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Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By DJoos
Oh yeah, if you are looking to get a higher gear,...

Oh yeah, if you are looking to get a higher gear, it is easier to just replace the rear cassette to one with smaller cogs.
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By DJoos
most front derailers will handle a 13 tooth shift...

most front derailers will handle a 13 tooth shift from one ring to the next, I over did it on an old mt. bike and had to use my toe to help get the chain onto the big ring.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,677
Posted By DJoos
Right around 10,000.

Right around 10,000.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By DJoos
Bike part margins are pretty much set by the...

Bike part margins are pretty much set by the manufacturers, meaning parts from shop to shop are not going to very much in cost. Labor, utilites, lease, in some cases a "great benefit package", etc.....
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By DJoos
Sellwood to Downtown? If you are looking to save...

Sellwood to Downtown? If you are looking to save cash, that would be easy on a single speed. Chances are you wouldn't shift much on that route anyhow. Ride it on your geared bike a few times leaving...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By DJoos
It is obvious that Kruger views himself as more...

It is obvious that Kruger views himself as more than just a police officer. The decisions and comments he has made reflects a total disregard to the "checks and balances" that our state and national...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By DJoos
Smile Once you go Cross, there is no going back.

Once you go Cross, there is no going back.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-05-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By DJoos
Gore makes some Gor-Tex ones, they are not...

Gore makes some Gor-Tex ones, they are not insulated so you do not overheat, very water proof and durable. They are not cheap though.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,136
Posted By DJoos
In regards to wireless; cross talk is only an...

In regards to wireless; cross talk is only an issue when riding in a tight pack (the transmitters have a short range). If that type of riding comes up frequently and you prefer the clean look of...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By DJoos
yeah, it would be hard to find a bike at Sellwood...

yeah, it would be hard to find a bike at Sellwood in that price point(good shop though). I agree with City Bikes, you could try your luck at Community Cycling Center (17th, Alberta), the bikes there...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-17-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,241
Posted By DJoos
I have found that the temps here do not get low...

I have found that the temps here do not get low enough to warrent a full rain pant, I just wear knee/leg warmers. On cooler mornings I will put on a thermal tight. Most synthetic or wool bike gear...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By DJoos
I think this would be a good idea, if scheduling...

I think this would be a good idea, if scheduling allows I would be happy to help out.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-20-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,153
Posted By DJoos
To be honest, your money would be better spent on...

To be honest, your money would be better spent on a new FS mt. bike. Your Y22 is great for nostalgia but the new stuff around now is way better. If you still choose to get the disc brake tabs there...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-05-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,721
Posted By DJoos
I ride a 42-16, I commute from Beaverton to NE on...

I ride a 42-16, I commute from Beaverton to NE on it and do fine, a little standing is required to get over the west hills but downtown it works great.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-03-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,080
Posted By DJoos
You can remove the seat the sit in some kids...

You can remove the seat the sit in some kids trailers, the Burleys are one that you can. The base of the kids trailers aren't really designed for cargo though and I don't think it would be flat (like...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By DJoos
Unless posted, I believe it is legal to ride on...

Unless posted, I believe it is legal to ride on the sidewalk in Portland. I don't think it is a good idea though, with all the people walking in the downtown area, it is an accident waiting to happen.
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-29-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By DJoos
Going to a shop that does fittings is the best...

Going to a shop that does fittings is the best idea. It could be a few things, having someone look at you on yor bike will narrow it down quickly. Your bike may be too small, could be low core...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-23-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By DJoos
Sellwood uses feldman Bike Repair, Brett Fleming...

Sellwood uses feldman Bike Repair, Brett Fleming at Bike Gallery does some repair as well.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 03-15-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By DJoos
More than close

I recently was lucky enough to T-Bone the side of a car that failed to stay stopped at a stop sign. I was going west on Madison, down the hill, doing about 25mph. I was in the middle of my lane of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,959
Posted By DJoos
I have lived in quite a few places and "on your...

I have lived in quite a few places and "on your left" generally works. I have noticed it doesn't work to well here. I think the problem with "lack of hearing" on the bridges is caused by a couple...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,641
Posted By DJoos
for $670, if you are willing to go that high, the...

for $670, if you are willing to go that high, the 2007 Lemond Fillmore looks pretty nice.
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By DJoos
A full suspension bike is worth the money, but...

A full suspension bike is worth the money, but only if you are willing to spend some (a cheap FS will just be heavy and not work well). Starting with a hardail is a good idea, that is how most people...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-18-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By DJoos
I have had good luck with gatorskins as well,...

I have had good luck with gatorskins as well, your 4 seasons should actually grip a little better, but they aren't as durable for commuting. Going with the 25c's will help, many pros ride that size...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-14-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By DJoos
I like the Ortlieb panniers, they are waterproof...

I like the Ortlieb panniers, they are waterproof (with a 5 year warranty) and come in different colors.

I use a cat-eye computer, it is on its second season, still works great, it has handled the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-06-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By DJoos
Work on climbing with a higher cadence. A slow...

Work on climbing with a higher cadence. A slow cadence forces your legs into an anarobic state wich builds lactic acid, causing pain and fatigue. A higher cadence allows you to stay in an arobic...
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