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08-05-21, 06:09 PM
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Posted By LouB

this is the bike that inspired me to seek one...

this is the bike that inspired me to seek one out. Here's mine. I have put thousands of miles on it. The gruppo is a mish/mosh of Campy but suits me. ...
10-28-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,615
Posted By LouB

I use toe clips/straps and Vintage Steel HNB...

I use toe clips/straps and Vintage Steel HNB shoes. These have a deeply ribbed sole that I find holds my foot in place, yet allows me to get my feet in and out easily as I ride in traffic a good b...
10-28-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By LouB

Campy Euclid. Its the long cage version of the C...

Campy Euclid. Its the long cage version of the C Record.
02-13-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Guys I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but...

Guys I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but yesterday I rode the Diamante down through the Basin here in San Antonio. Its a green belt area and the temp was perfect, the sunlight was perfect...
01-30-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By LouB

What are you getting. Got a soft spot for French...

What are you getting. Got a soft spot for French beauties
01-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,321
Posted By LouB

TA Specialties. One of my favorite bottles..its...

TA Specialties. One of my favorite bottles..its sort of a Joan Miro motif. Does anyone know when it might have come out and what inspired it?...
01-03-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,822
Posted By LouB

What I did was, bought one for my wife a Trek...

What I did was, bought one for my wife a Trek Verve+, then I bought a long seat post (she's 5') and put an Ideale Saddle on it, so I could ride it. So technically I dont have an ebike...but they...
01-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,268
Posted By LouB

My opinion only: Jan has put a great deal of...

My opinion only: Jan has put a great deal of time, money and personal effort into the relationship w Herse. His writings have informed all of us in "this little corner" of the world. He's...
01-02-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,698
Posted By LouB

Yup, '70 Gitane...

Yup, '70 Gitane SChttps://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/gsc_01_501a0bfaf890dba04a8b2cd17ffadc438cb4a68b.jpg
12-21-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,474
Posted By LouB

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1970 Gitane Super Corsa...
11-19-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 196,587
Posted By LouB

Here is a late 70's Charrel Randonneur. 531...

Here is a late 70's Charrel Randonneur. 531 Reynolds, Simplex mech, Stronglight crank and headset. Joy to ride, smooth, fast and dry.
...
10-01-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

She's tougher than she...

She's tougher than she looks...https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/586x582/img_0571_fa477e17f98a8426c28c938c0d2da0e94e0be8ee.jpg
09-26-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,042
Posted By LouB

Call Jack at Franklin Frames in Ohio. He's a no...

Call Jack at Franklin Frames in Ohio. He's a no nonsense guy and will tell you what can and cant be dont.
08-05-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

At 70, Iím ready to take all the help I can get. ...

At 70, Iím ready to take all the help I can get. No way am I ready for an e-bike, but triple sure flattens out those hills. Besides that this bike flies, descends like a bat and corners like a rat...
08-04-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Tommasini Diamante

This may not be for the faint of heart. Purists beware. This may cause severe reactions. I've finished my build of my Diamante. Here we go.
Euclid long cage, Euclid FD, Veloce triple, 9 speed...
07-22-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,710
Posted By LouB

4 years ago I bought a $170 Wal-Mart cruiser. I...

4 years ago I bought a $170 Wal-Mart cruiser. I weighed 220lbs and needed some exercise and I always loved riding as a kid. Fast forward 4 years I own a Tommasini, Trek, Gitane etc, etc. I weigh...
06-07-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,816
Posted By LouB

Campy Euclid FD is a long cage and very cool...

Campy Euclid FD is a long cage and very cool looking imho
06-07-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By LouB

Trek Verve+

Just purchased this wonderful machine from Bike World, San Antonio, TX. As always, great servce, great price and tons of support. Its for my wife and has a 13.5" frame. "Though she be little, she...
04-13-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

ah, the bike!

ah, the bike!
04-13-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

So, it currently has Shimano 600. Works...

So, it currently has Shimano 600. Works great--though not crazy about my brake levers moving around and they dont deliver much leverage to the Campy Delta brakes---but I'd like to build it out with...
Forum: Want To Buy
04-06-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By LouB

I think that's the way I'll go. Dont know much...

I think that's the way I'll go. Dont know much about the Veloce quality, but I have to trust Campy makes good stuff.
Thanks
Forum: Want To Buy
04-04-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By LouB

Campy cassette

Looking for a Chorus or Record 9/10 speed cassette w 29T cog. VGC
Lou
03-19-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 177,097
Posted By LouB

Yup. Always compared my Torpado as an Alpha...

