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06-23-22, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

More from June 2022 Pasadena. ...

More from June 2022 Pasadena.
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06-23-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

More from Pasadena June 2022... ...

More from Pasadena June 2022...
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06-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

More June 2022 Pasadena Photos

I kept meaning to post these from the Jun2 '22 ride. Well, I finally remembered, better late than never.
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03-19-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,053
Posted By Slightspeed

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew...

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew the Wheelmen kept rolling later. I moved to Fresno in 1969 for college, then to LA in 1972. Yes, Charlie Morton was our curmudgeon/mentor/coach. He was...
03-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,053
Posted By Slightspeed

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My Legnano, had since new in 1965, Campy bar ends, still loving them,...
03-12-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,053
Posted By Slightspeed

Yes, I got my Legnano Roma new in 1965 as a...

Yes, I got my Legnano Roma new in 1965 as a junior racer. It came with Campagnolo bar ends which I loved. I guess I didn't know any better, because they worked for me. I rode my first junior race on...
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Views: 1,302
Posted By Slightspeed

I got these dimensions from the owner. I don't...

I got these dimensions from the owner. I don't have a seat post diameter. 20.5" or 50.8cm from center crank to tube top entry. Exactly the same from center handle bar stem to center seat post stem....
01-15-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,929
Posted By Slightspeed

No new bikes this year, either in or out. I did...

No new bikes this year, either in or out. I did sell one last year, a "too small for me but couldn't pass it up" Legnano Gran Premio. So here's my top three, 1964 Legnano Roma, had since new, as my...
01-07-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By Slightspeed

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple...

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple of gear set ups on it. I didn't like the original 3 arm Stronglight TS, which also had a stripped pedal thread. I had a Sugino GT crank (English...
12-13-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,620
Posted By Slightspeed

My $20 Craigslist (missing wheels and drive...

My $20 Craigslist (missing wheels and drive train) '78 Raleigh Super Course is my beater, errand bike. It's a great riding bike, Suntour drive train, nice Campy hubs on Mavic rims. It could use a...
12-12-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from last Sunday's Pasadena ride. ...

A few more from last Sunday's Pasadena ride.
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12-12-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

December Pasadena Velo Retro

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11-12-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,617
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my survivor, had since new in 1964. It...

This is my survivor, had since new in 1964. It was my race bike for a couple years as a junior racer, yes with bar end Campy shifters. Its a Legnano Roma Olympiade. Its been a great bike, racing,...
10-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 374,863
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger and Buddy...
09-18-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,616
Posted By Slightspeed

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2007 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 105 triple. Old pic, now has Brooks C17...
09-17-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 29,753
Posted By Slightspeed

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you...

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you just have to laugh. Have fun, stay safe, ride on!
Here's a reminder of good times past....
08-20-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 192,140
Posted By Slightspeed

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid. Hot...

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid.

Hot day in Pasadena.
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South of...
08-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

Not too bad today ... seen worse temps.

90 plus temps, but a good turnout for today's #veloretro Pasadena ride. The shade and breezes made the hot sun almost bearable....
07-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Slightspeed

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My 1964 Roma Olympiade, mostly original....
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,219
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from...

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from Ebay and local swap meets. I think the bars, brake levers, hoods and stem were found together online. There is a local shop with a back room full of...
07-05-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,219
Posted By Slightspeed

Only once, so far. Finished this Raleigh in...

Only once, so far.
Finished this Raleigh in 2016, now has almost 5000 miles, including some dirt, gravel and one Eroica....
07-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 49,317
Posted By Slightspeed

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I...

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I even enjoy my aluminum bike. Not especially fond of my one downtube friction shift, but like the bar end friction shifts. I enjoy my Di2, and the...
07-05-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from the July 4 ride. ...

A few more from the July 4 ride.
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07-05-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

July 2021 VeloRetro Pasadena Ride

Good times today on the Pasadena vintage ride. Perfect weather, not much holiday traffic. Here's a few pictures. Nice Bikes...
05-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By Slightspeed

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid...

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid $300 for this PN10 with a broken (missing) FD, and funky brake levers. The color and nearly pristine decals sold me. They are pretty bikes....
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20,139
Views: 2,576,001
Posted By Slightspeed

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots,...

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots, but good times seeing riders I haven't see since Feb. 2020. I enjoyed the vintage ride on the old Legnano Roma, had since new....
05-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May...

