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04-04-21, 10:08 AM
04-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tomm Willians

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh....

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh. Over in the Safety section everyone loves bashing drivers as though cyclists are never at fault and then with this we get (as Paul Harvey would say) ďthe...
04-02-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Tomm Willians

Steer tube extensions and compression question

I installed a steer tube extender on one of my bikes to obtain a more upright position. The original compression assembly is quite short and only reaches part way down the extension. Doesnít it need...
03-31-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Tomm Willians

Actually no Iím not sure, I was just guessing...

Actually no Iím not sure, I was just guessing that being an 88 with downtube that it was 126. Itís out for paint right now so canít confirm.
03-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Tomm Willians

What series of Dura Ace was 6-7 speed with brifters ?

Iím having a 88-89 Paramount built that originally had down tube shifters and has the smaller 126 hub width. Iíd like to have it built back up using brifters rather than down tube. What numeric...
03-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Tomm Willians

Just what I needed !!!

Just what I needed !!!
03-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Tomm Willians

Increased capacity bottles?

Iím trying to find larger water bottles than the 24oz I carry right now but am having no luck. The problem is finding a larger bottle that will still fit into a bottle cage and everything Iím finding...
03-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 797,646
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/c3636478_b8f7_4fbc_b840_8f9db41f8936_4b4b71401577bebde050bd1060ed467058e6d5c2.jpeg
1976(?) Follis 472.
03-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tomm Willians

When do you consider your tires ďworn outĒ?

I run GP5000ís on a couple of my bikes with one bike seeing much more use than the other. The tires on the more used bike have developed a noticeable flattened section on the crown which of course is...
03-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bearing service time/ mileage schedule?

My primary bike is a Wilier Triestina with Record 11 and Fulcrum Racing Zero wheelset which I bought used from a dedicated cyclist and have been putting many happy miles on for about a year....
03-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Tomm Willians

I think we are still at N+20 or something like...

I think we are still at N+20 or something like that?
03-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dear moderator please delete this thread at my...

Dear moderator please delete this thread at my request.
03-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Tomm Willians

Delete this

Delete
03-19-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Tomm Willians

Love a dedicated vintage enthusiast!

My wife and I came to the obvious yet painful conclusion that we have too many bikes. We decided to part with a pair of vintage rides in my Razesa and her Mercian. I listed them on CL about 10 days...
03-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I decided to take a drive to check...

My wife and I decided to take a drive to check out a posted ride not too far away from our home. Thankfully we did this before riding as it was one of the most flipping dangerous routes Iíve ever...
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes thatís it and today itís sold to a gentleman...

Yes thatís it and today itís sold to a gentleman from LA who is driving up with his wife to buy it. We are taking them for a ride around the Sutter Buttes before they head home.
03-16-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,451
Posted By Tomm Willians

I ride in a group of folks with varying levels of...

I ride in a group of folks with varying levels of dedication. Our group leader is a lady with an entry level Trek with bottom level Shimano groupset and GP5000ís.
She can flat kick the doo out of...
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Tomm Willians

Mercian value

My wife wants to part with her Mercian and isnít sure what to ask? Sugino cranks, Dura Ace brakes, Suntour derailleurs, 27Ē wheelset and tires, bar end shifters around 1981 model and quite clean....
03-12-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Tomm Willians

Delete

Delete
03-10-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 683
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve used WD40 for similar projects with success....

Iíve used WD40 for similar projects with success. However Iíd hate to have you use it and have it destroy your decals somehow ?
03-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Tomm Willians

Here is the before pick which really doesnít show...

Here is the before pick which really doesnít show the original paint close up. It had dozens upon dozens of chips like someone was riding behind a gravel truck. The drive side front fork had exposed...
03-09-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Tomm Willians

Just a lucky coincidence

Just a lucky coincidence
03-09-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Tomm Willians

Colnago C40 back from paint

Just got my C40 back today after being painted, reassembled and tuned up. The original paint was in dire condition so I made the decision to go with a completely different paint scheme.
Rick...
03-06-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By Tomm Willians

I too pondered two bolt vs three and ended up...

I too pondered two bolt vs three and ended up using Delcoolio 2 bolt SPD type pedals on a number of my bikes. They are flat on one side and clip on the other. They look nice enough to not look vulgar...
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not sure how little pressure I can get by with to...

Not sure how little pressure I can get by with to compromise my elbow injuries with an adequate rolling rate. With my new 32ís Iím guessing 65 up front and 75 in the back as these roads are not...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tomm Willians

Good lord !! I had no idea who she was so...

