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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,161
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Riding a bicycle is much like being thrust into a...

Riding a bicycle is much like being thrust into a boxing ring. Be careful out there.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Wider tires provide better traction and...

Wider tires provide better traction and cornering. And yes, I think that your rim that can ride a 23 should be able to handle a 25.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-09-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,843
Posted By Solid_Spoke
I don't recommend pepper spray. The spray going...

I don't recommend pepper spray. The spray going back into your eyes is a real threat. There are many better alternatives than spray..
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-09-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,669
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Just bring your expensive bicycle inside. I do,...

Just bring your expensive bicycle inside. I do, and just carry the bike through the aisles. This works perfectly if I just need a quick something to eat post ride. Don't bring your bike inside and...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Co-Motion Norwester, a complete through Co-Mo....

Co-Motion Norwester, a complete through Co-Mo. The lifetime warranty does not cover "acts of God".
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-07-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,669
Posted By Solid_Spoke
I will bring my road bike into the store or...

I will bring my road bike into the store or coffee shop ONLY during times of slow business. I don't enjoy riding "beater bikes" for errands because it isn't fun, enjoyable, or plush enough of a ride....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
The shop didn't have to do what they're doing. I...

The shop didn't have to do what they're doing. I didn't even ask: the manager came to this decision after talking with the owner. Bike Gallery went above and beyond what those "hardened shops" would...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
The frame is being sent back to Co-Motion,...

The frame is being sent back to Co-Motion, repairs and paint will be paid for by Bike Gallery.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Ultegra 6800, not sure how much force was pushed...

Ultegra 6800, not sure how much force was pushed exactly, and it was my left foot that drives the pedal at a stop (right foot down).
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Yes, I agree it is expensive. And owning one was...

Yes, I agree it is expensive. And owning one was a dream of mine for a long time. That is why I saved. Co-Motion is handmade in Eugene, OR. I like the idea of a quality bicycle made in the US by...
Forum: Commuting 06-06-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,715
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Good topic! I don't tolerate the heat well....

Good topic! I don't tolerate the heat well. Anything above 95F is too uncomfortable for me to enjoy riding my bicycle. During those times when I'm required to ride (such as commuting), I will...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Co-Motion lifetime warranty does not cover "acts...

Co-Motion lifetime warranty does not cover "acts of God". I completely understand that...but think that Shimano should have covered it. Thankfully the Bike Gallery in Beaverton, Oregon, has excellent...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
None taken, I understood :)

None taken, I understood :)
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
The Bike Gallery called. Shimano is shipping a...

The Bike Gallery called. Shimano is shipping a new crankset today, and that is great, but I am far more concerned about my frame. I'll get another call back by today or tomorrow with more details.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
I purchased the bike as a complete from...

I purchased the bike as a complete from Co-Motion, and the bike shop who is a dealer put it together. I expect this to be fully covered. No excuse for a 6 month old $4500 bike with low miles to do...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
and $10 that Shimano won't cover my $1800 frame....

and $10 that Shimano won't cover my $1800 frame. Just great. I'll have to see what the shop says tomorrow after they contact Co-Motion.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
No odd sounds prior to this event, the bolts were...

No odd sounds prior to this event, the bolts were tight.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Chainring bolt broke. The bike is 6 months old.

Chainring bolt broke. The bike is 6 months old.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Ultegra 6800 chainring snap - frame dented and cut

Stopped at an intersection waiting for the green. As soon as it turned green, I started pedaling and heard a SNAP!. Coudln't pedal the bike, had to coast to the other side. When the inner ring...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-30-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 7,410
Posted By Solid_Spoke
One of the advantages of cycling IS being able to...

One of the advantages of cycling IS being able to safely roll through red lights AFTER stopping to make sure the coast is clear. When cycling, I always treat stop signs like yield signs, and red...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 05-30-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Is this saddle adjustment safe? (photo)

I'm using a stock Thomson Elite seatpost until I get a seatpost with setback, per my professional fitter. In the meantime he setup my saddle like this. You can actually see in the photo that the...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-05-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,220
Posted By Solid_Spoke
I'd take the $3,000 and put it towards a Moots...

I'd take the $3,000 and put it towards a Moots Vahmoots.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-05-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By Solid_Spoke
Fastest e-bike available today

Looking for a fun e-bike, either to buy ready to ride, or a kit to outfit on some other bike, that is capable of 25-35 MPH speeds and has long range capabilities. Any ideas? :thumb:
Forum: Commuting 05-05-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By Solid_Spoke
I recommend Reflexite REF-DB Retroreflective V92...

I recommend Reflexite REF-DB Retroreflective V92 Daybright Tape, found on Amazon...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-05-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Solid_Spoke
^^ Good advice. You don't want to crack a $150...

^^ Good advice. You don't want to crack a $150 seatpost like I did once...
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