Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    Senior Member CMC SanDiego's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    Ti Mongoose Pro-Cipressa w/DA, Giordana-XL Strada, Eddy Merckx OS Strada, Ti DBR-Mtn (hardtail), Fuji-Touring Series V, Raleigh SuperCourse X-tracycle, Burley Tandem
    Posts
    714
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cranky Old Guys Rule!

    My wife bought this for me.

    I'm thinking I don't mind being called a "cranky old guy" when it's accompanied by this vintage bike.

  2. #2
    FBoD Member at Large khatfull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Woodbury, MN
    Posts
    6,188
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Where did she get it, me want!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member rothenfield1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Montereyish
    Posts
    2,330
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Naa. I’m still living in denial (with my wife Cleopatra). I don’t like wearing anything that says “old” on it. Besides, it’s too freaking honest, 1- I’m a “Guy”, 2- I’m of German heritage so I’m genetically “cranky”, 3- I have to admit I’m going more downhill than up so I’m “old”. 4- I don’t think I “rule” anything in my household.
    Last edited by rothenfield1; 07-13-11 at 10:22 PM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,495
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    I don’t think I “rule” anything in my household.
    Glad to hear that I am not the only one...
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)
    2016 Colnago C60 in MHWH color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

  5. #5
    Senior Member CMC SanDiego's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    Ti Mongoose Pro-Cipressa w/DA, Giordana-XL Strada, Eddy Merckx OS Strada, Ti DBR-Mtn (hardtail), Fuji-Touring Series V, Raleigh SuperCourse X-tracycle, Burley Tandem
    Posts
    714
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Where did she get it, me want!!
    She bought it at the county fair at some booth. I'm pretty sure it's one I saw that was purveying "Old Guys" gear, but since I really don't feel old, I didn't even give it a second glance. She surprised me with it later.

    Hey I just looked it up and here is the "Old Guys Rule" site, and they have that shirt and one with a Mtn. bike http://www.oldguysrule.com/catalog/T_Shirts-7-1.html

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NW Ohio
    My Bikes
    1984 Miyata 310, 1989 Club Fuji, 1986 Schwinn Sierra, 2011 Jamis Quest, 1980 Peugeot TH8 Tandem, 1992 Performance Parabola, 1986 Ross Mt. Hood
    Posts
    1,643
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just the thing to be wearing when you are passing some young whippersnappers on their CF wonderbikes.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Kobe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Schwenksville, Pa
    Posts
    2,020
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $20 and then an extra $1 for XXL, that outrageous. I hate when they do that, do they charge an extra for a medium over a small? It really peaves me off! Never would I buy one when they charge the extra buck for me being fat, never I say. Oops, there's my cranky coming out, maybe I do need a new shirt.

  8. #8
    Mike Coop500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Acme, PA
    My Bikes
    1994 Specialized Rockhopper FS, 2002 DK Fury24
    Posts
    259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.oldguysruleuk.co.uk/shop/CRANKY.html

    I am 39, and I am told I am cranky. Maybe I need one .
    "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do"- Mark Twain

  9. #9
    rhm
    rhm is online now
    multimodal commuter rhm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NJ, NYC, LI
    My Bikes
    1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
    Posts
    15,314
    Mentioned
    282 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.

  10. #10
    Idiot Pro Tempo RobbieTunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    NC
    My Bikes
    at Pedal Room
    Posts
    19,920
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I would probably get less criticism with that than my "Life is Crap" t-shirt.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

    Who drummed for Thoreau?

    1985 Raleigh Competition (Racing USA Series)
    1987 Bridgestone Radac (aluminum) frankenbike
    1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Master (steel)
    1989 Centurion Carbon-R (carbon)

    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/RobbieTunes

  11. #11
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,330
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.
    I could have sworn it was a Reg Harris.
    - Auchen

  12. #12
    Senior Member triplebutted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Lemond, Gios, Fuji, Trek, too many to write
    Posts
    1,886
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love it!!!

  13. #13
    Senior Member ScottRyder's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    The other Cape, Cape Ann
    My Bikes
    vintagefuji.posthaven.com
    Posts
    2,909
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I saw one ... "Old Guys Drool" it had a illustration of a young lovely on it.

