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Had a great time on Sunday at the monthly Velo-Retro Ride in Pasadena, CA.

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Had a great time on Sunday at the monthly Velo-Retro Ride in Pasadena, CA.

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I don't know percentage, but out of 20 or so I heard from 5 or 6, so 20-25% maybe. Maybe somebody else has better info. I don't think some I talked to are even signed up, just thinking about it.
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Thanks much for the photos! What percentage of the riders said they were attending Eroica,CA?
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I don't know percentage, but out of 20 or so I heard from 5 or 6, so 20-25% maybe. Maybe somebody else has better info. I don't think some I talked to are even signed up, just thinking about it.
Hi, I rode the brown Italvega on this ride and tried to speak to most of the riders about Eroica. Roughly 20-22 riders and I believe 10 of them were going.

The husband/wife team on the Tandem will be riding the 40 mile route.
I believe the Hubbell owner (named Hubbell!) will be going.
The nicely restored Peugeot owner, Doc, will be going.
The DeRosa and owner / fearless leader Chuck, will be going.
My Italvega and myself will be going.
Scott and his Caravale will be going. He has a friend also named Scott who will be going. The Caravale has quite a story behind it.
The chrome Raphael Caminiani and owner I was working on convincing and may now go. Neat bike to take there.
The Celeste Bianchi Superleggera belongs to friend Phil from Corona and I have been working on him and fellow friend Jerry (tall red bike from some previous photos) to go. Still not sure if they will come for fun or ride too. Phil has many bikes to choose from for the ride and display.
The White Gios' owner Salvatore also has a nice Torpado Gran Premio very similar to my Italvega and I think I have convinced him to go.
Of course, Slightspeed will be going with his Raleigh Super Course already.

And I didn't speak to all but at worst 10 and at best at least 13, and likely others too. Many who weren't there this particular month are going.

So we will have a sizable group from the VeloRetro vintage ride, many of whom are BF and CR members.
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Slightspeed, you mentioned some type of device to help keep chains from either slapping the chain stay or staying on the front inner rings (for triples) so they don't execute a chain suck or lock up between the ring and the spider arms, but I forgot what the device or component is called.

Can you recall for me?
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Slightspeed, you mentioned some type of device to help keep chains from either slapping the chain stay or staying on the front inner rings (for triples) so they don't execute a chain suck or lock up between the ring and the spider arms, but I forgot what the device or component is called.

Can you recall for me?
The ones I use are called Chain Catchers by K-Edge. They come in braze on mount, or with a separate clamp. These are on my modern bikes, gold one is braze on, on a compact double, the gray one has a clamp, used on a triple, not sure what size tubes the clamp will fit. Google "K-Edge chain catcher". I'm not sure how to post links. They list for around $29, but I got these on sale. There are also cheaper knock offs on Ebay. I haven't needed them on my vintage bikes, but have them on modern bikes to protect the carbon in the event of a chain drop. Please pardon the dirty bikes.

Edit: These only work for inside chain drops.
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Thanks much for the photos! What percentage of the riders said they were attending Eroica,CA?
Joe, are you planning on going to Eroica California this year? Saw you have been to other Eroica events before.
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Sun will be out this weekend so ill be there for the ride.
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Great turn out on a hot Sunday but the ride was still on.









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Great job on the photos. Here's some of mine.





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Few more...
I hope Wilson is OK.



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Joe, are you planning on going to Eroica California this year? Saw you have been to other Eroica events before.
Sorry, Bartley, I never saw this post! I was at the first two Eroica, California's, but haven't made it to any after that. I've come to the conclusion that I'm just not a big fan of riding my road bikes in the dirt. Who knows, if they change up the venue for next year and it looks interesting, I may give it a try again.
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Great photos guys! Thanks again for posting 'em!
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I missed last month, but made it back today, July 1. Great day to ride, low 70s at the start, nearing 90 at the finish, and great ride as always. I didn't get everybody's picture, but here's a few I did get. Nice Raleigh International, beautiful gold Peugeot PX10, newly restored orange Guerciotti, and a few more, mostly new to me. For those I missed, come back, and I'll try harder next month.
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Here's a few more from Yesterday, July 1, couldn't resist the beauty shot of my 54 year friend, Legnano.

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I'm such an idiot. I got my days mixed up and was thinking July 8th was this months ride.

At least i had a productive day and cleaned out the garage.

Also made a second tier parking level for my bikes.

@Slightspeed Thanks for posting bike pics of today's ride.

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Great photos Slightsped!
Thank you, Salvatore.
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Looks like alot of fun, Nice bikes!

especially digging the Centurions!
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Great shots! Beautiful bikes! Thanks for posting!
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Great turn out today with the weather at 88.








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And holy crap that Fuso is awesome!

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