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05-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By mech986

Spindle tapers may also not be quite as...

Spindle tapers may also not be quite as compatible between JIS and SR maybe being more ISO. The issue of the SR maybe having been used and put on/taken off a few times and may have an enlarged...
05-13-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,324
Posted By mech986

This was a promotional video done back in 2019. ...

This was a promotional video done back in 2019.

https://youtu.be/kPKnV9IDUuA

Yeah, the 2022 event didn’t live up to the organizational hype. But IMO, everything you see in the video, we saw...
05-01-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

Ready. ...

Ready.

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Entry numbers and route stamp card...
05-01-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I spoke to Amadeo (Italian representative...

I spoke to Amadeo (Italian representative responsible for all non-Italy Eroica events, traveling over 200 days/year) and a few others helping. It’s been difficult to get a lot of on-the-ground help...
04-30-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

Visited the Sensorio art installation Friday...

Visited the Sensorio art installation Friday evening with my family and nursing staff, ran into a fellow Eroica rider from San Diego. He’s actually just visiting the area with his wife and both are...
04-30-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,212
Posted By mech986

Here’s a few recent photos from the Velo-Retro...

Here’s a few recent photos from the Velo-Retro ride thread of chrome lugged frames, the Italvega (produced by Torpado) is mine.

...
04-29-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I walked the last 2-3 miles of Cypress in 2019...

I walked the last 2-3 miles of Cypress in 2019 cause I didn’t quite have the gearing or the legs left after 50+ miles, the middle section of rolling hills and gradual climbs took more than I thought...
04-26-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

yes, the Cambria weather should be mild to cool,...

yes, the Cambria weather should be mild to cool, low 60’s to one day of 70, a fair amount of wind seems to be on tap, today has 17mph winds. Thursday and Saturday appear to be gusty. Overnights...
04-21-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By mech986

I’ve had good luck for 5 speed freewheel bikes...

I’ve had good luck for 5 speed freewheel bikes using the KMC Z8.1 chain, not expensive at $13 retail, 116 links plus appropriate Missing Link connector included. I can run a 52T front/34T rear cog...
04-03-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

i agree, that large cog has a distinctive oval...

i agree, that large cog has a distinctive oval and round hole lightening pattern. I’m very familiar with the 34T large cog on the Suntour 888 Perfect or ProCompe freewheels and madscrambler’s has...
03-29-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I just checked the weather.com monthly forecast...

I just checked the weather.com monthly forecast for Cambria and Paso Robles areas, the weekly forecasts will be checked closer to the ride dates.

For April 30-May 1, here's the monthly forecast...
03-28-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I suggest expanding your caged bottle to a nearly...

I suggest expanding your caged bottle to a nearly 1 liter bottle or carry a spare bottle in your middle back pocket. It usually doesn't get very hot near the coast (typically around 68-72 degrees)...
03-14-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

Hi Aaron and Welcome!! Unfortunately, the La...

Hi Aaron and Welcome!!
Unfortunately, the La Via della Scalatore route (80.4 miles, 6400 ft of climb) does NOT have Olive oil fries (Olea Farms), only the Heroic route (107.3 miles, 8244 ft. of...
03-11-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By mech986

The one problem with taking a cog of the 6 speed...

The one problem with taking a cog of the 6 speed winner is how does the rest stay on? The last cog acts as a lock on the last 3 cogs IIRC since they are threaded. Also, I'm not quite sure the new...
03-11-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

For those just coming to this thread: If you...

For those just coming to this thread:
If you aren't already aware, Eroica California 2022, April 30-May 1, 2022 is on. Hopefully, the slowing down of the pandemic and easing of masking rules will...
03-11-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

Other photos from Velo Cambria and the Fauxroica...

Other photos from Velo Cambria and the Fauxroica 2021 rides.
https://velocambria.com/faux-eroica-followup-fotos/

If you aren't already aware, Eroica California 2022, April 30-May 1, 2022 is on. ...
03-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

Nice choice, right in the thick of things and...

Nice choice, right in the thick of things and close to all the eateries except Moonstone Beach. You'll also be right kitty corner from Velo Cambria, the newest bike shop in town with a lot of...
03-09-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

martl, I appreciate your wanting to stay fully...

martl, I appreciate your wanting to stay fully vintage. But Eroica is for all kinds of riders, be they former racers or recreational riders who want to try a challenge. We ride the roads that would...
02-14-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I have standardized on Suntour 5 speed freewheel,...

I have standardized on Suntour 5 speed freewheel, both NOS and used, for my 120mm rear axle bikes. Makes it easier to Keep track of freewheel removers too. I run a Campagnolo Nuovo Record drilled...
02-14-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I agree with the above info from bikingshearer. ...

I agree with the above info from bikingshearer. The PCH route is mostly flat with a few rolling hills, no more than 3% -4% grade coming or going EXCEPT for the PCH hill in Cambria. Depending on...
01-30-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By mech986

I have too many bike projects to be of help but...

I have too many bike projects to be of help but if you really have no motivation, obviously this project isn’t for you. I can help, let me know when and how I can take this off your hands so that you...
01-27-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By mech986

Kucharik clothing is closing today but still selling online till they run out

Sad to hear this, my first jerseys were custom made for our shop Bicycle Way in Torrance, California. Mr. Kucharik, Sr. had owned the bike shop but sold it to concentrate on his clothing business. ...
12-31-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,426
Posted By mech986

Precisely. The triplizer is easier to source than...

Precisely. The triplizer is easier to source than the Campy triple (at least in the Nuovo or Suoer Record versions of the 70’s) and can provide smaller inner cogs down to 24T on a 74 BCD. Specially...
12-31-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,426
Posted By mech986

Would suggest checking the rear axle dimensions...

