Last Activity:04-19-2014 6:43 AM
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Posted in thread: Do you pay your bike mechanic enough? on 02-14-2014 at 02:41 PM
Its a unique situation. My mechanic is a mobile mechanic who doesn't have a "brick & mortar"
shop. He has a box truck that's his shop and drives to your location. He's very convenient
since makes "hou...
Posted in thread: Do you pay your bike mechanic enough? on 02-14-2014 at 03:40 AM
I do my own simple maintenance & repair jobs but I use my trusted mechanic for important jobs.
I usually tip him $10-$30, depending on the job.Sent from my XT907 using Bike Forum mobile app
Posted in thread: Repairing a damaged rim on 12-04-2013 at 04:18 AM
I used a needle file and oil to file down the sharp edges and burrs. The rim sure looks ugly;
it pains me to look at it. I'll put a tube and tire on it in a couple of days to test it out.
Posted in thread: Repairing a damaged rim on 11-23-2013 at 03:16 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. There are some spots on the rim edge that are sharp and that's the
area that concerns me. I was worried about smoothing out the gouges and having the rim strength
Posted in thread: Repairing a damaged rim on 11-22-2013 at 08:17 PM
My Cannondale SuperSix came with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels. I was on a descent when my front
tire blew out. I was successful in braking slowly on gravel to stop without crashing. My front
rim ended ...
Posted in thread: How many century rides? on 04-28-2013 at 04:18 AM
So far this year, I've done 3 century rides and a double century. Today, I attempted another
double century but I didn't make the time cut at the 100 mile rest stop and I was done. So I
guess today's ...
Posted in thread: 2013 Sea Otter Gran Fondo - found wheel on 04-23-2013 at 02:23 AM
Pretty close but not quite there...
Posted in thread: 2013 Sea Otter Gran Fondo - found wheel on 04-21-2013 at 10:48 PM
I found an expensive wheel in Monterey this weekend (Sea Otter Gran Fondo - Monterey) and I
want to return it to the owner. Owner must be able to describe the wheel and the location where
Posted in thread: achieved a milestone and need help with a bike issue on 04-15-2013 at 06:25 PM
I finally went on a ride this past weekend with my Cannondale. I rode 108 miles with no lean at
all. I guess it was a strange combination of my body and wind doing its thing. Thanks again for
all the ...
Posted in thread: dumb question about garmin 310xt on 04-07-2013 at 04:16 AM
What I liked about the Garmin Forerunner 305 was that the data in the "Garmin Training Center"
was different from "Garmin Connect". In "Garmin Training Center", it gave the amount of time in