Monday, July 29, 2013

Raphael Geminiani at the CA State Fair

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Not a speck of Campy on that we could see, but this was still an interesting bike. This Raphael Geminiani was part of an exhibit showcasing recreation in California at the state fair, which ended yesterday.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Power Torque Warning

A friend on an email list we subscribe to had the following mix of praise and warning regarding Campagnolo's Power Torque system:

"I am a tinkerer and have installed several cranksets on the frame. My recent experience is worth noting. I bought a new Campy Athena crankset. The quality of this crankset is as good as it gets. The bearings are flawless and there were no creaks.

Well, I decided to remove and replace the crankset. I could not get the left crankarm off. I took my bike to a super bike shop in Sacramento and they removed the crank, only after breaking a Park tool.

Bottom line, the quality of Campy's Athena group is very high, but the crankset is not an easy item to work with."

Word to the wise ... if at all possible, use Ultra Torque, which uses a different system for fastening the crankarms to the bottom bracket.

Have you had good or bad experiences with Power Torque? Let us know in the comments.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Think of Lee Mitchell Today

Corner marshall Lee Mitchell

California Triple Crown host Chuck Bramwell reports that Lee Mitchell is scheduled for surgery today (July 23) at 2 p.m. Lee, a legend in Northern California cycling circles for his decades of volunteerism in support of bike events of all kinds, has been battling esophageal cancer.

Please keep Lee in your thoughts, and send a prayer his way at 2 p.m. today.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Finishing Seattle to Portland 2013

Some quick footage that we finally downloaded from the camera today. Watch for a complete video, coming soon!

Friday, July 19, 2013

reason and feeling and talking about @ campagnolosrl # cycling | riky76omnium

From one of our readers in Italy comes this great blog post (in Italian) summing up his thoughts about life and Campagnolo:

reason and feeling and talking about @ campagnolosrl # cycling | riky76omnium:

If you're viewing Riky's post in Google, you should see an autotranslate option at the top of the screen.

Campy News for 2014

From the folks at comes this news about updated offerings from Vicenza, including:

  • Cranksets that meet the new BB30 standard
  • New 11-27 cassettes for Super Record, Record, and Chorus
  • Lighter EPS batteries
  • Updated wheels
Hit up this link for more details.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Seattle to Portland 2013

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Seattle to Portland 2013, a set on Flickr.

Here's a selection of photos from this past weekend's Seattle to Portland ride, including a few pre- and post-ride photos from Seattle and Portland.

We took a bunch of video--look for a full video of the ride soon!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Seattle to Portland: The Live Tweets

Kent (REI)) rest stop, STP 2013

Your intrepid CampyOnlyGuy managed to send out a string of photo and video tweets from yesterday's Seattle to Portland ride. In case you missed them as they were happening, you can catch up on all the fun at my Twitter site:

We took a bunch more photos and video--check back soon for a link to a recap of the entire event.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Follow Me to Portland

It's 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, which means that the annual Seattle-to-Portland ride starts right about now. I'll be heading out on the course shortly, riding the 204 miles in one day.

Follow me on Twitter for news and photos from the course:


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Seattle to Portland

Your CampyOnlyGuy will be venturing far from Campy Only World Headquarters this weekend to ride the huge Seattle to Portland event. We'll be riding the 200-mile distance from the University of Washington to downtown Portland in one day.

Watch during the ride (Saturday, starting at 5 a.m.) for live tweets and photos. Follow me on Twitter, or look for hashtags #stp2013 and #bikestp

We'll be on the road with some 10,000 other riders, so it should be an ... interesting day.