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#1 2012-09-14 11:41pm

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1996 TNT Pro-XL

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1996 TNT Pro-XL

My MS150 NJ City to Shore setup for 2012. 

In 2010 I decided to use BMX bikes in the MS150, as I did the MS150 on a road bike in 2003, 2004, and 2005.   Though the HWAFongdaddy (one of the other bikes I have in my bikes) made it to the end of the 2010 century, I seriously felt like crap after using it.   The bike is 30 lbs, about, and I worked on getting something lighter, and with better brakes.   When I found this Pro XL on the museum I snatched it up.   Being 1 1/8" means no headset hassle, and the canti-mounts mean using V-brakes.   The frame being light, at 4 lbs 14 oz helped.  Another plus is it is chrome.  The TNT forks, as rare as they are in 1 1/8" I got with another frame I was trying out, a Longfellow, but that frame.. is so long, real long, and the canti-mounts were cut off..
On to this TNT Pro XL
I used this bike in 2011 with a different setup.  It was more "BMX" with wider rims and heavier, time correct late 90's parts.  Now it is setup more for less light weight and speed.
In 2011 it was 25 lbs, in 2012 it was  at 22 lbs 9 oz.
2011's gearing was 41/14, in 2012 it was 44/14 for a slightly higher speed.   
I did the century ride on day one with the day two 75 mile ride.
* Frame TNT Pro XL frame with cantilever mounts.
* Fork TNT Pro race fork 1 1/8"
* Bars S&M Slam XLT bars
* Brakes/levers Shimano DX V-brake and matching lever.  Lever set to medium modulation
* Grips ODI Longnecks, cut off flanges
* Bar ends ODI plastic push in ones
* Stem Animal MR top load stem with titanium bolts
* Headset Cane Creek S30 sealed headset
* Seat Fi'xi:k Aliante VS
* Seatpost Custom made Carver titanium seatpost
* Seat clamp TNT modified to use metric 5mm head bolts
* Wheelset Shimano DX Cassette hubset, laced to Sun CR18 rims with DT stainless straight gauge spokes, 3x F/R
* Freewheel Surly 14t cog
* Chain KMC Z 410 nickel plated
* Chain Tensioners generic lollipop with the stopper part of a Hoffman old tensioner mutilated to work with the wheel all the way back
* Crankset Profile 175mm cranks with chromoly GDH spindle (gun drilled hollow)
* Sprocket Profile stock spider with Surly 44t stainless steel chain ring
* Pedals Odyssey Twisted plastic
* Tires Primo Comet Kevlar belted tires.  20x1.5 up front, 20x1.35 rear


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#2 2012-09-17 12:00am

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Re: 1996 TNT Pro-XL

Awesome bike, cdridesonly - you're going to blow everyone away!!

I'm going for a Century too but on 24" wheels and 15 gears with this thing: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mongoose/59419

Have a great Bike MS !! big_smile


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#3 2012-09-21 11:16pm

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Have a great Bike MS!  You are a LEGEND !! cool


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#4 2012-09-24 3:59pm

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Re: 1996 TNT Pro-XL

Thanks! Zeekle.


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#5 2012-09-27 6:07pm

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I'll post all the pictures I can find, and what I take here, after this coming weekend.


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#6 2012-10-01 9:07am

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The bike lasted the 175+ miles.  I didn't get much sleep and was surprised I didn't pass out waiting for others will sitting on the boardwalk.   

The first day was cloudy, cool, and probably a nice tailwind.  Second day was.. head wind, but sunny most of the ride.   

Pictures I took:

Bike numbered and ready at the Woodcrest Station for the 6:15 start group:
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At the century loop turn off (at around 9AM):
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At the center loop rest stop at about 53 miles out.  I made it to the century loop stop at 9:51AM.  It took me 3 hours 28 minutes to ride there:
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I got to Ocean City, NJ at 2PM.  The 100 miles took me 6 hours and 47 minutes:
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Parked at Ocean City, NJ:
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Some Ocean City, NJ pictures:
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Day 2 I didn't take more than just the time ridden.   I was slacking, too. but I think everyone was.  I didn't even leave Ocean City, NJ until 8AM.  I got the the Woodcrest Station finish line maybe 3 or 4PM, but that was with almost every rest stop.   Total ride time for the second day's 79 miles was 5 hours and  49 minutes.  It must of been 5 more miles just to the place I was staying overnight.
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Thoughts.

I was running 44/14 gearing.  Next time I'll gear maybe 46/14.  The average speed of the first day was roughly 17-18MpH.   No sleep, likely didn't help with this year, but the bike road nice the whole way.   

The fullface, actually didn't hurt my head or irritate me like the skate helmet did the years before.  Also since it seemed cold, with cold wind both days, it kept the ears warm. 

Comments this year were more "I'm impressed" and etc, as opposed to last year and the year before where many said "oh he won't make 20 miles." 

Next year I'm buying speakers to glue to the bars for some time occupation with a mp3 player.

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#7 2012-10-02 11:13am

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Way to go! cool

For pics, try your local Bike MS Facebook page - that's where I got my best ones - I think this is yours (NJ City to Shore?): http://www.facebook.com/CitytoShore


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#8 2013-04-02 9:28pm

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Love this story... Fantastic achievement!!!
Centuries are hard enough on road bikes let alone a BMX... This inspires me!

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#9 2013-04-03 4:35pm

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me1980bmxr wrote:

Love this story... Fantastic achievement!!!
Centuries are hard enough on road bikes let alone a BMX... This inspires me!

Thanks!   It pretty much involves daily dedication to train for the ride, and I did train plenty.   I want to be like Zeekle though, and do the RAGBRIA in Iowa every year too, but I need to get on my feet financially.   I also want to ride across country on a BMX also, but still .. money..


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#10 2013-04-17 2:12pm

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Now you got me thinking about tackling a century on a 20" BMX!
Riding across the country is wacko but I love the idea! I used to dream of doing the RAAM in my teens and was training hard for it... but then joined the Army. Long gone are my ultra marathon cycling days but  If you ever need a support crew member for a ride across the USA I might be interested.

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#11 2014-01-24 4:21pm

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Re: 1996 TNT Pro-XL

RAD defined!


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