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Posted By Slightspeed

I paid $400 last year for this '78 PR10, with...

I paid $400 last year for this '78 PR10, with funky brake levers and broken (but included) front Simplex delrin derailleur. It is in near pristine shape, and I was in love with the gold paint, which...
02-16-20, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

The shifters aren't unique, but the bar placement...

The shifters aren't unique, but the bar placement certainly is. What was the guy thinking? 🤡
02-14-20, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Man, you guys are fast, bang bang bang! Nice...

Man, you guys are fast, bang bang bang! Nice finds!
02-13-20, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride...

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride motorcyles, and they think I'm crazy to still ride on the road. One even said I should get one of those Peleton things and compete online or whatever. I...
02-13-20, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Next mission: How about your bike in front of...

Next mission: How about your bike in front of City Hall, not Fed or State, but local city government house?
02-13-20, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Not seeing any dolphins yet, so here's mine. The...

Not seeing any dolphins yet, so here's mine. The giant sun dial is a memorial tribute to the Alaska Airlines crash off the coast of Ventura. Hard to see, but the dolphins are at the base of the...
02-13-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Nice job on the critters. I could probably find a...

Nice job on the critters. I could probably find a burro or two around here, but the elephant would be hard. All i could think of was the giant mastodon at the La Brea tar pits. Too far for a morning...
02-12-20, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I got a new issue (April 2020) of Road Bike...

I got a new issue (April 2020) of Road Bike Action Magazine today and it has a nice article on the All City Zig Zag with hydraulic 105 group for $2699. They said lots of nice things about it. Funny,...
02-12-20, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Wow, there must be 10 of them in a 2 mile circle...

Wow, there must be 10 of them in a 2 mile circle of my house, and I'm not even in the city, but out in the 'burbs.
02-12-20, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

'Tis the season for political silliness, so to...

'Tis the season for political silliness, so to give equal time, how about a pic of your bike with a Donkey AND an Elephant, can be two separate photos, no stuffiies, almost anything else allowed,...
02-12-20, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Here's the B of A, ATM this morning. ...

Here's the B of A, ATM this morning.
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02-11-20, 02:52 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By Slightspeed

On the two Raleighs, above, except for nearly new...

On the two Raleighs, above, except for nearly new Brooks saddles (Ebay) tires, and wheels, one wheel set gifted by a friend, and the other, spares that I already had, I think I have less than $100 in...
02-11-20, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

As a bike lover and sometimes builder, I cringe...

As a bike lover and sometimes builder, I cringe when I think of original, functional bikes broken up just for a few more $$$, but when I find the parts I need for sale it's a happy day. 😃 Sort of...
02-11-20, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

More interesting photos on the General Cycling...

More interesting photos on the General Cycling Discussion, under "Bike pic mission" where the mission is to go out each day, and photo your bike with an assigned object. If you win you get to pick...
02-11-20, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

No water towers around here, but we have a fake...

No water towers around here, but we have a fake water tower cell phone antenna. Full disclosure: I used this tower several days ago for a "tank" challenge, but this is a fresh picture from today,...
02-11-20, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks, here's the original, I just tweaked it a...

Thanks, here's the original, I just tweaked it a bit. It was a grab shot, just walking along the sidewalk on a break from the Pasadena Vintage ride last Sunday. ...
02-11-20, 11:51 AM
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Views: 323
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a Brooks believer too. Mostly B17s, but I...

I'm a Brooks believer too. Mostly B17s, but I have two Pros and a new Cambium C17. The B17s are my favorites, though....
02-11-20, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bikes, but I like the pictures. ...

Not my bikes, but I like the pictures.
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1925 Frejus from Pasadena Vintage...
02-11-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Even here in SoCal, the older I get, now 70, it...

Even here in SoCal, the older I get, now 70, it gets harder to get out on a chilly morning. It was nice around New Years (always is for the Rose parade!). I got out on a few rides, and soon I had 5...
02-11-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

How Brooks saddles are made

Maybe posted before, but I just came across this video from Brooks.

I can never get the url attachment thingy to work, but heres the link.

https://youtu.be/mgU_6jJYJ6g
02-11-20, 09:21 AM
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Views: 39,397
Posted By Slightspeed

Got it. I'm no architecture expert. I was...

Got it. I'm no architecture expert. I was thinking Frank Lloyd Wrightish, with lots of straight lines and angles. Couple days ago, I passed by a really cool insurance company out in Ojai, and saw a...
02-10-20, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I was going to use Hueneme Lighthouse for deco,...

I was going to use Hueneme Lighthouse for deco, and the Munch Box near my house for modern (all lines and angles), but you guys beat me to it plus, the Munch Box photo is a few weeks old, so these...
02-09-20, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Nice job, Manny. Bring the extender to Pasadena...

Nice job, Manny. Bring the extender to Pasadena next time and I'll buy it. I wasn't sure if it would work with old school Campy. Missed you last weekend.
02-09-20, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Of the 8 bikes I ride, 3 modernish and 5 vintage,...

