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06-21-19, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Congratulations! Here's wishing you many happy...

Congratulations! Here's wishing you many happy miles.
06-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,528
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

At 57 I don't consider myself old and don't...

At 57 I don't consider myself old and don't always ride old bikes. When I joined the forums though, I was riding with a group of guys who were all about twenty years younger than me and riding carbon...
06-21-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,877
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm pretty sure everyone in my office knows I...

I'm pretty sure everyone in my office knows I ride, even though I don't commute by bike to work (I live about twenty miles from where I work and I have not been able to find a bike friendly path to...
06-13-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,703
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a Campagnolo ten speed triple setup that...

I have a Campagnolo ten speed triple setup that shifts beautifully.
06-11-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I would suggest searching for similar components...

I would suggest searching for similar components on ebay and then filter for sold items only. It should give you an idea of what people have paid recently.
06-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

They are a legitimate business and I have ordered...

They are a legitimate business and I have ordered from them several times. Service is generally good and prompt. The only issue I've had was one time they included the wrong lock ring with a new...
05-29-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

That should make a very nice bike. Enjoy!

That should make a very nice bike. Enjoy!
05-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I don't understand. Are you complaining about a...

I don't understand. Are you complaining about a new bike? It's even pretty!
05-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,968
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Very nice looking bike. Exceptionally clean lines.

Very nice looking bike. Exceptionally clean lines.
05-17-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

"Too late to die young now." ...

"Too late to die young now."
-- Todd Snider
05-12-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 446,915
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Add me to the Black Mountain Cycles fan club. I...

Add me to the Black Mountain Cycles fan club.
I finished building this today and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely shake-down ride. I retired a 1984 Batavus that I had built up with Campy 10-speed and...
05-09-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,343
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I know that area well. My first wife's family is...

I know that area well. My first wife's family is from Curinga, about halfway between Lamezia and Pizzo. We lived in Florence, but always spent most of August in Calabria.
Enjoy some nduja for me!
05-08-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,754
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I hope one day to be able to spend a ridiculous...

I hope one day to be able to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a bike! Seriously though, even with the means I would find it hard to spend more than $2500 on a bike.
I tend to have a bike...
04-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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04-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,553
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I will never sell my 1995 Colnago Tecnos (the...

I will never sell my 1995 Colnago Tecnos (the bike in my avatar photo). First of all, I bought it from my brother almost twenty years ago, and since he passed away the bike has taken on a lot of...
04-23-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,969
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I hope he'll be able to count on a decent team...

I hope he'll be able to count on a decent team soon. It might make the grand tours interesting to watch again.
04-20-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks to everyone for the replies, and...

Thanks to everyone for the replies, and especially to gfk_velo for pointing out a number of things that I wasnít taking into consideration. Your post is very clear and informative.

The seatstays...
04-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo 10 speed gearing options

I have a 1984 Batavus Professional frameset that is currently set up with a Campy Veloce 10 speed groupset: 50/34 with an 11-25 cassette. The frame had rear spacing of 122 when I got it, but it has...
04-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,969
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Cool footage from this year's Paris-Roubaix

Rider's-eye-view of just how tough this race is:
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/watch-riderss-brutal-board-footage-takes-inside-paris-roubaix-2019-420149
04-05-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,815
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Late baby boomer here. Been riding since I got a...

Late baby boomer here. Been riding since I got a Schwinn Stingray sometime in the '60s. Never had a USPS jersey, but I do have a Mapei one.
There are enough young riders in the college town where I...
04-05-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've always been happy with Cinelli cork gel...

I've always been happy with Cinelli cork gel tape. I also liked the Nashbar tape, but I doubt that's around anymore since Nashbar got bought out.
04-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Three road bikes, three saddles. The bike I ride...

Three road bikes, three saddles. The bike I ride the most has a Specialized Romin saddle, which I find most comfortable for a relatively low riding position. Another has a Specialized Phenom that I...
03-21-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've got one of those Mapei jerseys. I have to...

I've got one of those Mapei jerseys. I have to admit that it makes me more than a little self-conscious these days.
03-19-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,519
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Until recently I had never had a road bike with a...

Until recently I had never had a road bike with a triple. About a year ago I switched out an 8-speed drivetrain with a 53/39 crankset for a 10-speed triple (53-42-30, with a 12-25 cassette). My other...
03-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 446,915
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the...

