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06-22-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,232
Posted By Slightspeed

The weirdest thing I've seen on a ride was a guy...

The weirdest thing I've seen on a ride was a guy towing a full size fiberglass rhinoceros on the bike path north of Ventura, CA. He was towing this critter southbound down the whole west coast to...
06-22-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Slightspeed

I just meant same cassette size, number of cogs,...

I just meant same cassette size, number of cogs, etc, and spacer if needed. Looks like you got it covered, if you just swap the same cassette over. I was thinking of a spare wheelset and new...
06-22-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Slightspeed

I have TRP Spyres on my road bike, and two sets...

I have TRP Spyres on my road bike, and two sets of wheels. One has the stock TRP rotors, Maguras on the other. Just match the diameters, and you're good to go. You will need to match the cassette...
06-22-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By Slightspeed

When we got married in 1975, I bought my wife a...

When we got married in 1975, I bought my wife a Campania ladies model, blue like yours. I don't remember the model name or equipment spec, but it seemed a pretty nice bike. She never took to it,...
06-19-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,623
Posted By Slightspeed

Don't know, not up to speed on e-cigs or anything...

Don't know, not up to speed on e-cigs or anything else that smokes. Do Clif bars have a smoke option now?
06-19-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,623
Posted By Slightspeed

Never seen that before.

I was on a grocery run this morning, driving along, and this kitted up, fit looking racer dude was working the traffic, on a racy new Trek. We both stopped at a light, and I was checking him out. He...
06-19-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Slightspeed

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I...

My first build was a lesson in over paying. I found a mostly bare frame in a scrap metal pile. I suppose the paint was livable, but I just couldn't abide the color. The frame felt light, had great...
06-18-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's another modern one. ...

Here's another modern one.

https://www.performancebike.com/elite-leroica-vintage-water-bottle-cage-double-120156001/p539202?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp6HihMP04gIVFL3sCh0CwQIrEAQYCiABEgJuJvD_BwE
06-18-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Slightspeed

Back in the day, I used to race with a twin metal...

Back in the day, I used to race with a twin metal bottle holder made by Caloric (?). On shorter rides I used to carry a rolled up tubular tire in one side. They pop up from time to time on Ebay, and...
06-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Slightspeed

Group rides can be fun. I started 20 years ago...

Group rides can be fun. I started 20 years ago with the LA Marathon bike tour which used to draw 10,000 or so riders. It was fun till the course changed to a point to point instead of a start to...
06-18-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 70,786
Posted By Slightspeed

47 miles today, 16.6 mph average on a run down...

47 miles today, 16.6 mph average on a run down PCH to Malibu. Lots of road work, but the flagmen let the cyclists go ahead of the cars, which was cool. Movie shoot continuing at Magu Rock Beach. Army...
06-14-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By Slightspeed

I saw these on the Brooks stand at Eroica. Back...

I saw these on the Brooks stand at Eroica. Back in the day, our helmets were almost always black. These are pretty colorful, but might suit somebody. Not my style. I would like them better without...
06-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Slightspeed

I never change mine till they break, then it's...

I never change mine till they break, then it's usually just the cable. I ran the same ones on my '64 Legnano for 40 years or so, including the kinked brake housing that got slammed in the car trunk...
06-10-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,480
Posted By Slightspeed

I've never seen these Giant SPDs before, but...

I've never seen these Giant SPDs before, but found them in nearly new condition at a bike swap meet for $20. I love them, easy in and out, and it looks like the silver cap just screws off to service...
06-10-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,931
Posted By Slightspeed

I have several of them. My first race bike was...

I have several of them. My first race bike was (is, I still have it) a 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade. My folks traded in my nearly new Continental against the $175 new Legnano price, so, I guess it...
06-07-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By Slightspeed

Back in the 60s, we raced in the pre-Gatorade...

Back in the 60s, we raced in the pre-Gatorade days. I used to carry tea mixed with honey in my bottle on longer rides, water on shorter training days. We used old school metal bottles, and I had a...
06-02-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,781
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more from today's Pasadena ride. ...

Here's a few more from today's Pasadena ride.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/20190602_122252_5c9f46e240a62dec09de0bbb2cd284cb77a2a21e.jpg...
05-30-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,971
Posted By Slightspeed

Luckiest flat ever. We had a ride regroup at a...

Luckiest flat ever. We had a ride regroup at a fire station that had one of those bike repair stations that have popped up in Ventura (CA) County. Just steps away was a kiosk with built in floor...
05-29-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 70,786
Posted By Slightspeed

24 miles, up the coast from Ventura, CA. At the...

24 miles, up the coast from Ventura, CA. At the fire station re-group, rear tire went flat, right next to the bike repair station that are popping up in various places. Never had to use them before,...
05-28-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Slightspeed

They are are quite striking, more so in bright...

They are are quite striking, more so in bright sunlight. Here's some from Eroica. This one even has air in the tires!...
05-27-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Koolstops. I like the modern Shimano...

+1 on the Koolstops. I like the modern Shimano style pad holders which make toe in adjustments much easier with a concave washer that allows you to tilt the pad with respect to the rim. These are...
05-24-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,264
Posted By Slightspeed

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly...

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly longer pad holder and pads. These have a washer that allows the pad to angle a little from parallel to the rim. Stops better, and reduces squeal with...
05-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Slightspeed

Same here. I have had my blue Legnano Roma...

Same here. I have had my blue Legnano Roma Olympiade for 55 years. Then coming home from Eroica this year, I came across another blue Legnano, a Gran Premio at a price I couldn't pass up. My Roma is...
05-13-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,782
Posted By Slightspeed

Bermuda shorts and Kingston Trio shirts...

Bermuda shorts and Kingston Trio shirts notwithstanding, I don't remember many riders riding into their 70s and beyond like today. If it takes a little spandex to keep one moving, count me in. I'm...
05-06-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By Slightspeed

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade in 1964, as a...

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade in 1964, as a 16 year old junior racer. I still have it, still ride it, still love it, 55 years later....
05-04-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By Slightspeed

Heres a couple of mine from California . ...

Heres a couple of mine from California .
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1281/p1070103_8c23af19ae5174bdaf71563b0f4d973171df38af.jpg
Fillmore, CA...
04-29-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,640
Posted By Slightspeed

I serviced the (Olmo?) headset on my $50 Legnano,...

I serviced the (Olmo?) headset on my $50 Legnano, and found strange markings on the steerer tube, "T.d.F. (Tour de France?) and "54". Anybody ever seen this before? The bearings were really dry and...
04-29-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 77,093
Posted By Slightspeed

Headset service on a newly acquired Legnano Gran...

Headset service on a newly acquired Legnano Gran Premio, unknown year. Seller thought it was a '58 or '59. I've contacted Legnano expert Condorino, but he hasn't replied yet. The steerer tube has...
04-02-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 134,011
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for the kind words. Sorry for your loss of...

Thanks for the kind words. Sorry for your loss of Carl. They can be great friends. Maya was really my wife's cat, more than mine (Maya's choice). If anything happened to my little buddy Tigger, I...
03-30-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,548
Posted By Slightspeed

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade new in 1964 as...

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade new in 1964 as a 16 year old junior racer. I raced it, rode it to college, hung it on the garage wall for 20 years, and got it down in 2000 and began riding it...
02-22-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By Slightspeed

I've never tried the Gravel Kings, but people...

I've never tried the Gravel Kings, but people I've talked to like them. I just mounted a new set of Pasela 28s on my Legnano on a new set of wider CR18 rims. It spreads out the tire a little and...
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