Rider:
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Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Club Affiliations: DFW Commuters
Hill Country Randonneurs
Houston Randonneurs
Lone Star Randonneurs
FWBA - Fort Worth Bicycling Association
Member Since: September 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2022 Miles Traveled: 0
2022 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 64,384 miles
History:

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My first road bike is/was a Bianchi Sport model. I rode that and still have it. In 2004, I bought my first bike with "bling". My '02 Pinarello Prince. A very nice bike I am never hesitant about riding. Later that year, I decided to take advantage of the late season liquidation sales and picked up a second Prince. This time the SL version. Slicker forks and seat stays but basically the same bike. This bike has a stiffer feel to it and can get a little harsh on rough roads.

In August of 2008, I killed my 2002 Prince. After a conference call with GPGottlieb and SloJim, I decided to give the folks at Lynskey Performance a call. The result is my latest bike. The 2008 R320. Very nice!

I started riding with a club in 2005 and have had several nice experiences with this group. There are some people that really like to ride.

(Finishing up the century route on the 2006 Leakey Death Ride...not dead yet!)



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Bicycles
click to enlarge 2008 Lynskey R320
Road bike
Description:  Ordered on 8-14-08. Titanium frame with Full Campy Record(from the 2002 Prince donor bike).

Reynolds Ouzo Pro Fork, Chris King headset, FSA carbon seatpost, Phil Wood Bottom Bracket, Mavic CXP33 32 hole rims with Campy hubs, Speedplay X2 pedals, Easton EC90 Carbon bars and a Brooks Team Professional saddle. The latest piece of Speed Weaponry is the cargo rack I installed, quite handy and it doesn't slow me down at all! I just installed some "stem cap aerobars" made by a company named Jtek Enterprises. It uses a Thomson 4 bolt stem with a modified stem cap to receive the bars. Pretty slick and pretty slippery through the air.


Lifetime Odometer: 13,188.4 miles

click to enlarge 2005 De Rosa Neo Primato
Touring Road bike
Description:  I love Italian geometry and this will make a nice addition to the stable.
  • I got a carbon fork with Chris King crown race and star nut already in place.
  • I rebuilt the Campy right hand shifter to handle 10 speed shifting.
  • 11-28 cassette received and installed
  • 10 speed front derraileur already attached. Rear derrailleur installed along with the 10 speed double crankset.
  • Brooks Flyer saddle

I have yet to decide on pedals since Speedplays don't do too well if they get muddy. We'll see.

After riding this bike loaded in back it has some issues I have yet to resolve. The front end likes dancing. I will have to get a fork with more rake. I don't like dancing.

Lifetime Odometer: 462.2 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Pinarello PrinceSL
Road bike
Description:  
I built this one. I ordered all the parts and set it all up late in November, 2004. It is a 58cm frame, a little smaller than my other one the differences were neglegible with a few tweaks. It is equipped with 2005 Campy Record controls and derailleurs, 2005 Chorus crank and cassette as well as a Phil Wood bottom bracket. I also have a Schmidt SON lighting system for the really long rides. So far, this bike has about 20000+ miles on it since November of '04. It has 35 centuries on it in 2006.

Scene from the Leakey death Ride 2006


photo: Greg Phillips


Lifetime Odometer: 21,244.5 miles

click to enlarge 2002 Pinarello Prince
Road bike
Description:  
I bought this bike in April of 2004. It was lightly used by a fellow in NYC with about 800 miles on it. It is a 59cm frame with Campy Record components. Over the period I have owned it, it has been a bike with a double chainring, a bike with a triple chainring and now it's back to a double once again.
This model bike has always been known to have a headset that is a little suspect to go out prematurely and it is proprietary. Time to dis spell the myth: These bikes use an easily obtained bearing available from any bearing house costing around 17.00 for the entire set (2). You can buy either: 6806Z or 6806RS. Either will work just fine. I just changed mine and it took all of 10 minutes. total cost: about 1/2 the price of a new chain.

This bike is a little easier on the body than the SL. It has a slightly more forgiving ride. It is not quite as stiff as the SL.



Lifetime Odometer: 20,673.7 miles

click to enlarge 1998 Schwinn Mesa GSX
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  
Frankenbike: This bike gets the nod on afternoon rides around the local park system and an occasional romp on a club ride as well. It is funny to see the looks on the faces of people when ya show up with such a bike to do a century. :-)
  • Shimano Deore LX M58 175mm 26-36-48t triple (Hollow-techII) Crankset

  • SRAM x9 Shifters

  • SRAM x9 Rear Dérailleur

  • Shimano Deore Front Dérailleur

  • Shimano Brakes and Levers

  • SRAM 9 speed chain.

  • SRAM 11-34 steel cassette
Very good for climbing all day long in Talimena.


Lifetime Odometer: 7,543.7 miles

click to enlarge 1991 Bianchi Sport
Road bike
Description:  
My Bianchi. It was my first bike of adulthood, not one of the toys that I had as a teenager. It was also my introductory bike since the world changed somewhere back a few years ago. Parts on this bike cost more than entire bikes I had as a kid. Enough with that. 58cm frame with Campy Chorus components. Steel machine and rides very smooth but dang it is heavy to drag around once the pavement is no longer flat. Nowdays, it has relegated to nothing more than a trainer bike. ...wait a minute, I have dicided to start riding this one at night. It is the perfect bike for that. I have over 1100 miles in this one in 2005 mostly night miles. It has done 1 century this year.


Lifetime Odometer: 12,837.7 miles
No planned events for 2022

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