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May 2, 2021. I didn't get everybody's bikes, sorry. See you next month....
05-02-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 84,276
Posted By Slightspeed

May '21 Velo Retro Pasadena

Finally made it back to Pasadena for the monthly Velo retro. I hadn't been since probably Feb. 2020. I counted 16 riders, nice turnout for a cloudy, cool day - perfect for riding, not so good for...
04-11-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 29,753
Posted By Slightspeed

I've got Kool-Stops on all my vintage bikes,...

I've got Kool-Stops on all my vintage bikes, mostly in modern Shimano type pad holders. They work fine on Weinmann and Universal centerpulls, and in Mafac Racers using standard molded in stud type...
01-19-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,353
Posted By Slightspeed

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1978 Raleigh Super Course, bought as a frame, BB, fork and bars for...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,618
Posted By Slightspeed

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma,...

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma, with a 53/45 front and usually a 24t 5 speed rear. Honestly, I don't know how we did hills. Being 50 lbs lighter probably helped, as well as 50 years...
12-15-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By Slightspeed

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As bought, funky brake levers, missing broken Simplex FD, replaced by...
12-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,430
Posted By Slightspeed

It broke my heart when my, then 50 year old,...

It broke my heart when my, then 50 year old, Brooks B17 split in half crosswise in a 10 mile rain storm. It was the natrow rail, Campagnolo embossed, OEM, on my '64 Legnano. Went on Ebay, found a...
12-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,759
Posted By Slightspeed

i had a 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, but it was too...

i had a 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, but it was too small, and I sold it a few months ago. I'm keeping this 1964 Legnano Roma that I got new as a junior racer. Still fits, and I still really love riding...
12-01-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,222
Posted By Slightspeed

Mazda rotary engines rotate on an eccentric...

Mazda rotary engines rotate on an eccentric center to allow the rotor to rotate thru the combustion stages.
11-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Slightspeed

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a...

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a lot thru high school and college, then for some reason, hung the bike, a 1964 Legnano Roma, on the garage wall. After 30ish years, I got it down in...
11-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,680
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my new favorite, taken just a couple...

This is my new favorite, taken just a couple weeks ago. The dunes along PCH, just north of Malibu....
11-20-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,936
Posted By Slightspeed

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My race jersey from 1965 ......
11-20-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,211
Posted By Slightspeed

I just bought this belt (and free key fob) made...

I just bought this belt (and free key fob) made from a Conti GP5000 tire from a guy in Germany that I saw on Instagram. https://instagram.com/guertel_michel?igshid=h2zrc8nr63n5

Check out his site,...
11-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,322
Posted By Slightspeed

NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask...

NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask that, but I volunteered the info.
After all the scolding, its hard to find a NDS picture, but here's one from a few years ago....
11-20-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8,161
Views: 926,438
Posted By Slightspeed

I saw this belt on Instagram from guertel_michel...

I saw this belt on Instagram from guertel_michel and thought it was cool. He upcycles cycling bits to make belts, jewelry, key fobs, all kinds of cool stuff. I had just mounted a pair of Continental...
11-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 476,025
Posted By Slightspeed

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11-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been riding carbon rims since 2013, and love...

I've been riding carbon rims since 2013, and love them. The truing issue is a great point, but they just seem a lot more stable and solid on the road. Pot holes, rocks, and other debris hardly affect...
11-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20,139
Views: 2,576,001
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the Raleigh Super Course out for a 14 mile...

I got the Raleigh Super Course out for a 14 mile ride to the sidewalk library (left 4 books brought home 3), and rode over to check out a movie shoot location. 90 today, November in LA...
11-01-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 374,863
Posted By Slightspeed

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A day late, but here's the Halloween kitties, Buddy and Tigger.
11-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 192,140
Posted By Slightspeed

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Saw this ballot box ... don't forget to vote!...
11-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,648
Posted By Slightspeed

No. I just ride. Can't imagine caring enough...

No. I just ride.

Can't imagine caring enough to spend time defacing a logo. I try to keep my bikes as near to new and original as I can, excluding upgrades. If the upgrades come with logos, oh...
10-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,309
Posted By Slightspeed

Voting. ...

Voting.
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10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 476,025
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
09-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,274
Posted By Slightspeed

My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad, got it new, 56...

My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad, got it new, 56 years ago. Raced it, commuted to college on it, toured a little, hung it on the garage wall for 20 years, now a favorite ride again for Eroica, fast club...
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