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Forum: Touring
09-21-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Freud

Well I guess I wasn't fast enough. It was sold...

Well I guess I wasn't fast enough. It was sold earlier yesterday before I called. :(
Forum: Touring
09-20-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Freud

Good deal or should I keep looking?

http://bend.craigslist.org/bik/846569689.html

I found this while browsing my local CL today. I am in the market for an inexpensive touring bike to get my feet wet into this new hobby. I don't want...
Forum: Touring
09-15-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Freud

This is one reason I was a little discouraged. I...

This is one reason I was a little discouraged. I never see good used touring bikes in my area. My Craigs list is a dead end when it comes to finding deals on good bikes.


Thanks to everyone for...
Forum: Touring
09-13-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Freud

This is one thing I was thinking. I thought I...

This is one thing I was thinking. I thought I might come out slightly cheaper if since I have so much time to deal shop and wait for deals. The idea is hard to believe that it would cost more to...
Forum: Touring
09-13-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Freud

Is it a wise choice to build up a touring bike? Detailed inside

So I found a touring frame in my size on Nashbars site for $150(marked down from $220 it says) I was wondering if it would be worth my time and money to build something like this up with my chosen...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Freud

Imagine the things he delivers that are from...

Imagine the things he delivers that are from places like that. I bet there are some pretty obvious company names.
07-21-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Freud

There is a thread in the CV forum titles "Fram...

There is a thread in the CV forum titles "Fram Painters." You can also google it thats how I found this article. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repainting-An-Old-Bicycle/ There are a lot of...
Forum: Touring
06-04-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Freud

This is something I was wondering. It doesn't...

This is something I was wondering. It doesn't look to be as large as the poster says.
Forum: Touring
06-04-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Freud

Nm

Nm
Forum: Touring
06-04-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Freud

Is this a decent entry level touring bike?

I've been looking for a bike to take a first tour on and see whether touring is for me or not. Obviously since I have never tried touring I don't want to spend a lot of money to find out I don't like...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Freud

Any suggestions on what I should search for?...

Any suggestions on what I should search for? Searching for touring in the touring forum yields a lot of results.
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Freud

Trying to find a touring bike

I have been searching Craigslist and Ebay for several months trying to find a semi decent bike to get into touring.(I don't want to spend a lot of money until I find out how much time I can dedicate...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,981
Posted By Freud

How early do some of you commute?

How early do you leave your house to commute in the morning? Do you guys eat before you leave? How long is you commute and what time do you start?

I get up at 6am and try to leave the house around...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Freud

I have a chrome messenger bag that I use. I...

I have a chrome messenger bag that I use. I believe the size is the metropolis. It works really well and is a well built bag. Suits my needs just fine. :)
04-30-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,095
Posted By Freud

Starting tomorrow I am going to make a solid...

Starting tomorrow I am going to make a solid effort at riding my bike to work at least 3 times a week. I'm also going to be trying out the envelope budget method that some of the other members has...
11-11-07, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Freud

Thats funny, because I can never seem to find any...

Thats funny, because I can never seem to find any good deals on Ebay, everything always seems to be so expensive.
10-18-07, 04:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,015
Posted By Freud

I work at a big chain grocery store and we...

I work at a big chain grocery store and we encourage people to bring their own bags. In fact we give a 5 cent credit towards your groceries for every bag you bring and use. Living in a college town...
Forum: Foo
10-17-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Freud

Black Friday 2007

Anyone going to be doing any deal hunting this year? What are you after?

On a personal note. Does anyone know of any good deals at bike related sites or stores?
10-16-07, 03:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,786
Posted By Freud

So your friend was high and you weren't sure if...

So your friend was high and you weren't sure if he had pot on his person. Then you fault the cop for "giving you hard time". To me this sounds like good police work, arresting people involved in...
10-15-07, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Freud

What do you do at the games? Give people rides or...

What do you do at the games? Give people rides or something?
10-13-07, 01:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,127
Posted By Freud

This really hits close to home. Very sad to hear,...

This really hits close to home. Very sad to hear, my heart goes out to her friends and family. :(
10-11-07, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Freud

I think the chances of me finding a complete set...

I think the chances of me finding a complete set up for $20 is slim to none. The pickings on my CL or pretty slim and I would have to go clear to Eugene to find one and even then it will be well over...
10-11-07, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Freud

Well then I wish I actually lived in Portland. I...

Well then I wish I actually lived in Portland. I go to OSU, I live in Corvallis, I've searched CL and ours seems to not get too much traffic. But I could go to Portland if need be.
10-11-07, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Freud

Help me build a cheap decent bike...please?

Inspired by some comments in another thread I call upon the talents of the FG/SS community to help me build my first single speed. Some were saying they could built a good bike for less than $150, I...
10-10-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By Freud

Gerv, Do you have any pictures of yours that...

Gerv,

Do you have any pictures of yours that I could reference when trying this? Thanks for the idea. :D
10-10-07, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By Freud

I have scoured the internet looking for easy DIY...

