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09-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Shimano SPDs are very durable pedals and don't...

Shimano SPDs are very durable pedals and don't require a lot of maintenance. They do get to a point though, where an overhaul makes a noticeable difference. Over the summer I serviced two or three...
09-22-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,928
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

No single rabbit hole, but I do have a couple of...

No single rabbit hole, but I do have a couple of spares for pretty much every part on a road bike. They're not all compatible of course, otherwise I'd have built up the spare frames by now.
09-08-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,705
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It's a Bafang conversion kit that I got from...

It's a Bafang conversion kit that I got from Greenergia, sold on Amazon. I'm not a big fan of Amazon, but I'm new to ebike conversions and I felt safer knowing Amazon's return policy. The kit...
09-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,705
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Not today, but on Sunday and Monday I converted...

Not today, but on Sunday and Monday I converted my daughter's bike to an ebike. It's a mid-mount 500w motor and 48v battery. I'm not as comfortable with electrics as with mechanical stuff, but it all...
09-06-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Bafang mid-mount build

I just finished a conversion of my daughter's Liv Alight. I used a Bafang 500w mid-mount motor, 48v battery, Bafang C965 controller, shift sensor, brake sensor, and headlight.
I was quite...
08-01-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iím sure Iíll die of old age before that fits in...

Iím sure Iíll die of old age before that fits in my bike budget.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,068
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Four road bikes.

Four road bikes.
07-01-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have two bikes with Campy 10-speed ergos and...

I have two bikes with Campy 10-speed ergos and two with Campy 11-speed. I love the ergonomics and the feel of the shifting. As mentioned, theyíre also built to last.
As far as Iím concerned, the...
07-01-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,060
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iíve had good luck with one of those knitted tube...

Iíve had good luck with one of those knitted tube things pulled over my head like a do rag. Iím also happy with a Headsweats cap.
06-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,166
Views: 637,330
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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The start of last Saturdayís gran fondo at Tulsa...
06-15-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Tougher than Ever(?)

Last weekend was the three-day celebration of cycling that is Tulsa Tough. Professional crit racing, a carnival atmosphere and five different gran fondo routes for the amateurs make for a fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,526
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The only time in the last 25 years that I bought...

The only time in the last 25 years that I bought a complete bike I ended up changing half the components.
I just wish more bikes were sold as a frameset only. Nowadays, it seems that most brands...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27,072
Views: 17,409,941
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I donít remember if Iíve posted this here before or...
05-14-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I wouldnít count on much stopping power from the...

I wouldnít count on much stopping power from the front brake.
05-08-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

With a new cassette, my guess is you probably...

With a new cassette, my guess is you probably need to adjust cable tension or the ďbĒ screw. Lots of YouTube videos on setting up the rear derailleur.
04-28-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 3,616,289
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This makes me so sad.

This makes me so sad.
04-27-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Cheap shot

I hate to pick on the folks who are thrown into assembling bikes for big box stores with little or no training, but this caught my eye today at Target....
04-17-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Is this something to worry about?

I have a 2008 Ciocc carbon frame (Dedacciai Nero Corsa) that I bought NOS and built up in 2014. I've put somewhere between 11,000 and 12,000 miles on it. I stripped it down today because I'm thinking...
04-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,484
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

There are loads of very good steel bikes out...

There are loads of very good steel bikes out there, many of them mentioned in this thread. I would also suggest having a look at All City and my favorite, Black Mountain Cycles.
03-30-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Are you running the 12-30 cassette with a short...

Are you running the 12-30 cassette with a short cage derailleur? I have the 12-27 cassette, but wouldnít mind an extra gear at the bottom.
03-23-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I like the Record / Dura-Ace combo on the...

I like the Record / Dura-Ace combo on the Litespeed. That's one of the few Shimano cranksets that I like the look of.
03-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,531
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Only you can answer that question! If I were in...

Only you can answer that question! If I were in the market for another bike I definitely would have considered it at that price, others maybe not. For what it's worth, I recently spent more than that...
03-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,531
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

If thatís a Loto it must be a late one (1998?)....

If thatís a Loto it must be a late one (1998?). All the ones Iíve seen were lugged with a lugged fork and a braze-on seat binder, not the collar type shown here. The seat cluster looks like the one...
03-17-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,160
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Iím very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap...

Iím very happy with my Fizik X4 Terra Powerstrap shoes. Theyíre as light and stiff as entry-level road shoes and are supremely comfortable... for me. Everyoneís feet are different, so they may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27,072
Views: 17,409,941
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I have a 1995 Tecnos that had an 8 speed Chorus...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,281
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

You may want to have a look at Cicli Casati in...

