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12-11-2009

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12-18-2014 10:00 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • My names mike Frye and I build custom frames as a hobby (true temper tubes) I used to own a LBS
  • bicycles, being a curmudgeon ,computers(old is ok if it works)
  • Full time student at Portland State University (until my lone dries up)
  • 97006
  • Beaverton
  • Or

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Expensive bicycles market growing on 12-07-2014 at 07:03 PM
    I know the industry makes us pay through the nose and I am disturbed buy the switch to carbon
    fiber (which buy the way uses much more energy than even titanium.) The main problem is, when I
    used to se...

  • Posted in thread: how interchangeable are cassettes? on 11-30-2014 at 02:22 PM
    Back when I thought I was fast I was using a 42/23 but I switched over to a 39/26 (just swapped
    out the 23 for a 26) It made a big change with a small number of teeth. You might have some
    problems wit...

  • Posted in thread: Rules for swapping - please read on 11-27-2014 at 09:23 AM
    I bought this jig a long time ago when bicycles had a different specks for tubes.I have been
    able to build a few frames with this jig, but I upgraded to a henry james jig and now I need
    the room that ...

  • Posted in thread: Did you ride today? on 11-25-2014 at 12:18 PM
    Rode to the store 2.5 miles and did not get hit today. just a bit frightened.

  • Posted in thread: Road Cycling Survey on 11-13-2014 at 03:36 AM
    I once road with tunes because I blocked out the traffic and basically did not pay any
    attention to the folks in cars. Not a good idea. Since then I have been put in the hospital
    twice (both times wit...

  • Posted in thread: Automatic gear shifting bicycles on 10-15-2014 at 05:01 AM
    Why do we have to make things more complicated than they need to be? If a person knows how to
    ride and keep a good cadence why MUST we make it automated? All I run on my current road bike
    is a eight s...

  • Posted in thread: Expensive bicycles market growing on 10-15-2014 at 03:56 AM
    I see the main problem in the "new" trend for very expensive bicycles is that fewer people will
    ride them. Ok you have a bike that only weighs 12 pounds but costs five grand is a BAD IDEA. I
    once work...

  • Posted in thread: Devastating news on 10-10-2014 at 02:51 PM
    Theodore Roosevelt din't do to bad for a almost blind guy with a bad case of asthma.mike the
    bike guy

  • Posted in thread: Devastating news on 10-10-2014 at 01:46 PM
    Sorry to use a political incorrect term. Now thanks to being hit buy a car I am partially
    paralyzed in my right hand and even though my I.Q. was tested lately at 116 Im not as sharp as
    I used to be. I...

  • Posted in thread: Shifters on 10-10-2014 at 07:47 AM
    If you have a seven speed set of shifters, they have the same spacing as the standard Shimano
    eight speed set up. this will allow you to use them with a brake-shifter combo. It changes
    spacing when th...

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