This really carries on from my previous thread of
"first bike in 25 years food for thought"
The Gas pipe special is running beautifully its a joy to ride a bike with drop bars again!
I'll try and get some pics up of in in the next few days....
Now for some updates..
I've managed to get a Raleigh Clubman 531 frame just waiting for the postman to drop it off !!!!!
I'm also on the trail of a 1986 Raleigh 531c frame that hopefully will be mine before the week is out!!
I was hoping over time to gather a full Arabesque group on the Clubman and an early Shimano 6207 600/105 on the 531c. I know I can run a Shimano 6207 Group an the later bike.
I'm also looking for ideas on wheel rims and Tyres with the 2014 L'eroica in mind as I'm still struggleing with the in's and outs of wheels in the mid 80's due to the lack of information online.
I'm going to go with clincher rims as I can change tyres and tubes with my eyes shut and I think they may be easier than tubs..
I'm just totally in the dark as to Tyres and rim makes and sizes to suit the event.. although i'm going with 700c sizes across all the bikes.
I've so far come across Mavic GR4's and Monthlery Pro's but any ideas gratefully received..
I've gone from 1mile to 12miles in a month, hoping to build up mileage on the flat over the winter then climbing as I get fitter. I'm also considering a turbo trainer and a Bryton 50 for Hrm and cadence to try and monitor my progress..
Any advise would be gratefully accepted along with idea's on training with the goal to ride the 205km event in 2014.