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Forum: Newbie Forum 09-11-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 174
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 146,427
Posted By MrBread
meet Seamus

This is Seamus, which is the bike I've ridden off-and-on for ten years, since picking him up at the Vinnie's warehouse in Eugene for $15. It was love at first sight.

...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,885
Posted By MrBread
Well ... there is at least one law.

Toddistic is partly right. There's no existing law requiring cyclists to wear a helmet (if they're over 16, that is), or to not wear headphones.

However, we're all required by law to have lights...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By MrBread
@rainperimiter: I agree 100%. I'm far more...

@rainperimiter:

I agree 100%. I'm far more concerned with the quality of my components than the weight. Besides, shaving a few pounds off the bike wouldn't matter since I'm often carrying multiple...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By MrBread
Raise your hand if you've read the driver's manual this year.

Okay, everybody. I want to take an informal survey of fellow bikeportland-ers.

I'm 27 and never learned to drive (grew up here, then lived in Eugene and NYC, always had a bike, never felt a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-28-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By MrBread
update; still riding Seamus

I'm just cocky enough to assume you're all *dying* to know what I ended up doing, so here's the scoop:

My brother's ridiculous mountain bike is going back to him, after I take it in for a tune-up....
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By MrBread
I hate those islands. I was coasting down NE 21st...

I hate those islands. I was coasting down NE 21st today, approaching one of those (where there is *no* bike lane), and started moving to the left to take the lane, as I usually do. I glanced over my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,616
Posted By MrBread
FWIW: There are signs on the block before those...

FWIW: There are signs on the block before those blocks that say "Hotel Zone", and the bike lane changes to a dashed line ... I slow down, but if traffic's light I'll take the lane next to the bike...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,616
Posted By MrBread
cement plant

That block is a lot better than 2-3 years ago, when there was no bike lane; you exited the springwater, and immediately were jostling with cement-truck drivers who clearly didn't want us (bikers)...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By MrBread
Sorry, the forums weren't working for me or I'd...

Sorry, the forums weren't working for me or I'd have responded sooner. I often bike up the bridge (coming along Broadway on the sidewalk), and (academically) I've assumed I had the right of way, as...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,336
Posted By MrBread
re: taking out the parking; It's never going to...

re: taking out the parking; It's never going to happen because of the Kinko's. I used to work on that corner, and I would pretty much take the lane for all of NE 7th between Schuyler and Weidler ......
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By MrBread
I hate, hate, hate that corner. I ride in NE a...

I hate, hate, hate that corner. I ride in NE a lot, and that corner is one of my least-favorite spots to bike through.
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-18-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By MrBread
thanks for the advice, everyone. the forums were...

thanks for the advice, everyone. the forums were down when I went to check back for replies, and in the meantime (apparently for ten days) I've been reading oodles of stuff online, especially the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-06-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By MrBread
Building a road bike: advice/recommendations?

Short version:
I'm going to build a road bike; any suggestions on frames?


Long version:
My usual ride is a mid-70's red cruiser (named Seamus), but my new commute (up the Alameda ridge every...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-06-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By MrBread
I have a Bell helmet that I bought for exactly...

I have a Bell helmet that I bought for exactly this reason--I've got a big head. Hat shopping is tough, helmet shopping was impossible.

I can't remember the exact model I have, but the Citi looks...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By MrBread
I'll second what has already been said; take the...

I'll second what has already been said; take the lane, and be clear about your signals. The hand signs for "stop" and "right turn" might be confusing, but it's pretty obvious to anybody that if your...
Forum: Route Info 07-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By MrBread
Sabernar: I live on NE 20th & Stanton (between...

Sabernar: I live on NE 20th & Stanton (between Fremont & Knott) and bike past Wilshire Park every day. I also go downtown frequently, so I know the streets pretty well. There isn't a perfect route...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-14-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,804
Posted By MrBread
Not that big of a problem?

I never really have a big issue with finding a place to stow the helmet. If I'm going grocery shopping, I either put it in the basket or cart, or I just tuck it under my arm. Likewise, at a coffee...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-01-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,389
Posted By MrBread
dayglo is the new black

Just don't be one of the chuckleheads I see riding around at 2am with no lights, all dressed in black with their hood up.
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-31-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,943
Posted By MrBread
the lazy route

I've always shied away from spending huge amounts of money for incredibly activity-specific items (like $200 bike-only rain gear), so I've always opted for the "lazy" approach:

I'll just pack an...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-31-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,389
Posted By MrBread
bike lane tips

I ride the bike lanes a lot on NE Broadway (read the close call I posted and you'll see how nutty they can get), and I've found some rules of thumb that help there (and in other bike lanes around...
Forum: General Advocacy Discussion 02-18-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
Posted By MrBread
RANT: I just get tired of the hipster jerks

I spend a lot of time on NE Broadway (I work there and, until recently, I lived there). I bike up and down Broadway a lot, but I walk just as much.

When I bike on Broadway, I always use the bike...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-04-2006, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,744
Posted By MrBread
other side of the building

If you're ever in a fix, however . . .

I worked at the KOIN Cinemas for several years before they closed, and was riding a pretty nice-looking red cruiser that I biked downtown with on a regular...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,035
Posted By MrBread
Sweet

Thanks for the replies. I was gunning for the "go to the shop closest to you" answer, but growing up in Irvington, my folks always took us to Bike Gallery, so I'm still learning the smaller shops,...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 01-29-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,714
Posted By MrBread
ne 12th & broadway

This was a few months ago . . .

I was biking down NE Broadway, to work. I turn onto B'way at 19th, and work at 7th. As I approached 12th, the light was red, but it had been red for a bit, so I was...
Forum: General Advocacy Discussion 01-27-2006, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
Posted By MrBread
Not just in downtown . . .

I don't have the manual handy to quote, but as a conscientious cyclist, I read my Driver's Manual regularly to make sure I'm correctly remembering traffic rules, as a cyclist is generally required to...
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