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10-04-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,179
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

In 1992 I bought a Giuseppe Bianchi commuter...

In 1992 I bought a Giuseppe Bianchi commuter bike, in 2001 a locally built mountain bike, and in 2013 a Raleigh CX bike. The commuter was stolen, I gave the mountain bike to a friend and I sold the...
09-17-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Yes. I have adjusted seat height after changing...

Yes. I have adjusted seat height after changing pedals and, more recently, after getting some different shoes. Like the OP I got some MTB shoes with thicker soles and then felt the need to raise the...
09-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Compliments on your first Italian! Enjoy it! I...

Compliments on your first Italian! Enjoy it!
I have a near twin to that frame in a 58. Yours looks like either a 1996 or 1997 model, based on the seatpost cluster. I've had mine for nearly twenty...
07-31-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Where are you? There are a lot of people on these...

Where are you? There are a lot of people on these forums who enjoy helping folks look for good used bikes in their area. If we know where you are, the type of riding you're likely to be doing and...
07-31-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,575
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I would love to commute by bike, but I haven't...

I would love to commute by bike, but I haven't been able to figure out how to make it happen. I live in Norman, OK, about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City where I work. The distance would be fine, but...
07-27-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,575
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I agree with the above: any ride is a good ride. ...

I agree with the above: any ride is a good ride.

After an unwelcome change to a sedentary job and two years of nagging health problems, sometimes I only have the time or energy for a five-mile...
07-27-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,872
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I find that the older I get, the better I am at...

I find that the older I get, the better I am at imagining how it would feel to hit the pavement at speed (or a guardrail, or a tree).

The bike itself is also a big factor. Strava tells me that I...
06-21-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Congratulations! Here's wishing you many happy...

Congratulations! Here's wishing you many happy miles.
06-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,319
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

At 57 I don't consider myself old and don't...

At 57 I don't consider myself old and don't always ride old bikes. When I joined the forums though, I was riding with a group of guys who were all about twenty years younger than me and riding carbon...
06-21-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,560
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'm pretty sure everyone in my office knows I...

I'm pretty sure everyone in my office knows I ride, even though I don't commute by bike to work (I live about twenty miles from where I work and I have not been able to find a bike friendly path to...
06-13-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a Campagnolo ten speed triple setup that...

I have a Campagnolo ten speed triple setup that shifts beautifully.
06-11-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I would suggest searching for similar components...

I would suggest searching for similar components on ebay and then filter for sold items only. It should give you an idea of what people have paid recently.
06-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

They are a legitimate business and I have ordered...

They are a legitimate business and I have ordered from them several times. Service is generally good and prompt. The only issue I've had was one time they included the wrong lock ring with a new...
05-29-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

That should make a very nice bike. Enjoy!

That should make a very nice bike. Enjoy!
05-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I don't understand. Are you complaining about a...

I don't understand. Are you complaining about a new bike? It's even pretty!
05-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,341
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Very nice looking bike. Exceptionally clean lines.

Very nice looking bike. Exceptionally clean lines.
05-17-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,373
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

"Too late to die young now." ...

"Too late to die young now."
-- Todd Snider
05-12-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,331
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Add me to the Black Mountain Cycles fan club. I...

Add me to the Black Mountain Cycles fan club.
I finished building this today and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely shake-down ride. I retired a 1984 Batavus that I had built up with Campy 10-speed and...
05-09-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I know that area well. My first wife's family is...

I know that area well. My first wife's family is from Curinga, about halfway between Lamezia and Pizzo. We lived in Florence, but always spent most of August in Calabria.
Enjoy some nduja for me!
05-08-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,741
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I hope one day to be able to spend a ridiculous...

I hope one day to be able to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a bike! Seriously though, even with the means I would find it hard to spend more than $2500 on a bike.
I tend to have a bike...
04-24-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,350
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-23-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,540
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I will never sell my 1995 Colnago Tecnos (the...

I will never sell my 1995 Colnago Tecnos (the bike in my avatar photo). First of all, I bought it from my brother almost twenty years ago, and since he passed away the bike has taken on a lot of...
04-23-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,479
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I hope he'll be able to count on a decent team...

I hope he'll be able to count on a decent team soon. It might make the grand tours interesting to watch again.
04-20-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks to everyone for the replies, and...

Thanks to everyone for the replies, and especially to gfk_velo for pointing out a number of things that I wasn’t taking into consideration. Your post is very clear and informative.

The seatstays...
04-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo 10 speed gearing options

I have a 1984 Batavus Professional frameset that is currently set up with a Campy Veloce 10 speed groupset: 50/34 with an 11-25 cassette. The frame had rear spacing of 122 when I got it, but it has...
04-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,479
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Cool footage from this year's Paris-Roubaix

Rider's-eye-view of just how tough this race is:
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/watch-riderss-brutal-board-footage-takes-inside-paris-roubaix-2019-420149
04-05-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,053
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Late baby boomer here. Been riding since I got a...

Late baby boomer here. Been riding since I got a Schwinn Stingray sometime in the '60s. Never had a USPS jersey, but I do have a Mapei one.
There are enough young riders in the college town where I...
04-05-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've always been happy with Cinelli cork gel...

I've always been happy with Cinelli cork gel tape. I also liked the Nashbar tape, but I doubt that's around anymore since Nashbar got bought out.
04-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Three road bikes, three saddles. The bike I ride...

Three road bikes, three saddles. The bike I ride the most has a Specialized Romin saddle, which I find most comfortable for a relatively low riding position. Another has a Specialized Phenom that I...
03-21-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've got one of those Mapei jerseys. I have to...

I've got one of those Mapei jerseys. I have to admit that it makes me more than a little self-conscious these days.
03-19-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,685
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Until recently I had never had a road bike with a...

Until recently I had never had a road bike with a triple. About a year ago I switched out an 8-speed drivetrain with a 53/39 crankset for a 10-speed triple (53-42-30, with a 12-25 cassette). My other...
03-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,331
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the...

I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the quality of that frame and how it rides. I've been tempted to get one myself.
02-10-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17,850
Views: 2,799,218
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/norman-o...

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/d/norman-otasco-flying-bicycle/6808729036.html

I know times have changed, but I paid $10 for one of these when I was hard up in college.
12-07-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,079
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://www.amazon.com/SUGOi-92911U-Unisex-MidZero...

https://www.amazon.com/SUGOi-92911U-Unisex-MidZero-Headwarmer/dp/B005BYYKBA

I've got a Sugoi ear warmer headband that I'm happy with (link above). I also have a tube scarf, which is much more...
11-26-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have slight scoliosis. I always lean slightly...

I have slight scoliosis. I always lean slightly to the left: on the bike, at my desk, everywhere.
11-07-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,769
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I’ve been out riding my rim braked road bikes!...

I’ve been out riding my rim braked road bikes! (all three with threaded bb and external cables)
11-07-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,769
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The bike industry needs to sell bikes and one way...

The bike industry needs to sell bikes and one way of doing that is convincing people that the latest thing is better. Now they're pushing disc brakes and various systems for a cushy ride. Fine.
Like...
11-07-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,702
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

or pedals!

or pedals!
11-07-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,590
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I quit smoking when I was 34 ( I'm 56 now). At...

I quit smoking when I was 34 ( I'm 56 now). At the time I was living in a hilly-to-mountainous area and commuted about ten miles to work by bike a couple of times a week. Several things happened...
11-07-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 427,259
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lake_hefner_6a0c11a6090308d56ac19e39b2fb594d1c3cd6ca.jpg

An unusually calm evening at the edge of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
11-05-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,702
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I wish more bikes were sold as "frame...

I wish more bikes were sold as "frame only."
10-28-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7,505
Views: 2,024,627
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

That Pogliaghi certainly cleaned up well!

That Pogliaghi certainly cleaned up well!
10-26-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Here is a recent article explaining the...

Here is a recent article explaining the functional differences among Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets. It also explains the hierarchy within each company's line....
10-24-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It was Emily Sutton! She was at the 2017 Norman...

It was Emily Sutton! She was at the 2017 Norman Conquest (she may have been at this year's ride too, but I didn't see her).
At the risk of sounding sexist, she looks better in lycra than she does on...
10-24-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Last year I rode a charity ride that a local...

Last year I rode a charity ride that a local weather forecaster also rode. Here in tornado alley weather folks are a pretty big deal.
10-24-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've never broken a clamp like that, nor have I...

I've never broken a clamp like that, nor have I heard of any of my friends breaking one. I have stripped out the threads.
Currently using a Miche clamp with no issues (carbon frame, alloy seatpost,...
10-12-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Thanks for sharing! We haven't gone the tandem...

Thanks for sharing! We haven't gone the tandem route (at least not yet), but getting my wife a decent bike was one of the best things for our marriage.
10-12-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

L'Eroica video

There was a public interest piece on L'Eroica in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica yesterday with this bike's-eye-view embedded in it. The video isn't great, but I thought there might be some...
10-09-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Very nice job! It looks great!

Very nice job! It looks great!
10-08-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,380
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

On three bikes I have a 53t, a 52t and a 50t big...

On three bikes I have a 53t, a 52t and a 50t big chainring. Riding here ranges from flat with strong winds to moderately hilly with short punchy climbs. I spend more than half my time in the big...
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