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07-31-22, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I use 3M vinyl tape.

I use 3M vinyl tape.
06-23-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

More from June 2022 Pasadena. ...

More from June 2022 Pasadena.
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06-23-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

More from Pasadena June 2022... ...

More from Pasadena June 2022...
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06-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

More June 2022 Pasadena Photos

I kept meaning to post these from the Jun2 '22 ride. Well, I finally remembered, better late than never.
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03-19-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

That was a barn find that I got for $50. Full...

That was a barn find that I got for $50. Full Campy Legnano Gran Premio. Couldn't pass it up, but the frame was too small and more "patina" than I wanted to deal with. Still a fun little bike. I was...
03-19-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew...

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew the Wheelmen kept rolling later. I moved to Fresno in 1969 for college, then to LA in 1972. Yes, Charlie Morton was our curmudgeon/mentor/coach. He was...
03-17-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

Yes, the Kucharik (still in business) jerseys...

Yes, the Kucharik (still in business) jerseys were diagonal red and white. I didn't really like them, they were some kind of synthetic nylon or something, and were track jerseys with no back pockets....
03-12-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks so much. I love this old bike. Following...

Thanks so much. I love this old bike. Following the last pre-Covid Eroica, I came across a cousin to mine at a price too good to pass up. It was a 1961 Gran Premio, blue like mine, with lots of frame...
03-12-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks so much. I love this old bike. Following...

Thanks so much. I love this old bike. Following the last pre-Covid Eroica, I came across a cousin to mine at a price too good to pass up. It was a 1961 Gran Premio, blue like mine, with lots of frame...
03-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

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My Legnano, had since new in 1965, Campy bar ends, still loving them,...
03-12-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By Slightspeed

Yes, I got my Legnano Roma new in 1965 as a...

Yes, I got my Legnano Roma new in 1965 as a junior racer. It came with Campagnolo bar ends which I loved. I guess I didn't know any better, because they worked for me. I rode my first junior race on...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Slightspeed

I got these dimensions from the owner. I don't...

I got these dimensions from the owner. I don't have a seat post diameter. 20.5" or 50.8cm from center crank to tube top entry. Exactly the same from center handle bar stem to center seat post stem....
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Slightspeed

​​​​​​​I asked her to get those measurements. The...

​​​​​​​I asked her to get those measurements. The bike is an hour drive from me, and I don't have access to it. Hopefully, she can figure out the measurements.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for the input, sort of what I was...

Thanks for the input, sort of what I was thinking. I'll pass the word along to her. It is a great looking bike, but I see the appeal is limited.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Slightspeed

Faggin - Ladies Frame

A lady in my bike club is trying to sell this Faggin, ladies model, and I am trying to help her get an idea of value on this bike. It looks in good shape, was serviced fairly recently, and has...
01-16-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,783
Posted By Slightspeed

For $20, I got frame, brake calipers, BB, handle...

For $20, I got frame, brake calipers, BB, handle bars and head set, seat post and another ugly saddle. I added wheels, crank, front and rear derailleurs, brake levers, and shifters.
I did race the...
01-15-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,783
Posted By Slightspeed

No new bikes this year, either in or out. I did...

No new bikes this year, either in or out. I did sell one last year, a "too small for me but couldn't pass it up" Legnano Gran Premio. So here's my top three, 1964 Legnano Roma, had since new, as my...
01-07-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By Slightspeed

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple...

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple of gear set ups on it. I didn't like the original 3 arm Stronglight TS, which also had a stripped pedal thread. I had a Sugino GT crank (English...
12-13-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,520
Posted By Slightspeed

My $20 Craigslist (missing wheels and drive...

My $20 Craigslist (missing wheels and drive train) '78 Raleigh Super Course is my beater, errand bike. It's a great riding bike, Suntour drive train, nice Campy hubs on Mavic rims. It could use a...
12-12-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from last Sunday's Pasadena ride. ...

A few more from last Sunday's Pasadena ride.
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12-12-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

December Pasadena Velo Retro

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11-12-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more. pictures from November 2021...

Here's a few more. pictures from November 2021 Pasadena.
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11-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

Pasadena November 2021

Little late posting these but it was a great ride last Sunday, lots of riders, lots of cool bikes, great Fall afternoon weather. Here's a few pictures....
11-12-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,322
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my survivor, had since new in 1964. It...

This is my survivor, had since new in 1964. It was my race bike for a couple years as a junior racer, yes with bar end Campy shifters. Its a Legnano Roma Olympiade. Its been a great bike, racing,...
10-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,567
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger and Buddy...
09-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,590
Posted By Slightspeed

I mounted my first GP5000 (blackwalls) on modern...

