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04-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,529
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

There are loads of very good steel bikes out...

There are loads of very good steel bikes out there, many of them mentioned in this thread. I would also suggest having a look at All City and my favorite, Black Mountain Cycles.
03-23-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I like the Record / Dura-Ace combo on the...

I like the Record / Dura-Ace combo on the Litespeed. That's one of the few Shimano cranksets that I like the look of.
03-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,613
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Only you can answer that question! If I were in...

Only you can answer that question! If I were in the market for another bike I definitely would have considered it at that price, others maybe not. For what it's worth, I recently spent more than that...
03-17-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,420
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I’m very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap...

I’m very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap shoes. They’re as light and stiff as entry-level road shoes and are supremely comfortable... for me. Everyone’s feet are different, so they may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26,995
Views: 17,155,011
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I have a 1995 Tecnos that had an 8 speed Chorus...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,681
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

You may want to have a look at Cicli Casati in...

You may want to have a look at Cicli Casati in Italy. They’re not outrageously expensive.
I have a 20-year old NOS frame and steel fork that I recently built with a Campy Potenza group. The bike is...
02-11-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The previous owners of our house expanded the...

The previous owners of our house expanded the kitchen into what was once a one-car garage. So, now we have what I think of as bicycle parking and what my wife insists on calling "the pantry." This is...
02-10-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Too cold to ride for at least another week. I...

Too cold to ride for at least another week. I know it gets a lot colder in a lot of places, but next Monday's projected high of 9 degrees makes today's 21 look balmy. Brrr.
02-10-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Electra Loft bikes and the Public C series...

The Electra Loft bikes and the Public C series bikes also tick most of the OP's boxes. Base models are a little over $500 though, and go up for an internally geared hub....
01-25-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,031
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I like to think this would be fast - if only it had a different motor.
12-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 682,784
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I built this up from a NOS frame last Spring....

I built this up from a NOS frame last Spring. Roughly 900 miles later I think it's sorted out. ...
11-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,592
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain...

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain Cycles. Something like the Road+ would seem to fit the OP's needs. Frames are well thought out, quality is good, and Mike Varley is easy to work with.
I...
11-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a...

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a stationary position would cause any real damage to your pedal.
Pictures would help make a call.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,664
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Strava says 46 mph going downhill, 36 mph on a...

Strava says 46 mph going downhill, 36 mph on a flat road with a stiff tailwind. Both of those are from a few years ago on a steel Colnago Tecnos. I doubt I could come very close to that now.
I find...
10-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,997
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless ...

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless
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10-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,505
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew...

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew that the crossing road was closed because a bridge had washed out the week before. The cop gave me a warning and joked about making me start again...
10-09-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,557
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

You know you're old when you find the time to...

You know you're old when you find the time to read six pages of a disc vs. rim brakes thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26,995
Views: 17,155,011
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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09-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,777
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: 242
Views: 32,829
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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This one.
06-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
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: 7,084
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Yes. Your picture is not of the drive side!

Yes. Your picture is not of the drive side!
05-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
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: 642
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: 642
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: 2,858
Views: 682,784
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...
05-06-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,184
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...
04-30-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,909
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...
04-17-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
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...
03-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
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.
03-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,877
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...
03-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,476
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: 1,055
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: 1,055
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,476
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...
02-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,279
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

My "do anything" bike, or better, my "do anything...

My "do anything" bike, or better, my "do anything that I do" bike is a Black Mountain Cycles Road frame built up with Campy Veloce 10-speed. Steel frame and fork, rack mounts, clearance for biggish...
02-11-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,378
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A long commute on bike-unfriendly roads, two kids...

A long commute on bike-unfriendly roads, two kids still at home and an elderly mom all demand time. I still manage at least one, sometimes two weekend rides. I try to fit at least one ride on Zwift...
12-31-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,263
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stay alive. Stay healthy. Ride more. About...

Stay alive.
Stay healthy.
Ride more.
About a year and a half ago I had an unwelcome change of careers that brought about a big reduction in time available to ride. In 2018 I only managed 1700...
11-01-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,029
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

^^^ Very nice looking Monster Cross - a real...

^^^
Very nice looking Monster Cross - a real "do anything" bike. The silver components look especially nice. I agonized over whether to get the MC or the Road frame, and went for the Road. Here it...
10-25-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,091
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Beautiful bike! What a score!

Beautiful bike! What a score!
09-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Compliments on your first Italian! Enjoy it! I...

Compliments on your first Italian! Enjoy it!
I have a near twin to that frame in a 58. Yours looks like either a 1996 or 1997 model, based on the seatpost cluster. I've had mine for nearly twenty...
07-31-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,529
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Where are you? There are a lot of people on these...

Where are you? There are a lot of people on these forums who enjoy helping folks look for good used bikes in their area. If we know where you are, the type of riding you're likely to be doing and...
07-27-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,081
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I agree with the above: any ride is a good ride. ...

I agree with the above: any ride is a good ride.

After an unwelcome change to a sedentary job and two years of nagging health problems, sometimes I only have the time or energy for a five-mile...
04-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,711
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...
04-29-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 288,889
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Someone gave this to my nextdoor neighbor, who didn't know what to do with it...
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