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Forum: Commuting 03-05-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By westlafadeaway
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm shopping...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm shopping for new pedals and shoes now. Hopefully in a month I'll be back on the bike, at least commuting. Luckily my wife is a marathon runner and she did a...
Forum: Commuting 03-05-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By westlafadeaway
If I get tixs I will be... even with crutches!

I have a hotel room, a flight.... all refundable. Now I just need to get tix for Soldier Field:notamused:
Forum: Commuting 03-04-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By westlafadeaway
careful commuting in speed pedal cleats: severe ankle sprain

Just a heads up to those who commute in speed play pedal and shoes. I did a horrible twist on my ankle that will have me in recovery for at least 6 months to a year, and a heads up to be careful if...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-28-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,470
Posted By westlafadeaway
I should know very soon. She is an attorney and...

I should know very soon. She is an attorney and my boss was basically begging her to become a partner- he was turning (and is now) 70 and he wants someone here in case he can't work suddenly. So...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-27-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,470
Posted By westlafadeaway
It didn't start out like that. At first I...

It didn't start out like that. At first I thought she was joking. She went from joking to all out hatred in just a few seconds- she was in front of my cubicle and my other boss was waiting for...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-27-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,470
Posted By westlafadeaway
so I had a heated discussion with a bosses about cyclists

I'm pretty upset and I need to unload this.

My boss was talking about how he got a ticket for running a stop sign. I pointed out he's always *****ing about bikes failing to stop and he turns it...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-27-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By westlafadeaway
post it on youtube.

post it on youtube.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,578
Posted By westlafadeaway
I just built my first set of wheels last weekend...

I just built my first set of wheels last weekend and last night. I finished the front and put it on today and I have put about 100 miles on the rear and I didn't stretch out the spokes enough so...
Forum: Southern California 04-07-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By westlafadeaway
I'd like to throw out a thank you too. I live in...

I'd like to throw out a thank you too. I live in the valley and am trying to do 10-30 miles before heading home from west LA, so I am going to use your map to skip the sepulveda bus (761) because it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By westlafadeaway
I already took it apart.... sorry. Let me try it...

I already took it apart.... sorry. Let me try it again this week and maybe the second time around it will click. Mick ran and got the similar number I did- or close thereto- to I am going to try...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By westlafadeaway
I was hoping that someone here would say that a 1...

I was hoping that someone here would say that a 1 mm mistake is enough to make it so the wheel would be flimsy. I guess not, so I'll post more info. I tightened the nipple to the point that no thread...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By westlafadeaway
building a new wheel- spoke length question

This is my first try at wheelbuilding. I got the parts and followed the sheldon brown method. So far so good. Laced the wheel and tightened each nipple until the thread just dissapeared on each...
Forum: Asia 03-28-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By westlafadeaway
Someone up above posted what I encountered- I...

Someone up above posted what I encountered- I don't know if it is the same company

http://www.balibikeadventures.com/ubud-cycling-tour-rates.html
But the pictures of the ride was similar. Now I...
Forum: Asia 03-28-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By westlafadeaway
It was really cool. They drove us to the top of...

It was really cool. They drove us to the top of a decent size mountain/hill, and we just rolled/pedaled down to the base. We went through about 6 or seven villages, even encountered a small school...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-18-13, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By westlafadeaway
yes Air- I meant the cartridge... I was a little...

yes Air- I meant the cartridge... I was a little tired at the time of my post... I finally figured it out- it was that my cassette must have been just a hair loose and one of the rings was rubbing...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-16-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By westlafadeaway
bottom bracket problem or chain length?

I replaced the front chainring and something's wrong- the crank seems to have resistance at every 1/2 revolution; it seems to increase in tension, then eases, then increases tension, every half turn....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-10-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By westlafadeaway
cny- that's a good point about better...

cny- that's a good point about better understanding the parts, not the rules. That's my big problem.... I need to sit down tomorrow and tend my rear derailler, so I'm reading here to get a feel. I...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-10, 01:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,902
Posted By westlafadeaway
My work and home are seperated by a 1,200 foot...

My work and home are seperated by a 1,200 foot foothill that jsut isn't a pleasant ride here in Los Angeles (Sepulveda Pass) and for a while I'd bike to, and then tak the bus home, but the stress of...
Forum: Southern California 07-22-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By westlafadeaway
I think that was our basic idea.... thanks for...

I think that was our basic idea.... thanks for confirming.
Forum: Southern California 07-22-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By westlafadeaway
Thanks for everyon'es input. Well, we are...

Thanks for everyon'es input.

Well, we are starting at Union Station because we live in the Valley, so we'll take the subway over to Union Station and then go from there. We don't have any...
Forum: Southern California 07-21-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By westlafadeaway
how hard (level wise) to bike from LA Union Station to Newport

I passed my bike bug to my wife. :love: She has a nice specialized Vita bike (really nice hybrid) and wants to try biking the LA River from downtown to Long Beach then over to Newport Beach,...
Forum: Southern California 07-21-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By westlafadeaway
Mulholland to at least Wilshire.... and as far...

Mulholland to at least Wilshire.... and as far down as it goes. They are going to be adding a reversible lane in the tunnel... why I don't know, but it makes no sense at all. I ride there during...
Forum: Southern California 07-21-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By westlafadeaway
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, got caught up in...

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, got caught up in things.

There is a CAC meeting (not sure what "C" stands for in the Advisory Committee, but I got this email today:

Dear CAC member,

This...
Forum: Southern California 06-29-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By westlafadeaway
Hey Kevin, thanks for responding. We are...

Hey Kevin, thanks for responding.

We are just starting to get our bearings and figuring out what to do. I can add you to our email list. So give me an email addie and I'll forward you the email...
Forum: Southern California 06-28-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By westlafadeaway
Sepulveda Pass work being done: demand bike lanes!!!!

The city (particularly Metro and LADOT) will be doing major work on the Pass in the coming months/years. I've attended a few meetings concerning bikes and Metro couldn't be straightforward with us ...
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