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Posted By Tomm Willians

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramato’s...

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramato’s and don’t take the time to ride them often, this would be a great opportunity.
06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rookies…… I died once and my mom just yelled at...

Rookies…… I died once and my mom just yelled at me to walk it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,352
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By Tomm Willians

If you’re happy with your current bike (except...

If you’re happy with your current bike (except position) perhaps use a riser stem?
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,420
Posted By Tomm Willians

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

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will seem like they’re free.
05-02-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By Tomm Willians

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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 Ramato’s that should...

My wife and I own a pair of Ramato’s that should help identify. I’ll 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: 1,520
Posted By Tomm Willians

If I’m seeing what I think you’re referring to I...

If I’m seeing what I think you’re referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,520
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy O’ Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
04-28-22, 10:30 PM
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Views: 33,252
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’m pretty sure this isn’t exactly on topic...

I’m pretty sure this isn’t exactly on topic but…….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...
04-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dang…… that photo may have well made my decision😳...

Dang…… 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.
04-24-22, 08:13 AM
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Views: 33,252
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are doing the short ride as well. It’s our...

We are doing the short ride as well. It’s our first Eroica and we didn’t want to do an extended ride on our Wiliers. It should be a great day !
04-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,252
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 Ramato’s ...
03-17-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 797
Posted By Tomm Willians

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With three in the bed and our Kuat we can take lots of friends riding.
03-16-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ride with a group and then yell your ideas out as...

Ride with a group and then yell your ideas out as they come to you. If the group is large enough, someone should remember what you said and there’s the side benefit of being with friends. Or take...
03-01-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Tomm Willians

It should be a pretty good fit for her. She’s...

It should be a pretty good fit for her. She’s about 5’-5” and I’m only 5’-7”, it’s a 54cm so should work and yes she has expressed wanting a new bike for some time. She called last night after...
02-28-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Tomm Willians

Appreciating your friends

My wife and I are blessed to be involved with a group of incredible people who all enjoy riding. The “leader” is a wonderful lady who is also one hell of a strong rider and destroys me on hills...
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Views: 1,050
Posted By Tomm Willians

Planning my first (only?) Super Ride

I’ve been wanting to do a long distance ride for some time and it looks like I’m going to launch in late April. It will first and foremost be a 24hr solo ride supported by the wife with a secondary...
01-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Tomm Willians

$700

$700
01-25-22, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Tomm Willians

My Team Schwinn Wheaties reproduction done!

Sourced this 88 Waterford Paramount about a year ago to do this and today it’s complete! Painted by D and D Cycles in San Lorenzo, California and assembly by Tour Of Nevada City bike shop in Nevada...
01-24-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Tomm Willians

My weather app lied 🤣🤣🤣

Did a wonderful 55 mile loop with the wife today not far out of Reno. My weather app said there would be a high of 51, didn’t even get to the mid 40’s and then only briefly.
No matter, a day cycling...
01-22-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tomm Willians

Found a nice Abus on eBay and ordered it.

Found a nice Abus on eBay and ordered it.
01-21-22, 09:37 AM
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Views: 1,336
Posted By Tomm Willians

Being allergic to their sting isn’t a position...

Being allergic to their sting isn’t a position where I have the luxury of not worrying about it.
01-03-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣 yes I suppose she does ! I have a 4 door...

🤣🤣🤣 yes I suppose she does ! I have a 4 door truck with a very roomy back seat area so she’s going to stretch out in a sleeping bag and snooze. She will be very close to 24hr gas stations and such...
01-03-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’m going solo on this on a 25 mile loop with the...

I’m going solo on this on a 25 mile loop with the wife parked at a designated location with supplies. I’ve found a route I believe will be near ideal.
01-03-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tomm Willians

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr...

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr about this, I’m seeking additional input that may prove useful. As previously mentioned, I’m already doing centuries so clearly I’m not clueless how this...
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Views: 903
Posted By Tomm Willians

A pair of Mapei’s ?

My wife and I have decided to part with our Mapei’s as we simply don’t ride them. We both have other bikes we prefer and it’s a shame to see them being ignored. Hers is around ‘97-98’ 53cm with the...
01-02-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tomm Willians

Riding deliberately underpowered?

