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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By zandoval

Messed with allot of pumps. I'm an old guy and a...

Messed with allot of pumps. I'm an old guy and a cheap bastard. The one pump that has always come through for me on the road in the LEZYNE. Light weight, small, fairly considerate of arthritic hands,...
04-12-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By zandoval

Yeppp. Gotta loosen them all. BUT for me when I...

Yeppp. Gotta loosen them all. BUT for me when I finally get around to changing the wheels the spokes are really worn too and unreliable. Its probably because I am a heavy guy. For the most part when...
04-08-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,674
Posted By zandoval

No Shh-eye-it... OK only have gotten this far....

No Shh-eye-it... OK only have gotten this far. Font is not a match. Outline is hazy. There is no fill. But can't spend any more time on it. Remember these are just knockoff stick ons...

...
04-07-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 869
Posted By zandoval

Get another frame and fork and transfer your...

Get another frame and fork and transfer your components over to it.

In other words its not worth the fix... Unless... the bike is of sentimental value. In that case remember it is a steel bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,128
Posted By zandoval

Is the question how fast to go before passing...

Is the question how fast to go before passing slower vehicles?

I can remember those days when I could ride fast.

What a thrill!
Skipping around a car...
Or in between...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By zandoval

Yes... most likely. But some bumper vinyl type...

Yes... most likely. But some bumper vinyl type stickers can be pretty durable. Try Armorall Tire Foam dressing and see if that works better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By zandoval

I used to use WD40 for cleaning my bike. All...

I used to use WD40 for cleaning my bike. All around cleaner for sure on the chain derailuers even the frame and bars. I don't use it any more cause its expensive.

My current method is to use ATF...
Forum: Foo
04-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By zandoval

Ha Ha... You got it... JAVA is just another...

Ha Ha... You got it... JAVA is just another buggered language. Microsoft, Google, Oricle... and the list goes on including Anderoid.

Been using Debian Linux for decades and have seen the JAVA...
04-07-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,015
Posted By zandoval

You may not see weight loss, but you should be...

You may not see weight loss, but you should be able to tie your shoes, get out of a chair, or even make it to the refrigerator a little easier. When I am ridding regularly my life is easier even if I...
04-07-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By zandoval

I am one of those slow riders that carries tools...

I am one of those slow riders that carries tools and patches when riding the country roads around Bastrop Texas. Many times I have stopped to help riders without patches, tools or skills on these...
04-07-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,674
Posted By zandoval

Here is a sticker decal format for a "flandria"....

Here is a sticker decal format for a "flandria". Never really heard of these bikes before but they are really nice...

...
04-07-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By zandoval

At the very least its a "FRANKANDRIA"... Sounds...

At the very least its a "FRANKANDRIA"... Sounds good. Fixing that crack should not be too difficult once you strip it down to the metal. All in all it will be a fine bike when your finished!

Made...
03-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By zandoval

The frame appears to be a late 1970's Motobecane...

The frame appears to be a late 1970's Motobecane Grand Touring... At first glance Its the fork that gives it away. All the other components simply don't match any specific bicycle. Could be the frame...
02-14-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By zandoval

Clean!!!

Clean!!!
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,123
Posted By zandoval

Lets not forget this... you gotta come up with a...

Lets not forget this... you gotta come up with a solution that fits your needs and riding is the best way to do it. I'm a fat guy who has lost weight and if its shorts they will usually end up rolled...
Forum: Introductions
02-01-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By zandoval

Oddly when I think of the colour Celeste I think...

Oddly when I think of the colour Celeste I think only of Bianchi.

Closest Rattle Can colours to Celeste that I have found are Rustolium Sea Foam and Rustolium OSHA Safety Green...
02-01-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By zandoval

Cracked non displaced bone can take just as long...

Cracked non displaced bone can take just as long to heal as a displaced fully fractured bone. Without full immobilization it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to form soft bone then another 4 weeks for the...
02-01-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By zandoval

Certainly something to play with if your just...

Certainly something to play with if your just going to write it off. Like internal or external sleeves of brass silver soldered for a decent repair without completely destroying the rest of the paint...
01-24-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,042
Posted By zandoval

I wonder... Could sanding and polishing the heads...

I wonder... Could sanding and polishing the heads of the spoke nuts have remedied this problem? Could you have sanded and polished them on the wheel?
01-24-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By zandoval

Often we forget to check spoke tension when...

Often we forget to check spoke tension when truing our wheels. Your wheel might be coming out of shape when you put weight on it. Just check the ping on each spoke if you don't have a tension meter....
01-24-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By zandoval

Great Fix... and it keeps the original Mafac...

Great Fix... and it keeps the original Mafac brake adjuster.
01-24-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,688
Posted By zandoval

ABSOLUTELY!!! It's amazing what a new set of pads...

ABSOLUTELY!!! It's amazing what a new set of pads will do. Also be careful of new vintage pads you get off the shelf. They may look brand new and never used but are dried out and hard. "Dry Rot" is a...
01-24-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By zandoval

So much better to use a tool instead of having to...

So much better to use a tool instead of having to go for that beat up screw driver with the wooden handle and a hammer. Also... don't forget that other tool ya need... PB-Blaster.
01-17-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By zandoval

Stem looks aluminium. How far have you been able...

Stem looks aluminium. How far have you been able to get it apart. The long bolt out? The wedge loose? Often Pb-Blaster and time will do the trick. That is spray the hell out of it and let it sit for...
Forum: Introductions
01-17-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By zandoval

Welcome Kodiak... Do you put bear spray in your...

