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Forum: Foo
10-25-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 225
Posted By zandoval

Container ships already headed around Baja for...

Container ships already headed around Baja for Puerto Penasco Mexico. New container facilities are being built there and its only 57 miles from Arizona. California is sliding but not necessarily into...
10-25-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By zandoval

Yep... and allot of us have done it. But ya know...

Yep... and allot of us have done it. But ya know its always fun adding new stuff to your old bike. Sometimes it even makes it go faster. Most of the times its best to start with a good frame if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 990
Posted By zandoval

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1240610-ok-got-my-t...

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1240610-ok-got-my-three-flats.html#post22271381

Defective tires and tubes and tubeless tires are becoming more frequent now. Be careful...
10-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By zandoval

Hey... It's nice to put a close up face to some...

Hey... It's nice to put a close up face to some of the guys I have been following for years... Here's mine...

...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,199
Posted By zandoval

In the 60s there was an article in the San...

In the 60s there was an article in the San Antonio Light newspaper. It was about a city employee who got out of line with a driver upset about a nonworking back hoe operator eating his lunch while...
10-25-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By zandoval

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/301x280/ouch_bd4b6c339f91f5a5f6c6fb900c439e377460be78.png

Sounds like there is more to this story...
10-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By zandoval

Foot position is important with knee pain....

Foot position is important with knee pain. Changing the angle of your toe to heel can make drastic changes with knee pain in walking or cycling. I constantly have to change my foot position on the...
10-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By zandoval

Gosh... In the old days ya could just mount your...

Gosh... In the old days ya could just mount your tires, pump um up, and take off. Over the past few years I have had two tire failures that could have been catastrophic. On one tire the bead came...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 406
Posted By zandoval

It's hard to beat a standard B17. I don't think...

It's hard to beat a standard B17. I don't think you would get much change adding springs. The biggest change for back comfort on my rides has been a bike I installed Kenda K184 27x1-3/8 tires on. At...
10-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By zandoval

Yep... Then the Vice Grips... Then the pipe...

Yep... Then the Vice Grips... Then the pipe wrench... One thing for sure... IT'S COMING OFF!
10-24-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By zandoval

Thank you for the instructions they are detailed...

Thank you for the instructions they are detailed and needed. I appreciate your time in doing this. I need to clarify my post in the need for taking a seat post to a machine shop. The bikes I have had...
10-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By zandoval

So after you get your seat post out don't be...

So after you get your seat post out don't be fooled by getting the standard size seat post its supposed to have. I have been fooled many times. Not only on the French bikes. Take a smaller sized pipe...
10-23-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,225
Posted By zandoval

For me its right off the end of my driveway....

For me its right off the end of my driveway. Short 5-7 mile ride, no traffic, country air, lots of trees, watch out for the deer, and most of the asphalt just torn up enough to keep your attention.
...
10-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 382
Posted By zandoval

I am retired and 68. I ride 7 days a week, 5 to...

I am retired and 68. I ride 7 days a week, 5 to 15 miles a day. Because I enjoy riding.
Forum: Foo
10-23-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By zandoval

Pleasant Bicycle Tool Thief... Ha

Had a guy who operates a small engine repair service out of his barn stop by the drive way for a chat. He rarely gets away as he has allot of business as well as 60+ acres of ranch. He was impressed...
Forum: Foo
10-23-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By zandoval

Pleasant Bicycle Tool Thief... Ha

Had a guy who operates a small engine repair service out of his barn stop by the drive way for a chat. He rarely gets away as he has allot of business as well as 60+ acres of ranch. He was impressed...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By zandoval

What about calling over to the local prescient...

What about calling over to the local prescient and seeing if one of the Bicycle Patrol Officers will give you some details on that AO...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By zandoval

Yep... But you are doing it! BRAVO... Short...

Yep... But you are doing it! BRAVO...

Short day just leaves ya more time to rest and relax...
Forum: Foo
10-20-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 625
Posted By zandoval

Time Share Sales Fraud???

Time Share Sales Fraud???
10-20-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 949
Posted By zandoval

Well if ya don't replace it you certainly should...

Well if ya don't replace it you certainly should check it more than frequently. Really looks like an area of potential dangerous failure..

https://youtu.be/BanSukpRKKc
10-20-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By zandoval

Well setting up a small business in the United...

Well setting up a small business in the United States of America with coverage for General Liability of services provided is not that big a deal. But then you live in California... Ha... That's...
10-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By zandoval

Nice... Way to GO!!

Nice... Way to GO!!
10-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By zandoval

Just starting out and needing to pull a trailer....

Just starting out and needing to pull a trailer. I personally would get an old ChroMo Touring bike and work from there...
10-20-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By zandoval

A key here is if you received renumeration for...

A key here is if you received renumeration for your service.

So the question is, are you setting up a business or a service? It is not that expensive to acquire liability insurance for services...
10-20-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By zandoval

Talking to the guys using Tubulars I have found...

Talking to the guys using Tubulars I have found most in the Central Texas area using Caffelatex or Stans. Never Slime or Mukoff. Truly considering what a good set of Tubulars or even regular tires...
10-19-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By zandoval

Yep... That's one tool I would not leave home...

Yep... That's one tool I would not leave home without.

