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12-10-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,253
Posted By Slightspeed

Love those yelliw flowers! ...

Love those yelliw flowers!
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12-09-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,253
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more. ...

Here's a few more.
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Twin Tunnels, Rose Valley, north of Ojai, CA...
12-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,253
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a couple of "flower power" shots. ...

Here's a couple of "flower power" shots.
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Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Slightspeed

I vote to keep it, but then, I keep all of mine.👍...

I vote to keep it, but then, I keep all of mine.👍
I have a gold '78 PR10, not quite as nice as this one, and mine is a keeper.
12-08-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 93,070
Posted By Slightspeed

Watching the rain, 4 out of 5 days, wishing I was...

Watching the rain, 4 out of 5 days, wishing I was doing the Malibu ride on my '61 Legnano. Missed out yesterday too. I don't know how you guys who get real weather deal with it. Here in SoCal we are...
12-07-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,318
Posted By Slightspeed

Two Raleigh Super Course frames, one free, the...

Two Raleigh Super Course frames, one free, the other $20.
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"Free" '73...
12-06-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By Slightspeed

No idea about serial numbers, but I've seen three...

No idea about serial numbers, but I've seen three 50th Anniversary sets on bikes that friends actually ride, and one set hanging in a frame display in a restuarant. I'd rather ride them than hang...
12-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By Slightspeed

I agree on the VGT Luxe RD. I have two of them...

I agree on the VGT Luxe RD. I have two of them paired with Suntour Cyclone II FD with the adjustable mounting band. Not sure if they fit your seat tube diameter, but these Cyclone II work great...
12-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 117,691
Posted By Slightspeed

I love these zombie threads that keep on kicking....

I love these zombie threads that keep on kicking. I had to look back thru it to see if I had posted this before. This '78 Super Course started out as a $20 CL find. Not mechanically correct, but it...
12-04-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Slightspeed

I've used Pork Chop for a couple of bikes. The...

I've used Pork Chop for a couple of bikes. The blue matched my Legnano almost perfectly. I also used the brown along with Brooks leather bar wrap. Good stuff....
12-04-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,715
Posted By Slightspeed

Can't believe this stupid troll rant went on for...

Can't believe this stupid troll rant went on for 6 pages. Oh oh, there I go giving it new life. 🤨
12-04-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Slightspeed

I have a 2002 Allez, that replaced a steel frame...

I have a 2002 Allez, that replaced a steel frame Bianchi that got killed by a car. Going from the Bianchi to the aluminum Allez really rattled my teeth. My Allez had a aluminum fork, which I changed...
12-03-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 93,070
Posted By Slightspeed

Pretty bike. I have the two blue ones pictured...

Pretty bike. I have the two blue ones pictured above. Never seen a red one - stunning! I'm not a fender and chain guard guy, but those are beautiful pieces.
12-02-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 969
Posted By Slightspeed

I picked up this '78 Peugeot with a Stronglight...

I picked up this '78 Peugeot with a Stronglight TS, didn't like the appearance of the TS and didn't want to deal with French pedal threads. I had a sort of compact double JIS taper Sugino GT 52/34...
12-01-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 29,762
Posted By Slightspeed

322 miles for November 2019 (Wierd weather,...

322 miles for November 2019 (Wierd weather, fires, rain, wind, even snow in SoCal)
3657 miles YTD
12-01-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 861
Posted By Slightspeed

I've had this 56cm Legnano Roma Olympiade since...

I've had this 56cm Legnano Roma Olympiade since new in '64. It was the most beautiful bike ever to me, and it usually takes a 56 size frame to get my attention. Last April on the way home from...
11-30-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been very happy with my TRP mechanical...

I've been very happy with my TRP mechanical discs. Had them since 2013, no issues, easy to adjust, pads last a long time, I'm a 200 lb rider, and they stop me every time....
11-29-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14,466
Views: 1,359,445
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the '61 Legnano out for 9.5 miles today,...

I got the '61 Legnano out for 9.5 miles today, first ride in 6 days. Crazy wind, holiday prep, and the resultant eating, big time rain, even snow kept me off the bike. Ran out of excuses, time to...
11-25-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,238
Posted By Slightspeed

My new favorite. Event jersey for our club's...

My new favorite. Event jersey for our club's annual charity ride, the Cool Breeze, every August in Ventura, CA (Shameless plug). They went retro with the design last year, and I have two gold bikes,...
11-24-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Slightspeed

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Voler
11-23-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 93,070
Posted By Slightspeed

Still tinkering with fit on the little 54cm...

Still tinkering with fit on the little 54cm Legnano Gran Premio I picked up following last year's Eroica. I usually ride a 56-60cm, and got such a good deal on this one that I thought it was worth a...
11-23-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Slightspeed

Beau - T - full! Never had a chrome bike,...

Beau - T - full!

Never had a chrome bike, but yours sure is sweet!
11-23-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By Slightspeed

There is almost no reason not to build a bike you...

There is almost no reason not to build a bike you love. At some point it may be desirable to go the Frankenbike route, and just build it so it works. There are no points for originality, compared to...
11-23-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm 70, my Legnano is 55, and we are still...

I'm 70, my Legnano is 55, and we are still putting on the miles. The oldest bike I have is another Legnano, from 1961, but I got it less than a year ago. Last year, before Eroica, I had new wheels...
11-22-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 639,420
Posted By Slightspeed

Update on my '78 PR10. I located a nice...

Update on my '78 PR10. I located a nice Stronglight 99 52/40 crankset at the Eroica CA Swap Meet to replace the Sugino GT that I was running. The Sugino 52/34 was fine, but I couldn't resist the...
11-22-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 167,802
Posted By Slightspeed

Tigger and Princess. ...

