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05-01-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,301
Posted By oldcrank

Right now I just carry my drivers licence, health...

Right now I just carry my drivers licence, health insurance and prescription cards. I think an ID bracelet is a good idea . . . which I would wear in addition to the cards. I'm not sure of what...
04-25-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By oldcrank

Since I started this thread late last summer, my...

Since I started this thread late last summer, my blood pressure had shot up to 195/116 after the New Year. I was immediately placed on Lisinopril, and was told to get my weight down below 200 pounds...
04-25-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By oldcrank

Great bikes in the 70's. I loved my Fuji S-10-S....

Great bikes in the 70's. I loved my Fuji S-10-S. While not their top of the line, I did load it up with DuraAce components (one by one) in hopes of moving up to a higher grade frame. Turns out, I...
08-26-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By oldcrank

Thank you all for the replies. This is my third...

Thank you all for the replies. This is my third day of rest and my afternoon BP was 124/82. So I think this recent switch over to riding hill country may certainly be overtraining, as someone stated...
08-26-07, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By oldcrank

Blood Pressure Question

I've been doing more hill training in prep for ride events this fall. My night-time blood pressure has been running pretty high days of training, ranging avg. of 170/110. I can only imagine what the...
06-04-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,828
Posted By oldcrank

I have my sights set on getting a free radical...

I have my sights set on getting a free radical for my around-town bike. I had Eclipse Transcontinental panniers years ago (actually many years ago) -- but I'm just using a large backpack now.

I...
06-04-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,327
Posted By oldcrank

This is just my own personal take on things, but...

This is just my own personal take on things, but I think that a lot of young people have respect and appreciation for older adults who take care of themselves. I don't seem to notice an age gap...
05-08-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By oldcrank

"LBS" has certainly taken on new meaning in this...

"LBS" has certainly taken on new meaning in this day and age. Many of them in the more populated areas of the country are bike superstores/chains themselves. Pretty much any bike store (of any size)...
05-07-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,841
Posted By oldcrank

Real nice Gary. Good to see you (and others)...

Real nice Gary. Good to see you (and others) still riding and posting. Just checking in from time to time to see what's been going on with folks . . . so . . . howdy.
10-08-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By oldcrank

First real ride in 20 years

Well, I'm officially a rider again as of today. First real bike ride in 20 years -- last one was when I was 30, I'm 50 this year.

I spent a good part of last year building my bike up, and believe...
09-26-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By oldcrank

There are just some days when EVERYthing seems to...

There are just some days when EVERYthing seems to just come together . . . blue skies, nice temps, no wind, the feeling you could go on forever, no flats (!), and perfect gear changes. Even the...
02-13-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By oldcrank

You certainly HAVE paid your dues living with the...

You certainly HAVE paid your dues living with the Lake snow storms. I've heard that they can go on for days on end. In fact, I think there is one area of western New York that now has close to 6...
02-13-06, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By oldcrank

Come on up to the Northeast and we'll give you a...

Come on up to the Northeast and we'll give you a good upper-body workout shoveling a few feet of snow.
02-11-06, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By oldcrank

Thanks Markalang. Always preferred the axle of...

Thanks Markalang. Always preferred the axle of the hub to be just a hair before the axle of the drum. Although this gives just a bit more resistance, it also serves to help with front-wheel...
01-12-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By oldcrank

Finished the build of my new, and perhaps last,...

Finished the build of my new, and perhaps last, stallion. Picked up the frameset late last year from a bike shop on Ebay that had it for years. Never built or ridden. Croll was a framebuilder in...
01-12-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By oldcrank

I agree with Bob. Plus and OT, while I'm on...

I agree with Bob.

Plus and OT, while I'm on here DG, I visited your photography web site and I wanted to tell you that you do extraordinary work. Your imagery is very compelling -- not to mention...
01-12-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By oldcrank

This may sound crazy, but while you're at it...

This may sound crazy, but while you're at it checking things out, check for any possible ear wax impactions as well. More common than you think -- especially during the winter months with dry indoor...
01-12-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By oldcrank

Not a great answer but you'll find that some jump...

Not a great answer but you'll find that some jump right back in and others do not.

For me, at my age, I rest until I've had one full day feeling "normal", then I ease back into things for a day or...
01-12-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,685
Posted By oldcrank

For those of you who use one with a heart rate...

For those of you who use one with a heart rate monitor -- how well does it work? Do the numbers jump all over the place, or are they fairly consistant? I'm thinking of getting one with the HR and...
01-12-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,952
Posted By oldcrank

I've been involved with bodybuilding for many...

I've been involved with bodybuilding for many years, and am a regular over at the bodybuilding.com forums. I'll throw in an opinion.

First, you could never obtain any steroid -- other than what is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By oldcrank

Thanks for the link socks. Bookmarked it. Going...

Thanks for the link socks. Bookmarked it. Going to visit longer later tonight with a cup of tea.

Interesting that TN has the highest summit, paved-road climb in the Eastern US. I had always...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,167
Posted By oldcrank

For TT's and hill climbs, I'll probably wind up...

For TT's and hill climbs, I'll probably wind up with a Brooks titanium "Swallow" saddle, and a standard for longer runs.

I don't think I'm going to go with the Aero bars, and to be honest, I've...
01-11-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,486
Posted By oldcrank

Looks like another great project underway cuda....

