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08-16-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice find. I had the same Exage groupset on a 90s...

Nice find. I had the same Exage groupset on a 90s Bianchi Forza, except that mine had Biopace chain rings. Looks like a fun ride. The Bianchi got killed by a car, but the Exage front derailleur lives...
08-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 140,407
Posted By Slightspeed

Not mine (we have 3 of our own), but I'm cat...

Not mine (we have 3 of our own), but I'm cat sitting next door neighbor's during their 3 weeks in Europe. This is Gizmo, abandoned a few years ago by renters, neighbors took him in. Here is Gizmo...
08-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,361
Posted By Slightspeed

Those painted hole edges sure look better than...

Those painted hole edges sure look better than the road grime and grease that decorate mine.😀
I have two bikes with gold frames, and a green and gold accented Super Course, maybe I should try gold...
08-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By Slightspeed

My $50 Legnano Gran Premio barn find, my most...

My $50 Legnano Gran Premio barn find, my most "patined" bike, still rides great!...
08-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,478
Posted By Slightspeed

I was out this morning on my old Peugeot, just...

I was out this morning on my old Peugeot, just cruising along and a homeless type pushing a loaded shopping cart, waved and said "Good morning". I was so shocked that I didn't have a wave or reply...
08-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Slightspeed

Usually Amazon for parts, even tires, free...

Usually Amazon for parts, even tires, free shipping on most, with Prime.
Voler or Nashbar for clothing and wearables, though I haven't used Nashbar lately, since their re-birth. I used to like Art's...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3,638
Views: 284,417
Posted By Slightspeed

Some recent faves. ...

Some recent faves.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190723_094803_d05568d976fa43a99948bd0b8731f430fac683a4.jpg
Casitas Pass Summit....
08-08-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 1,257,346
Posted By Slightspeed

33 miles up and back two canyons, then out to...

33 miles up and back two canyons, then out to Santa Paula, CA , snacks and coffee, then pretty stiff headwind coming back to Ventura. Great ride on the '78 Super Course. I expected hot weather so...
08-05-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm running Suntour VGT Luxe on two Raleighs,...

I'm running Suntour VGT Luxe on two Raleighs, with 34t six speed Megarange. They are actually rated for up to 36t, but handle the 34t very well. Never tried a 7 speed, but it should work, as well...
08-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,620
Posted By Slightspeed

When I restored the '73 Super Course, it had a...

When I restored the '73 Super Course, it had a black powder coated (I think) fork and I wanted chrome tips like the original. I found an all chrome $39 Rampar NOS Tange fork on Ebay. Both forks have...
08-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,232
Posted By Slightspeed

Only two, right now. My 1964 Legnano Roma...

Only two, right now. My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, got it new as a junior racer, raced it, commuted to college, hung on the wall for 20 years, got it down in 2000, been on two Eroicas with it. Too...
08-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 1,257,346
Posted By Slightspeed

Only 10.5 miles, (getting hot already) to...

Only 10.5 miles, (getting hot already) to exchange books at the little sidewalk library on White Oak in Northridge, CA. Rode the '78 Super Course, nice ride, hot or not. Dropped off 3 books, brought...
07-30-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bike, but my friend Scott's Team Super,...

Not my bike, but my friend Scott's Team Super, his Eroica CA ride this year.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/p1140519_215b0e7a357fd6eadc2e55a228ba25c620c26232.jpg...
07-27-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,345
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been able to attend at least two stages of...

I've been able to attend at least two stages of all the Amgen Tour of California races. It's TRUE that the finish line area is almost always packed, but I've ridden out to to remote areas and it...
07-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice looking set-up. I'm thinking about a rack...

Nice looking set-up. I'm thinking about a rack for my car. Even though my car is a hatch back and I like the security of having the bike inside, a friend just moved down into the area, and it might...
07-21-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,034
Posted By Slightspeed

Its not always about the bike. I have a couple of...

