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06-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 109,641
Posted By Barrettscv

The Shimano RX-600-11 Gravel crankset is an...

The Shimano RX-600-11 Gravel crankset is an excellent solution for disc brake bikes with thru-axles. Rim brake bikes with 130mm dropouts, the most common specification, might have drivetrain issues....
06-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By Barrettscv

I use the 700x30 Schwable S-One, these measure...

I use the 700x30 Schwable S-One, these measure about 32mm wide. This is the lightest and fastest tire that I trust on course rural gravel. I keep 60-80 psi, I’m 220 lbs. It’s not as comfortable as...
06-18-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,818
Posted By Barrettscv

In addition to the excellent advice from MinnMan,...

In addition to the excellent advice from MinnMan, I'll add a few points on breaking up boredom. Diversify your cycling by doing the following;

One, or more, group rides a week.
One, or more, solo...
06-17-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm using both a Raleigh Roker and a Canyon...

I'm using both a Raleigh Roker and a Canyon Endurace on gravel. The Canyon also is very fast on pavement. The Roker is fitted with 700x38 Hutchinson Override and Vittoria Terreno Dry. The Canyon...
06-16-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Barrettscv

You should be able to run a 30 or even a 32 cog...

You should be able to run a 30 or even a 32 cog with your 50, 39 & 30 triple if you use this derailleur;

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tiagra-4600/RD-4601-GS.html

the 4601-GS...
06-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,628
Posted By Barrettscv

Another reliable crank is the Shimano CX50...

Another reliable crank is the Shimano CX50 Cyclocross crankset. It has 46 & 36 chainrings. A wide range of 110bcd 34t chainrings will fit the inner position. A 33 chainring from TA also fits, as seen...
06-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Barrettscv

Absolute Black chainrings and 142mm thru-axle bikes

I'm considering Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainrings on a Shimano R7000 crankset on a bike with disc brakes and a 142mm thru-axle.

I've installed these chainrings on a 6800 Ultegra crankset in...
06-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Barrettscv

I have the 46 & 30 chainrings and this describes...

I have the 46 & 30 chainrings and this describes the noise I get on the small chainring. Fortunately, the large chainring runs quiet, but I avoid the big/big combination. I've been able to minimize...
06-14-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Barrettscv

A good excuse to carefully clean the bike and...

A good excuse to carefully clean the bike and admire the Italian craftsmanship.
...
06-14-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,061
Posted By Barrettscv

Great thread!. My fantasy bike collection...

Great thread!. My fantasy bike collection includes a 1989 Team ADR Bottecchia. I can enjoy this Team ADR livery Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra from 1988;
...
06-13-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Barrettscv

I hope the frame material was plastic, ...or...

I hope the frame material was plastic, ...or aluminum.
06-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,877
Posted By Barrettscv

Do you share your interest in cycling at work.

I'm a Sales Engineer and most of my co-workers are golfers, a few might also be joggers but almost no one is a cyclist. I'm certain that the majority of my colleagues think that only children ride a...
06-11-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Barrettscv

These are not recommended for use with a triple....

These are not recommended for use with a triple. See: https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink

If the OP wants a mega range and a triple, a nine speed Deore M950 or M951 rear...
06-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Barrettscv

I really like the ten speed 4600-GS Tiagra...

I really like the ten speed 4600-GS Tiagra derailleur I suggested earlier, I'm less impressed with any Shimano nine speed road derailleurs.

Yes, maximizing range is an interesting challenge. I've...
06-11-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Barrettscv

While precisely sizing the chain is critical for...

While precisely sizing the chain is critical for wide range applications, telling someone to just shorten the chain can cause a ride ending failure and destroy the rear derailleur. The picture is of...
06-11-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 109,641
Posted By Barrettscv

The chainline on the RX-600-11 is optimized for...

The chainline on the RX-600-11 is optimized for modern disc brake bikes with 142mm thru-axles. It's possible that this crankset will have chainline related cross-chaining issues if installed on a rim...
06-10-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,590
Posted By Barrettscv

Another picture of the Spécialités TA...

Another picture of the Spécialités TA Cyclotouriste, this one is with 48 & 34 chainrings
...
06-10-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Barrettscv

I have this 9-speed 105 on one bike. Mine would...

I have this 9-speed 105 on one bike. Mine would only take a 28, nothing larger. Do you need a cassette bigger than 11-32?

Use this tool to evaluate: Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator...
06-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Barrettscv

Hi You should be able to run a 11-32...

Hi

You should be able to run a 11-32 cassette with your 50, 39 & 30 triple if you use this derailleur;

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tiagra-4600/RD-4601-GS.html

the...
06-10-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,595
Posted By Barrettscv

Theoretically, most of the threads in 50 Plus...

Theoretically, most of the threads in 50 Plus could be moved elsewhere. This thread discusses the advantages of E-assist for 50 plus cyclists.
06-10-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 109,641
Posted By Barrettscv

Another Absolute Black 46 & 30 chain-ring user. ...

Another Absolute Black 46 & 30 chain-ring user.

The bike is a professional racing road frame, the same as used by Lotto-Soudal specifically for climbing and sprinting. It's Ridley Helium SLX with...
06-09-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,528
Posted By Barrettscv

I only have opinions about bikes I currently or...

