VeloNews managed to get a camera inside the iconic Campagnolo factory in Vicenza, and posted a photo gallery and report by Lennard Zinn.
Plenty of interesting stuff for fans of Campagnolo--check it out!
|My Quickbeam at about mile 175|
Davis DC Workers Ride 5-11-13, a set on Flickr.
Yesterday was your CampyOnlyGuy's 30th trip around the 200-mile Davis Double Century course, duly recorded in these photos and in a bunch of video that we'll be editing into a hopefully coherent whole over the next few days.
Sadly, our bike for this ride wasn't sporting any Campy gear. However, shifting was handled by Sturmey Archer (3-speed), and there is not the slightest speck of ShimaNO on it.
To celebrate my 30th Davis Double Century ride this weekend, I'll be live-tweeting all day long as I ride the 200-mile course with a group of fellow intrepid cyclists (we'll be doing the "Workers Ride," held one week before the official event on May 18).
To follow our progress around the course, use my Twitter handle: @Campyonlyguy
Or, go to http://www.twitter.com/campyonlyguy
The Workers Ride--and my tweets--will start at 5:15 a.m. Saturday morning, May 11.
Interesting to note that when I rode the Davis Double for the first time in 1983, the Internet barely existed. How times change.
In our latest CampyOnlyGuy tweet, we explore the possibility that Rivendell's Grant Petersen is in fact more than 150 years old:
Thought I would throw out this idea--I'm interested in acquiring a René Herse or Alex Singer randonneuring bicycle, and if you have one I would be open to trading my near-mint-condition Richard Sachs for your bicycle.
You can find lots of detailed photos of my Sachs here. Color is the super-bright Sachs team red with creme panels and yellow details (the photo above doesn't do it justice).
With a few exceptions, the bike is the same as shown above. The crankset is now a Chorus carbon UltraTorque, wheels are Khamsin G3s, and the saddle is a Brooks B17 Titanium. Everything is in excellent mechanical condition, ready to ride and enjoy. I can of course send any interested party the full particulars.
My Sachs is a 57cm. Your bike (if you're interested in trading) would have to be the same size or nearly so.
I'm not interested in trading frames--I'm looking for a complete bike, ready to ride a brevet series. An older bike would be OK, so long as it's not a museum piece that wouldn't be up to the stress of riding long distances.
So ... If you happen to have a Herse or Singer and would be interested in considering a trade, let's talk. I can be reached at campyonlyguy [at] me [dot] com.