Erotica and retro-cycling

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mumbojumbo
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Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby mumbojumbo » 4 Aug 2020, 8:15pm

I keep reading adverts which mention "suitable for erotica events",which seems quite racy and there follows an image of a rusty Claud Butler boasting 5 gears for £500.Am I missing something of interest to cycling hipsters?

yostumpy
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby yostumpy » 4 Aug 2020, 8:34pm

a bit like those adverts for sugar based drinks called 'calmer sucre'

canamdad
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby canamdad » 4 Aug 2020, 9:40pm

Do you really mean eroica?

st599_uk
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby st599_uk » 4 Aug 2020, 10:03pm

L'eroica - not really hipsters, it's over 20 years old. It was an Italian cycling festival, but they now run them all over Europe

They run a sportive during the day and have local food, drink and music in the evenings. But the bike must be pre-1987 and the clobber mustn't be made of Lycra. (I think you are allowed a modern helmet if you choose).

I quite fancy heading to the Limburg one - looks like a nice area to explore.
https://eroica.cc/en/limburg/gallery-2019-limburg
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mumbojumbo
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby mumbojumbo » 5 Aug 2020, 5:48am

My wife is pre 87 so could I qualify thus?Like sound of apres ski events.

millimole
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby millimole » 5 Aug 2020, 6:54am

I took my 1940s bike and my 1950s wife to one of these, only one of them fulfilled my expectation of the event
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iandusud
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby iandusud » 5 Aug 2020, 7:35am

millimole wrote:I took my 1940s bike and my 1950s wife to one of these, only one of them fulfilled my expectation of the event


Was that for the "erotica" bit? :D

londonbikerider
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby londonbikerider » 5 Aug 2020, 8:00am

mumbojumbo wrote:I keep reading adverts which mention "suitable for erotica events",which seems quite racy and there follows an image of a rusty Claud Butler boasting 5 gears for £500.Am I missing something of interest to cycling hipsters?


Well, if my knowledge of Italian language serves me correct, they better look in a Ann Summers shop then! :wink:

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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby londonbikerider » 5 Aug 2020, 8:20am

But now, seriously, there seems to a somewhat a myth about this event. Perhaps overrated as being held in an exotic place?
Having heard first-hand accounts of the event by two people who went there, and did the 90km and 150km respectively, the event is taken seriously by many and easy by another large amount of people.
In fact, the hardest thing seems to be equally in finding a pre-80's bicycle with suitable low gears and accomodation for the cyclists and family/friends alike.

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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby reohn2 » 5 Aug 2020, 9:03am

yostumpy wrote:a bit like those adverts for sugar based drinks called 'calmer sucre'

You can get a Kona for that :shock: :wink:
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Greystoke
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby Greystoke » 5 Aug 2020, 9:17am

I suspect most of us with bikes of that era are now in Triggers broom situation.
My made to measure tourer has been updated over the years....would that still be eligible?
How much pre '87 is required?

Grandad
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby Grandad » 5 Aug 2020, 10:13am

How much pre '87 is required?

110%

Brucey
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby Brucey » 5 Aug 2020, 11:05am

"It varies"; interestingly some events stipulate that you must use a screw-on freewheel (whether or not your cassette hub is age-correct or not, leave lone the freewheel itself) and in other events they seemingly don't care.

in any event there is usually a set of rules which defines whether the bike is eligible or not. In practice the organisers are perhaps unlikely to kick you out for small infractions, simply because they want your money.....

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Jamesh
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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby Jamesh » 5 Aug 2020, 12:46pm

What about a spez venge with brown bar tape and a spa saddle......? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

Postby scottg » 5 Aug 2020, 2:30pm

A friend of mine took his Cambio-Corsa equipped bike to Eroica Kentucky.
He was denied entry, no down tube shifters. :)
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