Tigger and Princess.
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Tigger is 10 years old now, loves relaxing on the...
11-20-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 97,189
Posted By Slightspeed

47 miles, from Camarillo, down PCH to Malibu -...

47 miles, from Camarillo, down PCH to Malibu - Trancas turnaround, to beat incoming rain storm. Chilly, mid 50s and nice tailwind starting out, bigtime headwind heading home. Still, always a great...
11-20-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By Slightspeed

Im not a bullmoose rider, but I saw this one at...

Im not a bullmoose rider, but I saw this one at the Handmade Bike Show in LA recently. ...
11-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Slightspeed

Been there, done that more times than I can...

Been there, done that more times than I can count. I usually have an hour drive to group rides - too far to ride to, then, do the ride. After breakfast, there is at least a 1.5 to 2 hour gap till...
11-17-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,687
Posted By Slightspeed

As supplied with the 1978 Peugeot PR10. I was...

As supplied with the 1978 Peugeot PR10. I was told that they are required in France....
11-16-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,154
Posted By Slightspeed

I got a free spare set of large flange Campy hubs...

I got a free spare set of large flange Campy hubs with a bike buy, and the spokes were cut on the freewheel side. So far I haven't needed it, but someday it needs to come apart. I was considering a...
11-16-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,330
Posted By Slightspeed

Its good to see the guy in the hot patch photo...

Its good to see the guy in the hot patch photo wearing heat resistant safety flip flops. I had some of those on one day, working on the bike, and dropped a 12" crescent wrench on my toe. Hurt. Never...
11-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Slightspeed

The left side (front) shifter on my Simplex kept...

The left side (front) shifter on my Simplex kept slipping, and I was afraid of breaking the black plastic wing nut, so I just slipped a small split lock washer over the shaft, just under the wing...
11-16-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 123,096
Posted By Slightspeed

Couple of things seen recently. ...

Couple of things seen recently.
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British plated RHD Triumph GT6 in sunny...
11-16-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By Slightspeed

I use Ebay for parts and Craigslist for bikes....

I use Ebay for parts and Craigslist for bikes. Ebay gives you a wider selection, even world wide, for hard to find parts, but for a bike, I like to see it and try it for size in person. So far, Ive...
11-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,010
Posted By Slightspeed

Mine is low 40s at rest, at home, but I take a...

Mine is low 40s at rest, at home, but I take a beta blocker for aortic stenosis. On the bike I avg around 110, and max HR is 140ish. My cardio doc says avg is more important than peak HR on a ride,...
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Slightspeed

Capella lugs place it around 1973. I think they...

Capella lugs place it around 1973. I think they were only used for one year. It's in way better shape than mine was, of course mine was free (found frame ). I'd say go for it if it fits....
11-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,134
Posted By Slightspeed

Whew! I was afraid it was another zombie thread...

Whew! I was afraid it was another zombie thread risen ftom the dead!
11-14-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,134
Posted By Slightspeed

My '73 Raleigh Super Course, my first ever build....

My '73 Raleigh Super Course, my first ever build. Its comfy, fast enough for most rides on pavement, fun on gravel rides, looks good enough, and geared for Eroica. Great all around bike! I'm not a...
11-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,861
Posted By Slightspeed

I have bought from these guys. Decent prices,...

I have bought from these guys. Decent prices, great quality, nice to deal with. Actually wool is a suggestion, not a rule.😉 The official event jersey (left) isn't even wool, as far as I know.
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11-13-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 184,659
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few from our Sulphur Mtn club ride, last...

Here's a few from our Sulphur Mtn club ride, last week. Its a 45 mile ride, 3200' climbing, with 14 miles of dirt fire road from Ventura, over the mountain, down into Ojai and back on the Ojai trail...
11-13-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,412
Posted By Slightspeed

I've had good luck with Fizik finishing tape, the...

I've had good luck with Fizik finishing tape, the adhesive backed cloth Brooks stuff not so much. I always use good quality 3M electrical, and finish it with the supplied logo tape....
11-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,339
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm pretty happy with my Garmin 810. The screen...

I'm pretty happy with my Garmin 810. The screen could be brighter for day light use. It was a little buggy a few years ago, but after a few firmware updates, all good now. Battery life is OK for most...
11-13-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,715
Posted By Slightspeed

One time posts 🤡 should self destruct after 24...

One time posts 🤡 should self destruct after 24 hours, but what fun would that be?
11-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Koolstops, but I prefer the modern...

+1 on the Koolstops, but I prefer the modern Shimano type pad shape. They bolt right onto vintage centerpulls. These are Weinmann, similar to Dia Compe, but they also work well on my Universal...
11-12-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 123,096
Posted By Slightspeed

Saw this unusual piece parked outside the...

Saw this unusual piece parked outside the Handmade Bike Show in downtown LA, on Saturday. Big gear....
11-12-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Slightspeed

It was a small local show put on by Montenegro...

It was a small local show put on by Montenegro Mfg. at their shop on Daly St., near Dodger Stadium. Half a dozen exhibitors, and a few more vendors. Good times.
11-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Slightspeed

And a couple more from the Handmade Show. ...

And a couple more from the Handmade Show.
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11-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Slightspeed

Handmade Bicycle Show

Not sure where this goes, but we had a great time at the Handmade Bicycle Show, last Saturday. It was hosted by Montenegro Mfg, in downtown LA. Lots of cool bikes, pretty shiny objects, paint and...
11-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Slightspeed

For what it's worth, a couple years ago my bro in...

For what it's worth, a couple years ago my bro in law found this 1973 Super Course frame in a pile of scrap metal bikes. I didn't know much about them, but the ugly 531 frame seemed pretty light and...
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