon/ exotic metal bikes! (Yawn) :D
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Postby davek » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:53 pm

http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x92/ ... ike001.jpg
http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x92/ ... ike003.jpg
Steel IS the real deal, a couple more coats of wax and I'll be ready. Not bad for an 8 year old bike with over 15K miles, this will be it's 9th CO.
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Postby ColoRamb » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 pm

Sweeeet! That's a gorgeous bike!
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Postby Force 5 Robert » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:03 pm

ColoRamb wrote:.....a recipe for all day comfort....


Ahh yes, post #1 has the ultimate comfort recipe.

8)
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Postby ColoRamb » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:50 am

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/ ... C01331.jpg

Still lugged Steel- vindication will come. Just you wait.
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Postby dougnlis » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:04 am

[quote="Still lugged Steel- vindication will come. Just you wait.[/quote]

Vindication may well come for your choice to mount the fenders for this ride! CO 18 was pretty rare for the ride to cross the Cascades and not find significant rain. And of course last year's day six would have been a little less miserable if the water had been coming from one less direction!

As for the bike, beauty and function are their own vindications. Can you ride it without grinning yet? My Rivendell will be making its tenth CO appearance since 1996 and still reminds me why I love the sport.
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Postby ColoRamb » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:46 am

:D still grinning :D ear to ear. They really have gotten it right. Is your Rivendell a custom or one of their models? Hard to go wrong either way! 8)
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Postby dougnlis » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:01 am

My Rivendell came before the "custom" distinction, made in the Waterford factory. Way underpriced because Grant was still in the start-up phase.
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Postby mattmeskill » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:10 am

I'll be riding my 2006 Specialized Allez Sport. All white. Triple chain ring. Probably kinda dirty, unfortunately. CCC will clean it up for me.
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