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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: 2,423,633
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...
06-09-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Oldairhead

I've got these on a couple of bikes and they work...

I've got these on a couple of bikes and they work great. On some installations however the bracket can conflict with the lower headset cup which requires a little bending and adjustment to make it...
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...
05-26-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Oldairhead

As an owner of 3 Legnano's, all with original...

As an owner of 3 Legnano's, all with original paint I say it is the right choice. Two of these were ridden in several L'Eroica events, Including:
74 Legnano Gran Premio, 2012 L'Eroica Italia long...
05-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,512
Posted By Oldairhead

Yes. ...

Yes.
https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/1972-atala-competizione-after/
05-17-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,636
Posted By Oldairhead

It's not everyday that you see a Centaur in the...

It's not everyday that you see a Centaur in the Willamette Valley!
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05-17-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,280
Posted By Oldairhead

I think that you did the right thing! Those...

I think that you did the right thing! Those spokes have held up for 40 years already and if they are undamaged they should easily last another 20. To me there is great satisfaction in completely...
05-13-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,558
Posted By Oldairhead

I gave up on waxing my chains along with the...

I gave up on waxing my chains along with the "White Lightning" chain lube products back in the early 90's. I simply chewed up too many chains, rings and cassettes on my MTB. It just got too expensive...
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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05-03-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Oldairhead

I've had good results from these guys when I need...

I've had good results from these guys when I need spokes. https://sunnyspokes.com/

Having said that old spokes can be cleaned up and re-used quite easily if they are undamaged. Oil and corrosion...
04-30-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Oldairhead

Sadly, with all of it's potential EC has been...

Sadly, with all of it's potential EC has been dying since they lost Wesley as the Event Director. Eroica survives "in spite" of the current managements lack of commitment. I miss the "old guard" who...
04-28-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By Oldairhead

I use cork pads. :lol:

I use cork pads.


:lol:
04-26-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Oldairhead

Well, the route to the lighthouse is nice and...

Well, the route to the lighthouse is nice and getting access to the lighthouse is generally not available to the public except for this weekend. It is a pretty flat route with only some gentle...
04-26-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Oldairhead

Which route are you riding? Not all of the routes...

Which route are you riding? Not all of the routes are as demanding as others.
04-02-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,916
Posted By Oldairhead

If you get a bulge or the tape comes loose then...

If you get a bulge or the tape comes loose then you are doing it wrong, and I am okay with that! :lol:
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: 2,423,633
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/
03-09-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By Oldairhead

Mine came as I'm sure yours did, nicely packaged...

Mine came as I'm sure yours did, nicely packaged in an envelope along with a letter of appreciation. I left him a good review!
03-09-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By Oldairhead

It apparently was a limited and numbered...

It apparently was a limited and numbered printing. He is on Instagram at #derosaclassic, Andrea Bonfanti. Perhaps you could inquire if there will be any more available.
03-08-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By Oldairhead

My map arrived today, shipped from Italy. The...

My map arrived today, shipped from Italy. The item is folded, quality is fair but it is not art. Still it is suitable for framing and I will do so. I feel that it is worth the money for it's...
03-08-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,120
Posted By Oldairhead

I think the term "rando bike" is often applied to...

I think the term "rando bike" is often applied to bikes that are not actually in that category. A typical randonneuring bike is used for riding brevets, and it possesses the characteristics which...
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By Oldairhead

Thanks! You saved me from watching. :)

Thanks! You saved me from watching. :)
02-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,093
Posted By Oldairhead

whoa!!!

whoa!!!
02-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,093
Posted By Oldairhead

I was searching some old threads for the...

I was searching some old threads for the definition of a franken-bike and came across this one (below) which seems to me to fit the best. Is there any new thinking on this definition?



I am...
02-15-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Oldairhead

I very much agree on the Aelle tubing, it has an...

I very much agree on the Aelle tubing, it has an excellent ride quality. Although it is a little heavier it more than makes up for that in comfort and efficiency. My 1991 Sancineto is Aelle and...
02-15-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Oldairhead

Maybe you are looking to do something like this? ...

Maybe you are looking to do something like this?
My 1991 Sancineto (https://utahrandonneur.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/1991-sancineto-road-bike/)
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...
02-04-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By Oldairhead

It is interesting that you've had such a...

It is interesting that you've had such a different experience with these pedals. I have them on several bikes and first used them on a mountain bike in 2009 where they have seen the worst of...
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,025
Posted By Oldairhead

Wow! how old are you? ...

Wow! how old are you?

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01-17-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,184
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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01-12-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Oldairhead

Just going to add that tire choice makes a...

Just going to add that tire choice makes a difference too. I get a lot more fender noise with Pasela's than I do with Gatorskins. The more complex tread of the Pasela tosses more debris into the...
01-11-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,845
Posted By Oldairhead

Do you always build bikes with complete...

Do you always build bikes with complete originality?

I presume the question is referring to bikes that were sold complete and "as sold," but for many bikes "original" is a variable. Leaving aside...
01-09-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Oldairhead

I think that while the wheels are disassembled...

I think that while the wheels are disassembled you should try and fix the deformity then it won't matter. A lot of rim damage can be mitigated with simple tools. You can gauge your progress by...
01-09-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Oldairhead

Nice job! I have not really seen any good quality...

Nice job! I have not really seen any good quality lighting with a vintage look available for purchase. It's probably too much of a "niche" market for a manufacturer to try and produce for. But, where...
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