Its not always about the bike. I have a couple of modern bikes, one carbon everything, aero this and that, Di2, disc brakes, 15 lbs. On a recent Malibu run over almost 50 miles I set my personal best...
07-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,087
Posted By Slightspeed

I feel your pain. In 2010 the Lighthouse Century...

I feel your pain. In 2010 the Lighthouse Century up the Central California coast, usually breezy, foggy, and cool. It was 104° that day. My friend's bike computer was showing 108°. We stopped an a...
07-21-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Slightspeed

I turned 70 in last May, and there was rain off...

I turned 70 in last May, and there was rain off and on, so I didn't plan any long rides. Coming home from a 30 something mile ride there is a longish fairly steep down hill. I was approaching 40 mph....
07-20-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,731
Posted By Slightspeed

All I would add is to look for spf rating on...

All I would add is to look for spf rating on headgear. I have a scarf, do-rag thing from Voler with a 50 spf rating. They make arm and leg covers too. I didn't always wear stuff under my helmet, but...
07-16-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 105,433
Posted By Slightspeed

Cultural diversity on a group ride. I was on my...

Cultural diversity on a group ride. I was on my '78 Super Course, but couldn't fit it in the picture....
07-15-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,550
Posted By Slightspeed

And we need these things ... WHY? 😡 What...

And we need these things ... WHY? 😡

What about the "no motorized vehicle rule" on bike paths?
07-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,550
Posted By Slightspeed

What happens when a driverless car runs over an...

What happens when a driverless car runs over an e-robot delivery thing?
E-Rage?

Is there an app that calls an e-cop to sort it out?
An e-doctor?
An e-lawyer?

Oh, the humanity!
07-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,422
Posted By Slightspeed

Not especially heroic, but while on a club group...

Not especially heroic, but while on a club group ride we came across a pile of broken concrete blocks on the Las Posas on ramp to PCH. We stopped and picked up the pieces. It was somewhat self...
07-14-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Slightspeed

Evan Lightner at The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach...

Evan Lightner at The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach did a great job refinishing my '73 Super Course. Besides paint and decals, they did some frame repair and cosmetic clean-up at the top of the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 281,431
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/20190406_161935_efa619e6f71690f85d8cd5a26b22fa4d493c9d29.jpg
My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade in Cambria for Eroica CA.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 281,431
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres my latest project '78 Raleigh Super Course,...

Heres my latest project '78 Raleigh Super Course, just south of Santa Barbara....
07-12-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,263
Posted By Slightspeed

Tobacco use? Is that a requirement or a ban?...

Tobacco use? Is that a requirement or a ban? Never heard that one on a ride choice.

None of the requirements you listed mean anything to me. The requirement for old school toe clips always gives...
07-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,155
Posted By Slightspeed

Great job on the video, Manny. It was good to...

Great job on the video, Manny. It was good to finally meet you. Thanks for sharing!
Good ride, good times.

Steve
07-08-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13,994
Views: 1,257,346
Posted By Slightspeed

30 miles today on the Pasadena Velo Retro vintage...

30 miles today on the Pasadena Velo Retro vintage ride, 2 laps around the Rose Bowl, then a group ride out to Sierra Madre and back. Great day on the old Raleigh.
...
07-07-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,155
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here's a few more from today's July 2019 ride:...
07-07-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,155
Posted By Slightspeed

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07-07-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By Slightspeed

I've only ever seen red ones. Nice find. Couple...

I've only ever seen red ones. Nice find. Couple years ago there was a dusty, dirty red one hanging in a local shop. He was asking $175. Not being up to speed on Centurion, and in the middle of a...
07-06-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,034
Views: 714,243
Posted By Slightspeed

Ride to eat or eat to ride? Mid ride stop at...

Ride to eat or eat to ride? Mid ride stop at Rabelais in Santa Paula, CA, French Cajun Bakery....
07-01-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,747
Posted By Slightspeed

Helmet yes, kickstand no. What does a...

