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06-01-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It's so far out of my price range that looks are...

It's so far out of my price range that looks are irrelevant.
06-01-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 415
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

ChatGPT and the Classic Bicycle

Okay, so I'm bored and killing time at work. I asked ChatGPT to write a Petrarcan sonnet on the beauty of classic bicycles. Clearly ChatGPT is a C&V fan:

In days of old, when craftsmen sought to...
05-09-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,703
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I hear itís more aero to ride with your mouth...

I hear itís more aero to ride with your mouth closed.
04-28-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I never kept track of miles, mph, or feet climbed...

I never kept track of miles, mph, or feet climbed when I was in my thirties. I wasnít quite carless, but I did everything on my bike.
I started thinking of cycling as deliberate exercise in my...
04-27-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,387
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thatís a late 1990ís Master.

Thatís a late 1990ís Master.
04-27-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,387
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I donít get tired of this one either.
04-27-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,387
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Iíve posted this before, but here it is again.
03-05-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 759,257
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A tree uprooted by last Mondayís tornado, with my...

A tree uprooted by last Mondayís tornado, with my bike for scale....
02-12-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

^^^ The dice are a nice touch!

^^^
The dice are a nice touch!
02-12-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Itís a 2008 Ciocc Exige. The only thing Ciocc...

Itís a 2008 Ciocc Exige. The only thing Ciocc about it is the paint job though. The frame was made by Dedacciai (Deda).
02-04-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Old Guy Bling

I always liked the idea of personalized headcaps or other accessories, but could never decide on what I would put on one. Then I saw a young guy with a "Ride Fast or Die" jersey and it came to me....
02-01-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,370
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Man, I am really sorry to hear about this. Make...

Man, I am really sorry to hear about this.
Make sure you report it to the police. I live in Norman too, so if I see anything Iíll be sure to let you know.
01-25-23, 10:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,869
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I used to vary between 165 in summer and 175 in...

I used to vary between 165 in summer and 175 in winter. Itís been a couple of years though that I canít seem to drop below 170. Oh well.
BTW - Iím 6 ft. tall.
01-25-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,542
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

In the last two or three years Iíve given away...

In the last two or three years Iíve given away four bikes and lots of stuff from the parts bin. I still have four.
Part of me would like to reduce further, but I really like all four that I have now.
01-08-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,402
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iíve had my eye on that frame. Iím curious to...

Iíve had my eye on that frame. Iím curious to hear your impressions once youíve got it built.

FWIW Iíve always been happy with Deda components, but you should go with what fits you best.
01-05-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,455
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes are...

Campagnolo 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes are made to fit on the same freehub, so they are the same width. In order to do this, the 11-speed cogs are closer together. The pull ratios on 10-speed...
01-02-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,045
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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This isnít the bike I ride the most nowadays, but...
11-22-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Good to hear!

Good to hear!
11-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

All four of my bikes have Campagnolo groupsets....

All four of my bikes have Campagnolo groupsets. I'm well aware of compatibility issues, but it is more of an irritant than an obstacle. When in doubt the internet steps in to clear things up...
11-22-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I live in a college town of around 100,000 people...

I live in a college town of around 100,000 people about half an hour outside Oklahoma City -- well over a million people in the metro area. I have to say that drivers in my town and on the country...
11-15-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,956
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm sorry to see the airport destroy beautiful...

I'm sorry to see the airport destroy beautiful countryside, and I feel for your loss of cycling routes. However, unless bureaucratic steps have been omitted or environmental protections disregarded,...
11-01-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have two Lezyne handlebar lights that I like...

I have two Lezyne handlebar lights that I like very much. They last quite a while on a charge and I've never had any problems with the handlebar mount. The only thing I can compare them to is a...
09-11-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,859
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It doesn't really matter what the science says or...

It doesn't really matter what the science says or what the pros are doing. Three of my four bikes won't fit anything bigger than a 23, so I mostly ride 23s. I like the bikes, so I hope availability...
09-11-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I didn't make it this year, but I have ridden the...

I didn't make it this year, but I have ridden the Dam Jam in the past (75 mile route). Great ride, very well organized and very pleasant scenery. And yes, that very memorable hill about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 538,160
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Black Mountain Cycles Road, with Whisky fork...
08-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Planet X bikes, a UK online seller, bought the...

Planet X bikes, a UK online seller, bought the Holdsworth name a few years ago and produce a line of road bikes under that name. No continuity with the old company.
08-02-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,916
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've had it done by a frame builder. Like others...

I've had it done by a frame builder. Like others have said, personally I would avoid doing it on a bike with historical significance. Otherwise, it opens up a lot of component choices. The only...
07-31-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,773
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks! And yes, it has a standard Italian...

Thanks! And yes, it has a standard Italian threaded bottom bracket.
07-31-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,488
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, 08:11 AM
07-31-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,773
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: 833
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: 20
Views: 1,071
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: 21,760
Views: 4,232,905
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.
...
06-19-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
06-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

As mentioned by someone else, Vittoria Rubino...

As mentioned by someone else, Vittoria Rubino Proís come in a 30c. I have them on my Black Mountain road bike and am happy with them. Theyíre primarily a road tire, but do have some tread for hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,606
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

My face and hands are scarred from when an...

My face and hands are scarred from when an external cam skewer popped open on a bike with horizontal dropouts. Since then I upgraded to Ultegra internal cam skewers on all my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I run a Primato Light 11-32 cassette with an...

I run a Primato Light 11-32 cassette with an eleven-speed Campy Potenza drivetrain. Shifting is identical to a Campy cassette, while the Miche is lighter than all but top end Campy. The Miche...
05-31-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 892,518
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: 86
Views: 27,461
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...
05-22-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,333
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have Campagnolo shifters and cables on my four...

I have Campagnolo shifters and cables on my four bikes. Iíve had a cable come loose (once), but have never broken a cable. I do change them, but not often ó maybe around 10,000 miles.
05-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Have a look at Black Mountain Cycles. Several...

Have a look at Black Mountain Cycles. Several all-road/gravel options. Theyíre sold as framesets, but the owner will build one up for you. Reasonable prices too. Iím very happy with mine.
05-10-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Still riding a level saddle, but I have lowered...

Still riding a level saddle, but I have lowered it around 1cm recently. I also now have compact bars on all bikes and only about a 2cm drop from saddle to bars. Since around age 50 it seems I have to...
04-30-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,958
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Something about those remind me of Wile E. Coyote.

Something about those remind me of Wile E. Coyote.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,668
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have noticed that a lot of people ride newer...

I have noticed that a lot of people ride newer bikes than mine. The bike I usually ride on longish charity rides is a 2008 Ciocc with a good group set and wheels. It has tens of thousands of miles on...
04-23-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,800
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I donít stray too far from my Norman, OK home. I...

I donít stray too far from my Norman, OK home. I try to ride one of the Tulsa Tough gran fondos every year in June, and the Norman Conquest here in Norman every July. They both benefit good causes...
03-20-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iíll be leading the Wednesday night B ride this...

Iíll be leading the Wednesday night B ride this year, starting this week. Iím looking forward to it. Iím hoping it will keep me from finding excuses not to ride.
03-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm just spitballing here, but you see in...

I'm just spitballing here, but you see in CliffordK's pictures how the upper arm is much longer in on the newer derailleurs (lower pic) than on the older ones. My guess is that the older shifters...
03-07-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

As mentioned above, the design of the front...

As mentioned above, the design of the front derailleur changed around 2015 or 2016. I understand that earlier shifters are not compatible with the new front derailleurs.

Among lower level groups...
03-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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More road than gravel, but it is steel and it is a...
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