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Forum: Pacific Northwest 04-30-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By alfonsol
Doing STP? Need a Fit?

I just opened a small bike fitting studio in Fremont. I would like to offer any STP riders this year 25% off of a full bike fit. So if you have any concerns about aches and pains shoot me an email...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-24-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 592,138
Posted By alfonsol
I was that friend! I was way to busy scratching...

I was that friend! I was way to busy scratching out my very first crit finish with the pack to worry about you guys up front. Good racing you guys.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-10-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By alfonsol
My thing is that when I removed the weight I...

My thing is that when I removed the weight I simultaneously removed a scapegoat I could use for anything bad in my life.

"That girl rejected me. If I were only thin!"

becomes

"That girl...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-30-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By alfonsol
Triumph is opening in Renton (so they are a move)...

Triumph is opening in Renton (so they are a move)

I've heard rumblings of Counterbalance re-opening in queen ann in the near future. Apparently that particular location lost a lot of employees...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-09-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By alfonsol
Mercer Street Update

They broke ground today and I perused the web for interesting comments but most of what I found was either blindly-critical or car-centric, or both. Does anyone here have a though I might not have...
Forum: Commuting 04-22-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By alfonsol
Curved Wood Fenders

Curved Wood Fenders exist. And they are beautiful.

http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/

WOOD!
Forum: Commuting 04-06-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,286
Posted By alfonsol
Just put it on your rack with some bungee cords...

Just put it on your rack with some bungee cords or twine or rope. It should be fine if you bike gently. A bungee net would do the trick.

lay the box diagonally on the rack (with a corner...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By alfonsol
Yep, that wound up being the trick! So it's a...

Yep, that wound up being the trick! So it's a Selecta BB with 2 different bearing sizes. How odd. Thanks for all the responses =-D.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By alfonsol
Well, the spindle seems to be Shimano; at least...

Well, the spindle seems to be Shimano; at least the chainrings and crank are branded Shimano Selecta. The cups don't really have any branding that we can see but they do have the letters "CB" etched...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By alfonsol
'79-ish Puch with Weird BB Design?

We have a late-70' to early-80's Puch Marco Polo with a perplexing bottom bracket. When we opened it up to re-pack the bearings etc etc we discovered that there were 2 different sizes of bearings,...
Forum: Commuting 01-14-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,779
Posted By alfonsol
Wow, thats really nice to hear about. What city?...

Wow, thats really nice to hear about. What city? San Diego?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-18-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By alfonsol
Boiled Linseed Oil in Small Amounts?

I would like to get some BLO for my wheel builds. But all the places I go seem to only sell it in HUGE amounts. Has anyone here managed to by a more reasonable amount?
Forum: Commuting 12-16-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,307
Posted By alfonsol
Happened to me once. I went after him with a golf...

Happened to me once. I went after him with a golf club in my underwear. He gave the bike back.

Happened to me again! I bum-rushed him from behind and put him over the bike rack.

Generally I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-15-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By alfonsol
Heaviest You Can Start?

I have a buddy who is on the weight-loss train. I've been talking up all the benefits of cycling that I've reaped in my time in the saddle and he went ahead and put down the Seattle-To-Portland as a...
Forum: Commuting 12-11-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By alfonsol
Y'know, that's not terrible advice. A lot of...

Y'know, that's not terrible advice. A lot of times I wind up missing breakfast until I get in because I wake up latish. I'm gonna put down a decent breakfast tomorrow morning and see if that affects...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-10-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,593
Posted By alfonsol
It depends on the tire. Often the tire is treaded...

It depends on the tire. Often the tire is treaded such that it should a certain way. You can usually find an arrow on the tire-wall that points the the direction of rotation.
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-10-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By alfonsol
Got my Big Dummy Frame

...at a charity auction! I'm super excited to build it up. I've decided to go with an SRAM i-motion 9 for my rear hub, but can't really figure what to do with the front crank. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By alfonsol
I bet you do this too!

Here's an "any one else do this" thread for ya:

When I get into work I'm in sort of a post-ride daze. After a few miles of focusing on not getting hit by a car and not hitting an ice-patch and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-09-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,591
Posted By alfonsol
I wish my handle wasn't my actual name =-D. ...

I wish my handle wasn't my actual name =-D.

I can't remember if there was more involved, but I have a memory of eating enough pizza to purge involuntarily. Even today, if I order a pizza, that...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-07-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,404
Posted By alfonsol
Wow! Thanks for adding something completly...

Wow! Thanks for adding something completly ******** and for putting your 2 cents in.....TOOL![/QUOTE]

Hmm, bummer, I was shooting for cleverly satirical =-(.

What I meant to say was: The mere...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-04-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By alfonsol
Tea! If you don't already have one,...

Tea!

If you don't already have one, cultivate a taste for plain tea. I didn't like it at first but I slowly started to gain a taste for tea. If you take it plain (which you SHOULD, unless you...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-02-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,404
Posted By alfonsol
Well, I think that radioshack radioshacks the...

Well, I think that radioshack radioshacks the radioshack pretty radioshackly. But can see how radioshack might radioshack. Radioshacked radioshacks can often radioshack if the mainstream radioshack...
Forum: Commuting 12-02-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By alfonsol
Thoughts on Armadillo?

I have a pair of beefy armadillo 700x38's. I've put a lot of city-miles on them and occasionally I find thing embedded in them that would have caused a bad day. ie:...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-01-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,311
Posted By alfonsol
I only wear earbuds in traffic. The surrounding...

I only wear earbuds in traffic. The surrounding noise drowns out most of my music anyway. And along with my music that noise drowns anything else out, like other cyclists. There's really no...
Forum: Living Car Free 11-27-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,261
Posted By alfonsol
That is true in the extreme. I almost /never/...

That is true in the extreme. I almost /never/ want to ride to work, but the knowledge that just a few moments on the back will wash that away gets back on it.

If I'm sick sick, I generally stay...
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