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09-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Barrettscv

Alex Stieda’s Eddy Merckx 7-11 bike on GCN

Alex Stieda’s 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: 5,740
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.

I’m a heavier and older person who makes an effort to climb well. Equipment...
09-17-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,984
Posted By Barrettscv

Even my 64cm Serotta Nova Special X with heavier...

Even my 64cm Serotta Nova Special X with heavier Columbus SPX tubing rides very plush. My 64cm Peugeot PX10 with metric Reynolds 531 is very plush and a little too flexy.
08-20-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By Barrettscv

No one said “not riding outside “, except you.

No one said “not riding outside “, except you.
08-19-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By Barrettscv

I certainly agree that getting outside is...

I certainly agree that getting outside is important, and there are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. I'll enjoy kayaking, sailing, cycling and skiing in a balanced active lifestyle. I can enjoy...
08-18-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,542
Posted By Barrettscv

fabulous, my new hobby is less ambitious but also...

fabulous, my new hobby is less ambitious but also involves the water and wind;
...
08-18-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Barrettscv

Silva frame pumps: repairable? replaceable.

My 1972 Paramount included a Silca pump, please see the pictures below. It doesn’t produce air pressure and the main tube has a nice sized chunk missing. Can it be replaced or repaired?

...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,076
Posted By Barrettscv

If I didn’t already have this, I’d be all over...

If I didn’t already have this, I’d be all over it. It’s the best performing bike of the era, hands down;
...
08-18-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By Barrettscv

Modern trainers are ideal for strength and...

Modern trainers are ideal for strength and endurance training. The technology makes it interesting, I don’t find a 90 minute workout to be boring. I really don’t think I’m missing much by reducing...
08-18-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,542
Posted By Barrettscv

Do you apply C&V skills to other interests?

I enjoy the whole C&V ownership experience. Hunting for that unique item and hoping to find a bargain on Craigslist. Evaluating the condition of the new acquisition. Making enough basic repairs to...
08-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,915
Posted By Barrettscv

Giving up on the group rides, focusing on the trainer and trails

I good group ride is fun and can be a great motivator to increase fitness. We have a great group here in town. Some are very fast and fit, including a recreational cyclist who completed the Race...
08-04-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,922
Posted By Barrettscv

Of the 15 bikes under the roof today, 11 are...

Of the 15 bikes under the roof today, 11 are "keepers" and 3 fall under the category of "no reason to off-load". Only one bike is redundant and should be sold.

I like having three bikes from the...
07-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
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...
07-30-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Barrettscv

They used Warmshowers:...

They used Warmshowers: https://www.warmshowers.org

Warmshowers is an easy to use online network for hosts and touring cyclists. The global network of 85,000 members runs on goodwill and a ‘pay it...
07-29-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Barrettscv

Exactly. The title of the video includes...

Exactly. The title of the video includes "...utterly stupid bikes" and the availability of utterly brilliant period-correct bikes for such a long ride was probably zero. I'm certain that owners of...
07-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Barrettscv

Tires are included under mechanical loses.

Tires are included under mechanical loses.
07-29-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
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: 1,384
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 don’t hesitate to be helpful. Some additional pictures...
07-28-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By Barrettscv

I would expect then the ladies are unusually...

I would expect then the ladies are unusually tall, they are professional models. This years TDF winners were mostly climbers and not the lanky winners of the last few years.
07-28-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Barrettscv

I was thinking the same, it would be interesting...

I was thinking the same, it would be interesting to know how much faster. Certainly, a modern bike in near new condition has half the mechanical frictional loses than the museum pieces they rode....
07-28-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Barrettscv

The first thing that came to mind while watching...

The first thing that came to mind while watching the video was you on your Frejus completing the 150km Dairyland Dare. The 467km completed in France is epic, but I expect you climbed more vertical...
07-27-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Barrettscv

GCN Replicates Stage1 of the 1903 TDF

C&V taken to the extreme;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sK0bsQ7A7Q
07-27-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By Barrettscv

I have the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainings on my...

I have the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainings on my Ridley Helium which is my climbing bike. Installing the chainring set gives me a deep range for 15-20% climbs that are common enough in southern...
07-27-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By Barrettscv

I would have loved to have been there, but our...

I would have loved to have been there, but our vacation schedules didn't allow it. I was fortunate to have spent a long weekend with her in the Ardenne forest of southeast Belgium during May. I live...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Barrettscv

This is my experience also. Neither tire will fit...

This is my experience also. Neither tire will fit most road bikes equipped with short reach caliper brakes. A few, yes. Most, no.
07-26-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
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...
07-20-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Barrettscv

It's often reported that Ugo De Rosa was...

It's often reported that Ugo De Rosa was instrumental in assisting Eddy Merckx with know-how when Eddy Merckx began bicycle frame production. I can attest that the retail Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra is a...
07-14-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Barrettscv

Bob Roll is a former pro who has completed the...

Bob Roll is a former pro who has completed the Tour de France in 1986 and 1990. He has served as a commentator on MSNBC with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. He often provides "color" commentary.
07-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Barrettscv

Bobke’s favorite bike

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

https://youtu.be/9F2nNFN2PuU
07-12-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,234
Posted By Barrettscv

Time to upgrade. I've had a passion for vintage...

Time to upgrade. I've had a passion for vintage bikes, and still value the collection, but get a good modern bike and don't look back. You won't regret it. These are awesome: ...
07-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,215
Posted By Barrettscv

10 pages of comments from dozens of 50+ forum...

10 pages of comments from dozens of 50+ forum members debating the merits of the pedal assist e-bike is enough to disprove your opinion, but keep complaining, it will just increase the life of the...
07-11-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,867
Posted By Barrettscv

Thanks. I purchased the bike from the original...

Thanks. I purchased the bike from the original owner, he told me he purchased the frameset and built it up in '88, consistent with your statement. However, doesn't the "A" on the BB shell indicate...
07-09-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,867
Posted By Barrettscv

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1274/4a459049_43cc_497f_ba56_c4d3167bc458_75d8e432ca9010cd6ccedf46f407e661617c419c.jpeg...
06-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 144,219
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: 32
Views: 3,825
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: 37
Views: 5,371
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: 3,157
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: 516
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: 47
Views: 5,697
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: 763
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: 682
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: 736
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: 17,409
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: 736
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: 72
Views: 7,568
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: 817
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: 817
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: 817
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: 454
Views: 144,219
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...
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