Helmet yes, kickstand no.

What does a kickstand have to do with a helmet?
07-01-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Slightspeed

Not fond of black, even though it doesn't show...

Not fond of black, even though it doesn't show dirt. I would start by trying to match the blue/green/teal or whatever that is. White, if you can't match the other color.
06-29-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,052
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more favorites of mine. ...

A few more favorites of mine.
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My '73 Raleigh Super Course, southbound...
06-29-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,052
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres mine, taken a year ago. I've added two more...

Heres mine, taken a year ago. I've added two more in the same floor space. Thinking Tuff-Shed ......
06-29-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,052
Posted By Slightspeed

Great shots, guys. Heres a couple. ...

Great shots, guys. Heres a couple.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20161003_155949_ba1e516e0e67ee2018b0796fdd1e60a6da2d7177.jpg
My stripped Super Course....
06-28-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Slightspeed

A few years ago I got a decent aluminum road...

A few years ago I got a decent aluminum road frame from Nashbar on sale for $99. It actually built into a pretty nice bike. Before their re-orgznization, they sold both mtn and road frames. You might...
06-28-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Slightspeed

Schwalbe Marathon, Continental Gatorskins, or for...

Schwalbe Marathon, Continental Gatorskins, or for a classic look Panaracer Paselas, listed in order of flat protection, and reverse order of ride quality. All have good flat protection, and are not...
06-22-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,080
Posted By Slightspeed

The weirdest thing I've seen on a ride was a guy...

The weirdest thing I've seen on a ride was a guy towing a full size fiberglass rhinoceros on the bike path north of Ventura, CA. He was towing this critter southbound down the whole west coast to...
06-22-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Slightspeed

I just meant same cassette size, number of cogs,...

I just meant same cassette size, number of cogs, etc, and spacer if needed. Looks like you got it covered, if you just swap the same cassette over. I was thinking of a spare wheelset and new...
06-22-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Slightspeed

I have TRP Spyres on my road bike, and two sets...

I have TRP Spyres on my road bike, and two sets of wheels. One has the stock TRP rotors, Maguras on the other. Just match the diameters, and you're good to go. You will need to match the cassette...
06-22-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,726
Posted By Slightspeed

When we got married in 1975, I bought my wife a...

When we got married in 1975, I bought my wife a Campania ladies model, blue like yours. I don't remember the model name or equipment spec, but it seemed a pretty nice bike. She never took to it,...
06-19-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,439
Posted By Slightspeed

Don't know, not up to speed on e-cigs or anything...

Don't know, not up to speed on e-cigs or anything else that smokes. Do Clif bars have a smoke option now?
06-19-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,439
Posted By Slightspeed

Never seen that before.

I was on a grocery run this morning, driving along, and this kitted up, fit looking racer dude was working the traffic, on a racy new Trek. We both stopped at a light, and I was checking him out. He...
06-19-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Slightspeed

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I...

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I found a mostly bare frame in a scrap metal pile. I suppose the paint was livable, but I just couldn't abide the color. The frame felt light, had great...
06-18-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's another modern one. ...

Here's another modern one.

https://www.performancebike.com/elite-leroica-vintage-water-bottle-cage-double-120156001/p539202?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp6HihMP04gIVFL3sCh0CwQIrEAQYCiABEgJuJvD_BwE
06-18-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Slightspeed

Back in the day, I used to race with a twin metal...

Back in the day, I used to race with a twin metal bottle holder made by Caloric (?). On shorter rides I used to carry a rolled up tubular tire in one side. They pop up from time to time on Ebay, and...
06-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Slightspeed

Group rides can be fun. I started 20 years ago...

Group rides can be fun. I started 20 years ago with the LA Marathon bike tour which used to draw 10,000 or so riders. It was fun till the course changed to a point to point instead of a start to...
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