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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 242,209
Posted By mike_khad1
I have been installing the valve stem where the...

I have been installing the valve stem where the max tire pressure is stamped. I can still locate the source of flats but now when me or the owner is checking tire pressure, the max and minimums are...
Forum: Northeast 11-29-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By mike_khad1
My two cents

My riding is more utilitarian or functional. I have a touring bike and I go shopping with it along with going on trips. I'd recommend you look into the Trek Portland - disk brakes, fenders; you can...
Forum: Northeast 11-28-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By mike_khad1
What about a Tricycle

Will a tricycle work for your friend? If so, she could ride without depending on someone else.
Forum: Northeast 11-28-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By mike_khad1
My multiday trip for 2009

I'm planning a multi-day, loaded tour in April/May 2009. A trip around Adirondack State Park - starts and ends in Schenectady. I purchased the maps from Adventure Cycling.

Schenectady to Lake...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 06-04-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By mike_khad1
Shameless Plug - I like the mechanics at Bike and...

Shameless Plug - I like the mechanics at Bike and Hike (NE Grand) and I like the goodies at River City Bicycles (MLK).
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-03-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By mike_khad1
Put this in your saddle bag - FiberFix Emergency...

Put this in your saddle bag - FiberFix Emergency Spoke - it is in most bike stores. Or online from Harris Cyclery.

FiberFix Emergency Repair Spoke $11.95 Kevlar Cord
Universal Size This...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By mike_khad1
I cycle commute every day - approximately 150...

I cycle commute every day - approximately 150 miles per week. I went through 3 chains last year. One cassette and one replacement of the large and middle chain ring. 0.5% wear on your chain is just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By mike_khad1
You're right - my bad

You're right - my bad
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-15-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By mike_khad1
Seems to me your chain will be too long when you...

Seems to me your chain will be too long when you have the 11/25 wheelset on.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-05-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,293
Posted By mike_khad1
I wear a bluetooth headset while I ride to and...

I wear a bluetooth headset while I ride to and from work - to listen to music. Also to answer the "when are you coming home?" call from my wife. I can still hear traffic noise while rocking to Queen.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-04-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By mike_khad1
My low tech solution. I have 2 five-gallon home...

My low tech solution. I have 2 five-gallon home depot buckets. The buckets nest inside each other. I drilled 1/4 in holes all over the bottom of one of the buckets. That is what my parts go into. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By mike_khad1
change grease in front and rear hubs, and bottom...

change grease in front and rear hubs, and bottom bracket, and headset. WD-40 cables and lube with triflow. Scrub chain with a degreaser and relube. WD-40 shift and brake levers and lube with Tri-flow.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-23-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By mike_khad1
Try this one - click on the link and select...

Try this one - click on the link and select events. http://orbike.com
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-18-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By mike_khad1
If you're looking for used, I'd take a look at...

If you're looking for used, I'd take a look at City Bikes and Sellwood Cycle Repair.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-17-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 870
Posted By mike_khad1
Probably a meandering reply. What I see is a...

Probably a meandering reply. What I see is a difference in the level of OUTRAGE. When a car hits and kills someone in a wheelchair who is crossing the street, there should be some outrage. And not...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,448
Posted By mike_khad1
My understanding of the advantage of threadless:...

My understanding of the advantage of threadless: only one tool needed to adjust (Y-Hex), can allow fine adjustment of bike to person - by changing stems to adjust length and or angle.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-04-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By mike_khad1
I started with this toolset...

I started with this toolset (http://www.rei.com/product/750711) from REI for $70. Over time, I
have since replaced quite a bit of the items with Park Tool items and purchased more. But initially, it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-08, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By mike_khad1
i called them with a laimer issue. I asked them...

i called them with a laimer issue. I asked them if they sold their tool boxes empty so I could put all of my park tools into it. They told me they do but it's really just a plain plastic tool box...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-25-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By mike_khad1
+1

"I rarely save money by building my own wheels but I do get exactly what I want in component mix. I do save money when there is any need for repair for any of the bikes in my family or freind's...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-24-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By mike_khad1
I just laced my first set this weekend - woo woo....

I just laced my first set this weekend - woo woo.
$80 dollars for a pair of wheels is actually pretty cheap.

The materials will cost you the same whether you lace them or the bike store does. 2...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-11-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By mike_khad1
I think that if I fall down a flight of stairs...

I think that if I fall down a flight of stairs because a bunch of bikes made the handrail unusable, the organizers and the convention center probably share in the liability. Certainly I'd have a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-11-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By mike_khad1
I was there on Saturday. They must have announced...

I was there on Saturday. They must have announced 10 times to move your bike outside and that they were going to cut locks on those tied to handrails. The NAHBS webite mentioned to lock your bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-11-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By mike_khad1
I attended and I had a great time.

I attended and I had a great time.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-11-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By mike_khad1
BikePortland.org

It appears that Bike Portland is broke. Does anyone know what's going on?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-08-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By mike_khad1
I addition to the dremel, I have a sharpened old...

I addition to the dremel, I have a sharpened old spoke that I use to poke out the hole.
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