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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 531
Posted By OldsCOOL
I drink several gulps of pickle juice an hour...

I drink several gulps of pickle juice an hour before bed after expending electrolites i.e. A long day at work in humid 90deg weather and or a hard ride.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-28-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 531
Posted By OldsCOOL
After a hot muggy fast after dinner ride, I knew...

After a hot muggy fast after dinner ride, I knew the charlie horses would hit my hamstrings. Sure enough. Ouch. At 3am I made my way to the fridge and grabbed the pickle juice and downed a potassium...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 757
Posted By OldsCOOL
My son converted my '89 Technium PRE to fixed...

My son converted my '89 Technium PRE to fixed gear, with several crashes and still rides the crap out of it. He loves that frame. Very very durable.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 757
Posted By OldsCOOL
Which brings to mind the criticisms and asplosion...

Which brings to mind the criticisms and asplosion hysteria with the Raleigh Technium. :)
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,231
Posted By OldsCOOL
Best money spent for me was the Vuelta Corsa Lite...

Best money spent for me was the Vuelta Corsa Lite wheelset. I slapped those on a Cannondale racer and have been flying ever since. Next tire set will be the new and fast Michelin Power Competition....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 757
Posted By OldsCOOL
My '88 Criterium Series frame still lights up the...

My '88 Criterium Series frame still lights up the road. Awesome response. It most likely doesnt have 100k+ miles but it aint a spring chicken either. You kick it in a sprint you best hang on tight.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By OldsCOOL
Mine as well but I still have that nagging.

Mine as well but I still have that nagging.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,297
Posted By OldsCOOL
That'll work.

That'll work.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,297
Posted By OldsCOOL
In Classic and Vintage terms, we call that "half...

In Classic and Vintage terms, we call that "half step gearing".
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By OldsCOOL
Iconic! You will always savor the moment. My...

Iconic! You will always savor the moment.

My bucket list ride is a coast to coast ride across the USA.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By OldsCOOL
Huffy is the cycling cockroach that survived the...

Huffy is the cycling cockroach that survived the thermonuclear war.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By OldsCOOL
That. This is a FD more like a braze-on. ...

That. This is a FD more like a braze-on.

Hey, did you guys consider the difficulty of finding a clamp on type that would even fit the large tube? Or am I missing something here?

Go the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By OldsCOOL
I pity the soul lacing those things. Very cool,...

I pity the soul lacing those things. Very cool, though.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By OldsCOOL
The horror....the horror. :lol: Hey, nothing...

The horror....the horror. :lol:

Hey, nothing is going anywhere and the bike is still safe, just not intact. Nice find, how about a pic?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By OldsCOOL
Dude. The spokes.

Dude. The spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By OldsCOOL
My favorite and dream bike that will be with me...

My favorite and dream bike that will be with me until I die, the '77 Colnago Super. Pure Campy, Cinelli bar and stem.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By OldsCOOL
And Brad knows I will chime in to agree. Since...

And Brad knows I will chime in to agree. Since the build 3 seasons ago my '88 Criterium Series has had the 130mm spaced Vuelta Corsa Lite zipping it along. Is it a difficulty spreading the few mm's...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-25-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 531
Posted By OldsCOOL
I hadnt thought of this. Usually it's chocolate...

I hadnt thought of this. Usually it's chocolate milk and a banana for me unless the cramps hit sudden and severe, then I hit my stash of cold pickle juice.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By OldsCOOL
I had a '72 Motobecane Mirage with the Allvit...

I had a '72 Motobecane Mirage with the Allvit back when I was a teen. The stem shifters were not cool enough for me. I bought a set of clamp-on downtube shifters and they worked just fine. I think...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
Posted By OldsCOOL
I believe the dropouts are semi-vertical and wont...

I believe the dropouts are semi-vertical and wont lend much for adjustment.

You need a 700c wheelset as aforementioned. Problem solved. The criterium designed racers have very little space for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 4,969
Posted By OldsCOOL
Looks like N Michigan. That is what makes the...

Looks like N Michigan. That is what makes the open road come alive.

Here is a sample of our routes up here. The rider topping the hill is a chiropractic doctor friend of mine....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By OldsCOOL
I prefer the 18-wheelers. Definately watch for...

I prefer the 18-wheelers. Definately watch for debris and rough sections.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 998
Posted By OldsCOOL
If I chose to use a mirror it would be the...

If I chose to use a mirror it would be the end-plug type. They are convex wide angle. That would be my first try at it.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 4,969
Posted By OldsCOOL
How could I be a grouch about any of my...

How could I be a grouch about any of my retro-ness? If I didnt like it I would certainly adjust equipe status.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,297
Posted By OldsCOOL
Only if they are faster than me.

Only if they are faster than me.
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