Friday, January 31, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This is my Colnago Super from mid 80's with a Super Record rear derailleur that works with the Ergopower 10 speed. The wires are really connected on this bike!
We've asked Yoshi for more info on just how well this system works.
Update! Yoshi wrote back:
"The Ergopower 10 speed synchronizes almost perfectly with IRD 7 speed cog and SRAM 8 speed chain (old type, flat plate)."
So there you go. Ergo levers will work a Super Record derailleur.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Update: A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that the Ergo levers aren't connected to the derailleurs. Look closely, and you can see that the original downtube shifters are still there.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
The Best Teams Trust Campagnolo from Campagnolo Srl on Vimeo.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Just when you thought you had it all, from your Nuovo Record-equipped Cinelli to the electronic-shifting Colnago, along comes ... a $4,100 tour of Tullio's world in Italy.
Bike Rumor is reporting on the 2014 edition of the "Campagnolo Experience," a fully supported, behind-the-scenes tour of Italy themed around Campagnolo. From the Bike Rumor report,
"In partnership with Thomson Bike Tours, the 2014 Campagnolo Experience includes a chance to ride the Campagnolo Gran Fondo in Rome on Sunday, October 13 2014. The ride will include a VIP guided tour of the Campy factory as well as the opportunity to rub elbows with staff and “cycling celebrities.” The 2,995 euros per person includes 7 nights in mostly 4 star hotels, VIP dinner in Vincenza, and more. Advanced registration is starting now."
In case you're wondering, airfare to and from Italy is not included. Perhaps it's time to sell that Cinelli ...
Register for the tour here.
P.S. If you're interested in a slightly less Campy-centric tour of Italy, hit up our web sponsors, Cycle Italia. They offer complete packages of cycling-oriented tours, led by dedicated Campagnolo fans.
Planning ahead for the 2014 randoneurring and double century season. So many rides to choose from!
Not shown on this list are a three-day ride down the California coast in the spring, and the Knoxville Fall Classic double century in September, which will cap off our 25th consecutive California Triple Crown season.
Which rides are you planning on for 2014? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
|CampyOnlyGuy at the 1989 Davis Double Century|
See you all on the road in 2014!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
We here at Campy Only are great believers in the value of reflective gear for our bikes. We put in a lot of miles after dark, both training for and riding in randonneuring events, and we've found a few inexpensive items that will help make your bike more visible at night.
The first are self-adhesive reflective decals that go on your rim around each spoke. The ones we use are called "Spokees," available online from www.funreflector.com They're available in several shapes and colors, including a "stealth" black that isn't quite as reflective but blends in well with black anodized rims.
Here's a photo of a diamond-shaped Spokee on one of our bikes:
Last Chance 200K 12-31-13, a set on Flickr.
Photos from yesterday's ride with my fellow Davis-area randonneurs. One lesson learned is that there is *no* water on the American River bike trail. 30+ miles of twisting, turning trail, often packed with families, joggers, and strollers ... and NO place to get a drink.