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07-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By Slightspeed

Got it. The game is still open as far as I'm...

Got it. The game is still open as far as I'm concerned. I'll keep looking for the extinct business. Have fun guys. The Batmobile is in Granada Hills, CA, extreme north end of San Fernando Valley....
07-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By Slightspeed

"extinct?" Yes, but "persevered against the...

"extinct?" Yes, but "persevered against the odds". I guess I'm confused. Not the first time for that.😉
Do they want two pictures? I saw this Batmobile yesterday. Didn't get the bike in the shot,...
07-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By Slightspeed

Chatsworth, CA (N/W of LA) on Devonshire between...

Chatsworth, CA (N/W of LA) on Devonshire between Owensmouth and Canoga Ave. I had a chili dog there once, good, but the Hickory Burger is their speciality, and the best! Thanks for the nice words in...
07-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Slightspeed

I'll check it out. The subtitles on "Italian...

I'll check it out. The subtitles on "Italian Masters" are a little taxing, and I wish they had more period pictures, but the interviews are interesting.
07-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By Slightspeed

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not...

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not a chain? Been there forever. Its so old that property setback laws didn't exist. It's too close to the street for modern code, but still flipping...
07-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,035
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a big believer in Conti Gatorskins, either 25...

I'm a big believer in Conti Gatorskins, either 25 or 28s. I have Panaracer Pasela 28s on my vintage bikes, love the look and ride, but they are a pain to mount when new. I just put a pair of Conti GP...
07-04-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,435
Posted By Slightspeed

1973 Raleigh Super Course ...

1973 Raleigh Super Course
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06-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,650
Posted By Slightspeed

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese...

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese from the ground. (Big mouth and teeth like "Jaws ") Also by a wild turkey. One day I was paced by a big egret around 25 yards off my right. He stopped...
06-29-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,382
Posted By Slightspeed

Every place may be different, but just last...

Every place may be different, but just last Saturday, I brought my bottle inside at the coffee stop, and they topped it up with a pitcher of water, and never touched my item. May not be the case...
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,382
Posted By Slightspeed

Like them or not, Starbucks never refused to top...

Like them or not, Starbucks never refused to top up my water bottle. Putting on a mask for a couple minutes is not that big of a deal.
06-21-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,928
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, not interested, and Princess, now 14 years old, celebrating my...
06-21-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,155
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres a few from SoCal. ...

Heres a few from SoCal.
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Sulphur Mtn fire road....
06-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By Slightspeed

I built this bike for Eroica rides, big hills...

I built this bike for Eroica rides, big hills partly on dirt. I figured I'd need all the gear I could fit, so I have a Shimano Megarange 34-14, 6 speed in back and a Sugino AT 32/40/52 triple. It...
06-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for the interest. I put this bike on here...

Thanks for the interest. I put this bike on here several times on many posts, but here's a photo album with lots of pictures of the "before", "during" and lots of "finished" rides.
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06-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By Slightspeed

My first ever build went from a scrap pile...

My first ever build went from a scrap pile Raleigh Super Course frame into a really great bike, one that I'm really happy and proud to ride. Easy ? No, but it takes determination, patience, and a...
06-19-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 131,414
Posted By Slightspeed

I just sold this little guy about a month ago....

I just sold this little guy about a month ago. Its a '61 Legnano Gran Premio. I got it right after last year's Eroica, and tried several things to fix the fit. It's only a 54 cm, and I tried longer ...
06-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 34,866
Posted By Slightspeed

Not an exciting picture, I just like the...

Not an exciting picture, I just like the lighting.
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My '78 Raleigh Super...
06-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Slightspeed

I love my Brooks, but I've been riding them since...

I love my Brooks, but I've been riding them since 1964. I think the leather B17 is the most comfy, Pros are next, and I started using Cambium C17 on my modern bikes, in fact, I just put on my second...
06-08-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,128
Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bike, but I spotted this Vitus bonded...

Not my bike, but I spotted this Vitus bonded carbon at a coffee stop out in Santa Paula, CA. Interesting bar wrap, not sure what the blue stuff is. Pretty bike though....
06-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 37,090
Posted By Slightspeed

I thought about it, but that's as far as I got....

I thought about it, but that's as far as I got. Looks like it would have been a great day! Hopefully more to come soon.
I sold the little Legnano a couple weeks ago. Fun bike, but a little small...
06-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,516
Posted By Slightspeed

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know...

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know how to ride a bike.🤡
06-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,416
Posted By Slightspeed

The other day I rolled past this over the top...

The other day I rolled past this over the top chrome Harley. I'm not really a Harley guy, but sometimes you just have to stop and stare....
06-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice looking bike. I saw one in a local shop....

Nice looking bike. I saw one in a local shop. Yours is way nicer!
06-01-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Slightspeed

Me too, even works for Panaracer Paselas, which...

Me too, even works for Panaracer Paselas, which are worse than Contis when new.
05-30-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,416
Posted By Slightspeed

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal. ...

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal.
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05-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 34,866
Posted By Slightspeed

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Drillium daisies.
05-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,915
Posted By Slightspeed

I sold a bike last week, took it to the LBS for...

I sold a bike last week, took it to the LBS for packing and shipping on Thursdsy. I was told that they are so busy that it wouldn't be able to get packed and shipped till the following Tuesday. Our...
05-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Slightspeed

I didnt build any bikes, but I did manage to dig...

I didnt build any bikes, but I did manage to dig out two car models from my '80s stash, and build them, a 1983 Miller Nascar Buick, and a 1988 1/43 scale Group44 Jag. I also was able to sell one of...
05-15-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By Slightspeed

I had deep scratches on aluminum bars after a...

