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12-14-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By Binda

I love Mackinac Island. Granted, the tourists...

I love Mackinac Island. Granted, the tourists whizzing by on tandems is more than a little scary. But definitily a neat place to visit. Make sure not to go on a big holiday though...the crowds are...
11-22-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Binda

I would love to get a subaru...I've heard they're...

I would love to get a subaru...I've heard they're great for all the snow we get up here, and you can pack so much sh*t into them. The roof rack would be wonderful for skiing trips and biking. Handy...
10-15-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Binda

Tightening front QR: Brakes Rubbing

I don't understand the mechanics behind this, but it's happening. I can't tighten the front quick release lever as much as I normally would. If I tighten it snugly, the tire can't turn freely, and...
10-13-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Binda

I love my Nalgene bottles too - hot or cold...

I love my Nalgene bottles too - hot or cold stuff, dry or wet, it all goes in there. Plus, the fact that I can boil it whenever it starts getting 'funky', or if I forgot to clean it out...wonderful....
09-30-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By Binda

Both on one side....how does that work? Is it...

Both on one side....how does that work? Is it hard to apply only one, or more of one than the other?

- b
09-23-05, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,714
Posted By Binda

<$300, so not in the same class as most of the...

<$300, so not in the same class as most of the rigs posted so far.

Have a friend w/this one 2005 Gary Fisher Advance:

http://trekkc.com/site/images/library/large/fisher_advance_orange_05_m.jpg ...
09-15-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,889
Posted By Binda

Well, I'll agree with one thing. Acera =...

Well, I'll agree with one thing.

Acera = junk.

Either the guys at my LBS aren't quite with it, or this system is crap, because I'm having to have it adjusted a lot.

That will be my first big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,011
Posted By Binda

Hmm....I feel obligated to do a little b*tching...

Hmm....I feel obligated to do a little b*tching here....

I am a 200lb+ woman...but I am NOT lazy. I bike everywhere - my car is parked in the back yard, saved only for drives home (which is 100...
09-01-05, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Binda

Interesting... We definitely get a lot of...

Interesting...

We definitely get a lot of snow here, and they like to dump salt on the roads when the temps are warm enough.

I think what I'll do is look for a beater bike, although I'm not...
08-31-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Binda

New to winter riding - needs tips

Hello all,

I'm a college kid who's sick of driving their car a mile to school in the winter, so I'd like to start riding my bike.

I currently only have a 2005 Gary Fisher Wahoo that I use for...
08-10-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,554
Posted By Binda

I highly recommend the MSF course as well. I...

I highly recommend the MSF course as well. I took it this summer, and learned so much! I felt truly much more confident in my abilities after taking it.

That is my plan sometday - to own a...
08-08-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Binda

Green Bay, WI - trails?

I'll be in Green Bay this weekend for vacation, and was wondering if anybody could point me out to some good local trails. Any that are really well marked, but still fun?

I'm an intermediate rider...
08-08-05, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Binda

Singletrack will be more fun... :) - b

Singletrack will be more fun... :)

- b
07-12-05, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,591
Posted By Binda

It's entirely too shiny. Go get some dirt on it....

It's entirely too shiny. Go get some dirt on it. :)

- b
07-12-05, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Binda

But is it really that bad that equipment is...

But is it really that bad that equipment is getting more specialized? XC frames are light, and freeride are meant to take a beating, downhill even more so...I don't see why it's a problem to have two...
06-30-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Binda

I've just recently noticed mine does the same...

I've just recently noticed mine does the same thing - when I push on the left pedal, I get a weird creaking sound.

I have yet to really take a look at it though. But, I did just get some new...
06-21-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Binda

I have a bontrager seat post and saddle, and I...

I have a bontrager seat post and saddle, and I just noticed I just bent the saddle rails too - do I have to buy a new post too? And if I can just buy a saddle, does it have to be a bontrager, or are...
06-19-05, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Binda

I've been in your position before, and for me...

I've been in your position before, and for me learning from my boyfriend was just not a good idea. His teaching style (tough-love sort of - just go for it) really didn't fit my personality (timid -...
06-15-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Binda

Tech does have some nice trails - the system I...

Tech does have some nice trails - the system I was on (which is really close to campus) has about 18 miles of stuff to ride on. Lots of bridges, skinnies, and decent single track. Link: Tech Trails...
06-15-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Binda

Interesting that you found riding lines, etc....

Interesting that you found riding lines, etc. didn't help....

I guess I'm still learning, and still have balance issues - I couldn't ride on a narrow curb before, but can now. Still working on...
06-14-05, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Binda

Skinnies freak me out - I've been practing on...

Skinnies freak me out - I've been practing on painted lines on roads, and also on riding on curbs, but still have a hard time.

No pics... :( I was gonna have a friend take a pic of the mess, but...
06-14-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Binda

Rode my first teeter-totter...awesome!

I came back to my hometown of Houghton, Michigan for a couple of days, and hit some of the local trails at Michigan Tech. They had a beginner section with some small bridges, and a teeter-totter -...
06-14-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Binda

Viosport Website (http://www.viosport.com/) ...

Viosport Website (http://www.viosport.com/)

This is a company in my hometown - I've seen their stuff used on MTV.

- b
06-09-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Binda

Is there any way I could be shifting wrong, or...

Is there any way I could be shifting wrong, or cleaning the chain wrong? I've used suggestions found on this site for cleaning the chain, and I'm fairly sure I lube it up enough after cleaning...
06-09-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Binda

Gee Neil, you're smart. :) Couldn't have been...