I only have opinions about bikes I currently or previously owned. I could build a fantasy list of unobtainium, but I'd prefer to be moderately realistic.

I purchased a new 1972 red 23 inch Schwinn...
06-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,466
Posted By Barrettscv

1986ish De Rosa Professional ...

1986ish De Rosa Professional


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06-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Barrettscv

Retro vintage kit, any recommendations?

I'm noticing more sources for Retro vintage jerseys and kit. Any recommendations for https://onlinecyclinggear.com/collections/vintage-cycling-jerseys or any other marketers? I'm more interested in...
06-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm looking forward to the Saturday ride with the...

I'm looking forward to the Saturday ride with the C&V crew. The forecast looks ideal.
06-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By Barrettscv

The legendary Campagnolo moment in 1927

A good Cliff Notes summery of cycling in the 1920's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbA5iHqC6U
05-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,151
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm installing 46 & 30 Absolute Black oval...

I'm installing 46 & 30 Absolute Black oval chainrings on my "climber" road bike. It has an 11-32 eleven speed cassette.

My gravel bike has a 46 & 33 chainring set with a 11-36 eleven speed...
05-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Barrettscv

Mavic rim sale at Excell

Some C&V worthy rims;

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=Open+Pro+Tubular+CD&vendorCode=MAVIC&major=1&minor=26

https://www.excelsports.com/search/?keyword=mavic+rim
05-26-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,403
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm using Super Champion on one of two of my 1972...

I'm using Super Champion on one of two of my 1972 Paramounts. However, Weinmann wood filled tubular rims were standard OEM equipment on the race models.
05-20-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

This might (or might not) fit your needs; ...

This might (or might not) fit your needs;

https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/17/amazing-technicolor-castle-abandoned-20-years/

Castello di Sammezzano is a show-stopper, a jaw-dropper....
05-20-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,382
Posted By Barrettscv

Well, Hermes provides realistic advice, it is...

Well, Hermes provides realistic advice, it is possible to improve your VAM. I reviewed my Garmin and Strava data from this month I have the following results. Keep in mind this is on a 26 lb flatbar...
05-16-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

More food porn ...

More food porn

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05-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

A Cathedral in Salerno ...

A Cathedral in Salerno

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05-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Paestum is a 2500 year old Greek Colony settled...

Paestum is a 2500 year old Greek Colony settled in a location south of present day Salerno
...
05-16-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d38e2842_6c11_4a31_97bb_194e63d299b8_b0ddc159fe8467e48ae165b9dc09fbbe3f644709.jpeg...
05-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-16-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

If you ever venture to Calabria, Praia a Mare is...

If you ever venture to Calabria, Praia a Mare is the best place to stay and explore;
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Barrettscv

I also like using tires in the 27-32mm wide...

I also like using tires in the 27-32mm wide range. These include 700x28 Continental 4000 II, 700x30 Schwable S-One, 700x28 Vittoria Corsa and 700x25 Michelin PRO4 Endurance.

I’ve used smaller and...
05-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By Barrettscv

My gravel-bike speeds on flat gravel routes are...

My gravel-bike speeds on flat gravel routes are 3mph slower than my speeds on smooth pavement with my best road bike. My speeds on hilly routes are 5mph slower than flat routes.

But the fun I have...
05-14-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

A little food porn; ...

A little food porn;

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05-14-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,378
Posted By Barrettscv

Velo Orange has one: ...

Velo Orange has one: https://velo-orange.com/collections/seatposts/products/vo-grand-cru-seat-post-long-setback
05-13-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,378
Posted By Barrettscv

Lemonds have unusually long top-tubes and tend to...

Lemonds have unusually long top-tubes and tend to fit bigger than the seat-tube measurement would indicate. I would compare the top-tube length to that of your other bike(s). Top-tube length is the...
05-13-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,378
Posted By Barrettscv

I have one frame that is marginally too small. I...

I have one frame that is marginally too small. I used a slightly longer stem and a deeper handlebar to increase the reach slightly. Resist the temptation to move the saddle back from your standard...
05-13-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Barrettscv

Fabulous. This is my dream. I’d like to start in...

Fabulous. This is my dream. I’d like to start in southern Italy in April and see where the road goes.
05-13-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Relive fly-over map of today’s ride; ...

Relive fly-over map of today’s ride;

https://www.relive.cc/view/2363955957



..
05-13-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Morning sunshine provided me with the opportunity...

Morning sunshine provided me with the opportunity for a Giro Amentea-Belmonte-Longonardi. I came across my local cycling friend again. We found the time for a few pictures;
...
05-11-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Relive fly-over maps, worth a look! ...

Relive fly-over maps, worth a look!

https://www.relive.cc/view/2353956114?r=wa


https://www.relive.cc/view/2356511979

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05-10-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Belmonte ...

Belmonte

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05-10-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

A 15 mile ride with 1500 ft of climbing. Most of...

A 15 mile ride with 1500 ft of climbing. Most of the climbing was done in 2 miles, that’s not an exaggeration! Belmonte is one of two cliff-top hill towns in this area. Half derelict, the town exists...
05-10-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barrettscv

Nice! We enjoy the sunny weather and beaches in...

Nice! We enjoy the sunny weather and beaches in Calabria. Below are pictures of Tropea and Capo Vaticano, I expect these look very familiar :-)...
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