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Forum: Tips & Advice 09-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,834
Posted By geoff
If you can true a wheel, you can build one....

If you can true a wheel, you can build one. Lacing was a little bit confusing, but that's where the YouTube vids came in.

Yes, the bolt was loose. I hadn't touched it before, so I didn't even...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,834
Posted By geoff
This is my first set of wheels. I watched a few...

This is my first set of wheels. I watched a few youtube videos and read Jobst Brandt's book called The Bicycle Wheel and of course Sheldon Brown's website. It's not too terribly difficult as long...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-28-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,834
Posted By geoff
They are tektro 545(?) cheapie caliper brakes...

They are tektro 545(?) cheapie caliper brakes that came on my madone 3.1. The components for the wheels are Velocity A23 rims, DT Competition spokes and Ultegra hubs. I did use a spoke tension...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-28-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,834
Posted By geoff
rear brake clicking problem

I have a new bike with only about 340 miles on it. I handbuilt a new set of wheels for this bike and ridden with them for about 140 miles. For about the last 20 miles or so, there is a clicking...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,901
Posted By geoff
My plan is to rely heavily on the training I...

My plan is to rely heavily on the training I received while wrestling in Middle school and High school for six years. In addition, I have spent the last nearly, six years studying Taekwon Do. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,797
Posted By geoff
Every time I ride around a traffic island now, I...

Every time I ride around a traffic island now, I think about this thread. Visibility is not a problem at all for any of the islands on my route.

The only thing I can think of is that the guy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,485
Posted By geoff
I am quite a dept at ignoring ads (in all...

I am quite a dept at ignoring ads (in all mediums), so if you get paid to show them to me, I really don't care what they are for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,485
Posted By geoff
how would just loading a web page cause them to...

how would just loading a web page cause them to get your email address?
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2007, 05:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,797
Posted By geoff
generally, I like them. I can ride an almost...

generally, I like them. I can ride an almost straight line and go around them, so they don't affect my momentum much at all. I haven't' had problems with seeing, and I think it makes cross traffic...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,988
Posted By geoff
I came up with these: * The sideWALK is for...

I came up with these:

* The sideWALK is for walking
* It doesn't hurt (or kill) to slow down
* I love my commute. Do you?
* Does my helmet make me less vulnerable?
* We're dying for you to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,074
Posted By geoff
I've seen the new york u-locks at downtown bike...

I've seen the new york u-locks at downtown bike gallery.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By geoff
I can't imagine that if someone hits your car...

I can't imagine that if someone hits your car with thier hand you would be justified for "self-defense."

In fact, I just saw something like this on Judge Judy. A "pedestirian" went up to someone...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,073
Posted By geoff
If someone passes me, I feel they are giving me...

If someone passes me, I feel they are giving me an invitation to draft. If traffic allows, I don't just ride up behind someone and stay behind them though.

I actually like to draft and be...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-07-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,523
Posted By geoff
shoe covers?

I have never used them, so I picked up some cheap shoe covers to see if I liked them.

I used them for the first time this morning, and I noticed that on the foot that put down, the road has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,453
Posted By geoff
I rarely eat fast food, but i think this policy...

I rarely eat fast food, but i think this policy is absurd. We should organize a ride that goes through drive throughs. If we got a mass of riders to order one at a time, I think the fast food...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,342
Posted By geoff
Is a bus driver going to patient enough to give...

Is a bus driver going to patient enough to give you enough time to install a ulock?
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-16-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,840
Posted By geoff
Even though they are out of your price range,...

Even though they are out of your price range, test ride some $1000+ bikes. Ride some cheaper bikes too. Ride some mtbs, hybrids and road bikes. That way you can get a feel for the style that...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By geoff
I emailed Giro not too long ago about any type of...

I emailed Giro not too long ago about any type of recycling program that they offered, but they never got back to me. :(
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-26-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By geoff
It finally happened...

I have been commuting daily for a little over two months now, and I was hit by a car this morning. It happened on SE 52nd between Foster and Powell. I was moving along about 20mph in the gutter,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,044
Posted By geoff
bicycle boulevards

In light of the recent, intentional collision on Clinton, I have been thinking about ways to discourage angry, frustrated people in cars from using the bike boulevards to avoid traffic.

The speed...
Forum: Route Info 09-06-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,586
Posted By geoff
Thanks for posting this. I've had this problem...

Thanks for posting this. I've had this problem too, and taking the lane at the "elk" works out perfectly. It's no problem keeping up with cars in this section either!
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-09-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,635
Posted By geoff
Ok, I've been too busy riding to bring it to BG. ...

Ok, I've been too busy riding to bring it to BG. However, I decided that I would completely remove the front wheel and re-seat it. The vibration has substantially decreased. I think this weekend...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-08-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,635
Posted By geoff
I checked all of that stuff, and it happened...

I checked all of that stuff, and it happened again this morning. :(

I guess I'll have to bring it back in to Bike Gallery.

Thank you for all of the suggestions.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,635
Posted By geoff
brake question on new bike

Hi,

This weekend I purchased a new Trek 7.6FX so I didn't have to commute on my mtb anymore.

Well, occasionally, when I brake hard, the whole front end vibrates quite a bit. It feels like...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-06-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By geoff
I picked up a really nice tirreno razza 3.0 from...

I picked up a really nice tirreno razza 3.0 from performance bike for $720. It's their own brand, but I've heard the frame is made by fuji. It is has a lightweight aluminum frame with carbon seat...
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