You may want to have a look at Cicli Casati in Italy. Theyíre not outrageously expensive.
I have a 20-year old NOS frame and steel fork that I recently built with a Campy Potenza group. The bike is...
02-19-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,328
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I spent most of my adult life living overseas and...

I spent most of my adult life living overseas and simply got used to thinking in metric units. Since returning to the US about ten years ago, I have constantly had to "translate" in my head to make...
02-11-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,885
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The previous owners of our house expanded the...

The previous owners of our house expanded the kitchen into what was once a one-car garage. So, now we have what I think of as bicycle parking and what my wife insists on calling "the pantry." This is...
02-10-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,896
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I suppose I spend more time in the big ring than...

I suppose I spend more time in the big ring than not, but I have no qualms about using all of the gears available. Especially on longer rides I don't see why I should risk pushing too hard and having...
02-10-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,620
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A lot of things have changed in 28 years, but...

A lot of things have changed in 28 years, but whether the changes have been significant enough is very subjective. You have a very nice bike that will clearly last a lot longer, especially with the...
02-10-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I think there may be an issue with the pads on...

I think there may be an issue with the pads on the rear brake too!
02-10-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,557
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Electra Loft bikes and the Public C series...

The Electra Loft bikes and the Public C series bikes also tick most of the OP's boxes. Base models are a little over $500 though, and go up for an internally geared hub....
01-25-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,748
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I like to think this would be fast - if only it had a different motor.
01-24-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have never bought a complete bike from them,...

I have never bought a complete bike from them, but I have purchased several items from Merlin with absolutely no issues.
01-19-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

When building a bike, I put the shift levers on...

When building a bike, I put the shift levers on the bars before I put the bars on the bike. If they're level with one another, the bar and shifters will rest squarely on a table. If they're not even,...
01-19-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

One more for Shimano spd pedals. I've been using...

One more for Shimano spd pedals. I've been using a pair of pd-m324 pedals for several years now with no issues. I like the "bear trap" shape when riding with normal shoes. My wife has some pd-a530...
01-15-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,513
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Ended the year with 2434 miles. That's the most...

Ended the year with 2434 miles. That's the most I've managed since changing jobs a couple of years ago. Still working full time with kids at home.
12-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Spare parts build compatibility question

I need a winter project, but parts are in short supply. Luckily, I realized that I have enough odd/spare parts for a complete build. The "problem" is that I have a Campy Potenza left shifter and a...
12-28-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,127
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

+1

+1
12-27-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,631
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It's all relative. I still like to ride fast, but...

It's all relative. I still like to ride fast, but what counts as fast for me now is not what I would have considered fast ten or twenty years ago.
Just yesterday I hit 38 mph on a descent near where...
12-26-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Welcome back!

Welcome back!
12-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 750,071
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I built this up from a NOS frame last Spring....

I built this up from a NOS frame last Spring. Roughly 900 miles later I think it's sorted out. ...
12-26-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,513
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Since changing jobs a couple of years ago, with...

Since changing jobs a couple of years ago, with longer hours and a longer commute I've struggled to break 2000 miles a year. Working from home most of this year has freed up some ex-commuting time....
12-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,056
Views: 2,578,117
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Fabric Scoop saddles are also well-made,...

Fabric Scoop saddles are also well-made, reasonably priced and donít look out of place on a vintage frame.
12-13-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thereís plenty of threading for the locknut to...

Thereís plenty of threading for the locknut to engage with. Iím pretty sure the problem is damaged threads.
12-12-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

JohnDThompson Thanks. I have some Teflon tape, so...

JohnDThompson Thanks. I have some Teflon tape, so will try that first.
SurferRosa Yes the adjustable cup has wrench flats. I've hesitated torqueing down too much, but will give it a shot. If that...
12-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Headset lock nut works loose

I have an early 80s frameset with a nice Columbus SL fork that has French threads. A previous owner had tried to install an English threaded headset and damaged the threads on the fork. I now have a...
11-29-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,083
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Approximate weights from the bathroom scale, with...

Approximate weights from the bathroom scale, with pedals and bottle cages (all size 57 or 58):
2008 Ciocc Exige Carbon with Campagnolo Athena groupset and Campagnolo Vento wheels - 18.5 lbs.
2001...
11-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,135
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain...

I'm happy to put in a plug for Black Mountain Cycles. Something like the Road+ would seem to fit the OP's needs. Frames are well thought out, quality is good, and Mike Varley is easy to work with.
I...
11-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a...

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a stationary position would cause any real damage to your pedal.
Pictures would help make a call.
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