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05-30-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
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: 69,864
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,...
05-25-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,079
Posted By Barrettscv

So..., Is now a good time to sell a better...

So..., Is now a good time to sell a better quality restored classic in the $750 or more price range?
05-23-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,670
Posted By Barrettscv

I would guess that many of us have become solo...

I would guess that many of us have become solo riders. I might consider riding in a group again, but only if time trial rules apply.
04-26-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
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: 997
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;

...
04-22-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,079
Posted By Barrettscv

Has the demand for C&V bikes increased?

I'm reading reports that bike shops are having a difficult time keeping up with demand for bikes in the last 30 days. The lock down and a desire to avoid mass transit is putting people on bikes. Has...
04-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Barrettscv

I have both available. Both are 175mm and 48,36 &...

I have both available. Both are 175mm and 48,36 & 26. Both a vgc, low miles no scuffs or rub, PM me with your budget.

...
04-11-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By Barrettscv

Everything being equal, a wider tire can be...

Everything being equal, a wider tire can be safely used at lower air pressure and that alone will improve ride comfort. However, some tires are far stiffer than other. Typically, light weight...
04-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm running a Terreno Dry on the front and a...

I'm running a Terreno Dry on the front and a Hutchinson Override on the rear, This is a very fast combination. The Dry has the stopping and turning grip needed on gravel for faster descents. The...
03-28-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Barrettscv

WTB Campagnolo rear derailleur for a triple

I'm looking to buy a 9 or 10 speed speed rear derailleur for triple drivetrain. I'm using late Chorus 9 speed Ergo levers. The derailleur must be fully functional and cosmetics must be better than...
03-28-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Barrettscv

I can assume that these are the round top version...

I can assume that these are the round top version 9 speed Ergo lever that will work with a 10 speed rear derailleur, yes?

...
03-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Barrettscv

Campagnolo 10 speed rear derailleur compatibility

Is a Campagnolo 10 speed rear derailleur compatible with late generation 9 speed Ergo levers and a a 9 speed cassette?

I found this wiki, but I'm still not precisely clear as to what's...
03-15-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By Barrettscv

Unfortunately, De Rosa usually didn't triple...

Unfortunately, De Rosa usually didn't triple plate the chrome on the bikes.
03-10-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,670
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: 14,896
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: 14,896
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: 4,567
Posted By Barrettscv

I decided not to choose; ...

I decided not to choose;


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03-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,670
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm probably a solo rider this spring...

...and maybe this summer. Just saying.
03-04-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 146,115
Posted By Barrettscv

This might be old news; "In 2019, Race Day...

This might be old news;

"In 2019, Race Day Events purchased the assets of Dairyland Dare and 2020 will be the first year the race will be under this new management. Dairyland Dare is an addition...
02-12-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Barrettscv

On a good day I’ll use the following to channel...

On a good day I’ll use the following to channel my inner Miguel Indurain. €100,000 not required

...
02-12-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Barrettscv

Only €100,000

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02-08-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm 99% convinced that the 2x9 Chorus system on...

I'm 99% convinced that the 2x9 Chorus system on the bike currently is a later 9 speed model, it features the "Carbon BB System" script on the Ergo levers, see the picture below;

...
02-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Barrettscv

From 2x9 Chorus to 3x9 Veloce

What components are compatible? I have a 2x9 Campagnolo Chorus drivetrain currently installed and I have a complete 3x9 Veloce drivetrain. Will the 2x9 Chorus Ergo levers work with the Veloce 3x9...
02-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
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
02-07-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 191,080
Posted By Barrettscv

I've installed a 48/31 Shimano GRX chainset on a...

I've installed a 48/31 Shimano GRX chainset on a disc brake bike, my Canyon Endurace. I've also installed a 46/30 Absolute Black oval chainring set in my Ridley Helium SLX. I used a Shimano Ultegra...
02-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 2,273,120
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;


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02-03-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes the 14-15 is odd. These normally have a...

Yes the 14-15 is odd. These normally have a progression to additional tooth count on the larger cogs, since the ideal interval is logarithmic, but the 14-15 doesn't work as a half step.

My 1972...
02-02-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 146,115
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm also interested in the TOMRV ride which runs...

I'm also interested in the TOMRV ride which runs up and down the Mississippi river valley. I have heard about it from friends who rave about it.
01-31-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,663
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: 75
Views: 4,663
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...
01-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,663
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm ready to use an electric assist road bike on...

I'm ready to use an electric assist road bike on those days when I want to ride for an hour or two but when I'd like to avoid suffering on the hills. I expect that these rides will supplement my...
01-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
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 /pɪˈdænt·ɪk/

caring...
01-27-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
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: 817
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,478
Posted By Barrettscv

1986ish De Rosa Professional for $350 plus...

1986ish De Rosa Professional for $350 plus shipping, see: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1084028-de-rosa-super-prestige-restoration-project.html
...
01-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
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, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By Barrettscv

Stunning aesthetics with retro-mod drivetrain,...

Stunning aesthetics with retro-mod drivetrain, bravo!
01-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,015
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...
01-25-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,015
Posted By Barrettscv

The controller that Eco Cycles is providing with...

The controller that Eco Cycles is providing with the TSDZ2 has 9 power levels, all of which are responding to the torque sensor in the bottom bracket. The power levels are adjustable. If the system...
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Barrettscv

The Rally is scarce and desirable. I agree that...

The Rally is scarce and desirable. I agree that $120.00 is possible.
01-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm using the 700x32 Compass Stampede Pass. It's...

I'm using the 700x32 Compass Stampede Pass. It's a blonde tanwall tire with a supple & lightweight construction and a nearly slick tread. Just be sure it will fit. The Panaracer Gravelking is...
01-24-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
Posted By Barrettscv

This is all very true. Half step gear progression...

This is all very true. Half step gear progression dictated the interval between chainrings and cogs. A 53 & 49 chainring set worked best with a 14-16-18-21-24 (tel:14-16-18-21-24) cluster. Increasing...
01-23-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
Posted By Barrettscv

What rear derailleur are you using?

What rear derailleur are you using?
01-23-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
Posted By Barrettscv

Actually, anyone can place multiple votes

Actually, anyone can place multiple votes
01-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm all over the range, from largest chainring...

I'm all over the range, from largest chainring installed to the smallest outer chainring;

1972 Paramount (correct & original) 53 & 49 with a 14-24 five speed freewheel

1986ish De Rosa...
01-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,160
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: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Barrettscv

Assuming that the frame is damage and defect free...

Assuming that the frame is damage and defect free and the paint is above average for a high-end bike of this vintage, It should be worth $600 (if you're a skilled and patient seller). The brakes are...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
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: 1,463
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...
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