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08-07-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,594
Posted By Oldairhead

People may not realize that L'Eroica has evolved...

People may not realize that L'Eroica has evolved as an event over the years. While today it is considered to be mainly a "vintage" themed bicycling event, it began as primarily something different!
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08-05-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By Oldairhead

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08-04-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,594
Posted By Oldairhead

I hadn't seen this thread before but now that it...

I hadn't seen this thread before but now that it has reappeared I have read it through. There appear to be a lot of "experts" out there on the ethos of L'Eroica but I would be curious as to how many...
07-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,599
Posted By Oldairhead

My 1963 Girardengo "gravel bike" at the Buxton...

My 1963 Girardengo "gravel bike" at the Buxton Trestle on the Banks-Vernonia Trail in Oregon.
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07-12-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,264
Posted By Oldairhead

Here you go, but a 2008 with Campy Athena 11...

Here you go, but a 2008 with Campy Athena 11 speed is about as modern as I get!

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07-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,603
Posted By Oldairhead

Davis Double Century on an 89 Specialized Epic...

Davis Double Century on an 89 Specialized Epic Allez. It was new at the time.
Several other doubles over the years on my 1991 Sancineto.
STP on a 1998 De Bernardi.
LA Wheelmen Grand Tour, 300 mile...
06-02-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 839
Posted By Oldairhead

Very shiny! To me that is the definition of...

Very shiny! To me that is the definition of eclectic with it's unique Ritchey/Campy/Mafac/Shimano/Stronglight/Bullseye/Suntour/Brooks/Continental (what am I missing) component group! Is this a...
05-11-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Oldairhead

Petal Pedal, Silverton Oregon 5/28/22

Is anyone else from the PDX-Salem area C&Ver's going to ride this event in a couple of weeks? I will be there on my 1962 Girardengo and riding either the 50 or 70 mile route. Can you say "post ride...
05-06-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,494
Posted By Oldairhead

As a PDX'er you may be aware of the "Dalles Mtn...

As a PDX'er you may be aware of the "Dalles Mtn 60", an event that has followed this format for some time. It was a 60+ mile 40% dirt ride with no fee, no support, no leadership and no official...
05-05-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,494
Posted By Oldairhead

Wes did a great job with Eroica California and...

Wes did a great job with Eroica California and his loss is to the detriment of the event.
05-05-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,494
Posted By Oldairhead

I have done Eroica's in Gaiole, Brittania,...

I have done Eroica's in Gaiole, Brittania, Hispania as well as every pre-covid Eroica California. Even at its best (under Wesley) the California event is not run nearly as well as those European...
05-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Oldairhead

The seller is based in Italy, here is a link to...

The seller is based in Italy, here is a link to his eBay sellers page. I don't believe the French map is available yet, but if you go to his page, then click "items for sale" and then "save this...
05-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Oldairhead

Map of French cycling brands.

Derosa classic is at it again, this time with a map of French brands.

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03-21-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,218
Posted By Oldairhead

I've got a 3 speed hub that takes an 8 speed...

I've got a 3 speed hub that takes an 8 speed cassette. Pair that with a triple crank-set and what do you get? About 36 redundant gears!!!
03-18-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,599
Posted By Oldairhead

Molalla Forest Trail near Canby Oregon. ...

Molalla Forest Trail near Canby Oregon.

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03-10-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,603
Posted By Oldairhead

My 1968 Lygie. ...

My 1968 Lygie.

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https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/1968-lygie-updated/
03-06-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 984
Posted By Oldairhead

There should also be an award for lurkers with...

There should also be an award for lurkers with many years in the group but with few posts!
02-27-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Oldairhead

It should be for a thread on drum brake...

It should be for a thread on drum brake mechanism. Something like this one from Arai.
EDIT: The long stabilizing arm requires a bracket on the chain stay.

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02-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,093
Posted By Oldairhead

whoa!!!

whoa!!!
02-11-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,561
Posted By Oldairhead

I bought mine new in 2008, built with Campy...

I bought mine new in 2008, built with Campy Athena 11 speed. 19 lbs as shown with no carbon parts.

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02-06-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By Oldairhead

Map of Italian brands

Found this interesting map on Ebay Italia of the location of the major cycling players in the north of Italy. I purchased one but it may take some time to get here. This image might be a little low...
02-03-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By Oldairhead

The Wellgo wpd95b is a pretty versatile and...

The Wellgo wpd95b is a pretty versatile and reliable unit. They are fairly inexpensive and look good on vintage.

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01-17-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,174
Posted By Oldairhead

This Urago is a work in progress. ...

This Urago is a work in progress.

https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2022/01/12/1950s-urago-debutante/
01-17-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Oldairhead

FREE, Campy boxes

I've got these old boxes which are free to a good home. Local pickup or you pay for shipping, Oregon City, OR.
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01-07-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 980,119
Posted By Oldairhead

Fixed it! Here is a page from an 87 catalog...

