Friday, November 30, 2012

Apres' Cycling Accessory You Should Check Out

OK ... You've had a great ride on your Campy-equipped bike. You're tired and sweaty, and perhaps smelling a little ripe. But you're hours away from home--or maybe you did a lunchtime ride, and you're at work and there's no shower available. What to do to make yourself more presentable to friends and coworkers?

We've been trying out a new product, Action Wipes, that could be just what you need.

Action Wipes are basically huge wet wipes that you use to wipe down after exercising. But they're not baby-scented--they use a formula that includes tea tree and eucalyptus oils and a fresh, clean scent.

In our tests, one Action Wipe does a good job of cleaning up one rider, with enough wetness left over to give our bike a quick wipedown as well. The liquid the wipes leave on you evaporates quickly and leaves just a nice scent.

Action Wipes sell for about $1 each, depending on how many you order. (We purchased a 16-pack for $16.85; Action Wipes did not provide samples for testing.) Order online at their web site:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

PTSD Ride 11-24-12

PTSD Ride 11-24-12, a set on Flickr.

Photos from yesterday's traditional post-Thanksgiving ride to San Francisco. Your CampyOnlyGuy rode on our Campy-equipped Benotto--look closely, and you can see the unusual Rally rear derailleur. Great weather for a 130-mile ride through several Northern California counties.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Colnagno From Spain

Reader Jose sent this photo of his newly acquired classic Colnago ... and a question. See if you can help him out.

Here's my recently adquired Colnago.
The seller said me that the bike belonged to a pro cycling rider.
Do you know which spanish team is from?
Thanks a lot,
 Jose from Madrid.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Campy Only friends around the world!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Raleigh's Campy-Equipped Team Issue Anniversary Edition

Fans of classic bikes will love Raleigh's 125th Anniversary edition bicycle, a steel-framed, Campy-equipped homage to the famous Raleigh bikes that were ridden to so many victories in the 80s and 90s. The Anniversary bike, built with Reynolds 525, is equipped with a mix of Record, Chorus, and Athena components.

Act fast--only 125 of these will be made! More info here.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Today's Ride Photos

Ride to Napa 11-4-12, a set on Flickr.

About 70 Campy-equipped miles today from Davis, home of Campy Only, to downtown Napa.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

HOF Ride, 11-3-12

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HOF Ride, 11-3-12, a set on Flickr.

We had the pleasure of riding this morning with Tom Ritchey and George Mount, two inductees into the US Cycling Hall of Fame. Thrown into the mix of photos from the ride are a few shots of some gorgeous old Campy drivetrains--look closely and you'll spot one of the very few Gran Sport rear derailleurs that we have seen being used in the wild.