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Old 08-01-2013, 09:21 PM
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D2R2 Bikes 2013

Please post a picture of your ride for Deerfield this year. I will as soon as I can get the camera to sync.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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I just found out that I can't do the ride this year...bummer. I did the last two on my IF Planet X but was planning on riding my DeSalvo this year..


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Old 08-01-2013, 11:06 PM
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:26 PM
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I just know I'm gonna like this thread!

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 PM
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With the Gaslo bottle cages!
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:46 AM
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This will make the 4th different bike I've ridden for D2R2 over the last 9 years.

She is an '89 Team Stumpjumper that is kitted out as a tribute to the '84 Specialized race team bikes. Frame is Tange Prestige tubing.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:37 AM
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The usual Redline . . .

. . . with same gearing as last year. Man, that 34-32 makes all the difference between a death march and an enjoyable day!

I'm signed up for the 100k but may go ahead to the 115.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:39 AM
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I rode this Chas Roberts last year. I'll be banding ducks in saskatchewan this year.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:50 AM
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This will make the 4th different bike I've ridden for D2R2 over the last 9 years.

She is an '89 Team Stumpjumper that is kitted out as a tribute to the '84 Specialized race team bikes. Frame is Tange Prestige tubing.
Very nice! Last time I did the D2R2 (100K in 2009, I think), I rode it on this:



I signed up back in June for the 100K. Unfortunately, I forgot to check my calendar as I realized after I took the plunge that my wife & I are heading to Wellfleet for a week the day of the event. I am debating doing the 40 mile ride and heading to the Cape after....

P.S. For gearing, I ran a 1x8, 36 chainring and a 12/28 cassette. Never walked.

P.P.S. If I do head out for the ride, I'll be on this:


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Old 08-02-2013, 06:53 AM
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For those that know nothing of the ride

A little bit about the ride and rationale for equipment choice?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:59 AM
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A little bit about the ride and rationale for equipment choice?
I am on these roads daily - with a Gaulzetti bicycle and some Challenge 23mm clinchers. There's no need to gear up (equipment) for this event.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:29 AM
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I am on these roads daily - with a Gaulzetti bicycle and some Challenge 23mm clinchers. There's no need to gear up (equipment) for this event.
Same. But you have to admit there are sections that are less awkward on wider tires. A small portion of the total ride, but I don't think I'd ride 23s on those jeep tracks up in VT.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:33 AM
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Same. But you have to admit there are sections that are less awkward on wider tires. A small portion of the total ride, but I don't think I'd ride 23s on those jeep tracks up in VT.
I have 25mm clinchers for those atmo.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:47 AM
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No "need" to gear up?
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:12 AM
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No "need" to gear up?
If you're a strong rider, a strong climber, and have good bike handling skills, then there is not really a need to "gear up."

If you, like me, are lacking in any of these areas, your ride can be made more pleasurable with wider tires, and lower gearing. I'll be on 32mm tires, and bringing a 22 - 28 low gear.

You'll see all kinds of bikes on the ride (which is part of the fun.) Everything from road bikes with skinny tires to full suspension MTBs with 2.2 inch wide tires. It comes down to your fitness and skill level, and which bike you're most comfortable with.

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