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06-01-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,118
Posted By OldsCOOL

No neuropathy, thank God. So far, so good. I have...

No neuropathy, thank God. So far, so good. I have been a road rider since the early 70ís but laid off in adult years until 2005 when a friend gave me a classic/vintage Trek road racer and I...
06-01-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,496
Posted By OldsCOOL

I thought BMX guys were a bit thicker skin than...

I thought BMX guys were a bit thicker skin than yours. You havent crashed much, eh?
05-30-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,118
Posted By OldsCOOL

I commend you for your decision to take control...

I commend you for your decision to take control of your health. Iím 62, Type 1 for 33 years. For me, I leave the house with 175-200 blood sugar and ride hard. Endurance isnt my body type though I did...
05-30-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,298
Posted By OldsCOOL

Welcome to The Club! You are going to love that...

Welcome to The Club! You are going to love that ride. Your post made me recall the restoring of a ‘77 Super I picked up 4 years ago and couldnt wait to ride it. That first spin around the block was...
05-15-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By OldsCOOL

We’re talking real life riding here. Keep it...

We’re talking real life riding here. Keep it going!
05-04-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,027
Posted By OldsCOOL

That really is a good point. Yet, the...

That really is a good point. Yet, the non-enthusiast types clamor for the new and cheap at WaldoWorld.

My favorite MTB is a personal build of a beat up old Ď97 Trek 7000 rigid. Total rebuild and...
05-04-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,027
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have an ‘84 Alpina Uno that is identical to...

I have an ‘84 Alpina Uno that is identical to that mine was given to me by a no -rider and was garage kept for decades. Very cool bike and is capable of decent single track stuff. Dude, 400clams?!
05-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By OldsCOOL

My 760 has an Ď84 braze date, sat a year on the...

My 760 has an Ď84 braze date, sat a year on the rack and has 86 Pro Series decals. For some reason it didnt make the call for the Ď85 fitting.
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By OldsCOOL

Like this? :D ...

Like this? :D
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05-01-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

I still like the 53/39 and even the classic Campy...

I still like the 53/39 and even the classic Campy 53/42 but with the crazy hills here it is a grindfest. Even with the 34 it isnt exactly a spin at this stage of early season conditioning but is a...
05-01-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By OldsCOOL

Hey, if a 760 isnt going to be restored, convert...

Hey, if a 760 isnt going to be restored, convert it. But by all means ride it.
05-01-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By OldsCOOL

Oh man, I cringe reading this. The 760 is never...

Oh man, I cringe reading this. The 760 is never too racy for such a thing but in this case too undervalued. I have a full Campy and near mint 760 that is worth leaving alone to experience the ride...
05-01-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By OldsCOOL

I paid 100.00 for a 1972 that was for the Mavic...

I paid 100.00 for a 1972 that was for the Mavic tubular wheelset with Normandy hubs and for that reason it was well spent and worth the drive. Otherwise, far too heavy and typically these that had...
05-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,379
Posted By OldsCOOL

I haven’t hit my limit yet. Fastest was 50mph but...

I haven’t hit my limit yet. Fastest was 50mph but had to start braking for a rather tight curve.
04-19-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Vero, thatís the one. Enjoy!

Vero, thatís the one. Enjoy!
04-18-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By OldsCOOL

Shark bite!!!

Shark bite!!!
04-18-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have an the Cannondale version of braze-on FD...

I have an the Cannondale version of braze-on FD so it was easy to slide the chain guide down to where it was supposed to be using a nickels-width gap separating chainring and guide. The shifting is...
04-17-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

FSA makes a 50/34 square taper crankset. I think...

FSA makes a 50/34 square taper crankset. I think I got mine from Chain Reaction for like 75.00. My Cannondale runs a 7sp 12-28 which is perfect for the bike. Ours hills are steep but ok if...
04-17-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Just rocked a top 5 on a Strava segment that was...

Just rocked a top 5 on a Strava segment that was a good test in all regards for this 50/34. A 1 mile grade had me grinding for the steepness and heavy clothes that proved the 34t 28 granny to be...
04-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,102
Posted By OldsCOOL

Who says there arent old wives biker tales??...

Who says there arent old wives biker tales?? :lol:

My PRE is still on the road and loved by my son. Great bikes!
04-13-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

The 105 group components are solid and...

The 105 group components are solid and dependable. I have an ‘87 Miyata 712 with full 105 right down to the hubs which all together lends a very dialed in feel and ride. Also, was surprised to see...
04-12-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

Bill, so good to see you posting lately! I pray...

Bill, so good to see you posting lately! I pray all is well with you!
04-12-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

Lookiní good, man. There is something extra cool...

Lookiní good, man. There is something extra cool about the classic Treks. What derailleurs are on this?
04-11-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

Be sure to post your progress!

Be sure to post your progress!
04-11-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanks! Itís an Ď86 760 w/Campy drivetrain. Only...

Thanks! Itís an Ď86 760 w/Campy drivetrain. Only comes out on nice days but does get rode hard now and then.
04-11-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-11-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,400
Posted By OldsCOOL

I know this story. Some may think it rather odd...

