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10-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Barrettscv

Quick links for Campagnolo chains?

I use SRAM chains and SRAM Quick Links on my bikes with SRAM or Shimano drivetrains. I have a few 9 or 10 speed Campagnolo drivetrains on bikes. Is there a Campagnolo "Quick Link"? Maybe something...
06-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By Barrettscv

Southern Italy. I also did a triangular...

Southern Italy.

I also did a triangular shaped route of 144 miles from my home in Chicago, the furthest distance was about 62 miles I would guess.
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By Barrettscv

Sometimes I'm determined to a fault, and this is...

Sometimes I'm determined to a fault, and this is going to be one of those times. I'm going to bring my least valuable bike, a 1984-ish Trek 400 with a 3x10 Shimano drivetrain. I'm going to completely...
06-28-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,463
Posted By Barrettscv

I've always had a strong desire for later steel...

I've always had a strong desire for later steel bikes built with Columbus SLX, SPX and TSX. Not only do these bike have excellent top-of-the-line frames but the components were better than lower...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By Barrettscv

Great info in the link, Thanks!

Great info in the link, Thanks!
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, I had United frequent flyer miles I wanted...

Yes, I had United frequent flyer miles I wanted to use up. This is not intended as a touring trip, but I was hoping on bring the bike for sightseeing and exercise.
06-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
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...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By Barrettscv

United Airlines bike box limits

I'm traveling from Chicago to Milan next week. The 62 in linear box size limit on United has me stumped. Forget the wheels for now, I can put them in a separate box. I can't imagine fitting a bike in...
06-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Barrettscv

I had a chance to ride it with billydon. This was...

I had a chance to ride it with billydon. This was about 5 or 6 years ago.
06-24-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,463
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: 4,425
Posted By Barrettscv

Dress code

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I'll just leave this here
06-21-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,247
Posted By Barrettscv

I avoid using the term ďbriftersĒ. Ergo levers...

I avoid using the term ďbriftersĒ. Ergo levers for Campagnolo, STI for Shimano or integrated shifters & brake levers as a universal term.
06-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,463
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...
06-21-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Barrettscv

12 speed chains, are SRAM AND Shimano interchangeable?

I have a Specialized Vado SL 5.0 with a Shimano 12 speed cassette. Can I use a SRAM 12 speed Eagle series chain with perfect compatibility?
05-23-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Barrettscv

I only know that itís 1998 or later. The 1997...

I only know that itís 1998 or later. The 1997 model year had horizontal drop-outs
05-23-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Barrettscv

Bianchi Volpe, 135mm O.L.D?

I'm working in a Bianchi Volpe. This is a steel framed bike with cantilever brakes. It was marketed as a Cyclocross bike, but it's more of a sports/touring model.

This bike has vertical rear...
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
04-05-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,945
Posted By Barrettscv

My Tacx Flux is 4 years old and has been trouble...

My Tacx Flux is 4 years old and has been trouble free. I expect to several more years from it before it might need attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,711
Posted By Barrettscv

Ideal for commuters, I would imagine.

Ideal for commuters, I would imagine.
03-21-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By Barrettscv

I have the Vado SL 5. The water-bottle battery...

I have the Vado SL 5. The water-bottle battery extender is easily used with my model. I'm getting 40-50 miles and 3500 ft of climbing to a charge, averaging 14 mph on hilly terrain from the standard...
03-20-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By Barrettscv

I own a Specialized Vado SL 5 and I had...

I own a Specialized Vado SL 5 and I had previously built up a conversion. Even the best conversions look cobbled together with numerous wires strung up and down the downtube. Some conversions might...
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.

...
03-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

I've had a variety of rides on the Vado SL, now...

I've had a variety of rides on the Vado SL, now that milder weather is permitting dry pavement and above freezing temperatures. At first the pedal assist Vado feels like a high quality bike and not...
02-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm definitely not interested in ultimate speed...

I'm definitely not interested in ultimate speed and have no ambition to average above 25 mph unless I'm going downhill. I have a powermeter on my stationary trainer and it tells me I can produce 173...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By Barrettscv

Fabulous!

