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08-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By zandoval

WOW... Think I'm going to talk to some of the...

WOW... Think I'm going to talk to some of the people around my favourite biking route. I live in an, at one time, small town, Bastrop Tx that's 35 miles east of Austin Tx. The only reason allot of...
08-23-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By zandoval

Man... That's the secret. Stay comfortable. Years...

Man... That's the secret. Stay comfortable. Years ago I got a good ride in. Stopped to talk to a few people, ate a sack lunch, checked out some cows, even took a nap... I got back in the evening....
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By zandoval

Cheap Small Light Basic Cell Phone Needed

Was digging around one of my junk drawers and came across my old Samsung flip phone and my trusty Nokia Candy Bar. Wow... Small, light weight. Just what I need but they are no longer capable of our...
06-30-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By zandoval

BOY...! There's nothing like putting on the MOJO...

BOY...! There's nothing like putting on the MOJO when you write something about back braces. That same day I wrote I did not use back braces when riding I had to put one on for a ride. But it was for...
06-28-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,120
Posted By zandoval

What ever happened to hanging them from the...

What ever happened to hanging them from the ceiling by the seat and bars at chest height?

Is that bad?
06-28-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By zandoval

Dito - I'm a Lezyne fan. For some reason I don't...

Dito - I'm a Lezyne fan. For some reason I don't lose all the air from the Lezyne at disconnect.

But what is really the best pump you can get...

Well its the Vintage SILCA frame pump of course.
06-28-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By zandoval

Most nights and days but not by choice... My...

Most nights and days but not by choice...

My back brace, recliner, and massage chair all keep me off the drugs... But that's me.

The most effective back brace I have seen is just a the old wide...
Forum: Introductions
06-28-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By zandoval

"Vilano Shadow Large" - Had to look it up. What a...

"Vilano Shadow Large" - Had to look it up. What a great bike.

Whats your ride like? Road? Paved? Gravel? Up? Down? Traffic?

And how do you keep your bike from walking off?
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By zandoval

Over in Austin Texas there are many unofficial...

Over in Austin Texas there are many unofficial group rides that just started with a few riders getting together at a particular time and just riding. Some of these groups have been showing up for...
06-28-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,945
Posted By zandoval

Push off... Look for a place to fall... Fall......

Push off... Look for a place to fall... Fall... Get up... Push off... Look for a place to fall... Fall... Get up...

Thats it... Don't be afraid... we all did it! And some more than others.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By zandoval

Nice Bike! - delbiker1 I was in "aw"...

Nice Bike! - delbiker1

I was in "aw" (interj. Used to express sympathy, tenderness, disapproval, or disbelief.)... The last time I was at a real bike shop pricing out a set of wheels. WOW!

I...
05-31-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By zandoval

ABSOLUTELY!!! Even if its for just a few...

ABSOLUTELY!!!
Even if its for just a few months... Remember that it takes about six months to repair, that is grow in, the multilayered complex tissues in the pelvic floor. Things need to heal and...
07-19-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By zandoval

Mostly what I like about cages is being able to...

Mostly what I like about cages is being able to wear regular shoes...
07-19-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,180
Posted By zandoval

Speed kills... If ya really want to do it then...

Speed kills... If ya really want to do it then work on your CLIMB...
Forum: Touring
07-19-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By zandoval

Our Boy Scouts have been tackling this issue for...

Our Boy Scouts have been tackling this issue for years with nagaline, bladders, cantines, and all kinds of water carriers. Some of them quite costly. It's still surprising how often I find the plain...
07-19-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By zandoval

OK! I'm Back...

Been outta it since November 2017. Had a bout of Malignant Melanoma of the scalp. Possibly precipitated by a slow healing wound on my head after a bicycle accident several years ago. Well I finally...
Forum: Foo
07-19-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,648
Posted By zandoval

Same thing has happened in Aeronautics. Now days...

Same thing has happened in Aeronautics. Now days your instrumentation is a matter of plugging in your computer. All in all you have to admire the beauty of an analog console. So too little knobs,...
12-03-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By zandoval

Sometimes its nice just to get your baby a new...

Sometimes its nice just to get your baby a new set of shoes.
And having a good set of wheels to fall back is always a good thing.
Keep in mind the word "Durability"...
12-03-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,709
Posted By zandoval

My bike helmet saved my life, for real... But the...

My bike helmet saved my life, for real... But the only reason I was wearing it when I had my accident was because a local State Park Ranger said he was going to pull me over and shake me down every...
01-15-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,672
Posted By zandoval

Yes... I have been humbled... Several times I...

Yes... I have been humbled... Several times I have checked the tightness of a part and found the tightness to be way off (My Bad)...

The "ChiCom Outlet Harbor Freight Torque Wrench" works just...
01-15-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By zandoval

These have been "Indestructo" type frames but who...

These have been "Indestructo" type frames but who knows...

Strip the paint and get out the magnifying glass.

I did see one non-Peugeot frame that needed to be rebrased. The guy just used...
12-23-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By zandoval

I love my UNIVEGA... At close to 300# when I...

I love my UNIVEGA... At close to 300# when I started riding again I needed a sturdy ChroMo. Now at 240# I still use my UNIVEGA on rough roads with touring tires. If you have a long to medium cage...
12-23-16, 12:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,929
Posted By zandoval

I would do a light 12 mile stroll every other day...

I would do a light 12 mile stroll every other day for a least three weeks...

If you can hold to that you'll be surprised a how you can power on just like normal...
10-21-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By zandoval

Find another ChroMo to gravel with, but a real...

Find another ChroMo to gravel with, but a real good start is getting a set of good gravel tires. I don't really do gravel ridding but the back roads I ride are pretty rough in places and a good set...
10-21-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,372
Posted By zandoval

In the 1960s I was making diligent searches for...

