Tuesday, January 29, 2013
a mint condition, never-ridden 1939 Raleigh. Click through to read the lengthy description, but suffice to say this machine has essentially been in a time capsule for the past 74 years. A real gem of a bike from the classic era. Why it was bought all those years and then never ridden isn't revealed in the listing, but it's a tantalizing mystery. (Question: If you bought this bike, would you ride it?)
Is it worth $27,000? Hard to say. If there's one person out there willing to pony up that kind of cash, it is. On the bright side, shipping is free.
See the eBay listing here.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Pt Reyes 200K Brevet 1-26-13 - a set on Flickr
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
One of the more unusual Campagnolo items from the classic era is the bicycle workstand that the company made for (apparently) a short time. We here at Campy Only have never seen one in the wild, and the photos below are only the second time we've come across pictures of this rare bird.
As shown in the photos, the workstand is definitely classic--all steel and built to last. This particular one is potentially for sale--the owner is looking for a collector who might be interested in picking it up. If you might be that person, email weston357 [at] comcast [dot] net
Now, the photos, which continue after the break.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
P.S. This goes out with special affection to the fellow cyclist (in a car) who took the time to school me on the need to stop at each and every stop sign. He can decide where on the pyramid he is.
Bloggie Photos 1-13-13, a set on Flickr.
I dusted off the Campy Only Richard Sachs today, and took it for a spin from Davis to Suisun. From there, we took the train back to Davis. A great ride, but cold! The Sachs, of course, performed flawlessly ... why don't I ride it more? Hmmm.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
We bought this particular camera used on eBay for about $55. Saved about $150 by accepting a few scuffs ... and the pink color.
We'll post some sample photos soon.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
SA's Ryan Hosmer wrote:
Our original blog post follows after the break.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Reader David A recently finished this rebuild of a very nice Ciocc for a friend. Complete with Delta brakes, this a great example of a pro-level machine from near the end of Campy's dominant era in the pro peloton. The Synchro shifters on this bike worked OK, but not as well as offerings from ShimaNO and Suntour, and the days of integrated shift/brake levers were not far off, sounding the death knell for downtube shifters.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Hollywood Rides a Bike Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
New Year's Day in the Napa Valley 2013, a set on Flickr.
We took our Campy-equipped Rivendell Road out for a "first chance" ride of some 70 miles, up and down the Napa Valley. Here are a few photos--it's really such a scenic place that we took only a fraction of the photos we could have!