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03-31-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,729
Posted By OldsCOOL

Was the guy riding a garage sale DUI special? Now...

Was the guy riding a garage sale DUI special? Now that would have been painfully embarassing. :lol:
03-31-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,729
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a solution that I can’t mention here but...

I have a solution that I can’t mention here but suffice it to say the letters of such...CPL.
03-29-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,729
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m glad things didn’t turn violent on you. You...

I’m glad things didn’t turn violent on you. You just can’t tell who is on drugs, packing heat and having a generally bad moment that will push them over the edge. Sounds like he had zero concern for...
03-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By OldsCOOL

Glad you made it out safely. I’m confident the TP...

Glad you made it out safely. I’m confident the TP shortage and people going full nutso will calm soon enough. Hope all goes well with you and yours.
03-18-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,310
Posted By OldsCOOL

How about picking up a 4-prong Suntour tool?...

How about picking up a 4-prong Suntour tool? Looks like the 2 prong but with 4.
03-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By OldsCOOL

I had an ‘85 Trek 460, their entry level racer...

I had an ‘85 Trek 460, their entry level racer for weekend warriors. Not as light as I wanted but did discover the key to a lighter feel was in the wheels, tubes and tires. Put some fast rolling...
03-15-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By OldsCOOL

So true but amongst us oldsters, probably more...

So true but amongst us oldsters, probably more fans here than we think. :D
03-12-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,279
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone so there will be no worries on...

I ride alone so there will be no worries on changing up my style and schedule. One thing, I will be less likely to grab a strangers back wheel.
03-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,272
Posted By OldsCOOL

Our town has good routes through 25mph zones. I...

Our town has good routes through 25mph zones. I deliberately ride at night so drivers see my lights. If I do my part, they do theirs. Riding up to intersections the drivers are incredibly courteous....
03-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone. Yeaaaaaaah all by myself. You know...

I ride alone. Yeaaaaaaah all by myself. You know when I ride alone, I prefer to be by myself.
03-06-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,693
Posted By OldsCOOL

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03-04-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 951
Posted By OldsCOOL

And you never know what they will be selling. A...

And you never know what they will be selling. A few seasons back they had the 26.00 bicycle stands.
03-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 951
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanx for the grin, man. :lol:

Thanx for the grin, man. :lol:
02-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,466
Posted By OldsCOOL

The time I put up a 350 bench...after my bench...

The time I put up a 350 bench...after my bench workout...with a pause...no spotter. I was one of two old guys that night. Just because I was 53 didn’t mean I forgot how. The young guys were cheering.
02-25-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By OldsCOOL

Definately not a 100 year old bike. Frame might...

Definately not a 100 year old bike. Frame might be but the clue on the frame at first glance is the seat post. TOC and later bikes had a different post. Anyways, good and knowledgeable comments that...
02-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice bike, you just don’t see these every day.

Nice bike, you just don’t see these every day.
02-20-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

“The Rules” found a birthplace. :lol:

“The Rules” found a birthplace. :lol:
02-20-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

An entertaining article of the life and times of...

An entertaining article of the life and times of Chicago in the bike boom. Scorchers!! :D

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-bicycle-craze-flashback-0427-20140503-story.html
02-15-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Hey thanx! It didn’t take long with the boom in...

Hey thanx! It didn’t take long with the boom in the release of “safety bikes” for races to start popping up. Bike makers soon catered to the needs. Frames were reduced in weight, rat trap pedals,...
02-14-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Favorable genetics! ...

Favorable genetics!


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02-14-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Tell this guy...he needs a bike fit. :D ...

Tell this guy...he needs a bike fit. :D


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02-13-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

I can’t believe we take pictures with telephones!...

I can’t believe we take pictures with telephones! And don’t need to develop them! :lol:
02-13-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

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02-13-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is Barney having a 10deg photo session. Now,...

Here is Barney having a 10deg photo session. Now, completed after adding the new leather wrapped wood grips. It has had a shakedown cruise last week and is fully functional, including the 1907 (add...
02-10-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,272
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yeah I can feel that. :D We had 7” last...

Yeah I can feel that. :D

We had 7” last night and will have a bit more on Wednesday. The past 2wks it’s been very little fresh but similar to you, we had 4” of crust. I’ll ride tonight.
02-10-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,878
Posted By OldsCOOL

I spin. In February. Storms blowing. Class? I...

I spin. In February. Storms blowing. Class? I flunked out.

...
02-10-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By OldsCOOL

Awesome bike!

Awesome bike!
02-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By OldsCOOL

Late entry....This is an ‘84 Alpina Uno. Fun to...

