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10-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,826
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: 181
Views: 12,415
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.

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10-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,415
Posted By OldsCOOL

French Fry ’83 Peugeot ...

French Fry

’83 Peugeot


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10-18-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By OldsCOOL

Looks like a fun project!

Looks like a fun project!
10-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,158
Posted By OldsCOOL

Too much hair?

Too much hair?
10-16-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
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...
09-18-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By OldsCOOL

I agree with having that lack of security with no...

I agree with having that lack of security with no foot retention. I use clips/straps loose enough to move a foot out or re-insert. Without any foot retention I found the occurence of shark bites on...
09-17-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By OldsCOOL

Welp, that’s what we like about trail riding and...

Welp, that’s what we like about trail riding and singletracks. Glad you weren’t hurt worse though banged up ribs are painful.
09-14-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By OldsCOOL

You nearly kissed that rock. Good thing you...

You nearly kissed that rock. Good thing you weren’t zipping along. :D
09-01-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,505
Posted By OldsCOOL

I may be in a small sub-category of cyclists but...

I may be in a small sub-category of cyclists but can give plenty of perspective on bike weight affecting the ride. I snow ride (streets and paths in town) at night, during our snowy and cold northern...
08-23-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanx! If you are in the Upper, this is a trail...

Thanx! If you are in the Upper, this is a trail destination with Sugar Loaf in Marquette running a close second. Copper Harbor is among the top 5 in the world (so they say). Green trails, Blue...
08-22-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m sorry to hear of your hip pain. Ugh. I too...

I’m sorry to hear of your hip pain. Ugh. I too dread the day I can’t ride or have to ride an e-bike thingie.
08-21-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,576
Posted By OldsCOOL

We have something in common with bike tastes. I...

We have something in common with bike tastes. I have collected C&V racing bikes for years and recently came upon an ‘83 UO-14. It was advertised on Facebook Marketplace for 75$ and my wife saw it. I...
08-15-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is my thread from ‘05. Didn’t have the...

Here is my thread from ‘05. Didn’t have the software to load digital pics back then but the info is there.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/111192-thrift-shop-bike-10-00-a.html
08-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have that very frame and nothing feels better...

I have that very frame and nothing feels better riding on smooth fresh black asphalt....and nothing feels worse when you aren’t.
08-06-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is the UO-14 on a shakedown cruise last...

Here is the UO-14 on a shakedown cruise last night. There was some mention of overall weight. It weighs 23.15 (digital) with the terrible Bontrager B Sport 25’s. With a decent set of Michelins it...
07-21-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,622
Posted By OldsCOOL

It’s because Colnago’s are so cool. ...

It’s because Colnago’s are so cool.
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07-15-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By OldsCOOL

My recently acquired ‘83 UO-14 was equipped with...

My recently acquired ‘83 UO-14 was equipped with Mafac Racer centerpulls and levers. Interesting thread. I too had wondered how long they continued with ‘70’s brakesets into the ‘80’s.
07-05-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By OldsCOOL

Oh man, who would think of throwing that away??...

Oh man, who would think of throwing that away?? Gem find. I know little about the bike but can tell you it is an oldie. Lever/rod brakes?? Dude.
07-05-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By OldsCOOL

Awesome!!

Awesome!!
06-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,851
Posted By OldsCOOL

Which was also the decade that bodybuilding came...

Which was also the decade that bodybuilding came into it’s own. I suspect a certain correlation.
06-20-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,489
Posted By OldsCOOL

Dumptrucks pulling flatbeds with equipment. The...

Dumptrucks pulling flatbeds with equipment. The drivers are like always qualifying for the NASCAR Truck Series.
05-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,826
Posted By OldsCOOL

You caught that same cold winter air we did....

You caught that same cold winter air we did. Windy, 29deg, spitting snow, and yes on the winter clothes again.

Thank God that has passed. Today, near 80 and hitting the open road.
05-23-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By OldsCOOL

Trail riding/MTB single tracks are a blast. Glad...

Trail riding/MTB single tracks are a blast. Glad you can get out more but not so glad to hear of your work situation. blazing Pedals is right about the Yooper trails, some are world class.
05-08-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,826
Posted By OldsCOOL

Went for a snowride this evening. Yup. May 8, or...

Went for a snowride this evening. Yup. May 8, or is it March 8? The blustery, stiff North wind froze my face like anything January could do. Nonsense, I tell ya. Pretty much goes along with this...
04-20-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By OldsCOOL

The one thing I didn’t mention above as a...

The one thing I didn’t mention above as a training dynamic (due to our present distancing stuff) is signing up with a group or a partner that is a faster rider than you. I ride solo and have found my...
04-17-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m just cringing at that chipped, scratched up...

I’m just cringing at that chipped, scratched up top tube and laughing simultaneously. :lol:
03-31-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,807
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: 90
Views: 9,807
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: 90
Views: 9,807
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: 1,094
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: 101
Views: 6,713
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: 685
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: 50
Views: 5,067
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: 471
Views: 32,466
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: 70
Views: 7,826
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: 50
Views: 5,067
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: 92
Views: 5,937
Posted By OldsCOOL

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03-04-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
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: 1,157
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanx for the grin, man. :lol:

Thanx for the grin, man. :lol:
02-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,204
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: 2,222
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: 3,749
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: 2,798
Posted By OldsCOOL

“The Rules” found a birthplace. :lol:

“The Rules” found a birthplace. :lol:
02-20-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
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: 2,798
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: 2,798
Posted By OldsCOOL

Favorable genetics! ...

Favorable genetics!


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02-14-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
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: 2,798
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: 2,798
Posted By OldsCOOL

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