Fixed it!
Here is a page from an 87 catalog that might help.


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01-07-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By Oldairhead

I tried tube-less on both a road and MTB many...

I tried tube-less on both a road and MTB many years ago. Fought with them for 2 years before abandoning the effort. I found them to be high maintenance and finicky and experienced problems from...
12-29-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Oldairhead

A few more! ...

A few more!
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12-28-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Oldairhead

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12-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Oldairhead

Eroica Caffe, Padova

I had the opportunity to stop in here for a cup today. I thought that I would share that with all those here. Buon appetito!
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12-28-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Oldairhead

If you email Alex at Officina Battaglin at the...

If you email Alex at Officina Battaglin at the above link he may reply. I have spoken with him several times. His father Giovanni is still active in the business.
12-18-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Oldairhead

I'd like to see the PBP article in that issue!

I'd like to see the PBP article in that issue!
12-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,523
Posted By Oldairhead

Just finished this 1968 Lygie Record Pro in a...

Just finished this 1968 Lygie Record Pro in a retro-mod style. Sorry about the garage door backdrop, it was too muddy everywhere else!
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12-13-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Oldairhead

Beautiful! Do you know what the riding weight is,...

Beautiful! Do you know what the riding weight is, sans bags?
12-11-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By Oldairhead

Is this the cracked hub thread? Here is mine, a...

Is this the cracked hub thread? Here is mine, a Campy unit that failed suddenly and spectacularly on a short climb.
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12-07-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Oldairhead

Okay, here is a follow up. I inquired to the...

Okay, here is a follow up. I inquired to the folks at Rivendell to see if someone would ask the "big guy" if he could shed light on this frame number. This is the response that I received today.
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11-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Oldairhead

So far the experts over at the BOB group on...

So far the experts over at the BOB group on Facebook agree that it was a "built in 91" as a 92 model but are confused by the rest of the number. Here is an excerpt.

"The 1 means it was made in...
11-19-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By Oldairhead

I like their products and even though their...

I like their products and even though their business model is somewhat unorthodox they have been consistent over the years. I for one am patient enough to wait for the great bags they offer. Long...
11-15-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Oldairhead

I would stop in to Bicilette Poli in Lucca. The...

I would stop in to Bicilette Poli in Lucca. The shop is in total disarray and they may not speak much English but they have lots of good stuff! It is not a shop however that just has vintage goods,...
11-15-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 2,423,599
Posted By Oldairhead

I joined merziac and his son for a ride out on...

I joined merziac and his son for a ride out on the Columbia River Trail. On our ride out to Cascade Locks we encountered several areas impacted by recent storms. Overall the trail is in a poor state...
11-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,465
Posted By Oldairhead

That is interesting cable routing, non aero/aero?

That is interesting cable routing, non aero/aero?
11-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,465
Posted By Oldairhead

Bridge of the Gods? Were you riding the CRT?

Bridge of the Gods? Were you riding the CRT?
11-09-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,465
Posted By Oldairhead

Pegoretti Palo Santo.

Pegoretti Palo Santo.
11-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,397
Posted By Oldairhead

Here is my interpretation of what you may be...

Here is my interpretation of what you may be looking to do. This is a FUN bike to ride and I use it to swoop the local bike paths. :)
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10-12-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,844
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, I would and I did recently buy a new...

Well, I would and I did recently buy a new production classic frame-set from another brand overseas. In my case the transaction included several phone calls from the owner (of this legacy marque)...
09-20-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By Oldairhead

Be very careful with linseed oil!!! Years ago my...

Be very careful with linseed oil!!! Years ago my local bike shop burned down due to the oily rags left after treating a frame with linseed oil.
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09-14-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,018
Posted By Oldairhead

Not to mention the course Marshalls for the Nova...

Not to mention the course Marshalls for the Nova part of the event. (That's me on the right). :)

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09-11-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,018
Posted By Oldairhead

Just try and get a permit for a 500+ rider event...

Just try and get a permit for a 500+ rider event in California using public roads or facilities and it will become clear as to the reasons why. Events that "fly under the radar" can and do happen but...
08-20-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Oldairhead

As long as we are seeing new Legnano badges, I...

As long as we are seeing new Legnano badges, I found these on eBay Italia.


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07-08-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,918
Posted By Oldairhead

I am somehwat partial to the Battaglin! Mine is...

I am somehwat partial to the Battaglin! Mine is number 3 of 10. :)

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07-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,322
Posted By Oldairhead

I am constantly surprised at what people will...

I am constantly surprised at what people will argue over. This thread belongs in the "I'm an expert but I wasn't really there" category!
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