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01-18-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By mcavana

So Frustrated. :( Please help

Got my wifes new bike today. It is a Felt cafe 7.

So far this purchase isn't going well. Wife test drove it and all was good except for a loud front squeeky brake. Told mechanic that break pad...
01-15-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By mcavana

I had mistyped... it isn't 21" it is...

I had mistyped... it isn't 21" it is 18".
01-15-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,581
Posted By mcavana

Ha Ha.... It is a brooks saddle. The older...

Ha Ha....

It is a brooks saddle. The older and more seasoned it gets, the more it is worth to the owner. this light scratch will make it look another year or two older if anything, adding value....
01-15-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By mcavana

Here are all the details on the bike: Frame...

Here are all the details on the bike:

Frame & Fork:
Felt Café frame, relaxed geometry, 6061 aluminum w/hydroform top tube, smooth welding, replaceable derailleur hanger. Felt Café fork, custom...
01-15-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By mcavana

1.) She thinks it is a truely beautiful bike (she...

1.) She thinks it is a truely beautiful bike (she has only seen the pictures.) She loves the color and thinks it looks classy and sexy (these are HER words, not mine.) She even wants to get pink...
01-15-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,581
Posted By mcavana

you guys are funny... It is a leather...

you guys are funny...

It is a leather saddle. It has a unique blemish on it. If you have to have a saddle that looks identical to all the rest, I recomend a trip to wally world. It is easy to...
01-15-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By mcavana

Is this a good bike for my wife...

Looking to upgrade my wifes bike. The family (me, wife, 14 year old son, 10 year old son) rode 15 miles yesterday on a local trail. Everyone did well but my wife struggled quite a bit at the end. ...
01-13-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By mcavana

thank you!

thank you!
01-13-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By mcavana

Holy crap! Those of you that are riding at...

Holy crap! Those of you that are riding at maximum PSI for no particular reason really need to try the formulas mentioned in this thread. I took my first 15 mile ride last night with the new...
01-13-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By mcavana

20 x 2.25 tire mm question

I am putting a basic cat eye computer on my sons bmx style bike.

Question is, the book does not have 20x2.25 tire size in its chart, so I don't know what mm to set the computer at. Does anyone...
01-12-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By mcavana

Wow! I am learing a lot on this thread. ...

Wow! I am learing a lot on this thread. according to the spreadsheet linked in post number 7, if my tires are 38mm, the correct tire pressures would be 78 psi in the rear wheel and 39 psi in the...
01-12-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By mcavana

Thanks for all the help guys. More info: ...

Thanks for all the help guys.

More info:

The tires are "Kenda KWest High Pressure" 26 x 1.5. Max pressure 100psi. Not sure of minimum pressure, I am at work now and forgot to look.

They...
01-11-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By mcavana

custom bike, psi question

I have a trek 6700 mountain bike frame that I completely rebuilt into a road touring bike. Right now 100% of my ride time is on paved roads. Just getting back into bike shape so I am not touring......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By mcavana

Ha Ha... this is true.

Ha Ha... this is true.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By mcavana

LOL! Yes, I have already done this with the...

LOL! Yes, I have already done this with the local folks. :) No reason to lie about what really happened on here though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By mcavana

Yep. I was riding along peacefully... looked to...

Yep. I was riding along peacefully... looked to the side, looked forward again and the bottle was already in the air about a foot from hitting my face. The timing of it was enough to startle me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By mcavana

I can't believe how far lights have come since I...

I can't believe how far lights have come since I stopped... I used to use a cygolyte LED system that (1)wasnt that brite and (2) was big and bulky and (3) used up an entire water bottle holder for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By mcavana

I'm BACK!!!! :) commute, tour, group, you name it!

You have to have been around for a while to remember my ugly mug...

I commuted for years... And I did some unsapported solo tours... I was in a bike club that rode every week. As a true clydsdale...
07-25-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By mcavana

Timmhann... I believe we spoke before... years...

Timmhann... I believe we spoke before... years ago. Your words are an inspiration. No those idiots can not dictate my course in life... In fact, just 2 weeks ago, for no particular reason I dusted...
07-24-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By mcavana

Yes, I do realize that smartass. Tell, me. When...

Yes, I do realize that smartass. Tell, me. When did you live in Jax? When and where did you normally ride?
07-24-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By mcavana

That is because around here it is. See the giant...

That is because around here it is. See the giant cut on my eye in my avitar? That was from someone throwing a bottle at my face on the way to work one morning. I am sure there are some bad places...
07-24-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,603
Posted By mcavana

haven't logged in for over a year. This is why

I stopped commuting to work over a year ago. In fact I haven't rode a bike at all in the last year. Those of you that have been around for a while might remember me. Used to post multiple times...
03-27-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 21,163
Posted By mcavana

any of you low carbers still alive? any of you...

any of you low carbers still alive? any of you non low carbers kick a low carbers ass????

