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05-28-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By zandoval

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05-27-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,136
Posted By zandoval

On my UNIVEGA I lowered the seat just 1.5 cm and...

On my UNIVEGA I lowered the seat just 1.5 cm and brought the bars up just level with the seat and got an immediately better ride for about 8 years. Now at 68 I raised the bars another 1 cm. This...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 761
Posted By zandoval

Here is a proven tent used in Central Texas...

Here is a proven tent used in Central Texas effectively. It has even been proven with our Boy Scout Troop and that's saying allot cause they tear up equipment like crazy. It has room for two or one...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 621
Posted By zandoval

I am not a Touring guy but have had many years...

I am not a Touring guy but have had many years doing solo camping. The Texas Bastrop State Park is just down my street and on my daily rides through there I used to often stop and talk to the Bicycle...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 761
Posted By zandoval

Wow... Just noticed that tents have quadrupled in...

Wow... Just noticed that tents have quadrupled in price over the two past years...

Makes me rethink the Tarp and Mosquito net challenge...



Yep... the hammock is on that list of proven gear....
05-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By zandoval

I have had great success with Decal Knockoffs...

I have had great success with Decal Knockoffs using Bumper Stickers. They really hold up well. I resize my personal image to 3" x 10" then have the sticker printed out.
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05-24-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By zandoval

Hey... Time to get a few tools... Sounds like fun...

Hey... Time to get a few tools... Sounds like fun Fun FUN!

Possibly the only thing you need the bike shop for is to tune the wheels if you are not familiar with it. You can get a Spoke Wrench and...
05-24-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,273
Posted By zandoval

My cloths... Back Off... I'm a "Skog...

My cloths... Back Off... I'm a "Skog Kat"
05-23-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,124
Posted By zandoval

Too hot and no water... Never been there on a...

Too hot and no water... Never been there on a bicycle. I keep an eye out for water sources constantly. Front yards, ranch houses, muddy creeks, sprinklers, even stopping on the high way and waving my...
05-22-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By zandoval

Its Sunday and no ride for me... Two days ago I...

Its Sunday and no ride for me... Two days ago I found a warm spot on the dinning room floor and Isolated a 107° F spot two feet square.... RATS!

Friday rented an 80 electric jack hammer and busted...
05-18-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By zandoval

I have four bikes configured with 27" wheels and...

I have four bikes configured with 27" wheels and yes tire replacement is limited but not so much as to make getting new wheels to have a broader choice of tires. I would continue as is till ya can't...
Forum: Foo
05-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By zandoval

Phone Number Compromised By Texas DMV?

Just Another Rant - Turned in our lease and bought a new car... Wow... For us this is a real event. Years ago we leased a car just to check out if the electronics and new Do Dads were reliable. And...
05-17-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 940
Posted By zandoval

Bravo... Its a start. I am sure there will be...

Bravo... Its a start. I am sure there will be more bikes soon. Bike hangers coming next. Be choosy and pick some that can be used with all type bikes. Beware the front wheel push in stands as they...
05-17-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By zandoval

Last big dog chasing me continued along for the...

Last big dog chasing me continued along for the ride. I turned around to take him home after two miles. He was spent. Now days when I ride by he joins me for about 200 meters then turns around. When...
05-15-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,094
Posted By zandoval

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I...

My daily 10 mile rides are short Ups and Downs. I don't pedal going Down cause I am concentrating on staying on the bike from lack of breath.

So really my rides are only 5 miles.... Ha
05-15-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By zandoval

Welcome to the forum! So ya got a Walmart Bike...

Welcome to the forum! So ya got a Walmart Bike and are now cycling, Bravo!

I have had quite a few people bring thier Walmart bikes over for a good look and Ill tell ya they are all different and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By zandoval

Back In The Day....Clean it up with acetone then...

Back In The Day....Clean it up with acetone then a little vulcanizing cement and put it together after dry. No biggy. If it fails? Hey, I heal fast...But now days...Ii could be a sign of catastrophic...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 782
Posted By zandoval

It's Got Chocolate!!!

It's Got Chocolate!!!
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 822
Posted By zandoval

Yep... And we are always trying to figure it out....

Yep... And we are always trying to figure it out. It's what we do when we want to ride.

1- How do we secure our bikes and gear?
2 - What route do we take?
3 - What bike do we take?
4 - How do...
05-09-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By zandoval

Often I look at all I have learned when...

Often I look at all I have learned when evaluating the time spent on an old bike. Like how to remove seat posts, stems, cranks, bottom brackets and such. And the mistakes... Gee... Lets not mention...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,359
Posted By zandoval

Many of my Teachers have been in fact my...

Many of my Teachers have been in fact my Mentors...
Forum: Foo
05-05-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By zandoval

I thought Mayonnaise was French...

I thought Mayonnaise was French...
05-05-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By zandoval

I guess we just throw them away so that millions...

I guess we just throw them away so that millions of years in the future some radioactive resistant reptilian humanoid can dig um up for fuel...
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By zandoval

Not an M.D. or D.O., I am just an old school, up...

Not an M.D. or D.O., I am just an old school, up through the ranks, Certified Physician Assistant, retired LCDR who seeks to know enough about everything to really get into trouble.. Ha.
.
It's...
05-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By zandoval

OK... At today's prices Just thinking about 500...

OK... At today's prices Just thinking about 500 USD or less. And that's nothing special or even period. I gotta think hard about this because in the future 27-1/4 or even 700c stuff will be too...
05-03-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By zandoval

Find another bike to convert... This ones a...

Find another bike to convert... This ones a beauty as is!!!
05-02-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By zandoval

Took your advice and lowered my seat post just...

Took your advice and lowered my seat post just 5mm. That did it!

Such a small increment has made such a big change. My seat is back to level again. Thanks...
05-02-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By zandoval

So far looks good, your right in the sweet spot....

So far looks good, your right in the sweet spot. Some times finding the right chain length can be tedious. Especially when resurrecting and old bike with Parts Bin components. Just beware of the...
04-30-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By zandoval

Seat Angle At Older Age - Rant

At the age of 68 I have had to adjust all my bicycles seat angle down in the nose very slightly. About 3° tilt down in the nose. I have been using a level seat more than 55 years and I am really...
Forum: Foo
04-30-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,440
Posted By zandoval

In Central Texas just over the past few years we...

In Central Texas just over the past few years we are getting good 4G in rural areas. 5G still mostly for the city folk. Out in the West Texas Rocks its Satellite, CB, or Ham. At least we are not...
04-28-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,231
Posted By zandoval

No... I gotta put my hands on it, wear it,...

No...

I gotta put my hands on it, wear it, strap it down, double check the padding, consider its longevity, and lastly make sure it fits my "les fringues".

My life was saved by a cheap Walmart...
04-27-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,787
Posted By zandoval

I can see this happening. Also many vendors do...

I can see this happening. Also many vendors do not accept certain kinds of checks and cards. There is a Pawn Shop here in central Texas that will accept all cards, cash, Bitcoin, and gold, even debt...
04-25-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By zandoval

Lets see... you were on a gravel bike in the...

Lets see... you were on a gravel bike in the mountains???

Man it looks like you have a nice bike. I would not change anything on it...
04-22-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,862
Posted By zandoval

Why is so much clothing dark colored? Because we...

Why is so much clothing dark colored? Because we are all getting FAT!!!

Lets get back some color...
...
04-22-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By zandoval

And that's the way it is... No matter who the...

And that's the way it is... No matter who the manufacturer/retailer is.

Take the time to go over your bikes. Do the required maintenance and under stand there are some things that you will see...
04-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 747
Posted By zandoval

OK... Here is another solution. But it is...

OK... Here is another solution. But it is unproven as I just threw this together. An epoxy on plastic PLA ferrule that can be positioned to hold the cable end...

...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By zandoval

Finding a roofer is not hard. Just check around...

Finding a roofer is not hard. Just check around the material yards by asking a few people. You really don't need a contractor. At least in Texas you don't.

Now finding the shingles of the quality,...
04-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By zandoval

I have been using water bottle cages so long that...

I have been using water bottle cages so long that its hard to imagine not having one. I think it certainly beats a bottle sloshing around in a waist pack. I did see once a Touring Rider that had a 2...
04-15-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By zandoval

https://youtu.be/cDGlN6mluGA

https://youtu.be/cDGlN6mluGA
04-13-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,389
Posted By zandoval

"Used Ta Could Ah" but not any more.Now days its...

"Used Ta Could Ah" but not any more.Now days its gotta be above 45°F, day time, with dry roads and minimal traffic...

I have become such a weakling... Ha
04-10-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,273
Posted By zandoval

https://youtu.be/pXezLv_5RaY

https://youtu.be/pXezLv_5RaY
Forum: Foo
04-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By zandoval

3D Print Chain Ring Guard - Just for fun

Posting this in Foo because I am just playing around. I have not printed this or used one of these so it is not proven. Fun just the same. Just inserted the Peugeot logo into the ring. The original...
04-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,309
Posted By zandoval

Installed Crank on the wrong side!!! And no...

Installed Crank on the wrong side!!!

And no even though it was the 60s I was not stoned!!!
04-07-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,561
Posted By zandoval

REM: OP was 06-01-20 I agree. It's not...

REM: OP was 06-01-20



I agree. It's not that complicated. When helping people size a sloped top tube I just slide the bike back and see if the crotch clears the top of the head tube. I can see...
04-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By zandoval

Ha... That's an easy one...It's the BUCKS!...

Ha... That's an easy one...It's the BUCKS! $$$$But also it's my personal ability to adjust and repair. I am not afraid of new tech but I abhor proprietary tools, and adjustments. If I can't build,...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By zandoval

Man... This is a worthy project... I would...

Man... This is a worthy project... I would probably start with using Aluminum first and get all the bugs out of the design before going to the Carbon...
04-04-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By zandoval

Statistically speaking Statins are a good idea if...

Statistically speaking Statins are a good idea if your Cholesterol and Triglycerides are elevated. If you are going to take a Statin it should be Atorvastatin or Resuvastatin for at least the first...
Forum: Foo
04-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By zandoval

Big Killer Shrews... Over here we call um Ferrel...

Big Killer Shrews... Over here we call um Ferrel Hogs!... Ha

Woke up one morning from our Big Yellow Tabby giving a low meeoowww in the hall. There on the floor tiles was a medium sized...
04-02-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By zandoval

What the Hey!!! Just lube it Dude. It's gonna be...

What the Hey!!! Just lube it Dude. It's gonna be OK...
04-01-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,602
Posted By zandoval

Wonder who is waiting for a large set of flashing...

Wonder who is waiting for a large set of flashing lighted breasts mounted to the bars...?
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