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Old 10-20-22, 07:01 PM
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Hello all,

I'm planning on attending Eroica California 2023, which will be my first eroica of any kind. I'm fortunate enough to have four pre-1987 light weight road bikes and I'm curious which bike you'd suggest I bring.

The four bikes date from 1985 to 1987, yes a tight grouping, but there are interesting differences between them. All my bikes are reclamation projects with mostly original bits or era correct replacement parts. Ultimately they all ride about the same and have similar gear. So I guess the question really is which one would be the most fun to bring. Which one would be more interesting to other people, a better conversation starter maybe?

The choices are:
1985 Pinarello Record
1985 Vitus (aluminum "glued and screwed")
1986 Faggin
1987 Romic (a fairly rare American made bike)

I'm happy to share photos and details if anyone is interested.

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Old 10-20-22, 08:08 PM
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I'd vote for the Romic just because I'd like to see it, but really you might be happiest with the one that will take the widest tires. Also, depending on your age and level of fitness, you may appreciate the bike with the lowest gears.
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^^^What he said.
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I'd recommend whichever one can fit 28's most effectively, which rules out the Vitus. After that, if all the other three steel frames are equal, the Romic will draw the most attention by those in the know, while the Pinarello will get the most looks by general riders. There are some steep hills with gravel, and Kiler can be rough depending on the year. Your priorities are [1] relatively wide tires, [2] low gears, and [3] solid brakes for coming down into Cambria. Not necessarily in that order -- of equal importance.
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Weíre not interested in photos of any bikes you would consider riding in EroicaCa
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Thanks for the warm reception

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Weíre not interested in photos of any bikes you would consider riding in EroicaCa
Thanks for the warm reception and the good info. Now that you've let the camel's nose under the tent you may never get rid of me.

But then again maybe you will. When's registration for Eroica California '23? I'm seeing a registration for some Eroica starting a couple days ago, 10-20-23. If that's not it when would you expect it to happen? Does the ride fill up quickly?

Now that we got that out of the way, More about me. I'm early 60's, decent shape. I'm nothing special on a bike but competent group rider. Raleigh, NC, where I live, ain't flat, but we dont have mountains either. I've been collecting and riding retro for 15 years or more.

Fyi all four of my pre-1988 bikes have 52-42 cranks, and at least a 26 if not a 28 big cog in back. They will all take 25 mm wide tires, not sure yet about 28s.

Did someone say photos?


1987 Faggin, original mix of Mavic, Gipiemme, and Suntour.
I had to bring this one back from the dead. It spent too much time in sunny LA, a bit too close to the shore. Lots of rust. I generally done repaint, but had to in this case. Runs out really well now and probably fits me better than the others. Wont take 28s.


1987 Romic, 531 Reynolds, built as a tri. All original, mostly Shimano 600.
Bought from the original owner a year ago. Great condition and all original. I've switched out the saddle and stem/bars/brake levers (pictured), to replace the wacky 3TTT "Scott" tri-aero bars. Shifting is indexed. Rides great but a bit heavier that the other bikes. Haven't tried 28 wide tires yet.

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And the last two "options":


1985 Vitus. Mostly Campy Record
My most recent discovery. Had to clean it up a bit, but mostly original. I've only ridden a couple times but I'm pleasantly surprised what a nice ride it is. The Simplex shifters are probably the best I've ever used. Breaking is not good. I've switched out the Modolo Equipe brake calipers, put in one pair of Kool Stops, but I think the real problem is the anodized rims. Probably the lightest of the bunch and fits me pretty well. Haven't tried 28 wide tires yet, but mespenhiede suggests, it doesn't look like they'd work.