In the 1960s I was making diligent searches for the perfect seat. I am figuring any day now I might find it...



I have fond that its not the padding or springs but rather the width of the seat...
10-21-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By zandoval

OK Now... Ya got me worried... I have been...

OK Now... Ya got me worried...

I have been using SRAM chains on all my vintage bikes without any problems...

But now I am beginning to worry.
Is there a significant diiferance...?
Do I need...
Forum: Touring
10-21-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By zandoval

How about a pic of the way you finally do it...

How about a pic of the way you finally do it...
10-21-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,862
Posted By zandoval

Bastrop Texas, (but not Austin unless ya got $),...

Bastrop Texas, (but not Austin unless ya got $), Woods, Water, Damn near desert, Hills, Flats... All within a two beer drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,766
Posted By zandoval

RATS - PF Bottom Bracket Tools, another set of...

RATS - PF Bottom Bracket Tools, another set of tools to purchase if ya wanna work on newer bikes...

OH WELL... I wonder how many people now days buy a bike with the intention of keeping it long...
10-20-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By zandoval

Just a bad tube, no biggie... I use ChiCom...

Just a bad tube, no biggie...

I use ChiCom tubes on all my bikes cause they are cheap and for the most part fair to good quality. But I've seen expensive tubes fail too. Just replace it. Don't...
10-20-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By zandoval

Long ago I learned the hard way that when ever...

Long ago I learned the hard way that when ever you take a spill a close inspection is an absolute rule. Anything bent needs to be taken apart. Especially with newer light weight bikes (Post 1970s).
...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,551
Posted By zandoval

Been working on this for years and have always...

Been working on this for years and have always been flexable to try something new. For me it's a courier bag, then large but close fitting back pack (not thick), then small front handle bar bag...
...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By zandoval

Tell me more about these in line levers. I have...

Tell me more about these in line levers. I have never used them. Do they interfere with the regular brakes and are they hard to install???
Forum: Commuting
10-19-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By zandoval

Taller stem.. Bullhorn handlebars... After...

Taller stem.. Bullhorn handlebars...

After riding riding road style it will be hard to adjust to mustache bars. You will probably need to keep your bars and brakes wide. Don't forget to lower your...
Forum: Introductions
10-19-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By zandoval

Austria? Welcome... What kind of bike are...

Austria?

Welcome... What kind of bike are you competing with...
10-19-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,182
Posted By zandoval

No matter what method you settle on it must be...

No matter what method you settle on it must be accompanied by a healthy dose of....

"ELBOW GREASE"

Wish I could buy some at the store...
10-19-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By zandoval

So you are saying that you get this discomfort on...

So you are saying that you get this discomfort on several size bicycles and with wide and narrow handlebars...

This must be a conditioning problem and may not be a bike problem at all...
...
10-19-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,671
Posted By zandoval

Dehydration is a big factor in painless...

Dehydration is a big factor in painless crepitus... Thats why in the morning when you first get up its a snap crackle pop to the bathroom. Of course as you get older you will of have more...

But...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By zandoval

Chain stays I believe were for adding a little...

Chain stays I believe were for adding a little strength and giving a support for added equipment like fenders or heaven forbid a kick stand...

The beauty of your Reynolds 531 Steel frame is having...
10-14-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By zandoval

Hanger aliment tool..? I had not really seen or...

Hanger aliment tool..?
I had not really seen or used a device like that. Looks pretty keen...

A few years ago I had one hell of a time fitting a derailuer onto a Simplex fit PR-10. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By zandoval

I have found that its not the padding or the...

I have found that its not the padding or the springs that make a comfortable seat... Its the width... The best being a wide Brooks saddle.

Best for the money though is a Classic Origin 8, almost...
10-14-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By zandoval

In the early 70s I was actually competing...

In the early 70s I was actually competing (class3). Talk about a group ride... Ha.

But a few years ago, on a slow local ride, I was over taken by a competitive pack for a few minutes and truly...
10-14-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,786
Posted By zandoval

sloar??? Never thought of it... Guess it...

sloar??? Never thought of it...

Guess it dosnt matter what you look like in heels and hose...

At 4000 plus posts who cares...

Its not as if it means "numquam fidelis"

Carry on...
10-14-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By zandoval

Yep... Replace freewheel, 34T inner ring on...

Yep... Replace freewheel, 34T inner ring on crank, chain (just because), and break pads.

Clean and re-grease the cables and headset... Think I'll wait a little longer and do it when its cold and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,112
Posted By zandoval

Had a Jack Rabbit run along side me then speed on...

Had a Jack Rabbit run along side me then speed on down the trail kicking sand in my face...

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1022478-big-jackrabbit-cycle-story.html
10-13-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,524
Posted By zandoval

Bravo... So good to hear good news!!!

Bravo... So good to hear good news!!!
10-13-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By zandoval

On most computers these pills will look kinda...

On most computers these pills will look kinda blue rather than that great Celeste green...

Get better soon...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,926
Posted By zandoval

Don't really have a commuter... But I do ride my...

Don't really have a commuter... But I do ride my bike around my neighborhood at least 5 times a week. Its a nice up and down loop of about 12 to 14 miles some of it in the woods and on poorly paved...
10-13-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By zandoval

Old UNIVEGA Freewheel Clunk - Comments?

Well its time again. I started getting that faint clunk, cluk, clunk in my freewheel again. Time to replace it.

Man it took me one hell of a time years ago to finally isolate where that clunk,...
08-11-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,124
Posted By zandoval

Believe it or not... Them privates down there,...

Believe it or not...
Them privates down there, male or female, should be a little greasy on their own.

A dried out crotch can be a very bad thing...
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