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09-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Barrettscv

Alex Stieda’s Eddy Merckx 7-11 bike on GCN

Alex Stieda’s Eddy Merckx 7-11 bike on GCN

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xHaz8iPCJOY

I enjoy this retro Merckx;
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09-25-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,717
Posted By Barrettscv

^^^^^^^ This is an excellent summary of climbing...

^^^^^^^ This is an excellent summary of climbing both as a technique and as an introduction to the mechanics involved.

I’m a heavier and older person who makes an effort to climb well. Equipment...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,074
Posted By Barrettscv

If I didn’t already have this, I’d be all over...

If I didn’t already have this, I’d be all over it. It’s the best performing bike of the era, hands down;
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07-30-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Barrettscv

Italy really has it all: incredible natural...

Italy really has it all: incredible natural scenery, historic architecture, fabulous food and generally good weather. Both my daughters spent several years in Italy, my cycling-tourist daughter is a...
07-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Barrettscv

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike....

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike. I'm sure they wished that they had access to period correct equipment that was optimized for the TdF. I'm under the impression that these bikes were...
07-29-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Barrettscv

It might make sense to do a trip that depends on...

It might make sense to do a trip that depends on the car but includes some of the best rides in northern Italy, including;

https://vimeo.com/278996876
07-29-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Barrettscv

Belgium is a great destination. Bruges, Gent and...

Belgium is a great destination. Bruges, Gent and other mid-evil towns are very scenic and interesting. The people speak English very well and don’t hesitate to be helpful. Some additional pictures...
07-26-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Barrettscv

Raising your Children correctly ;-)

My daughter, whom is always my inspiration, completed her first multi-day tour today. Departing Antwerp, she rode into Holland and then followed the Rhine river from the German border north of...
07-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Barrettscv

Bobke’s favorite bike

nice video about a bike and a builder that I admire;

https://youtu.be/9F2nNFN2PuU
06-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,680
Posted By Barrettscv

Another reliable crank is the Shimano CX50...

Another reliable crank is the Shimano CX50 Cyclocross crankset. It has 46 & 36 chainrings. A wide range of 110bcd 34t chainrings will fit the inner position. A 33 chainring from TA also fits, as seen...
06-14-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,387
Posted By Barrettscv

Great thread!. My fantasy bike collection...

Great thread!. My fantasy bike collection includes a 1989 Team ADR Bottecchia. I can enjoy this Team ADR livery Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra from 1988;
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06-10-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,316
Posted By Barrettscv

Another picture of the Spécialités TA...

Another picture of the Spécialités TA Cyclotouriste, this one is with 48 & 34 chainrings
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06-10-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,952
Posted By Barrettscv

Another Absolute Black 46 & 30 chain-ring user. ...

Another Absolute Black 46 & 30 chain-ring user.

The bike is a professional racing road frame, the same as used by Lotto-Soudal specifically for climbing and sprinting. It's Ridley Helium SLX with...
06-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,028
Posted By Barrettscv

1986ish De Rosa Professional ...

1986ish De Rosa Professional


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5b52629b_96cc_4395_96de_665276fbe249_b3c1a63e5120c123bfa69365723fec373207660b.jpeg...
05-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,334
Posted By Barrettscv

I'm installing 46 & 30 Absolute Black oval...

I'm installing 46 & 30 Absolute Black oval chainrings on my "climber" road bike. It has an 11-32 eleven speed cassette.

My gravel bike has a 46 & 33 chainring set with a 11-36 eleven speed...
05-13-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,579
Posted By Barrettscv

Relive fly-over map of today’s ride; ...

Relive fly-over map of today’s ride;

https://www.relive.cc/view/2363955957



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05-13-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,579
Posted By Barrettscv

Morning sunshine provided me with the opportunity...

Morning sunshine provided me with the opportunity for a Giro Amentea-Belmonte-Longonardi. I came across my local cycling friend again. We found the time for a few pictures;
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05-08-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,579
Posted By Barrettscv

Still got it

Every few years I visit southern Italy. My wife grew up there and has inherited a home a block from the beach in Amantea , CZ. I keep a bike there, nothing fancy: it’s a Trek Dual Sport. This rigid...
04-28-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,429
Posted By Barrettscv

It really turned into a great day! Thank you...

It really turned into a great day! Thank you David for organizing the event. The snow enhanced the scenery, see below. The sun was bright with temperatures in the 40s. The roads were about 50% dry...
04-28-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,589
Posted By Barrettscv

Ride the trainer in the basement.

Ride the trainer in the basement.
04-22-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Barrettscv

Any recreational cyclist who is doing more than...

Any recreational cyclist who is doing more than 100 miles a week is a hero in my opinion.
04-01-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,183
Posted By Barrettscv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8tV8cWeY3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8tV8cWeY3Y
03-29-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,183
Posted By Barrettscv

An e-bike is going to happen eventually

I know that a pedal-assist e-bike is in my future. I'm delaying this day by increasing the regularity of my training by using an indoor trainer. I've also added a lightweight carbon bike with a 46 &...
10-20-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,641
Posted By Barrettscv

Clement MSO: http://clementcycling.com/xplor-mso ...

Clement MSO: http://clementcycling.com/xplor-mso

size: 700x40, about 40.2mm wide
tread pattern: tightly packed small knobs for mostly dry conditions
construction: 120 tpi, flat protection...
01-25-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 57,186
Posted By Barrettscv

My 1993ish Pinarello Gavia frameset arrived from...

My 1993ish Pinarello Gavia frameset arrived from Singapore in October.
The decals are like an onionskin! However, the paint and chrome are like new. Columbus TSX!
...
Replies: 42
Views: 13,558
Posted By Barrettscv

I used SPD clips and pedals for a while with...

I used SPD clips and pedals for a while with Carbon soled shoes. It was a big improvement over my low-cost MTB shoes, but less than ideal.

The SPD cleat and pedal feels like I'm pressing on a...
Replies: 42
Views: 13,558
Posted By Barrettscv

I also switched from SPD to Look Keo and upgraded...

I also switched from SPD to Look Keo and upgraded to carbon-fiber soled shoes. Problem solved.



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