1986-ish Pinarello Record. All original Campagnolo Record
This bike was quite the find. All original down to the cables, chain and maybe the tires. A bit of surface rust and a few nicks, but overall really nice shape. I've switched out the saddle, wheels, stem/bars/brake levers/cable housing/cables with very similar parts. I wanted to keep all that original stuff intact but also ride the bike. Rides really nicely, but a tad small for me. Might be as light as the Vitus. Might take 28 wide tires. Both this Pinarello and the Vitus share the same Campy Record drive train, and also share the annoying habit of the chain getting stuck between the chain rings when shifting. Any insights on that?
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If you’re coming, 25s are plenty. (I’m serious). 42-24 is the lowest I’ve used so far and in Sept. 2023 EroicaCa? This is the year I clear all the climbs with that low gear. (Will be 65 y.o. then.)
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Old 10-22-22, 11:28 PM
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1987 Romic, 531 Reynolds, built as a tri. All original, mostly Shimano 600.
Bought from the original owner a year ago. Great condition and all original. I've switched out the saddle and stem/bars/brake levers (pictured), to replace the wacky 3TTT "Scott" tri-aero bars. Shifting is indexed. Rides great but a bit heavier that the other bikes. Haven't tried 28 wide tires yet.
I can assure you 28 Paselas will fit in the Shimano 600 brakes. I just built an 85 Centurion for my BIL with this setup. Also, Shimano offered a long cage version of this RD, which will handle up to a 34t cog.




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Originally Posted by Paintking View Post
And the last two "options":


1985 Vitus. Mostly Campy Record
My most recent discovery. Had to clean it up a bit, but mostly original. I've only ridden a couple times but I'm pleasantly surprised what a nice ride it is. The Simplex shifters are probably the best I've ever used. Breaking is not good. I've switched out the Modolo Equipe brake calipers, put in one pair of Kool Stops, but I think the real problem is the anodized rims. Probably the lightest of the bunch and fits me pretty well. Haven't tried 28 wide tires yet, but mespenhiede suggests, it doesn't look like they'd work.


1986-ish Pinarello Record. All original Campagnolo Record
This bike was quite the find. All original down to the cables, chain and maybe the tires. A bit of surface rust and a few nicks, but overall really nice shape. I've switched out the saddle, wheels, stem/bars/brake levers/cable housing/cables with very similar parts. I wanted to keep all that original stuff intact but also ride the bike. Rides really nicely, but a tad small for me. Might be as light as the Vitus. Might take 28 wide tires. Both this Pinarello and the Vitus share the same Campy Record drive train, and also share the annoying habit of the chain getting stuck between the chain rings when shifting. Any insights on that?
Chains stuck between the rings may be because the chain is too narrow but I'm no expert. Just want to welcome you to the forum. Like you, I had a lot of questions about what bike I 'need' for the event. Eroica CA 2022 and L'Eroica XXV were my first two ever. It turned out for me, it is not the bike, it is the ride, the preparation and the people. Once you get rolling all that all is forgotten and what's left is you and your bike grinding away and most likely you get to meet some very nice people If you're a purist, you need to ride narrow tire (25mm max or even tubular), DT shifter, toe clips and non aero brakes. Hard to be pure with modern helmet, wider tires, flat pedals, triples etc.... Moral of the story, don't sweat it, bring what resembles a vintage bike and what enables you to ride most of the route safely without walking. Hard to turn heads since there will be a lot of exceptional looking bikes people bring to the event. Bring your small bike(s) because i'm have hard time finding cool bikes my size
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The choices are:

1987 Romic (a fairly rare American made bike)
I'm currently restoring a 1977 Romic, and it's definitely in the current running for my 2023 Eroica bike...yours looks nice; is that the X-100 Road? I'll echo what others have said: big tires, plenty of gears. 2 water bottles would help. My 1977 Romic and 1979 Centurion Pro Tour can both take up to 35c tires, though I was perfectly fine on 28c this past spring.

Here's a sneak peak of one potential 2023 Eroica California ride: my '79 Centurion Pro Tour. I recently picked up a Deerhead/600EX FC-6206 triple crankset, and I'm seriously considering installing it to match the early XT Deerhead FD/RD combo. Plus, there's something odd about the Pro Tour geometry where it really wants very specific cadences to match its speeds, and doesn't handle gear gaps as well as other bikes out there, so I'm hoping that a triple paired with a tighter cassette will improve the overall ride characteristics. I love the 86bcd SR Apex as a wide-range double, so that'll head over to the Romic.


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I just took advantage of the early bird deal and I haven’t even thought about what bike I am riding. All I know is that whichever bike it is , I will have a blast. I am hoping now that it is in September , that the wind won’t be as bad as it was this year. I am hoping for a fantastic turn out so this event can continue.
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September 7th 2023. Plenty of time to get it right. Fingers crossed.
thatís Sept. 17, 2023, unless youíd like to come 10 days early to complete your training. Come to think of it, thatís not a bad idea or way to spend a long vacation.
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New thread for Eroica California 2023

Eroica California 2023 - Sept. 17, 2023 in Cambria, CA
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To those who rode or registered for the 2022 Eroica California Classic event, you should have received an email thanking you, some commitments on improvements, and offering a super early bird registration for only $90, IMO, a pretty good deal if you plan on going in 2023.