I had deep scratches on aluminum bars after a stem change. Wadded aluminum foil and Turtlewax Chrome polish did wonders. Shiny and good as new. The part under where the new tape goes isn't worth...
05-15-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,599,033
Posted By Slightspeed

14 miles on the '78 Super Course out Valley...

14 miles on the '78 Super Course out Valley Circle, past Chatsworth lake, which actually had water in it. Found a nice mural at a yoga studio to get a beauty shot. Nice day, getting hot, near 90°.
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05-14-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,580
Posted By Slightspeed

A year ago I had a set of CR18s built up for my...

A year ago I had a set of CR18s built up for my '64 Legnano. I love them. At first I thought the brake tracks were too "tall", and didn't keep the vintage look of the old rims (unbranded ). They ride...
05-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,905
Posted By Slightspeed

Favorite saddle: B17, Cambium a close second, 3rd...

Favorite saddle: B17, Cambium a close second, 3rd probably Brooks Pro. I have a Cambium C17 on a modernish Roubaix, and it took some getting used to, but now it pretty much "disappears" as I ride,...
05-14-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Slightspeed

Interesting and elegant solution. I had a similar...

Interesting and elegant solution. I had a similar problem on my Peugeot PR10, where the 28t would drag on the jockey wheel. I tried all kinds of adjustments to fix it, lacking a B screw adjust. I...
05-13-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 283,385
Posted By Slightspeed

I spent this afternoon swapping seat post, stem...

I spent this afternoon swapping seat post, stem and pedals on this '61 Legano Gran Premio prior to shipping it to a new owner. I had installed a longer stem and seat post to try to fit my 6' tall...
05-13-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,760
Posted By Slightspeed

Brent, I just came across this thread on your...

Brent, I just came across this thread on your beautiful Olmo project. I'm glad that I can contribute a little to your restoration, even unwittingly. I'll be following your progress, as my old Olmo...
05-07-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Slightspeed

A couple years ago, I encountered this guy towing...

A couple years ago, I encountered this guy towing a fiberglass rhinoceros on the bike path just north of Ventura. He was riding the entire coast from Canada south to bring attention to "Save the...
05-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Slightspeed

I saw this BMW sidecar and Legnano rig at Eroica...

I saw this BMW sidecar and Legnano rig at Eroica a few years ago.
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05-06-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Slightspeed

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like...

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like that. Its a nice look. I have an FSA Gossamer triple on my Roubaix, that is chrome with gunmetal chainrings, but I like the classic look of yours. My...
05-04-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Slightspeed

Good luck on your restoration. I can vouch for...

Good luck on your restoration. I can vouch for the aluminum foil trick. I used crumpled foil and Turtlewax chrome polish to bring back this old chrome Legnano crankset. This was just a quick test of...
05-04-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,246
Posted By Slightspeed

I have two gateway bikes, nearly 50 or so years...

I have two gateway bikes, nearly 50 or so years apart in my addiction, but less than ten years apart in age. In 1964 as a junior racer, my parents got me a 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad. It was my race...
05-04-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Slightspeed

A friend of mine bought a new Roubaix a couple...

A friend of mine bought a new Roubaix a couple years ago, all the bells and whistles, carbon frame, Di2, hydro discs, etc. He told me, the only problem is that it has an 80 year old motor.
05-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been a fan of Gatorskins for years, riding...

I've been a fan of Gatorskins for years, riding on the mean streets of LA. I even did an Eroica on a set of Gator 28s, no problem, dirt or pavement. I don't find them any more difficult to mount when...
04-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Slightspeed

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If...

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If you buy them with Shimano type pad holder they come with tire guides, which I don't find especially useful, or you can just buy pads and keep your...
04-28-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,599,033
Posted By Slightspeed

I got out for 16 miles northwest of LA, a few...

I got out for 16 miles northwest of LA, a few easy hills, and a nice ride. Mid 80s, just enough breeze, great day to ride. I was really tired, and thought it was because I didn't sleep well last...
04-28-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Slightspeed

I've had trouble with bees inside the helmet too....

I've had trouble with bees inside the helmet too. Since having pre-cancerous spots removed from my bald old head, I usually wear a cycling cap under my helmet, but this Smith helmet has a honeycomp...
04-28-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Slightspeed

I have knee issues from a couple of crashes, plus...

I have knee issues from a couple of crashes, plus being 70 years old. I used to ride behind riders with legs that were not parallel to the rotational pedal direction. When I saw a picture of myself,...
04-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,381
Posted By Slightspeed

I didn't click the poll, because there is no...

I didn't click the poll, because there is no "Sometimes" choice. If I'm in a high traffic area, like a bike path or a ride with friends, not more than 4 these days, I wear a bandana. It's easily...
04-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Slightspeed

SPD mtn type pedals on all my road bikes, except...

SPD mtn type pedals on all my road bikes, except for Eroica where they still require old school quill pedals and toe clips. The rest of the year, the vintage bikes go back to SPDs too. I've tried...
04-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 85,038
Posted By Slightspeed

There's a Bob's Big Boy statue nearby, does he...

There's a Bob's Big Boy statue nearby, does he count? 🍔
04-26-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,686
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm 70 yrs old, been riding over 50 years,...

I'm 70 yrs old, been riding over 50 years, started with metal bottles, now plastic, whatever. I worry more about getting struck by a meteor while riding, or a soccer mom in a Surburban texting on...
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