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08-18-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 976
Posted By Tomm Willians

This is both somewhat unrelated but an...

This is both somewhat unrelated but an opportunity none the less. I was hiking near my home a few years ago when I came upon 5 squirrels that had somehow got their tales bonded together...
08-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bike radar units

Looking at the specs on one of the Garmin units I see it must be connected to a head unit to emit a warning beep. Are there any other radar units out there that donít require this? In other words...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,333
Posted By Tomm Willians

This forum is the very finest example that...

This forum is the very finest example that ANYTHING can be argued 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
08-14-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well done ! 610 is moving along ! I did my...

Well done ! 610 is moving along !
I did my first at 60 and have completed 7-8? But still have not broke 7 hours.
08-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,364
Posted By Tomm Willians

This is my Ď88 Paramount I had repainted in Team...

This is my Ď88 Paramount I had repainted in Team Schwinn Wheaties colors....
08-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre asking for advice on how to handle such...

If youíre asking for advice on how to handle such problems, one answer is donít do what you did. What you accomplished by tossing his bike Iíve no clue ?
if this is a ďknownĒ area for such activity,...
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Tomm Willians

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramatoís...

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramatoís and donít take the time to ride them often, this would be a great opportunity.
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Tomm Willians

I believe my wife and I would like to join you on...

I believe my wife and I would like to join you on these rides from time to time. Sept 17 we have a triathlon but will keep tabs on this.
Also just joined the group.
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Tomm Willians

In partial answer to my own thread I put a pair...

In partial answer to my own thread I put a pair of the R series on a tandem I enjoy with the wife. Immediately noticed they are not as comfortable as the X. Not terrible but not as comfortable. I...
07-20-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wheel/hub spin and load?

Iíve tried finding info on this subject and cannot so asking everyone here. Concerning the topic of what makes a wheel ďfastĒ, Iíve read more than once it has zero to do with how freely the wheel...
07-07-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,424
Posted By Tomm Willians

My disconnect with spin class

Iím 61 and after having completed 8 centuries in the last 18 (or so) months Iíve signed up for my first double in October. To help get ready for this I thought Iíd add a spin class to my training and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tomm Willians

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím...

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím extremely prone to heat related issues. Below freezing doesnít bother me near as much at triple digits.
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By Tomm Willians

Amen Ive been on organized rides on sections...

Amen

Ive been on organized rides on sections that were still scary as hell with CHP presence all over.
06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,639
Posted By Tomm Willians

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at...

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at me to walk it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tomm Willians

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting,...

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting, lots of experience here. I guess Iíll throw in my two cents on what Iíve learned.
Iíve owned 3 bikes with mechanical Record 10 or 11, one with SRAM...
06-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,719
Posted By Tomm Willians

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you...

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you riding? Iím 61 and have completed numerous centuries and couldnít do that for too many consecutive days 😳😳😳😳
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,330
Posted By Tomm Willians

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ?...

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ? Iím interested in trying a set on my double century bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go...

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go down the rabbit holeÖÖ yes on first glance it indeed shows that the three groups offer different speeds but itís highly unlikely the difference ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-groupsets-explained/

This offers a pretty detailed description that might answer your question
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tomm Willians

Generally speaking, as you look at the various...

Generally speaking, as you look at the various groupsets they become lighter and shift better as they become more expensive. Whether the additional costs say between 105 and DuraAce are worth it (or...
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct on both

Correct on both
06-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rolling resistance ratings and tire wear

Iím curious if there are any opinions/experience here concerning how tire wear effects rolling resistance?
As my tires develop flat areas over time, I canít help but think that it must have at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre happy with your current bike (except...

If youíre happy with your current bike (except position) perhaps use a riser stem?
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Tomm Willians

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this...

