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08-23-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By Slightspeed

Amazon has these, which I've used. ...

Amazon has these, which I've used.
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08-22-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,742
Posted By Slightspeed

35 miles on the '78 PR10, from east Ventura out...

35 miles on the '78 PR10, from east Ventura out to Santa Paula, up and back thru two canyons on the way. Still tweaking on the Simplex RD, finally making progress. The 28t big rear gear and the...
08-21-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By Slightspeed

I like the honey/honey saddle and wrap on gold...

I like the honey/honey saddle and wrap on gold bikes, not sure about your color. If you don't plan to match the bar wrap, I'd stick with a black saddle....
08-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 821
Posted By Slightspeed

There are no rules for me. I've bought bikes for...

There are no rules for me. I've bought bikes for $20, $3600 and in between, and I enjoy riding them all. The one thing I don't scrimp on is tires. They are all that connect you to Mother Earth. Also,...
08-21-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,067
Posted By Slightspeed

This is a pretty crazy descending video. These...

This is a pretty crazy descending video. These guys post these all the time. This is Tuna Cyn, down to PCH Malibu. Not too many double yellows, but near the end they pass a Mini Cooper and a couple...
08-21-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51,820
Views: 6,867,679
Posted By Slightspeed

Must have ridden the wheels off of it! I got this...

Must have ridden the wheels off of it! I got this Raleigh Super Course on local LA CL for $20....
08-20-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 81,673
Posted By Slightspeed

47 miles down PCH to Malibu. Felt good at the...

47 miles down PCH to Malibu. Felt good at the start, massive headwind coming home, and I kind of led another rider home who wasn't feeling well. This guy had a bad day, of which I've had plenty, so I...
08-19-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By Slightspeed

I've had good luck with LG shoes. The Nickel...

I've had good luck with LG shoes. The Nickel shoes I've had for over 3 years, but I use SPD mtn cleats on them. They have been on 3 Eroica rides, several gravel rides, and countless club road rides....
08-16-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
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: 1,786
Views: 143,462
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 84,302
Posted By Slightspeed

6.5 mile Post Office run on the '78 Peugeot PR10....

6.5 mile Post Office run on the '78 Peugeot PR10. The rear derailleur has been acting up, chain dragging between large rear gear and jockey wheel. I checked the derailleur mounting bolt, and it was a...
08-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
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...
08-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Slightspeed

Been trying to figure out the Simplex derailleur...

Been trying to figure out the Simplex derailleur on my '78 PR10. Recently the chain is dragging between the big gear and jockey wheel. The derailleur is leaning forward at a different angle than most...
08-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
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!...
08-15-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's one from a couple of years ago, cracked...

Here's one from a couple of years ago, cracked flange between the holes on an old Campy. I found a hub body for $5 at a swap meet, gave it a good polishing, swapped the internals from the cracked...
08-14-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
Posted By Slightspeed

I haven't even touched it yet. I was thinking...

I haven't even touched it yet. I was thinking large quantities of PB Blaster and patience, and maybe squeezing the flange "gently" in my wood jawed workmate table vise.
08-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
Posted By Slightspeed

Addition to above post. ...

Addition to above post.
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Normandy 78 on my Peugeot. Not as pretty as...
08-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
Posted By Slightspeed

All my vintage bikes have high flange, mostly...

All my vintage bikes have high flange, mostly Campy. The dates of my bikes are 1961 Legnano to 1978 Peugeot and Raleigh. The Peugeot has Normandy and the Raleighs have been upgraded to Campy. They...
08-13-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 81,673
Posted By Slightspeed

Only 12.2 miles today, getting hot, 93° right...

Only 12.2 miles today, getting hot, 93° right now. I needed to vote on a City Council runoff election, which was at a nearby middle school. Didn't realize it was also the first day of school, cars,...
08-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,427
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: 645
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...
08-12-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,624
Posted By Slightspeed

I love mine, but the other one took a beating and...

I love mine, but the other one took a beating and "lost". Hope this one lasts longer.
08-11-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 422,624
Posted By Slightspeed

Not really C & V, but my Garmin Vivosmart HR...

Not really C & V, but my Garmin Vivosmart HR battery quit charging about the time the band broke. Found new bands on Ebay for <$5, but the battery is "non-replaceable by user". 😡 Garmin wanted $89 to...
08-10-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By Slightspeed

I've had a Garmin Vivosmart HR for a around 3...

I've had a Garmin Vivosmart HR for a around 3 years, and suddenly the battery won't take a charge. The band also broke about the same time. I found bands on Ebay for <$5, but the battery is not...
08-10-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 81,673
Posted By Slightspeed

46 miles, 2300+ ft climbing along the Montecito...

46 miles, 2300+ ft climbing along the Montecito ridgeline and hills above Santa Barbara. Great day to ride. Fully supported Century and half century ride ride by Channel Islands Bike Club for...
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08-09-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 285,268
Posted By Slightspeed

Some recent faves. ...

