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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 pm 
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I wonder how strict they're gonna be with the "Retro" aspect?


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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:31 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
I had a word with Pete earlier this week and he says entries are slow but there's still several weeks to go. I will probably give him my entry next week at his jumble in Cottingham - see the thread in 'Events'.


I entered last week so hope to see you there.
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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:35 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
I had a word with Pete earlier this week and he says entries are slow but there's still several weeks to go. I will probably give him my entry next week at his jumble in Cottingham - see the thread in 'Events'.


I entered last week so hope to see you there.
Mark.

Looking forward to it. All I've got to do now is get fit enough to ride 54 very slow miles!


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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
daccordimark wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
I had a word with Pete earlier this week and he says entries are slow but there's still several weeks to go. I will probably give him my entry next week at his jumble in Cottingham - see the thread in 'Events'.


I entered last week so hope to see you there.
Mark.

Looking forward to it. All I've got to do now is get fit enough to ride 54 very slow miles!


Me too! Although I find riding very slow isn't such a challenge these days!
Any idea which of your many bikes you will be bringing?
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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Nope! It's a surprise!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 pm 
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Thanks for the heads up, now registered. Living in York have to do this (away in June so will miss the Rally) and the Howardian Hills some of my favourite riding. Haven't had a Marton food stop for number of years, so especially appealing!

Which bike ?


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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:08 pm 
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I wonder how strict the scrutineers will be? My usual choice of pedals is modern clipless ones and the only retro pedals I have are these battered old Chater Lea ones which aren't period correct for my Daccordi. I've got brand new clips and straps to use with them though so it might be worth trying to clean them up.
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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 pm 
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I'll be using my usual SPD's. I need shoes I can walk in!

But they will be black ones. My shorts will have a synthetic seat pad rather than real chamois - but I'm not going to allow anyone to have a look!

I doubt if anyone will 'scrutinise' to any major degree. It's for fun after all.


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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Paid my £25 yesterday at the jumble. Pete says he's got 30+ entries and hopes for more. Around 130 last year I think so all you indecisive ones out there - get 'em in!

Pete also says there's only one hill which isn't to steep. This leaves me with a conundrum. Do I ride older with only 44 x 24 bottom gear or ride slightly newer with 39 x 26? I can always walk whatever!


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 Post subject: Re: York retro sportive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:22 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Paid my £25 yesterday at the jumble. Pete says he's got 30+ entries and hopes for more. Around 130 last year I think so all you indecisive ones out there - get 'em in!

Pete also says there's only one hill which isn't to steep. This leaves me with a conundrum. Do I ride older with only 44 x 24 bottom gear or ride slightly newer with 39 x 26? I can always walk whatever!


Hmm, is Pete a natural climber like Bahamontes or a normal person?
My vote goes to older with the 44/24 (I'll be on 38/26)!!!

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