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this saddle about a year. It still has about 1/3 of the adjustment length left, perhaps a touch more. I estimate I probably have 1000 miles on it.
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Tomm Willians

Selle Anatomica R Series vs X/S

Can anyone offer any real experience with both the R and X/S Series ? My main concern is that Iím repeatedly tightening the tension bolt to keep the saddle from over sagging and Iím not sure how many...
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Tomm Willians

Is elevation training beneficial?

Iíll try to make this as brief but complete as I canÖ.. Iím a 61 year old cyclist training for my first double century. Iíve signed up for the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double in Clovis this October. Iíve...
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tomm Willians

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will...

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will seem like theyíre free.
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Tomm Willians

What does this mean?

Iíve signed up for my first double for October and I have a question. In the course description it states a certain number of climbs being Cat 3 or 4, what does that mean ?
06-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Tomm Willians

Easton Velomax Orion 2 evolution?

I have a set of these laying around from another bike that Iíd never actually ridden. I decided to take a look at them and the first thing I discovered was they spin FAR better than either of the two...
05-02-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Tomm Willians

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_9f4a898d7e1e4924f561c82b3c5974bf3869f63f.jpg
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05-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should...

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should help identify. Iíll take some pics when I get home of the same locations on the bike and you can compare.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tomm Willians

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I...

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣 Fulcrum Racing...

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣

Fulcrum Racing Zeroes with Michelin Power Trial 25cís
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tomm Willians

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure...

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure heíd be happy to give you the full run down. You can find him via Google or FB
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy Oí Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
04-28-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic...

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic butÖÖ.the wife and I found this in San Luis Obispo and intend to buy it before the ride on Sunday ! Since that means we will have two cars, I guess it...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,111
Posted By Tomm Willians

Sorry Iím too lazy to do all the metric...

Sorry Iím too lazy to do all the metric conversions but I understand the message. No youíre not too old as Iím turning 62 (diabetic) and have completed several centuries with my fastest being 7:04.(...
04-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By Tomm Willians

DangÖÖ that photo may have well made my decision😳...

DangÖÖ that photo may have well made my decision😳 I might have the wife pick me up and drive me past all of that and then start again.
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century Clovis California

Iím wanting to finally try doing a double and am curious about this one. Iíve completed 5 centuries and believe Iím ready for a new challenge but I know all doubles are not created equal and all of...
04-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our...

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our first Eroica and we didnít want to do an extended ride on our Wiliers. It should be a great day !
04-24-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By Tomm Willians

We take them out on ARBT fairly frequently as of...

We take them out on ARBT fairly frequently as of course the riding is easy, they seem to attract a lot of appreciation.
04-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By Tomm Willians

US 395 from Gardnerville NV to Independence CA?

Hello all

Iím researching some route possibilities for a century or double that will hopefully be more visually pleasing than what Iíve done so far. In conversation with a couple of Reno area...
04-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By Tomm Willians

It will be a first for the wife and I and our...

It will be a first for the wife and I and our Wilier Ramatoís ...
04-16-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,388
Posted By Tomm Willians

I scoured their webpage endlessly trying to find...

I scoured their webpage endlessly trying to find a reference to start times and finally decided to contact them and just ask. Their response was essentially ďcheck our websiteĒ they could have simply...
04-14-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not sure how close you are to the Bay Area but we...

Not sure how close you are to the Bay Area but we had our Santana Sovereign tricked out by a shop that specializes in nothing but tandems. The guys name is Jason Strahm at Tandem Outfitters. He can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Tomm Willians

Close

Close
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Tomm Willians

There is a great paved trail that starts at the...

There is a great paved trail that starts at the intersection at Squaw Valley and takes you clear to Meeks Bay which is around 24? Miles round trip.
It passes by numerous little cofffe shops, etcÖ...
03-28-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Tomm Willians

Tandem tire pressure?

My wife and I have a Santana Sovereign we enjoy a great deal, we did some upgrades with Spinergy wheels and carbon handlebars and have a ball on it. We are currently running 32c Grand Prix 4 Seasons...
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