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02-23-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,090
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the '73 Super Course out for 34 miles,...

I got the '73 Super Course out for 34 miles, 1700' climbing in the Somis Hills of eastern Ventura County this morning. I had a 14.4 mph average and even 3 Strava PRs on a course that I often ride on...
02-23-20, 04:24 PM
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Views: 1,439,401
Posted By Slightspeed

34 miles today in Somis hills, eastern Ventura...

34 miles today in Somis hills, eastern Ventura County. 1700 ft. climbing, 14.4 mph average on the '73 Super Course. The Raleigh will be my Eroica bike if I do one of the hilly rides. The 32/34 F/R...
02-23-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Slightspeed

There is a very cool video about how Raleigh...

There is a very cool video about how Raleigh bicycles were made. It seems everything was made in house (don't know about tires), frame tubes, lugs, wheels, gears and cranks.

youtu.be/FaxRQh03BOw
02-21-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By Slightspeed

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride...

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride motorcyles, and they think I'm crazy to still ride on the road. One even said I should get one of those Peleton things and compete online or whatever. I...
02-20-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Slightspeed

Great job. I never used that stuff, but I need to...

Great job. I never used that stuff, but I need to give it a try. Do you have to immerse the frame? How long do you soak it? Can you brush it on in several coats? How many "dunks" do you get in each...
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,276
Posted By Slightspeed

I've done several rides starting mid 30s. The...

I've done several rides starting mid 30s. The biggest swing was 41 to mid 90s on Wildflower Century in Atascadero, CA. I call the 2011 Lighthouse Century, my "double century" 100 miles in over 100,...
02-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a Specialized fan from way back, with an...

I'm a Specialized fan from way back, with an Allez and a Roubaix, but my friend just showed up with this new Trek Madone, which is pretty cool, and seems to have the specs you want. Not to confuse...
02-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Slightspeed

I went with red Fizik on my blue Legnano, but...

I went with red Fizik on my blue Legnano, but stuck with blue for cable housing. I've seen housings in red, too, which look nice too, with a blue frame....
02-18-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,871
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks, guys. Still love the bike, and I still...

Thanks, guys. Still love the bike, and I still have some old jerseys that don't fit as well as the bike does.😡...
02-18-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,632
Posted By Slightspeed

There is a reason they are called sideWALKS not...

There is a reason they are called sideWALKS not sideBIKES. Walk, don't ride on them.

Yesterday, driving my car out of the YMCA driveway, I stopped, looked left and right to check traffic, didn't...
02-17-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,918
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a couple of new acquisitions since my...

Here's a couple of new acquisitions since my last head badge post.
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1978...
02-17-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,871
Posted By Slightspeed

I got this new '64 Legnano Roma, 56cm, as a...

I got this new '64 Legnano Roma, 56cm, as a sixteen year old junior racer. I'm 70 now, and the bike still fits like it was made for me. I put a slightly taller Nitto stem on it a few years ago, but...
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Slightspeed

I paid $400 last year for this '78 PR10, with...

I paid $400 last year for this '78 PR10, with funky brake levers and broken (but included) front Simplex delrin derailleur. It is in near pristine shape, and I was in love with the gold paint, which...
02-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54,344
Views: 7,639,343
Posted By Slightspeed

The shifters aren't unique, but the bar placement...

The shifters aren't unique, but the bar placement certainly is. What was the guy thinking? 🤡
02-14-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Man, you guys are fast, bang bang bang! Nice...

Man, you guys are fast, bang bang bang! Nice finds!
02-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,763
Posted By Slightspeed

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride...

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride motorcyles, and they think I'm crazy to still ride on the road. One even said I should get one of those Peleton things and compete online or whatever. I...
02-13-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Next mission: How about your bike in front of...

Next mission: How about your bike in front of City Hall, not Fed or State, but local city government house?
02-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Not seeing any dolphins yet, so here's mine. The...

Not seeing any dolphins yet, so here's mine. The giant sun dial is a memorial tribute to the Alaska Airlines crash off the coast of Ventura. Hard to see, but the dolphins are at the base of the...
02-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice job on the critters. I could probably find a...

Nice job on the critters. I could probably find a burro or two around here, but the elephant would be hard. All i could think of was the giant mastodon at the La Brea tar pits. Too far for a morning...
02-12-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Slightspeed

I got a new issue (April 2020) of Road Bike...

I got a new issue (April 2020) of Road Bike Action Magazine today and it has a nice article on the All City Zig Zag with hydraulic 105 group for $2699. They said lots of nice things about it. Funny,...
02-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Wow, there must be 10 of them in a 2 mile circle...

Wow, there must be 10 of them in a 2 mile circle of my house, and I'm not even in the city, but out in the 'burbs.
02-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

'Tis the season for political silliness, so to...

'Tis the season for political silliness, so to give equal time, how about a pic of your bike with a Donkey AND an Elephant, can be two separate photos, no stuffiies, almost anything else allowed,...
02-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's the B of A, ATM this morning. ...

Here's the B of A, ATM this morning.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1835x1836/20191213_114948_89a650f9a81d3ed9a003e7fa14e44a2c8ff60f20.jpg
02-11-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Slightspeed

On the two Raleighs, above, except for nearly new...

On the two Raleighs, above, except for nearly new Brooks saddles (Ebay) tires, and wheels, one wheel set gifted by a friend, and the other, spares that I already had, I think I have less than $100 in...
02-11-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Slightspeed

As a bike lover and sometimes builder, I cringe...

As a bike lover and sometimes builder, I cringe when I think of original, functional bikes broken up just for a few more $$$, but when I find the parts I need for sale it's a happy day. 😃 Sort of...
02-11-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,313
Posted By Slightspeed

More interesting photos on the General Cycling...

