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02-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tomm Willians

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís...

In our ride group we have one gentleman whoís physical condition and age was keeping him from participating in most of our rides over 20 miles. He invested in an E-bike and we are happy to have him...
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Tomm Willians

There was very little in the bags, I was just...

There was very little in the bags, I was just enjoying trying everything out.
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Tomm Willians

Working my way back

Had a nice 60 miler today working my conditioning to the point of (hopefully) doing my first double century before summer. I had a nasty accident in late December breaking numerous ribs on my right...
02-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike...

Iím 6 weeks into recovering from the worst bike accident Iíve ever had. It made a deep enough impression that I doubt Iíll forget it to the day I die.
Once you have an event that hits a certain...
02-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,909
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+...

Iím part of a wonderful ride group of all 50+ people. We celebrate the days ride and each otherís company with a tailgate party at the end of every single ride. No one leaves tipsy but everyone has a...
01-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tomm Willians

it would be a totally flat self-supported solo...

it would be a totally flat self-supported solo effort in my area. Iím not waiting for organized events to come back
01-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tomm Willians

First time double century at 60?

How many riders here did their first (or only?) double century at 60 or older ?
Iím going to give it a shot at some point this year but wonder if Iím crazy ? I feel completely confident that I can...
01-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Tomm Willians

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea...

What the obsession with ...72 was I have no idea 🤣. There are some links posted on other Follis threads that show their spec sheets but it basically boils down to groupsets, wheels as I think they...
01-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Tomm Willians

60 years old still recovering from multiple...

60 years old still recovering from multiple broken ribs due to a free wheel failure, residual issues from multiple other past injuries including a parachute malfunction. Iím lucky Iím riding a bike...
01-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cleaned up my 472 Follis

I picked this baby up in Phoenix about 3 weeks ago and just finished getting it back into riding shape. New cables, tires (Veloflex Master 28ís), tape and saddle, thorough clean and polish and sheís...
01-14-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,676
Posted By Tomm Willians

When compared to my three bikes with modern Campy...

When compared to my three bikes with modern Campy Record, downtube shifters seem like a royal pain but when I simply enjoy my vintage bikes for what they are, I actually enjoy downtubes a great deal.
01-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By Tomm Willians

I landed one that is definitely both, we have...

I landed one that is definitely both, we have virtually the same interests, twisted sense of humor, finish each otherís sentences and canít stand being away from each other.
Doesnít hurt that sheís...
01-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,463
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I collectively are about 12. Much has...

My wife and I collectively are about 12. Much has to do with cycling, the rest is just who we are.
01-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Tomm Willians

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01-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Tomm Willians

New Vintage Follis 472 day !

My wife and I made a road trip to Phoenix to pick this 472 up. I have a nice condition 172 but itís too big so finally found this one !
Campy Nuovo Record shifting and DL, Mafac Competition brakes,...
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well low and behold........ based on the...

Well low and behold........ based on the consensus I looked in my storage area and found a newer version Mavic that cosmetic wise looks nearly identical to the smashed vintage unit👍🏻. In spite of...
12-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ahhh yes...... it has separated at the joint. Did...

Ahhh yes...... it has separated at the joint. Did not see that until you mentioned it. Ok, now I know !
12-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,710
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bad crash tonight

I was on the final mile of a favorite ride tonight when I had a pretty darn bad crash. I was standing on my pedals climbing a hill when something in the drivetrain gave way with all the pedaling...
12-27-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Tomm Willians

Razesa day !

Took out my trusty steed on the American River Bike Trail around Sacramento today. Warm and sunny with a slight breeze, couldnít ask for more.
Picked this beauty up several months back in San...
12-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,235
Posted By Tomm Willians

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and...

I guess these would be our grail bikes. His and hers Mapeiís and Triestina Ramatoís ...
12-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Tomm Willians

I tried a small dab of acetone as a test and the...

I tried a small dab of acetone as a test and the old decals dissolved instantly with no damage to the finish. New decals are on !
11-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣🤣 and perhaps backing up a 5th wheel too !! 🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣🤣 and perhaps backing up a 5th wheel too !! 🤣🤣🤣
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By Tomm Willians

Sold it yesterday in Sacramento for $700! Need to...

Sold it yesterday in Sacramento for $700! Need to rid myself of a couple more and the stable will be much more reasonable.
11-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,579
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive been a lifelong resident and your...

Ive been a lifelong resident and your observations only scratch the surface. It is an interesting place to be.
11-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,579
Posted By Tomm Willians

And California has yet figured out a way to stick...

And California has yet figured out a way to stick a label up there but be sure theyíll spend millions working on it.
11-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Tomm Willians

She dealt with a private owner who communicated...

She dealt with a private owner who communicated well with her. We felt the risk was minimized by PayPal and eBay policies but of course not a sure thing. It really is a shame about the small knick as...
11-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Tomm Willians

His and hers Wilier Trestina Ramatoís

Today we received a call from the LBS that the wifeís 85í? Wilier was done being re-assembled from having been shipped from Italy. They also built her a nice set of new clincher wheels using the...
11-01-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Tomm Willians

But if youíre smart you donít N+1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

But if youíre smart you donít N+1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
11-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Tomm Willians

Tommy O Designs custom paint !!!

I sent Tommy a red Giro helmet asking what could be done to give me a US flag/ US Army paint job and THIS is what he just completed!!!...
10-31-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Tomm Willians

Funny but everyone says that 🤔 😂😂😂😂

Funny but everyone says that 🤔

😂😂😂😂
10-31-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Tomm Willians

Already done ! ...

Already done !
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10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-25-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 673,042
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve got too many to post without being a...

Iíve got too many to post without being a nuisance but hereís my latest, his and hers Colnago Team Mapeiís...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Tomm Willians

I just canít buy a bike from someone with Star...

I just canít buy a bike from someone with Star Wars pillow cases and canít even make his bed 🤣🤣🤣🤣
10-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gf with hers, yes that grin is always on her...

The gf with hers, yes that grin is always on her face. Somewhere between sweet and overboard sarcastic....
10-23-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are both just weird enough to bring the bikes...

We are both just weird enough to bring the bikes to the ceremony 🤣. Truthfully weíve already decided the perfect honeymoon will be in bikes, just not sure where yet.
10-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes she did ! Hereís this mornings pic of both of...

Yes she did ! Hereís this mornings pic of both of them. Hers is on top....
10-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tomm Willians

She leaves me stunned....

My gf has a Ď97 Colnago Dream Mapei that is her pride and joy. Last night she found the same bike in my size and insisted on buying it as ďwe need matching ColnagosĒ
Tonight we are sitting in a...
10-21-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,867
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dang that is nice !! I have a fully restored...

Dang that is nice !! I have a fully restored Speciale, love Mondias
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,699
Posted By Tomm Willians

Is it that difficult to obey a closed sign? ...

Is it that difficult to obey a closed sign?
the White House is ďoursĒ also but it doesnít entitle you to just walk in.
10-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 546,467
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes she convinced me to wear matching shirts 🙄 ...

Yes she convinced me to wear matching shirts 🙄
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Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,699
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive seen it happen.

Ive seen it happen.
10-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,626
Posted By Tomm Willians

Both of your statements are some of the best Iíve...

Both of your statements are some of the best Iíve seen concerning the issue of safety. Iím certain Iíll get flamed for saying this but I see just as many cyclists doing stupid things on the road...
10-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Tomm Willians

Follis finally all cleaned up !

Hereís a few pics of my Ď73 Follis I purchased from its original owner who resides in Wichita KS. It took a bit of time to get it cleaned up but here it is!
He converted the shifters to bar-end...
10-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Tomm Willians

No not full turns as the nut is a real pain to...

No not full turns as the nut is a real pain to get to. I made probably about 1/2-3/4 of a complete turn.
10-05-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 783,039
Posted By Tomm Willians

My 70ís era PX60 ...

My 70ís era PX60
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10-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,891
Posted By Tomm Willians

I was once an avid hiker and would spend many...

I was once an avid hiker and would spend many afternoons wandering in the Sierras. Age and back injuries have restricted my hikes to what I now consider ďwalksĒ. Cycling has restored my ability to be...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tomm Willians

Thank you to all who chimed in with opinions...

Thank you to all who chimed in with opinions concerning this bike. I traveled two hours away to where it was located and bought it for a price I can happily live with. I have a Soma Pescadero for...
10-03-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,066
Posted By Tomm Willians

This route used two different highways and a...

This route used two different highways and a couple of county roads. Only in one very small section did I encounter much traffic. Itís about the safest and FLATTEST century route I could possibly...
10-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,066
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than Iíd...

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than Iíd hoped but it was my first attempt and I just turned 60 so what the hell!!!...
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