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What’s the last consumer good you purchased that’s been in continuous production for over a half century?
What’s the last consumer good you purchased that’s been made in the same city, by the same company, under the ownership of the same family, for over a half century?
In 1953 Ferrari had been producing road-going cars for 6 years – the LP record was 5 years old. The Chevrolet small-block V8 was still two years away.
Note: Yes, Campagnolo is ceasing production of the wheel dishing tool after this year. Also gone is the famous "peanut butter" crank bolt wrench, another icon of Campagnolo's golden era.
Thanks to Campy Only contributor Mike McGary for this item.
Thanks to Campy Only contributor Mike McGary for this item.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
As would be expected, Campagnolo's impending official release of their long-awaited electronic shifting system has sparked a flurry of articles online. Here's one from Bike Europe. We'll post links to others as well in the coming days.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Campagnolo and 7-Eeven ruled the roost when the bikes were first built. Both are still around, of course, although it's been a while since we've seen such nice bikes with the Murray name on them.
Campy Only contributor Mike McGary spotted these at a bike shop in Green Bay, IL. He writes,
"Here’s something you don’t see every day. A couple of historic bikes I came across at Green Bay Cycles in Winnetka, IL. Larry had these in the basement of his shop. Not one but two 7-11 Team “Murrays” ( built by Serotta I believe). The inner bike was Davis Phinney’s team ride and the outer bike was made for the 84’ LA Olympic Road Race, for an unknown team member. Of course fully decked out with Super Record ."
More photos after the jump ...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Well, it's November 7, the day on which Campagnolo was scheduled to officially unveil their electronic gruppo. And that they have done, but in a Steve Jobs-like moment, they basically said, "But wait, there's one more thing ..." That one more thing was a second electronic gruppo--yes, there will be Super Record EPS and Record EPS versions, which Campagnolo says are slightly lighter than ShimaNO's electronic ensembles.
Click below for excerts from the VeloNews online story:
Found this blogger who took the concept of jewel-like components to the next level. Read their blog post here.
So far, Lennard Zinn, VeloNews' tech guru, isn't seeing some key features that he thinks Campagnolo should build into the electronic gruppo. Read his article here.
In case you haven't seen it, you should check out Bicycling Magazine's recent profile of Campagnolo, "The Italian Job." It's a very detailed, warts-and-all examination that asks the question, Can Campagnolo Survive? Check out the article to see what they conclude.
Company head Valentino Campagnolo with the cart used by father, Tullio Campagnolo.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Are you a fan of Campagnolo? Can you write ... well? Maybe take a photo or two?
If so, we'd like to talk to you. We're looking for articles about Campagnolo equipment--news, road tests, travel, etc.--and we can offer you the exposure provided by this blog and the Campy Only web site.
Email us: enorris [at] campyonly [dot] com for more details.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
22 years ago, Southern California rider Chuck Bramwell started a challenge series: the California Triple Crown. The rules were simple--complete at least three double centuries in one year and you became a Triple Crown finisher. The next year, the counting would start again.
Your humble CampyOnlyGuy took up the challenge that first year (1990), kicking off an unbroken string of CTC finishes. Blazing heat, freezing cold, pouring rain ... even illness tried to stop us, but we rode on. And 22 years later, we're still going strong. No other rider has completed every single CTC season.
The CTC season will begin for us again in February with the Camino Real Double Century. Come back to this blog for photos and reports.
Campagnolo is launching a new concept for retailing its clothing line, a "store in a store" that will debut later this year in Holland. We received this press release today:
World’s first CSW shop-in-shop, own magazine and renewed website
Campagnolo Sportswear (CSW) signed the contract with specialized cycling shop Egbert Egberts from Borger for the first shop-in-shop in the world at the latest Bike Motion Benelux. In November starts the renovation, followed by an official opening at December 9.
The CSW shop-in-shop will have a prominent place in the store. The design is stylish Italian and by using indirect lighting and clever presentation and storage options, the clothing is presented to its best advantage. The whole concept is tailor made by Eddy Bouwmans of De Interieur Makers (DIM interior).
Left to right: Andrea Cagnin (CSW Italy), Klaas Almoes (Store Manager Egbert Egberts), Pascal Arts (CSW Benelux, ERP) and Eddy Bouwmans (DIM interior) toasting on the first CSW shop-in-shop at Bike Motion Benelux.)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A reminder that the epic video of our Paris-Brest-Paris experience is available on YouTube (or, for viewers outside the US, it's available here). We invite you to check it out--tell your friends, and help us get to 1,000 views!
Bike-mounted video of PBP was shot with an HD camera from Bad Vision (a Campy Only sponsor)
Monday, October 31, 2011
We hopped aboard our Campy-equipped 1980s Motobecane yesterday and headed to Napa, where our lovely wife/support driver met us for lunch at the Oxbow Market. Photos and video from the ride (shot with an HD camera from Campy Only sponsor Bad Vision) are here. (Note: The video below was shot with an iPhone 4S.)
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Here's another bike from the stable of reader Elmar, in Germany. He writes of this bike:
Here is my latest Campy-Babe: I call him "EDUARDO", a 1992 vintage Bianchi-Thron-Frame (NOS) completed with 2009 Centaur Components, Omega V rims and a beautiful slim and sexy Athena-Brake. All in Aluminium, to match with the chrome of the wonderful frame - I like it this way ! He is below 10 kg having a vintage appeal and today's performance...
Riding in pleasant sunshine you must wear sunglasses to stand the sparkling silver of the glittering rear frame and components - pretty cool.
Have a fine and golden autumn in CA, best regards from Germany.
We love the monoplanar brakes, and still rue the day we sold our set some years ago ...
Friday, October 21, 2011
Today's taste of retro comes from reader Elmar in Stuttgart, Germany, who writes,
This is my snow white Raleigh-Carlton from Feb 1981, Campy SR drivetrain, Modolo SPEEDY Brakes and levers and a fine British attitude, hope you will publish the pics.
This bike is a real racing guy climbing beautifully, with a responsive frame and the best components: SR !
Nothing more to say, best regards and leave ya chain on the right !
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Those brake levers looks like 1990s vintage Campagnolo. A very interesting choice for the ad, considering they've been out of production for almost 20 years.