LOL sorry, a lot of time has passed, and here i am.... still trying to figure out how to drop some...
03-27-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,677
Posted By mcavana

lol.... it has been a while... 262 and...

lol....

it has been a while...

262 and counting... anybody still out there?


mike
Forum: Touring
03-27-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By mcavana

sorry i have been gone for so long...

It was not by choice though...

I was diagnosed with riderdickfalloff itus. Yes, for the experienced, most have encountered it. It is the phenomenum where all of a sudden you don't feel like...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By mcavana

don't forget to pop the clutch!!!!

don't forget to pop the clutch!!!!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By mcavana

please forgive me, but my honest...

please forgive me,


but my honest response is .... DUMBASS


so, you left your lights on, you puchased crappy locks, and did not bother to lock your wheels.... reality check... wtf?
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,247
Posted By mcavana

"wake up fat kid... it's time to go to school" ...

"wake up fat kid... it's time to go to school"


\...........
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,798
Posted By mcavana

slap the leader in the face... then tell him...

slap the leader in the face... then tell him never to do it again.


then get his autograph, and put it next to lance armstrongs :)
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

N4AOU You have until 8:00pm tonight to get back...

N4AOU You have until 8:00pm tonight to get back to me with your mailing address. If you do not get back to me by then, you will forfit your prize, and we will have to have a third contest. Please...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

I still have not received a private message from...

I still have not received a private message from the winner!!! n4zou, please send me a private message with your address so i can send the lights! If you don't reply soon, you will forfit your...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

Thank you all for your entries.. honestly, it...

Thank you all for your entries.. honestly, it was extremly close between 7 of you, but in my honest opinion, the clear winner hear is:



Honorable Mention:
Forum: Commuting
10-31-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

contest will end at 8:00pm (eastern time) nov 1....

contest will end at 8:00pm (eastern time) nov 1. I believe there is a clear winner so far...

Mike
Forum: Commuting
10-28-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

My favorite reason lately came when I stopped...

My favorite reason lately came when I stopped commuting for two weeks and my fat, sloppy co-worker said "I don't blame you for stopping the whole bicycling to work thing... it is too dangerous to...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-06, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By mcavana

the origional poster needs to check out the light...

the origional poster needs to check out the light contest... this has potential...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,297
Posted By mcavana

if she was hot, and you didn't get her number...

if she was hot, and you didn't get her number (after the clear invite) than you, my friend were the A$$ HOLE...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,583
Posted By mcavana

you don't use that crap (left arm bent signaling...

you don't use that crap (left arm bent signaling right turn) when on a bike. You should point the way you wish to turn with the coresponding hand (ie. turn right, point with right hand. turn left...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,297
Posted By mcavana

need more info... was she hot?

need more info... was she hot?
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mcavana

Ha Ha Ha.... :)

Ha Ha Ha.... :)
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

Ok, the three front runners so far: ...

Ok, the three front runners so far:







Rule 4: You can enter as many times as you like.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

(i can not win) but my reason is over 10,000...

(i can not win) but my reason is over 10,000 miles to the gallon. (of oil that is... i do use a lot of oil on my chain and stuff)
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

you know... i also have a standard trek red...

you know... i also have a standard trek red blinkie that I no longer need... it is a 5th string backup. I will include it in the prize!!!!!


yes dalmore, you are elligable!

mike
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,022
Posted By mcavana

another free light give away!!!! Round 2..

Ok, Round Two....

This is where it all started.... http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=236504

I, the light winner, here by pledge to give up my brand new high quality LED light and 3...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mcavana

Yeah, they were 21 bucks for 12. but if you are...

Yeah, they were 21 bucks for 12. but if you are using it only seconds at a time, that box will last for quite a long time!
10-24-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,882
Posted By mcavana

what a great thread title... I think someone...

what a great thread title... I think someone should step up and write a book.... I would buy it :)
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By mcavana

I received the light!!!!! Thank you!!!! ...

I received the light!!!!!

Thank you!!!!

BUT

I realize now that this is a much nicer, much brighter led light than I expected it to be. I already have some pretty good lights, and quite...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mcavana

flashlight security; worth the upgrade

I got my sure fire G2 flashlight based on everyones recomendations (for night time down town self defence) . It was 36 bucks at my local army navy store. the 60 lumen bulbt it came with was pretty...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,013
Posted By mcavana

hey, i wonder if that flashlight holder would...

hey, i wonder if that flashlight holder would securely mount a surefire G2 flashlight... any of you guys that have the mounts have this flash light? (it would be nice to be able to flash high beams...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,013
Posted By mcavana

i find that the more and brighter the red lights...

i find that the more and brighter the red lights i have in the back, the more the local rednecks are likely to yell at me, and carry on in general. My wife had a good point though... that is...
10-22-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,680
Posted By mcavana

Troll!!!!!!

Troll!!!!!!
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