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05-10-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,493
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I went to all five of the initial editions of...

I went to all five of the initial editions of Eroica California, four based in Paso Robles (2015-2018), and one in Cambria (2019). I loved attending every one of them. They introduced me to many new...
03-20-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,270
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Enjoyable thread, and this picture also made me...

Enjoyable thread, and this picture also made me realize how big the downtube is on a Cannondale. John Wayne often managed to make even his six-shooters look small. Same feeling looking at the...
03-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,469
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Thanks for the great set of photos. I...

Thanks for the great set of photos. I particularly enjoyed the detail shots of the beautiful yellow Routens bike, a surprise Easter Egg in an epic Alex Singer album!
02-15-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 173,631
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Tough wildlife overlooking a steep climb on...

Tough wildlife overlooking a steep climb on Joaquin Road in Portola Valley, CA....
06-14-21, 12:39 AM
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Views: 173,631
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Loop ride around Stanford, Woodside, and Portola...

Loop ride around Stanford, Woodside, and Portola Valley, California today. Bike is a 1958 Alex Singer. Salmon is named "Indomitable."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Creek_Fish_Hatchery...
04-04-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Nice Easter morning ride through Woodside,...

Nice Easter morning ride through Woodside, Portola Valley and Stanford, CA area on an older French bike (1959 Terrot). Happy Spring to all. ...
02-24-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Feels like spring in Bay Area of Callfornia, with...

Feels like spring in Bay Area of Callfornia, with green grass, buds and blossoms on trees, birds nesting, and temps in 60s and 70s. ...
01-25-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Nice break between storms this weekend in the San...

Nice break between storms this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. On Saturday I solo-rode the route that Bay Area vintage enthusiasts normally do as a Dave Martinez/Fausto Coppi Memorial Ride in...
11-22-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,496
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Enjoying 2020 foliage in the Bay Area on a 1961...

Enjoying 2020 foliage in the Bay Area on a 1961 Rene Herse.
"Gem" handlebar tape makes a good match to leaves....
11-16-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

That's a 5-speed version of the classic "Cyclo"...

That's a 5-speed version of the classic "Cyclo" derailleur from France.
Cyclo derailleur in Velobase...
11-16-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Beautiful fall weather in Northern California. ...

Beautiful fall weather in Northern California.
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10-06-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,335
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The "dropout" is actually a hole for a through...

The "dropout" is actually a hole for a through axle. The original 1958 version of bike probably came with a Nivex or other chainstay mounted derailleur. Singer used a chain rest on the nside of the...
10-06-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,335
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

At least orange highlights. 1958 Alex Singer...

At least orange highlights. 1958 Alex Singer with integrated head tube lugs, original Singer front brake (rear later updated by shop), no seat post bolt on frame (internal expander post instead),...
07-18-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,924
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I also thought the poster looked off, and didn't...

I also thought the poster looked off, and didn't realize until your post that there was an extra bit of the ride north of the lighthouse! On the othe hand, my tandem partner might have mutineed if...
05-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,972
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Great to see this level of detail for rare...

Great to see this level of detail for rare parts!
Timdaw, I was surprised to see a "skirt spring" spanning the underside of your Ideale saddle. Was THAT a stock item, or perhaps a custom...
03-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,425
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

" If Eroica cancels, I'd bet that there would...

" If Eroica cancels, I'd bet that there would still be a lot of riders from the Bay Area and SoCal who won't be taking much of a virus risk by driving there. "

I'm a scientist from the BayArea...
02-18-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Ten Bay Area riders turned out for a great...

Ten Bay Area riders turned out for a great vintage jaunt along the Crystal Spring Reservoirs that hold clean water piped all the way from the Sierras to the San Francisco peninsula. We stopped at the...
01-13-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,508
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

My wife and I have been able to load a lot onto a...

My wife and I have been able to load a lot onto a 1977 Jack Taylor tandem with front and rear racks and vintage Karrimor panniers. The panniers easily clip on and off, so we bring
them into the...
12-01-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,972
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Chris Bishop made a Herse style stem for a Brett...

Chris Bishop made a Herse style stem for a Brett Horton custom bike that was exhibited at NAHBS in 2011.

Here's a good photo collection of the laborious milling and filing process:
...
11-27-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,972
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The only one of these speedometers I've seen...

The only one of these speedometers I've seen mounted on a Herse is this bike pictured in Jan Heine's Herse book.
1945 Herse (https://images.app.goo.gl/UZEstyHq35grfTNVA)

The picture shows the...
11-06-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,972
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

If you haven't already seen, there is a Herse...

If you haven't already seen, there is a Herse stoker stem and bar on ebay right now.

tandem stem and bars...
09-23-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Forty beautiful old school miles yesterday on a...

Forty beautiful old school miles yesterday on a 1961 Herse in the Bay Area.

I put on an Ideale 92 Diagonale saddle this summer. Have been pleased to find it fits me even better than a Brooks...
09-21-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,822
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

My two favorite French head-tube badges. And...

My two favorite French head-tube badges.
And one simple and durable style from Ron...
07-27-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,039
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Thanks for the inspiring adventure and wonderful...

Thanks for the inspiring adventure and wonderful field notes! When I've contemplated a trip like this, one key aspect of "choosing weather" has been the overall decision to ride east to west, or...
06-16-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,624
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

How would you compare the ride of your two nice...

