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07-29-21, 08:35 PM
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Views: 642
Posted By Slightspeed

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My 1964 Roma Olympiade, mostly original....
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,545
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: 1,545
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,798
Posted By Slightspeed

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo....

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo. Its the most prominent thing on the bike, then the tires don't matter. I used to have Gatorskins on my bike, which matched the bike's yellow graphics. I...
07-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,756
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: 440
Views: 54,258
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: 440
Views: 54,258
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...
06-02-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,036
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport,...

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport, on my '64 Legnano Roma. It is paired with a 52/42 crank. It doesn't like doing big big, but otherwise plays nice together. I removed the dropout...
05-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
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....
05-24-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Slightspeed

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium,...

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium, and my butt can't tell the difference. They both feel good to me. Looking at the vertical surface transition of the narrow part (nose) to the...
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17,575
Views: 1,925,832
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: 440
Views: 54,258
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: 440
Views: 54,258
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: 202
Views: 11,359
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: 101
Views: 6,125
Posted By Slightspeed

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1978 Raleigh Super Course, bought as a frame, BB, fork and bars for...
01-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Slightspeed

I have an opposite problem. I can live with the...

I have an opposite problem. I can live with the "patina" paint on my '78 Super Course, but the decals are trashed. How can I remove the old decals to apply new ones, without a double image if the new...
01-11-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,539
Posted By Slightspeed

I stopped by the LBS the other day, and they were...

I stopped by the LBS the other day, and they were really busy, at least 8 or 10 empty bike boxes on the sidewalk. A guy was walking out with a new mtn/hybrid bike, and he turned around and asked the...
12-31-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,285
Posted By Slightspeed

Downtube shifters, first. Old school toe...

Downtube shifters, first.
Old school toe clips, straps and cleats, honorable mention.
I'm down to one downtube shifter bike now. I can live with that. Actually I bought a set of Suntour bar end...
12-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,681
Posted By Slightspeed

The old school metal cleats and toe straps were...

The old school metal cleats and toe straps were no easier to walk uphill in, and they were twice as dangerous as today's modern ones. I use SPD mountain type cleats and shoes on my road bikes and can...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,681
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: 1,269
Posted By Slightspeed

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As bought, funky brake levers, missing broken Simplex FD, replaced by...
12-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,659
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been riding Brooks since 1964. I never gave...

I've been riding Brooks since 1964. I never gave a thought as to whether the rails were black, chrome or whatever. You can't see them when you ride. I do miss the original (50+ year old) B17 that...
12-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,541
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: 95
Views: 5,642
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: 7,664
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,902
Posted By Slightspeed

If climbing was easy, everybody would be doing...

If climbing was easy, everybody would be doing it. 😉
11-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
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...
11-27-20, 12:15 AM
11-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 387,336
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks so much, it's a non stock color, a Toyota...

Thanks so much, it's a non stock color, a Toyota Spruce Mica, a dark British green, but with small metallic flakes....
11-21-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,820
Posted By Slightspeed

Exactly, one of my favorite routes. I try to ride...

Exactly, one of my favorite routes. I try to ride it every few weeks. I stopped for a picture and my friends got just far enough ahead to make a nice composition.
11-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,820
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: 4,829
Posted By Slightspeed

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My race jersey from 1965 ......
11-20-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,684
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: 4,173
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: 7,194
Views: 697,031
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,108
Posted By Slightspeed

I grew up on the idea that if it wasn't Italian,...

I grew up on the idea that if it wasn't Italian, it wasn't worth riding. I've been enjoying my '64 Legnano Roma since it was new. I came across an old Raleigh Super Course frame, built it up, and...
11-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 387,336
Posted By Slightspeed

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11-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,527
Posted By Slightspeed

I ride for fun. If it stops being fun, I'll stop...

I ride for fun. If it stops being fun, I'll stop riding. So far it's been 60 years of fun.
11-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,575
Views: 1,925,832
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: 2,442
Views: 254,933
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: 1,150
Views: 123,546
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: 3,482
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...
11-01-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,760
Posted By Slightspeed

I have both of those things, hi- viz jerseys and...

I have both of those things, hi- viz jerseys and AOL.com account. Both seem to work pretty well, especially the high viz jerseys.
10-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,364
Posted By Slightspeed

Voting. ...

Voting.
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10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 387,336
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
09-29-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,897
Posted By Slightspeed

We've done two Eroicas together, 2016 and 2019....

We've done two Eroicas together, 2016 and 2019. If Eroica happens II'll be there. Which bike depends on the course, and what kind of shspe I'm in. Even though it's my favorite, these old legs have...
09-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,897
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...
09-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Slightspeed

Never seen Legnano branded hubs like that. The...

Never seen Legnano branded hubs like that. The ones I have, and others I've seen all have the logo parallel with the axle. ...
09-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Slightspeed

A few months ago I sold Brent a '61 Legnano Gran...

A few months ago I sold Brent a '61 Legnano Gran Premio that I got a deal on. It had an Olmo headset that Brent needed for his restoration. I loved the little 54cm Legnano, but it was too small for...
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