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03-22-19, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Slightspeed

I raced on tubulars back in the 60s. We had a...

I raced on tubulars back in the 60s. We had a bike shop sponsor, so most maintenance issues were handled by them. On training rides, we had to deal with flats once in a while, not a big deal to...
03-21-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By Slightspeed

I just had a set of CR18s laced to a pair of...

I just had a set of CR18s laced to a pair of Legnano branded high flange Campys. I did a 46 mile ride on Tuesday, even hit a 4 inch California pot hole, and the wheels are still round and true. The...
03-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,554
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm of mixed feelings, I ride and love both...

I'm of mixed feelings, I ride and love both carbon and steel. My worst crash was on a carbon Roubaix. The bike was fine, I was toast. While restoring a '73 Super Course, I found cracks at the seat...
03-21-19, 10:35 AM
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Views: 64,913
Posted By Slightspeed

Watching it rain ... again.😥

Watching it rain ... again.😥
03-21-19, 10:28 AM
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Views: 7,326
Posted By Slightspeed

I did a 46 mile shakedown run on the old Legnano...

I did a 46 mile shakedown run on the old Legnano Tuesday. I've had the bike 55 years, but new wheels, and reverting back to the old school pedals 😥 required a shakedown run. I joined my carbon...
03-21-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,181
Posted By Slightspeed

I got caught out in big time rain for about 10...

I got caught out in big time rain for about 10 miles during a Pasadena vintage ride. When stopped at a stop light, a guy said "Dude, your saddle is broken". My 50 year Campagnolo branded Brooks...
03-21-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Slightspeed

I bought this 2002 Allez at Performance back in...

I bought this 2002 Allez at Performance back in 2002 on sale for $399. Yearend closeout, list was $899. The bike on the ad looks overpriced to me, but if it fits, and you like it, go for it. They are...
03-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,172
Posted By Slightspeed

True story. I built my first bike from scratch...

True story. I built my first bike from scratch (no pun) a couple years ago. I posted a picture on BF from a vintage Pasadena ride. When I checked the photo I saw a scratch on the outside of the...
03-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 64,913
Posted By Slightspeed

If you could fill those bags with helium, you...

If you could fill those bags with helium, you wouldn't need wheels. Steering might be a problem though.😀
03-20-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Slightspeed

Not sure if the spacers on the green SC above are...

Not sure if the spacers on the green SC above are steel or aluminum (I seem to remember that they are zinc plated steel) but I've done over 2500 miles on the set-up with no issues, fingers crossed....
03-20-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By Slightspeed

My general rule of thumb, is tan walls on dark...

My general rule of thumb, is tan walls on dark frames, but I like black walls on light frames. What also threw me was the dark anodized Mavic rims on my Super Course. I got the wheel set free from a...
03-20-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,554
Posted By Slightspeed

My last bike shop bike was 2007, and it wasn't a...

My last bike shop bike was 2007, and it wasn't a great experience. They spent zero time on fit. I had to go back several times to get the front derailleur adjusted, and finally went to a different...
03-20-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By Slightspeed

I rode my first bike race on a candyapple red...

I rode my first bike race on a candyapple red Continental about the same vintage as that. I think it was a '61 or '62. When my parents found that I was serious about racing, we traded it in on a new...
03-20-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,943
Posted By Slightspeed

I considered powder coat when I redid my '73...

I considered powder coat when I redid my '73 Super Course, but wasn't sure how the intricate Capella lugs would come out. I had already decided on a non-stock Toyota green paint color, that I...
03-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Slightspeed

A modern 1.37 i.d. cassette spacer works fine,...

A modern 1.37 i.d. cassette spacer works fine, and most shops should have them in various thickness. I used two, with a 127mm spindle to fit an AT triple on my '73 Super Course. One spacer might gave...
03-20-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,554
Posted By Slightspeed

As an old ex-racer, from the days of steel, I...

As an old ex-racer, from the days of steel, I really appreciate the performance, and feel of my two carbon bikes. One is a comfort and endurance Roubaix, the other is an aero, racer stiff, Di2, disc...
03-20-19, 09:48 AM
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Views: 1,133,306
Posted By Slightspeed

Foggy damp 46 mile club ride to Malibu from...

Foggy damp 46 mile club ride to Malibu from Camarillo on the old Legnano. I was the only one riding vintage steel. Had a chain suck while in a 15 person pace line, which was interesting at 25 mph. I...
03-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By Slightspeed

Old guys (like me) sometimes show up on vintage...

Old guys (like me) sometimes show up on vintage rides with old Eroica numbers still tied with jute twine on their old bikes. As long as we're on a rant, what's up with the guys in Beemers or Volvos...
03-17-19, 05:39 PM
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Views: 1,133,306
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the old Super Course out on a 12 mile...

I got the old Super Course out on a 12 mile wildflower ride in the hills north of us. I found a half block in the Porter Ranch area of SoCal that the developers haven't paved and built over, but a...
03-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Slightspeed

I bought these for 2016 Eroica because toe clips...

I bought these for 2016 Eroica because toe clips and straps are a requirement. I used to race with toe clips, metal cleats and straps back in the 60s. Hated them. I use clipless SPD now. Way more...
03-17-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Slightspeed

Could be. There isn't hardly a mile of road down...

Could be. There isn't hardly a mile of road down here that hasn't been used for filming something. It seems like 90% of car commercials use PCH driving by Magu Rock, too.
03-17-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Slightspeed

One of our club riders has had several neck...

One of our club riders has had several neck issues, not sure of his exact pathology, but he loves his Scorpion recumbent. This one has battery motor assist, but they have other options too. He calls...
03-17-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By Slightspeed

I ride an old '07 Roubaix, and it's my go to bike...

I ride an old '07 Roubaix, and it's my go to bike for lots of rides, centuries, even club rides where I just want a comfortable bike for recovery rides. The new Roubaix are light years ahead of mine....
03-16-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 241,862
Posted By Slightspeed

First of all, I'm on my second Super Course. My...

First of all, I'm on my second Super Course. My '73 has been on here several times. It was my first ever bike build from a found and trashed frame. It was great fun building it, and its a great ride....
03-16-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 64,913
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the Legnano out for a short ride. Not cold,...

I got the Legnano out for a short ride. Not cold, but so crazy windy, I stopped at 5 miles. I decided to work on the gold $20 Raleigh Super Course. It just needs a chain, shifters and adjustments. I...
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