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10-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,024
Posted By Slightspeed

Voting. ...

Voting.
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10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,883
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: 66
Views: 2,204
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: 66
Views: 2,204
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: 14
Views: 437
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: 14
Views: 437
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...
09-24-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,952
Posted By Slightspeed

My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new,...

My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new, still riding it, still loving it....
09-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,706
Views: 327,371
Posted By Slightspeed

I just updated the wheelset on my $20 (from CL)...

I just updated the wheelset on my $20 (from CL) '78 Super Course. It was just a frame, BB, stem, bars and calipers, no drivetrain or wheelset. It was a spare parts bin special, and I really enjoy...
09-23-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,221
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, following a bagel run. Not impressed, no seafood flavored...
09-23-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,706
Views: 327,371
Posted By Slightspeed

Nothing much to show, but the rear wheel on my...

Nothing much to show, but the rear wheel on my '64 Legnano had a lot of side play. I didn't measure it, but you could grab the tire and it moved side to side way too much. These are old high flange...
09-22-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,506
Posted By Slightspeed

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My '64 Legnano Roma, had since new....
09-22-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Slightspeed

Looks like fun. I see some familiar faces from...

Looks like fun. I see some familiar faces from the Pasadena rides, which I realy miss. Stay safe out there guys. With all the smoke, I haven't been out much, though I did squeeze in 42 miles out thru...
09-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 1,691,802
Posted By Slightspeed

Pretty smoky here. No fires closeby, but a...

Pretty smoky here. No fires closeby, but a Westerly wind brings us smoke. I just got in a quick 11 mile post office run in on the '78 Peugeot up thru Porter Ranch and Granada Hills. Good day to stay...
09-06-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58,655
Views: 8,594,894
Posted By Slightspeed

$300 for a smoked DavecScott Centurion Ironman,...

$300 for a smoked DavecScott Centurion Ironman, LA area, too small for me.
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09-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 1,691,802
Posted By Slightspeed

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards...

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards Malibu, turnaround at Neptune's Net, which was closed, then up the coast to Hueneme Lighthouse. Great coastal ride to escape the inland heat. Mid 80s with...
09-06-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 1,691,802
Posted By Slightspeed

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards...

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards Malibu turnaround at Neptune's Net, which was closed, then up the coast to Hueneme Lighthouse. Grest coastal ride to escape the inland heat. Mid 80s...
08-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Slightspeed

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected....

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected. We've been in our house going on 46 years, thru countless fires, even seen flames from our front yard. Scarry deal. Last year it got within 1.5 miles...
08-06-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Slightspeed

I don't know where you guys are, but here in LA,...

I don't know where you guys are, but here in LA, on a morning ride where I might see 2 or 3 riders in past times, I'm seeing 15 or 20 recreational riders, and lots of families, commuter and even...
08-05-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,321
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for posting the photos. Too hot for me,...

Thanks for posting the photos. Too hot for me, and with the virus deal, wasn't sure if anybody was riding. I remember the day Bart was talking about last year. Most of my vintage bikes only have...
07-21-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Slightspeed

Lucky you. I didn't even get a poster last year....

Lucky you. I didn't even get a poster last year. I asked at the check in and t-shirt booth, fairly early Saturday, no posters. I have one from every year, except '19, so I had no clue about the...
07-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,646
Posted By Slightspeed

I think the Italian love is because it might the...

I think the Italian love is because it might the first "nice" bike many of us got, after graduating from baloon tires, three speeds and lower level "10-speeds". I did my first junior race on a heavy,...
07-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 986
Posted By Slightspeed

2011 Lighthouse Century on ""cool" California...

2011 Lighthouse Century on ""cool" California central coast. It was 104 or so, though a friend's Garmin was showing 108°. The highest Ive seen on my Garmin was 104.9 in Pasadena last sumner....
07-12-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,648
Posted By Slightspeed

Voler. Kucharik. Both Made in California, USA.

Voler.
Kucharik.
Both Made in California, USA.
07-12-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,506
Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bike (Don't I wish!) But my friend Rick's...

Not my bike (Don't I wish!) But my friend Rick's Cinelli.
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07-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,199
Posted By Slightspeed

Got it. The game is still open as far as I'm...

Got it. The game is still open as far as I'm concerned. I'll keep looking for the extinct business. Have fun guys. The Batmobile is in Granada Hills, CA, extreme north end of San Fernando Valley....
07-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,199
Posted By Slightspeed

"extinct?" Yes, but "persevered against the...

"extinct?" Yes, but "persevered against the odds". I guess I'm confused. Not the first time for that.😉
Do they want two pictures? I saw this Batmobile yesterday. Didn't get the bike in the shot,...
07-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,199
Posted By Slightspeed

Chatsworth, CA (N/W of LA) on Devonshire between...