Gee Neil, you're smart. :) Couldn't have been the link I posted in the first message that gave it away, could it? Here is the link again: (everything on it is stock).
...
06-09-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Binda

I put the link to the bike in the top of the...

I put the link to the bike in the top of the first message. Here it is again (everything on it is stock).

http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/full_specs.asp?series=genesis&bike=Wahoo

- belinda
06-09-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Binda

Bike keeps breaking - rear derailer...

Bike: Fisher Wahoo (http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/full_specs.asp?series=genesis&bike=Wahoo)
Bought less than 2 months ago - less than 25 rides on it. Has already had it's 30-day tuneup.

About...
06-08-05, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 996
Posted By Binda

Dude...no link, no pic???? Maybe third time...

Dude...no link, no pic????

Maybe third time will be a charm....

- b
05-31-05, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By Binda

Man, they make it look easy, don't they? I'd...

Man, they make it look easy, don't they? I'd have bitten it on the first turn...lol

- b
05-29-05, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Binda

"you're not the coldest beer in the fridge" -...

"you're not the coldest beer in the fridge" - noice! haven't heard that one yet...lol

Industrial, you need to get a clue. I realize most 16 year old boys are cocky a$$holes, but you top the cake...
05-27-05, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Binda

the cable was good up until the anchor bolt - it...

the cable was good up until the anchor bolt - it was the excess that was only being held on my a strand or two.

I dropped it off at the shop today (it's rainy, and I have to work anyways - it'll...
05-26-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Binda

Well, it's broken off right after the anchor bolt...

Well, it's broken off right after the anchor bolt - I just went and looked at it. There is one strand of wire holding the rest of the cable on w/the crimp on it.

Damn...maybe I'll have to drop it...
05-26-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Binda

Excess brake cable sheared off...

On my rear v-brake the excess cable sheared off (the part that has the little metal crimper/nub thing on it - real techinical terminology, I know). I bump it with my foot a lot, so I'm assuming...
05-25-05, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Binda

What's a BB? - b

What's a BB?

- b
05-23-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Binda

Well, my first superman impersonation came...

Well, my first superman impersonation came earlier than I thought it would. I bit the dirt today, over the handlebars. :)

Only a few little scratches though, as I was going slow when it happened....
05-23-05, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By Binda

Do you tip your LBS mechanics?

My bike started shifting badly this weekend, so I brought it in this morning to get it worked on. I have mtn. biking class at 12:30, so that gives them less than 2 hours to work on it, and he said...
05-23-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Binda

That was a great idea on their part. The fact...

That was a great idea on their part. The fact that you started talking probably helped a lot.

I know I've been on horses who, when they see something like a person on a bike for the first time, I...
05-21-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Binda

I did orinally have my saddle set at roading...

I did orinally have my saddle set at roading length - I fixed that the day after I went out w/the class. I didn't realize how much more control I would have with it lowered. I lowered it a little,...
05-20-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Binda

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! One...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

One thing I noticed today when I went out and road is how much I lean on my handlebars, and I think it might be hindering me a lot. I tried to focus on it, and...
05-18-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Binda

Wow - my technical skills are lacking, bigtime!

I just bought a mtn. bike this spring (about a month and a half ago?). I've been doing riding on local paved bike trails, and the occasional snowmobile trail, just trying to get my legs and lungs in...
05-16-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Binda

Bekologist - har har. :) I assume you've...

Bekologist - har har. :) I assume you've encountered U.P. weather firsthand?

It's supposed to warm up here this week, so hopefully I won't have to worry about this too much longer. I can't wait...
05-16-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Binda

What to wear on bottom half in cooler weather?

I have no problem keeping my upper body warm, as it's easy to layer things, but, what do you wear when it's cold out (25-45 degrees) to keep your legs warm? I hate riding in jeans because they're...
05-09-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,068
Posted By Binda

There are wild donkeys? That's crazy... ...

There are wild donkeys? That's crazy...

There is a guy in my town (20,000 people, so not some little podunk town) who has trained his dog to ride alongside him while he rides around town. It's...
04-28-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Binda

alcahueteria - thanks for the compliment. Web...

alcahueteria - thanks for the compliment. Web designing helps pay the bills. :)

And thanks for the tips on the reflectors...I'll have try to get them off later.

I've wussed out of riding...
Forum: Foo
04-28-05, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Binda

Holy welcome to the 90's batman....

Holy welcome to the 90's batman....
04-25-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Binda

Speaking of reflectors (as someone said earlier)...

Speaking of reflectors (as someone said earlier) - how the h*ll do you get them off the spokes? Do they just pop off?

I'm afraid to ream on them to get them off.

- belinda
04-24-05, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By Binda

Karldar - No advice, but I did notice that...

Karldar -

No advice, but I did notice that you're from Murfreesboro. I lived just south of Columbia for a few years.

I've never ridden any of the trails down there - are there any you would...
04-16-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Binda

It all makes sense now. :) Thanks guys. -...

It all makes sense now. :) Thanks guys.

- belinda
04-16-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Binda

Another newbie here... "A. Im using clipless...

Another newbie here...

"A. Im using clipless so its cheating big time
b. I cant do hop very high at all even when cheating"""

Why is it 'cheating' to have clipless pedals? Does it make it...
04-16-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,430
Posted By Binda

juniorcaveman - that IS impressive...(the truck...

juniorcaveman - that IS impressive...(the truck bed part....not the 'can't get over the curb part :D )

- belinda
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