Good lord !!

I had no idea who she was so used Google....... Superwoman! Iím doing my best to work up to my first double and sheís doing them daily ???? Not from this planet !
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did I move forward, back or sideways?

I completed my first (and only) century last fall and did it feeling great at the end. There is a rider in my group who does monthly doubles and has got me motivated to try one.
My bike for the...
03-01-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Tomm Willians

Darkening carbon wheels

I have a set of Reynolds Stratus clinchers on one of my bikes that seem to have more of a grayish color than black, perhaps due to sun exposure?
Is anyone aware of any sort of treatment that would...
02-28-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive used those on my gravel bike and tour bike,...

Ive used those on my gravel bike and tour bike, they look right at home. One on a C40 might look kind of odd but it would undoubtedly do the job for the fewest dollars.
02-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Tomm Willians

Lengthening a fork tube

I have a Colnago C40 Iím rather fond of but wish the fork tube was a bit taller. Is there a way to add a section back ? I can imagine using an internal sleeve between the tube and the extension as a...
02-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,207
Posted By Tomm Willians

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís...

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís physical condition and age was keeping him from participating in most of our rides over 20 miles. He invested in an E-bike and we are happy to have him...
02-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By Tomm Willians

Art of Survival Century going forth !!

This ride is in a bit of a remote location being in the Tulelake / Klamath Falls area but we signed up today for the century route and booked a room!
02-25-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rear rack for vintage touring Peugeot

Attached is a pic of the rear section of my mid 70ís PX60. There are attachment points at the bottom of the seat stays for a rack but none at the top. How would I attach a rack to this bike ?...
02-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tomm Willians

But they did have that wonderful fued with...

But they did have that wonderful fued with Carroll Shelby back in the 60ís !
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By Tomm Willians

I did my first (and so far only) century last...

I did my first (and so far only) century last summer in an area near Lake Tahoe called the Sierra Valley. The route was a loop approximately 54-56 miles around going through the towns of Loyalton and...
02-21-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Tomm Willians

Brooks B17, first I liked it now not so sure.

I have a B17 on my Soma touring bike that should be well broken in as it has around 500 miles riding on it. I did a century on it last year and ended the ride with only very minor chaffing.

I...
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve considered doing exactly that on my Wilier...

Iíve considered doing exactly that on my Wilier Triestina but not certain how well it will work out carrying what I need with me. Iím toying with different routes that offer more resupply options. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Tomm Willians

There was very little in the bags, I was just...

There was very little in the bags, I was just enjoying trying everything out.
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Tomm Willians

Working my way back

Had a nice 60 miler today working my conditioning to the point of (hopefully) doing my first double century before summer. I had a nasty accident in late December breaking numerous ribs on my right...
02-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Tomm Willians

Finding Grand Bois Cypress tires.... help !

Iíve been searching for a pair of these in 700x30 to no avail. Any known sources out there ?
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By Tomm Willians

Tour vs Randonneur ?

I have a SOMA Pescadero that I purchased so my wife and I can give a try at some touring this year. In addition to that goal, Iíve also done a century on this bike and have a goal of a double...
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Tomm Willians

Harry Quinn bikes ?

I found one of these for sale for a tempting price and wondering what the consensus is on them overall ?
02-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,580
Posted By Tomm Willians

You are correct in it being rougher than it...

You are correct in it being rougher than it appears from a satellite map. Iím not convinced that is actually a recreational- bike trail so much as itís simply the result of tearing out the existing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have Veloflex 28ís on two of my bikes and they...

I have Veloflex 28ís on two of my bikes and they are closer to a 26. I might use those if I donít have room for a true 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Tomm Willians

Room for 28c on a C40?

I sent my C40 out to be painted some time back and should be receiving it soon. It currently wears 25c GP5000 tires and Iím wondering if there might be room for 28ís?
Of course I can answer this...
02-08-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,580
Posted By Tomm Willians

I lived in Susanville most of my life which is...

I lived in Susanville most of my life which is just off the 36/395 junction. That stretch of road from Susanville to Alturas is about 90 miles of very barren terrain. There is a small town named...
02-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,669
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike...

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike accident Iíve ever had. It made a deep enough impression that I doubt Iíll forget it to the day I die.
Once you have an event that hits a certain...
02-06-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,357
Posted By Tomm Willians

There it is !

There it is !
02-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,070
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+...

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+ people. We celebrate the days ride and each otherís company with a tailgate party at the end of every single ride. No one leaves tipsy but everyone has a...
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