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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,335
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Black Mountain Cycles Road, with Whisky fork...
07-31-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

In fact, I have three steel bikes and one carbon...

In fact, I have three steel bikes and one carbon fiber bike. The most comfortable one is the one with the most tire clearance (now running 30c). The least comfortable one only has room for 23c. Both...
07-31-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,100
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a fillet brazed Casati that I have mixed...

I have a fillet brazed Casati that I have mixed feelings about. Iím curious to hear the expertsí take on the welds here.
...
07-29-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The...

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The frame is about half a size too big for me and I seem to have short thighs for my height. The post puts me in a position more on top of the pedals. My...
07-29-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A friend of mine owns a local brewery that...

A friend of mine owns a local brewery that sponsors a group ride every Wednesday evening. I volunteered to help out and usually sweep the B-ride. This week I led the ride. 106 degrees at the start. I...
07-27-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21,179
Views: 4,029,476
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It always amazes me when folks donít bother to...

It always amazes me when folks donít bother to clean up a bike before taking pictures, but this guy didnít even finish excavating it.
Itís only $30, but bring a shovel.
...
05-31-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,586
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've posted this before, but I've been playing a...

I've posted this before, but I've been playing a game with myself to see how light I can make this rather heavy bike.It's down to 20.8 pounds as pictured (minus the water bottle) and that's where...
05-31-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,315
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Whisky No. 7 RD+ fork I ordered last...

The Whisky No. 7 RD+ fork I ordered last September finally came in. I swapped it in on Friday and have gone on a couple of rides. Impressions so far are mixed. It dropped the weight by more than a...
03-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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More road than gravel, but it is steel and it is a...
01-29-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Well, that doesn't happen very often.

I've struggled to get/keep in shape the last couple of years. A sedentary job combined with the background stress of the pandemic and, oh, aging seem to have sapped my energy. Well, I was very...
12-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Christmas present from my 90-year-old mother: mirror gloves

Since threads about mirrors show up here periodically, I thought I would share this. For Christmas my 90-year-old mother gave me a pair of Sharper Image mirror cycling gloves. I usually don't take...
11-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I just made the swap last night and it seems to...

I just made the swap last night and it seems to work fine. Thanks
10-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo compatibility question

Will a Veloce 10 speed front derailleur work with a last generation Athena 11 speed shifter (2014, I think)?

I've always had a hard time getting the Athena front derailleur to work as well as...
09-08-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It's a Bafang conversion kit that I got from...

It's a Bafang conversion kit that I got from Greenergia, sold on Amazon. I'm not a big fan of Amazon, but I'm new to ebike conversions and I felt safer knowing Amazon's return policy. The kit...
09-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,143
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Not today, but on Sunday and Monday I converted...

Not today, but on Sunday and Monday I converted my daughter's bike to an ebike. It's a mid-mount 500w motor and 48v battery. I'm not as comfortable with electrics as with mechanical stuff, but it all...
09-06-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Bafang mid-mount build

I just finished a conversion of my daughter's Liv Alight. I used a Bafang 500w mid-mount motor, 48v battery, Bafang C965 controller, shift sensor, brake sensor, and headlight.
I was quite...
06-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,316
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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The start of last Saturdayís gran fondo at Tulsa...
06-15-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Tougher than Ever(?)

Last weekend was the three-day celebration of cycling that is Tulsa Tough. Professional crit racing, a carnival atmosphere and five different gran fondo routes for the amateurs make for a fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,674
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I donít remember if Iíve posted this here before or...
04-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,455
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: 525
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: 62
Views: 14,076
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: 2,923
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iím very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap...

Iím very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap shoes. Theyíre as light and stiff as entry-level road shoes and are supremely comfortable... for me. Everyoneís feet are different, so they may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,674
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: 59
Views: 10,562
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. Theyíre 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: 5,425
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,117
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: 185
Views: 17,162
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: 3,226
Views: 835,586
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: 12,901
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: 978
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: 5,106
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: 99
Views: 8,494
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: 10,050
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: 50
Views: 5,557
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.
09-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,586
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: 27,185
Views: 17,762,674
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: 4,372
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: 40,476
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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This one.
06-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
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: 10,322
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: 1,223
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: 1,223
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: 1,223
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: 3,226
Views: 835,586
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: 4,810
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: 10,322
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: 4,217
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: 1,151
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: 42,851
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...
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