Some recent faves.
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Casitas Pass Summit....
08-09-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By Slightspeed

I built up this 52/34 compact Sugino GT on my...

I built up this 52/34 compact Sugino GT on my Peugeot PR10. I really like the shiny appearance with the Pug's gold paint. It actually worked pretty well with a 6 speed 26t freewheel, and the old...
08-08-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 261,848
Posted By Slightspeed

Not a new bike for this thread, my '78 Super...

Not a new bike for this thread, my '78 Super Course, but a new picture, today among the flower fields. Started as a $20 CL project, turned into a great riding bike, my second Super Course....
08-08-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Slightspeed

Hearst San Simeon State Park, just north of town....

Hearst San Simeon State Park, just north of town.

Hearst San Simeon State Park 500 San Simeon-Monterey Creek Rd, Cambria, CA 93428 (805) 927-2035 https://g.co/kgs/d9fXCb
08-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,742
Posted By Slightspeed

I honestly don't know much about the e-bikes. I'm...

I honestly don't know much about the e-bikes. I'm only 70 and still enjoy being the motor. The Cannondale guy has been riding a carbon Roubaix for several years, and just got the E-bike because his...
08-08-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,742
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...
08-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,167
Posted By Slightspeed

I've rewrapped the two bikes I have the Kingou...

I've rewrapped the two bikes I have the Kingou wrap more than twice, to change or move brake levers. It seems to go back on quite easily. It does have a light adhesive strip on the back, about 1/4"...
08-07-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,167
Posted By Slightspeed

Bar wrapping is an acquired taste. I used to hate...

Bar wrapping is an acquired taste. I used to hate it, now it is a labor of love, and adds either the finishing touch, or freshens up a older bike's feel and look. I like Brooks leather wrap, though...
08-06-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By Slightspeed

Yeah, two of mine, my beloved Legnano hasn't been...

Yeah, two of mine, my beloved Legnano hasn't been ridden since April Eroica. It rode fine and I had a great time on the ride. But on the way home from Eroica, another Legnano followed me home, and...
08-05-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,496
Posted By Slightspeed

Sorry to have missed it, but with the predicted...

Sorry to have missed it, but with the predicted heat, I wimped out. Looks like a good turnout. Next time !
08-05-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
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...
08-05-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,678
Posted By Slightspeed

My two keepers, the Legnano I got new 55 years...

My two keepers, the Legnano I got new 55 years ago, and the Raleigh, I built from a scrap frame 3 1/2 or so years ago. Long story short, the Legnano is my first "real" bike, and we have 55 years of...
08-05-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 81,673
Posted By Slightspeed

Mid 90s here today, north of LA. I got in 10 mile...

Mid 90s here today, north of LA. I got in 10 mile post office run before it got really hot. I'm mad that I wimped out on the Pasadena Vintage ride yesterday, but I don't do heat like I used to. 😡...
08-05-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By Slightspeed

Highway 1 above Cambria was freshly chip sealed a...

Highway 1 above Cambria was freshly chip sealed a few years ago. Seemed like 1" chip seal. I rode it when it was freshly done on my carbon Roubaix with 25mm Gatorskins. It rattled me and the bike so...
08-03-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,678
Posted By Slightspeed

11 is a small stable? I'm feeling like an...

11 is a small stable? I'm feeling like an addicted hoarder with 8.
8 is definitely my n+0 number ... for now....
08-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,630
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: 5,678
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, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice job. I have the same Exage Sport brake...

Nice job. I have the same Exage Sport brake levers on my Raleigh Super Course, and they are the most comfortable and best feeling levers of the several bikes I ride. I also like the handy release...
08-02-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Slightspeed

Two Legnanos, a 58cm Roma Olympiade that I've had...

Two Legnanos, a 58cm Roma Olympiade that I've had since new in 1964, and a recently acquired 54 cm Gran Premio that I couldn't resist on the way home from Eroica CA. I'm determined to get the 54 to...
08-02-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 25,635
Posted By Slightspeed

436 miles for me, July 2019. 2300 miles ytd,...

436 miles for me, July 2019.
2300 miles ytd, this year.
08-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,715
Posted By Slightspeed

Interesting thread. I'm enjoying your Bianchi...

Interesting thread. I'm enjoying your Bianchi saga. Back in the racing days, my best friend and club mate had a copper colored Bianchi (Specialissima?) and I was jealous of him as I rode my Legnano...
08-02-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,742
Posted By Slightspeed

Great pictures. The old bridge looks a bit like...

Great pictures. The old bridge looks a bit like the one across the Ventura River, just above the estuary. I did not get a bike picture there, it's still an active Amtrack crossing....
08-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,742
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: 622
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...
07-29-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,835
Posted By Slightspeed

I've got old school Campy, modern Shimano, even...

I've got old school Campy, modern Shimano, even some Simplex, but I love my Suntour. It's cheap, easily available, reliable and versatile. I even like the looks of most of it. The Cyclone II front...
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