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07-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,223
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: 50
Views: 1,057
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: 516
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
07-24-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
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: 1,685
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: 29
Views: 735
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: 2
Views: 137
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: 29
Views: 735
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: 29
Views: 735
Posted By Tomm Willians

RightÖÖ. It went over your head

RightÖÖ. It went over your head
07-24-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 735
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: 29
Views: 735
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: 29
Views: 735
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: 1,685
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: 29
Views: 735
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: 72
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: 1,081
Posted By Tomm Willians

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻
07-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,718
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: 88
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: 676
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: 972
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: 167
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 49
Views: 5,884
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: 1,990
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: 306
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: 306
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: 306
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: 306
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: 306
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: 441
Posted By Tomm Willians

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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: 459
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: 1,070
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: 3,846
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: 1,207
Posted By Tomm Willians

Metformin

Metformin
05-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
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: 466
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: 8,243
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: 402
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: 512
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.
03-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Tomm Willians

What series of Dura Ace was 6-7 speed with brifters ?

Iím having a 88-89 Paramount built that originally had down tube shifters and has the smaller 126 hub width. Iíd like to have it built back up using brifters rather than down tube. What numeric...
03-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tomm Willians

Just what I needed !!!

Just what I needed !!!
03-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tomm Willians

Increased capacity bottles?

Iím trying to find larger water bottles than the 24oz I carry right now but am having no luck. The problem is finding a larger bottle that will still fit into a bottle cage and everything Iím finding...
03-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 837,411
Posted By Tomm Willians

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1976(?) Follis 472.
03-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By Tomm Willians

When do you consider your tires ďworn outĒ?

I run GP5000ís on a couple of my bikes with one bike seeing much more use than the other. The tires on the more used bike have developed a noticeable flattened section on the crown which of course is...
03-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bearing service time/ mileage schedule?

My primary bike is a Wilier Triestina with Record 11 and Fulcrum Racing Zero wheelset which I bought used from a dedicated cyclist and have been putting many happy miles on for about a year....
03-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Tomm Willians

I think we are still at N+20 or something like...

I think we are still at N+20 or something like that?
03-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dear moderator please delete this thread at my...

Dear moderator please delete this thread at my request.
03-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Tomm Willians

Delete this

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