I have scoured the internet looking for easy DIY panniers. All of them seem to require industrial sowing machines or then generally come out looking very cheap. I would like to find plans for...
10-05-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Freud

I like the fade personally, but some people might...

I like the fade personally, but some people might lean towards a clean solid line. The question is, what do you like? You're the one that is going to look at the paint job.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By Freud

I am so jealous of you guys who find great deals...

I am so jealous of you guys who find great deals on CL/Goodwill/garage sales. I can't ever seem to find anything around here.
10-03-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By Freud

You have to do what you have to do. You said it...

You have to do what you have to do. You said it yourself, you need more options. Just because you have the car doesn't mean it has to be your main mode of transportation. Being car free isn't an...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-07, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 978,356
Posted By Freud

Wasn't very good today. The weather had caught me...

Wasn't very good today. The weather had caught me off guard and unprepared bike wise. No fenders, and no back rack. On my way I was cut off by a guy in a van and since I am fairly new to clipless...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,589
Posted By Freud

On the same note, I ride my bike to the bus stop...

On the same note, I ride my bike to the bus stop and then take the bus to campus. Is there anything wrong with leaving my bike outside in the weather?(Rain or Heat)

I have done this by accident a...
09-11-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Freud

Very nice work! :)

Very nice work! :)
Forum: Commuting
09-11-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Freud

People that steal are low. Is that store...

People that steal are low. Is that store independently owned? If so you may not be taking from Trek but from the store owners pocket. Besides all stealing does is raise the prices for us people...
09-11-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By Freud

Roody, You say to keep an eye out for an...

Roody,

You say to keep an eye out for an older MTB this no suspension to use in the winter. What are some brands that you recommend? What are some things to look for in a good Road or MTB that I...
09-11-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By Freud

So after reading some posts... It would be...

So after reading some posts...

It would be OK to use my Specialized MTB at my winter commuter as long as a take care to clean in and lube it regularly? My other bike is not top of the line, but...
09-10-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Freud

Last minute bidding software is fair. It comes...

Last minute bidding software is fair. It comes down to a simple rule, the person willing to pay the most will win the item regardless. Doesn't matter if bid 2 seconds after the item was listed or 2...
09-10-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By Freud

In relation to donr's post about cost and gear...

In relation to donr's post about cost and gear that you need. Can any other car free cyclists chime in on recommended gear needed for both hot and cold weather cycling? Did you buy the best or did...
09-09-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By Freud

The hardest part for me is doing all of my days...

The hardest part for me is doing all of my days errands, say running to the post offices, grocery store, hardware store, home. Especially when they are all spread apart like that.

Also having to...
09-09-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,880
Posted By Freud

How did you guys prepare to go Carfree? Currently...

How did you guys prepare to go Carfree? Currently I would say I am close to car lite. But it seems like there is more to it then just "stop driving." What kind of gear did you get? Did you have a...
09-09-07, 01:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,642
Posted By Freud

Since I am new to cycling and making it my new...

Since I am new to cycling and making it my new way of commuting, things were a little more expensive for me. But I will share some lessons learned. :)

Thrift Stores- CL, GoodWill, Local thrift...
09-05-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,642
Posted By Freud

We need to get some more suggestions/ideas for...

We need to get some more suggestions/ideas for this thread. :)
09-03-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,400
Posted By Freud

We argue about the amount I spend on bikes and...

We argue about the amount I spend on bikes and bike related things sometimes. I just tell her its a hobby that I enjoy, much like she enjoys decorating the house and spending money on that. I keep...
09-03-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Freud

I'm lucky enough that corrosion is a small...

I'm lucky enough that corrosion is a small concern. It doesn't usually snow here, just nine months of what seems like solid raining. So no salt on the roads means that I am comfortable taking out my...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

You could do what I do and set several alarms, I...

You could do what I do and set several alarms, I usually set them about five minutes apart.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-07, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

Chephy, no sadly I do not get lots of days off. I...

Chephy, no sadly I do not get lots of days off. I only get Sundays off. I've worked this job for the last tow summers. From when Spring term ends(Around June 15th) Till Fall term begins(around...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

The hardest part for me is the ride home. As one...

The hardest part for me is the ride home. As one member pointed out a 13 hour day is long and when its time to go home you just want to be home 10 minutes ago. But I think the ride home will provide...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

Well, every morning that I get up at 6am I always...

Well, every morning that I get up at 6am I always think to myself. "I could have gotten up just 15 minutes or a half an hour earlier and biked to work and felt refreshed and awake. Instead I drive...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

I've packed all of my work clothes into my...

I've packed all of my work clothes into my panniers, my lunch will fit into my trunk bag so I am going to semi convert this into my lunch box for now. The only problem I have run into is I have no...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By Freud

Early Morning Commuting

I start work at 7am during the summer(its a farm job driving equipment). I usually work 13 hour days, so from 7am till 8-8:30 I am at work. I commute by bike during the school year but I find it...
08-27-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,095
Posted By Freud

I don't carry my debit card on me for the sake of...

I don't carry my debit card on me for the sake of not making impulse purchases.

another thing I do is try not to eat out much, when I find myself thinking of grabbing something out or making an...
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