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07-14-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
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: 1,047
Posted By Tomm Willians

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻

replaced 3 B17ís with them. 👍🏻
07-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,647
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: 87
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: 590
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: 925
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: 159
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: 1,948
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: 1,948
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: 48
Views: 5,706
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: 1,918
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: 292
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: 292
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: 292
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: 292
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: 292
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: 423
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: 449
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: 1,019
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: 3,596
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: 1,126
Posted By Tomm Willians

Metformin

Metformin
05-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
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: 457
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: 8,146
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: 398
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: 508
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: 508
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: 1,184
Posted By Tomm Willians

Just what I needed !!!

Just what I needed !!!
03-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
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: 3,475
Views: 834,614
Posted By Tomm Willians

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1976(?) Follis 472.
03-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
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: 523
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: 552
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: 400
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: 400
Posted By Tomm Willians

Delete this

Delete
03-19-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Tomm Willians

Love a dedicated vintage enthusiast!

My wife and I came to the obvious yet painful conclusion that we have too many bikes. We decided to part with a pair of vintage rides in my Razesa and her Mercian. I listed them on CL about 10 days...
03-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,558
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I decided to take a drive to check...

My wife and I decided to take a drive to check out a posted ride not too far away from our home. Thankfully we did this before riding as it was one of the most flipping dangerous routes Iíve ever...
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes thatís it and today itís sold to a gentleman...

Yes thatís it and today itís sold to a gentleman from LA who is driving up with his wife to buy it. We are taking them for a ride around the Sutter Buttes before they head home.
03-16-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,995
Posted By Tomm Willians

I ride in a group of folks with varying levels of...

I ride in a group of folks with varying levels of dedication. Our group leader is a lady with an entry level Trek with bottom level Shimano groupset and GP5000ís.
She can flat kick the doo out of...
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Tomm Willians

Mercian value

My wife wants to part with her Mercian and isnít sure what to ask? Sugino cranks, Dura Ace brakes, Suntour derailleurs, 27Ē wheelset and tires, bar end shifters around 1981 model and quite clean....
03-12-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Tomm Willians

Delete

Delete
03-10-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve used WD40 for similar projects with success....

Iíve used WD40 for similar projects with success. However Iíd hate to have you use it and have it destroy your decals somehow ?
03-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Tomm Willians

Here is the before pick which really doesnít show...

Here is the before pick which really doesnít show the original paint close up. It had dozens upon dozens of chips like someone was riding behind a gravel truck. The drive side front fork had exposed...
03-09-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Tomm Willians

Just a lucky coincidence

Just a lucky coincidence
03-09-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Tomm Willians

Colnago C40 back from paint

Just got my C40 back today after being painted, reassembled and tuned up. The original paint was in dire condition so I made the decision to go with a completely different paint scheme.
Rick...
03-06-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By Tomm Willians

I too pondered two bolt vs three and ended up...

I too pondered two bolt vs three and ended up using Delcoolio 2 bolt SPD type pedals on a number of my bikes. They are flat on one side and clip on the other. They look nice enough to not look vulgar...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not sure how little pressure I can get by with to...

Not sure how little pressure I can get by with to compromise my elbow injuries with an adequate rolling rate. With my new 32ís Iím guessing 65 up front and 75 in the back as these roads are not...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By Tomm Willians

Good lord !! I had no idea who she was so...

Good lord !!

I had no idea who she was so used Google....... Superwoman! Iím doing my best to work up to my first double and sheís doing them daily ???? Not from this planet !
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