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10-15-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,405
Posted By Slightspeed

47 miles on PCH, Camarillo Airport to Malibu and...

47 miles on PCH, Camarillo Airport to Malibu and back. Great day to ride, lots of nice new pavement, and the dunes area has been cleaned up ... again ... for now. All the new pot fields in the flats...
10-14-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice painted bikes can be a real scratch magnet....

Nice painted bikes can be a real scratch magnet. I spent big $$$ getting my Raleigh Super Course painted, and took it on the Eroica last year and came back with two chips on the fork, above the...
10-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The foreground one is a Professional that came on a '61 Legnano Gran Premio that I...
10-14-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Slightspeed

My rare Brooks, Campagnolo branded, narrow rail,...

My rare Brooks, Campagnolo branded, narrow rail, B17 died at 50 years old in a torrential downpour. It was original to my '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, and, I have to admit that in 50 years I was...
10-14-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Slightspeed

I haven't ridden in "regular running shoes" since...

I haven't ridden in "regular running shoes" since I was a teen ager. Went right to old school toe clips, cleats and straps. We got numb toes from having the straps cinched too tight for racing. Fast...
10-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 501
Posted By Slightspeed

Camera phones are pretty amazing these days. I...

Camera phones are pretty amazing these days. I hardly ever carry a camera any more, but my favorite is a Panasonic DMC-ZS25. Its cigarette pack sized, with a 20X optical zoom, Leica lens, and easy to...
10-13-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres a couple of Limebikes on a BSO type rack at...

Heres a couple of Limebikes on a BSO type rack at Chatsworth, CA Metrolink station....
10-12-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,905
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a Brooks believer, with five of them, three...

I'm a Brooks believer, with five of them, three B-17s and two Pros. I've been riding them for over 50 years, along with a few modern ones, Prologo, Specialized, Ergon. As a different take on things,...
10-12-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,064
Posted By Slightspeed

I like it all, carbon, steel, friction shift,...

I like it all, carbon, steel, friction shift, (down tube shifters, toe clips, not so much!), Di2, centerpull, side pull, disc brake, carbon wheels, skinny alloy, shiny, dull, it's all good for me....
10-10-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Slightspeed

25 miles today, east of Ventura, headed to Santa...

25 miles today, east of Ventura, headed to Santa Paula, CA. Big time wind, but I had hoped to miss most of it. We had a good ride up thru two canyons, Aliso and Wheeler, then the wind hit us. Low...
10-10-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By Slightspeed

On my first ever bike build, a '73 Raleigh Super...

On my first ever bike build, a '73 Raleigh Super Course, it all went amazingly well. I stripped the ugly green spray paint, and built it up on the stripped and unpainted frame to check fit, and ride...
10-09-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 88,911
Posted By Slightspeed

Fixing flats on my Peugeot. I rode the bike a few...

Fixing flats on my Peugeot. I rode the bike a few days ago with no problem. I hung the bike on the rack. 4 days, later two flat tires. I saw a thorn in the front and repaired it. Nothing visible on...
10-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,610
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Nitto Technohomic stem. I wish I was...

+1 on the Nitto Technohomic stem. I wish I was pushing 60, instead of being the wrong side of 70. I have ridden this Legnano since new in '64. Back in the day there was more bike and less me. I hated...
10-09-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 156,407
Posted By Slightspeed

Mei Mei is a beautiful cat. Sorry to hear of the...

Mei Mei is a beautiful cat. Sorry to hear of the diagnosis.
We adopted a little black kitten, "Buddy", 5 years ago. At his first check-up, we got a leukimia diagnosis, which broke our heart, as well...
10-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By Slightspeed

I guess I have two. For modern club rides, but on...

I guess I have two. For modern club rides, but on windy days, I prefer my old 2007 Roubaix. It has good hill gears, is usually fast "enough", and still comfortable. My usual vintage ride is my '73...
10-08-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Slightspeed

Garmin switch repair

Just to let you know, I posted a procedure to repair a Garmin 810 or similar switch function when the waterproof membrane fails. To avoid a double post go to the "Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets"...
10-08-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Slightspeed

Garmin 810 (or similar) switch repair

The rubber membrane cover on my Garmin 810 power switch failed, but was still somewhat attached, so I've been using it normally for several weeks, once, even in a nasty rain ride. Today, the cover...
10-08-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Slightspeed

I had a very similar bottle from about 2000, from...

