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Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Quentin
DIY bike trailers

So I'm thinking about building a bike trailer for hauling cargo, and I'm just looking for some ideas and input from anyone who has done a similar project. Probably a flatbed with a short railing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,758
Posted By Quentin
Not really, I can find the repair if I look...

Not really, I can find the repair if I look carefully but it's way too small to affect the way the tire rides. I removed the tire from the rim so I could put superglue in the cut and then pinch it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,758
Posted By Quentin
Now I have Conti GP 4 Seasons 25C tires on both...

Now I have Conti GP 4 Seasons 25C tires on both of my bikes. I found a pretty deep cut about a 1/8 inch long in one tire with less than 100 miles on it and repaired it with superglue, and 40-50...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,041
Posted By Quentin
Russell, I'm glad you are OK. Make her pay for...

Russell, I'm glad you are OK. Make her pay for every penny of your expenses. If your bike frame is bent or cracked, make her buy you a new bike. Small claims court might be a swift, economical way...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-29-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,994
Posted By Quentin
I just put the phone number for the City of...

I just put the phone number for the City of Portland street cleaning department in my cell phone. I've noticed a lot of broken glass in bike lanes everywhere I go, and it's frustrating that none of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,758
Posted By Quentin
That sounds like a good idea, I think I'll try...

That sounds like a good idea, I think I'll try it. Do you notice any change in ride quality?

Thanks everyone for sharing your useful ideas. I think my Rubino tires will last 2-3 more months...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,758
Posted By Quentin
canuck, that's a good point, maybe I expect too...

canuck, that's a good point, maybe I expect too much from tires that aren't really designed to last. Sounds like the Conti GP 4 Seasons tires are designed to last longer, if they get a glass cut...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,758
Posted By Quentin
Let's talk about tires!

Don't you just hate finding a piece of glass stuck into your new $50 tire? I've been pretty fortunate to have had very few flats, but I'm wondering if it is worth it to try repairing cuts and nicks...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,653
Posted By Quentin
motorcycle cops watching Rose Quarter transit

6:40 p.m. 10-27-08, I just observed 2 motorcycle cops sitting in the Rose Quarter transit center. I asked one what they were looking for and he said they were looking for bicycle violators. This is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,353
Posted By Quentin
Rohloff speedhub 09?

I've read a few bits and pieces about the new and improved speedhub in development from Rohloff, but I can't seem to find any official news about it. Supposedly it will be 20% lighter and smaller,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,703
Posted By Quentin
Absolutely outrageous. Gross negligence on the...

Absolutely outrageous. Gross negligence on the part of those awful cyclists for smashing up his taxi with their bikes. Look at that broken windshield. The trauma of waking up from his nap to find...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By Quentin
Thanks for the comments. I have a single speed...

Thanks for the comments. I have a single speed and a geared road bike, so either the Shimano Nexus 8 or single chainring/geared cassette sound like good choices. I'm a bike junkie so I always have...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-06-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By Quentin
Question Gears: derailleur and multispeed cassette in back with just one chainring in front?

Does anybody ride with a regular cassette and derailleur in back and only one chainring and no front derailleur? I've been thinking about setting up a bike like this, front derailleurs can be a bit...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-06-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,148
Posted By Quentin
A U-lock on the saddle? How does that work? ...

A U-lock on the saddle? How does that work? Here's a tip I learned recently, maybe it was from somebody here, I can't remember: a thief with a hex wrench could steal your seat, handlebars, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By Quentin
Does anyone know about the really tall crosswalk...

Does anyone know about the really tall crosswalk pushbutton at the Foster Road crossing? I haven't ridden out there in several months, but I remember it was about 5 or 6 feet tall, very strange. ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-17-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By Quentin
Building up a bike yourself will definitely cost...

Building up a bike yourself will definitely cost you more, but you will learn a lot. Or you could test ride a lot of bikes until you find the model and size you like and then watch for one that's...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-01-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,449
Posted By Quentin
Any advice for painting carbon fiber?

I bought a new Easton carbon fiber fork and I want to paint it. I realize this will probably void the warranty, but if done properly it shouldn't cause any problems. I was thinking of using a small...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,625
Posted By Quentin
I couldn't attend, but it sounds like the event...

I couldn't attend, but it sounds like the event was a lot of fun and it would have made Lars Larson very angry.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,206
Posted By Quentin
Pretty soon I will be riding a Ti frame bike with...

Pretty soon I will be riding a Ti frame bike with no decals, so if I ride it around town I'll just have to carry the extra weight of two Kryptonite locks and a seat cable. Carrying two locks will...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,206
Posted By Quentin
Sorry if I offended you, every situation is...

Sorry if I offended you, every situation is different and I don't know all the details. I certainly felt like a dumbass after I got robbed and saw how easily I could have prevented it, and it's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,206
Posted By Quentin
Some thoughts on bike theft.

Bike theft seems to be a never-ending problem, and it is always disappointing to see so many accounts of stolen bikes. Having been a victim of a home burglary myself, I can relate to the frustration...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Quentin
Granted that more drivers are courteous and...

Granted that more drivers are courteous and considerate than not, it still seems unfair that cops would conduct sting operations specifically designed to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Quentin
Do cops ever go undercover on bicycles to catch bad drivers?

Hi everyone, my name is Quentin. I'm new to PBF and I've enjoyed reading many of your discussions so I finally joined. I recently read a story in the Oregonian about state police riding shotgun...
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