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09-29-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This is what I've been riding most lately. ...

This is what I've been riding most lately.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26,884
Views: 16,922,864
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've been riding these two the most lately. ...

I've been riding these two the most lately.
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09-28-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Black Mountain Cycles are very well made and...

Black Mountain Cycles are very well made and competitively priced.
09-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,054
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I was in your position several years ago. Since...

I was in your position several years ago. Since then I have not purchased a complete bike. I like being able to decide exactly how I want the bike, or at least I want to be the one deciding where to...
09-08-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,798
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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This one.
09-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

There is practically nothing available in my...

There is practically nothing available in my area, only a handful of used bikes.
09-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I built all of my bikes from the frame up. I also...

I built all of my bikes from the frame up. I also enjoy tinkering on them and from time to time will move parts from one bike to another. So, I definitely try to avoid proprietary, integrated and...
08-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I learned to ride a unicycle when I was about 12...

I learned to ride a unicycle when I was about 12 years old. I remember it being hard to learn and taking a couple of weeks. I only remember ever falling forward - try to step off of it before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,438
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm happy with a do rag or my Headsweats cycling...

I'm happy with a do rag or my Headsweats cycling cap. Neither is 100% effective, but both work pretty well.
07-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

+1 for free-spinning. Depending on just how like...

+1 for free-spinning. Depending on just how like molasses your current pedals are, there's a good chance you actually will notice the difference.
06-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Zondas are one step up the food chain from...

The Zondas are one step up the food chain from the Sciroccos. They are lighter while the Sciroccos have a higher rim profile, making them more aerodynamic. In central Florida I doubt you're doing a...
06-13-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks for sharing. They seem to have done...

Thanks for sharing.
They seem to have done their homework as far as copyrights are concerned -- limited view (as with Google Books), borrowing for members (as with libraries), and some titles...
06-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Not to hijack the thread or anything, but nice...

Not to hijack the thread or anything, but nice TR6!
05-26-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,151
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Yes. Your picture is not of the drive side!

Yes. Your picture is not of the drive side!
05-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Pretty sure the OP is talking about Merlin UK -...

Pretty sure the OP is talking about Merlin UK - different company. They sell nice bikes, but not as nice as the Tom Kellogg Merlins.
05-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

+1 on the Shimanos. I'm also happy with a pair...

+1 on the Shimanos.
I'm also happy with a pair of Fulcrum 5's. Pinned alloy rim though, but 18mm internal width and 1650g. MSRP $450, but you can find them for a lot cheaper.
05-26-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Another happy customer. I've purchased from them...

Another happy customer. I've purchased from them several times over the last five or six years. Buying internationally can cause warranty headaches, but I've been lucky and have not had to deal with...
05-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,132
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Very pretty. Congrats to the gf.

Very pretty. Congrats to the gf.
05-18-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Just posted this in another thread. A little too young for this forum...
05-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This one will only go on smooth roads! I took...

This one will only go on smooth roads!
I took it out this morning and it is a very lively ride, very stiff for steal, lots of, um, "feedback," and quick handling. And wonderfully stable at speed. ...
05-17-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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There's an internal clamp with access to the tightening mechanism on the other...
05-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

New Bike Day and Public Service Announcement

Okay, 2002 isn't vintage, but it is steel and it has a horizontal top tube and a quill stem. I figure there's likely to be more appreciation here than on other sub-forums.

I've been daydreaming...
05-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,904
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This year's project: NOS 2002 Casati Laser...

This year's project: NOS 2002 Casati Laser frameset built up with a combination of parts on hand and what I could find on Ebay. Still some adjusting to do, but after a quick test run around the...
05-11-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

There are a number of small Italian builders that...

There are a number of small Italian builders that still make quality lugged steel frames: Tommasini, Casati, Ciocc, and someone mentioned Battaglin.
Colnago, of course, still makes the Master and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've never ridden either one, but I'd go with the...

I've never ridden either one, but I'd go with the Cannondale. The Caad 12 got all sorts of rave reviews and awards. Scattante was the house brand of a defunct retailer (Performance Bikes).
Even if...
05-06-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,767
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Ernesto gets to retire. The company still exists....

Ernesto gets to retire. The company still exists. The new owners may or may not be able to turn out good bikes.
In the end, I'd rather see this than see the company fold and the name end up on...
05-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

From what I've read, the buyers/investors claim...

From what I've read, the buyers/investors claim they will leave the company alone. Of course they would say that no matter their intentions. Anyhow the company will still exist with some kind of...
04-30-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,878
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Where I live masks are required in any closed...