Would suggest checking the rear axle dimensions for regular 120mm 5 speed, 126mm 6-7 speed or larger, then determine how many and what gear ratios you want to use. With a set of SOMA Rally cages,...
12-24-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By mech986

Happy and safe holidays to all. We are thankful...

Happy and safe holidays to all. We are thankful for our health, the much needed rains in California and PNW, and the safety of all our bike riding friends around the world.

Hope everyone has a...
09-14-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

For 2019, Wally from Wally’s Bikes in SLO was...

For 2019, Wally from Wally’s Bikes in SLO was providing support for the ride with his 66 Mustang with hand painted SERVIZIO CORSA on the side.

At Santa Rita Summit there were porta-potties, water,...
09-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

Piggyback onto Gugie’s travel plans. He has two...

Piggyback onto Gugie’s travel plans. He has two spots that opened up, or just fly/drive although maybe costly. If you were able to take the train, I could pick you up in Paso or SLO with my minivan...
09-11-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

I copied these from the Velo-Cambria link. The...

I copied these from the Velo-Cambria link. The Sunday ride looks fun but I’m not that fast nor can climb fast! Cambria “Faux Eroica” EventsFriday, September 17th 2021“Ragged Point Ride”
led by Rick...
09-01-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

I'll kick off by saying my training has been...

I'll kick off by saying my training has been fairly decent with 50-70 miles per week (yeah I know that's not much compared to many of you!), 800+ miles this year since March, a lot more hill...
09-01-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,219
Posted By mech986

Official BF Eroica California 2022 Roll Call! Apr. 29-May 1, 2022

Heh, Too soon? May as well get started and set up a placeholder thread for the newly rescheduled Eroica California 2022. Let's hope health conditions improve markedly to allow the event and us riders...
09-01-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By mech986

Agree with both of you. As far as Expansion, no,...

Agree with both of you. As far as Expansion, no, haven't heard anything simply because getting the one event held and stable has been the primary focus. I really think sans pandemic, the 2020 event...
09-01-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

See my post with the email I posted, and which...

See my post with the email I posted, and which you have received by now. Your caution paid off and I hope you'll be able to plan for Spring 2022, assuming conditions allow the event to happen with...
09-01-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

I had first concerns of this through my...

I had first concerns of this through my discussions with a number of people involved, we just weren’t headed in the right direction since the cautious optimism of the late spring. The COVID situation...
08-26-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By mech986

Meanwhile Eroica Britannia and Goodwood Racing Estate get together for their future

Hello all, while we wait for definitive word on Eroica California, I came across these articles and announcements regarding Eroica Britannia and The Goodwood Estate, home of horse racing and...
08-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

A kickstart again to this thread with a reply...

A kickstart again to this thread with a reply copied over from CR thread. Only 3 1/2 weeks away now, but still apprehensive about whether Eroica will happen or not.

Our family will be coming with...
08-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By mech986

Here is the Italvega catalog showing the Super...

Here is the Italvega catalog showing the Super Record model and 1974-76 equipment. Note the double chrome seat bands instead of the earlier single long chrome band and more pronounced wraparound...
08-15-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

Sorry to hear about all the mishaps, best wishes...

Sorry to hear about all the mishaps, best wishes to both for a safe and speedy recovery. Another LA BF member Kevin H was hit by a car in May and had ankle, hip, and bone injuries, so still off his...
08-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By mech986

Hmm, where is your location. I’m fond of brown...

Hmm, where is your location. I’m fond of brown bikes as well, have a few. Perhaps this little metallic brown with chrome accents Italian number I just picked up may pique some interest as it’s too...
07-30-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By mech986

Note, when photographic highly polished...

Note, when photographic highly polished reflective surfaces, always be sure you're wearing something. At least that's what it looks like.
07-03-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By mech986

Anyone give any thought to a possible hack into...

Anyone give any thought to a possible hack into the underlying software, or some bad actors messing with the entire site to cause confusion and chaos, just because they can, or because of other...
06-20-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

And the rest ...

And the rest

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06-20-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

More ...

More

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06-20-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

Some more ...

Some more


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06-09-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

not sure whether it’s the shooting angle but...

not sure whether it’s the shooting angle but never saw many saddles that were downward sloping per se.

here’s a few representative pics/
05-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

Last pics ...

Last pics


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05-02-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

Heh, lightspeed just pipped my post, here’s the...

Heh, lightspeed just pipped my post, here’s the rest of my pics, some duplicates of Steve’s. Chuck was not there today, we hope he’s doing
ok.

...
05-02-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 71,876
Posted By mech986

Good turnout today, 16 riders and plenty of great...

Good turnout today, 16 riders and plenty of great conversations. Overcast skies kept the temps down to low 70’s. Beantown has not yet reopened but it appears close so we stopped at the NY Pizza...
04-23-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 69,670
Views: 11,317,921
Posted By mech986

Spotted in SF CL, IMO worth it for vintage Campy...

Spotted in SF CL, IMO worth it for vintage Campy parts alone, great buy if your size, help the guy find a worthy new owner.1971 Windsor Profesional - $350 OBO (mission district)frame size: 61cm, 57cm...
04-13-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,591
Posted By mech986

Bumping this beautiful Mondia for 515, my...

Bumping this beautiful Mondia for 515, my referral didn't work out.
04-08-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,858
Posted By mech986

Well, Sept. 12, 2021 is the date for this year. ...

Well, Sept. 12, 2021 is the date for this year. Assuming all goes well and the event can be held, its well worth the effort to arrange time off if possible. Even just coming in on the Saturday for...
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