My Brian Rourke bike


I love this bike, which I rebuilt and ride regularly. I bought it off eBay in June of 2011, stripped it down and took it to Brian Rourke Cycles to have it repainted. It came with near complete Campagnolo Nuovo Record gear, but a previous owner replaced the rear derailleur with a Shimano EX500. I’ve returned a Nuovo Record derailleur. The bike also came with a Maillard 13 – 21 cassette, and that was simply too hard for my old legs. At l’eroica in Gaiole, I bought a cassette with 24 teeth and have done much less walking up hills since.

Bicycle manufacturer & model Brian Rourke
Colour Ivory
Decals Two on the seat tube:

1.    white text (Rourke) on black with champion stripes;

2.    BR

Weight 10 kilos
Frame size 58 cm or 23 inches
Frame Steel
Fork Steel
Rear derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
No. of gears 6
Shifters 2 downtube shifters, Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Chainrings Unknown, steel, 52 – 42
Cassette 14 – 24 teeth
Chain KMC
Bottom bracket Press Fit
Pedals Two sets used:

1.    Campagnolo with Braveta AFA toe clips

2.    Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Front / Rear brakes Campagnolo callipers, black cables
Brake levers Campagnolo
Handlebar Cinelli
Stem Cinelli, signed Brian Rourke
Headset Campagnolo
Grips Leather sewn-on
Rims Mavic (front & rear)
Front/ Rear hubs Gipiemme Sprint (rear), Campagnolo Nuovo Record (front)
Spokes 36 rear, 32 front
Tyres Schwalbe Durano, 700 x 25 mm
Saddle San Marco Rolls
Seatpost Campagnolo


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