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06-14-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By PdxMark

What's scarey is that they are in round when in...

What's scarey is that they are in round when in the box.
05-12-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By PdxMark

I've orbered bearings from these guys: ...

I've orbered bearings from these guys:

http://www.vxb.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
Forum: Touring
05-04-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By PdxMark

Portland to Vancouver in the summer? I'd prefer...

Portland to Vancouver in the summer? I'd prefer a light vest, like a PI Zephyr, or a wool undershirt from Rivendell, or both. It's not likely to be very cool, and those two items will cover ALOT of...
Forum: Touring
05-04-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By PdxMark

This Carradice Nelson Longflap worked great for a...

This Carradice Nelson Longflap worked great for a weekend of light touring in cool conditions that required warm clothes.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By PdxMark

I have a 6 volt Niterider Digital. I've replaced...

I have a 6 volt Niterider Digital. I've replaced the bulb once, about 2 years ago, in 5-6 years of commuting. The battery also lasted about 4 years, and I think it's problem was that I allowed it...
04-26-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By PdxMark

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=...

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=14312&highlight=snakeskin

Here's my cotton bar tape weave plus shellac project on my commuter fixie. I used yellow and brown velox tape and amber...
04-26-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By PdxMark

I've been doing lots of fixed gear riding. I'd...

I've been doing lots of fixed gear riding. I'd get knee pain two ways... braking too much with the pedals and starting too hard from stops. I mainly use my brake now, with just minor speed...
04-26-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By PdxMark

I've ridden a few centuries on my fixies, and a...

I've ridden a few centuries on my fixies, and a couple week-long 500 mile (supported) tours that included 5000' climbing days and sustained 12%-14% grades. Fixed distance riding is great, but brakes...
03-17-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By PdxMark

I wanted to include a couple color options for...

I wanted to include a couple color options for you to choose from.
03-17-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By PdxMark

The infamous Open Pro creak... I love my Open...

The infamous Open Pro creak... I love my Open Pros, but they do creak sometimes, particularly when they dry out after getting good and wet. I put a drop of oil in each eyelet from the outside (not...
03-17-05, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By PdxMark

Here's what I did... weave plus shellac... ...

Here's what I did... weave plus shellac...

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=14312&highlight=snakeskin
03-14-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By PdxMark

You ought to get the Metro Bike Map, which is...

You ought to get the Metro Bike Map, which is available from any bike shop. The map grades roads throughout the region according to bike friendliness. It lets you know where bike paths are (as...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,135
Posted By PdxMark

The good folks at the Burley co-op in Eugene...

The good folks at the Burley co-op in Eugene Oregon make a great jacket. It's my year-round waterproof shell. It doesn't fold up super compactly, but I use it summer and winter. The trick is...
02-26-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By PdxMark

I used this advice once, but forgot one critical...

I used this advice once, but forgot one critical second step... Once the freewheel breaks loose, REMOVE THE QUICK RELEASE. I shredded a hub by continuing to remove the freewheel with the quick...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By PdxMark

I ride up there sometimes. Generally I agree...

I ride up there sometimes. Generally I agree that it's best if riders ride on the side of the bridge for the direction they're going. On that bridge, though, I haven't been able to find the access...
02-24-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,032
Posted By PdxMark

I just replaced a BB. LBS wrench suggested that...

I just replaced a BB. LBS wrench suggested that I grease AND use Teflon tape, the latter to help seal the threads. I did it and the sky hasn't fallen yet...
02-23-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,234
Posted By PdxMark

wow... 1000 feet in a mile... that's a serious...

wow... 1000 feet in a mile... that's a serious hill. Is it paved?
02-22-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,415
Posted By PdxMark

Sounds like a brevet relay... It would be MUCH...

Sounds like a brevet relay... It would be MUCH more fun out on the road. Good lights on the bikes, good road selection, and it will be much, much more fun than 2 hour slogs on a trainer...
02-22-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,234
Posted By PdxMark

I made it up a short section of 18% on my 44/17...

I made it up a short section of 18% on my 44/17 fixie, but would have stalled if it were of any significant length. 12% and 14% sections separated by sustained 8% and 10% grades were alot of work,...
02-22-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,473
Posted By PdxMark

OS2 was (is?) an IBM operating system

OS2 was (is?) an IBM operating system
02-17-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By PdxMark

Interesting. The anodizing/paint must weigh more...

Interesting. The anodizing/paint must weigh more than a gram...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,131
Posted By PdxMark

Now you can try switching to fixed gear. It's...

Now you can try switching to fixed gear. It's been a great way to commute for me for the past two years. No coasting at all. And it's alot of fun too.
02-16-05, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By PdxMark

I hear that the Portland Wheelmen has a weekly...

I hear that the Portland Wheelmen has a weekly ride on Sudnays, starting in Vancouver. I go on weekly lunchtime rides from downtown. I'm the only fixie, but I keep up for most of the time...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By PdxMark

Viewpoint doesn't have the side lighting that the...

Viewpoint doesn't have the side lighting that the Cateye LD1000 does. But in my opinion, I think that lighting angle is relatively unimportant. The side lighting that matters is for cars that are...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By PdxMark

Rear lights: Vistalite Total Eclipse vs. Viewpoint Flashpoint

I recently picked up a couple new rear lights: a Vistalite Total Eclipse (7 LEDs) and a Viewpoint Flashpoint from Performance (9 LEDs). I turned them on side-by-side and was amazed at the difference....
Forum: Commuting
02-12-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,550
Posted By PdxMark

LED Front Lights: Cateye EL500 v. Planet Bike...

