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10-05-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By zandoval

I would replace the tire for sure. Then I would...

I would replace the tire for sure. Then I would patch the old one just to see if I could...

But then again I am one of those guys who can get mesmerized watching Youtube Hindi tire repair vids....
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By zandoval

Odd that of all the different bikes that have a...

Odd that of all the different bikes that have a very broad spectrum of gears in the back a 34T seems to be the most common largest gear. I saw some 36T and 38T and even a 40T rear cog on some...
10-01-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By zandoval

When I was at 300 pounds plus I rode a big heavy...

When I was at 300 pounds plus I rode a big heavy duty ChroMo 80's FUJI till I got my weight down. Called it my horse cause I had to jump on and off of it. The only reason I was able to do it was...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By zandoval

I can't see it... Where? I must be going blind...

I can't see it... Where? I must be going blind...
09-30-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By zandoval

I had a UNIVEGA fork that was just bent about 3...

I had a UNIVEGA fork that was just bent about 3 back. It really was not perceptible until I shoved a PVC pipe down the steerer tube to compare the fork arms alingnment. At replacement I was rewarded...
09-29-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 772
Posted By zandoval

Certainly they did not include Austin Texas...

Certainly they did not include Austin Texas cyclists... Ha
09-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By zandoval

As I get older the most important part of my...

As I get older the most important part of my rides has become my Pre-Flight check list. Just saying...
09-27-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,615
Posted By zandoval

Sometimes they just steal a bike ta stay in...

Sometimes they just steal a bike ta stay in practice...
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By zandoval

All depends on the cost, selling price...

All depends on the cost, selling price...
09-27-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,353
Posted By zandoval

Amazon.com - General Ebay.com - General ...

Amazon.com - General
Ebay.com - General
Bikehubstore.com - Spokes
Aliexpress.com - Expendables and Tools
Epicsports.com - Clothing
09-26-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By zandoval

Of course look up Sheldon's section on frame...

Of course look up Sheldon's section on frame alignment.

I have used the string method to check my rear triangle. I also ran string to check my front fork for simmitry. I have used large C Clamps...
09-26-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,878
Posted By zandoval

https://youtu.be/ETN9eNOA6vw

https://youtu.be/ETN9eNOA6vw
09-26-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,335
Posted By zandoval

Happy, HAPPY, Joy, JOY!!! ...

Happy, HAPPY, Joy, JOY!!!

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09-26-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By zandoval

I fondly remember the days I could spin. I still...

I fondly remember the days I could spin. I still do but its only down hill and barring cramps... Ha

Bravo that you are back in the saddle. Just remember that things have changed. Embrace the new...
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By zandoval

Sounds like a closed deal??? I really can't...

Sounds like a closed deal???

I really can't visualize more than 500 USD without parting it out...
09-25-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By zandoval

Yep... Off the ground most important with tubes...

Yep... Off the ground most important with tubes or without. If containing sealant giving them a spin every now and then and putting a little stick in the spokes to hold the wheel at a different...
09-25-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By zandoval

Hand Brush Paint Rustolium White Gloss Enamel...

Hand Brush Paint Rustolium White Gloss Enamel...
09-24-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 640
Posted By zandoval

I don't know what set up you have right now so...

I don't know what set up you have right now so its hard to tell. I can give you some specs on what I use in my hilly area. I ride in an area with slightly paved roads and climbs that would be...
09-23-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By zandoval

The cost of Bibs has gone down. Years ago they...

The cost of Bibs has gone down. Years ago they were to expensive to be an economical purchase. I ended up sewing suspenders to my bike shorts just to keep them from slipping down below my gut.
...
09-22-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By zandoval

In Central Texas it does not get that cold. For...

In Central Texas it does not get that cold. For winters I just use a "Breathable Nylon Wind Breaker" with a hood (Anorak type). I then pile on appropriate layers underneath for the temperature. Even...
09-20-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By zandoval

Thanks... I did post it there. Hope it is...

Thanks... I did post it there. Hope it is considered...

https://www.bikeforums.net/22654587-post1.html
09-20-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By zandoval

Section For Bicycle Related 3D Printed Components

Evidently I posted my request in the wrong section. I am requesting a section on "Bicycle Related" 3D Printing Threads. Those of us who partake of 3D printing have a real hard time finding links to...
09-20-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By zandoval

Section For Bicycle Related 3D Printed Components

We still have not gotten a section for 3D printed bicycle related components. Many of us have personal 3D printers and most of us come from an engineering and design background. Go Figure...

Sure...
09-19-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By zandoval

Can You Convert Shimano SL-R400 Shifter To Friction

These look great and are affordably new. Anybody know of a way to convert these over to pure friction shifters to be used with non-indexed derailleurs and freewheels?
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09-19-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,721
Posted By zandoval

Very interested in how you ran the cables...

Very interested in how you ran the cables...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,301
Posted By zandoval

I think around Central Texas, that is San Antonio...

I think around Central Texas, that is San Antonio and Austin, its the duration of the ride. Most cyclists live quite a far distance from work and doing more than a 40 minute ride becomes a chore. The...
09-18-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,721
Posted By zandoval

I agree that Stem Shifters are taking a bad rap....

I agree that Stem Shifters are taking a bad rap. Finding a nice set of affordable Stem or Down Tube shifters is becoming a real chore...
09-18-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,981
Posted By zandoval

That guy didn't see ship! Not the road, not the...

That guy didn't see ship! Not the road, not the curve, not the flashing light. Just his cell phone message for his next toke...

I am so glad you are OK...
09-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,758
Posted By zandoval

WOW! - Double WOW!!!This is going to be fun, Fun,...

WOW! - Double WOW!!!This is going to be fun, Fun, FUN...
09-17-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 603
Posted By zandoval

Great question and good post. There is a lot of...

Great question and good post. There is a lot of youtubes on this type of removal as you know.

I think your question is more of having the right size wrench for the job. When trying out bottom...
09-16-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,144
Posted By zandoval

Ok... I get it now... Very Nice Bike!

Ok... I get it now... Very Nice Bike!
09-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,144
Posted By zandoval

Ha... So funny... Stud, it's a Franken Bike not a...

Ha... So funny... Stud, it's a Franken Bike not a "Restoration". You know this! The bike looks fantastic and it appears to have that presence that insures a very nice ride. Get that Goose Neck Quil...
09-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By zandoval

What a nice bike! I like it... Do note that...

What a nice bike! I like it...

Do note that the plastic covering over your license plate could get ya a 1500 USD fine in Texas...
09-16-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By zandoval

Your stash sounds like a holly grail... My poor...

Your stash sounds like a holly grail... My poor stash and parts bins are so empty they must be containers of dark energy... Ha
09-15-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By zandoval

It must be really nice to be able to actually...

It must be really nice to be able to actually know what the tension is on your spokes. My little knockoff ChiCom spoke tension tool is a very use full tool for me. I use it allot when balancing out...
09-15-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,743
Posted By zandoval

Where are the Shade Tree Mechanics?

Where are the Shade Tree Mechanics?
09-15-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,743
Posted By zandoval

And at a closer look you will find they have...

And at a closer look you will find they have convenient financing forms in hand for that new bike your going to order...
09-15-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By zandoval

What!!! Only One Rear View Mirror, And No...

What!!! Only One Rear View Mirror, And No Streamers!!!
09-15-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,127
Posted By zandoval

I helped a guy repair his mountain bike that had...

I helped a guy repair his mountain bike that had a bent derailleur hanger. The derailleur actually was slammed into the spokes momentarily. Checking the spokes I noticed shallow indentations and...
09-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By zandoval

Ha... You are correct! I just never thought about...

Ha... You are correct! I just never thought about it that way.

As to the OP: This drive train is worn, not damaged, not really abused, not broken, and certainly not beyond simple repair. Fixr Up n...
09-14-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,127
Posted By zandoval

I have never had a spoke break in the middle. But...

I have never had a spoke break in the middle. But then I'm a heavy guy. Mine have snapped at the neck.

Is a spoke breaking in the middle common?
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,163
Posted By zandoval

We have used aluminum Swiss stove in our Troop...

We have used aluminum Swiss stove in our Troop for many years. On one occasion our consolidated supply of Denatured Alcohol got compromised in transport. So for the week end we used dried branches in...
09-13-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14,889
Views: 3,623,324
Posted By zandoval

Dumped in the woods - 2011 REI Novara Fiona......

Dumped in the woods - 2011 REI Novara Fiona... Blow out on back tire. Bent rear derailleur. Chain stuck between dork disk and cassette. Bars tilted. Could be he figured not worth the trouble. Or he...
09-12-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 971
Posted By zandoval

Me too, but lately I have just gone over to the...

Me too, but lately I have just gone over to the Walmart for cables on my Franken Builds. For cables Stainless Rules. I also use economical cable housings too. I do, however, spray the inside of the...
09-11-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,554
Posted By zandoval

Dude... It's right there in your flat fix...

Dude... It's right there in your flat fix kit..."Vulcanizing Cement"Do the appropriate cleaning of the edge then slap on a thin dap of vulcanizing cement to the frame and the vinyl decal. Next comes...
09-09-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By zandoval

Just think of all you have learned just doing the...

Just think of all you have learned just doing the basics. Fun. FUN FUN...

Skip that talk of doing a Classic Vintage Restoration. There is nothing wrong with economical modern day components. I...
09-09-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By zandoval

An 1898 Phebus Fixy, with a steel frame, 36...

An 1898 Phebus Fixy, with a steel frame, 36 spokes, rubber tires with tubes, steel rims, cottered crank... Man... What a deal...
Don't think they make a Tutu in my size... Rats...
...
09-09-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 946
Posted By zandoval

Well... Welcome back! It's gonna be fun! ...

Well... Welcome back! It's gonna be fun!

Finding the right bicycle and fit can be as hard as finding that holy grail, "The Comfortable Saddle".

I would suggest buying a cheap quasi road bike...
09-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,092
Posted By zandoval

Here's another vote for: "Aero Tech Gel Padded...

Here's another vote for: "Aero Tech Gel Padded Leather Cotton Crochet Fingerless Cycling Gloves" Amazon 24 USD.

They fit my large hands and have extra padding at the wrist. I replace my gloves...
09-08-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
Posted By zandoval

You could probably make a quick temporary fix by...

You could probably make a quick temporary fix by bending a piece of aluminum to keep the quick release axle from shifting. Here is a pic to one I made for a horizontal dropout. On my 80s UNIVEGA It...
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