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07-29-2015 12:36 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
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  • Posted in thread: What to carry for a 100-200 mile tour. on 07-21-2015 at 01:54 AM
    I think that this may be your first long ride. If that's the case it's always helpful to think
    about "Bonking" or "hitting the wall" while you are riding. I used to work for a guy who
    coached the Olym...

  • Posted in thread: Indicators for bicycles on 06-29-2015 at 08:15 AM
    Once a long time ago I used to give safety lectures to the Sherwood elementary school kids.
    There I showed them the correct way to use turn signals. It's really not that difficult and I
    still use them...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-09-2015 at 05:45 AM
    I like the idea of renting a saddle if you can. the local bike shop if they do a good job than
    usually they can set you up with something that will actually work. I was kind of lucky
    learning from a f...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-08-2015 at 07:06 PM
    Yes it is a saddle and yes gel helps keep chafing and feels really good. Back when I did retail
    I used to tell my customers the only real hard asses in sports were cyclists.The reason for
    this is that...

  • Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-03-2015 at 05:52 AM
    The main problem I seem to have since I moved back to the suburbs, is that cars just don't seem
    to see me. I'm still trying to get over the last big shunt I had, this involved me riding in
    the bike la...

  • Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-02-2015 at 12:05 AM
    I checked to day on my digital scale this morning and it was showing 190 lbs. Unfortunately I
    think that it is caused by the loss of muscle fiber. I tried to pump up a set of car tires and
    boy I got w...

  • Posted in thread: Freeway Riding - Mostly in the West on 04-17-2015 at 07:47 AM
    I think we are in agreement here, there are spots were you have to ride on the only accessible
    road. But there is a point where you have to draw a limit to what is appropriate. Good old
    Newtonian phys...

  • Posted in thread: Freeway Riding - Mostly in the West on 04-16-2015 at 01:41 PM
    When I started to do my bike commuting the local highway had stoplights no overpasses and was
    pretty much empty. Now it's got overpasses, four lanes of traffic each way and during rush hour
    is a compl...

  • Posted in thread: Wheel building query on 04-11-2015 at 04:18 AM
    I have built a few wheels over the years (used to do it for a living now its just a hobby) and
    the answer is not always a easy one. When I started building wheels the number of spokes for a
    standard w...

  • Posted in thread: Bike Recommendation for Wife - 3 BD Considerations on 04-09-2015 at 10:17 AM
    They make a bike that has a bottom bracket that is about six inches in front of a standard set
    up. Its called a "towny". when you are stopped you can put you feet directly on the ground and
    not have a...

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