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01-16-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mech986

Hmm, could you copy the email to this thread and...

Hmm, could you copy the email to this thread and who it’s from? There is no change to the Nova Eroica California web routes...yet. However, it would not surprise me at all if they decided to offfer...
01-07-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

As for the PB route, my understanding was it was...

As for the PB route, my understanding was it was created as more of an easier and scenic ride although I had heard rumors that Eroica did try to gain some access to the eastern hillside roads for...
01-07-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Interesting way to rate oneself - my bike is 48...

Interesting way to rate oneself - my bike is 48 years old and I’m 64 so 112 bike-years here. Some of our Velo-retro riders would have you beat.
12-23-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By mech986

Plenty of people doing both. Always a nice ride...

Plenty of people doing both. Always a nice ride either way depending on how competitive or social you want to be. As long as you know your goals, pushing your limits is part and parcel to your...
12-17-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

https://www.mkspedal.com/sites/default/files/media...

https://www.mkspedal.com/sites/default/files/media/2016/09/05/How%20to%20select%20profer%20ToeClip.pdf
...
12-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

If anyone needs them, MKS makes an Extra large...

If anyone needs them, MKS makes an Extra large (LL) toeclip that can accommodate larger shoes. I used to wear a 9.5 size dress shoe for a long time, but over the last 5 years realized that was too...
11-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Cy, you and your wife should meet up with us on...

Cy, you and your wife should meet up with us on the Velo-Retro Vintage Ride every first Sunday in Pasadena. Details in this thread:
...
11-11-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Didn't realize you're in Fullerton, I'm over the...

Didn't realize you're in Fullerton, I'm over the hill in La Habra, we should meet up sometime!
11-01-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By mech986

Very nice hubs, and you took some great pictures...

Very nice hubs, and you took some great pictures of them. Not easy with polished or anodized surfaces to get focus just right. The reflections of the spoke patterns is eerie!
10-29-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,214
Posted By mech986

What is the size of the frame? Fantastic looking...

What is the size of the frame? Fantastic looking paint scheme, never aware of this one. Lawee always had an interest in striking colors and schemes, many with customized automotive paint origins.
10-10-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,382
Posted By mech986

Catnap hasn't been here since 2017. That...

Catnap hasn't been here since 2017.

That said, I've got an Italvega Super Speciale, circa 72, and that frame is partially chromed in the exposed places (head tube and seat lugs, fork, some parts...
10-10-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By mech986

I've run Compass / Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass...

I've run Compass / Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass Extralights for the past 3.5 years, but I use them with a tube and running on relatively narrow Mavic MA-3 rims. Because I'm 210 pounds, at first I ran...
10-09-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Excellent! Hope to see you at the next ride. ...

Excellent! Hope to see you at the next ride. How is that frame built, internal lugs with steel or aluminum?

will you be riding at Eroica California next year?...
10-09-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/79f15acb_8f1a_4c6f_91c8_64bdd252a685_97946fc7bc5fb59fcce46c19740f970172300b3e.jpeg

Top of Signal Hill, CA.


If you are logged in...
10-08-19, 07:44 PM
10-08-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Me too. Had commitments for the Grandkids...

Me too. Had commitments for the Grandkids birthday party at the Party Kingdom activity house in Chino on Saturday, then taking the Grandkids to a Nick Jr. Music event in Hollywood on Sunday. So...
10-08-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,220
Posted By mech986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C-uPUHbZo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8C-uPUHbZo
10-08-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

IIRC, On the 75 mile Santa Lucia route (74 miles,...

IIRC, On the 75 mile Santa Lucia route (74 miles, 5700 ft of climb), the first climb is about 3 miles out from the start, a short 0.5 mile 4-10% grade on PCH. From there, its relatively flat with a...
09-27-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,733
Posted By mech986

Wait, didn't he step into his Ironman armor? ...

Wait, didn't he step into his Ironman armor?

https://media1.giphy.com/media/lXo8uSnIkaB9e/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611bdafb03f58e8082cde5f2c9bcced11c123aceaf1&rid=giphy.gif
09-09-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Is that your 2nd straight flat on this ride? Bad...

Is that your 2nd straight flat on this ride? Bad luck!

What was the incline grade % on that hill in San Diego? Looked like a tough one. Gotta have Eroica gearing!

That coastal segment is sweet,...
09-02-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By mech986

Very nice Italvega Super Speciale build with some...

Very nice Italvega Super Speciale build with some interesting customizations! What year is it and do you know the serial number off the BB? Do you have any before pictures and what is the story on...
08-29-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By mech986

Sadly, the only branded Torpado I have is this...

Sadly, the only branded Torpado I have is this early 80’s Torpado Italia which was abused by meth-heads in its former life and rattle-canned to death. It was purchased 3 years ago also for the...
08-28-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By mech986

I actually found that exact same bag on eBay and...

I actually found that exact same bag on eBay and gave it to Sestese for his late 60’s - early 70’s brown Torpado Gran Premio, painted almost exactly like my Italvega Super Speciale shown below:
I...
08-28-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

I’m probably not riding this weekend, temps look...

I’m probably not riding this weekend, temps look to be 95-97 degrees and clear and sunny, just too hot for me. Also have been fighting a cough/URI for the past 6 days and just don’t want to take...
08-15-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Ahh, you Portland guys just need to set a regular...

