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06-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By Barrettscv

I attempted to use my gravel bike on gnarly...

I attempted to use my gravel bike on gnarly mountain bike trails but gave that up. I could cover the ground without peril, but it wasn't my idea of fun. However, on rural gravel roads and any kind of...
06-24-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,456
Posted By Barrettscv

1993-ish Simoncini Cylocross Special

Another Columbus Steel Italian, this one is CROMOR. The Simoncini Cyclocross Special has an ovalized top tube with rear derailleur and brake cables along the top of the top tube for easy portage. The...
06-21-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By Barrettscv

Dress code

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I'll just leave this here
06-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,456
Posted By Barrettscv

1994-ish Pinarello Gavia

This Pinarello Gavia probably had 8 speed Ergo levers originally. She currently features 2x10 Veloce Ergo levers and derailleurs with Chorus brakes and crankset. The tubing is Columbus TSX and the...
04-11-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Barrettscv

France to promote trading clunkers for ebikes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-france-bicycles/trading-clunkers-for-electric-bikes-france-moves-to-offer-financial-incentive-idUSKBN2BY0PB
03-19-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,903
Posted By Barrettscv

I've used Map-my-Ride to help find routes is...

I've used Map-my-Ride to help find routes is rural Italy, with excellent results;

: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/409214538
...
03-19-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Barrettscv

I would start with 2x10. I had a 1x10 drivetrain...

I would start with 2x10. I had a 1x10 drivetrain on my Soma Double Cross. I used an 11-32 cassette with a 44t chainring. It was good enough on flat routes but I found myself walking the steepest...
03-18-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,903
Posted By Barrettscv

I've enjoyed some exotic locations and it's...

I've enjoyed some exotic locations and it's possible to scout out any destination with tools like Map-my-ride and Google Earth. So yes, I plan my rides.

...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By Barrettscv

Fabulous!

Fabulous!
01-25-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,140
Posted By Barrettscv

Some people I would definitely lend a bike to....

Some people I would definitely lend a bike to. Most people, no.
01-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,269
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, I expect that for the next 10-15 years I'll...

Yes, I expect that for the next 10-15 years I'll be splitting my miles between the e-bike and the regular road bikes I own. I'm lucky to know several high mileage cyclists who are almost 10 years...
01-23-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,269
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM...

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM flat bar is insufficient. However, the add-on grips and aero bars I'm now trying might not stay. What would be ideal is e-bike brifters with the 12...
01-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,269
Posted By Barrettscv

I've seen the future and I'm ready

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the sidelines, I've purchased my first E-Bike: The Specialized Vado SL 5.0.

It comes along at a time when I'm eager to rebuild my cycling fitness. I...
01-19-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,871
Posted By Barrettscv

I’m using the 42 tooth Red Clover triplitizer...

I’m using the 42 tooth Red Clover triplitizer middle chainring on my Stronglight model 93 crankset. I wanted a gearing range appropriate for hills and gravel of Eroica, so I installed a 46 tooth...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Barrettscv

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the...

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the gear range you are looking for. This eleven speed crank will work with a 10 speed SRAM drivetrain. The 36/22 is not a good match for a road...
01-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,743
Posted By Barrettscv

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes....

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes. Since the 4 arms are spaced as pairs, the oval rings are wider where they attach to the crank arms and the ring shape is narrower between the pairs of...
01-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 47,282
Posted By Barrettscv

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the...

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the sidelines, I've purchased my first E-Bike: The Specialized Vado SL 5.0.

It comes along at a time when I'm eager to rebuild my cycling fitness. I...
01-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,873
Posted By Barrettscv

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently...

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently beneficial no matter how long or intense. Two intense or long days a week doesn't improve fitness but can maintain existing fitness. Three or four...
12-30-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By Barrettscv

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to...

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to be a teenager again!
12-30-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By Barrettscv

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will...

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will quickly learn skills the rest of us admire!
12-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Barrettscv

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the...

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the human race is courteous and concerned about fellow human beings and as long as you don't expect too much, most people are fine. The other 20% can be...
12-28-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,461
Posted By Barrettscv

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a...

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a some profit and the rest will show a loss. I've had some bikes that I've double my money on and some bikes that I gave away. I do enjoy my hobbies more...
12-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 36,494
Posted By Barrettscv

Time for an update; 2016 Raleigh Roker...

Time for an update;

2016 Raleigh Roker gravel bike, 2017 Canyon Endurace, 2018 Ridley Helium SLX

...
12-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,477
Posted By Barrettscv

Unfortunately, I moved from SW Illinois near St...

Unfortunately, I moved from SW Illinois near St Louis to southern Wisconsin. My prior location is 5 hours further south. I'll have to just throw the bike in the car and drive to a network of trails...
12-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By Barrettscv

Keep the blue 950 together and install the...

Keep the blue 950 together and install the drivetrain and cockpit from the red 970 onto the blue 950.
12-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 47,872
Posted By Barrettscv

Simoncini Cyclocross Special with Campagnolo...

