Hi CampyOnlyGuy.I've just started following your blog, so maybe I missed it. I would love to see a description of the bike you are riding. I'm in the process of restoring a vintage bike for randonneuring and the biggest issue I am having is the gearing. Most campy gears are for racing so the rear cogs are small and the derailleurs are short cage. I need a large rear cog for climbing. How are you gearing your bike?ThanksBruce
My randonneuring bike is a 1997 Rivendell Road. Mostly Chorus/Centaur equipment. I have it set up with a 50/34 compact UltraTorque crankset and a 13-29 9-speed cluster. That gives me a good range of gears and a fairly low bailout (30x29). This might not work if you're looking for a vintage look--you may want to track down a Nuovo Record triple crank and a Rally rear derailleur.
Thanks for the response. I have the Nuovo Record triple 52-42-30, and I want to keep it as a freewheel so I don't have to spread the chainstays. I'm going to try a 5 speed 14-30 cog set. I will keep looking for a rally RD. Glad you had a great brevet