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07-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,634
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 !...
06-25-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,946
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: 1,946
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: 5,702
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: 1,910
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.
06-16-21, 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,...
05-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,579
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: 1,125
Posted By Tomm Willians

Metformin

Metformin
05-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
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: 455
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: 8,130
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...
03-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 834,348
Posted By Tomm Willians

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1976(?) Follis 472.
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: 3,556
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...
03-16-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,992
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...
03-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
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...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
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 !
02-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,807
Posted By Tomm Willians

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís...

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís physical condition and age was keeping him from participating in most of our rides over 20 miles. He invested in an E-bike and we are happy to have him...
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Tomm Willians

There was very little in the bags, I was just...

There was very little in the bags, I was just enjoying trying everything out.
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Tomm Willians

Working my way back

Had a nice 60 miler today working my conditioning to the point of (hopefully) doing my first double century before summer. I had a nasty accident in late December breaking numerous ribs on my right...
02-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,905
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike...

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike accident Iíve ever had. It made a deep enough impression that I doubt Iíll forget it to the day I die.
Once you have an event that hits a certain...
02-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,529
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+...

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+ people. We celebrate the days ride and each otherís company with a tailgate party at the end of every single ride. No one leaves tipsy but everyone has a...
01-31-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,872
Posted By Tomm Willians

As Iíve reached 60 and though in better shape...

As Iíve reached 60 and though in better shape than many my age...... Iím still 60🙁
I have been putting extended stems on a few of my bikes just so I can continue to enjoy riding them. On my Orbea...
01-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tomm Willians

it would be a totally flat self-supported solo...

it would be a totally flat self-supported solo effort in my area. Iím not waiting for organized events to come back
01-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tomm Willians

First time double century at 60?

How many riders here did their first (or only?) double century at 60 or older ?
Iím going to give it a shot at some point this year but wonder if Iím crazy ? I feel completely confident that I can...
01-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Tomm Willians

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea...

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea 🤣. There are some links posted on other Follis threads that show their spec sheets but it basically boils down to groupsets, wheels as I think they...
01-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Tomm Willians

60 years old still recovering from multiple...

60 years old still recovering from multiple broken ribs due to a free wheel failure, residual issues from multiple other past injuries including a parachute malfunction. Iím lucky Iím riding a bike...
01-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cleaned up my 472 Follis

I picked this baby up in Phoenix about 3 weeks ago and just finished getting it back into riding shape. New cables, tires (Veloflex Master 28ís), tape and saddle, thorough clean and polish and sheís...
01-14-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,232
Posted By Tomm Willians

When compared to my three bikes with modern Campy...

When compared to my three bikes with modern Campy Record, downtube shifters seem like a royal pain but when I simply enjoy my vintage bikes for what they are, I actually enjoy downtubes a great deal.
01-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,271
Posted By Tomm Willians

I landed one that is definitely both, we have...

I landed one that is definitely both, we have virtually the same interests, twisted sense of humor, finish each otherís sentences and canít stand being away from each other.
Doesnít hurt that sheís...
01-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,132
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I collectively are about 12. Much has...

My wife and I collectively are about 12. Much has to do with cycling, the rest is just who we are.
01-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Tomm Willians

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01-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Tomm Willians

New Vintage Follis 472 day !

My wife and I made a road trip to Phoenix to pick this 472 up. I have a nice condition 172 but itís too big so finally found this one !
Campy Nuovo Record shifting and DL, Mafac Competition brakes,...
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well low and behold........ based on the...

Well low and behold........ based on the consensus I looked in my storage area and found a newer version Mavic that cosmetic wise looks nearly identical to the smashed vintage unit👍🏻. In spite of...
12-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ahhh yes...... it has separated at the joint. Did...

Ahhh yes...... it has separated at the joint. Did not see that until you mentioned it. Ok, now I know !
12-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,495
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bad crash tonight

I was on the final mile of a favorite ride tonight when I had a pretty darn bad crash. I was standing on my pedals climbing a hill when something in the drivetrain gave way with all the pedaling...
12-27-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Tomm Willians

Razesa day !

Took out my trusty steed on the American River Bike Trail around Sacramento today. Warm and sunny with a slight breeze, couldnít ask for more.
Picked this beauty up several months back in San...
12-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,768
Posted By Tomm Willians

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and...

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and hers Mapeiís and Triestina Ramatoís ...
12-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Tomm Willians

I tried a small dab of acetone as a test and the...

I tried a small dab of acetone as a test and the old decals dissolved instantly with no damage to the finish. New decals are on !
11-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,484
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣🤣 and perhaps backing up a 5th wheel too !! 🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣🤣 and perhaps backing up a 5th wheel too !! 🤣🤣🤣
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tomm Willians

Sold it yesterday in Sacramento for $700! Need to...

Sold it yesterday in Sacramento for $700! Need to rid myself of a couple more and the stable will be much more reasonable.
11-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,971
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive been a lifelong resident and your...

Ive been a lifelong resident and your observations only scratch the surface. It is an interesting place to be.
11-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,971
Posted By Tomm Willians

And California has yet figured out a way to stick...

And California has yet figured out a way to stick a label up there but be sure theyíll spend millions working on it.
11-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Tomm Willians

She dealt with a private owner who communicated...

She dealt with a private owner who communicated well with her. We felt the risk was minimized by PayPal and eBay policies but of course not a sure thing. It really is a shame about the small knick as...
11-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Tomm Willians

His and hers Wilier Trestina Ramatoís

Today we received a call from the LBS that the wifeís 85í? Wilier was done being re-assembled from having been shipped from Italy. They also built her a nice set of new clincher wheels using the...
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