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09-19-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,474
Posted By Tomm Willians

Kind of surprised the Wilier Ramato didnít make...

Kind of surprised the Wilier Ramato didnít make anyoneís list. Hereís ours that we had intended to take to our first Eroica but we all know how that went....
09-01-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 19,868
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hello all So is anyone aware of an...

Hello all

So is anyone aware of an ďofficialĒ cancel on this? Iíve watched the posts about it being all but done but just wanted to be sure before I cancel my room. I was hoping to actually...
08-27-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Tomm Willians

Covid shot effect on cycling

I received my first shot a bit over two weeks ago and it still seems to have a grip on me. Lack of strength, leg cramps and little endurance, it seems to have set me back (for now) to where I was a...
08-22-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Tomm Willians

Selle AnatomicaÖ.. is this normal?

I switched out a number of B17ís for their X versions which I found to be far more comfortable. Only thing Iím curious about is there appears to be a significant amount of stretching taking place....
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Tomm Willians

These are our Ď71 Varsities. Granted they are...

These are our Ď71 Varsities. Granted they are heavy bikes but they ride very smoothly and are a joy to ride. We have a stable of very nice bikes but these still come out a few times a year....
08-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not sure, you may be right. Thatís how it was set...

Not sure, you may be right. Thatís how it was set up when she bought it and it shifts very smoothly.
08-18-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yep, Rick Steffani and he does nice work at very...

Yep, Rick Steffani and he does nice work at very reasonable prices.
08-18-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Tomm Willians

This it was my C40 B-Stay project also...

This

it was my C40 B-Stay project also painted by DandD.

...
08-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By Tomm Willians

The wifeís Pinarello Treviso project done

She bought this bike almost a year ago and just yesterday received it back from the LBS who put it back together after paint. Itís a mid 80ís Treviso with Campy repainted in Candy Pink by DandD...
07-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,245
Posted By Tomm Willians

These are our Wilier Ramatoís we are taking to...

These are our Wilier Ramatoís we are taking to Eroica this year, I guess they qualify for top of the line ?...
07-26-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cycling friend collided with deer !

A friend posted a picture of herself on FB today being treated in the ER of a local hospital after colliding with a deer while riding. She says sheís ok but there was quite a bit of blood in the...
07-25-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
07-24-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Tomm Willians

Eroica saddle rules ?

The wife and I are doing our first Eroica this September and Iím looking for info regarding saddles. We both have Selle Anatomicas on our Wilier Ramatoís and hope they are legal ? Iíve looked at the...
07-24-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tomm Willians

After a half dozen centuries with zero issues I...

After a half dozen centuries with zero issues I think Iíll stick with my approach. YMMV
07-24-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes weíve encountered perhaps the best/nicest...

Yes weíve encountered perhaps the best/nicest group of cyclists on that route that weíve found anywhere. Steady Eddys is a great rest stop for the ride back.
The riding group I mentioned in the...
07-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are expecting our first grandchild near that...

We are expecting our first grandchild near that time so could well be on our way to Florida, should the timing be opportune we would jump to join you on this.
07-24-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Itís really a shame you seemingly have no concept...

Itís really a shame you seemingly have no concept of humor, I apologize for the trauma Iíve caused your sensitive disposition.
07-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

RightÖÖ. It went over your head

RightÖÖ. It went over your head
07-24-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Davis to Winters and return mostly on Putah Creek...

Davis to Winters and return mostly on Putah Creek Rd. There is a very short section from Russell Ave to Putah Creek passing over ďGraffiti BridgeĒ thatís not great but itís not horrible. The rest of...
07-24-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

I think the humor in my post was lost on you as...

I think the humor in my post was lost on you as wellÖÖ.
07-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go...

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go over your head ?
07-24-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tomm Willians

I was not aware that wearing underwear was an...

I was not aware that wearing underwear was an issue?? Iíve never cycled without them and cannot think why it would a problem??
much cheaper than extra cycling shortsÖÖ
07-23-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dang youngsters get off my lawn !!!

I have a favorite 25 mile route I ride near Sacramento that is my ďflyingĒ ride. Nearly complete flat roads in excellent condition that allow me to just tuck down and move. Iím approaching 61 soon so...
07-14-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Tomm Willians

Pet trailer choices

Iím in the market for a trailer to take my Pug along with me on rides. Hoping to find the least expensive and lightest ( mutually exclusive?) trailer I can.
07-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tomm Willians

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻
07-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,452
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have type 2 diabetes which causes me to be more...