Simoncini Cyclocross Special with Campagnolo carbon Chorus

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12-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Barrettscv

I have this derailleur. Unless itís damaged, use...

I have this derailleur. Unless itís damaged, use it and smile. Unlike the front derailleur, these are not brittle.

...
12-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,340
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, framesets prior to 1975 usually had room for...

Yes, framesets prior to 1975 usually had room for 700x32. I've fitted 700x32 on my 1971 PX10 and 700x35 on my Motobecane Grand Record. I'm currently running the made-by-Panaracer 700x32 Compass...
12-19-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,340
Posted By Barrettscv

I have the green stripe version on my Eddy...

I have the green stripe version on my Eddy Merckx. It's very grippy and has a smooth ride combined with low rolling resistance.

It’s unfortunate that Vittoria no longer makes an exact replacement...
12-16-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,213
Posted By Barrettscv

Not content with maintaining a bike collection, a...

Not content with maintaining a bike collection, a sailboat and a primary residence ... I recently purchased another item that will need some repairs and updates. Undeterred by Covid, I purchased a...
11-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,858
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, since then I've put Velocity A23 on a De...

Yes, since then I've put Velocity A23 on a De Rosa and H Plus Son TB 14 rims on a Eddy Merckx and a Pinarello.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,099
Posted By Barrettscv

Nice find. I'd keep the steel fork, unless it's...

Nice find. I'd keep the steel fork, unless it's damaged. A carbon fork won't make the bike any faster or offer any other benifit. Waterford makes a very nice fork.
05-30-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,596
Posted By Barrettscv

A 28mm tire will fit the rim correctly. I would...

A 28mm tire will fit the rim correctly. I would recommend the 32mm size to maintain some on-gravel versatility, and only considered using them on gravel that is hard packed. I have the prior...
05-30-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 76,057
Posted By Barrettscv

Sorry, all I can remember about cantilevers on my...

Sorry, all I can remember about cantilevers on my two vintage bikes that have cantilever brakes is that one needed a new semi custom fork and the other project was never completed. For some reason,...
04-26-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By Barrettscv

Not many C&V bikes can be called exotic and...

Not many C&V bikes can be called exotic and significant. This one is both.
04-26-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By Barrettscv

This is a superb frame. The ride, handling and...

This is a superb frame. The ride, handling and responsiveness is in a league of its own;

...
03-10-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,910
Posted By Barrettscv

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on...

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on every hill.

Second, it's an election year and it's inevitable that someone will start some kind of opinionated disruption. I don't discuss politics...
03-09-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 19,223
Posted By Barrettscv

The opening thread does not specify and several...

The opening thread does not specify and several post mention Italy.
03-09-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 19,223
Posted By Barrettscv

You may not have a choice. Not only are large...

You may not have a choice. Not only are large events currently restricted in Italy, the whole country is literally on lock-down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,779
Posted By Barrettscv

I decided not to choose; ...

I decided not to choose;


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02-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Barrettscv

Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save...

Italy remembers cycling champion who helped save Jews from the Nazis

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/italy-remembers-gino-bartali-cycling-hero-save-jews-nazis
02-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 2,605,855
Posted By Barrettscv

Robbie Tunes and you are the only other Simincini...

Robbie Tunes and you are the only other Simincini owners I've seen;


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01-31-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,613
Posted By Barrettscv

The Copenhagen wheel uses a torque arm to...

The Copenhagen wheel uses a torque arm to transmit power, these are very common in industrial applications transmitting more than 180,000 ft-lbs of torque :...
01-30-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,613
Posted By Barrettscv

I would be very selective as to what frame I'd...

I would be very selective as to what frame I'd select for an ebike conversion. Brakes would be a top consideration. I wouldn't select a frame with cantilevers or vintage centerpulls. I'd want double...
01-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Barrettscv

Not every dictionary agrees with that definition...

Not every dictionary agrees with that definition of notoriety, most equate the term with "fame". Being a little pedantic today?

S /pɪˈdśnt∑ɪk/

caring...
01-27-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Barrettscv

This excellent documentary covers anti fascist...

This excellent documentary covers anti fascist efforts in Italy during WWII. 80% of Jews in Italy survived and anti fascist efforts played a role in saving thousands.

:...
01-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Barrettscv

Bartali

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance day I would like to emphasize the great humanity of Gino Bartali who used his notoriety to save human lives. In Agreement with Italian...
01-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,665
Posted By Barrettscv

1986ish De Rosa Professional for $350 plus...

1986ish De Rosa Professional for $350 plus shipping, see: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1084028-de-rosa-super-prestige-restoration-project.html
...
01-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,938
Posted By Barrettscv

Non-Fixie, I'm always interested in your...

Non-Fixie, I'm always interested in your expertise, especially on all things Eroica. Are triples and long arm rear derailleurs in any way officially forbidden? I understand that period correct light...
01-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,614
Posted By Barrettscv

I agree that acronyms should be explained, as you...

I agree that acronyms should be explained, as you outlined.

Torque sensing is achieved by using strain gauges, see: https://www.omega.com/en-us/resources/strain-gages . It's not difficult to...
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