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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By Tomm Willians

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím...

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím extremely prone to heat related issues. Below freezing doesnít bother me near as much at triple digits.
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Tomm Willians

Amen Ive been on organized rides on sections...

Amen

Ive been on organized rides on sections that were still scary as hell with CHP presence all over.
06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Tomm Willians

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at...

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at me to walk it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tomm Willians

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting,...

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting, lots of experience here. I guess Iíll throw in my two cents on what Iíve learned.
Iíve owned 3 bikes with mechanical Record 10 or 11, one with SRAM...
06-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Tomm Willians

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you...

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you riding? Iím 61 and have completed numerous centuries and couldnít do that for too many consecutive days 😳😳😳😳
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,094
Posted By Tomm Willians

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ?...

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ? Iím interested in trying a set on my double century bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go...

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go down the rabbit holeÖÖ yes on first glance it indeed shows that the three groups offer different speeds but itís highly unlikely the difference ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-groupsets-explained/

This offers a pretty detailed description that might answer your question
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
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...
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct on both

Correct on both
06-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rolling resistance ratings and tire wear

Iím curious if there are any opinions/experience here concerning how tire wear effects rolling resistance?
As my tires develop flat areas over time, I canít help but think that it must have at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 692
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre happy with your current bike (except...

If youíre happy with your current bike (except position) perhaps use a riser stem?
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Tomm Willians

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this...

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this saddle about a year. It still has about 1/3 of the adjustment length left, perhaps a touch more. I estimate I probably have 1000 miles on it.
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Tomm Willians

Selle Anatomica R Series vs X/S

Can anyone offer any real experience with both the R and X/S Series ? My main concern is that Iím repeatedly tightening the tension bolt to keep the saddle from over sagging and Iím not sure how many...
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Tomm Willians

Is elevation training beneficial?

Iíll try to make this as brief but complete as I canÖ.. Iím a 61 year old cyclist training for my first double century. Iíve signed up for the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double in Clovis this October. Iíve...
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tomm Willians

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

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will seem like theyíre free.
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Tomm Willians

What does this mean?

Iíve signed up for my first double for October and I have a question. In the course description it states a certain number of climbs being Cat 3 or 4, what does that mean ?
06-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Tomm Willians

Easton Velomax Orion 2 evolution?

I have a set of these laying around from another bike that Iíd never actually ridden. I decided to take a look at them and the first thing I discovered was they spin FAR better than either of the two...
05-02-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should...

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should help identify. Iíll 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: 1,455
Posted By Tomm Willians

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I...

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣 Fulcrum Racing...

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣

Fulcrum Racing Zeroes with Michelin Power Trial 25cís
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tomm Willians

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure...

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure heíd be happy to give you the full run down. You can find him via Google or FB
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy Oí Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
04-28-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,481
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic...

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic butÖÖ.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...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tomm Willians

Sorry Iím too lazy to do all the metric...

Sorry Iím too lazy to do all the metric conversions but I understand the message. No youíre not too old as Iím turning 62 (diabetic) and have completed several centuries with my fastest being 7:04.(...
04-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Tomm Willians

DangÖÖ that photo may have well made my decision😳...

DangÖÖ 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.
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century Clovis California

Iím wanting to finally try doing a double and am curious about this one. Iíve completed 5 centuries and believe Iím ready for a new challenge but I know all doubles are not created equal and all of...
04-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,481
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our...

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our first Eroica and we didnít want to do an extended ride on our Wiliers. It should be a great day !
04-24-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,481
Posted By Tomm Willians

We take them out on ARBT fairly frequently as of...

We take them out on ARBT fairly frequently as of course the riding is easy, they seem to attract a lot of appreciation.
04-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Tomm Willians

US 395 from Gardnerville NV to Independence CA?

Hello all

Iím researching some route possibilities for a century or double that will hopefully be more visually pleasing than what Iíve done so far. In conversation with a couple of Reno area...
04-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,481
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 Ramatoís ...
04-16-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,481
Posted By Tomm Willians

I scoured their webpage endlessly trying to find...

I scoured their webpage endlessly trying to find a reference to start times and finally decided to contact them and just ask. Their response was essentially ďcheck our websiteĒ they could have simply...
04-14-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By Tomm Willians

Not sure how close you are to the Bay Area but we...

Not sure how close you are to the Bay Area but we had our Santana Sovereign tricked out by a shop that specializes in nothing but tandems. The guys name is Jason Strahm at Tandem Outfitters. He can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Tomm Willians

Close

Close
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Tomm Willians

There is a great paved trail that starts at the...

There is a great paved trail that starts at the intersection at Squaw Valley and takes you clear to Meeks Bay which is around 24? Miles round trip.
It passes by numerous little cofffe shops, etcÖ...
03-28-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Tomm Willians

Tandem tire pressure?

My wife and I have a Santana Sovereign we enjoy a great deal, we did some upgrades with Spinergy wheels and carbon handlebars and have a ball on it. We are currently running 32c Grand Prix 4 Seasons...
03-27-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tomm Willians

I should haveÖÖ. We were doing some hills two...

I should haveÖÖ. We were doing some hills two days ago and she murdered me.
03-17-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 732
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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With three in the bed and our Kuat we can take lots of friends riding.
03-16-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,273
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím down from 15 to 5 and my wife was even...

Iím down from 15 to 5 and my wife was even worse😳😳😳😳
2006 Wilier Imperiale that is my primary ride and my first choice on Centuries.
1989 Schwinn Waterford Paramount reproduction of a Team Schwinn...
03-16-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,085
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 thereís the side benefit of being with friends. Or take...
03-01-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tomm Willians

It should be a pretty good fit for her. Sheís...

It should be a pretty good fit for her. Sheís about 5í-5Ē and Iím only 5í-7Ē, itís 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: 1,276
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 ďleaderĒ is a wonderful lady who is also one hell of a strong rider and destroys me on hills...
02-24-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Tomm Willians

All of those items were purchased last year at...

All of those items were purchased last year at various times. The groupsets were approximately $600 and $700. The seller of my 7402 set documented on the label that the item was only worth around...
02-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve purchased two groupsets and one complete...

Iíve purchased two groupsets and one complete bike from Italian based eBay ads and have been very pleased. All three of the items arrived much faster than I expected and although we were hit with...
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By Tomm Willians

Planning my first (only?) Super Ride

Iíve been wanting to do a long distance ride for some time and it looks like Iím 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, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Tomm Willians

Shimano interchangeability?

Can a 7400 crankset be used with all other 7800 components?
01-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Tomm Willians

$700

$700
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