Of the 8 bikes I ride, 3 modernish and 5 vintage, probably my '73 Super Course would be the one. It does dirt, hills, fast group rides, and everything else I need in a smooth responsive manner that...
02-08-20, 10:20 PM
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Views: 737
Posted By Slightspeed

Mostly Brooks B17s, a couple of Brooks Pros,...

Mostly Brooks B17s, a couple of Brooks Pros, which are similar to B17, one Cambium, also similar, one Ergon, one Prologo Evo, which may "Evolve" to a Cambium soon.
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02-08-20, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Great job on the SC. The triplizer is a cool...

Great job on the SC. The triplizer is a cool piece of engineering, very innovative. Can't wait to see it in person. Must be hard to ride with that white stuff all over the place.😉 I got mine out...
02-08-20, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks, but the Tommasini isn't mine, mine is the...

Thanks, but the Tommasini isn't mine, mine is the dark green Super Course. The Tommasini is stunning, though. I'll tell my friend, Edwin, who just built it.
02-08-20, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

30+ miles, just under 2K' climbing thru the...

30+ miles, just under 2K' climbing thru the foothills of eastern Ventura County, Simi Valley and Moorpark, CA. Normal weekend club ride, but 4 steelies showed up. A modern, but old school, Battaglin...
02-08-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I've already used up my seven, but on a ride...

I've already used up my seven, but on a ride today, I saw this post on a friend's new build Tommasini. Never seen one like it before....
02-07-20, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Fizik. I've used the real leather...

+1 on the Fizik. I've used the real leather Brooks wrap, kind of pricy, but feels good and has held up well over 3 years. My current favorite is Kingou, $16.50 on Ebay. I have the faux leather, that...
02-06-20, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I hang my bikes by the front wheels, and only air...

I hang my bikes by the front wheels, and only air them up to ride, if they need it.
02-06-20, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus...

Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus showed up at last Sunday's 25 mile vintage ride. Wood rims, metal bottle, antique brakes, single speed, patina to spare. ...
02-06-20, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Here's mine, mostly old school Campy, but not...

Here's mine, mostly old school Campy, but not all.
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I love the Campy high...
02-06-20, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Works for me, looks like teddy bear weather there.

Works for me, looks like teddy bear weather there.
02-06-20, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

How about your bike next to a bear? 🐻 Carved,...

How about your bike next to a bear? 🐻 Carved, wood, statue, billboard, even a real one if you're faster than the bear!
02-05-20, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

How about an LA City Street Lighting truck? I saw...

How about an LA City Street Lighting truck? I saw this on today's ride, I didn't cross 4 lanes to lean my bike against the truck, but found a convenient fire hydrant....
02-05-20, 03:19 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By Slightspeed

My Culprt came with Token carbon 55s. They were...

My Culprt came with Token carbon 55s. They were great riding wheels, except on windy days, then they got pretty scarry. As a race wheel they are probably fine, but if you are out in the open getting...
02-04-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

No birds, but a few random shots over the past...

No birds, but a few random shots over the past few days.
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Heuneme...
02-04-20, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I think I saw a plastic bottle in his jersey...

I think I saw a plastic bottle in his jersey pocket. 😉
02-03-20, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Did you notice the cage extension on the front...

Did you notice the cage extension on the front derailleur to accomodate the tiny inner chainring? Never seen that before. Beautiful bike.
02-02-20, 11:25 PM
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Views: 31,121
Posted By Slightspeed

Come on down, 1st Sunday every month, south end...

Come on down, 1st Sunday every month, south end of Aquatic Center parking, south of the Rose Bowl, rollout at 11 am.
02-02-20, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

More Sunday 2-2-2020 pics. Good times in...

More Sunday 2-2-2020 pics. Good times in Pasadena!

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02-02-20, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

More from Pasadena Feb 2. ...

More from Pasadena Feb 2.

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02-02-20, 11:09 PM
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Views: 31,121
Posted By Slightspeed

More from Sunday's Pasadena Ride. ...

More from Sunday's Pasadena Ride.

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Another Peogeot joins the party....
02-02-20, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Great Pasadena ride today Feb. 2. Huge turnout,...

Great Pasadena ride today Feb. 2. Huge turnout, lots of cool bikes. Here's a few (OK, a lot of) pictures.
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02-02-20, 10:40 PM
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Views: 31,121
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's the Frejus, patina winner for sure. More...

Here's the Frejus, patina winner for sure. More photos to come.
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02-02-20, 10:30 PM
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Views: 1,430,766
Posted By Slightspeed

I took the '78 PR10 on a 28 mile Pasadena vintage...

I took the '78 PR10 on a 28 mile Pasadena vintage ride today. Beautiful 70+ degrees. 36 riders showed up, and some great looking bikes. ...
02-01-20, 10:25 PM
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Views: 628
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my Chinese made Culprit. Joshua Colp is...

This is my Chinese made Culprit. Joshua Colp is an American guy who used to work for Trigon in Taiwan, well known for carbon frames and accessories. I got this bike in 2013, as a demo sale at a nice...
02-01-20, 08:08 PM
02-01-20, 08:06 PM
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Views: 1,003
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for asking, but go for it if you need it.....

Thanks for asking, but go for it if you need it.. I'm good now. 👍
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