Chatsworth, CA (N/W of LA) on Devonshire between Owensmouth and Canoga Ave. I had a chili dog there once, good, but the Hickory Burger is their speciality, and the best! Thanks for the nice words in...
07-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Slightspeed

I'll check it out. The subtitles on "Italian...

I'll check it out. The subtitles on "Italian Masters" are a little taxing, and I wish they had more period pictures, but the interviews are interesting.
07-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,199
Posted By Slightspeed

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not...

How about a standalone Hot dog/burger joint, not a chain? Been there forever. Its so old that property setback laws didn't exist. It's too close to the street for modern code, but still flipping...
07-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,487
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a big believer in Conti Gatorskins, either 25...

I'm a big believer in Conti Gatorskins, either 25 or 28s. I have Panaracer Pasela 28s on my vintage bikes, love the look and ride, but they are a pain to mount when new. I just put a pair of Conti GP...
07-04-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By Slightspeed

1973 Raleigh Super Course ...

1973 Raleigh Super Course
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06-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By Slightspeed

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese...

On the bike I've been attacked by Canada geese from the ground. (Big mouth and teeth like "Jaws ") Also by a wild turkey. One day I was paced by a big egret around 25 yards off my right. He stopped...
06-29-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,526
Posted By Slightspeed

Every place may be different, but just last...

Every place may be different, but just last Saturday, I brought my bottle inside at the coffee stop, and they topped it up with a pitcher of water, and never touched my item. May not be the case...
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,526
Posted By Slightspeed

Like them or not, Starbucks never refused to top...

Like them or not, Starbucks never refused to top up my water bottle. Putting on a mask for a couple minutes is not that big of a deal.
06-21-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,221
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, not interested, and Princess, now 14 years old, celebrating my...
06-21-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,509
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres a few from SoCal. ...

Heres a few from SoCal.
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Sulphur Mtn fire road....
06-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,479
Posted By Slightspeed

I built this bike for Eroica rides, big hills...

I built this bike for Eroica rides, big hills partly on dirt. I figured I'd need all the gear I could fit, so I have a Shimano Megarange 34-14, 6 speed in back and a Sugino AT 32/40/52 triple. It...
06-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,479
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for the interest. I put this bike on here...

Thanks for the interest. I put this bike on here several times on many posts, but here's a photo album with lots of pictures of the "before", "during" and lots of "finished" rides.
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06-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,479
Posted By Slightspeed

My first ever build went from a scrap pile...

My first ever build went from a scrap pile Raleigh Super Course frame into a really great bike, one that I'm really happy and proud to ride. Easy ? No, but it takes determination, patience, and a...
06-19-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 138,640
Posted By Slightspeed

I just sold this little guy about a month ago....

I just sold this little guy about a month ago. Its a '61 Legnano Gran Premio. I got it right after last year's Eroica, and tried several things to fix the fit. It's only a 54 cm, and I tried longer ...
06-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,506
Posted By Slightspeed

Not an exciting picture, I just like the...

Not an exciting picture, I just like the lighting.
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My '78 Raleigh Super...
06-19-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By Slightspeed

I love my Brooks, but I've been riding them since...

I love my Brooks, but I've been riding them since 1964. I think the leather B17 is the most comfy, Pros are next, and I started using Cambium C17 on my modern bikes, in fact, I just put on my second...
06-08-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,565
Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bike, but I spotted this Vitus bonded...

Not my bike, but I spotted this Vitus bonded carbon at a coffee stop out in Santa Paula, CA. Interesting bar wrap, not sure what the blue stuff is. Pretty bike though....
06-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,321
Posted By Slightspeed

I thought about it, but that's as far as I got....

I thought about it, but that's as far as I got. Looks like it would have been a great day! Hopefully more to come soon.
I sold the little Legnano a couple weeks ago. Fun bike, but a little small...
06-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,713
Posted By Slightspeed

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know...

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know how to ride a bike.🤡
06-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,570
Posted By Slightspeed

The other day I rolled past this over the top...

The other day I rolled past this over the top chrome Harley. I'm not really a Harley guy, but sometimes you just have to stop and stare....
06-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice looking bike. I saw one in a local shop....

Nice looking bike. I saw one in a local shop. Yours is way nicer!
06-01-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,521
Posted By Slightspeed

Me too, even works for Panaracer Paselas, which...

Me too, even works for Panaracer Paselas, which are worse than Contis when new.
05-30-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,570
Posted By Slightspeed

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal. ...

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal.
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05-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,506
Posted By Slightspeed

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Drillium daisies.
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