Bicycle Mechanics - Retro Help
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Ok, as this is my first post I might as well jump in with an
easy newbie type question.
I'm currently riding a 17 year old Trek with full campy Nuovo Record drivetrain.
As I would like to do regular maintenance myself can anyone recommend a good book that covers "retro" components?
Just to let you know I'm not fully a retro grouch :mad: as I also have a
serotta frame which I'm going to build with new campy (chorus or centaur depending on budget)
01-09-02, 12:25 PM
Try bicycling magazines complete book of maintenence by jim langley 4th edition. I'm 2/3 way through the book and it is excellent.
(an unrelated must read is lance armstrong 'it's not about the bike')
Thanks for the reply. I'll check the bicycling book out. Does it cover
old non indexed stuff?
I've actually read "Its Not About the Bike", got interested after my
sister-in-law talked me into doing Ride for Roses last year.
I noticed you're posts about the Classique, and what you paid for it. My frame cost about that much. If it fits (and it does appear to be a small frame) I'd keep it, who knows you might just end up doing some local races.
01-10-02, 08:36 AM
try a used book store for old cycling repair books. they usually sell real cheap. i traded the classique, got me a more practical but very nice bike i can ride to work and some other stuff.
01-10-02, 08:44 AM
Richard's Bicycle Book by R. Ballentine is widely available. Older editions in 2nd hand bookstores are good for retro stuff like freewheels , bottom brackets and friction changers. Apart from that, very little has changed.
Friction-shift drivetrains are very easy to maintain, and old Campy NR should keep running for a long time. Sheldon has some good repair advice, as well. I do advise everyone using older cranks to inspect them frequently for hairline cracks.
01-12-02, 03:45 AM
Maintain it pretty much the way you maintain the new stuff, some of the bearings are NOT standard sizes, other than that I can't think of anything special you need to know. ( I've been riding Campy NR stuff for 30 years.)
Ride Happy Ride Campy
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