Old 11-20-18, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Clipless pedals and index shifting, for starters. A brand new Rivendell would qualify, as it is built "in the spirit".

Ya gotta draw the line somewhere, that's where they drew it.

from the Eroica site:

"NOTE: Many people have asked the reason for these rules, specifically with regards to pedals and brakes. In our opinion, aero levers and clipless pedals are the sign of modern-age cycling. Both became popular in the mid-1980s and they forever changed the look of traditional road racing bicycles. Therefore, our founding members have decided not to allow them at our events. However, at 2018 Eroica California, we have decided to allow the aero brake levers with brake cable routed under the bar tape (only the brake lever function is allowed on the levers) to encourage more people to participate. Many of our participants simply swap pedals to comply for the event and switch them back. You can read how to do this in our 'News' section of our website on the homepage. "
Uhmmm... lIRC, I bought my first set of Look clipless pedals in 86.....
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