How would you compare the ride of your two nice Herse bikes? Your Red one is only a couple years later than my blue 1961 from earlier in this thread, but they almost seem like different eras...
06-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,413
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Are you hands on the lower drop-in extensions...

Are you hands on the lower drop-in extensions when you get that "pushed by angels" feeling? Could be very different wrist angle, but I wonder if you are also now more bent at waist from having hands...
05-26-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Nice 40 mile ride along the Bay Area Peninsula on...

Nice 40 mile ride along the Bay Area Peninsula on Saturday. 1961 Rene Herse shown near Crystal Springs, a scenic reservoir which holds water coming all the way from the Sierras.

It took me a...
05-23-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,596
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I'd join you when you come across the Peninsula,...

I'd join you when you come across the Peninsula, since I live nearby. However, I'll probably peel off after a leg or two of the grand adventure, and then drive down to Cambria with my wife on...
05-23-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,624
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The H thread definitely needs a Hetchins, bendy...

The H thread definitely needs a Hetchins, bendy stays and all!
05-21-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,596
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

California CoastalRica? (depending on route) ...

California CoastalRica? (depending on route)

Are you thinking mostly down Coastal Highway 1, or further inland?
05-21-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,624
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

1961, with an H: ...

1961, with an H:
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05-21-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,596
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I've been to Eroica CA five years in a row, and...

I've been to Eroica CA five years in a row, and it's been a great experience every time.
There have been wonderful people, amazing bikes, and beautiful routes each year.
The routes are...
10-04-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I recently enjoyed a coastal ride near Monterey...

I recently enjoyed a coastal ride near Monterey CA on an old French bike.

...
10-03-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19,275
Views: 2,423,455
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I'm REALLY sorry to hear that Matt. It's ...

I'm REALLY sorry to hear that Matt.
It's terrifying to see how quickly things can go from beautiful September ride pictures to you being back in a hospital bed.
After your July accident, you...
09-02-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,799
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

1978 Jack Taylor "Tourist" model. Original owner...

1978 Jack Taylor "Tourist" model. Original owner bought the bike from Holland Jones of Fulton St. Cyclery in the Bay Area, and rode the bright yellow bike all the way from San Francisco to Miami...
09-01-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,706
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I sympathize! Went over the handlebars on a ride...

I sympathize! Went over the handlebars on a ride in September 2017, and earned a complete shoulder separation that looked a lot like your own X-ray. Really debated surgery vs. just living with it,...
04-23-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Here's a "Three great things about Eroica"...

Here's a "Three great things about Eroica" summary that I wrote for another group last year. I've gone to Eroica all four years, and look forward to attending again in the future!

"1) The...
04-17-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I went over the handlebars in a bike accident...

I went over the handlebars in a bike accident last fall, and also wanted to continue the ride after dusting myself off. However, one arm was hanging multiple inches lower than the other and some...
03-20-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,413
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

I'm looking forward to the Eroica event in...

I'm looking forward to the Eroica event in April!

DMNHCAGrandPrix David San Francisco Bay Area Coastal Route 1959 Terrot
04-30-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,656
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Cupertino Bike shop moved locations a few years...

Cupertino Bike shop moved locations a few years ago, and has less display space at the new location.

Great history and some interesting classic bikes and components though:

Cupertino Bike...
05-16-16, 12:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,660
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Dennis Christopher from Breaking Away came to the...

Dennis Christopher from Breaking Away came to the Eroica California event. He brought his original bike, shown below, and was emphatic that THIS is the one he mainly rode in the film. (Note correct...
04-15-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,831
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Here's a picture of Crumpy's blue Legnano at...

Here's a picture of Crumpy's blue Legnano at Concourse on Saturday. Great photo-journal and write up Northbend. I recognized the starting scene because I was standing next to you as the ride...
02-05-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,366
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Mine arrived today too. I normally wear L, but...

Mine arrived today too. I normally wear L, but ordered both a L and XL because of reports in this thread that they may run small. For the ones I received, the Ebay seller's description actually...
12-13-15, 12:42 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,958
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Some more classic 70s fashions from the 1974...

Some more classic 70s fashions from the 1974 Raleigh catalog:

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12-13-15, 12:35 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,958
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Two bike bibles from the 70's: 493076493077

Two bike bibles from the 70's:

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10-24-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,210
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The seat angle on your B17 looks much higher than...

The seat angle on your B17 looks much higher than I would find comfortable. However, anybody who can ride 764 miles in <90 hours has clearly found a set up that works for them! Congratulations on...
11-08-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 52,640
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Two 1970's Cannondale bags, on front and rear of...

Two 1970's Cannondale bags, on front and rear of a 1974 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain from the same era. Both of these classic bags were generous "pay it forward" gifts from C&V member RoadTire, who...
10-19-14, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,091
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

Those are Vittoria Open Corsa SC clinchers (700 x...

Those are Vittoria Open Corsa SC clinchers (700 x 25).
I also use the similarly sized Vittoria Evo Corsa 700x25 on other bikes, but those only come with black sides.

I think the...
10-18-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,091
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

1974 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, in "Flamboyant...

1974 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, in "Flamboyant Gold."

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=370456&amp;d=1395550105
08-17-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The brake levers and pedals on the bike are both...

The brake levers and pedals on the bike are both aero-style components that were not introduced until the 1980s. Maybe the bike went in for a refresh of paint and components a decade or so after it...
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