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Old 12-17-21, 09:55 AM
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Bilenky Cycle Works = Philly, not in a ‘-burgh’. Since the 80’s, I think.
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Should an old man buy a bike like this ?

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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Should an old man buy a bike like this ?
If the seat tube would go all the way down to the bottle cage boss I might give it a try 🚵🏽‍♀️
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Should an old man buy a bike like this ?

If it's in your budget, and is comfortable to you, why not?
I was going to buy one of these, but kept hitting my head getting in and out of the doors, so I got a Honda instead.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
Should an old man buy a bike like this ?

Duh, of course!
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Old 12-18-21, 03:51 PM
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As an old man*,
if I was spending that kinda bucks,
and had another decent road bike,
that bike would be an e-bike.

*70+ old
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Off topic but maybe some can relate. I play golf 5 days a week with other retirees. One of our regulars stopped joining us around the time COVID started so we didn’t think too much about it. I was looking at obituaries yesterday trying to find one for a church member. As I was searching I stumbled across his obituary. No details on what caused his death but it was very surprising and sad. We plan to do a few things to recognize his memory but I guess it’s a reflection of our age group???
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jppe Were dealing with this in our church parish, it’s unnerving to happen on the obits, or read of a parishioner’s passing. Found that a few of my university professors and school friends had passed away from Covid-19, also.

Everyone stay safe, get vaccinated, and ride when you can.

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Originally Posted by easyupbug
If the seat tube would go all the way down to the bottle cage boss I might give it a try 🚵🏽‍♀️
A substantial stem extension if desired is not as easy on fancy-schmancy all-carbon bikes...
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Originally Posted by McBTC
A substantial stem extension if desired is not as easy on fancy-schmancy all-carbon bikes...
Especially on carbon steerer tubes!!!
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Originally Posted by jppe
Especially on carbon steerer tubes!!!
My stem is about as high as I feel confident on a 1” carbon steerer tube. The integrated stem & bar might be lighter and sexier, but it reduces one’s flexibility to make adjustments. Like the extended seat tube w/ shorty saddle clamp = I pass on proprietary component ‘solutions’.


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Originally Posted by Wildwood
My stem is about as high as I feel confident on a 1” carbon steerer tube. The integrated stem & bar might be lighter and sexier, but it reduces one’s flexibility to make adjustments. Like the extended seat tube w/ shorty saddle clamp = I pass on proprietary component ‘solutions’.


Most manufacturer specs for my bikes have said to keep it to no more 35mm. You should be really good. I agree with being able to make adjustments! When my previous stem cracked I went with more rise to raise the bars a hair.
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Glad to ride…….

…on a cool & dry Winter day.

hehehehe
i’m not too vain to wear my age
on my chest (and back).

the closest horse stable property got bought by a non-profit feline rescue organization. So I’m standing close to my neighborhood cat house. [sounded funnier the first time].


Also lots of wooden fences around - I like.

edit: yes,… those brake levers are in the Open position - to stay.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood
…on a cool & dry Winter day.

hehehehe
i’m not too vain to wear my age
on my chest (and back).

the closest horse stable property got bought by a non-profit feline rescue organization. So I’m standing close to my neighborhood cat house. [sounded funnier the first time].


Also lots of wooden fences around - I like.

edit: yes,… those brake levers are in the Open position - to stay.
Lot of wood and p**** ... got it
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You appear to have put much love and time into this perfect, classic bike. That’s a fancy saddle. Thanks for letting us see the bike! I like your 70+ shirt too (I’m 75). Nice that wooden fences don’t scratch the paint.

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Originally Posted by Merrimac
You appear to have put much love and time into this perfect, classic bike. ...... Nice that wooden fences don’t scratch the paint.
In cycling I try to live by the lyrical words..... 'love the one you're with.....'

Titanium paint = tough to weld but delivers an unblemished ride.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
In cycling I try to live by the lyrical words..... 'love the one you're with.....'

Titanium paint = tough to weld but delivers an unblemished ride.
CS&N!!!! My theme song and motto when I was single.
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Where did you get the jersey? Now that I have crossed the line (into the 70s) I really want one!
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love your ride! but omg you are so good looking! you do not look 70 at all ! congrats on taking excellent care of yourself ! wish me luck Ill be there soon!
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Where did you get the jersey? Now that I have crossed the line (into the 70s) I really want one!
Wool jersey from
Oregon Cyclewear - highest quality & best prices on merino wool cycling jerseys
Custom embroidery thru their vendor.

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Originally Posted by alljsmom
love your ride! but omg you are so good looking! you do not look 70 at all ! congrats on taking excellent care of yourself ! wish me luck Ill be there soon!
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Hehehehehehehe
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Hi, Hey I have that same bike! Bought it in the early 2000's I think. Just upgraded to a 10 speed ha ha MACALU

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Hi, Hey I have that same bike! Bought it in the early 2000's I think. Just upgraded to a 10 speed ha ha MACALU
@frisky1 - Macalu from Excel Sports in Boulder. yeah, early 2000's but not sure exact year. I got mine as a frameset about 12+ years ago.

Throw up a pic when you can. Titanium is a good thing for longevity in SW FL (Naples?)
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Titanium looks as good as when I bought it 20 years ago as a new frameset, I just wipe it down every few rides. At one time I had 14 bikes on the road, had an accident and couldn't ride and sold all except this titanium just in case I got back at it. I thought it would be the most durable and keep it's looks, glad I did. A few years ago I used a stainless steel polish used for restaurant equipment and it looked shiny, even better but really doesn't need it. I am in the Fort Myers, Bonita Springs area and will throw up a pic next time I have it out
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