More interesting photos on the General Cycling Discussion, under "Bike pic mission" where the mission is to go out each day, and photo your bike with an assigned object. If you win you get to pick...
02-11-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

No water towers around here, but we have a fake...

No water towers around here, but we have a fake water tower cell phone antenna. Full disclosure: I used this tower several days ago for a "tank" challenge, but this is a fresh picture from today,...
02-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,313
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks, here's the original, I just tweaked it a...

Thanks, here's the original, I just tweaked it a bit. It was a grab shot, just walking along the sidewalk on a break from the Pasadena Vintage ride last Sunday. ...
02-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm a Brooks believer too. Mostly B17s, but I...

I'm a Brooks believer too. Mostly B17s, but I have two Pros and a new Cambium C17. The B17s are my favorites, though....
02-11-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,313
Posted By Slightspeed

Not my bikes, but I like the pictures. ...

Not my bikes, but I like the pictures.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200202_125417_407cbca830bac51821f6d235756cd1207035dbbe.jpg
1925 Frejus from Pasadena Vintage...
02-11-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
Posted By Slightspeed

Even here in SoCal, the older I get, now 70, it...

Even here in SoCal, the older I get, now 70, it gets harder to get out on a chilly morning. It was nice around New Years (always is for the Rose parade!). I got out on a few rides, and soon I had 5...
02-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Slightspeed

How Brooks saddles are made

Maybe posted before, but I just came across this video from Brooks.

I can never get the url attachment thingy to work, but heres the link.

https://youtu.be/mgU_6jJYJ6g
02-11-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Got it. I'm no architecture expert. I was...

Got it. I'm no architecture expert. I was thinking Frank Lloyd Wrightish, with lots of straight lines and angles. Couple days ago, I passed by a really cool insurance company out in Ojai, and saw a...
02-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

I was going to use Hueneme Lighthouse for deco,...

I was going to use Hueneme Lighthouse for deco, and the Munch Box near my house for modern (all lines and angles), but you guys beat me to it plus, the Munch Box photo is a few weeks old, so these...
02-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 99,723
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice job, Manny. Bring the extender to Pasadena...

Nice job, Manny. Bring the extender to Pasadena next time and I'll buy it. I wasn't sure if it would work with old school Campy. Missed you last weekend.
02-09-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,471
Posted By Slightspeed

Of the 8 bikes I ride, 3 modernish and 5 vintage,...

Of the 8 bikes I ride, 3 modernish and 5 vintage, probably my '73 Super Course would be the one. It does dirt, hills, fast group rides, and everything else I need in a smooth responsive manner that...
02-08-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By Slightspeed

Mostly Brooks B17s, a couple of Brooks Pros,...

Mostly Brooks B17s, a couple of Brooks Pros, which are similar to B17, one Cambium, also similar, one Ergon, one Prologo Evo, which may "Evolve" to a Cambium soon.
...
02-08-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,426
Posted By Slightspeed

Great job on the SC. The triplizer is a cool...

Great job on the SC. The triplizer is a cool piece of engineering, very innovative. Can't wait to see it in person. Must be hard to ride with that white stuff all over the place.😉 I got mine out...
02-08-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14,754
Views: 1,439,401
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks, but the Tommasini isn't mine, mine is the...

Thanks, but the Tommasini isn't mine, mine is the dark green Super Course. The Tommasini is stunning, though. I'll tell my friend, Edwin, who just built it.
02-08-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14,754
Views: 1,439,401
Posted By Slightspeed

30+ miles, just under 2K' climbing thru the...

30+ miles, just under 2K' climbing thru the foothills of eastern Ventura County, Simi Valley and Moorpark, CA. Normal weekend club ride, but 4 steelies showed up. A modern, but old school, Battaglin...
02-08-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,498
Posted By Slightspeed

I've already used up my seven, but on a ride...

I've already used up my seven, but on a ride today, I saw this post on a friend's new build Tommasini. Never seen one like it before....
02-07-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By Slightspeed

+1 on the Fizik. I've used the real leather...

+1 on the Fizik. I've used the real leather Brooks wrap, kind of pricy, but feels good and has held up well over 3 years. My current favorite is Kingou, $16.50 on Ebay. I have the faux leather, that...
02-06-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Slightspeed

I hang my bikes by the front wheels, and only air...

I hang my bikes by the front wheels, and only air them up to ride, if they need it.
02-06-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 130,656
Posted By Slightspeed

Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus...

Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus showed up at last Sunday's 25 mile vintage ride. Wood rims, metal bottle, antique brakes, single speed, patina to spare. ...
02-06-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,498
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's mine, mostly old school Campy, but not...

Here's mine, mostly old school Campy, but not all.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1600/p1030157_ada31d6598f904fc33426518d241807e64763c62.jpg
I love the Campy high...
02-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Works for me, looks like teddy bear weather there.

Works for me, looks like teddy bear weather there.
02-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

How about your bike next to a bear? 🐻 Carved,...

How about your bike next to a bear? 🐻 Carved, wood, statue, billboard, even a real one if you're faster than the bear!
02-05-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 43,652
Posted By Slightspeed

How about an LA City Street Lighting truck? I saw...

How about an LA City Street Lighting truck? I saw this on today's ride, I didn't cross 4 lanes to lean my bike against the truck, but found a convenient fire hydrant....
02-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By Slightspeed

My Culprt came with Token carbon 55s. They were...

My Culprt came with Token carbon 55s. They were great riding wheels, except on windy days, then they got pretty scarry. As a race wheel they are probably fine, but if you are out in the open getting...
02-04-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,920
Posted By Slightspeed

No birds, but a few random shots over the past...

No birds, but a few random shots over the past few days.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20200130_111554_1_ce1c69e78d62f975d3714264d7adcf15f4a51c04.jpg
Heuneme...
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