Welcome Kodiak... Do you put bear spray in your water bottle cage?
01-17-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By zandoval

Could use some pictures of your derailer. Also a...

Could use some pictures of your derailer. Also a description of how you are shifting. What position or gear you are in when you shift. How fast you are pedalling... ect.
Forum: Introductions
01-17-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By zandoval

Bravo Biciclete... What bicycle is your...

Bravo Biciclete...

What bicycle is your favourite...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By zandoval

An Achilles Tendon injury is not like a sore knee...

An Achilles Tendon injury is not like a sore knee or a pulled muscle. Remember Tendons are things not bone, not muscle, not soft tissue. They are highly specialised devices and when torn or separated...
01-13-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,036
Posted By zandoval

Missing allot of fun; but if that is the case,...

Missing allot of fun; but if that is the case, you most likely need to ask the person who is going to work on the bike what they prefer...
01-13-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By zandoval

Just like I don't ride in slippery weather, I...

Just like I don't ride in slippery weather, I also don't ride when shadows are long. Its just a matter of survival. I have used up all my close calls...
01-13-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,487
Posted By zandoval

I remember seeing some of these components on...

I remember seeing some of these components on "Austro-Daimler" bicycles long ago. Tectoron derailers could be found on early "Ted Williams" Sears bicycles. Of course the "Tectoron" logo was burnished...
Forum: Introductions
01-13-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By zandoval

Fun!!!

Fun!!!
01-13-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By zandoval

9mm cotter pins with nuts are easy enough to...

9mm cotter pins with nuts are easy enough to find. Amazon has them for 4$ USA. But understand that getting a proper fit on a cotter pin requires you to do a final manipulation. Not all "9mm cotter...
01-12-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By zandoval

Bar Keepers Friend will work. Just be careful...

Bar Keepers Friend will work. Just be careful using abrasives on aluminium parts if you want them to shine. Cleaning up a wheel like this is just doing it one spoke at a time then doing the other...
01-09-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,164
Posted By zandoval

Of course you did an excellent prep. Any notes on...

Of course you did an excellent prep. Any notes on your drying methods and dry time?

I have hung my frames after painting in a Texas attic after they dry to the touch. I know the paint is fully dry...
01-09-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By zandoval

WOW... Nice work. No one who really rides...

WOW... Nice work.

No one who really rides will argue that after cleaning your bike it go's faster...
01-09-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By zandoval

I can see using Helicopter Tape on the rims, but...

I can see using Helicopter Tape on the rims, but would it be difficult to remove during tire changes and maintenance?
01-02-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,066
Posted By zandoval

Building a bike... Fun Fun FUN! What ever...

Building a bike... Fun Fun FUN!

What ever bike you end up with... IT WILL BE YOURS! - Bravo...
01-02-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By zandoval

Yep... Good choice. But things evolve and in a...

Yep... Good choice. But things evolve and in a few years tubeless may become the best way to go. Look how disk brakes have become the standard.
01-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By zandoval

Women's High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings PlusPlus...

Women's High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings PlusPlus - $10.00 at Walmart! Yep...

For your chest try sliding a full size page of News Paper under your wind breaker. Once you warm up you can just pull...
01-02-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,061
Posted By zandoval

Well the question is are you talking to a Bike...

Well the question is are you talking to a Bike Shop or a Bike Dealer. Big difference... All in all its getting out there and riding. I usually tell people to get something they can afford and get...
01-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,729
Posted By zandoval

Cold Weather: Synthetics not necessarily spandex...

Cold Weather: Synthetics not necessarily spandex but usually elastic of some sort. Don't forget women's fleece leggings as your first layer when its cold (very economical). Some times a Wrestling...
01-02-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By zandoval

Why not... We made... God Bless Us All...

Why not... We made... God Bless Us All...
01-02-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By zandoval

OK... Got it put together loosely... ...

OK... Got it put together loosely...
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08-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By zandoval

WOW... Think I'm going to talk to some of the...

WOW... Think I'm going to talk to some of the people around my favourite biking route. I live in an, at one time, small town, Bastrop Tx that's 35 miles east of Austin Tx. The only reason allot of...
08-23-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By zandoval

Man... That's the secret. Stay comfortable. Years...

Man... That's the secret. Stay comfortable. Years ago I got a good ride in. Stopped to talk to a few people, ate a sack lunch, checked out some cows, even took a nap... I got back in the evening....
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By zandoval

Cheap Small Light Basic Cell Phone Needed

Was digging around one of my junk drawers and came across my old Samsung flip phone and my trusty Nokia Candy Bar. Wow... Small, light weight. Just what I need but they are no longer capable of our...
06-30-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By zandoval

BOY...! There's nothing like putting on the MOJO...

BOY...! There's nothing like putting on the MOJO when you write something about back braces. That same day I wrote I did not use back braces when riding I had to put one on for a ride. But it was for...
06-28-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,766
Posted By zandoval

What ever happened to hanging them from the...

What ever happened to hanging them from the ceiling by the seat and bars at chest height?

Is that bad?
06-28-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By zandoval

Dito - I'm a Lezyne fan. For some reason I don't...

Dito - I'm a Lezyne fan. For some reason I don't lose all the air from the Lezyne at disconnect.

But what is really the best pump you can get...

Well its the Vintage SILCA frame pump of course.
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