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10-17-21, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

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09-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,422
Posted By Slightspeed

I mounted my first GP5000 (blackwalls) on modern...

I mounted my first GP5000 (blackwalls) on modern carbon rims, a few months ago, and don't recall them being any more difficult than others I've mounted, usually Gatorskins or Panaracer Paselas. I too...
09-18-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,265
Posted By Slightspeed

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2007 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 105 triple. Old pic, now has Brooks C17...
09-17-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,029
Posted By Slightspeed

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you...

Great pictures! Thanks for posting. Sometimes you just have to laugh. Have fun, stay safe, ride on!
Here's a reminder of good times past....
08-20-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,497
Posted By Slightspeed

Lots of cool eye candy here. I think the...

Lots of cool eye candy here. I think the Campagnolo Gran Turismo is pretty cool looking. I've heard bad things about them, but this one never have me any trouble....
08-20-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,168
Posted By Slightspeed

I have one merino wool jersey from Oregon Cycle...

I have one merino wool jersey from Oregon Cycle wear. (Spectrum did a great job on the embroidery logos.) I like the feel of it, but don't usually wear it on super hot days. What I don't like is how...
08-20-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,114
Posted By Slightspeed

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid. Hot...

A few random sights, mostly pre-Covid.

Hot day in Pasadena.
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South of...
08-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Slightspeed

Wow, very cool badges. Never seen most of those....

Wow, very cool badges. Never seen most of those. Thanks for posting!
08-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Slightspeed

I don't think the Olmo headset was original to...

I don't think the Olmo headset was original to the bike, but it is a nice piece. My Roma came with a Campagnolo headset, which is also elegant, simpler, but a nicely done piece of road jewelry too....
08-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Slightspeed

Since my name was mentioned in this post. Here's...

Since my name was mentioned in this post. Here's my $,02, maybe worth less than that. I've owned two Legnanos, a 1964 Roma Olympiad (had since new) and a 1961 Gran Premio (since sold). Both had the...
08-03-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for posting these. Fun seeing us "in...

Thanks for posting these. Fun seeing us "in action".
Steve
08-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

Not too bad today ... seen worse temps.

90 plus temps, but a good turnout for today's #veloretro Pasadena ride. The shade and breezes made the hot sun almost bearable....
08-01-21, 05:41 PM
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Views: 43,094
Posted By Slightspeed

199.9 for July 2021. Not a great month. Too hot...

199.9 for July 2021. Not a great month. Too hot in LA.
07-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Slightspeed

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My 1964 Roma Olympiade, mostly original....
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,091
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from...

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from Ebay and local swap meets. I think the bars, brake levers, hoods and stem were found together online. There is a local shop with a back room full of...
07-05-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,091
Posted By Slightspeed

Only once, so far. Finished this Raleigh in...

Only once, so far.
Finished this Raleigh in 2016, now has almost 5000 miles, including some dirt, gravel and one Eroica....
07-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,530
Posted By Slightspeed

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo....

I would match the tape to the big Ridley logo. Its the most prominent thing on the bike, then the tires don't matter. I used to have Gatorskins on my bike, which matched the bike's yellow graphics. I...
07-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,288
Posted By Slightspeed

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I...

I love my carbon bikes, I love my steel bikes, I even enjoy my aluminum bike. Not especially fond of my one downtube friction shift, but like the bar end friction shifts. I enjoy my Di2, and the...
07-05-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

A few more from the July 4 ride. ...

A few more from the July 4 ride.
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07-05-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

July 2021 VeloRetro Pasadena Ride

Good times today on the Pasadena vintage ride. Perfect weather, not much holiday traffic. Here's a few pictures. Nice Bikes...
06-02-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport,...

I've been running a 6 speed 28t with Gran Sport, on my '64 Legnano Roma. It is paired with a 52/42 crank. It doesn't like doing big big, but otherwise plays nice together. I removed the dropout...
05-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Slightspeed

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid...

Only $50? I would have bought 2 of them! I paid $300 for this PN10 with a broken (missing) FD, and funky brake levers. The color and nearly pristine decals sold me. They are pretty bikes....
05-24-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Slightspeed

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium,...

I ride both standard B17 leather and C17 Cambium, and my butt can't tell the difference. They both feel good to me. Looking at the vertical surface transition of the narrow part (nose) to the...
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,024
Posted By Slightspeed

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots,...

Pasadena Velo Retro, 27 miles. No scenic shots, but good times seeing riders I haven't see since Feb. 2020. I enjoyed the vintage ride on the old Legnano Roma, had since new....
05-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May...

Here's a few more pictures from today's rode, May 2, 2021. I didn't get everybody's bikes, sorry. See you next month....
05-02-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,633
Posted By Slightspeed

May '21 Velo Retro Pasadena

Finally made it back to Pasadena for the monthly Velo retro. I hadn't been since probably Feb. 2020. I counted 16 riders, nice turnout for a cloudy, cool day - perfect for riding, not so good for...
04-11-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,029
Posted By Slightspeed

I've got Kool-Stops on all my vintage bikes,...

