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03-10-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
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: 12,048
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: 12,048
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: 3,995
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: 704
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: 7,628
Views: 2,160,489
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: 71
Views: 3,052
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: 71
Views: 3,052
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: 704
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: 704
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: 704
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: 6,617
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...
01-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,617
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: 667
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: 667
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...
01-18-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
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: 1,211
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: 1,211
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: 50
Views: 2,707
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: 167
Views: 9,030
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: 177,626
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: 975
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: 177,626
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: 975
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: 397
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;
...
09-25-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,102
Posted By Barrettscv

^^^^^^^ This is an excellent summary of climbing...

^^^^^^^ This is an excellent summary of climbing both as a technique and as an introduction to the mechanics involved.

Iím a heavier and older person who makes an effort to climb well. Equipment...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
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;
...
07-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Barrettscv

Italy really has it all: incredible natural...

Italy really has it all: incredible natural scenery, historic architecture, fabulous food and generally good weather. Both my daughters spent several years in Italy, my cycling-tourist daughter is a...
07-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By Barrettscv

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike....

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike. I'm sure they wished that they had access to period correct equipment that was optimized for the TdF. I'm under the impression that these bikes were...
07-29-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Barrettscv

It might make sense to do a trip that depends on...

It might make sense to do a trip that depends on the car but includes some of the best rides in northern Italy, including;

https://vimeo.com/278996876
07-29-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Barrettscv

Belgium is a great destination. Bruges, Gent and...

Belgium is a great destination. Bruges, Gent and other mid-evil towns are very scenic and interesting. The people speak English very well and donít hesitate to be helpful. Some additional pictures...
07-26-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Barrettscv

Raising your Children correctly ;-)

My daughter, whom is always my inspiration, completed her first multi-day tour today. Departing Antwerp, she rode into Holland and then followed the Rhine river from the German border north of...
07-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Barrettscv

Bobkeís favorite bike

nice video about a bike and a builder that I admire;

https://youtu.be/9F2nNFN2PuU
06-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,185
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...
06-14-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,093
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;
...
06-10-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,986
Posted By Barrettscv

Another picture of the Spťcialitťs TA...

Another picture of the Spťcialitťs TA Cyclotouriste, this one is with 48 & 34 chainrings
...
06-10-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 177,626
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...
06-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,621
Posted By Barrettscv

1986ish De Rosa Professional ...

1986ish De Rosa Professional


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05-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,712
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...
05-13-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
Posted By Barrettscv

Relive fly-over map of todayís ride; ...

Relive fly-over map of todayís ride;

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



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05-13-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
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;
...
05-08-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
Posted By Barrettscv

Still got it

Every few years I visit southern Italy. My wife grew up there and has inherited a home a block from the beach in Amantea , CZ. I keep a bike there, nothing fancy: itís a Trek Dual Sport. This rigid...
04-28-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,963
Posted By Barrettscv

It really turned into a great day! Thank you...

It really turned into a great day! Thank you David for organizing the event. The snow enhanced the scenery, see below. The sun was bright with temperatures in the 40s. The roads were about 50% dry...
04-28-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,840
Posted By Barrettscv

Ride the trainer in the basement.

Ride the trainer in the basement.
04-22-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Barrettscv

Any recreational cyclist who is doing more than...

Any recreational cyclist who is doing more than 100 miles a week is a hero in my opinion.
04-01-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 36,120
Posted By Barrettscv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8tV8cWeY3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8tV8cWeY3Y
03-29-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 36,120
Posted By Barrettscv

An e-bike is going to happen eventually

I know that a pedal-assist e-bike is in my future. I'm delaying this day by increasing the regularity of my training by using an indoor trainer. I've also added a lightweight carbon bike with a 46 &...
07-03-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
Posted By Barrettscv

Trek Domane.

Trek Domane.
10-20-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,583
Posted By Barrettscv

Clement MSO: http://clementcycling.com/xplor-mso ...

Clement MSO: http://clementcycling.com/xplor-mso

size: 700x40, about 40.2mm wide
tread pattern: tightly packed small knobs for mostly dry conditions
construction: 120 tpi, flat protection...
01-25-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 63,119
Posted By Barrettscv

My 1993ish Pinarello Gavia frameset arrived from...

My 1993ish Pinarello Gavia frameset arrived from Singapore in October.
The decals are like an onionskin! However, the paint and chrome are like new. Columbus TSX!
...
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