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Forum: Tips & Advice 07-10-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By Ante
The best BBQ in Portland, by far, is Podnah's...

The best BBQ in Portland, by far, is Podnah's Pit.

http://podnahspit.com/

Don't wait too late to go, because once he's out of meat it's over 'til tomorrow.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-07-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By Ante
On when River City has their big sale, it was...

On when River City has their big sale, it was earlier this Spring and I think it will be a long wait until next year. :)
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By Ante
Another steel framed and more 'touring' type...

Another steel framed and more 'touring' type upright drop-bar bike you might consider is the Raleigh Clubman. I got last year's model from River City Bikes during their annual sale and it was a...
Forum: Newbie Forum 04-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,901
Posted By Ante
Sometimes in front of a stop light you will see...

Sometimes in front of a stop light you will see that a thin, circular or diamond-shaped cut was made in the pavement and then filled in with new asphalt. There is a loop of wire under there that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By Ante
YikeBike

Check out this electric folding 'bicycle' from New Zealand:

http://www.yikebike.com/site/home

It's pretty neat!

--Ante
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ante
AdventureDad, thanks. I will call them. When I...

AdventureDad, thanks. I will call them. When I asked the Hollywood Bike Gallery if they had one, they acted if I'd asked them for a lightly-grilled weasel. This has been the normal reaction as I...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-08-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ante
Thanks for the response. If I have to have the...

Thanks for the response. If I have to have the bike shop order it, I might as well just order it myself online.

Just to play devil's advocate: Perhaps if some forward-thinking bike shop actually...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ante
Local source for a ground anchor?

For reasons too sad to relate, I am looking for a "ground anchor" to install in my garage. Does anyone know a local source for one? These are steel plates with hardened steel rings that you can...
Forum: Newbie Forum 09-01-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 174
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 148,767
Posted By Ante
Oh what the hell...

Ok, I'm taking a big chance here that you pedelec haters won't track me down and beat me with your U-locks, as you now know what I look like...

This is my Trek 7.3FX+ that I 'beta tested' and then...
Forum: Newbie Forum 09-01-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,242
Posted By Ante
Welcome fellow Condordia-ite. The City of...

Welcome fellow Condordia-ite. The City of Portland has a series of bicycle maps at:

http://www.portlandonline.com/TRANSPORTATION/index.cfm?c=34809&a=70221

Much of this information is also...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,862
Posted By Ante
I think you're talking about a bicycle made by a...

I think you're talking about a bicycle made by a company named A2B, and, yes, it's more of what I would consider to be more of a 'scooter-type' electric bicycle rather than a 'pedelec' like the Giant...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,862
Posted By Ante
After reading an article on the new e-bike shop...

After reading an article on the new e-bike shop in Portland here on BikePortland, I became interested in them and began researching them online. There are two general types of electric bikes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ante
I spoke with the gentleman who owns the new...

I spoke with the gentleman who owns the new electric bike shop and he doesn't carry these, but he indicated that he's interested in them, too, and would like to ride one to see what they're like. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ante
Kalkhoff electric bike

A recent news post on the front page tweaked my interest in electric-assisted bikes or 'pedelecs'. I was reading a little about them, and, as usual, most of the really interesting bikes don't seem...
Forum: Bikepool Connections 08-28-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,709
Posted By Ante
No one going East? I have to go from this area...

No one going East? I have to go from this area to the northern part of 181st in Gresham, and, as a relative newbie, it would be good to have company. There are stretches that I don't like,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-26-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,091
Posted By Ante
Support sainthood for Sheldon Brown

If you have a Shimano Nexus hub like I do, Sheldon Brown has a bunch of technical information and even the service manual for the Nexus 8 available on his site.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,042
Posted By Ante
My wife is in her mid-thirties and never learned...

My wife is in her mid-thirties and never learned to ride a bike as a child, and is now learning on her own. She started out with a yard sale 3-speed and the 'draisenne' method described above,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By Ante
Arkel Bug?

Does anyone have an opinion on the Arkel Bug? It looks compelling - I can see the value in quickly unclipping it and turning it into a daypack with its hidden backpack straps. Bike and hike...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ante
Why not have external racks on the MAX?

Here's what I don't get - if the issue is that bikes take up too much space inside the train, why require users to take them inside the train in the first place? Surely there are places where...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-04-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ante
Yes, the problem with the 33rd & Columbia...

Yes, the problem with the 33rd & Columbia overpass is on my return from Marine Drive. 33rd goes underneath Columbia in a blind, tight curve and then dumps you off on Columbia, where, not only does...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-03-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ante
This is a lot to take in, but I just wanted to...

This is a lot to take in, but I just wanted to thank everyone for their responses - it's been very helpful.

A lot of you are asking what my budget is, and I have to admit I didn't really have a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-02-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ante
20 questions (Ok, just 10...)

I'm thinking of getting back on a bike and commuting to work. I have lots of questions.

Some background on me:

I'm in my mid-thirties and your average techie. This means my normal daily...
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