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01-19-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,003
Posted By pwyll99

And along with the police we have emergency...

And along with the police we have emergency responders who use their radios while driving. Actually making sure driving while using a cell phone bans don't include radio use is part of my agenda (as...
01-08-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,131
Posted By pwyll99

Had to check who cares? for this poll. I...

Had to check who cares? for this poll. I generally use and prefer clipless over flats, but wouldn't feel safe with clipless while freeriding and DHing in general. In that case I use pedals with...
10-13-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By pwyll99

Well the ride was fun, a great October day. ...

Well the ride was fun, a great October day. Other than a big backup at the Canby ferry (there had to be at least 500 bikes in line when I was there), the ride went smoothly. The rest stops were...
10-10-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By pwyll99

I'll be riding the 100-mile route. Weather...

I'll be riding the 100-mile route. Weather forecast is looking good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By pwyll99

After you buy a road bike keep the MTB, add a...

After you buy a road bike keep the MTB, add a rack and use it for shopping and other errands.
I started out on a MTB due to it's versitility, and now switch between a road bike and MTB for my...
10-03-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By pwyll99

I would say go with the Rockhopper. Of course I...

I would say go with the Rockhopper. Of course I own an '03 Rockhopper myself so I'm playing favorites here. $720 sounds good to me. I bought the base model for $500 back in 2003 and spent at least...
10-01-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By pwyll99

I've always wondered what affect the...

I've always wondered what affect the chemotherapy, etc. had on Lance.

I remember not being able to get angry about anything for years after I finished chemo back in 1980. Since I wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,831
Posted By pwyll99

Like others that posted I like Dirt Rag. For a...

Like others that posted I like Dirt Rag. For a MTB mag they had an excellent review of the Surly Big Dummy long bike. But Bicycling is aimed at the market that sells the most bikes and from an...
09-26-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By pwyll99

It's worth getting something like a 26x1.75 tires...

It's worth getting something like a 26x1.75 tires with a smoother thread pattern. I like to have some thread on my tires (vs slicks) for travelling through grass and dirt. Pedaling effort will be...
09-22-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By pwyll99

What you're describing is very simple to do if...

What you're describing is very simple to do if you have the tools. Performance sells a good set with all the tools you'd need for about $109-119 when on sale. Ok. the Performance tools aren't as...
09-22-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By pwyll99

I occasionally ride 99W from Tigard to Sherwood...

I occasionally ride 99W from Tigard to Sherwood and find it reasonable although at least one bridge is inconvienent for a cyclist. I also use 99W to get to downtown Portland and find that a safe...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By pwyll99

Seriously, if the cough persists see a doctor. I...

Seriously, if the cough persists see a doctor. I noticed congestion in one lung while riding in cooler weather and just attributed it to the colder weather and congestion due to the colder weather. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By pwyll99

Use zip ties to fasten flowers directly to the...

Use zip ties to fasten flowers directly to the frame, etc. or attach pieces of PVC pipe to place the flowers in. Hose clamps might work too, haven't tried that.
For lights I've strung LED battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 31,680
Posted By pwyll99

Here I would tell newbies to try the shifters of...

Here I would tell newbies to try the shifters of the different manufacturers. They all work a little differently and they all feel differently. Take the time to have the shop show you each type and...
08-26-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By pwyll99

Check out Electras line of cruisers...

Check out Electras line of cruisers http://www.electrabike.com

Their townies seem to be popular and they also have a line of cruisers.

Below is a photo of the '06 Ratrod with a 3-spd internal...
Forum: BMX
08-20-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,444
Posted By pwyll99

MSNBC's setup strongly favors Micro$oft PC's and...

MSNBC's setup strongly favors Micro$oft PC's and you have to have their Media Player and that Silverlight crap. So I guess I won't be watching their feeds as I run Linux (refusing to pay for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By pwyll99

Pacing a few deer on some local doubletrack (Lief...