I know this story. Some may think it rather odd but my wife was with me when this my red hot cinnamon girl was purchased for a song...
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04-08-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Took the Cannondale Criterium Series for the...

Took the Cannondale Criterium Series for the first ride (we are having a 55deg April thaw) since installing the new FSA 50/34 crankset and BB. All I can say is...SMOOOOOTH! :D

If sched and weather...
03-19-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,017
Posted By OldsCOOL

At the design weight, you could ride that in a...

At the design weight, you could ride that in a hurricane crosswind and maintain course. :lol:
03-18-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By OldsCOOL

We still had some subzero after that one day of...

We still had some subzero after that one day of 50ís. This week we bump 40. Yay. Oh well, it is t snowing. Iíll get a mountain bike out today. See if there is life at the tip of the mitt in lower...
03-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,865
Posted By OldsCOOL

Is he marketing this trend-setting method? :lol: ...

Is he marketing this trend-setting method? :lol:

I agree with the caloric stance, that is proven science. Making it work is a whole nuther thing. Me, I do push-aways. Portion control and always...
03-11-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,038
Posted By OldsCOOL

Ď77 Colnago Super ...

Ď77 Colnago Super

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03-06-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By OldsCOOL

My cadence is right around zero at the moment....

My cadence is right around zero at the moment. Hoping for a snow ride on Friday before that storm hits Saturday night. We are getting that same junk.
03-06-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By OldsCOOL

We may hit 40 this Saturday as this polar front...

We may hit 40 this Saturday as this polar front moves out. I tell ya, 40deg in March is definately warmer than 40deg in October. :lol:
03-06-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By OldsCOOL

We have had a night at -30 and a night at -18....

We have had a night at -30 and a night at -18. Highs today way up to 12f. Yeah, cold is relative. Maybe if related to penguins.
03-04-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,190
Posted By OldsCOOL

For me it was a solo Century 8yrs ago. Took me...

For me it was a solo Century 8yrs ago. Took me longer than anticipated when pulling into a rural gas station I came out and thought to hop back on the fog line and ride when a police pursuit came to...
03-04-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By OldsCOOL

Good deal on a great solid bike! Take that thing...

Good deal on a great solid bike! Take that thing out and thrash it in the ST’s!

I have an ‘84 Alpina Uno that a friend gave me.
02-25-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,595
Posted By OldsCOOL

Are you Scarface?? :lol:

Are you Scarface?? :lol:
02-25-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,595
Posted By OldsCOOL

It’s that quote by the late Robin Williams a...

It’s that quote by the late Robin Williams a classic bike enthusiast that describes my love for riding. He said “it’s the closest I can get to flying”. Riding is my freedom. There is the thrill of...
02-21-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,389
Posted By OldsCOOL

Copper Harbor trail system is a fantastic place...

Copper Harbor trail system is a fantastic place to ride in the UP. The pic of my blue Trek was taken there. Well worth the extra drive.
02-20-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,389
Posted By OldsCOOL

Welcome to the Old and Not-So-Slow forum! Glad...

Welcome to the Old and Not-So-Slow forum! Glad you posted here first. We have a few trail riders among us, some that need a bit of sense :lol:

Here is my trail and singletrack warrior, the 97 Trek...
02-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to...

Sounds like a triple may be what you need to settle the issue.

Iím going to enjoy the 34 as it will extend my range in the hill country. Thanx for for your input, and all the others as well! :D
02-12-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By OldsCOOL

We were hit with “Maya”s foot of snow up here at...

We were hit with “Maya”s foot of snow up here at the Straits but the rest of the week is good riding. Keeping fingers crossed it does appear the subzero temps are behind us. I just gotta be outside.
02-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice Jamis! I finally came to that conclusion...

Nice Jamis!
I finally came to that conclusion just last season when realizing the taxing of endurance with hills. The 39/28 ratio didnt give me the cadence, just couldnt spin it up. This spring will...
02-12-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Up here it is incredibly hilly and steep. There...

Up here it is incredibly hilly and steep. There is one 2-mile grade that I want to be faster on. The 39/28 bailout is not at all a bailout even when in top condition and weight. Toss in several of...
02-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,956
Posted By OldsCOOL

Way to go!

Way to go!
02-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By OldsCOOL

Anyone Using A 50/34 Compact Double

Just curious what your impressions of the gearing change might be. This I installed on my Ď88 Cannondale Criterium Series that has a 7sp 12-28 cassette. Being a lifelong 53/39 road double guy this...
02-11-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 443,647
Posted By OldsCOOL

The Ď97 Trek 7000, very light (23lbs) shown here...

The Ď97 Trek 7000, very light (23lbs) shown here on a Copper Harbor single track...
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Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By OldsCOOL

And dont worry about the glue holding the frame...

And dont worry about the glue holding the frame together. Mine never had a problem with it. It’s of aircraft strength.
02-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,423
Posted By OldsCOOL

Iphone 8 (the smaller one) on a belt clip...

Iphone 8 (the smaller one) on a belt clip attached on the waist at backbone. I can reach it to adjust volume but rarely mess with it. I use bluetooth ear buds. It all stays put but if it happens to...
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