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07-31-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,160
Posted By OldsCOOL

I don’t know how southern riders deal with high...

I don’t know how southern riders deal with high humidity the whole summer. I’m in N Michigan where our summer temps are often 90 or above. I can deal with the heat but it’s that 95% humidity that...
07-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,125
Posted By OldsCOOL

If you don’t get bored with your 10mi route,...

If you don’t get bored with your 10mi route, enjoy! Just keep riding and stoking the passion.

My body type works against me for longer rides. If I do a hilly 40, that’s a good ride. I’m not built...
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By OldsCOOL

I got 250$ for my completely refreshed and...

I got 250$ for my completely refreshed and improved ‘71 2 months ago. It was not an easy sale.
07-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,667
Posted By OldsCOOL

Last night? Not very fast. With high humidity, I...

Last night? Not very fast. With high humidity, I overheated and slowed to 14mph on the final flat section, no wind. Sweating like buckets on the last half of a 16mi ride. Temps were only 75deg but...
07-11-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,311
Posted By OldsCOOL

There was a house that had 3 dogs just down the...

There was a house that had 3 dogs just down the hill from us. Being rural the owners let the 3 dogs run wild. Owners did not speak english. I called that lonely tiresome stretch of hill “dog hill”....
07-11-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By OldsCOOL

Just keep in mind anyone can paint a criterium...

Just keep in mind anyone can paint a criterium frame black and frank one together.
07-04-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 52,202
Posted By OldsCOOL

That thing is gorgeous.

That thing is gorgeous.
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice nab! I’d need a step ladder. Hope it fits...

Nice nab! I’d need a step ladder. Hope it fits you well and is a fun rider!
06-25-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By OldsCOOL

I Pledge to keep that a secret.

I Pledge to keep that a secret.
06-24-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By OldsCOOL

I wax mine in the spring just for spiffin’ up...

I wax mine in the spring just for spiffin’ up more than anything else unless riding in a storm to get home. In that case the bike gets a detergent wash with a wax afterward.
06-19-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,529
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m retired. I don’t need a watch.

I’m retired. I don’t need a watch.
06-18-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 52,202
Posted By OldsCOOL

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
06-12-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By OldsCOOL

So true.

So true.
06-09-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,038
Posted By OldsCOOL

All my road bikes have 23’s, two of which are...

All my road bikes have 23’s, two of which are tubulars. I can feel the difference with the ones I put miles on. Even with 25’s the diffence in handling and acceleration can be felt.
06-09-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,401
Posted By OldsCOOL

Casual, downtown on one of the classic racers,...

Casual, downtown on one of the classic racers, I’m wearing whatever. But, on the road with the Criterium Series I’ll wear jersey, helmet, gloves, glasses. I’m clips/straps the whole way.
06-09-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By OldsCOOL

Mondo Gorgeous! I love these bikes but never see...

Mondo Gorgeous! I love these bikes but never see them around here.
06-09-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 242,564
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m a participant of the Miyata Cult, having an...

I’m a participant of the Miyata Cult, having an ‘87 712 Comp in excellent condition and former owner of a Miyata Pista track bike that I sold to oddjob2
06-08-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By OldsCOOL

You may be onto something with that correlation....

You may be onto something with that correlation. That was a brutal time in history. The bike was either forgotten or kept aside so to keep the young owner from being forgotton.
06-07-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By OldsCOOL

If only bikes could talk. Each one would have a...

If only bikes could talk. Each one would have a story to tell.
06-07-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a few survivors but none compare to the...

I have a few survivors but none compare to the barn find 1898 Glenwood. My friend found it while inspecting the home as an estate sale. The bike probably had been sitting since 1920 or so. Here it is...
06-06-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By OldsCOOL

I agree entirely!

I agree entirely!
06-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By OldsCOOL

Do keep in mind that many if not most Treks of...

Do keep in mind that many if not most Treks of this era came with parts not listed in the brochure. My ‘85 460 and ‘86 760 are prime examples. Trek made the disclaimer on brochures that sometimes...
06-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yup, that’s the way I see it. Preserving the old...

Yup, that’s the way I see it. Preserving the old classic doesn’t have to include the dust and grime. Decades old grease is not patina.
06-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By OldsCOOL

Do you keep your bikes clean? How clean??

I stepped into the bike room and saw dust on a bike that only gets a ride about once a week. Made me wonder if any of you are fanatical about keeping the bikes shiny. When I ride a road bike I wipe...
06-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By OldsCOOL

Awesome story, AND the Mondonico’s! You just...

