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11-30-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By OldsCOOL

At entry level Trek has most others whupped....

At entry level Trek has most others whupped. Trek’s entry level was rather high by engineering, workmanship and componentry. That’s why I own several. Nice find at a great price!
11-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,457
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have never double caught a flu bug so I wont be...

I have never double caught a flu bug so I wont be paying the extra money to have that test. Being that my wife and I were tested and showed covid pos same same day, that’s good enough for me. I will...
11-27-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,457
Posted By OldsCOOL

The best part of being a covid survivor is not...

The best part of being a covid survivor is not having to wear a mask. I’m immune and carry a certicate from the health dept. Dang, just show my state papers for clearance. :D

I walked into an...
11-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By OldsCOOL

I would love to be next to you on mine. The full...

I would love to be next to you on mine. The full 531c and tubulars are a natural. Amazing bikes. Race geo makes it snappy, lightweight (mine is 20.25#) makes it responsive. Enjoy!
11-24-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By OldsCOOL

Good to see your 760 getting attention! I recall...

Good to see your 760 getting attention! I recall something of your fork adventure. Let us know how you do. The 760’s are fine bikes!
11-22-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,457
Posted By OldsCOOL

Had the Rona for just shy of 2 weeks and now in...

Had the Rona for just shy of 2 weeks and now in the clear. Looking forward to riding again this week. We had very mild cases.
11-21-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By OldsCOOL

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Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By OldsCOOL

Awesome bike. I just restored one in my shop. Top...

Awesome bike. I just restored one in my shop. Top shelf stuff.
11-12-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By OldsCOOL

I recall well that “spring” of 2015. Subzero...

I recall well that “spring” of 2015. Subzero through April. It was relentless and brutal. I was going through vehicle batteries and starters like mad. Here at the tip of the mitt we were getting a...
11-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By OldsCOOL

I rode at -14f and it hurt. Didn’t stay out long...

I rode at -14f and it hurt. Didn’t stay out long but long enough to brag some. I ride in the snow all winter here in our small town. We are a biking mecca but I and one other are the only winter...
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By OldsCOOL

My home has a Michigan basement (in decent...

My home has a Michigan basement (in decent shape), summers are crazy humid there.
11-12-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By OldsCOOL

Hey! So good to see you checking in. Last I heard...

Hey! So good to see you checking in. Last I heard you moved to the Thumb area (I’m in Boyne City) and as you mentioned, working the bike shop. I hope you can rekindle your passion for cycling, bike...
10-31-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By OldsCOOL

Such a cool era in history. Compared to modern...

Such a cool era in history. Compared to modern bikes, these are a challenge to ride. Thanks for posting!
10-30-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By OldsCOOL

(This is for the general membership, not so much...

(This is for the general membership, not so much you as I know this is common knowledge to you :D)
I have owned several ‘80s Treks of all sorts and find that guessing the year it was rolled out to...
10-29-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By OldsCOOL

The shop scales rang it up at 24#11oz. No wonder...

The shop scales rang it up at 24#11oz. No wonder it rolled out so nicely.
10-29-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By OldsCOOL

‘84 Trek 720

This beautiful touring bike came in for a long needed restoration. It has a family history of touring much of the eastern USA, this being the wife/mommy bike. This couple (our friends) had towed...
10-29-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,878
Posted By OldsCOOL

Last night I did a 10miler on the 30#...

Last night I did a 10miler on the 30# Schwin...er, Trek...Antelope. No wind, plenty of sleet and miles of solitude in the dark on a freshly paved 7mi stretch. Still early for snow to accumulate and...
10-29-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice vintage mountain bike. They can and do take...

Nice vintage mountain bike. They can and do take quite a thrashing.
10-28-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By OldsCOOL

Interesting info, thank you!

Interesting info, thank you!
10-28-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,069
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a Fiamme stem that is probably early ‘70s...

I have a Fiamme stem that is probably early ‘70s but not sure what year exactly.
...
10-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By OldsCOOL

Maintaining era group components really makes the...

Maintaining era group components really makes the bike when you get a nice classic. The 27’s will do fine. Nice bike.
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By OldsCOOL

At a thrift shop?? Wow, you found a gem. If you...

At a thrift shop?? Wow, you found a gem. If you like spirited road riding, it wont take you long to like it. I have that same year Criterium and love it. Have fun!
10-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By OldsCOOL

If your TX900 has 27” wheels, there is some of...

If your TX900 has 27” wheels, there is some of that extra weight. Just me but I’d have a tubular wheelset just for the weight and cool factor. Sweet bike!

My ‘77 Colnago Super (racer) weighs...
10-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,878
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here we go...another snowrider’s season is upon...

Here we go...another snowrider’s season is upon us. Wow, that was quick. Winter bike (‘89 Trek 830 Antelope) is ready to go with new crankset and BB, headlight charged, clothes set aside and now nust...
10-23-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,144
Posted By OldsCOOL

1898 Glenwood path racer/scorcher I call Barnie...

1898 Glenwood path racer/scorcher I call Barnie because that is where it was found sitting for 100 years.

...
10-22-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,804
Views: 342,260
Posted By OldsCOOL

Presently doing a restoration on an ‘84 Trek 720...

