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    Today's Ride

    Ritchey Kyote 👍
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    Today's Ride

    Up to 34° but the cool breeze in the uplands was a relief🌞
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    Finally I’ve bought a tool for bending pipes for another 14 € and the main job was done in 5 minutes Still room for improvement, but full adjust ability given in every direction needed. There is an alu bar sewn-in the rear of the bag I bolted the rail to and the joint is sturdy When I thought...
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    As mentioned before I want to get rid of my rear panniers/racks and in addition to the saddle bag, I need a handlebar bag for my other bike (plus the frame bag of my third) so I can easily swap racks in case I should need more room for luggage. Klick-fix adaptors are plain ugly and take the room...
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    Today's Ride

    Souvenir de la route: From the corner of my eye I saw something swirl through the air, first it hit my shirt than fell on my shorts 🤮
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    The Communal Drink and Good Times Thread

    I started fishing with spinners, no idea at all and didn’t catch anything until I read a book and invested some money in the right equipment. I’ve caught so many fish, that I felt more like a butcher than a fisher and the whole family was happy when I stopped the massacre :LOL:
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    New derailleur day :) The old XT wasn’t only worn out, bent or meant for smaller seat tube angles as well. Also the first longer ride today with the Ritchey Kyote and the 800 mm feel spot-on. The DXR levers are just polished M510 Deore what puts me off somehow and for that totally overpriced...
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    Today's Ride

    Today I rode past a Giant Bikes warehouse, I don’t even know the name of the village, and shortly after that past something what looked like a former Giant salespoint from a distance and turned out to be the shop of some retrohead. At least 20 bikes in one room, Masi, Colnago, you name ito_O...
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    I've made some changes to the cockpit Call me Ritchey Fanboy but it all makes sense 😉: The original star nut was crooked and somehow I've managed to install the new one crooked as well, so got rid of it. The stem was the only reasonable one I've found with the right rise and the bars and grips...
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    Today's Ride

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    Today's Ride

    Free cherries, all you can eat (and I couldn't resist) Free range cattle, unusual in this region Fantastic weather, my right arm is sunburned
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    I've laced the B17 and it's better but needs readjustment now
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    Today I went on a 50 km shakedown ride (which was enough at 34°) and enjoyed every moment. Although I didn’t wear sandals, this is the right bike for relaxed touring in Birkenstock's. I didn’t do friction shifting for 30 years (the Gazelle is only for display 🤫) but it worked perfect. I thought...
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    Finally the pedals: Some months ago a guy sold several of them on ebay, meanwhile I regret that I’ve only bought one pair And for the luggage 🤗
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    1996 Stevens 7.6.2. Comp (1991 Koga-Miyata Terraliner Carbolite)

    The derailleur of choice Purists look away: I've decided to use some kind of flat bars for the time being, 700 mm wide 🙃
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