Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday's Bike: Steve's DeRosa

Steve rides this lugged steel DeRosa Neo Primato around Wisconsin.  He built it up originally with Super Record, now it's more modern Record and Chorus.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday's Bike: A Campy-Equipped Commuter ... with Balls!

Woody uses this Campy-equipped bike to commute in Sydney's traffic.  The balls are an essential item, says Woody.  And yes, that's an older Record crankset on there.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Do You Ride After Dark? A Campy Only Survey

Do you ride after dark?  Take our latest survey and let us know!

Thursday's Bike: Kiwi Bianchi

Harris rides this nice Campy-equipped Bianchi in Aukland, New Zealand, where it's now Springtime.  Harris has been Campy Only in his cycling equipment since ... 1968!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yes, the Campy Folk Ride Bikes

Members of Campagnolo North America's staff led a ride as part of "Outdoor Demo Day" at the Interbike show. More photos and news (non-Campy) here.

Wednesday's Bike: Paul's Retro Eddy Merckx

Paul, who hails from Olympia, WA, bought this bike on eBay several years ago. He replaced some non-Campy parts and now has a great retro ride. Check out the very retro 7-Eleven team colors.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We're having a little trouble with the web site--you'll notice that a few things don't look quite right. Not to worry-we're on it and should have everything back in place shortly.

Tuesday's Bike: Arnaud's Pinarello

Arnaud set up his new Pinarello FP2 with Centaur (a great value in gruppos, in our opinion). He rides it in Amsterdam.

To see your bike here, email photos to enorris[at]campyonly[dot]com

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday's Bike: Bob's Colnago "Extreme Power"

Bob outfitted his Colnago with 11-speed and Neutron wheels. Zoom! You'll find him riding it on the roads near Roseville, CA.

Buying Campagnolo in the Downturn: A Campy Only Survey

It's been about a week, so here are the results of our survey of potential Campy purchasers. We asked if your economic situation was going to encourage you to buy more Campy products than last year, the same amount, or less. Here's what you said (click on the image to see a graph of the results):
  • 27% of respondents said they would buy MORE
  • 48% said they would buy the SAME amount
  • 24% said they would buy LESS
That makes a total of 75% would would buy as much as or more equipment than last year. Seems some things--Campy included--are immune to hard times.

Thanks to all who took part in our survey. Another survey coming soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ride Photos: Knoxville Double Century

We rode our Campy-equipped Rivendell Road on this double century yesterday. Photos from the ride are here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

See Your Bike Here!

Your bike can be famous--just email photos and a brief description to enorris [at] campyonly[dot]com

Your bike must be Campy-equipped, but from there the field is wide open. Modern, retro, mountain, cyclocross ... anything goes!

Friday's Bike: Walter's Ciocc

Walter sent us this photo from Michigan. Here's what he wrote about this very nice retro ride. Check out the back story ...

Circa '84 Ciöcc Mockba '80: restored by Assenmacher about 10 years ago and re-built with a selection of classic old-school Campy bits: Super-Record cranks & shifting mechs, Cobalto brakes & aero levers. included some interesting old-school selections for my personal taste: early aero Wolber TX-Profile rims, Mavic retro-friction shifters, and SunTour XC-Pro seatpin.

Interesting back-story: this was my first real, honest-to-goodness racing bike i owned while in college. well, the same season I got it built up to perfection in the late 80s, it was stolen from my apartment! Fast forward several years I was fortunate enough to recover the frame and fork which allowed me to bring it back to life and re-live a little of my youth!

Tomorrow's Campy Only Ride: Knoxville DC

No, not Knoxville in Tennessee -- this ride is in Northern California. 200+ miles with about 14,000 feet of climbing. We'll be on our Campy-equipped Rivendell Road, so look for us on the road between Vacaville and Clearlake. Photos and videos will be posted after the ride.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday's Bike: Bryan's Atala Special

Bryan originally bought this bike on layaway, finally working at the shop that he visited every week to bring in another $10 or $20. He recently reassembled it, with the results shown here.

Look close and you'll see some unusual bits, including a Nuovo Gran Sport rear derailleur.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday's Bike: Jeff's 70s Cinelli

Jeff is hoping for a pair of period-correct Record calipers to replace the Modolo brakes on his 1970s Cinelli, but it's an otherwise Campy Only restoration. Nice job.

If you have brakes: jefflaw [at] msn.com

Non-Campy Road Test: Sturmey Archer 8-Speed Hub

We'll be road testing Sturmey Archer's internally geared 8-speed hub in the coming months. Here's a video of the start of our test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CWAIY9RPw

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday's Bike: Robert's Bianchi 928

From Munich, Germany, comes one of Robert's fine Campy-equipped machines--this time, a Bianchi 928. Look closely, and you'll see some extra-light bits from www.tisobike.it

A Visit to Vicenza

Lennard Zinn over at VeloNews.com had a chance to visit the Campagnolo factory in Vicenza. Here's what he had to say.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday's Bike: Rich's '86 Colnago

Classic Italian steel and alloy for your Monday viewing pleasure, courtesy of Retro Rich. Email your bike's photo to enorris [at] campyonly.com and we'll post it here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday's Bike: Grant's Serotta

Grant wrote this about his Ti Serotta:
Hey there, Just thought I'd send you a pic of my Serrotta outfitted with all campy. My baby is a 1993 Serotta Ti-Road. Identical to the Ti-legend, but they changed the name shortly after. My lover, "rotta" has Campy Choros 11 speed, Campy Vento rims, Brooks team pro saddle and is the sweetest ride around. Looks pretty too :)

Just glad there are more campy crazy people like me around.

Buying Campagnolo in the Downturn: A Campy Only Survey

Is the economic downturn affecting your plans to buy Campagnolo? Take our online survey and let us know. We'll publish the results here on the Campy Only blog.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday's Bike: Claudio's Look

Claudio sent us this photo of his Campy-equipped Look 595 from his home in Italy. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We noted earlier that Campagnolo's and Fulcrum's wheels appear to be converging. To see what's up over at Fulcrum: http://www.fulcrumwheels.com/jspfulcrum/products.jsp?lang=en&world=road

When Reliability Matters: Campagnolo

British cyclist Ian Hibbell is well-know for his cycling exploits, which have taken him around the globe on two wheels. Photos of his bikes (several of which were custom-built to his specifications) are here. Look around and you'll see more than a few Campy bits--clearly the choice of the cyclist who knows he/she will be 1,000 miles from the nearest bike shop and doesn't want to worry about anything breaking!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Russell Crowe Rides ... But Not Campy

... At least, not in this video from the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Wheels at Eurobike

Road.cc reports on the merging of Campagnolo's and Fulcrum's wheel lines here.

Excerpt: "With the stickers off, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a Shamal Ultra and a Racing Zero, or a Zonda 2-way fit and a tubeless Racing 3."

Campy-Related History

Very interesting magazine article on the famous Vigorelli velodrome in Milan has been scanned for reading here. A somewhat sad look back at the history of a place that was the scene of numerous Campy-equipped triumphs.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

2010 Catalogs

The 2010 Campagnolo catalogs are now available online. We'll be taking a look and reporting on anything of particular interest ...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Hyperon and Bora Wheels

Campagnolo today announced makeovers for their Hyperon and Bora wheels. Both now come in a slightly less expensive version that features slightly less exotic materials and new graphics. Complete news here.