I had a very similar bottle from about 2000, from when I started riding again. I got it out for a vintage ride, scrubbed it out, filled it with cold water, gave it a squeeze, and my thumb went right...
10-07-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,996
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's mine, not all vintage, but mostly.

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1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new....
10-06-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
Posted By Slightspeed

More October 2019 Pasadena eye candy: ...

More October 2019 Pasadena eye candy:

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10-06-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from today's October 2019 Pasadena ride

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10-06-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
Posted By Slightspeed

Another great day on the Pasadena Vintage ride....

Another great day on the Pasadena Vintage ride. 91 at the finish, but shade along the way and a nice breeze made it a great day to ride. My friend Rick brought his "new" '78 De Rosa, and there was...
10-03-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,063
Posted By Slightspeed

Out for a ride this morning and saw this...

Out for a ride this morning and saw this character. These guys are popping up all over the place. ...
10-03-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,185
Posted By Slightspeed

I bought this Specialized Roubaix Elite from...

I bought this Specialized Roubaix Elite from Spoke 'n Wheel, Woodland Hills, CA, as a left over, back in 2007, for $700 off MSRP. Couldn't pass it up. After ten years, the original Mavic Open Sports...
10-03-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,403
Posted By Slightspeed

305 miles for Sept. 2019 (too much yard work!) ...

305 miles for Sept. 2019 (too much yard work!)
2,999 miles YTD. (Should have gone around the block one more time.)
10-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Slightspeed

17 miles this morning up thru Porter Ranch, north...

17 miles this morning up thru Porter Ranch, north of LA, on the '73 Raleigh Super Course. Great day to ride, but, I didn't feel like joining the club ride this morning to Ojai....
10-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been using pedal extenders for years. On...

I've been using pedal extenders for years. On pedals without wrench flats, I screw the extenders to the pedal arm using the flats on the extender, then using a rag to protect the pedal shaft, take a...
10-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Slightspeed

I did a faceplant on pavement several years ago,...

I did a faceplant on pavement several years ago, concussion, facial lacerations, one, a 1/4" from my eye socket, requiring several stitches. chipped a tooth veneer, broken arm and compound wrist...
09-28-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,691
Posted By Slightspeed

I found this SR Apex crank on Ebay. Someone had...

I found this SR Apex crank on Ebay. Someone had painted the flutes brown, which went well with my gold '78 Super Course's saddle and tape color. There is a scuff on the drive side, probably from a...
09-25-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Slightspeed

We had new driveway, patio and walkways replaced...

We had new driveway, patio and walkways replaced almost a week ago. With moving plants, touching up paint, and general yard cleanup, I've only been on the bike twice the last couple of weeks. Its...
09-25-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By Slightspeed

I had 7 speed Exage Biopace on a Bianchi several...

I had 7 speed Exage Biopace on a Bianchi several years ago but don't remember the exact configuration. It was my first index shift bike, but only on the rear as I recall. This may not apply to you,...
09-23-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,679
Posted By Slightspeed

Have you, or anyone else on this thread used a...

Have you, or anyone else on this thread used a Roadlink with old school Campy? I have a steel Gran Sport that is pretty well maxed out at 28t, even with the wheel pulled way back in the drop outs. I...
09-23-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,679
Posted By Slightspeed

After walking 3 hills on my first Eroica with my...

After walking 3 hills on my first Eroica with my '64 Legnano with a 42/28 best gear, I built a '73 Raleigh Super Course from a found bare frame using a Sugino AT triple, 32/40/52t and Shimano 6 speed...
09-23-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Slightspeed

We were over there in 2015, and I brought my...

We were over there in 2015, and I brought my riding kit, helmet, shoes and pedals, thinking I would rent a bike somewhere. Just watching the crazy traffic made me keep my stuff in the suitcase. I'm...
09-22-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Slightspeed

37 miles today out thru the Somis (CA) foothills....

