Saturday, November 30, 2013

PTSD Ride 2013 11-29-13


PTSD Ride 2013 11-29-13, a set on Flickr.

Yesterday's traditional Post Turkey and Stuffing Day Ride--128 miles from Davis to San Francisco, returning via BART and Amtrak.

Friday, November 29, 2013

PTSD Ride 2013

Follow me today as I do the annual PTSD (Post Turkey and Stuffing Day) Ride from Davis to San Francisco. I'm about 50 miles in so far. 77 to go to the finish at the Embarcadero.

Look for me on Twitter @campyonlyguy or hashtag #ptsdride2013

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

About that advice not to take any wooden derailleurs ...

You might want to re-think that, after you see this fantastic wooden Campagnolo derailleur ("Tree-opmh," perhaps?) created by a U.S. woodworking student.

There are some fantastic wooden frames that this would be perfect with. Add some old school wooden rims, and you've got a real theme going!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Yesterday's Ride

11-17-13, a set on Flickr.

Cool temps and great scenery made for a nice ride yesterday in Napa, Solano, and Yolo counties.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today's Retro Bike: Eddy Merckx 50th Anniversary

Reader Francis S sent this photo from Singapore of the very nice restoration he recently completed on a classic Eddy Merckx frame, which is now built up with a 50th Anniversary Gruppo.
Very nicely done, right down to the toe clips and the classic Molteni orange.
To see your bike here on the Campy Only blog, email photos to enorris [at] campyonly [dotcom]

Leaning In to the Weekend!

Polish up your Campy-equipped bicycles! We're almost there ...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Using Campagnolo Shifters With ShimaNO Cassettes. Why?

OK, maybe you're caught in the middle of nowhere. Your Campy rear wheel is trashed, and the only alternative is a ShimaNO wheel set. You have to ride home because ... well, because. So, you have to fix your bike. What to do?

A Japanese tinkerer has the answer: a special cam that fits inside the body of your Ergo lever and adjusts the cable pull to allow your Campagnolo shifting system to work with ShimaNO.

If this appeals to you, click here for more info.

Campagnolo Disc Brakes ... Again

OK, we've been a little remiss in sending along the not-so-news that Campagnolo is planning to introduce a hydraulic disc brake system for road bikes. Here's a reminded from one of our readers:

Hi, accorsing to the german website Campagnolo is preparing hydraulic disc brakes for roadbikes. You can read more under

Look for the paragraph under "Hydraulische Bremsen von Campagnolo". Viva Campy, Charles

We'll look forward to seeing these, perhaps on one of those throw-it-away-when-the-EPS-battery-inside-wears-out frames.

Note: This would not be the first time Campagnolo has made disc brakes!