Looks like another great project underway cuda. Keep us updated as the build continues (with pics of course!).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,167
Posted By oldcrank

Just about finished building up a NOS 90's...

Just about finished building up a NOS 90's hand-built Croll frameset of Reynolds 531-C with a combo of Campy record/chorus throughout. Just got the Thompson seat post today in the mail, and still...
01-11-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By oldcrank

Very interesting link and thanks for posting it...

Very interesting link and thanks for posting it (first time for me to see it).

Also interesting testing techniques.

I work with lasers and holography. Holographic interferemetry could be...
01-11-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,277
Posted By oldcrank

The young man only asked a simple question on a...

The young man only asked a simple question on a online forum for cryin' out loud. I've had "years of usage with lots of different hubs" and I'm certainly not "some moron in an LBS" or "mechanically...
01-11-06, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,685
Posted By oldcrank

No cycling computer for me . . . yet. I've been...

No cycling computer for me . . . yet. I've been considering one, but I just don't wind up ever ordering one.
01-11-06, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By oldcrank

Welcome. After lurking at this forum for a very...

Welcome. After lurking at this forum for a very long time, I'm new here as of turning 50 myself. I hope you enjoy cycling and be safe.
Forum: Foo
01-09-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By oldcrank

I just turned 50 on January 1st.

I just turned 50 on January 1st.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By oldcrank

Me too. Group riding is about as structured...

Me too.

Group riding is about as structured and organized as a group forum.
01-09-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By oldcrank

I was sitting here last night, glanced over at my...

I was sitting here last night, glanced over at my handlebars and took notice to the width. I'm going to try out using the exact same width for hand/bar position on bench press, bent-over rowing,...
01-09-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By oldcrank

You'll hear mostly about muscle recovery, but...

You'll hear mostly about muscle recovery, but that is only part of the recovery picture. It's the central nervous system (CNS) that make the muscles do what they do in the first place, and, in our...
01-08-06, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By oldcrank

Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
01-08-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By oldcrank

That's a nice little bit of information. Never...

That's a nice little bit of information. Never heard that.
01-08-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,277
Posted By oldcrank

These are road hubs, not MTB, but . . . . ....

These are road hubs, not MTB, but . . .

. . . to give credit where credit is due, I just repacked a pair of 1985 French Maillard hubs and I am VERY impressed with their smoothness and fine...
01-08-06, 11:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By oldcrank

Reynolds 531-Competition seat post diameter?

Does anyone know for sure if the seatpost size for Reynolds 531-Competition gauge tubing is 27.0 or 27.2? I don't have ID calipers to measure. Checked Sheldon's site, but the frame isn't listed...
01-08-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By oldcrank

I still use and like the older "cage" style toe...

I still use and like the older "cage" style toe clips and straps. I was doing a lot of commuting in center city Phila. back in the late 70's, and I got tired of unclipping and reclipping every few...
01-08-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By oldcrank

That is a great shot. At first I thought it might...

That is a great shot. At first I thought it might be some sort of helmet cam -- but holding the camera over your head works!

Look at that -- sunshine, blue skies and no traffic on the roads. You...
01-08-06, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By oldcrank

Close to 60 in January -- on a weekend day yet --...

Close to 60 in January -- on a weekend day yet -- is a blessing. Colorful group and it sounds like a great Sunday ride. Kudo's to you after just doing 100 the day before.

Weather was similar here,...
01-08-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,118
Posted By oldcrank

I have had a tendency to run "hot" with heart...

I have had a tendency to run "hot" with heart rate and BP throughout my life. With heart-rate, it becomes especially apparent the day after any type of heavy compound weight lifting, such as squats...
01-08-06, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By oldcrank

Something like this on Ebay might do. You can...

Something like this on Ebay might do. You can probably find one locally. I'll post the link so that you can see what they look like. Hope it works.
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01-07-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By oldcrank

So everyone, if you could leave in the morning to...

So everyone, if you could leave in the morning to start your tour -- and it could be anywhere you choose -- where would you choose to tour and why?
01-07-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By oldcrank

jpee, that is one tight looking machine. How did...

jpee, that is one tight looking machine. How did you get it to stand still to take the picture?! Looking forward to a road report . . . or perhaps a "space travel" report!
01-07-06, 07:02 PM
01-07-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,831
Posted By oldcrank

fordfasterr, the particular GNC product that...

fordfasterr, the particular GNC product that you're taking is basically powdered protein put into capsules and called an Amino supplement. Actually, they're not being dishonest because it IS an Amino...
01-07-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By oldcrank

I just think back to the time when I had to sell...

I just think back to the time when I had to sell my 1974 full-campy Raleight Professional to put food on the table for a family of five -- after taking a risk and leaving a job of 15 years to start...
01-07-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By oldcrank

I hear that!

I hear that!
01-07-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By oldcrank

Welcome tivoli1

Welcome tivoli1
01-06-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By oldcrank

I've had touring equipment for years, but never...

I've had touring equipment for years, but never got around to touring (tent, panniers, etc.). I don't think I'd go that way any more. I'd much rather have a nice hotel room waiting with a hot shower,...
01-06-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,831
Posted By oldcrank

Aminos are the basic building blocks of muscle....

Aminos are the basic building blocks of muscle. Aminos can also trigger anabolism, the cornerstone of muscle growth. While there are nearly two dozen different amino acids, only a select few are...
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