Saturday, December 24, 2022

New - Vintage Rides - Bicycle Inventory and Bicycle Ride Log Book


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I've created something you might like...

This is a 6" x 9" paperback bicycle inventory and ride log book. It has enough room to inventory 40 bicycles and enough room to log 790 rides. 

And... it's only $8.29!!  

Many of you might be thinking... "But I have 140 bicycles!" Yes... yes, I know. The N+100 folks out there will be glad to hear that I will be coming out with a book within the next month to help you, too. It will have enough room for 200 bicycles, so sit tight. :)

In the meantime, grab this one HERE

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Please help me spread the word to fellow cyclists. Here's a handy link to the book you can copy to let them know about it. 

I thank you! 

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From the book's description:

Whether you ride a modern bicycle or a vintage one, this log book is the perfect way to keep track of your bicycles and your daily rides. With room to track 790 rides, this will be a handy companion for months or years to come.

If you're a collector, you'll love the space up front with room to inventory up to 40 of your favorite bicycles.

Key Features:

  • Four full pages up front with 10 spaces per page to do a basic inventory of your bikes for a total of 40 bikes
    • Year
    • Make
    • Model
  • Handy 6" x 9" size is easy to carry with you and can even slip into a jersey pocket
  • Glossy front cover helps discourage spills from coffee
  • Room to track 790 rides!
Two pages per ride with fields for:
  • Date
  • Bike (the one you're riding that day)
  • Distance
  • Time
Second page:
  • Date (for reference)
  • Destination
  • Bike issues
  • Comment/Notes

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Eroica California 2022 - Bicycle Concours d'Elegance and Swap


The 2022 California Eroica Festival was held for the first time since 2019, and, again Cambria, California was chosen as the host city. My wife and I rented a beach cottage near Fiscalini Ranch and had a splendid weekend. I didn't do the ride on Sunday, but enjoyed much of what the festival had to offer. This time around, though, I didn't purchase anything at the swap as I had three years ago during my visit. I have too many parts sitting in drawers already.

As you can see, the bikes on display represented many of the finest around - brought here by collectors from far and wide. Ted Ernst, who just turned 90 a few days ago, was one of the judges. Few men his age have got the zeal and pep he does. Great to see Ted out there accompanied by another judge, looking over the minute details of these vintage beauties as he made his rounds - what a true classic and class act he is, himself, in so many ways. 

I did bring a bike up here to Cambria to ride around. It's my newly-built Klein ebike conversion, and it was very helpful climbing the hills in this neighborhood - see photos, below. I look forward to coming back here again next year for another Eroica and more of the same beautiful bikes, wonderful scenery, and terrific people. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Campagnolo Super Record vs Galli Cranksets

Galli Strada (top), Campagnolo Super Record (bottom)

Galli Strada crankset

Campagnolo Super Record crankset

Back of Galli

Back of Campagnolo

Campagnolo crank arm

Galli crank arm

Campagnolo weigh in - 394 grams drive side

Campagnolo weigh in - 175 crank arm 

Galli weigh in - 430 grams drive side

Galli weigh in - 172 grams - crank arm

Campagnolo has had its share of competitors over the decades, and Galli had a good run from about 1970 through the mid 1980s. I've had several Galli parts over the years; mostly cranksets and brakesets, and they all seemed to work fine. They didn't have the finish that Campagnolo did, but they all functioned admirably. Galli had some fantastic anodized brake levers and calipers in the 1980s that really looked great when paired with the right paint job on your frame. 

Chime in if you've had any experience with Galli parts. Thanks!


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