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11-21-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,939
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have mine mounted on the stem, but you could...

I have mine mounted on the stem, but you could easily attach it to the bars. Itís also small enough to keep in your pocketó about half the size of a phone.
11-21-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,939
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

If all you are interested in is real time speed...

If all you are interested in is real time speed and distance, there are some cheap GPS "computers" available. I have one of these, which is very simple, doesn't have a lot of functions, but works...
06-04-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

+1 for Kool Stops. Iíve also had good luck with...

+1 for Kool Stops.
Iíve also had good luck with Jagwire.

I agree with a previous post, though. You might have some debris embedded in the pads you have now.
06-01-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It's so far out of my price range that looks are...

It's so far out of my price range that looks are irrelevant.
06-01-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

ChatGPT and the Classic Bicycle

Okay, so I'm bored and killing time at work. I asked ChatGPT to write a Petrarcan sonnet on the beauty of classic bicycles. Clearly ChatGPT is a C&V fan:

In days of old, when craftsmen sought to...
04-28-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I never kept track of miles, mph, or feet climbed...

I never kept track of miles, mph, or feet climbed when I was in my thirties. I wasnít quite carless, but I did everything on my bike.
I started thinking of cycling as deliberate exercise in my...
04-27-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,739
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I donít get tired of this one either.
04-27-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,739
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Iíve posted this before, but here it is again.
03-05-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,367
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A tree uprooted by last Mondayís tornado, with my...

A tree uprooted by last Mondayís tornado, with my bike for scale....
02-04-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,953
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Old Guy Bling

I always liked the idea of personalized headcaps or other accessories, but could never decide on what I would put on one. Then I saw a young guy with a "Ride Fast or Die" jersey and it came to me....
01-05-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,199
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes are...

Campagnolo 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes are made to fit on the same freehub, so they are the same width. In order to do this, the 11-speed cogs are closer together. The pull ratios on 10-speed...
01-02-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,119
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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This isnít the bike I ride the most nowadays, but...
09-11-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I didn't make it this year, but I have ridden the...

I didn't make it this year, but I have ridden the Dam Jam in the past (75 mile route). Great ride, very well organized and very pleasant scenery. And yes, that very memorable hill about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 567,575
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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Black Mountain Cycles Road, with Whisky fork...
07-31-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,615
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

In fact, I have three steel bikes and one carbon...

In fact, I have three steel bikes and one carbon fiber bike. The most comfortable one is the one with the most tire clearance (now running 30c). The least comfortable one only has room for 23c. Both...
07-31-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,836
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a fillet brazed Casati that I have mixed...

I have a fillet brazed Casati that I have mixed feelings about. Iím curious to hear the expertsí take on the welds here.
...
07-29-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The...

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The frame is about half a size too big for me and I seem to have short thighs for my height. The post puts me in a position more on top of the pedals. My...
07-29-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

A friend of mine owns a local brewery that...

A friend of mine owns a local brewery that sponsors a group ride every Wednesday evening. I volunteered to help out and usually sweep the B-ride. This week I led the ride. 106 degrees at the start. I...
07-27-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22,260
Views: 4,596,863
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It always amazes me when folks donít bother to...

It always amazes me when folks donít bother to clean up a bike before taking pictures, but this guy didnít even finish excavating it.
Itís only $30, but bring a shovel.
...
05-31-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 970,145
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've posted this before, but I've been playing a...

I've posted this before, but I've been playing a game with myself to see how light I can make this rather heavy bike.It's down to 20.8 pounds as pictured (minus the water bottle) and that's where...
05-31-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 29,904
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

The Whisky No. 7 RD+ fork I ordered last...

The Whisky No. 7 RD+ fork I ordered last September finally came in. I swapped it in on Friday and have gone on a couple of rides. Impressions so far are mixed. It dropped the weight by more than a...
03-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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More road than gravel, but it is steel and it is a...
01-29-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Well, that doesn't happen very often.

I've struggled to get/keep in shape the last couple of years. A sedentary job combined with the background stress of the pandemic and, oh, aging seem to have sapped my energy. Well, I was very...
12-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Christmas present from my 90-year-old mother: mirror gloves

Since threads about mirrors show up here periodically, I thought I would share this. For Christmas my 90-year-old mother gave me a pair of Sharper Image mirror cycling gloves. I usually don't take...
11-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I just made the swap last night and it seems to...

I just made the swap last night and it seems to work fine. Thanks
10-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Campagnolo compatibility question

Will a Veloce 10 speed front derailleur work with a last generation Athena 11 speed shifter (2014, I think)?

I've always had a hard time getting the Athena front derailleur to work as well as...
09-08-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,774
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: 154
Views: 7,774
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: 752
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...
06-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,367
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: 1,714
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
05-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27,380
Views: 18,343,867
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I donít remember if Iíve posted this here before or...
04-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,064
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.
03-23-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
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: 62
Views: 20,180
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...
03-17-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
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: 27,380
Views: 18,343,867
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: 14,509
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...
02-11-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,071
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,663
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: 21,473
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

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I like to think this would be fast - if only it had a different motor.
12-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 970,145
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. ...
11-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,179
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: 1,089
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,451
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Strava says 46 mph going downhill, 36 mph on a...

Strava says 46 mph going downhill, 36 mph on a flat road with a stiff tailwind. Both of those are from a few years ago on a steel Colnago Tecnos. I doubt I could come very close to that now.
I find...
10-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,520
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless ...

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless
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10-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,941
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew...

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew that the crossing road was closed because a bridge had washed out the week before. The cop gave me a warning and joked about making me start again...
10-09-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,498
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

You know you're old when you find the time to...

You know you're old when you find the time to read six pages of a disc vs. rim brakes thread.
09-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 970,145
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This is what I've been riding most lately. ...

This is what I've been riding most lately.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27,380
Views: 18,343,867
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I've been riding these two the most lately. ...

I've been riding these two the most lately.
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