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11-20-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By DonTx

Yep all this. You may not have a problem at all.

Yep all this. You may not have a problem at all.
08-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 34,075
Posted By DonTx

So how is this game played?

So how is this game played?
08-21-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By DonTx

Some excellent advice and gorgeous bikes on this...

Some excellent advice and gorgeous bikes on this thread. I try to post up some pictures of the Puch when I can.
08-20-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By DonTx

That repaint looks great! Thanks for all the...

That repaint looks great! Thanks for all the advise. I hope to get started on this in a few days.
08-20-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By DonTx

This is exactly what I was going to do, but I...

This is exactly what I was going to do, but I looked quite a lot and found only junk for cheap. Used bikes have gotten expensive on craigslist.
I talked with her about the bike and storing it. She...
08-20-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By DonTx

Painting a lugged steel frame

I have a mid 80's Puch 170 Touring bike since it was new. I want to disassemble and repaint the frame. My preference is to spray it in my garage. I'll rig up a makeshift booth with tarps to do so. I...
08-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By DonTx

It is no longer a fixie, it is a single speed...

It is no longer a fixie, it is a single speed with a freewheel. I think only flat pedals should be used with fixies, for the reason you stated. Unless on the boards at a track of course.
08-13-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By DonTx

Just to circle back with you guys. The Bike will...

Just to circle back with you guys. The Bike will be at LSU but she lives off campus in a third story walk up apt. I'll take a look at the bike racks there and alternative parking locations. The bike...
08-08-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By DonTx

I think y'all are right it won't matter if I...

I think y'all are right it won't matter if I uglyify it. Her normal rider is a 2000's trek 5200, so she does know a good bike, and does take care of her stuff. It was her idea to ugly it up, but I...
08-08-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 302,526
Posted By DonTx

Today was bike maintenance and repair day, so I...

Today was bike maintenance and repair day, so I only rode up and down the block a couple of times to check the bikes.
08-08-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By DonTx

Disguising a classic

I have a 1985 Trek 520 fixie conversion that I am converting to a single speed and flat bars for my daughter to use at college. I am a little concerned about her leaving a decent vintage bike out on...
04-25-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,753
Posted By DonTx

1. Comfortable good quality bike shorts once you...

1. Comfortable good quality bike shorts once you start doing longer rides you will need them.
2. Some double sided pedals, that are clip in on side and regular pedal on the other. On longer rides...
04-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DonTx

The Wife and I did 10 mile through Bear Creek...

The Wife and I did 10 mile through Bear Creek park in Houston.
04-15-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By DonTx

Thanks I'll make sure I am turning it in the...

Thanks I'll make sure I am turning it in the right direction by checking on my other bike. I just had the pedals off of it. Then I'll apply some PB blaster and try again.
04-15-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By DonTx

I agree with Russ, go for it. Its your size and...

I agree with Russ, go for it. Its your size and in your budget. You could build it up with new old stock high end 9 speed stuff and have a heck of a bike. Plus you'll know every nut and bolt on it so...
04-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By DonTx

Cannot remove pedal

I have XTR pedals on an XTR crankset, they have been on the bike since new (2008) I went to swap out pedals starting with the right side (that side should have right handed threads) these pedals use...
04-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By DonTx

I have a different viewpoint. You can probably...

I have a different viewpoint. You can probably find a nice MTB on craigslist used for less than $1000.00 then you could buy a beater for $150 to ride to school. I don't know anything about your High...
01-14-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,048
Posted By DonTx

Torque is measured in Foot lbs. Meaning the...

Torque is measured in Foot lbs. Meaning the amount of force exerted by a 20 lb weight at the end of of a one foot long lever. Ones forearm is a bit longer than a foot, so 20 foot lbs will be equal to...
Forum: Touring
08-14-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,657
Posted By DonTx

Its like everything else, you have good honest...

Its like everything else, you have good honest competent mechanics, dishonest competent mechanics, incompetent mechanics, and all manner in-between. I used to be a mechanic at Sears auto center in...
04-26-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,428
Posted By DonTx

based on your numbers you are hardly overweight...

based on your numbers you are hardly overweight so i am assuming your worry about the extra fluff is due to appearances. The responses give plenty of good advise, but we do not know about your...
04-25-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By DonTx

whatever is on sale, trainers are tough on tires

whatever is on sale, trainers are tough on tires
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,393
Posted By DonTx

I second that, raccoons were a menace though.

I second that, raccoons were a menace though.
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,179
Posted By DonTx

Costa Rica will have either in most places, or...

Costa Rica will have either in most places, or nothing! Duct Tape wrapped around a pencil has bailed me out in the past when I did not have a spare.
Forum: Touring
04-25-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,299
Posted By DonTx

B17

B17
Forum: Touring
11-02-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,506
Posted By DonTx

I have done this in the past, but while...

I have done this in the past, but while hitchhiking. My first piece of advice is to avoid using private property, too much risk. Most cities have a public park, or areas by the side of the road that...
Forum: Touring
10-31-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,862
Posted By DonTx

OK I'll take a stab. Step 1 Find a bike that...

OK I'll take a stab.
Step 1 Find a bike that fits
First, keep the Kona and make sure it fits you, there are plenty of guides online about fitting a bike and you received all sorts of good advise...
07-14-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By DonTx

I understand your point, keep in mind that...