Pacing a few deer on some local doubletrack (Lief Ericsson Dr, Forest Park, Portland, OR). I was on a mild downhill portion of the trail on a weekday and there weren't many other people on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,531
Posted By pwyll99

On a positive note, at least the abuse is a sign...

On a positive note, at least the abuse is a sign that they noticed you!
08-18-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By pwyll99

This can also be broken down into the type of...

This can also be broken down into the type of full-suspension design, XC, All-mountain, or Downhill/Freeride. A XC should climb good, the all-mountain is ok and, well, the Downhill/Freeride is for...
08-13-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By pwyll99

I have a Nexus 3-spd hub w/ coaster brake on my...

I have a Nexus 3-spd hub w/ coaster brake on my Electra cruiser (rat-rod) and it works great. The gearing is 44/22 and the 3-spd hub gives ratios of .75 / 1.00 / 1.33 (or something close to that). ...
08-06-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,903
Posted By pwyll99

On a quiet multiuse path sure, but otherwise I...

On a quiet multiuse path sure, but otherwise I always wear my helmet. You can't predict when an accident will happen.
Case in point, A few years back, bicycling magazine has a letter from a guy...
08-06-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,336
Posted By pwyll99

Years back, here is Portland I saw one guy who...

Years back, here is Portland I saw one guy who had a shelf attached to the right side of his bike by the back wheel wide enough so his dog could stand/sit on it. The supports created a cage of sorts...
07-21-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By pwyll99

I also recommend John at Lakeside, I bought a...

I also recommend John at Lakeside, I bought a bike from them back in January and they took the time to sell me a bike that fits. He spent a good 2 1/2 hours after selling me the bike to make sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By pwyll99

The Bianchi Via Nirone is more of a long...

The Bianchi Via Nirone is more of a long distance/comfort design (C2C category), be sure to look at their B4P category as those bikes are more performance oriented and make good entry level race...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,881
Posted By pwyll99

I own 4 bikes, see sig. The rockhopper is my...

I own 4 bikes, see sig. The rockhopper is my commuter, as it has the fenders, disk brakes and rack. A quick switch of tires and it can do XC mountain biking. I also use the Bianchi for the commute...
07-02-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,067
Posted By pwyll99

Look for some organized fun, family oriented...

Look for some organized fun, family oriented rides in your area. Here in Portland there are a bunch of them during the summer and the cyclists rule the streets at those times.
07-02-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,049
Posted By pwyll99

The other thing I don't think anyone has...

The other thing I don't think anyone has mentioned it reusing the frame. My hardtail mountain bike is 5 years old now and is mostly used for commuting and utility purposes. In those 5 years I've...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By pwyll99

I got a decent pair from performance for $60,...

I got a decent pair from performance for $60, forget the model. Good size and expandable. Even came with rain covers. Usually Performance branded gear is ok and does the job well enough.
06-18-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By pwyll99

If you go with Specialized I'd go with a...

If you go with Specialized I'd go with a rockhopper over the Hardrock. You won't outgrow the Rockhopper. Shop for the better frame as you can upgrade components as you wear them out.

I think the...
06-13-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,073
Posted By pwyll99

Considering the ride is typically held at...

Considering the ride is typically held at midnight, you wouldn't think it would offend anyone. And it is the official Bike Naked day!
06-06-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By pwyll99

I usually added a mechanical speedometer to my...

I usually added a mechanical speedometer to my bikes when I was a kid, and I do remember oiling the chain occasionally. But I didn't take care of those bikes the way I do the ones I have now.
But...
06-05-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By pwyll99

The Rockhopper is a good frame. I have an 2003...

The Rockhopper is a good frame. I have an 2003 model and it looks like the components have been getting cheaper each year to keep the bike at a reasonable price. My only problem with mine is that...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By pwyll99

The more riding you do the more bikes you...

The more riding you do the more bikes you need/want. My hardtail is my commuter/utility bike and my road bike is also good for commuting. The dualie and cruiser don't really have a real world use...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,633
Posted By pwyll99

CAD tech at a semiconductor manufacturer. From...

