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02-28-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ive used those on my gravel bike and tour bike,...

Ive used those on my gravel bike and tour bike, they look right at home. One on a C40 might look kind of odd but it would undoubtedly do the job for the fewest dollars.
02-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Tomm Willians

Lengthening a fork tube

I have a Colnago C40 Iím rather fond of but wish the fork tube was a bit taller. Is there a way to add a section back ? I can imagine using an internal sleeve between the tube and the extension as a...
02-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,725
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...
02-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Tomm Willians

Art of Survival Century going forth !!

This ride is in a bit of a remote location being in the Tulelake / Klamath Falls area but we signed up today for the century route and booked a room!
02-25-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rear rack for vintage touring Peugeot

Attached is a pic of the rear section of my mid 70ís PX60. There are attachment points at the bottom of the seat stays for a rack but none at the top. How would I attach a rack to this bike ?...
02-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tomm Willians

But they did have that wonderful fued with...

But they did have that wonderful fued with Carroll Shelby back in the 60ís !
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Tomm Willians

I did my first (and so far only) century last...

I did my first (and so far only) century last summer in an area near Lake Tahoe called the Sierra Valley. The route was a loop approximately 54-56 miles around going through the towns of Loyalton and...
02-21-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Tomm Willians

Brooks B17, first I liked it now not so sure.

I have a B17 on my Soma touring bike that should be well broken in as it has around 500 miles riding on it. I did a century on it last year and ended the ride with only very minor chaffing.

I...
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíve considered doing exactly that on my Wilier...

Iíve considered doing exactly that on my Wilier Triestina but not certain how well it will work out carrying what I need with me. Iím toying with different routes that offer more resupply options. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 356
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: 5
Views: 356
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...
02-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Tomm Willians

Finding Grand Bois Cypress tires.... help !

Iíve been searching for a pair of these in 700x30 to no avail. Any known sources out there ?
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Tomm Willians

Tour vs Randonneur ?

I have a SOMA Pescadero that I purchased so my wife and I can give a try at some touring this year. In addition to that goal, Iíve also done a century on this bike and have a goal of a double...
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Tomm Willians

Harry Quinn bikes ?

I found one of these for sale for a tempting price and wondering what the consensus is on them overall ?
02-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,266
Posted By Tomm Willians

You are correct in it being rougher than it...

You are correct in it being rougher than it appears from a satellite map. Iím not convinced that is actually a recreational- bike trail so much as itís simply the result of tearing out the existing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Tomm Willians

I have Veloflex 28ís on two of my bikes and they...

I have Veloflex 28ís on two of my bikes and they are closer to a 26. I might use those if I donít have room for a true 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Tomm Willians

Room for 28c on a C40?

I sent my C40 out to be painted some time back and should be receiving it soon. It currently wears 25c GP5000 tires and Iím wondering if there might be room for 28ís?
Of course I can answer this...
02-08-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,266
Posted By Tomm Willians

I lived in Susanville most of my life which is...

I lived in Susanville most of my life which is just off the 36/395 junction. That stretch of road from Susanville to Alturas is about 90 miles of very barren terrain. There is a small town named...
02-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,725
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,815
Posted By Tomm Willians

There it is !

There it is !
02-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rolling resistance rating effect in tube selection

Iím aware that latex tubes offer a better RR rating over standard tubes, but are there ratings that address how tubes rank like is done with tires ?
Reason Iím asking is Iím curious if there is a...
02-03-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wow that is a tall bike 😳 Iíd need a milk crate...

Wow that is a tall bike 😳 Iíd need a milk crate to get on that !
02-03-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Tomm Willians

700x30c tire suggestions

I have a 77(?) Peugeot PX60 that Iím quite fond of and Iím considering putting on 30c tires as the fork spread seems more than adequate to accommodate such a tire. As this was a ďtouringĒ alternative...
01-31-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By Tomm Willians

As Iíve reached 60 and though in better shape...

As Iíve reached 60 and though in better shape than many my age...... Iím still 60🙁
I have been putting extended stems on a few of my bikes just so I can continue to enjoy riding them. On my Orbea...
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Tomm Willians

Legnano Grand Premio ?

Iím eying one of these bikes locally for what seems a bargain price but canít find a great deal about them. Iíve not seen it in person and the pics are very limited but if I understand correctly this...
01-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tomm Willians

Oh goodness sake no on the Follis ! Thatís not a...

Oh goodness sake no on the Follis ! Thatís not a double century or even single century bike for me !! Fun to ride for about 35-40 and Iím good. I sold the 172 as it was too big anyway and kept the...
01-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,653
Posted By Tomm Willians

Probably my Orbea Terra gravel bike but any of my...

Probably my Orbea Terra gravel bike but any of my others... no.
01-25-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
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...
01-23-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Removing a dent ....... cost?

Iím looking at possibly buying this 1988 Waterford Paramount frame with Campy dropouts for a project. The seller was forthright stating that it had a dent in the down tube and provided pics showing...
01-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
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: 579
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...
01-21-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Tomm Willians

It also came with the original tubular wheelset...

It also came with the original tubular wheelset so that is a possibility.
01-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Tomm Willians

No crimping, the decal has a wavy design youíre...

No crimping, the decal has a wavy design youíre seeing.
01-21-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
01-20-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Tomm Willians

Are you not a fan of those saddles ?

Are you not a fan of those saddles ?
01-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
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...
01-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tomm Willians

You rebel suggesting that perhaps itís a personal...

You rebel suggesting that perhaps itís a personal choice and not the 11th Commandment!!!!
01-14-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,596
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.
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

Unfortunately I donít have the post clamp.......

Unfortunately I donít have the post clamp.......
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ideale 90 (?) saddle value and perhaps ID too

I took this saddle off my Follis as the provided mount would not allow me to angle the nose down any further than it was. Iím wanting to part with it but Iím not sure what itís worth or even exactly...
01-10-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Tomm Willians

Thank you !

Thank you !
01-09-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Tomm Willians

Others may know more about this but I just...

Others may know more about this but I just installed a set of Veloflex Master 28Ēs on a bike and they look no bigger than some of my 25Ēs. I did not measure them but they certainly donít look as big...
01-09-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Tomm Willians

Which Dura Ace hood ?

I need to replace the hoods on one of my wifeís bikes which has vintage Dura Ace levers. Iím not sure what hoods to buy as there seems to be numerous model numbers used through the years that all...
01-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,973
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...
01-07-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cleaning around all those spokes ?

Iím currently working on cleaning up a nice late 70ís Follis 472 and am wondering if there might be an easy method for getting the spokes and hubs clean? Iíve contemplated just having the wheels...
01-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Tomm Willians

While there will be considerable debate on ďbestĒ...

While there will be considerable debate on ďbestĒ I can say that our Kuat has been flawless, exceedingly pleased with it.
01-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,860
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.
01-06-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,243
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím in the flip position where if anything Iím...

Iím in the flip position where if anything Iím trying to control her bike purchasing fury 🤣🤣
We have an immense garage and under house storage not to mention two of her favorite bikes stay inside...
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