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Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Tomm Willians

As she received the bike from the previous owner,...

As she received the bike from the previous owner, it had been set up with a model of Brooks saddle using springs that was surprisingly heavy. The previous owner had also added a cheap set of fenders...
10-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Tomm Willians

Zefal pump repair

I have a vintage Zefal frame pump that came with my Ď73 Follis when I bought it. Problem is it doesnít push any air, can they be repaired ? Neat looking pump, Iíd like to get it working again.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Tomm Willians

I donít think thatís an issue here, gf is a 125lb...

I donít think thatís an issue here, gf is a 125lb triathlete....
10-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 522,884
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes she convinced me to wear matching shirts 🙄 ...

Yes she convinced me to wear matching shirts 🙄
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Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Tomm Willians

Marin Four Corners weight loss

My gf just acquired a 2019 Marin Four Corners for some tours we are planning for next year. During the test drive she was very happy with the function of the bike in shifting, braking etc... but...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive seen it happen.

Ive seen it happen.
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By Tomm Willians

There has been tremendous improvement in the AQI...

There has been tremendous improvement in the AQI at least in the SacramentoóBay Area region. Iíve been riding for two weeks with zero concern.
10-17-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,662
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have a nice condition Ď73 model 172 that I...

I have a nice condition Ď73 model 172 that I enjoy but looking at your progress Iím getting jealous....
10-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cheapest tracking device for distance?

My old Garmin seems to be dying as the information itís been giving me is wildly inaccurate. Iím really only concerned with tracking distance, what would be the least expensive device that would do...
10-17-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíd have to tip my hat to the Colnago, darn gf...

Iíd have to tip my hat to the Colnago, darn gf finds the nicest bikes ! Her collection is pretty impressive.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,389
Posted By Tomm Willians

Good golly molly that is a tall bike !!!!

Good golly molly that is a tall bike !!!!
10-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,929
Posted By Tomm Willians

Both of your statements are some of the best Iíve...

Both of your statements are some of the best Iíve seen concerning the issue of safety. Iím certain Iíll get flamed for saying this but I see just as many cyclists doing stupid things on the road...
10-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Tomm Willians

Follis finally all cleaned up !

Hereís a few pics of my Ď73 Follis I purchased from its original owner who resides in Wichita KS. It took a bit of time to get it cleaned up but here it is!
He converted the shifters to bar-end...
10-13-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Worked on them today with Lacquer thinner and...

Worked on them today with Lacquer thinner and then decided arbitrarily to also try WD40 Silicone spray. Between the two I finished one tire in good time, attack the other one tomorrow
10-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Removing tubular glue

I had one of the LBSís install a fresh set of tubulars on one of my vintage bikes and when I picked it up there was a considerable mess of glue all over the gum wall section of one tire. This is a...
10-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tomm Willians

Using that guideline I checked all my bikes and...

Using that guideline I checked all my bikes and found I was closer to 2x the diameter so I shortened each one a bit.
10-09-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tomm Willians

I saw those and while they look like the answer...

I saw those and while they look like the answer to the problem Iím reluctant to put Asian parts on Italian, Swiss,Spanish vintage bikes. Just seems sacrilegious though I realize itís just in my head.
10-09-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tomm Willians

Unfortunately Iím not finding such verbiage on a...

Unfortunately Iím not finding such verbiage on a couple of my stems either due to it being worn off or perhaps never stamped? I suppose I could simply insert them the same as ones that are stamped?...
10-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tomm Willians

Vintage style neck stems, max height ?

When adjusting a vintage style stem for maximum height, how do I know if Iíve gone too far? As Iíve become older I need a more upright position but donít want to risk injury to myself or damage to...
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve had repeated back and neck injuries so...

Iíve had repeated back and neck injuries so riding with a ďproperĒ stem height is not an option for me.
10-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wind was virtually non existent most of the day...

Wind was virtually non existent most of the day only reaching 5-8? Mph in the afternoon.
10-07-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By Tomm Willians

It may also be a point to consider that earlier...

It may also be a point to consider that earlier Browning rifles were made in Belgium (FN I believe?) and tend to be highly coveted. I owned one for a bit that had a mere 3 digit serial number....
10-06-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím assuming the SC to Monterey is straight down...

Iím assuming the SC to Monterey is straight down 1 and back? Howís the shoulders and typical trafffic ?
10-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

With only one slight deviation to add a few miles...

With only one slight deviation to add a few miles you are 100% correct on figuring out my route!
10-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

No not full turns as the nut is a real pain to...