Ahh, you Portland guys just need to set a regular date during decent weather months and have a regular route. Get the word out and, in the words of John Crump, “just ride the bloody bikes!”, have fun...
08-15-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Hey Jeff, there’s quite a contingent of Portland...

Hey Jeff, there’s quite a contingent of Portland PDX based vintage steel riders there, many who rode at Eroica 2019. My BIL Ben Ngan, John Siemsen gugie Andy_K merziac SquireBlack come to mind as...
08-07-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By mech986

Boy, that must have been a big "WTF?" moment,...

Boy, that must have been a big "WTF?" moment, glad you didn't crash.
08-07-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Welcome Brad, if you check my 2019 Eroica...

Welcome Brad, if you check my 2019 Eroica California thread, we had another Texan drive out (!) to enjoy Eroica. Happy to have you visit California and congrats on beating cancer again!
08-06-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Hey BL, where abouts in SoCal are you? I’m in La...

Hey BL, where abouts in SoCal are you? I’m in La Habra only about 28 miles away but accessing the nearest freeway takes 20 minutes by itself. Even with no traffic and a a fast avg. speed, my route of...
08-06-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Yes, you did and I appreciated the company and...

Yes, you did and I appreciated the company and encouragement along the way. I’m not much of a speedster or climber plus the heat was oppressive. Having someone to ride with helps keep the mind...
08-06-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,794
Posted By mech986

Very nice, you did very well and someone is going...

Very nice, you did very well and someone is going to be very happy with it.
08-06-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By mech986

What was the clear coat product and what solvent...

What was the clear coat product and what solvent vehicle do they use with it? Some solvents are more aggressive than others with decals or vinyl.
08-06-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

I debated for the entire day Saturday whether I'd...

I debated for the entire day Saturday whether I'd ride. I went and it was about 83 deg. at 11:10 when I got started. The pack had already left and it took me about 25 minutes to catch up with them...
08-05-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By mech986

Did this sell? I am interested primarily in the...

Did this sell? I am interested primarily in the Suntour Freewheel. Please let me know if you have it or who the buyer was.
07-23-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Bumping for additional entries.

Bumping for additional entries.
07-16-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By mech986

Nice looking Motobecane, would be good for the...

Nice looking Motobecane, would be good for the next Eroica California 2020 ride! You going?
07-16-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By mech986

If I see this correctly, this should be the...

If I see this correctly, this should be the English cups and the spindle should be marked 68-SS. Spindle length should be 112.5 with 49mm between the bearing flange shoulders, and 30mm wide on the...
07-15-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By mech986

Is this saddle still available? I'm interested. ...

Is this saddle still available? I'm interested.

Bart
07-14-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Excellent Manny66 and Gugie!! I know we have a...

Excellent Manny66 and Gugie!! I know we have a bunch of folks already signed up in the early bird registration so I suspect they'll be along shortly.

As for me:

1. First name, Last name, CR or...
07-14-19, 04:31 PM
07-14-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

This post reserved for abridged list.

This post reserved for abridged list.
07-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,178
Posted By mech986

Official BF Eroica California 2020 Roll Call!

Ok, time to check in for Eroica California 2020 registrations. I'm collating separate CR and BF attendee Google spreadsheets (and yes, there will be some overlap) to gauge attendance and interest for...
07-14-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By mech986

Mark. Have you considered other properties or...

Mark. Have you considered other properties or maybe moving a bit more upscale for your group? Consider the Pickford House. 9 bedrooms, 13 parking spaces, sleeps up to 23. If you rent the entire...
07-02-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,795
Posted By mech986

Seems to me we should be checking our bike...

Seems to me we should be checking our bike alignments including straightness of the rear wheel line relative to the front wheel, plus the overall dropout alignments as well. I suspect a lot of our...
07-01-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,480
Posted By mech986

Italvega is also another brand that has revived,...

Italvega is also another brand that has revived, I believe a couple of years ago. Oddly or. Ot, appears they are based in the Netherlands and make bikes and lots of lifestyle gear. Where they source...
06-27-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By mech986

The later 70-SS spindle should work, 56mm between...

The later 70-SS spindle should work, 56mm between bearing shoulders, 28mm left side, 31.5mm right side, overall length 115.5mm. Use the later thick rifled cups. Should check whether needs 1/4" or...
06-21-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,618
Posted By mech986

“Error code 16 indicates the micro flux capacitor...

“Error code 16 indicates the micro flux capacitor has failed. This will overload the EPS conduits and power relays in the Jeffries downtube and destabilize the dilithium crystal chamber matrix...
06-02-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,152
Posted By mech986

Glad everyone had a good time and sorry I had to...

Glad everyone had a good time and sorry I had to miss the ride today, was helping my 84 y/o mom recovering from total hip surgery. Happily she's doing well so hope to see everyone on July's ride. ...
05-23-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,377
Posted By mech986

Put one on the other side and you can call them...

Put one on the other side and you can call them Nerf Bars for performing Pitt maneuvers on other bikes.

As far as damaged spokes, I had a similar issue with my Campagnolo NR with Rally cage...
05-23-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,402
Posted By mech986

When speaking of multiples needed for film...

When speaking of multiples needed for film productions, think of this - in Doctor Strange, the Lamborghini sports car crash required the destruction of 6 individual cars to get all the shots and more...
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