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Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Barrettscv

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the...

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the gear range you are looking for. This eleven speed crank will work with a 10 speed SRAM drivetrain. The 36/22 is not a good match for a road...
01-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Barrettscv

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes....

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes. Since the 4 arms are spaced as pairs, the oval rings are wider where they attach to the crank arms and the ring shape is narrower between the pairs of...
01-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 40,003
Posted By Barrettscv

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the...

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the sidelines, I've purchased my first E-Bike: The Specialized Vado SL 5.0.

It comes along at a time when I'm eager to rebuild my cycling fitness. I...
01-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By Barrettscv

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently...

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently beneficial no matter how long or intense. Two intense or long days a week doesn't improve fitness but can maintain existing fitness. Three or four...
12-30-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Barrettscv

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to...

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to be a teenager again!
12-30-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Barrettscv

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will...

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will quickly learn skills the rest of us admire!
12-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Barrettscv

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the...

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the human race is courteous and concerned about fellow human beings and as long as you don't expect too much, most people are fine. The other 20% can be...
12-28-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,384
Posted By Barrettscv

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a...

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a some profit and the rest will show a loss. I've had some bikes that I've double my money on and some bikes that I gave away. I do enjoy my hobbies more...
12-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,881
Posted By Barrettscv

Time for an update; 2016 Raleigh Roker...

Time for an update;

2016 Raleigh Roker gravel bike, 2017 Canyon Endurace, 2018 Ridley Helium SLX

...
12-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Barrettscv

Unfortunately, I moved from SW Illinois near St...

Unfortunately, I moved from SW Illinois near St Louis to southern Wisconsin. My prior location is 5 hours further south. I'll have to just throw the bike in the car and drive to a network of trails...
12-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Barrettscv

Keep the blue 950 together and install the...

Keep the blue 950 together and install the drivetrain and cockpit from the red 970 onto the blue 950.
12-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 38,429
Posted By Barrettscv

Simoncini Cyclocross Special with Campagnolo...

Simoncini Cyclocross Special with Campagnolo carbon Chorus

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12-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Barrettscv

I have this derailleur. Unless itís damaged, use...

I have this derailleur. Unless itís damaged, use it and smile. Unlike the front derailleur, these are not brittle.

...
12-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,077
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, framesets prior to 1975 usually had room for...

Yes, framesets prior to 1975 usually had room for 700x32. I've fitted 700x32 on my 1971 PX10 and 700x35 on my Motobecane Grand Record. I'm currently running the made-by-Panaracer 700x32 Compass...
12-19-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,077
Posted By Barrettscv

I have the green stripe version on my Eddy...

I have the green stripe version on my Eddy Merckx. It's very grippy and has a smooth ride combined with low rolling resistance.

It’s unfortunate that Vittoria no longer makes an exact replacement...
12-16-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,235
Posted By Barrettscv

Not content with maintaining a bike collection, a...

Not content with maintaining a bike collection, a sailboat and a primary residence ... I recently purchased another item that will need some repairs and updates. Undeterred by Covid, I purchased a...
11-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,880
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, since then I've put Velocity A23 on a De...

Yes, since then I've put Velocity A23 on a De Rosa and H Plus Son TB 14 rims on a Eddy Merckx and a Pinarello.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,658
Posted By Barrettscv

Nice find. I'd keep the steel fork, unless it's...

Nice find. I'd keep the steel fork, unless it's damaged. A carbon fork won't make the bike any faster or offer any other benifit. Waterford makes a very nice fork.
05-30-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By Barrettscv

A 28mm tire will fit the rim correctly. I would...

A 28mm tire will fit the rim correctly. I would recommend the 32mm size to maintain some on-gravel versatility, and only considered using them on gravel that is hard packed. I have the prior...
05-30-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 72,200
Posted By Barrettscv

Sorry, all I can remember about cantilevers on my...

Sorry, all I can remember about cantilevers on my two vintage bikes that have cantilever brakes is that one needed a new semi custom fork and the other project was never completed. For some reason,...
04-26-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By Barrettscv

Not many C&V bikes can be called exotic and...

Not many C&V bikes can be called exotic and significant. This one is both.
04-26-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Barrettscv

This is a superb frame. The ride, handling and...

This is a superb frame. The ride, handling and responsiveness is in a league of its own;

...
03-10-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,289
Posted By Barrettscv

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on...

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on every hill.

Second, it's an election year and it's inevitable that someone will start some kind of opinionated disruption. I don't discuss politics...
03-09-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,579
Posted By Barrettscv

The opening thread does not specify and several...

The opening thread does not specify and several post mention Italy.
03-09-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,579
Posted By Barrettscv

You may not have a choice. Not only are large...

You may not have a choice. Not only are large events currently restricted in Italy, the whole country is literally on lock-down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,367
Posted By Barrettscv

I decided not to choose; ...

I decided not to choose;


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02-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Barrettscv

Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save...

Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save Jews from the Nazis

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/italy-remembers-gino-bartali-cycling-hero-save-jews-nazis
02-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,931
Views: 2,378,991
Posted By Barrettscv

Robbie Tunes and you are the only other Simincini...

Robbie Tunes and you are the only other Simincini owners I've seen;


http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll210/wildcat-bucket/ItalianCXphoto_zps424e59f1.jpg...
01-31-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,035
Posted By Barrettscv

The Copenhagen wheel uses a torque arm to...