No not full turns as the nut is a real pain to get to. I made probably about 1/2-3/4 of a complete turn.
10-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,217
Posted By Tomm Willians

I turned 60 last month and have had a similar...

I turned 60 last month and have had a similar journey. I decided to go all in but in a slightly different way. I started collecting vintage bikes but not just to look at, I ride every single one of...
10-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

It did need tension added as the bracket was...

It did need tension added as the bracket was wobbling loose. I only applied enough tension to stop the looseness and then a couple turns more.
10-05-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Tomm Willians

Treating a vintage leather saddle..... how much?

I recently acquired an older Perjohn saddle that Iíll be putting on a vintage Peugeot. The saddle was in ok condition as I received it but clearly needed some treatment as the leather was cracking in...
10-05-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 734,039
Posted By Tomm Willians

My 70ís era PX60 ...

My 70ís era PX60
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10-05-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By Tomm Willians

Congratulations! It feels good doesnít it!!!!

Congratulations! It feels good doesnít it!!!!
10-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,044
Posted By Tomm Willians

I was once an avid hiker and would spend many...

I was once an avid hiker and would spend many afternoons wandering in the Sierras. Age and back injuries have restricted my hikes to what I now consider ďwalksĒ. Cycling has restored my ability to be...
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

No, no...... the previous owner just completed...

No, no...... the previous owner just completed that task and did a fine job. I just did a little cleaning up.
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hereís a few pics after a bit of detailing. Not...

Hereís a few pics after a bit of detailing. Not much difference really as the seller kept it in fine shape....
10-05-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

My mistake, Iím thinking in different terms but...

My mistake, Iím thinking in different terms but yes I returned back to my start point, the various small hills along the way only caused a change of 100í (max)
10-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

The entire route was around 5000í but the total...

The entire route was around 5000í but the total gain was probably less than 100 !.This route is FLAT
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

Thank you to all who chimed in with opinions...

Thank you to all who chimed in with opinions concerning this bike. I traveled two hours away to where it was located and bought it for a price I can happily live with. I have a Soma Pescadero for...
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

I switched my search engine from Yahoo to Google...

I switched my search engine from Yahoo to Google and then started finding info as well, thanks !
10-04-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Didnt sleep very well as EVERYTHING hurts but Iím...

Didnt sleep very well as EVERYTHING hurts but Iím already looking at maps of Oregon to see where I can do another!
10-04-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have an old friend who is a serious motorcycle...

I have an old friend who is a serious motorcycle rider. When I told him what I wanted to do he said that kind of distance wasnít even easy on a Harley, he couldnít imagine doing it on a bicycle.
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

A few more pics ...

A few more pics
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10-03-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

This route used two different highways and a...

This route used two different highways and a couple of county roads. Only in one very small section did I encounter much traffic. Itís about the safest and FLATTEST century route I could possibly...
10-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than Iíd...

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than Iíd hoped but it was my first attempt and I just turned 60 so what the hell!!!...
10-03-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

I am officially about 20 minutes out from...

I am officially about 20 minutes out from arriving on my route it is currently 30į at my location which is unseasonably cool but it supposed to reach a high of 85
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

70ís era Peugeot PX60 ?

I found this beautiful Peugeot PX60
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for sale in my...
10-02-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Smoke cleared out from my route yesterday and...

Smoke cleared out from my route yesterday and seems to be holding steady, temps dropped just a touch as well so Iím planning on tomorrow being the day.
10-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hahaha That is both very encouraging and yet...

Hahaha

That is both very encouraging and yet humiliating 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I guess I should have attempted this long ago !!!!👍🏻
09-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,334
Posted By Tomm Willians

Why not simply interpret it as an act of...

Why not simply interpret it as an act of generosity and go on with your ride ? He/she halted their movement for your convenience, canít see an issue here.
09-30-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,334
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím calling BS here ....

Iím calling BS here ....
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Tomm Willians

24 hour rides, I donít see it discussed much?

Because itís a crazy notion? I see talk of single and double century rides, who out there has gone for 24? Sometimes I get a wild hair to do something I know Iím going to pay for dearly and this has...
09-30-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,027
Posted By Tomm Willians

AAAGGHHH...... Got up at 430 to get ready...

AAAGGHHH......

Got up at 430 to get ready only to find smoke from a (relatively) nearby fire was blowing smoke through my route to the tune of a 200+ AQI.
Dang !!!! Looks like temps are staying...
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