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Forum: Touring 10-21-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By TonkaWilson
Trans-Canadian

I did a circumnavigation of Lake Superior many years ago and the Trans-Canadian was brutal. Although the Canadian route appeals to me, I couldn't do that hiway again.
Thanks for all of the feedback!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-01-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 87,898
Posted By TonkaWilson
I commute from a westrn 'burb of Minneapolis into...

I commute from a westrn 'burb of Minneapolis into the city about 13 miles each way. Most of the trip is on dedicated paved trail, but currently I must go through downtown. There is a bikelane, but...
Forum: Touring 10-01-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By TonkaWilson
Cross Country Route

A couple of friends and I are discussing a coast to coast trip in a few years to celebrate our retirement.
Any ideas on a route would be appreciated. I am in favor of Seattle to Miami, but that is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By TonkaWilson
Sorry, I'm too old to ride heavy bikes. I'll...

Sorry, I'm too old to ride heavy bikes.
I'll gladly spend the money to save 10 pounds.
I only weigh 160 myself.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By TonkaWilson
While the Dirtdrop solution is inviting, I remind...

While the Dirtdrop solution is inviting, I remind you of the 27th amendment to the Wives constitution:
No crap around the house that we don't need/use!
At any rate, I am leaning toward the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-27-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By TonkaWilson
PX-10 Decision

I've been commuting on my stock Peuguot PX-10 this year and have plans for a winter project to strip and re-paint; then either:
Upgrade several things to improve gear ratio and shifting
or
leave...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By TonkaWilson
I just measured with a caliper and it's about...

I just measured with a caliper and it's about 122mm. I had assumed it was 126mm after a quick ruler measure.
Question stands. Can I get a 130 in there?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By TonkaWilson
You're right. I just looked up Reynolds 531 on...

You're right.
I just looked up Reynolds 531 on Wiki and it says:

The approximate alloying composition for 531 is 1.5% Mn, 0.25% Mo, 0.35% C, and is similar to the old British BS970 En 16/18...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By TonkaWilson
Thanks for the link, cman. However, Sheldon...

Thanks for the link, cman.
However, Sheldon says dont' re-space an Aluminum frame, so I may be screwed.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By TonkaWilson
Speading 126mm to 130mm

Hey,
I am putting a modern rear wheel on a 40 year old Peugeot PX-10 frame (Reynolds 451)
Anyone done this? Should I heat and pre-spread? Maybe chock to up to 132mm to account for springback?
I...
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