The Copenhagen wheel uses a torque arm to transmit power, these are very common in industrial applications transmitting more than 180,000 ft-lbs of torque :...
01-30-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,035
Posted By Barrettscv

I would be very selective as to what frame I'd...

I would be very selective as to what frame I'd select for an ebike conversion. Brakes would be a top consideration. I wouldn't select a frame with cantilevers or vintage centerpulls. I'd want double...
01-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Barrettscv

Not every dictionary agrees with that definition...

Not every dictionary agrees with that definition of notoriety, most equate the term with "fame". Being a little pedantic today?

S /pɪˈdśnt∑ɪk/

caring...
01-27-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Barrettscv

This excellent documentary covers anti fascist...

This excellent documentary covers anti fascist efforts in Italy during WWII. 80% of Jews in Italy survived and anti fascist efforts played a role in saving thousands.

:...
01-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Barrettscv

Bartali

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance day I would like to emphasize the great humanity of Gino Bartali who used his notoriety to save human lives. In Agreement with Italian...
01-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,507
Posted By Barrettscv

Non-Fixie, I'm always interested in your...

Non-Fixie, I'm always interested in your expertise, especially on all things Eroica. Are triples and long arm rear derailleurs in any way officially forbidden? I understand that period correct light...
01-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,557
Posted By Barrettscv

I agree that acronyms should be explained, as you...

I agree that acronyms should be explained, as you outlined.

Torque sensing is achieved by using strain gauges, see: https://www.omega.com/en-us/resources/strain-gages . It's not difficult to...
01-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,507
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm going to be happy, but not "correct"

I love riding a fleet of vintage steel bikes, and I appreciate quality materials, design and workmanship. I don't appreciate suffering on the hills. From this point forward, all bikes will have...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By Barrettscv

I purchased this model Endurace two years ago. My...

I purchased this model Endurace two years ago. My purchase has been positive, but I'm aware that buying from Canyon is not always possible or a good experience. Canyon seems to be unable to maintain...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By Barrettscv

First decide if the model fits you and decide if...

First decide if the model fits you and decide if you have a skilled and supportive bike shop to guarantee your investment. Looking at random models of bikes is less than ideal unless you're a highly...
01-22-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,557
Posted By Barrettscv

Hi "Moe" I contacted Dave at Eco Cycles and...

Hi "Moe"

I contacted Dave at Eco Cycles and we discussed the options and services they provide for the TSDZ2. I'm planning on ordering the system with the 52v updates and battery this month. I...
01-18-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm in the midwest, and I use road shoes on one...

I'm in the midwest, and I use road shoes on one gravel bike that I have. I'll only use this bike on rides where there is zero chance that I'll be walking the bike. If conditions are muddy, highly...
01-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,570
Posted By Barrettscv

I need chrome, even if it’s just on the drive...

I need chrome, even if it’s just on the drive side chainstay. I have a fully chromed 1972 Paramount and this Pinarello Gavia gives me plenty of chrome;

...
01-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,570
Posted By Barrettscv

Iíve been a semi-focused collector. Iíve been...

Iíve been a semi-focused collector. Iíve been able to restore and ride about two dozen bikes in the last 15 years. The oldest is a 1971 Peugeot PX10. All of the bikes are lightweight race-ready...
12-24-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,274
Posted By Barrettscv

My longest climb is a route Iíve done in Italy....

My longest climb is a route Iíve done in Italy. Iíve done this route many times in the last 10 years, most recently in May of 2019. It's a climb from the sea to Cozzo Aurulo in Southern Italy. It...
12-21-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,235
Posted By Barrettscv

A gentle push on a breezy day; ...

A gentle push on a breezy day;

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12-20-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 204,394
Posted By Barrettscv

The GRX cranksets are an excellent match with...

The GRX cranksets are an excellent match with disc brake bikes like the Endurace. The chain line is about 2.5 mm further offset than the r8000 Ultegra crankset. This works with the 142mm thru-axle...
12-14-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Barrettscv

The mechanical GRX derailleur is relatively easy...

The mechanical GRX derailleur is relatively easy on the wallet. If I had Di2, I’d certainly give the Ultegra a try.
12-14-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 204,394
Posted By Barrettscv

I’ll be installing my FC-RX810 48/31 on my Canyon...

I’ll be installing my FC-RX810 48/31 on my Canyon Endurace this week. The bike now has a Ultegra R8000 50/34 with an 11-32 cassette. I rarely pedal at speeds higher than 35mph and I like the idea of...
12-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Barrettscv

FC-RX810 48/31 Crankset install

Iíll be installing my FC-RX810 48/31 on my Canyon Endurace this week. The bike now has a Ultegra R8000 50/34 with an 11-32 cassette. I rarely pedal at speeds higher than 35mph and I like the idea of...
09-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Barrettscv

Alex Stiedaís Eddy Merckx 7-11 bike on GCN

Alex Stiedaís Eddy Merckx 7-11 bike on GCN

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xHaz8iPCJOY

I enjoy this retro Merckx;
...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,794
Posted By Barrettscv

If I didnít already have this, Iíd be all over...

If I didnít already have this, Iíd be all over it. Itís the best performing bike of the era, hands down;
...
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