Steve Chambers' Eddy Merckx (Tarragindi, Brisbane)
|Size (top tube horizontal)||56cm|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino Pro|
|Stem||Cinelli A1 Quill Stem|
|Bar Tape||Cinelli Gel Cork|
|Casette||Campagnolo 10 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Veloce|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Veloce|
|Shift Levers||Campagnolo Veloce|
|Front Brake||Campagnolo Veloce|
|Rear Brake||Campagnolo Veloce|
|Accessories||Saddle (Selle Italia), Seatpost (Campagnolo)|
About the rider: Tell us a little about yourself?
Well there’s a little bit of a boy or girl in every adult cyclist isn’t there?Perhaps it’s the adrenaline, perhaps the sense of freedom, or the joy of being out exploring the world around us.Maybe we just think it keeps us youthful.I’ll happily believe that it does.
I mix my riding with some running and swimming.For some reason that mix of activities gels with my sense of self.I think it stems from watching the epic battles between triathletes Brad Bevan, Chris McCormack, and Greg Welch.Each pushing the other into uncomfortable aerobic territory!
What sort of riding do you do?
This is where things become more schizophrenic…My first bike was a road bike and I currently have two road bikes.That would be double most sensible folk and ones actual requirements.I love road riding, the sheer efficiency and beauty of a quality bike, the camaraderie, and yes the coffee and chat afterwards. I’m not a fan of weight-weenies unless you’re racing, so you won’t find me on a time trial bike trundling along the flat being passed by your grandfather on his hybrid!
How long have you been cycling?
How did you come to choose your bike?
I worked with Joe Cosgrove of Cycle Design Frame Painting to authentically restore the frame and build up the bike.Now it’s up and running it is an absolute delight to ride.Steel framed, comfortable and fast.It surprises me each and every time I ride just how good a nearly 30 year old frame can be.There is no substitute for quality!
Groupset: What’s you choice of weapon?
Do you have any particular favourite component, accessory or add-on?
If you could choose another bike to add to your stable, what would you go for?
Isn’t four bikes enough?Silly question, of course not.I would actually like to do some touring, so perhaps a hybrid with a basket on the front?That way I can park it at the top of Mont such-and-such and enjoy a bottle of French red, a round of ripe Brie, and a crusty baguette with my girl.
Finally, and most importantly, does your steed have a nickname?
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