I understand your point, keep in mind that handlebars and saddle are connected... by you, top tube lengths vary from bike to bike so adjustments in saddle position between bikes is needed. I also...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,889
Posted By DonTx

I used those chain cleaners in the past, they...

I used those chain cleaners in the past, they worked OK for in-between cleaning. But for a good clean I take the chain off clean it in degreaser using a 2 liter bottle degree, shake a lot and then...
07-14-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By DonTx

One thing to think about a goo local bike shop...

One thing to think about a goo local bike shop will be able to offer fitting services and can swap stems and saddles for you very easily. If you buy from a non-local source the final fitting and fine...
01-18-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 111,785
Posted By DonTx

I think most people , myself included thought the...

I think most people , myself included thought the guy was a schmuck on his best day. It seems to me that he did this Oprah thing purely for his own reasons. I dont know what those could be, but I...
08-27-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By DonTx

I don't have a program per se. But if you are...

I don't have a program per se. But if you are healthy and feel good on the bike push your boundaries once or twice a week. You could go for 40 - 50 miles on a Saturday as a test, or you could try...
11-21-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,367
Posted By DonTx

roaches dont eat margarine, enuf said.

roaches dont eat margarine, enuf said.
11-21-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By DonTx

I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like either a...

I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like either a bike fit issue or a pushing too big of gear, issue. My first thought is lower your saddle some and see if it gets better. Is on the roadbike that it is...
11-21-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By DonTx

I will take a stab at modifying to account for...

I will take a stab at modifying to account for excercise calories later today if I get a chance.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By DonTx

IMHO your commute should be relatively relaxing,...

IMHO your commute should be relatively relaxing, it would seem to me that the fixie really complicates matters. However try it on a Saturday in daylight and see what you think.
10-11-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,465
Posted By DonTx

I use the Park cable cutter, and diagonal cutters...

I use the Park cable cutter, and diagonal cutters for the housings, then I finish the housings with a dremel cut off tool. I dont like to cut the housing with the dremel as it burns the outer housing.
10-07-07, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By DonTx

I have used the Niterider evolution Smart which...

I have used the Niterider evolution Smart which is a 15 watt halogen, off road. It worked pretty well for me, but I don't go very fast.
10-06-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By DonTx

I make sure that it does the 3-2-1 thing.

I make sure that it does the 3-2-1 thing.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By DonTx

Steel

Steel. Strong, easily weldable and forgiving of mistakes. It is really the only logical choiuce for your application. Do some reading on welding and brazing as well.
10-06-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By DonTx

Edge 305 Question

When I transfer data from my Garmin to the computer it is lumping all my rides from the last upload to the present as one ride, plus the date is not correct. I think I may be doing something wrong...
Forum: Touring
09-29-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,699
Posted By DonTx

I have an old mid 80's Diamondback Ascent EX that...

I have an old mid 80's Diamondback Ascent EX that would make a great adventure tourer, thats why I have never gotten rid of it. I rode it to work yesterday. It came with full rack mounts, bottle...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 7,996
Posted By DonTx

3784+10 = 3794

3784+10 = 3794
Forum: Commuting
07-13-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,708
Posted By DonTx

Chill out Bad Energy brings more bad energy. ...

Chill out
Bad Energy brings more bad energy.

Drivers and road rage certainly are the bigger concern, but even then avoiding the initial anger goes along way towards making them stupid.

If...
Forum: Texas
07-01-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By DonTx

Herman Park is OK, Memorial park is better for...

Herman Park is OK, Memorial park is better for riding. The Picnic loop is the normal route for road bikes, pluse there are lots of MTB trails in the park.
Drop into Boone cycles or West end cycles...
06-28-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By DonTx

I second the Body for Life program, it is very...

I second the Body for Life program, it is very good. Although I found the diet a little lacking in carbs for cycling. But it is good for wieght loss. Also take a look at exrx.net it an excellent...
06-11-07, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,175
Posted By DonTx

I find that the ones with MSM work best for me,...

I find that the ones with MSM work best for me, snake oil or not. Just the Glucosamine alone did not do very much, nor did the Glucosamine and Chondroitin, but add the MSM and it seems to work better.
05-08-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By DonTx

On my touring rig I will have to move the brake...

On my touring rig I will have to move the brake bosses. Sheldon Brown has some good information on this subject. Asyou already have the wheels you might try a set of modern single pivot brakes and...
04-20-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,765
Posted By DonTx

First off, I am not a doctor, and I don't play...

First off, I am not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV. From experience though I can say, it takes a week or two for everything to settle down, so you can move your arm. Then just take it easy with...
04-19-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,765
Posted By DonTx

Yep, done mine twice this year, both times over...

Yep, done mine twice this year, both times over the bars. Its not perfect but I can definately ride. Throwing a baseball is not as much fun as it used to be. I did PT myself with dumbells, it...
03-27-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,954
Posted By DonTx

Puch touring bike owner here. A model 170 I...

Puch touring bike owner here. A model 170 I bought new in 1986. Its a made in japan bike by I still like it and ride it. I actually sold it a few years ago and bought it back when a year later so it...
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