Late entry....This is an ‘84 Alpina Uno. Fun to ride this thing, sometimes in winter, sometimes on single tracks.

...
02-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Interesting question! I was compelled to...

Interesting question! I was compelled to something between preservation and restoration. I decided to keep it as is mostly, the wheels getting the full restore. It was just too nicely preserved by...
02-07-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By OldsCOOL

Ok, how about 100+ bikes?? :D ...

Ok, how about 100+ bikes?? :D


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02-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,919
Posted By OldsCOOL

God willing, I will again do the Ride Of Silence....

God willing, I will again do the Ride Of Silence. That’s a priority for me. Some of us ride the oldest bike we have which might be mine this year. :D
02-07-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Seat: Has been glued in certain places as opposed...

Seat: Has been glued in certain places as opposed to stitching. The 122yr old leather objected to that. It is installed and I’m in the process of adjusting. :D

Wheels and spokes: I implemented a...
02-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

The ride is very smooth with the 33mm tubulars....

The ride is very smooth with the 33mm tubulars. Riding it is a whole ‘nuther deal. The chainring is a bit steep. It is a fast bike, very light and nimble but it is not quick like we are used to with...
02-06-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By OldsCOOL

Meet “Barney”, The 1898 Glenwood

After 6 weeks of intense reconditioning, the barn find Glenwood went out for short shakedown cruise downtown to showoff a little bit. Overall, this has been a tremendous learning experience that has...
02-05-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,235
Posted By OldsCOOL

This “component shaped object” is the first thing...

This “component shaped object” is the first thing to go when I refurb a mountain bike, gravel bike or hybrid. They simply do not perform to standards of quality and durability.
02-03-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,263
Posted By OldsCOOL

Ok, last pic of the project before a new thread...

Ok, last pic of the project before a new thread on the reveal. Wheels turned out well, tomorrow will have tires....
01-30-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,263
Posted By OldsCOOL

:lol:

:lol:
01-30-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,263
Posted By OldsCOOL

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01-28-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By OldsCOOL

That is the wildest thing I have ever seen! :lol:

That is the wildest thing I have ever seen! :lol:
01-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By OldsCOOL

You are right on the ragged edge of going full...

You are right on the ragged edge of going full Pathracer. :lol:

I was thrown into this world of wood rimmed, skip-tooth, Bike Boom (1890’s) era just a few short months ago. I love what the 1898...
01-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,343
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is a Heddon 320 fly fishing reel. Back in...

Here is a Heddon 320 fly fishing reel. Back in the 60s my dad and I used the Mitchell 300 reels quite a bit.

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01-26-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By OldsCOOL

This beat up old Colnago turns 43 this summer. ...

This beat up old Colnago turns 43 this summer.


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01-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,617
Posted By OldsCOOL

My classic racers will wear the gearing they were...

My classic racers will wear the gearing they were meant to. I dont ride them everyday, anyways. They will be taken and thrashed in shorter, less hilly rides on Strava routes on occasion. However, the...
01-24-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have the original Binda straps on my ‘77...

I have the original Binda straps on my ‘77 Colnago Super. I don’t dare tug on them so as with all my clip/strap bikes I keep them set at a tightness when I can draw a foot out quickly if necessary,...
01-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By OldsCOOL

We winter riders are a bit crazy as it is. :)

We winter riders are a bit crazy as it is. :)
01-22-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By OldsCOOL

Wow, I’d have rode around that. Glad you weren’t...

Wow, I’d have rode around that. Glad you weren’t injured and in good humor. Keep riding!
01-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,263
Posted By OldsCOOL

Only the rear coaster hub, marked “Atherton”...

Only the rear coaster hub, marked “Atherton” patent 1907. From my research it shows to be one of the earlier coaster hubs. There is no anchor lever, it anchors in the dropout via index blocks. This...
01-21-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have the “Rustines” as mentioned in the...

I have the “Rustines” as mentioned in the previous post. I too prefer the gum rubber. Though my ‘77 Colnago is 5 years into the barn find refurb and since kept inside my home, the Rustines have...
01-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,263
Posted By OldsCOOL

Next stage in this project is lacing up with...

Next stage in this project is lacing up with spokes/nipples. First, I ordered a set of cheapy 14ga spokes with just a guess on length, knowing they would be too long but would only serve the purpose...
01-21-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By OldsCOOL

Need Campy Brake Hoods?

I stumbled on this UK site and thought I’d post this link. When I needed them, the only resource was Velo Orange. You might now have a choice.
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