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09-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

More pics this morning after wiping it down and...

More pics this morning after wiping it down and adjusting a couple of things to my liking.
Came with Dura Ace as can be seen and index shifts wonderfully, Not the original wheels but a nice set of...
09-19-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

Have to respect a man who gets to the point !🤣🤣🤣🤣

Have to respect a man who gets to the point !🤣🤣🤣🤣
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Tomm Willians

PSA for great paint shop in Northern California

Just want to pass along for those wanting a quality paint job on their bikes that Rick Steffani at D and D Cycles in San Lorenzo does really fine work at prices that are completely fair. I just...
09-19-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 when you said Pug I took you literally as...

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 when you said Pug I took you literally as in dog !!! Iíve had Pugs for years and they cost far beyond $50 so I was interested in what dog you had found !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
09-18-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes it is, it was almost too tall for me but it...

Yes it is, it was almost too tall for me but it fits. Love Wiliers
09-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have the coolest gf 😎

The gf saw me drooling over this vintage 1985 Wilier Trestina Ramata and decided to buy it for me. More pics to follow as we are headed home from buying it !...
09-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Tomm Willians

Vintage Weinmann hoods ?

Can anyone suggest where I might find a set of black hoods for these levers ? eBay has only produced sellers overseas which Iíd rather avoid if I can.
Perhaps a model of Shimano is similar? ...
09-17-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By Tomm Willians

Letís see that $50 Pug ! I had to pay a lot more...

Letís see that $50 Pug ! I had to pay a lot more for mine.
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Tomm Willians

Adding a vintage frame pump ?

Iíve not given it a lot of prior thought but tonight noticed some pictures of vintage bikes with matching frame pumps and thought they looked rather classy. Doing an eBay search I see several Silca...
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

No the original saddle is missing unfortunately,...

No the original saddle is missing unfortunately, Iíll likely put a B17 on it.
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

It would appear I still have the factory brakes...

It would appear I still have the factory brakes as well. Iím starting to think maybe just re-painting a factory color with decals and leaving the rest alone. I have quite a few other bikes, thereís...
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes, my mistake

Yes, my mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

The rims are marked ďBernie Archer EnglandĒ and...

The rims are marked ďBernie Archer EnglandĒ and the hubs are Milremo.
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Correction. That is Sturmey Archer
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

The crank arms and chain rings are marked Milremo...

The crank arms and chain rings are marked Milremo if you know anything about that brand ? What would you suggest for a wheelset that would look period appropriate?
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tomm Willians

What model and year Dawes ?

Tonight I picked this Dawes up for a price I couldnít refuse. The previous owner made great effort cleaning off numerous gunk and rusted areas with before and after pics that showed a lot of hard...
09-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,451
Posted By Tomm Willians

The AQI as of this moment in my old hometown...

The AQI as of this moment in my old hometown located in Lassen County is over 600 😳😳😳
I now live near Auburn where itís better but not good enough that Iím going riding.


ahh... good news, it...
09-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hi Dave ! Iíll get those pics to you today

Hi Dave !

Iíll get those pics to you today
09-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Tomm Willians

Riding distance around Clear Lake Calif. ?

The gf and I are hoping to find a 2-3 day cycling trip that starts and ends in the same place with easy resupply along the way, Clear Lake looks like a possibility. Anyone know the distance around ?
09-09-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tomm Willians

Among the 25 or so bikes we have in our stable,...

Among the 25 or so bikes we have in our stable, the gf and I recently acquired a matching set of his/hers 1971 orange Varsities complete with speedometers and generator lights, mine also has the...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ahhh. Just found 1Ē DeRosa forks on EBay so I...

Ahhh. Just found 1Ē DeRosa forks on EBay so I guess that isnít an indicator of it being non original.
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_8f1016cd2929faaf279fd30c4d3d7f57cd97bd6c.jpg...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

The D is on the drive side

The D is on the drive side
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

The only marks on the front dropouts is a letter...

The only marks on the front dropouts is a letter ď DĒ on one side and a ďGĒ on the other. (Both on the inside)
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not so sure this is a De Rosa....

I posted this bike a few days ago as something the gf was excited to acquire but after reading some threads here and finding various photos Iím not sure itís legitimate. It was sold as a Nuovo...
09-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Tomm Willians

I did not realize that gator skins came as a...

I did not realize that gator skins came as a tubular thank you!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

I spotted that too, good call.