    Scott

  14. #14
    no one cares -holiday76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Yardley, Pa
    Posts
    5,572
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd like to get one of those minus the text. Cool bike!
    I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
    Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra,Salsa Fargo, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    9,674
    Mentioned
    107 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    I'd wear one. The caption doesn't interest me, but the picture appears to be a Lambert.
    Nah, it's a Viscount.

  16. #16
    Senior Member rootboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Wherever
    Posts
    15,363
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Is that fork bent?, or is it just your physique?

  17. #17
    Wood David Newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Beaumont, Tx
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Sports: hers. Vianelli Professional & Bridgestone 300: mine
    Posts
    2,297
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fork is definitely bent, the tire is touching the down-tube.
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/

  18. #18
    curmudgineer old's'cool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chicago SW burbs
    My Bikes
    2 many 2 fit here
    Posts
    3,607
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    Fork is definitely bent, the tire is touching the down-tube.
    +1, that bike's def been in a serious head-on (check the top tube). Fork is about to die...
    Geoff
    "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"

  19. #19
    Motorcycle RoadRacer cehowardGS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,805
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CMC SanDiego View Post
    My wife bought this for me.

    I'm thinking I don't mind being called a "cranky old guy" when it's accompanied by this vintage bike.
    I like it. And that is me too, even down to the vintage bike... Sweet!!
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Btr)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1
    19? Raleigh M50 MTB
    19? Cannondale F300 MTB

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    75,Old,Dirty,&Fast

  20. #20
    Crawlin' up, flyin' down bikingshearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
    My Bikes
    1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa
    Posts
    3,312
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
    naa. I’m still living in denial (with my wife cleopatra). I don’t like wearing anything that says “old” on it. Besides, it’s too freaking honest, 1- i’m a “guy”, 2- i’m of german heritage so i’m genetically inclined to invade France and Poland, 3- i have to admit i’m going more downhill than up so i’m “old”. 4- i don’t think i “rule” anything in my household.
    fify
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

  21. #21
    slow as I ever was Ex Pres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    the 35223 (AL)
    Posts
    6,199
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rothenfield1
    .....i’m of german heritage so i’m genetically inclined to invade France and Poland, .....
    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    fify
    I'm hearing Wagner's "die Valkyries" in my head - or is it the "kill the rabbit song"
    72 special CNC ______ 72 Frejus (ala Legnano) _73 Holdsworth Record
    74 Italvega NR_______80 Ranson__________ 80 unknown French
    83 Trek 620 (nee 600)_c'85 Gianni Motta_____ 90 Miele Gara
    02 Casati Dardo #1_____02 Casati Dardo #2 __ 03 Casati Dardo
    08 BF IRO (fixed/SS)___09 Dogma FPX magn_ 10 Vassago Fisticuff (IGH)

    For Sale: _________ 78 Raleigh Professional f&f
    82 Peugeot PXN10___c'88 Guerciotti GLX f&f

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kill the wabbit... priceless. Haven't thought of that in 20 years.

    cranky old non ruler.

  23. #23
    Senior Member CMC SanDiego's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    Ti Mongoose Pro-Cipressa w/DA, Giordana-XL Strada, Eddy Merckx OS Strada, Ti DBR-Mtn (hardtail), Fuji-Touring Series V, Raleigh SuperCourse X-tracycle, Burley Tandem
    Posts
    714
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
    +1, that bike's def been in a serious head-on (check the top tube). Fork is about to die...
    Looking at it with this in mind, I'd say I should have just laid it on the bed without me in it to take the photo. The head-on collision appears to have had a negative impact on the front wheel also.

  24. #24
    curmudgineer old's'cool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chicago SW burbs
    My Bikes
    2 many 2 fit here
    Posts
    3,607
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Geoff
    "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"

  25. #25
    Senior Member Chris W.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Nampa Idaho
    My Bikes
    76' Centrurion Pro-Tour, 86' Specialized Rock Hopper, 88' Centurion Iron Man, 89' Bruce Gordon "Hikari", 95' Rock Hopper Ultra.
    Posts
    1,029
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ex pres View Post
    i'm hearing wagner's "die valkyries" in my head - or is it the "kill the rabbit song"
    roflmao!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •