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10-18-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By OldsCOOL

When winds are 25-30 and gusting, that’s when I...

When winds are 25-30 and gusting, that’s when I grab the mountain bike and ride trails.
10-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have used Strava since the summer of ‘11....

I have used Strava since the summer of ‘11. That’s 9 seasons so yeah, I guess I like it. In our cycling mecca smalltown area it rocks. The app encourages me ride stronger, faster or further depending...
10-16-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By OldsCOOL

I use era flat pedals with toe clips/straps on my...

I use era flat pedals with toe clips/straps on my ‘97 Trek 7000. Good control over rough sections.
10-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By OldsCOOL

Love that color and decals. Very sharp!

Love that color and decals. Very sharp!
10-14-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By OldsCOOL

Riding is a very adjustable and flexible “make it...

Riding is a very adjustable and flexible “make it fit” activity. Intense hillclimbs and headwinds can easily add the anaerobic factor very quickly. Your total metabolism is cranked up during recovery...
10-14-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By OldsCOOL

I avoid them. To me, the Oval Tech rings are very...

I avoid them. To me, the Oval Tech rings are very noticeable when comparing to BioPace but then these are rather oldschool these days. I avoid them. About 3 years ago I nabbed an ‘87 Miyata with...
10-14-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By OldsCOOL

On the subject of numb feet, my feet will go numb...

On the subject of numb feet, my feet will go numb a bit during spring conditioning season. During that time I keep shoes loose and move my feet around and even stop for a break and walk around. That...
10-13-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,937
Posted By OldsCOOL

Late arrival to the thread. Wheelies, I still...

Late arrival to the thread. Wheelies, I still pull them though mostly on my mountain bike and typically in a place when folks are watching. I confess, doing a catwalk at 62 is much more satisfying...
10-07-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By OldsCOOL

Hurricane force? (I dont have a...

Hurricane force?



(I dont have a trainer)
10-07-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By OldsCOOL

Headwinds. Great for training. When else can you...

Headwinds. Great for training. When else can you ride 30 miles on a 20 mile course? :D
10-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By OldsCOOL

Having the ‘88 Criterium Series with lightweight...

Having the ‘88 Criterium Series with lightweight wheelset and 23’s, there is no such thing as a casual ride. This bike demands absolute attention yet seems to steer intuitively. Cornering is sheer...
09-27-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,447
Posted By OldsCOOL

+10 My thoughts exactly. I ride a rigid ‘97 Trek...

+10 My thoughts exactly. I ride a rigid ‘97 Trek 7000 on the singletracks and trails. I certainly cant keep up with the racers on the modern bikes I can still have a blast.
09-27-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By OldsCOOL

That’s what I’m talkin’ about. I picked up a Trek...

That’s what I’m talkin’ about. I picked up a Trek Antelope and now prepping it for snow riding around town this winter. Sure beats the trainer. Best part, riding at night with the LED headlight beam...
Replies: 18
Views: 5,000
Posted By OldsCOOL

I paid 100.00 for one of these about 3yrs back....

I paid 100.00 for one of these about 3yrs back. The year of the bike was circa 1972. Best part was the wheelset, Mavic tubulars with Normandy hubs. That covered the price. I still have the Simplex...
09-26-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,940
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’ve been helped by so many in so many ways it’s...

I’ve been helped by so many in so many ways it’s really incalculable. Comeraderie, help, wisdom, swapping of parts and sometimes a good laugh when the weather is a miserable -20deg.
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

The 1898 Glenwood is still in the works along...

The 1898 Glenwood is still in the works along with another bike that is also part of the deal. The Glenwood is a family owned bike that was laid up in the barn over the decades. So one could easily...
09-21-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,995
Posted By OldsCOOL

And mountain biking. Cycling in general, even at...

And mountain biking. Cycling in general, even at a casual pace tends to work most of the muscle structure. Add to that an aggressive single track or rutty gravel grind or steep hills and the next day...
09-21-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,984
Posted By OldsCOOL

The smoothest ride in my little fleet is the ‘87...

The smoothest ride in my little fleet is the ‘87 Miyata 712 Comp. though it is a triple butted frame it’s probably the heavier rear stays and such for the tri-athlete that lends to the smoothness. At...
09-19-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By OldsCOOL

Best reply, right here.

Best reply, right here.
09-15-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,834
Posted By OldsCOOL

My wife has made some comments similar to the...

My wife has made some comments similar to the “mistress” thing. I have a special little sunroom off the livingroom that has my classic racers on display. She says it’s my “altar”. Being a preacher, I...
09-15-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,712
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very nice! A touch of class to classic. I...

Very nice! A touch of class to classic.

I did similar with a Campy crank on the Colnago...
...
09-13-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,134
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m turning 62 next month and keeping things in...

I’m turning 62 next month and keeping things in perspective. I have 5 roadbikes and 3 MTB’s, all are my vintage beauties. My wife and son know their values in the event of my demise. In my vintage...
09-13-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By OldsCOOL

Way to go man, Ride On!

Way to go man, Ride On!
09-13-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,229
Posted By OldsCOOL

1976 Fuji “The Finest”. All the right stuff. ...

1976 Fuji “The Finest”. All the right stuff.

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09-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 69,315
Posted By OldsCOOL

Had the 77 Colnago Super out for a ride in the...

Had the 77 Colnago Super out for a ride in the countryside. Great day for a picture.
...
09-12-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice score on a beautiful frame!

Nice score on a beautiful frame!
09-12-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By OldsCOOL

I run a 34/50 on the Cannondale Criterium, having...

I run a 34/50 on the Cannondale Criterium, having swapped out the 39/53 because of the crazy hills. My classic racers still have period correct chainrings.
09-08-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’ve cut a few down but went the more...

I’ve cut a few down but went the more conservative 3”. Weight weenie stuff.
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By OldsCOOL

About 7 years ago the C&V Cannondale world was...

About 7 years ago the C&V Cannondale world was total nutso over the BL and I was a participant. I could never find one one locally so I obtained the frame and built my own Criterium Series 5 years...
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very cool bike among us vintage Trek guys. I have...

Very cool bike among us vintage Trek guys. I have an ‘86 760 similarly equipped, basic difference being the 770 had tubular tires which put it into a lighter overall weight.
08-26-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By OldsCOOL

Dang, a Black Lightning? Those are iconic....

Dang, a Black Lightning? Those are iconic. Unbelieveable to find that on Facebook Marketplace (Huffyville). Congrats!
08-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’ve had Rustines on my ‘77 Colnago Super for the...

I’ve had Rustines on my ‘77 Colnago Super for the past 4 years when I did the refurb. They still look great and probably a bit better with the slight aging. Very nice.
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By OldsCOOL

That year of 460 didnt have them unless someone...

That year of 460 didnt have them unless someone threw it on afterward. Good caution though and I agree with it.
08-11-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanks! We’ll see how the acquisition goes.

Thanks! We’ll see how the acquisition goes.
08-03-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

God forbid! :lol:

God forbid! :lol:
08-03-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

I trust it will be worth it. :lol: Good to...

I trust it will be worth it. :lol:

Good to see you, brother.
08-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thanx! :lol:

Thanx! :lol:
08-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very likely I will (by blessing and grace of a...

Very likely I will (by blessing and grace of a great friend) have this by the fall months for a winter project. This one is a keeper and completely off my radar for acquisitions. Pray for my patience...
08-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,171
Posted By OldsCOOL

I hadnt read that far but will give you much...

I hadnt read that far but will give you much honor and commendations for the thought. :lol:
08-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,171
Posted By OldsCOOL

This reminds me of a thread you would see in the...

This reminds me of a thread you would see in the road forum about 5 years ago.
07-30-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, fixed gear. No evidence of coaster brake or...

Yes, fixed gear. No evidence of coaster brake or mounting calipers on fork.

The best part of this is the chain. Chains were not industry standard in the skip tooth era.
07-30-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, that’s a strong possibility when looking at...

Yes, that’s a strong possibility when looking at the era crank arms and pedals. This bike was sold only for one year under that label. The list on Wheelmen really gives the story of what the bike...
07-29-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By OldsCOOL

I’m 5’9 and ride a 54 Criterium Series. Fits me...

I’m 5’9 and ride a 54 Criterium Series. Fits me perfectly. No other bike rides like it. There is no chance of a casual ride when mounting this beast. Pulse quickens, aggression builds, adrenaline...
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

Not sure of any connection between the two. That...

Not sure of any connection between the two. That was a boom era like never before, so many little garage shops brazing tubing and doing builds for distributors such as Godfrey. Hard to say, so many...
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

After many hours of patient searching and...

After many hours of patient searching and researching I found the info but little help on value. The Glenwood was produced and sold for only the year of 1898 from New York and distributed in an...
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By OldsCOOL

Quick, that is a steal. I had a 460 and rode it...

Quick, that is a steal. I had a 460 and rode it for 9 years until a 760 showed up.

The 460 was the weekend racers bike. You will love it.
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sorry I have trouble posting pics on my phone... ...

Sorry I have trouble posting pics on my phone...

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Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

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07-28-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By OldsCOOL

Glenwood Barn Find

My bike scout found an old skip tooth bike in a barn and sent me pics. The bike is intact. Could this possibly be something from the clubman/path racer era? Obviously missing the drop bars as such,...
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By OldsCOOL

Funny you mentioned path racer. I have wanted one...

Funny you mentioned path racer. I have wanted one for a long time. When I saw this one, it was disappointing to not see the iconic drop bars. It is amazingly intact except for the broken spokes....
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