I just finished a short ride 25(?) as I’m not feeling quite myself and it was of course a little tougher as expected. I normally consume a GU every 12-15 miles but decided to just drink water and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I enjoy this matched pair of ‘71...

My wife and I enjoy this matched pair of ‘71 Varsity’s immensely!!! We both have Colnago’s, Wilier’s, Pinarello,etc…. But get a kick out of riding these on occasion.
These great old bikes still run...
12-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tomm Willians

Here’s the wife and my Ramato’s, hers is in such...

Here’s the wife and my Ramato’s, hers is in such incredible condition it looks virtually new....
12-05-21, 11:37 PM
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Views: 281
Posted By Tomm Willians

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12-05-21, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Tomm Willians

We enjoy our Santana Sovereign but came up with...

We enjoy our Santana Sovereign but came up with our own way of getting started. Both of us have our left foot on the pedal (flat pedals) and push off with our right foot 3x counting aloud and then...
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Views: 3,582
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wow….. lots of good info and opinions here, thank...

Wow….. lots of good info and opinions here, thank you ! The one aspect of this endeavor that I’m not too rattled by is staying awake for 24hrs. Not saying it will be easy but it doesn’t scare me....
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Views: 3,582
Posted By Tomm Willians

I happen to know of a very similar route in the...

I happen to know of a very similar route in the California Wine area that is virtually flat, 30 mile loop with a convenient place to park my truck for stops and resupply. I’ve done three centuries...
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Views: 3,582
Posted By Tomm Willians

How did YOU prep for your first 24hr?

The thought of doing a solo 24hr has been bouncing around in my head for quite some time and I think I’m going to begin seriously working towards doing one. I’ve done four centuries so I’m a bit...
11-22-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Tomm Willians

OP you must be in dire need of attention or...

OP you must be in dire need of attention or validation of some sort. For you to make issue of such a minor contact with this Ranger is absurd. Even if he’s wrong so what? He stopped you for the...
11-10-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,492
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rachael Welsh and whatever this bike is. ...

Rachael Welsh and whatever this bike is.
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11-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By Tomm Willians

I do not but I believe I can post a pic that will...

I do not but I believe I can post a pic that will help. The route starts (for me anyway) in Sierraville heading East to Loyalton then North to Hwy70 then West on 70 to Westside Rd going South to...
10-25-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,299
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not quite Orange but our mid 80’s Wilier Ramato’s...

Not quite Orange but our mid 80’s Wilier Ramato’s and ‘71 Varsities ...
10-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Tomm Willians

We have a nice stable of bikes including Mapei’s,...

We have a nice stable of bikes including Mapei’s, Ramato’s, Pinarello’s, C40, Wilier Imperiale, etc…. AND two matching his/hers 1971 Varsities in outstanding condition. They are a pleasure to ride (...
09-19-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,223
Posted By Tomm Willians

Kind of surprised the Wilier Ramato didn’t make...

Kind of surprised the Wilier Ramato didn’t make anyone’s list. Here’s ours that we had intended to take to our first Eroica but we all know how that went....
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Tomm Willians

These are our ‘71 Varsities. Granted they are...

These are our ‘71 Varsities. Granted they are heavy bikes but they ride very smoothly and are a joy to ride. We have a stable of very nice bikes but these still come out a few times a year....
08-18-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Tomm Willians

This it was my C40 B-Stay project also...

This

it was my C40 B-Stay project also painted by DandD.

...
08-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Tomm Willians

The wife’s Pinarello Treviso project done

She bought this bike almost a year ago and just yesterday received it back from the LBS who put it back together after paint. It’s a mid 80’s Treviso with Campy repainted in Candy Pink by DandD...
07-26-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,949
Posted By Tomm Willians

These are our Wilier Ramato’s we are taking to...

These are our Wilier Ramato’s we are taking to Eroica this year, I guess they qualify for top of the line ?...
07-26-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,934
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 she’s ok but there was quite a bit of blood in the...
07-24-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
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: 42
Views: 2,716
Posted By Tomm Willians

It’s really a shame you seemingly have no concept...

It’s really a shame you seemingly have no concept of humor, I apologize for the trauma I’ve caused your sensitive disposition.
07-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,716
Posted By Tomm Willians

Right……. It went over your head

Right……. It went over your head
07-24-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,716
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 “Graffiti Bridge” that’s not great but it’s not horrible. The rest of...
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