Where I live masks are required in any closed public space and recommended outdoors. I usually ride solo out in the country without a mask. I also rarely come within twenty feet of other cyclists or...
04-18-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Casati serial numbers

I recently purchased an NOS Casati Laser frameset - not exactly vintage, but it's steel and has a horizontal top tube. The bottom bracket is stamped with the size (58) and 2796. Does anyone know how...
04-17-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,544
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

While I was in college, early 80s Norman OK, my...

While I was in college, early 80s Norman OK, my JCPenney 10-speed was stolen. After that I borrowed by sister's Schwinn Varsity, which also got stolen. Then I borrowed a friend's bike and it got...
04-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I always start with the frame first. The...

I always start with the frame first. The characteristics of the frame (bottom bracket type, size of headtube, rear spacing, disc or rim brake, seat tube diameter, tire clearance) will dictate parts...
04-17-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

My Zwift avatar is a jerk

First world problems in a COVID-19 world: my Zwift avatar never waves to anyone. When I see folks stopped at the side of the virtual road my avatar never stops to ask if everything's okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,784
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Threaded, because, as stated above, they're idiot...

Threaded, because, as stated above, they're idiot proof and I do my own work.
A press fit bb wouldn't be a deal breaker, because I'd get a screw together adapter.
04-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Until recently my wife commuted every day in all...

Until recently my wife commuted every day in all weather on a bike I built up for her seven years ago, a Nashbar aluminum frame and Campy Veloce drivetrain - not high end, but much nicer than Claris....
04-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,554
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

​​​​​...or a Scissortail. Just sayin'.

​​​​​...or a Scissortail. Just sayin'.
03-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Norman, OK also declared a "stay at home" order...

Norman, OK also declared a "stay at home" order yesterday. Our mayor is a cyclist and I was happy to see that she explicitly included cycling as an allowed activity.
03-24-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19,638
Views: 3,215,554
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/harrah-1...

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/harrah-1996-cannondale-600/7076714291.html

Decent bike, unusual handlebar setup.
03-18-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,164
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

How about if you could only have four?

How about if you could only have four?
03-18-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,164
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The three that I have: a fair-weather carbon...

The three that I have: a fair-weather carbon racing bike (Ciocc Exige), a foul-weather and around-town bike (Black Mountain Cycles Road), and a 90s steel road bike I keep at my mom's house to ride on...
03-17-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

What? No pictures?

What? No pictures?
03-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,608
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The pandemic probably won't affect most of my...

The pandemic probably won't affect most of my riding. I tend to ride solo anywhere from 15 to 40 miles in sparsely populated rural areas. I also try to sneak in a couple of 15 mile rides a week on an...
03-16-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,608
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

In fact, I've read recently that in China they've...

In fact, I've read recently that in China they've noticed that a lot of the people who have had the virus and recovered are showing a 10-20% reduction in lung capacity. This may be permanent.
03-13-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I went through this two years ago, at age 56. It...

I went through this two years ago, at age 56. It took several months and several interviews to land a job - a state job, not a contract job. Those months were scary and very trying psychologically....
03-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,607
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm struck by how many steel bikes are on this...

I'm struck by how many steel bikes are on this page.
03-07-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The saddle has a new home. unworthy1 I'll have...

The saddle has a new home.
unworthy1 I'll have it in the mail some time this week.
03-07-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Ideal saddle - free to a good home

I came across this while cleaning out the shed this morning. It needs some attention. I can't foresee any projects where I would need it, so I would be happy for it to go to a good home. If you can...
02-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,329
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Mid-60s Schwinn Stingray, dark blue with a 2...

Mid-60s Schwinn Stingray, dark blue with a 2 speed coaster brake hub.
02-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,607
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Not sure how many bikes I've had - more than a...

Not sure how many bikes I've had - more than a dozen, less than two dozen. The one I've had the longest and the one I keep coming back to is a 1995 Colnago Tecnos, currently sporting a Record...
02-19-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Out of habit I use Campagnolo chains and have...

Out of habit I use Campagnolo chains and have never had any complaints. I've used several different levels, Record, Chorus and Veloce. I tend to change them after about 4000 miles and have never had...
02-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,621
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

When I lived in Italy I had a G. Bianchi...

When I lived in Italy I had a G. Bianchi (Giuseppe Bianchi), made in Florence, now Beta Motorcycles. As far as I know, they don't make bicycles anymore.
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