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Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
Posted By lefty175
I personally do not fully understand the issue,...

I personally do not fully understand the issue, but I understand that a fair bit of the criticism revolves around the BTA's position as the de facto voice of the cycling community, when it often...
Forum: Book Talk 02-23-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,156
Posted By lefty175
I've been really happy with my Zinn and the Art...

I've been really happy with my Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance and I'm going to buy his one on mountain bikes as well.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By lefty175
In the great tradition of K'Tesh

I was riding across the Burnside Bridge today, headed eastbound, when I came upon a hidden hazard and nearly ate it. In the great tradition of K'Tesh, I took photos and now simply need to know who to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By lefty175
The Garmin Edge 205 is a trumped up cycling...

The Garmin Edge 205 is a trumped up cycling computer. Really doesn't do anything more than your typical cycling computer with some, very limited, mapping functions. The one you want is either the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By lefty175
That LeMond looks sick, except that I do not...

That LeMond looks sick, except that I do not think I can get prodeals on LeMond (another caveat). Right now I'm looking at the Novara Buzz Road bike or the Buzz (leaning towards the road if I can...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-19-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By lefty175
The search for the perfect bike:

Okay, so I'm in the market for a new bike for winter riding. Right now I ride a Specialized Sequoia with skinny 700x23c tires. I am ideally looking for a bike with all of these features or ability to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-19-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By lefty175
Amen, that or they're carrying on load on their...

Amen, that or they're carrying on load on their rack and it's obscuring their seatpost blinky. I have two back lights and one front (trinewt) light on my bike, but I've also taken to placing...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,662
Posted By lefty175
:D, might as well put training wheels back on....

:D, might as well put training wheels back on. Actually a sidecar would be pretty sweet . . . If only I could teach my cat to ride in a sidecar while wearing goggles, a leather cap, and a scarf. My...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-19-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,662
Posted By lefty175
Fat v. Skinny (tires, not people)

So, a week ago Monday, I crashed pretty hard on some wet leaves (and stupidly going too fast) while coming home from class in the evening. As of right now my trusty commuting steed is a Specialized...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By lefty175
This is why I've taken to carrying two spare...

This is why I've taken to carrying two spare tubes in my messenger bag. It also comes in handy if you give one away and you keep forgetting to restock you bag.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,189
Posted By lefty175
Exclamation Watch out for the wet leaves

So every Portlander should know of our lovely wet-leaf-mash that we get around this time of year. As a lifelong Portlander, I should be very aware of the leafy hazard; however, this evening I ignored...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By lefty175
So, here's a random question that I'll throw in...

So, here's a random question that I'll throw in here, perhaps you've noticed this. I do not use bike shops very often for maintenance, especially the Bike Gallery (not that I have anything against...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By lefty175
I need to kill my TV too, but is this what you...

I need to kill my TV too, but is this what you were looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynl_o33Ahgo
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,896
Posted By lefty175
I have a number of different strategies. ...

I have a number of different strategies.

First off, when I commute I wear regular street clothes and depending on the weather I either wear rain pants over my other pants or I wear long underwear...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,443
Posted By lefty175
So, there is, from what I've read, truth to the...

So, there is, from what I've read, truth to the fact that it can cause problems. But I've also read and will try to find the articles, that the problem is mainly caused by people who have improper...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,361
Posted By lefty175
Just out of curiosity: where do you keep your...

Just out of curiosity: where do you keep your trinewt battery? That really is the item that bothers me the most when I'm removing/installing items at night. I place mine along the top tube and have...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,361
Posted By lefty175
K'tesh - If you stop at the store on your way...

K'tesh - If you stop at the store on your way home and have to lockup your bike outside, how long does it take you to remove and then reinstall all of your lights? Or do you just hope that no one...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,409
Posted By lefty175
Mrs. Manning and Pellissier look like individuals...

Mrs. Manning and Pellissier look like individuals greatly in need of the physical benefits of cycling.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-10-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,076
Posted By lefty175
Another possibility would be to see if there is...

Another possibility would be to see if there is an online resource linking your make/serial number to a specific model. Here (http://www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/biking/find_serial.html) is...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By lefty175
I like both my Rudy Project "Ekynox SX" and Smith...

I like both my Rudy Project "Ekynox SX" and Smith "Factor" glasses. Both have easily interchangeable lenses, are well designed, unobtrusive, have good wrap around, etc. Now, there are a few...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-06-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,514
Posted By lefty175
I try to downshift when I'm coming to a stop sign...

I try to downshift when I'm coming to a stop sign or light. I, however, sometimes am bombing it, trying to make the light but fail; consequently, I sometimes do not have time to downshift. I try to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By lefty175
Odd-sized screws and parts

Does anyone know a good place in Portland to either buy in bulk or piece by piece odd sized screws? I spent most of yesterday looking for some M4x22mm and M4x18mm screws for my Speedplays. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,623
Posted By lefty175
Looks great, if I may make a suggestion: I'd...

Looks great, if I may make a suggestion: I'd throw some form of locking mechanism on at least your front wheel if not your saddle as well. It doesn't look like this is terribly visible from the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By lefty175
I agree that we do not need to further the bike...

I agree that we do not need to further the bike v. car mentality, but my intent was to point out that the O doesn't focus on what happens almost everyday in this state - hit and runs. While most are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By lefty175
Radball or Cycleball is pretty much a German...

Radball or Cycleball is pretty much a German invention. What's interesting about it is that none of the guys make any money off of it. There's no (or incredibly little) sponsorship, instead the guys...
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