I spotted that too, good call.
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

[QUOTE=3alarmer;21680803]. ...the bike in your...

[QUOTE=3alarmer;21680803].
...the bike in your photo is equipped with a Nervar crank, and given the generally good condition of the paint and components, it's probably the original.
It is entirely...
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

I found this pic of a 572 that has the dark color...

I found this pic of a 572 that has the dark color around the neck tube like mine. I couldnít find any other model that has this. Pics are so hard to find but maybe itís a 572?...
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Looks similar to both the 172 and 472 but canít...

Looks similar to both the 172 and 472 but canít really see much difference, maybe it was just in the groupset?
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Got some more pics ...

Got some more pics
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x900/b238ee99_bcef_4ac3_a1dd_ae81743d6e6a_3508125e9788118222fefdfca83f1577c30ee161.jpeg...
09-06-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Tomm Willians

Sew ups

Sew ups
09-06-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Tomm Willians

What is the toughest tubular tire ?

I own a few vintage bikes with tubulars that I enjoy riding on relatively short (20 mile) rides. As changing a flat with these is of course a pain, what would be a ď GatorskinĒ level tubular tire so...
09-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Tomm Willians

I really canít see how other than a solid helmet...

I really canít see how other than a solid helmet this can be avoided ? Dangers inherent?
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíll post better (and more) photos when it...

Iíll post better (and more) photos when it arrives, that was the only one I had access to but itís enough to motivate me to buy it.
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Looks like it will be making its way to me next...

Looks like it will be making its way to me next week ! I love unusual brands
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Follis bikes

I found one of these for sale in pretty good shape for a 1973 model, this is a brand Iíve not heard of before. If I understand the history correctly they began in Italy but then moved to France and...
09-05-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,949
Posted By Tomm Willians

Look up Rick at D and D Cycles in San Lorenzo. He...

Look up Rick at D and D Cycles in San Lorenzo. He does great paint work but due to this not being a secret heís always swamped.
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ugoís signature significant?

My gf bought this DeRosa today and the seller told her he had once heard that the presence of Ugoís signature on the top tube signified that he actually had a hand in building it.

fact or fiction...
09-04-20, 07:55 AM
09-03-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Tomm Willians

Only when stopped

Only when stopped
09-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Tomm Willians

Klean Kanteen insulated bottles.... very impressed !

Did a ride last night with our group that started at sunset. I filled two 24oz bottles around 5pm with ice and water and put them in the cages with my bike on a Kuat. Finished the ride around 10pm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tomm Willians

The Colnago Mapei with Dura Ace doesnít get a...

The Colnago Mapei with Dura Ace doesnít get a pass? Thatís the way they were set up from the factory.
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Tomm Willians

Thank you, that does answer some of the mystery....

Thank you, that does answer some of the mystery. Looks like if I choose to do a full restoration I could use any groupset from that period. The Modolo brakes and levers are definitely staying put.
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Tomm Willians

Spanish Razesa bike info ?

I have a soft spot for not-your-normal bike makers so brought home this Razesa which Iíd never heard of but found interesting. I can only find very limited info on them but they seem to have a solid...
08-28-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Tomm Willians

Oh jeez Iím sorry but I didnít mean to imply this...

Oh jeez Iím sorry but I didnít mean to imply this is an authentic antique. This was an item made by some unknown craftsman that the previous owner acquired in the past. I donít know how old it...
08-28-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Tomm Willians

1920ís Ice Cream vendor bike..... sort of 😄

My gf found this on CL in a nearby town and thought it would look great in the house. The seller described it not-quite-accurately as being 4í long and a fully functioning bike. We had the impression...
08-24-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Tomm Willians

Brake reach extension?

Greetings all

In an effort to restore my Bianchi to (what I believe?) was its original form, I removed a set of Shimano brakes and replaced them with Campagnolo Mirage only to then discover that...
08-19-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,844
Posted By Tomm Willians

Unless I didnít click on some additional links, I...

Unless I didnít click on some additional links, I didnít read any significant details concerning how this occurred. Does anyone know the specifics ?
08-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ted Williams Free Spirit made in Austria?

I found one of these in great condition dirt cheap and am curious about who built them. The ad says made in Austria but not sure where he gets that, maybe a frame label?
08-17-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Tomm Willians

No it became 4/325, I was present for the...

No it became 4/325, I was present for the regimental ceremony. It was around July Ď83 shortly after I left 2/75th. Everyone still referred to it as the Ď09 for a few years after.
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