Presently doing a restoration on an ‘84 Trek 720 touring. Paint is in very nice condition needing only a basic cleaning, polishing of alloy parts and the usual new stuff. It still has the bar bag...
10-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,144
Posted By OldsCOOL

French Fry ’83 Peugeot ...

French Fry

’83 Peugeot


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10-18-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,581
Posted By OldsCOOL

Glad you will survive the fall, a hard one at...

Glad you will survive the fall, a hard one at that. Sorry to hear about that cracked top tube!
10-18-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By OldsCOOL

Looks like a fun project!

Looks like a fun project!
10-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,330
Posted By OldsCOOL

Too much hair?

Too much hair?
10-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By OldsCOOL

Glad you didn’t have a worse scenario with that...

Glad you didn’t have a worse scenario with that tree. Have fun cleaning up the free bikes. It’s fun and relaxing. If that men’s bike isn’t too big, thrash it on the trails. I have 2 80’s mtb’s that...
10-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By OldsCOOL

We had steady 20mph winds with 37mph gusts here...

We had steady 20mph winds with 37mph gusts here in N Lower Michigan. I stay out of the woods with that kind of wind. Trees and branches have a way of letting loose so I chose a road route that...
10-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By OldsCOOL

‘83 UO-14 is finished. -replaced the...

‘83 UO-14 is finished.
-replaced the centerpull mafacs w/sidepull Superbe
-replaced 27” Weinmann wheels with 700c Rigida
-Simplex RD replaced with Suntour Cyclone shifted with Suntour Accushift...
10-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

Finally, the long awaited shipment arrived....

Finally, the long awaited shipment arrived. Originally this was supposed to be a 3-5 business day wait. Total time and hassle amounted to 40 days. That is the biblical number for tests and trials. I...
10-11-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By OldsCOOL

A headwind is the great demoralizer. It makes you...

A headwind is the great demoralizer. It makes you question your conditioning. On the good side for training, when else can you cram a 30 mile ride into 20?
10-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,082
Posted By OldsCOOL

A few of the bikes in the fleet still have lawyer...

A few of the bikes in the fleet still have lawyer lips forks but every single one of them have reflectors removed and trashcanned. My only night rider is my snowrider, adequately lit up.
10-07-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By OldsCOOL

That’s brutal. :lol:

That’s brutal. :lol:
10-07-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

Be sure to tell him he is missed here. Viva...

Be sure to tell him he is missed here.

Viva La Criterium Series!!
10-07-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

After waiting the past week for customer service...

After waiting the past week for customer service to investigate the latest errant “let’s send the package on a tour” via DHL I was given the choice of refund or new tire shipment. Beyond my initial...
10-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,004
Posted By OldsCOOL

Through the years I have learned to do all I can...

Through the years I have learned to do all I can to give motorists a chance to see me. Bright jersey, blinkie on seatbag, staying right of white line when possible and try to ride with sun at my back...
09-30-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

In a day where good, honest and hardworking...

In a day where good, honest and hardworking people are uncommon, it would be no stretch to think packages “disappear” when something looks valuable. Mine is simply like that piece of luggage in...
09-30-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

And it may yet come to that.

And it may yet come to that.
09-30-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

PBK said my tires will be here via postal this am...

PBK said my tires will be here via postal this am according to the tracking number supplied. Their man Vlad has been doing ok...except my address was not where the package was delivered. Hah. Ask me...
09-29-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By OldsCOOL

DeoreXT is good stuff. I have the original box...

DeoreXT is good stuff. I have the original box and paperwork for that derailleur system. I save it on the shelf.

That group has value to the C&V guys (I am one). Winter in your area will trash...
09-24-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By OldsCOOL

If you ride trails within your capability you...

If you ride trails within your capability you will have zero teasing remarks about your bike. I ride a 97 Trek 7000 (aluminum frame) 26er, full rigid. The only things I can’t do with this bike is...
09-24-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By OldsCOOL

I just gave my snowbike (89 Trek Antelope) a...

I just gave my snowbike (89 Trek Antelope) a rebuild yesterday. I’m ready. I choose to ride on snowy streets, at night, in storms. Bring it. :D
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By OldsCOOL

Not my size but would snap that up anyway.

Not my size but would snap that up anyway.
09-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,804
Views: 342,260
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thrashing this ‘89 Trek 830 Antelope, my winter...

Thrashing this ‘89 Trek 830 Antelope, my winter bike. Winters are hard on bikes and this one needed an overhaul. Entire drivetrain replaced, new chain, upraded to newer wider tires, had to torch out...
09-23-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,827
Posted By OldsCOOL

Early this morning I’m messenging with a rep from...

Early this morning I’m messenging with a rep from PBK. He is calling DHL to see where the problem is. I just might get the tires in a week or 3.
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