Last Activity:04-03-2016 10:09 PM
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Posted in thread: Taking a bike on Amtrak on 04-05-2016 at 04:09 PM
Thanks to everyone for the info, it was a big help. A real bike travel case would not work for
my circumstances due to logistical issues. It's a great suggestion in hitting up a LBS for a
box. I found...
Posted in thread: Taking a bike on Amtrak on 04-04-2016 at 03:09 AM
Later this year, I'm planning on riding down to San Luis Obispo from Fremont and taking Amtrak
back to San Jose. I went to Amtrak's website for info on bringing the bike onto the train. It
seems that ...
Posted in thread: Do You Carry A Spare Tire on 02-20-2016 at 05:36 AM
I started carrying an extra tire in my rear rack 2 years ago for multi-day tours. On the 1st
day of the ride (and the 1st tie I had it), I had a blowout at the 30 mile mark and a 2nd
blowout at the 60...
Posted in thread: Cracked carbon frame? on 02-19-2016 at 01:00 AM
I apologize for the late response. My buddy was slow in getting his bike inspected and getting
back to me. Anyway, the LBS inspected the frame and he did not find any cracks in the frame.
Posted in thread: Cracked carbon frame? on 01-21-2016 at 06:24 PM
I was thinking that it might be a issue with the frame under the paint; if the frames is
flexing, could it cause the paint to ripple and not crack? Anyway, my buddy is taking the bike
to a LBS to have...
Posted in thread: Cracked carbon frame? on 01-20-2016 at 09:57 PM
I recently had back and wrist surgery so I'm off the bike for a couple of months. In the mean
time, I'm cleaning a friend's carbon frame Look bike. While waxing the frame, I felt a ripple
in the paint...
Posted in thread: Upgrading the bb-7420 on my Giant on 12-05-2014 at 04:37 PM
Thanks again to all of you for the info. Looking back at my original question, I realized that
I wasn't clear on what I intend to do. When the time comes to replace the bottom bracket, I'm
Posted in thread: Upgrading the bb-7420 on my Giant on 12-02-2014 at 05:40 PM
What's an "OP"? To answer the question, I'm planning ahead so that when the time comes to
replace it, I'll know what the options are. Thanks for the info.
Posted in thread: Upgrading the bb-7420 on my Giant on 12-01-2014 at 05:48 PM
I have a 2008 Giant OCR 3 and it has been a fantastic bike. It has 10,000 miles on it and it's
still going strong. The original bottom bracket is still going strong but I want to upgrade my
Posted in thread: Do you pay your bike mechanic enough? on 02-14-2014 at 03:41 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...