I've got Kool-Stops on all my vintage bikes, mostly in modern Shimano type pad holders. They work fine on Weinmann and Universal centerpulls, and in Mafac Racers using standard molded in stud type...
01-19-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,088
Posted By Slightspeed

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1978 Raleigh Super Course, bought as a frame, BB, fork and bars for...
01-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By Slightspeed

I have an opposite problem. I can live with the...

I have an opposite problem. I can live with the "patina" paint on my '78 Super Course, but the decals are trashed. How can I remove the old decals to apply new ones, without a double image if the new...
01-11-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,072
Posted By Slightspeed

I stopped by the LBS the other day, and they were...

I stopped by the LBS the other day, and they were really busy, at least 8 or 10 empty bike boxes on the sidewalk. A guy was walking out with a new mtn/hybrid bike, and he turned around and asked the...
12-31-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,521
Posted By Slightspeed

Downtube shifters, first. Old school toe...

Downtube shifters, first.
Old school toe clips, straps and cleats, honorable mention.
I'm down to one downtube shifter bike now. I can live with that. Actually I bought a set of Suntour bar end...
12-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,951
Posted By Slightspeed

The old school metal cleats and toe straps were...

The old school metal cleats and toe straps were no easier to walk uphill in, and they were twice as dangerous as today's modern ones. I use SPD mountain type cleats and shoes on my road bikes and can...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,951
Posted By Slightspeed

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma,...

I raced back in the "60s on this Legnano Roma, with a 53/45 front and usually a 24t 5 speed rear. Honestly, I don't know how we did hills. Being 50 lbs lighter probably helped, as well as 50 years...
12-15-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By Slightspeed

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As bought, funky brake levers, missing broken Simplex FD, replaced by...
12-01-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,371
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been riding Brooks since 1964. I never gave...

I've been riding Brooks since 1964. I never gave a thought as to whether the rails were black, chrome or whatever. You can't see them when you ride. I do miss the original (50+ year old) B17 that...
12-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Slightspeed

It broke my heart when my, then 50 year old,...

It broke my heart when my, then 50 year old, Brooks B17 split in half crosswise in a 10 mile rain storm. It was the natrow rail, Campagnolo embossed, OEM, on my '64 Legnano. Went on Ebay, found a...
12-01-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,898
Posted By Slightspeed

i had a 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, but it was too...

i had a 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, but it was too small, and I sold it a few months ago. I'm keeping this 1964 Legnano Roma that I got new as a junior racer. Still fits, and I still really love riding...
12-01-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,067
Posted By Slightspeed

Mazda rotary engines rotate on an eccentric...

Mazda rotary engines rotate on an eccentric center to allow the rotor to rotate thru the combustion stages.
11-30-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,301
Posted By Slightspeed

If climbing was easy, everybody would be doing...

If climbing was easy, everybody would be doing it. 😉
11-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Slightspeed

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a...

So good to hear. I used to race a little, rode a lot thru high school and college, then for some reason, hung the bike, a 1964 Legnano Roma, on the garage wall. After 30ish years, I got it down in...
11-27-20, 12:15 AM
11-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,168
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks so much, it's a non stock color, a Toyota...

Thanks so much, it's a non stock color, a Toyota Spruce Mica, a dark British green, but with small metallic flakes....
11-21-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,290
Posted By Slightspeed

Exactly, one of my favorite routes. I try to ride...

Exactly, one of my favorite routes. I try to ride it every few weeks. I stopped for a picture and my friends got just far enough ahead to make a nice composition.
11-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,290
Posted By Slightspeed

This is my new favorite, taken just a couple...

This is my new favorite, taken just a couple weeks ago. The dunes along PCH, just north of Malibu....
11-20-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,118
Posted By Slightspeed

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My race jersey from 1965 ......
11-20-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,070
Posted By Slightspeed

I just bought this belt (and free key fob) made...

I just bought this belt (and free key fob) made from a Conti GP5000 tire from a guy in Germany that I saw on Instagram. https://instagram.com/guertel_michel?igshid=h2zrc8nr63n5

Check out his site,...
11-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,901
Posted By Slightspeed

NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask...

NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask that, but I volunteered the info.
After all the scolding, its hard to find a NDS picture, but here's one from a few years ago....
11-20-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 731,261
Posted By Slightspeed

I saw this belt on Instagram from guertel_michel...

I saw this belt on Instagram from guertel_michel and thought it was cool. He upcycles cycling bits to make belts, jewelry, key fobs, all kinds of cool stuff. I had just mounted a pair of Continental...
11-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,702
Posted By Slightspeed

I grew up on the idea that if it wasn't Italian,...

I grew up on the idea that if it wasn't Italian, it wasn't worth riding. I've been enjoying my '64 Legnano Roma since it was new. I came across an old Raleigh Super Course frame, built it up, and...
11-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,168
Posted By Slightspeed

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