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10-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,021
Posted By Slightspeed

Voting. ...

Voting.
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10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,854
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
09-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,202
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
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: 3,703
Views: 327,245
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: 218,210
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, following a bagel run. Not impressed, no seafood flavored...
09-22-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,505
Posted By Slightspeed

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My '64 Legnano Roma, had since new....
09-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
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: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
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: 41,314
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, 10:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,640
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,...
07-12-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,647
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: 46,505
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,174
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...
07-04-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
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...
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,525
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: 218,210
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, not interested, and Princess, now 14 years old, celebrating my...
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...
06-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 41,314
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.🤡
05-30-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,549
Posted By Slightspeed

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal. ...

Jacaranda trees popping all over SoCal.
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05-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,670
Posted By Slightspeed

I didnt build any bikes, but I did manage to dig...

I didnt build any bikes, but I did manage to dig out two car models from my '80s stash, and build them, a 1983 Miller Nascar Buick, and a 1988 1/43 scale Group44 Jag. I also was able to sell one of...
05-15-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By Slightspeed

14 miles on the '78 Super Course out Valley...

14 miles on the '78 Super Course out Valley Circle, past Chatsworth lake, which actually had water in it. Found a nice mural at a yoga studio to get a beauty shot. Nice day, getting hot, near 90°.
...
05-14-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,069
Posted By Slightspeed

A year ago I had a set of CR18s built up for my...

A year ago I had a set of CR18s built up for my '64 Legnano. I love them. At first I thought the brake tracks were too "tall", and didn't keep the vintage look of the old rims (unbranded ). They ride...
05-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,425
Posted By Slightspeed

Favorite saddle: B17, Cambium a close second, 3rd...

Favorite saddle: B17, Cambium a close second, 3rd probably Brooks Pro. I have a Cambium C17 on a modernish Roubaix, and it took some getting used to, but now it pretty much "disappears" as I ride,...
05-14-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Slightspeed

Interesting and elegant solution. I had a similar...

Interesting and elegant solution. I had a similar problem on my Peugeot PR10, where the 28t would drag on the jockey wheel. I tried all kinds of adjustments to fix it, lacking a B screw adjust. I...
05-13-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 327,245
Posted By Slightspeed

I spent this afternoon swapping seat post, stem...

I spent this afternoon swapping seat post, stem and pedals on this '61 Legano Gran Premio prior to shipping it to a new owner. I had installed a longer stem and seat post to try to fit my 6' tall...
05-07-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Slightspeed

A couple years ago, I encountered this guy towing...

A couple years ago, I encountered this guy towing a fiberglass rhinoceros on the bike path just north of Ventura. He was riding the entire coast from Canada south to bring attention to "Save the...
05-07-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Slightspeed

I saw this BMW sidecar and Legnano rig at Eroica...

I saw this BMW sidecar and Legnano rig at Eroica a few years ago.
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05-06-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By Slightspeed

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like...

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like that. Its a nice look. I have an FSA Gossamer triple on my Roubaix, that is chrome with gunmetal chainrings, but I like the classic look of yours. My...
05-04-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,844
Posted By Slightspeed

I have two gateway bikes, nearly 50 or so years...

I have two gateway bikes, nearly 50 or so years apart in my addiction, but less than ten years apart in age. In 1964 as a junior racer, my parents got me a 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad. It was my race...
04-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Slightspeed

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If...

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If you buy them with Shimano type pad holder they come with tire guides, which I don't find especially useful, or you can just buy pads and keep your...
04-28-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By Slightspeed

I got out for 16 miles northwest of LA, a few...

I got out for 16 miles northwest of LA, a few easy hills, and a nice ride. Mid 80s, just enough breeze, great day to ride. I was really tired, and thought it was because I didn't sleep well last...
04-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,856
Posted By Slightspeed

I didn't click the poll, because there is no...

I didn't click the poll, because there is no "Sometimes" choice. If I'm in a high traffic area, like a bike path or a ride with friends, not more than 4 these days, I wear a bandana. It's easily...
04-26-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By Slightspeed

For years Nashbar was my go to source. With the...

For years Nashbar was my go to source. With the Performance takeover, and recent realignment, its not like it was, but sometimes you get lucky. I try to use a couple of local shops for stuff I need...
04-24-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,505
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few new ones. ...

Here's a few new ones.
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Hueneme Lighthouse and the '73 Super Course....
04-24-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,689
Posted By Slightspeed

No plan here, bikes just happen. I was a one bike...

No plan here, bikes just happen. I was a one bike guy for over 30 + years, only riding the 1964 Legnano that I received new, as a junior racer. A couple of other bikes came and went, like a steel...
04-23-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,174
Posted By Slightspeed

Most of the parks and trails around here are...

Most of the parks and trails around here are closed. Its really windy out here, north of LA, and the wind must have blown the roadblock over. I had to put a rock on the sign to take the picture....
04-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,174
Posted By Slightspeed

This is the only pay phone I could find this...

This is the only pay phone I could find this morning, not really an enclosed booth, kind of a "boothette". As for the functioning part, well ...?...
04-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By Slightspeed

I had a red Reynal English Racer three speed...

I had a red Reynal English Racer three speed stolen from the school racks when I was in 5th grade. I loved that old bike. The cops found it after a couple of days. The bike was fine, but the top tube...
04-17-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Slightspeed

My Culprit from 2013 has carbon stem, bars,...

My Culprit from 2013 has carbon stem, bars, frame, seat post, rims. It's not a comfy bike, but a pretty stiff wannabe race bike. Its a fun bike, but I wouldn't go touring on it. Old school steel...
04-17-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16,246
Views: 1,691,601
Posted By Slightspeed

34 miles today around west San Fernando Valley,...

34 miles today around west San Fernando Valley, socially distanced with two friends. I rode my '78 Super Course, and my friend Rick rode his beautiful Cinelli with 50th Anniversary Campy gruppo. Good...
04-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,397
Posted By Slightspeed

i can't see my beard while I'm riding either. 😃 ...

i can't see my beard while I'm riding either. 😃
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04-14-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,397
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm very happy with my Shimano Megarange...

I'm very happy with my Shimano Megarange freewheels. The're cheap to buy, shift well, and seem pretty bulletproof. Over 3000 miles on one without an issue. So it has writing on it. What's the big...
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