So check your emails and spread the word about the event for next September.
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Per EC website, 2023 event registration for first early rates opens on November 7, 2022.

Registration Eroica California 2023EROICA CALIFORNIA CLASSIC

Registration Period:
7th November 2022 - 31th December 2022 $130.

1st January 2023 - 30th August 2023 $150

31th August 2023 - 13th September 2023 $200

Please note: Students and active Military personal or Veterans : Register for $100, no period.

REGISTER NOW

NOVA + CLASSIC

Registration for Nova Eroica California ( Sep.16th ) and Eroica California Classic ( Sep.17th), 220$ The NOVA ride is being held Saturday, the day before the Eroica Classic California event, so everyone has a chance to ride both events! This is all a part of the new Eroica California Weekend, a chance to bring together more fun and ideas and the best US edition yet.

https://eroica.cc/en/california/regi...ica-california
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I also got the invite for the 90 bucks registration but when I logged in today there is no option to register anymore, only a coupon registration and the Eroica dinner. Does anyone else got this or is this just me? Thanks
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I just took advantage of the early bird deal and I havenít even thought about what bike I am riding. All I know is that whichever bike it is , I will have a blast. I am hoping now that it is in September , that the wind wonít be as bad as it was this year. I am hoping for a fantastic turn out so this event can continue.
I've signed up as well. I've had four surgeries since May, the last being on Oct. 13th, so the bike and route will depend on how fast I can heal and then train. My last real ride was on Aug. 6th, so I'll have my work cut out for me. I'm currently waiting for the skin graft donor site on my thigh to heal. It's in the excruciatingly painful period now.
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I've signed up as well. I've had four surgeries since May, the last being on Oct. 13th, so the bike and route will depend on how fast I can heal and then train. My last real ride was on Aug. 6th, so I'll have my work cut out for me. I'm currently waiting for the skin graft donor site on my thigh to heal. It's in the excruciatingly painful period now.
Brad, wish you a speedy recovery. I guess September will give you more time to heal and train. Hope to see you in September.
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I've signed up as well. I've had four surgeries since May, the last being on Oct. 13th, so the bike and route will depend on how fast I can heal and then train. My last real ride was on Aug. 6th, so I'll have my work cut out for me. I'm currently waiting for the skin graft donor site on my thigh to heal. It's in the excruciatingly painful period now.
Best wishes from me too. Hang in there.
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I also got the invite for the 90 bucks registration but when I logged in today there is no option to register anymore, only a coupon registration and the Eroica dinner. Does anyone else got this or is this just me? Thanks
Matthias.
i have the same issue. Please visit this link for the latest.
Eroica California 2023 - Sept. 17, 2023 in Cambria, CA
Hope to see you in September.
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Brad, wish you a speedy recovery. I guess September will give you more time to heal and train. Hope to see you in September.
My thoughts exactly on the September schedule. I'll have to do some long rides in the Texas heat, but I'm used to it.

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Best wishes from me too. Hang in there.
Thanks! Just gotta get past this part, then I should be good to go. The surgeries are on my scalp, so it'll be probably January before I can ride outdoors. Until then, it's Zwift (if I can stop having connection issues).
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Hope to see you in September.
I'll see you there. This time I'll start on time, whichever route I choose.
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Brad, I hope the pain eases soon. It’s a bummer to be off the bike and then have to get back into conditioning. I’ve only had a few times that required staying off the bike and it ain’t fun.
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Brad, I hope the pain eases soon. Itís a bummer to be off the bike and then have to get back into conditioning. Iíve only had a few times that required staying off the bike and it ainít fun.
Thanks! The last surgery was the 21st Iíve had in the last ten years, most involving skin cancer on my scalp. Recovering fitness after surgery is old hat at this point, though, this is the longest Iíve been off the bike so far. The last one was the 7th attempt in a year to reconstruct my scalp after it stopped healing due to the radiation treatments Iíve received.
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