Yup. Always compared my Torpado as an Alpha Romeo. Quick, stylish and not too expensive. Then I got my Tommasini. I think of it as a Ferrari. Fast, expensive and sexy as hell. At least for two...
03-18-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 177,097
Posted By LouB

I'm Ialian so I see these as a vintage Alpha and...

I'm Ialian so I see these as a vintage Alpha and Ferrari.
03-14-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 47,154
Posted By LouB

Tommasini Diamante

Tommasini Diamante
03-14-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 194,476
Posted By LouB

Raliegh Lenton Grand Prix

603295'60 Flamboyant Yellow.603295
Forum: For Sale
03-14-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By LouB

track stem

its a beauty! $150 + shipping
Forum: For Sale
03-14-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,181
Posted By LouB

Torpado Super Strada

I dont want to, but I have to. My '84 Torpado Super Strada 57cm is for sale. $500. Here are the details:

Campagnolo Nuovo Record FD & RD
Regina Freewheel 14-28T
Crank: Ofmega Competition...
03-04-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,798
Posted By LouB

602048got to get in on this one, though...

602048got to get in on this one, though technically I believe its "flamboyant yellow."
03-04-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Has anyone ever asked Tommasini to paint a pump...

Has anyone ever asked Tommasini to paint a pump to match their bike?
03-02-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Thanks T-Mar. Its beautiful. Great info. Lou

Thanks T-Mar. Its beautiful. Great info.
Lou
03-02-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

I sure agree about the saddle. I'll take it off...

I sure agree about the saddle. I'll take it off and replace it with something more appropriate. Its beautiful, well crafted, but it and the Brooks bar tape dont work for me. Not sure if I sell or...
02-28-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Can you tell me more about that, T-Mar?

Can you tell me more about that, T-Mar?
02-28-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Thanks Bill. Yes, I havent seen that paint...

Thanks Bill. Yes, I havent seen that paint scheme on any other bike. The Magniflex bikes I've seen pictures of are different and I thought they ended cycling team sponsorship in the 80's. but if...
02-28-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

oh, and this jewel:

oh, and this jewel:
02-28-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

and a couple more:

and a couple more:
02-28-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Tommasini Diamante

Here she is:
02-26-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

55 and some day somebody has to tell me what a...

55 and some day somebody has to tell me what a reasonably priced bike is. I'm out of town for a bit, but when I get home, you guys have got to see this paint scheme. Is it clouds or smoke or what? ...
02-22-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,249
Posted By LouB

personal assistant

personal assistant
02-22-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Tommasini Diamante

So, I have my new (to me) Diamante w Shimano 600 groupset. This is the first bike I have ever owned with STI (Ergo) brifters and I'm planning on leaving it that way...BUT it sure screams for a...
02-19-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Love those straps! very cool

Love those straps! very cool
02-19-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 268,538
Posted By LouB

Waiting patiently (not) for my new to me...

Waiting patiently (not) for my new to me Diamante. Come to papa!
02-12-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,260
Posted By LouB

Carefully wiping the drool from my chin. Very...

Carefully wiping the drool from my chin. Very nice.
02-07-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,453
Posted By LouB

Thanks, I'm fortunate to have it. Those are...

Thanks, I'm fortunate to have it. Those are Charrel brakes. He patented them early in his career.
02-07-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,453
Posted By LouB

Yup, good old truck, 1970, 350, original paint. ...

Yup, good old truck, 1970, 350, original paint. I added variable ratio power steering, brake booster and R134 AC. Should out live me and anyone else that should want to take care of it. Well built...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By LouB

I do agree that this is a niche bike; someone...

I do agree that this is a niche bike; someone looking for an example of an English club bike. Also value has got to have something to do with the over-the-top transfers on the Lenton Grand Prixs. ...
01-09-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,481
Posted By LouB

1. Stop buying bikes 2. Buy a nice Schwinn...

1. Stop buying bikes
2. Buy a nice Schwinn Paramount
3. Buy a nice Tommassini Diamante
4. Stop buying bikes.....:twitchy:
01-09-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 101,599
Posted By LouB

and a nice English version...

and a nice English version...
01-09-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 101,599
Posted By LouB

Love me some fenders!

Love me some fenders!
12-19-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,453
Posted By LouB

'70s French Charrel.

'70s French Charrel.
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