How Hard Did Cycling Use To Be? | Modern Cyclist, Retro Bike, Classic Climb

Published on May 30th 2019


So what was life like before the invention of the derailleur? How hard was it to ride a bike with only two gears over mountain passes? Thanks to Tullio Campagnolo we'll never know.... but Ollie found out. Check out the latest addition to our 5-star rated GCN Fan Kit! Great value with none of the sacrifice: Subscribe to GCN: Learn more about our next GCN Events: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Would you attempt this? Do you miss how simple bikes used to be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below 👇 Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Italian Job: Tiles by MapBox, Data © OpenStreetMap contributors © 2019 Microsoft Corporation, Earthstar Geographics SIO © 2019 Microsoft Corporation, Earthstar Geographics SIO Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: To All the Glory - Gavin Luke Army of Angels - Edgar Hopp Blue Adrian - 369 The 1910's 3 - Hakan Eriksson The Grit - Dream Cave The Victim - John Beck Cinematic Drums 10 - Rannar Sillard The Sum Of All Things - Gavin Luke Espresso Bar Italia - Trabant 33 The Touch - So Vea Glimmer Light - Amaranth Cove Unsolved - Mythical Score Society Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /