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    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!
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    Sticky: 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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    Thanks for the link, cman. However, Sheldon says...

    Thanks for the link, cman.
    However, Sheldon says dont' re-space an Aluminum frame, so I may be screwed.
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    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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