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Old 03-15-18, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mech986 View Post
A lot depends on whether you'll ride typical narrow tires but at least 25-28 wide to cope with the non-paved section. Many, assuming you have side and top frame / fork clearances, choose 32-35 mm wide clinchers with gumwall tires from Compass, Soma, Panaracer, Tufoor similar. Using less pressure but more air volume, at 50-60 psi, sometimes less, the tires feel good, roll just as fast, and in most cases, roll over puncture debris rather than suffer flats, YMMV. Cost is not inexpensive but in this case, you just might get what you pay for.

If running tubular, a limited choice of gumwalls but still available in 25-28. Many like good Tufo rim tubular tape but still a lot of adherents for gluing. The vintage look says gumwall,tan, beige sidewalls.
Wheels are tubulars. I do have extra 6-speed wheels (clinchers, Mavic MA2's) that I might run, but the Paramount has some sweet 5 speed wheels. I went through the last of my $15.00 each tubies I bought in France when I visited family (durability=cost about 3 weeks a tire...haha) I do have some Tufo's on my other bikes, but they are black. Anyway, I will get some quality "tan" walls if I run that wheelset.

My rear is using a Regina Oro 14-17 and my SR cranks are 44-55 (memory, I'll see my bikes tonight)- so I am going to see what gearing I can get away with on the rear. I suspect that I can run a 14-23/14-24 without any issues on my 1981 SR rear derailleur.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
My rear is using a Regina Oro 14-17 and my SR cranks are 44-55 (memory, I'll see my bikes tonight)- so I am going to see what gearing I can get away with on the rear. I suspect that I can run a 14-23/14-24 without any issues on my 1981 SR rear derailleur.
FWIW I've used a freewheel with a 28 tooth big cog on both a NR and a Zeus SR copy with no problem and I had a wider spread on the crank. You do have to pay attention to the chain length though.
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FWIW I've used a freewheel with a 28 tooth big cog on both a NR and a Zeus SR copy with no problem and I had a wider spread on the crank. You do have to pay attention to the chain length though.
Thanks! I will do a chain re-do. Hopefully my rear is dished for 126 so I can run one of the 6 speeds I have around. All my 5 speed freewheels are straightblocks. Funny thing, I rode a 44/17 up hills way steeper and longer than anything on the Eroica route.....................in 2000
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Let us know if you need a 42T to fit the NR/SR crank. Not sure you'll ever need the 55T on the Coastal Route - you should not exceed 35 mph!
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Thanks! I will do a chain re-do. Hopefully my rear is dished for 126 so I can run one of the 6 speeds I have around. All my 5 speed freewheels are straightblocks. Funny thing, I rode a 44/17 up hills way steeper and longer than anything on the Eroica route.....................in 2000
I've done a lot of stuff like that....

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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Wheels are tubulars. I do have some Tufo's on my other bikes, but they are black. Anyway, I will get some quality "tan" walls if I run that wheel set.

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I had good luck with Tufo dry plus 32 cx tires, if you can fit them.

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Originally Posted by mech986 View Post
A lot depends on whether you'll ride typical narrow tires but at least 25-28 wide to cope with the non-paved section. Many, assuming you have side and top frame / fork clearances, choose 32-35 mm wide clinchers with gumwall tires from Compass, Soma, Panaracer, Tufoor similar. Using less pressure but more air volume, at 50-60 psi, sometimes less, the tires feel good, roll just as fast, and in most cases, roll over puncture debris rather than suffer flats, YMMV. Cost is not inexpensive but in this case, you just might get what you pay for.

If running tubular, a limited choice of gumwalls but still available in 25-28. Many like good Tufo rim tubular tape but still a lot of adherents for gluing. The vintage look says gumwall,tan, beige sidewalls.
Just don't run Challenge Paris Roubaix's. This photo from the first CA Eroica after the ride. Really glad I did not see that before the last big descent into town.......

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Yikes on that tire!

Cleaning the Paramount up right now. Current setup is 44/54 and 13-19.

Bike was just a little dusty, sitting in the office. Right pedal has a worn race, so I'll probably pull an Ofmega set from another bike.

Going to change out old bar tape, but other than that, it's ready to go.

Looks like my oldest brother is going to ride on an Olmo, he just registered too.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Yikes on that tire!

Cleaning the Paramount up right now. Current setup is 44/54 and 13-19.

Bike was just a little dusty, sitting in the office. Right pedal has a worn race, so I'll probably pull an Ofmega set from another bike.

Going to change out old bar tape, but other than that, it's ready to go.

Looks like my oldest brother is going to ride on an Olmo, he just registered too.
44-19?

I think I'd rather run that tire than those gears!
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Just don't run Challenge Paris Roubaix's. This photo from the first CA Eroica after the ride. Really glad I did not see that before the last big descent into town.......