I mounted my first GP5000 (blackwalls) on modern carbon rims, a few months ago, and don't recall them being any more difficult than others I've mounted, usually Gatorskins or Panaracer Paselas. I too...
09-18-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,432
Posted By Slightspeed

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2007 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 105 triple. Old pic, now has Brooks C17...
09-17-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 29,142
Posted By Slightspeed

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you...

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you just have to laugh. Have fun, stay safe, ride on!
Here's a reminder of good times past....
08-20-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,746
Posted By Slightspeed

Lots of cool eye candy here. I think the...

Lots of cool eye candy here. I think the Campagnolo Gran Turismo is pretty cool looking. I've heard bad things about them, but this one never have me any trouble....
08-20-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,142
Posted By Slightspeed

I have one merino wool jersey from Oregon Cycle...

I have one merino wool jersey from Oregon Cycle wear. (Spectrum did a great job on the embroidery logos.) I like the feel of it, but don't usually wear it on super hot days. What I don't like is how...
08-20-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By Slightspeed

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid. Hot...

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid.

Hot day in Pasadena.
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South of...
08-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Slightspeed

Wow, very cool badges. Never seen most of those....

Wow, very cool badges. Never seen most of those. Thanks for posting!
08-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Slightspeed

I don't think the Olmo headset was original to...

I don't think the Olmo headset was original to the bike, but it is a nice piece. My Roma came with a Campagnolo headset, which is also elegant, simpler, but a nicely done piece of road jewelry too....
08-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Slightspeed

Since my name was mentioned in this post. Here's...

Since my name was mentioned in this post. Here's my $,02, maybe worth less than that. I've owned two Legnanos, a 1964 Roma Olympiad (had since new) and a 1961 Gran Premio (since sold). Both had the...
08-03-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for posting these. Fun seeing us "in...

Thanks for posting these. Fun seeing us "in action".
Steve
08-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

Not too bad today ... seen worse temps.

90 plus temps, but a good turnout for today's #veloretro Pasadena ride. The shade and breezes made the hot sun almost bearable....
08-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 56,217
Posted By Slightspeed

199.9 for July 2021. Not a great month. Too hot...

199.9 for July 2021. Not a great month. Too hot in LA.
07-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By Slightspeed

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My 1964 Roma Olympiade, mostly original....
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,158
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from...

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from Ebay and local swap meets. I think the bars, brake levers, hoods and stem were found together online. There is a local shop with a back room full of...
07-05-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,158
Posted By Slightspeed

Only once, so far. Finished this Raleigh in...

Only once, so far.
Finished this Raleigh in 2016, now has almost 5000 miles, including some dirt, gravel and one Eroica....
07-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,249
Posted By Slightspeed

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo....

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo. Its the most prominent thing on the bike, then the tires don't matter. I used to have Gatorskins on my bike, which matched the bike's yellow graphics. I...
07-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,543
Posted By Slightspeed

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I...

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I even enjoy my aluminum bike. Not especially fond of my one downtube friction shift, but like the bar end friction shifts. I enjoy my Di2, and the...
07-05-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from the July 4 ride. ...

A few more from the July 4 ride.
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07-05-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

July 2021 VeloRetro Pasadena Ride

Good times today on the Pasadena vintage ride. Perfect weather, not much holiday traffic. Here's a few pictures. Nice Bikes...
06-02-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,685
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport,...

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport, on my '64 Legnano Roma. It is paired with a 52/42 crank. It doesn't like doing big big, but otherwise plays nice together. I removed the dropout...
05-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By Slightspeed

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid...

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid $300 for this PN10 with a broken (missing) FD, and funky brake levers. The color and nearly pristine decals sold me. They are pretty bikes....
05-24-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By Slightspeed

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium,...

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium, and my butt can't tell the difference. They both feel good to me. Looking at the vertical surface transition of the narrow part (nose) to the...
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,571
Posted By Slightspeed

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots,...

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots, but good times seeing riders I haven't see since Feb. 2020. I enjoyed the vintage ride on the old Legnano Roma, had since new....
05-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May...

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May 2, 2021. I didn't get everybody's bikes, sorry. See you next month....
05-02-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 82,133
Posted By Slightspeed

May '21 Velo Retro Pasadena

Finally made it back to Pasadena for the monthly Velo retro. I hadn't been since probably Feb. 2020. I counted 16 riders, nice turnout for a cloudy, cool day - perfect for riding, not so good for...
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