I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the quality of that frame and how it rides. I've been tempted to get one myself.
02-10-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/norman-o...

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/norman-otasco-flying-bicycle/6808729036.html

I know times have changed, but I paid $10 for one of these when I was hard up in college.
12-07-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,804
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://www.amazon.com/SUGOi-92911U-Unisex-MidZero...

https://www.amazon.com/SUGOi-92911U-Unisex-MidZero-Headwarmer/dp/B005BYYKBA

I've got a Sugoi ear warmer headband that I'm happy with (link above). I also have a tube scarf, which is much more...
11-26-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have slight scoliosis. I always lean slightly...

I have slight scoliosis. I always lean slightly to the left: on the bike, at my desk, everywhere.
11-07-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,470
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iíve been out riding my rim braked road bikes!...

Iíve been out riding my rim braked road bikes! (all three with threaded bb and external cables)
11-07-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,470
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The bike industry needs to sell bikes and one way...

The bike industry needs to sell bikes and one way of doing that is convincing people that the latest thing is better. Now they're pushing disc brakes and various systems for a cushy ride. Fine.
Like...
11-07-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,902
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

or pedals!

or pedals!
11-07-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,437
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I quit smoking when I was 34 ( I'm 56 now). At...

I quit smoking when I was 34 ( I'm 56 now). At the time I was living in a hilly-to-mountainous area and commuted about ten miles to work by bike a couple of times a week. Several things happened...
11-07-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,744
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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An unusually calm evening at the edge of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
11-05-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,902
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I wish more bikes were sold as "frame...

I wish more bikes were sold as "frame only."
10-28-18, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

That Pogliaghi certainly cleaned up well!

That Pogliaghi certainly cleaned up well!
10-26-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Here is a recent article explaining the...

Here is a recent article explaining the functional differences among Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets. It also explains the hierarchy within each company's line....
10-24-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It was Emily Sutton! She was at the 2017 Norman...

It was Emily Sutton! She was at the 2017 Norman Conquest (she may have been at this year's ride too, but I didn't see her).
At the risk of sounding sexist, she looks better in lycra than she does on...
10-24-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Last year I rode a charity ride that a local...

Last year I rode a charity ride that a local weather forecaster also rode. Here in tornado alley weather folks are a pretty big deal.
10-24-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've never broken a clamp like that, nor have I...

I've never broken a clamp like that, nor have I heard of any of my friends breaking one. I have stripped out the threads.
Currently using a Miche clamp with no issues (carbon frame, alloy seatpost,...
10-12-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks for sharing! We haven't gone the tandem...

Thanks for sharing! We haven't gone the tandem route (at least not yet), but getting my wife a decent bike was one of the best things for our marriage.
10-12-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

L'Eroica video

There was a public interest piece on L'Eroica in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica yesterday with this bike's-eye-view embedded in it. The video isn't great, but I thought there might be some...
10-09-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Very nice job! It looks great!

Very nice job! It looks great!
10-08-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,987
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

On three bikes I have a 53t, a 52t and a 50t big...

On three bikes I have a 53t, a 52t and a 50t big chainring. Riding here ranges from flat with strong winds to moderately hilly with short punchy climbs. I spend more than half my time in the big...
10-05-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,744
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Your commute is so much prettier than mine.

Your commute is so much prettier than mine.
10-05-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,683
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

We've had a couple of days with the high in the...

We've had a couple of days with the high in the 70s, so I guess summer is over in Oklahoma. For the next six months it will be extremely variable, but should contain lots of good to acceptable...
10-04-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,753
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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My budget tells me that I don't need any...
09-26-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

+1 on Velomine. I bought a pair from them made...

+1 on Velomine. I bought a pair from them made with Mavic rims laced to Miche hubs. They've been sturdy and reliable. On the other hand, I have had a less than satisfactory experience with Miche...
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Tecnos was introduced in late 1994 and...

The Tecnos was introduced in late 1994 and replaced the Conic in the 1995 catalog. So the frame pictured would be no later than 1994.
09-20-18, 02:57 PM
09-20-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

An old handkerchief. I also wipe my hands on tall...

An old handkerchief. I also wipe my hands on tall grass, leaves, my shorts, anything really.
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