Fabulous!
01-27-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

Battery care is critical on an E-bike and I'm...

Battery care is critical on an E-bike and I'm sure replacing the battery is costly. The Vado owners manual requires the the bike to only be used from -4f to +140f. I don't think it's possible to...
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

The Specialized Vado SL 5.0 fits this criteria...

The Specialized Vado SL 5.0 fits this criteria except power assist drops out between 26 and 28 mph (45 km/hour) in the US.
01-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
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...
01-24-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

Thanks' jppe, it's always good to read your posts...

Thanks' jppe, it's always good to read your posts and opinions.
01-24-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

...and you have a longer cycling season than...

...and you have a longer cycling season than many. I have to tolerate losing some fitness every winter and then work hard to rebuild my fitness from March to June every year.
01-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,695
Posted By Barrettscv

I've been using a Tacx trainer with the Rouvy app...

I've been using a Tacx trainer with the Rouvy app for a few years. With the winter weather in Wisconsin, it's the only way to maintain fitness during the off season. The technology is interesting...
01-24-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, I love cycling and alpine skiing and I plan...

Yes, I love cycling and alpine skiing and I plan to enjoy both with moderation for the next 15 years. However, I've always been a larger than average person without any special anaerobic gift. I've...
01-23-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,270
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: 5,270
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...
01-23-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 47,296
Posted By Barrettscv

Pictures. I’ve added a Brooks C17 saddle, Ergon...

Pictures. I’ve added a Brooks C17 saddle, Ergon GP5 grips, Shimano EH500 SPD Sport pedals, Vittoria Hyper tires and some aerobars I already owned.

...
01-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,994
Posted By Barrettscv

I used the electric leaf blower on 2 inches of...

I used the electric leaf blower on 2 inches of very cold powder today. That was quick.
01-19-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
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...
01-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,994
Posted By Barrettscv

Iím in Wisconsin and I shovel most of the...

Iím in Wisconsin and I shovel most of the driveway and all of the walks by hand. Most neighbors have a service or a snowblower. Shoveling does a much better job and I control the timetable. However,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By Barrettscv

I have a very nice Trek fork from a 1979 900...

I have a very nice Trek fork from a 1979 900 model. The 900 was Trek's best bike at the time, the fork is made from Columbus SP. The frame was 25 inch and will fit 27 inch wheel, so this might fit...
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,745
Posted By Barrettscv

Not correct, the 105 and Ultegra (pictured)...

Not correct, the 105 and Ultegra (pictured) eleven speed cranks are 110 (only).

...
01-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,745
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...
01-08-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,745
Posted By Barrettscv

I had the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainring set on...

I had the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainring set on an Ultegra crankset and these can be installed on a 7000 crank. They are an option but these donít shift as well as OEM rings. Iím also not convinced...
01-08-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrettscv

The 700x30 Schwable G One Speed measures 32mm...

The 700x30 Schwable G One Speed measures 32mm wide on a 23mm external width Velocity A23 rim. These are fast performance tires that have very low rolling resistance but are tough enough for gravel....
01-08-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,745
Posted By Barrettscv

Iím using the 48/31 GRX crankset and I highly...

Iím using the 48/31 GRX crankset and I highly recommend it for disc brake bikes. This is your best option.

On a different bike, I have an 11-36 eleven speed cassette with the earlier 105 rear...
Replies: 38
Views: 10,185
Posted By Barrettscv

I have tried the Absolute Black 46 & 30...

I have tried the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainrings on an Ultegra 6800 compact crankset. I have also installed a 48 & 32 GRX crankset on my Canyon Endurace.

I was dropping the chain and have...
01-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,296
Posted By Barrettscv

I have multiple bikes that fit this description....

I have multiple bikes that fit this description. These include a 1972 Schwinn Paramount with a 53 & 42 Campagnolo crankset and a 12-24 five speed freewheel. I also have a 1984ish De Rosa Professional...
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