I mostly tinker about on old cheap bikes with buggered up Phillips or Common head bolts. I switch them out for Allens all the time. I have a...
10-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By zandoval

UPDATE: OK... by removing the ball bearings I got...

UPDATE: OK... by removing the ball bearings I got rid of the click. The friction on the lever would not stay in place. So I twisted and tightened the "D" ring on the lever. Nothing happened no matter...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,199
Posted By zandoval

As mush as we would like to think otherwise a...

As mush as we would like to think otherwise a Snitch is a Snitch, often more trouble than they are worth...

Be selective in choosing this role. It's not for everybody...
10-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 662
Posted By zandoval

As much as I like Tubulars I would get another...

As much as I like Tubulars I would get another wheel set. Try on a 27" wheel set and see if it fits. A used fair condition vintage wheel set in steel can be had for good prices these days. I...
10-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 31,541
Posted By zandoval

I had a canvas awning with a tear and tried many...

I had a canvas awning with a tear and tried many ways to fix it. It was fun but I failed. I then took took it to an upholstery shop to see if it could be fixed. Within 10 minuets the guy closed it...
10-18-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By zandoval

It would appear that just like a New Walmart or a...

It would appear that just like a New Walmart or a used Pawn Shop bike you need to scrutinize your bicycle from Stem to Stern and Port to Starboard. No matter the Manufacturer or Supplier. Unlike most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 902
Posted By zandoval

Prescription googles and these really work! And...

Prescription googles and these really work! And good for swimming too. I would wear them over the bachlava and a little loose.

...
10-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,050
Posted By zandoval

So what do you drink on Monte De Grappa? ...

So what do you drink on Monte De Grappa? "GRAPPA!"

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/307x239/grappa_eadd38420df88420a04c9ad5eb5ef36c4aada56b.jpg
Hey... Its made from wine....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,206
Posted By zandoval

Being in a very high risk group I have had to...

Being in a very high risk group I have had to stay in the foxhole for over a year now. Really tough in that I am a health care provider and not seeing patients. It's good to see this thread where...
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,774
Posted By zandoval

Due to health I no longer do the camping thing...

Due to health I no longer do the camping thing but have allot of experience doing it under multiple conditions. Today's bivys are fantastic, light weight, and cheap. I really cannot emphasize enough...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By zandoval

If you get real deep purple looking saddle sores...

If you get real deep purple looking saddle sores resembling cystic acne you need a prescription. I have seen chronic saddle sores from hell in my practice and they can be a booger to get rid of....
10-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By zandoval

I have never been able to afford re-chroming...

I have never been able to afford re-chroming forks. I don't do real honest a goodness restorations. So when I get a fork with chrome damage I hit it like any kind of rust. I sand the damages areas to...
10-16-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By zandoval

Yep...

Yep...
10-16-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By zandoval

Wow.. That looks like my neighborhood trails here...

Wow.. That looks like my neighborhood trails here in Central Texas 10 months outta the year. Even the poison ivy too... Ha
10-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By zandoval

I wonder if this was from a big bump/thump or...

I wonder if this was from a big bump/thump or just wear and tear. did the rim have damage too?

I talked to a guy who did quality control on alloy parts for aircraft. They used very special...
Forum: Foo
10-15-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By zandoval

I like it... Bravo Kirk... When you want to go to...

I like it... Bravo Kirk... When you want to go to space you do it...

And Umph them if they can't take a joke...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,851
Posted By zandoval

I to feel better using non-polarized sun glasses....

I to feel better using non-polarized sun glasses. My cataracts are not bad enough for correction yet but using non-polarized glasses with a green tint helps. I have an old pair or aviator clip-on's...
Forum: Foo
10-15-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By zandoval

OK... Got My Three Flats

Got another flat today, a blow out. So that makes three this week. All have been from failures. Two tubes failed at the base of the presta valve. They were old tubes. The one today was a tire bead...
10-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,050
Posted By zandoval

Great discussion and the lights change in...

Great discussion and the lights change in brightness and quality every few months. Long ago we strapped a flashlight with two C size batteries on our left leg and hopped for the best. Recently I...
10-15-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By zandoval

Still can't get used to the price... But good bar...

Still can't get used to the price... But good bar tape was never cheap...
10-15-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By zandoval

It does not rain in cycling... It rains on...

It does not rain in cycling... It rains on cyclists
And when it rains on cyclists... Cyclists get wet...


Salt water is a killer. Dirty water is bad. Marine Grease is fantastic. I...
10-14-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 940
Posted By zandoval

I was 20 years old stationed in Vicenza in early...

I was 20 years old stationed in Vicenza in early 70's. I remember cycling narrow roads through miles of vinyards. Some of the ones between Verona and Vicenza had signs Bolla. And then there was a...
10-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 940
Posted By zandoval

Been so long since I have had MD 20/20 or...

Been so long since I have had MD 20/20 or Strawberry Hill I am thinking I'll try some one last time...
10-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 940
Posted By zandoval

I remember drinking wine as a young one ridding...

I remember drinking wine as a young one ridding with the old boys in Vicenza Italy. We would stop, water up, make adjustments, catch our breath, maybe eat some bread, and wash it down with wine so...
10-14-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By zandoval

Could have been water rot. These were old well...

Could have been water rot. These were old well used tubes and tires. I suspect that every time we air up our tires we get a small amount of moisture into the tube. It is bound to build up over time....
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