I've had the same issue with A. Dugast Pipistrellos, Vittoria Corsa CX Squadra Profs, and Challenge Paris-Roubaix tubulars. I'm certainly not going to suggest staying away from A. Dugast tires. The Vittorias were rather old and I'm not sure how well they'd been stored. The defective Challenge tire was quite new and I was surprised that it had started to come apart from the casing. I applied some Barge cement under the rubber and went on to use that tire until the tread wore out. I've put thousands of miles on different P-Rs without problems. I can understand your wanting to stay away, but I've mostly been pleased.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Yikes on that tire!

Cleaning the Paramount up right now. Current setup is 44/54 and 13-19.

Bike was just a little dusty, sitting in the office. Right pedal has a worn race, so I'll probably pull an Ofmega set from another bike.

Going to change out old bar tape, but other than that, it's ready to go.

Looks like my oldest brother is going to ride on an Olmo, he just registered too.
Well, young or old, if you do a lot of biking in the mountains around Santa Barbara, Ojai and Santa Ynez valley, and have no problem with those gears, then more power to you! Personally, I'd grab at least another freewheel with a 24 or 26T big cog, and switch out the 44 for a 42. I mean we are to suffer, but not suffer that bad!

What is your brother's name, is he also in SB?, Which bike is he using, and which route will you both be riding?

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44-19?

I think I'd rather run that tire than those gears!
My legs and knees hurt just thinking about it.

Gaucho777, are you going to Eroica as well?
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If you can squeeze a 6 speed on that Paramount, a 13-21 would look very proper. In 2016, there was a guy I saw throughout the day without arm warmers or a jacket. He probably had a racing cogset too but I didn't notice.
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Well, young or old, if you do a lot of biking in the mountains around Santa Barbara, Ojai and Santa Ynez valley, and have no problem with those gears, then more power to you! Personally, I'd grab at least another freewheel with a 24 or 26T big cog, and switch out the 44 for a 42. I mean we are to suffer, but not suffer that bad!

What is your brother's name, is he also in SB?, Which bike is he using, and which route will you both be riding?



My legs and knees hurt just thinking about it.

Gaucho777, are you going to Eroica as well?
Believe me, I am going to source a 24! I do have some 42 chainrings in my stash. I was just saying what my bike had on it "at the moment" haha.
My brother's name is Marc B.
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Gaucho777, are you going to Eroica as well?
Sadly, I'm not going to be able to make it this year. I did Eroica CA a couple years ago and will definitely be back, but, alas, not this year.
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Sadly, I'm not going to be able to make it this year. I did Eroica CA a couple years ago and will definitely be back, but, alas, not this year.
Next year then. We'll send Davester or bikingshearer back with some Olive oil.
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Maybe. Maybe the peculiarized PX10. I'll probably decide the night before I leave home!
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Originally Posted by mech986 View Post
Next year then. We'll send Davester or bikingshearer back with some Olive oil.


Well, I do plan to pick up a bunch of Olea Farms olive oil. Good stuff, and I like supporting one of the ride's sponsors.
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I'm looking forward to the Eroica event in April!

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I am glad that there are others that are equally as stoked as I am about this event. My non biking friends don't get it! And , yes the Olea stop is incredible the tea and fries make that nasty gravel uphill worth it. Plenty of ride after to work off the grub!! Joe
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Just ordered a pair of the Vittoria 1976 (Look 3 bolt) with quill cleats. MY shoes from BITD were Dettos, but sadly, they are long gone.

I wear a size 43 typically, so when I get them I will post if they are true to size etc.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Just ordered a pair of the Vittoria 1976 (Look 3 bolt) with quill cleats. MY shoes from BITD were Dettos, but sadly, they are long gone.

I wear a size 43 typically, so when I get them I will post if they are true to size etc.
I'm excited about your shoes
A while back, their www listed the 1976 available in a wide version and I contacted everyone I could that seemed connected to Vitoria and no one would respond. I'm hopeing you wear a wide and your new shoes fit.
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I am glad that there are others that are equally as stoked as I am about this event. My non biking friends don't get it.
Sadly, a lot of my cycling friends don't get it either, even the ones I've known since the '70s. They adopt the new technologies and don't look back.
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Sadly, a lot of my cycling friends don't get it either, even the ones I've known since the '70s. They adopt the new technologies and don't look back.
If everyone got it and showed up, I'd probably stay home.
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The weather last year was a chilly start (around 38 degrees, and warmed up to the mid seventies). One trick I used was to take a FedEx envelope and stuff it in my jersey. Worked pretty good! I recommend wool, if you don't have it yet. Kucharik sells some very good merino wool arm and leg warmers. Works wonders. I also got a wool jersey from Oregon Cycle Wear. It's the bomb, and very reasonable.

I'll be back this year, for sure.
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