I have type 2 diabetes which causes me to be more heat intolerant, anything much above 80 degrees gets intolerable very fast. We have been experiencing a lot of triple digits lately which has forced...
07-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Tomm Willians

Signed up for our first California Eroica !

Doing the short course on our Ramatoís, going to be fun !...
07-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím trying to do a century each month with this...

Iím trying to do a century each month with this month being a 200k. We have had such hot temps that Iím planning my next ride to start around 9pm and ride until the next morning. I just canít handle...
06-25-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tomm Willians

Keep in mind that saying one tire is more...

Keep in mind that saying one tire is more puncture resistant than the other is just a consideration. Iíve run GP5000ís on three different bikes for two years with zero flats. While Iíve no doubt the...
06-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay to Walsh Landing

The wife and I are looking for a cooler cycling area until this triple digit nonsense leaves our area and noticed this (potentially) nice ride along the coast. Does anyone here have any direct...
06-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomm Willians

A lot can still be done at 60. I turned 60 last...

A lot can still be done at 60. I turned 60 last September and did my first of four centuries with my last one completed in 7:04 with a ride time of 6:30.
Father Time will eventually win this...
06-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tomm Willians

I was chatting with a friend last night following...

I was chatting with a friend last night following a ride whoíd done that one, says itís no joke.
Replies: 53
Views: 7,064
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wow you folks took some beautiful pictures along...

Wow you folks took some beautiful pictures along your rides. Iím not trying to do one a month as it gets pretty warm in my area of Northern California and I donít do well in heat so I guess Iím part...
06-23-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,351
Posted By Tomm Willians

After trying my best to like them and putting...

After trying my best to like them and putting hundreds of miles on a couple Iíve decided to dump all of them and go with something else.
beautiful saddles but not made for me.
06-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ritchie does not make a taller clamp but I just...

Ritchie does not make a taller clamp but I just found these for conversion to a round post. I assume they would have to be glued in somehow?...
06-23-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

I also contacted Ritchie to see if they make a...

I also contacted Ritchie to see if they make a taller clamp
06-23-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

Would it offer any additional strength if i...

Would it offer any additional strength if i filled the inside of the post say about two inches above and below the cut with an epoxy resin to form an internal ďblockĒ so to speak ?
06-23-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

It is a 2006? Wilier Imperiale with a seat post...

It is a 2006? Wilier Imperiale with a seat post and clamp like this one....
06-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

Re-attaching carbon seat tube section

Iím looking at a frame for sale locally where the previous owner shortened the carbon seat tube. He retained the cut section and the cut seems to be well done and square. Is there a method/product...
06-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My wife is a huge CV fan owning a Ď85 Wilier Ramato,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have two different wheelsets for my gravel bike...

I have two different wheelsets for my gravel bike depending on what Iím using it for and the cassettes are not even close in tooth count. At least in my situation, they both run just fine on the same...
05-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tomm Willians

I am primarily a road rider but do enjoy the...

I am primarily a road rider but do enjoy the occasional hard pack dirt trail with my Orbea Terra gravel bike. Out of necessity due to rough (paved) road conditions in some areas I enjoy, I decided to...
05-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,450
Posted By Tomm Willians

I too just canít find jerseys that fit so refused...

I too just canít find jerseys that fit so refused to wear them for the longest time and going with t-shirts. Once warmer weather hits the t-shirts get soaked so I really needed to find a cycling...
05-09-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By Tomm Willians

Metformin

Metformin
05-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By Tomm Willians

My journey with cycling and diabetes

This is not meant as advice to anyone else who has diabetes but rather just my own experiences of making it work with type 2 diabetes.
I have tried numerous snack bars, sports drinks, varying the...
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Tomm Willians

70ís Follis 472

Iíve been slowly coming to the realization that I have acquired more bikes than I can truly take the time to ride and collecting for the sake of collecting isnít of interest to me.
Therefore Iím...
04-04-21, 10:08 AM
04-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,841
Posted By Tomm Willians

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh....

This thread is giving me one hell of a laugh. Over in the Safety section everyone loves bashing drivers as though cyclists are never at fault and then with this we get (as Paul Harvey would say) ďthe...
04-02-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Tomm Willians

Steer tube extensions and compression question

I installed a steer tube extender on one of my bikes to obtain a more upright position. The original compression assembly is quite short and only reaches part way down the extension. Doesnít it need...
03-31-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Tomm Willians

Actually no Iím not sure, I was just guessing...

Actually no Iím not sure, I was just guessing that being an 88 with downtube that it was 126. Itís out for paint right now so canít confirm.
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