[CR]It's finally mine

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From: "Ben" <b.sanford@cox.net>
Organization: Bikerider.com
To: <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net>
Subject: [CR]It's finally mine
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 7:33:01 -0400
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Marc,

Congratulation on the Raleigh. I should be a fun ride. For riding on the street, just practice somewhere flat and private first so you don't need to worry how you look. Some good pointers at:

http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

However, you'll probably want to add at least a front brake. Also the track gearing on your Raleigh (probably somewhere like 50-15) is too high for most people who value their knees to ride on the street. Somewhere around 65-75 gear inches is likely best. Smallest Campy chainring for your 151 bolt circle is a 46t I think, although TA made(s?) a 44 that will fit. 44x17 is what I use on one of my Track bikes, and 47x18 on another.

Good luck. It might make you want to replace all your other road bikes with classic track bikes.

Ben Sanford Falls Church, VA

Ben Sanford