Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:54 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:50 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1773
Location: In the village
Sucks, why ?

Didn't see that attachment. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:34 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1112
Hello all,

Been having a PM discussion about the Merckx homage idea with Bugloss.

We discussed doing a ride on Friday so people can then go over to Oudernaarde on Saturday for the pre-Ronde stuff.

I've had two ideas for routes so far, both on Friday:

1) We start in Leuven, ride over to the village where Merckx was born, then from there ride south of Brussels via Geraadsbergen to Oudernaarde. This would let us ride the Muur, maybe the Bosberg, and some other climbs that don't appear on the RRVV route. It would be 180km so it would take all day.

2) We do a route that starts and ends in Leuven, taking in Merckx's village, plus some local pubs and breweries, and some of the local climbs and other sights. This could be a more leisurely affair and I could adapt the distance to suit people.

If people want to ride on Saturday, we could do a shorter route round Leuven and then head to Oudernaarde in the afternoon. But the Friday alternatives seem a bit easier if people can make it then.

Any thoughts?

Johnny


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:51 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:22 pm
Posts: 1994
Location: North Ayrshire
bugloss wrote:
Sucks, why ?

Didn't see that attachment. :roll:


see the pic i attached to my previous post! they say that you can only take part if your bike dates 1987 or older, so it's ridiculous that you can't take part if you have clipless pedals - they were mainstream back in 1985 !!!!

WTF??

:x


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:56 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 1112
TBH I don't think they are that strict. I think I saw people riding clipless this year, and they didn't even check the bikes me and my friends took at the sign in.

I can always lend you a pair of pedals with toeclips. You can even register, then go back to the car park and put your clipless pedals back on if you want.

I wouldn't worry about it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:03 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1773
Location: In the village
@Rusty bodie
I've got a pair of Campagnolo brake levers you can borrow, nice Eddy Merckx pantographed ones Mmmmmm.... nice Betty!
Or you could always borrow my bike just to register if you want. We'll get you through one way or the other.

Anyway off to do battle with the North wind. bbbbrrrrrrr!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:18 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:22 pm
Posts: 1994
Location: North Ayrshire
i'm a terrible one for fairness (libran if you believe all that mumbo jumbo!) and would blow a gasket if i was to come all that distance and get told that my bike wasn't retro enough!!

i mean, you can't get much more retro without going down the flying goggles and moustache route - which i'll never do!! :roll:

Image

(oakleys are now red - thanks steve!! 8) )


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:44 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1773
Location: In the village
I see what you mean, just a pedal issue then. What are they ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:35 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 194
Location: London SW
ride the pedals you want, they are no nazi about the rules... they might tell you off at the criterium the night before though....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:31 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:22 pm
Posts: 1994
Location: North Ayrshire
time titanium magnesium - strictly speaking this set up came out in 1988...

:?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:13 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1773
Location: In the village
Oooooh, 1988 that's not retro. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: keithglos, Midlife and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group