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10-17-21, 08:08 PM
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Tigger and Buddy...
09-18-21, 07:38 PM
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Views: 2,266
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: 21,030
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, 11:26 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...
08-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,634
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....
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, 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: 58,634
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: 58,634
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...
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....
05-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,048
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: 58,634
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: 58,634
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: 21,030
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...
12-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,952
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, 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: 9,068
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, 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...
11-21-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,291
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: 731,264
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,179
Posted By Slightspeed

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11-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Slightspeed

I've been riding carbon rims since 2013, and love...

I've been riding carbon rims since 2013, and love them. The truing issue is a great point, but they just seem a lot more stable and solid on the road. Pot holes, rocks, and other debris hardly affect...
11-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,048
Posted By Slightspeed

I got the Raleigh Super Course out for a 14 mile...

I got the Raleigh Super Course out for a 14 mile ride to the sidewalk library (left 4 books brought home 3), and rode over to check out a movie shoot location. 90° today, November in LA...
11-01-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,517
Posted By Slightspeed

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A day late, but here's the Halloween kitties, Buddy and Tigger.
11-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,114
Posted By Slightspeed

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Saw this ballot box ... don't forget to vote!...
11-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,899
Posted By Slightspeed

No. I just ride. Can't imagine caring enough...

No. I just ride.

Can't imagine caring enough to spend time defacing a logo. I try to keep my bikes as near to new and original as I can, excluding upgrades. If the upgrades come with logos, oh...
10-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,928
Posted By Slightspeed

Voting. ...

Voting.
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10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 403,179
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
09-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By Slightspeed

My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad, got it new, 56...

My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad, got it new, 56 years ago. Raced it, commuted to college on it, toured a little, hung it on the garage wall for 20 years, now a favorite ride again for Eroica, fast club...
09-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Slightspeed

A few months ago I sold Brent a '61 Legnano Gran...

A few months ago I sold Brent a '61 Legnano Gran Premio that I got a deal on. It had an Olmo headset that Brent needed for his restoration. I loved the little 54cm Legnano, but it was too small for...
09-24-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,694
Posted By Slightspeed

My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new,...

My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new, still riding it, still loving it....
09-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,608
Posted By Slightspeed

I just updated the wheelset on my $20 (from CL)...

I just updated the wheelset on my $20 (from CL) '78 Super Course. It was just a frame, BB, stem, bars and calipers, no drivetrain or wheelset. It was a spare parts bin special, and I really enjoy...
09-23-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,517
Posted By Slightspeed

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Tigger, following a bagel run. Not impressed, no seafood flavored...
09-22-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 83,443
Posted By Slightspeed

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My '64 Legnano Roma, had since new....
09-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,048
Posted By Slightspeed

Pretty smoky here. No fires closeby, but a...

Pretty smoky here. No fires closeby, but a Westerly wind brings us smoke. I just got in a quick 11 mile post office run in on the '78 Peugeot up thru Porter Ranch and Granada Hills. Good day to stay...
09-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,048
Posted By Slightspeed

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards...

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards Malibu, turnaround at Neptune's Net, which was closed, then up the coast to Hueneme Lighthouse. Great coastal ride to escape the inland heat. Mid 80s with...
09-06-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,048
Posted By Slightspeed

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards...

38 miles on my '64 Legnano, down PCH towards Malibu turnaround at Neptune's Net, which was closed, then up the coast to Hueneme Lighthouse. Grest coastal ride to escape the inland heat. Mid 80s...
08-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Slightspeed

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected....

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected. We've been in our house going on 46 years, thru countless fires, even seen flames from our front yard. Scarry deal. Last year it got within 1.5 miles...
08-06-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Slightspeed

I don't know where you guys are, but here in LA,...

I don't know where you guys are, but here in LA, on a morning ride where I might see 2 or 3 riders in past times, I'm seeing 15 or 20 recreational riders, and lots of families, commuter and even...
08-05-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 58,634
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks for posting the photos. Too hot for me,...

Thanks for posting the photos. Too hot for me, and with the virus deal, wasn't sure if anybody was riding. I remember the day Bart was talking about last year. Most of my vintage bikes only have...
07-21-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,968
Posted By Slightspeed

I think the Italian love is because it might the...

I think the Italian love is because it might the first "nice" bike many of us got, after graduating from baloon tires, three speeds and lower level "10-speeds". I did my first junior race on a heavy,...
07-12-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,382
Posted By Slightspeed

Voler. Kucharik. Both Made in California, USA.

Voler.
Kucharik.
Both Made in California, USA.
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