CAD tech at a semiconductor manufacturer. From talking with the other bike commuters here, most are engineers, although I seen a few of the fab workers riding in now that gas is so high. So most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,092
Posted By pwyll99

Same reason I chose a Bianchi 1885 Veloce over a...

Same reason I chose a Bianchi 1885 Veloce over a Lemond Versaille or Zurich or the similarly prices Trek 2.1 or low end Madone. Bianchi is uncommon around here while Trek/Lemonds are extremely...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By pwyll99

Check out the bike to work sites they usually...

Check out the bike to work sites they usually have good suggestions for the newbie. Considering the length of your commute, The easiest thing to do would be to drive part way and bike the remainder...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,144
Posted By pwyll99

I started out on a '03 Trek 1000, all Al...

I started out on a '03 Trek 1000, all Al frame/fork and Sora grouppo. It was affordable ($500 in '04 on clearance) and gave me a taste of what a road bike is. This year replaced it with a Bianchi...
05-28-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By pwyll99

Mountain biking is growing here (Portland OR), ...

Mountain biking is growing here (Portland OR), The more popular trails are about a 90 minute drive away, but there is some closer non-technical trails in town. And we recently got permission to get...
05-27-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,371
Posted By pwyll99

The other part of this discussion is what you're...

The other part of this discussion is what you're using the bike for. A nice road bike or FS MTB is easily worth $4K if you're a dedicated rider. The same amount for a commuter bike isn't (my...
05-22-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By pwyll99

I'll be one of the volunteers at the Sunny Side...

I'll be one of the volunteers at the Sunny Side School Park. Bike Limbo there (I think). Lets hope the weather gods keep the weather reasonable.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,626
Posted By pwyll99

I have 5. See sig for most of them. The...

I have 5. See sig for most of them.
The Rockhopper is my main commuter / utility bike. Debating if the Giant Transport would make a better commuter/utility bike which would allow the Rockhopper to...
05-06-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By pwyll99

I've heard nothing bad about Novara. A co-worker...

I've heard nothing bad about Novara. A co-worker rides one and loves the bike. Actually after about 7 years his frame broke at the chainstays and REI replaced the bike as the design had changed to...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,494
Posted By pwyll99

About 850 so far. Normally I'd have done twice...

About 850 so far. Normally I'd have done twice that. The weather has been atrocious this winter. Rain I can handle but I'll pass on riding in hail.

My normal commute is 27 miles round trip with...
04-30-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By pwyll99

I did a similar upgrade on my Rockhopper a few...

I did a similar upgrade on my Rockhopper a few years back.

I bought whatever disk ready wheelset Performance had available (TerraMax rims I think) at their local store that was on sale. I...
04-29-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By pwyll99

Upgrading Rear shock on a 2006 Rocky Mountain Slayer

The Fox RP3 air shock that came with the bike is in need of a factory rebuild as it leaking by the propedal and rebound knobs. I'm wondering if it's feasible to replace it with a coil shock. I...
04-29-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By pwyll99

I bought the performance set and am happy with...

I bought the performance set and am happy with it. It was a good starting point.

My plan is that if I actually use it enough to wear tools out, then I'll replace them one at a time with Park...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By pwyll99

I sympathize too. No group ride for me. It's...

I sympathize too. No group ride for me. It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend here after two weeks of rain and my road bike it still in the shop waiting on a replacement handlebar. It's in for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,569
Posted By pwyll99

I voted hater, but I really don't care. My...

I voted hater, but I really don't care.

My first road bike was a Trek 1000 and that was a great bike. No regrets in buying it.

It's just that around here everyone has a Trek esp as the...
04-10-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,547
Posted By pwyll99

At that price point, I can't see the rear...

At that price point, I can't see the rear suspension being worth the added weight. And seeing where the pivot point is I don't think it will pedal well. Heck, the MSRP on most shocks is more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,103
Posted By pwyll99

I think the bike shops knew this was coming for a...

I think the bike shops knew this was coming for a while. The LBS's had 07 Lemonds for very good prices back in December (i.e. Versaille for $1500 and Zurich for $2K).
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