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Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By handfab
I lived in Minneapolis for a couple years. The...

I lived in Minneapolis for a couple years. The difference between Portland and Minneapolis is that there are LOTS of seperate paved trails that circle several lakes and snake their way around the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-10-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,707
Posted By handfab
grease that stem

Glad to hear you didn't have to resort to drastic measures. I've experienced many stuck stems and seat posts as a mechanic.

One last tip I hope you've been told: put a thin film of grease on the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By handfab
stop

Back in the day when mountain biking started I used to ride in an area that shared trails with horse riders.Mountain bikers were new to the horses and they usually got spooked. When we crossed paths...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-04-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By handfab
single speed MTB gearing for road

Hello all,
I switching over an old mountain bike to a single speed street communter set-up. The online recommendations I've read for off-road riding is a 2:1 chainring to cog ratio ( ex. 38t...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,130
Posted By handfab
My point of bringing up the incident had nothing...

My point of bringing up the incident had nothing to do with legal issues. Its more about the choices the rider made that put him in a situation that was potentially more harmful than if he had chosen...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,130
Posted By handfab
Burnside rage

Today, I witnessed the aftermath of a near miss between a rider and a car. They were both heading east on West Burnside at 11th. While stopped at a red light at 11th the rider yelled profanities at...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 50,888
Posted By handfab
A Sunday in Hell

The best bike racing documentary ever! In my humble opinion.

1976 doc of the Paris-Roubaix. It was a battle between the titans of the day Eddy Merckx, Roger DeVlaeminick, Freddie Marten and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,554
Posted By handfab
I know thats what it may seem. I did not take...

I know thats what it may seem. I did not take pleasure in seeing the other guy get a ticket. I didn't have time to warn him. He was behind me wearing headphones and passed me as we continued through...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,554
Posted By handfab
I think it is a matter of degrees regarding the...

I think it is a matter of degrees regarding the level of disregard for traffic laws. When I saw the motorcycle cop pull out and turn his lights on- I thought to myself-busted! I'm willing to take...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,554
Posted By handfab
thanks!

This morning I was commuting southbound on N. Vancouver about to turn right on Russell and I noticed someone had wrote on the pavement "cop" with chalk.

I was about to roll through the red light...
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