Awesome story, AND the Mondonico’s! You just don’t see those every day.
06-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,127
Posted By OldsCOOL

I was joyfully riding (Century Ride summer) my...

I was joyfully riding (Century Ride summer) my only bike, the ‘85 Trek 460. Didn’t do much for wrenching on it but neither was I intimidated to doing such.

Now, I have a fleet of bikes from the...
06-03-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By OldsCOOL

Welcome to the Huff-n-Puff forum!

Welcome to the Huff-n-Puff forum!
06-03-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 52,202
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, the 760/770 were pretty much identical right...

Yes, the 760/770 were pretty much identical right down to the “trident” fork crown and full 531c. Chainstays on the 760 were not lengthy for a racer, not by any stretch. These were top shelf class...
06-02-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 52,202
Posted By OldsCOOL

By time the ‘86 model was released the line was...

By time the ‘86 model was released the line was already coming to an end. The component selection was as varied as any of the Trek road racers, though always top-notch stuff. My ‘86 Pro Series has a...
06-02-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By OldsCOOL

My only bike sporting the awesome extra levers...

My only bike sporting the awesome extra levers was the ‘72 Motobecane Mirage, my first real road bike. By the following springtime I removed them. I say “awesome” because I didn’t know they were...
06-01-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have similar on this ‘86 Trek 760 that came...

I have similar on this ‘86 Trek 760 that came with the Campy NR. The 26t works great with NR.
05-31-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,224
Posted By OldsCOOL

‘86 Trek 760 Pro Series.... ...

‘86 Trek 760 Pro Series....


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05-31-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m sure glad I have some pork butt ready for...

I’m sure glad I have some pork butt ready for smoking today after reading this. Cool pics but I really dig that P-40.
05-30-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By OldsCOOL

That tape is AWESOME!! :lol: oddjob2

That tape is AWESOME!! :lol:

oddjob2
05-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By OldsCOOL

I still have and I still ride it. The bike is a...

I still have and I still ride it. The bike is a babe. Full 531c, Campy NR drivetrain, Modolo brakes, and yes the lovely Mavic tubulars with Normandy hubs. :D
05-30-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 55,028
Posted By OldsCOOL

1988 Criterium Series, weighing in at 19.5lbs... ...

1988 Criterium Series, weighing in at 19.5lbs...


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05-29-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By OldsCOOL

I wear ear buds out on the open roads (all my...

I wear ear buds out on the open roads (all my rides are solo) to keep me company...and buffer the annoying wind noise. Glad to see your hearing aids are opening up the world for you. Enjoy!
05-22-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,607
Posted By OldsCOOL

Last year I ordered a L size jersey that would be...

Last year I ordered a L size jersey that would be tight on a 14yr old. Insane.
05-22-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 52,202
Posted By OldsCOOL

Mad Honk ...

Mad Honk


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Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By OldsCOOL

That ain’t fair. :lol: nice find!

That ain’t fair. :lol:

nice find!
Replies: 30
Views: 27,005
Posted By OldsCOOL

Quite believeable and probably happened like...

Quite believeable and probably happened like that. Come out with a trendy ad campaign and every kid wanted one so they could ride like the wind.

https://youtu.be/jMgYNm4Q6dM
05-07-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,860
Posted By OldsCOOL

I would go through the bearings/chain and...

I would go through the bearings/chain and tires...ride as is.
04-30-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By OldsCOOL

These are very nice bikes for the ride. Of my...

These are very nice bikes for the ride. Of my fleet I say the 712 has the most “dialed in” feel. The 105 group is part of that feel. The frame, it really has nice relaxed geometry, middle of the...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice build!

Nice build!
04-27-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 47,292
Posted By OldsCOOL

1984 Univega Alpina Uno ...

1984 Univega Alpina Uno


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04-27-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,178
Posted By OldsCOOL

The list would be crazy long but I will show my...

The list would be crazy long but I will show my first ride, where it all started.

...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By OldsCOOL

Drool fest.

Drool fest.
04-26-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,929
Posted By OldsCOOL

Or how to remove a plastic dork disk with a...

Or how to remove a plastic dork disk with a propane torch.
04-26-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,609
Posted By OldsCOOL

I sure didn’t and even until 2011.

I sure didn’t and even until 2011.
04-26-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By OldsCOOL

Back in ‘74 I wore Converse Allstars “Chucks”.

Back in ‘74 I wore Converse Allstars “Chucks”.
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