37 miles today out thru the Somis (CA) foothills. We stopped at an avacado ranch previously owned by a bike club member. He put a water fountain near the road for us, and the new owners are keeping...
09-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,214
Posted By Slightspeed

Anybody else ever see this guy? This was north of...

Anybody else ever see this guy? This was north of Ventura on the path that parallels 101. He is a South African guy towing a fullsize fiberglas rhino the down entire west coast to bring attention to...
09-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,063
Posted By Slightspeed

I took a little 12 mile spin on the '78 Peugeot...

I took a little 12 mile spin on the '78 Peugeot this morning and came across a bunch of Indian guys playing cricket in a local park. I watched for awhile, and couldn't make any sense out of it, but...
09-21-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Slightspeed

I loved the look and feel of cloth tape, when it...

I loved the look and feel of cloth tape, when it was new and clean. It held up remarkably well, including two Eroica crashes (darned toe clips!) but as time and rides went by, it got really scruffy...
09-21-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
Posted By Slightspeed

Come as you are, ride what ya bring. You can park...

Come as you are, ride what ya bring. You can park next to my patina cruiser. Patina, beater, low end, high end, polished chrome museum quality, they are all welcome.
09-20-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,860
Posted By Slightspeed

Come on down! Hopefully the weather will finally...

Come on down! Hopefully the weather will finally drop below 90. 😎
09-20-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 88,911
Posted By Slightspeed

Getting back on the Legnano after a busy week. We...

Getting back on the Legnano after a busy week. We had concrete guys in all week demolishing our patio and driveway, then poured new concrete yesterday. I had to go to a day of Jury Duty in the middle...
09-20-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Slightspeed

Most of my old bikes use bar end shifters, and...

Most of my old bikes use bar end shifters, and its a pain to remove them to tuck the tape ends in, so I start at the bar end, with one wrap, then proceed and wrap upwards, ending near the stem. It...
09-20-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Fisik Classic. I have it on several...

+1 on the Fisik Classic. I have it on several bikes, both modern and vintage. It wraps easily and holds up well. I like a little bit of cush, and these are pretty solid, but still have a nice feel. I...
09-19-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Slightspeed

Beautiful restoration, and nice picture...

Beautiful restoration, and nice picture presentations. I've got two modernish Specialized, including a 2002 Allez. It would be nice to find a vintage one that nice, nice job!
09-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 156,407
Posted By Slightspeed

Were having a new driveway and patio poured with...

Were having a new driveway and patio poured with fresh concrete today. They need access thru the garage, so I moved the bikes inside for safekeeping. I gave Tigger the job of guard cat. He'd rather...
09-18-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 88,911
Posted By Slightspeed

Jury duty. Browsing BF in the jury room. Rather...

Jury duty. Browsing BF in the jury room. Rather be on my bike, but the wheels of justice turn
s-l-o-w-l-y. Used to be a bike shop across the street from Van Nuys, CA court, but now I'm in San...
09-17-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Slightspeed

Like somebody said just ride it. I've got 5...

Like somebody said just ride it. I've got 5 Brooks (4 B17s, 1 Pro ) and every one has felt great from the start, and were either new in the box, or nearly new ones that somebody gave up on, for...
09-17-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,355
Posted By Slightspeed

Don't forget Legnano. I got this Roma Olympiade...

Don't forget Legnano. I got this Roma Olympiade new in '64, still have it, still ride it, still love it! This one is Falck steel tubing. I raced it back in the day, commuted to college on it, ride it...
09-16-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Slightspeed

I have a Cyclone II on my '73 Super Course. Works...

I have a Cyclone II on my '73 Super Course. Works great with my Sugino AT 32/40/52 triple. It was my first ever build, and it turned out great....
09-16-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,944
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my bike hauler, Lexus CT200h. I heard it...

This is my bike hauler, Lexus CT200h. I heard it is being discontinued in favor if a more trucky SUV looking thing. I love my CT, nearly 50 mpg + room for my bike. When going alone, the bike fits...
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