LED Front Lights: Cateye EL500 v. Planet Bike Super Shot

I recently picked up a Cateye EL500 front light (one 1 watt LED). Last year I got a Planet Bike Super Shot (one 1 watt LED) to use on...
02-07-05, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By PdxMark

I have a five thousand or so miles on mine. I...

I have a five thousand or so miles on mine. I just replaced the the rear drive side bearing and bottom bracket. The wheels are pretty tough. I attribute the bearing/BB failure to occaisionally...
02-03-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By PdxMark

Out of curiosity, how much more than $23.38 per...

Out of curiosity, how much more than $23.38 per wheel will you now be spending?

I've had good experiences with BikepartsUSA. I might have even bought the rear equivalent to the wheel you bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By PdxMark

Better Campy levers and Shimano brakes than...

Better Campy levers and Shimano brakes than Shimano levers and Campy brakes...
02-03-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By PdxMark

Any number of cyclocross frames would accomodate...

Any number of cyclocross frames would accomodate a wide range of tire sizes. They are a good all-purpose compromise between mtb frames and most raod frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,105
Posted By PdxMark

I rode many parts of the Cascade route last year...

I rode many parts of the Cascade route last year during different brevets. I drove the northern end of the Gold Rush route this past December, down from Goose Lake. My preference is toward the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-05, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,105
Posted By PdxMark

I rode my first Super Randonneur series last...

I rode my first Super Randonneur series last year. It was a great challenge, and I can't wait to do it again this year.

I think that RAAM is not a randonneuring event. RAAM is a race and...
02-02-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By PdxMark

The chainring is attached behind the crankarms to...

The chainring is attached behind the crankarms to maintain a straight chainline. It's a result of using a road-style crankset. It's how it's suppoed to be.
02-01-05, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By PdxMark

Page 11: Gear 68 to 90 as desired. ...

Page 11:

Gear 68 to 90 as desired.

we're wimps, folks...
02-01-05, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By PdxMark

These folks have any reflective tape you could...

These folks have any reflective tape you could want:

http://www.identi-tape.com/safetymisc.htm

I have the Sew-on Retro-reflective Vest Trim (2" Fluor. Yel. Vest Trim with 3/4" Silver-Gray...
Forum: Touring
12-16-04, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By PdxMark

Yuck. It looks like Frankenstein's forehead...

Yuck. It looks like Frankenstein's forehead...
12-15-04, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,584
Posted By PdxMark

I saw a broken Specialized carbon seatpost this...

I saw a broken Specialized carbon seatpost this summer, and the owner was not very big at all. It broke just below the seat clamp, far from the clamp bolt, so it wasn't an obvious over-clamping...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-04, 11:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,109
Posted By PdxMark

"Steep" depends on conditioning, gearing, and...

"Steep" depends on conditioning, gearing, and finally, grade. Most of us in hilly territory get used to highway-grade hills of 6% of so. Hills of 8%-10% can feel steep if your conditioning or...
12-13-04, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,715
Posted By PdxMark

A cyclist lawyer who deals with cycling issues in...

A cyclist lawyer who deals with cycling issues in his practice had a different take. He said that our state (Oregon) would connect a non-driver's license bicycling ticket with your driving record,...
12-03-04, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By PdxMark

My Wet Bike Heresy Redstone gives the...

My Wet Bike Heresy

Redstone gives the widely-accepted advice, and I agree about the importance of having well-greased bearings and framesaver inside the frame. But for me, the...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-04, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,026
Posted By PdxMark

4 or 8 miles. Fixed gear.

4 or 8 miles. Fixed gear.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-04, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By PdxMark

It's a commuter. Do nothing on a daily basis...

It's a commuter. Do nothing on a daily basis other than park it out of the rain as much as possible. I wipe & lube my chain every couple of weeks and clean the grit off the rest of the bike when it...
Forum: Touring
10-31-04, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By PdxMark

A two-speed fixed gear hub: ...

A two-speed fixed gear hub:

http://www.thebikesmith.com/special.htm

Rear cog is 18 teeth, and low gear is 30% smaller. Choose a chairing to suit your needs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-04, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,201
Posted By PdxMark

Keep riding the hills. Just enjoy the climb and...

Keep riding the hills. Just enjoy the climb and don't worry about your sped. You'll get better over time. Of course, depending on the length and grade, there are some hills most of us would go up...
09-29-04, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By PdxMark

I just rode a 420-500 mile tour fixed gear with...

I just rode a 420-500 mile tour fixed gear with 44x17x170. It all depends on how long and steep that one hill is. 1000 feet at 5% is one thing (not a big hill - use your gearing), 3000 feet with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-04, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,330
Posted By PdxMark

I agree with paying attention to the width...

I agree with paying attention to the width dimension. I have a B17N and a Swift, both of which are about 15 cm wide rather than the 17cm width of the B17. I'm 165# and have 32" waist. Bigger folks...
09-20-04, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,774
Posted By PdxMark

I ripped a pair of new-ish shorts and just...

I ripped a pair of new-ish shorts and just hand-stitched the holes closed. The repairs are innocuous and durable and, if anything, are like battle scars. Hand-stitching is a great repair option for...
09-10-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By PdxMark

Out of curiosity - why the switch? The cost of...

Out of curiosity - why the switch? The cost of fork, headset, & stem is going to add up with little (or no) functional improvement.
08-19-04, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By PdxMark

Richard Benson at http://www.hardwoodgallery.com/...

Richard Benson at http://www.hardwoodgallery.com/ has sometimes carried wood framed bikes. He might be able to help you out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By PdxMark

I do. Mine is Bike 3 on the commuter page.......

I do. Mine is Bike 3 on the commuter page.... not that it's a commuter, but it IS a great bike. Fits like a glove, rides like a dream. 600km brevet with no aches at all. A great bike.
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