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12-11-2009

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06-14-2016 6:17 PM

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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: Need Help Identifying Univega year/Model on 06-10-2016 at 06:20 AM
    I remember a 84 Univega Alpine sport with a Suntour Sport alpena rear derailleur with a 36
    front chainring and a 38 tooth rear cog. (it looked like a Stumjumper clone.) it had a 68
    degree head angle w...

  • Posted in thread: Did you ride today? on 05-20-2016 at 05:39 AM
    I went to the gym today and rode a trainer for 30 minutes. Does that count?:confused: If I ride
    on the road in this part of town it scares the hell out of me.

  • Posted in thread: Scrap Metal Recycling place Huffy on 01-04-2016 at 06:11 AM
    how many spokes? 48?When you get to a point where you cant true it it's a little much. Super
    strong looking though.

  • Posted in thread: What do u think? on 12-29-2015 at 07:45 PM
    The pedals I prefer are old alloy mountain bike pedals with dual mountain bike type toe clips.
    That and New Balance cross trainers gives me almost a boot when it comes to tread. I personally
    am not a ...

  • Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-21-2015 at 03:04 AM
    Good Ideas, good sentiments, I still hate to have to drive my car to the jim so I can ride a
    trainer going nowhere fast.

  • Posted in thread: Switching from 10 speed to 11 speed on 08-15-2015 at 09:10 AM
    The next question is why spend the money on switching from a 10 to 11 when you know that 12 is
    just around the corner? I'm going to be going to Interbike this year and maybe they'll come out
    with 12 t...

  • Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-15-2015 at 08:51 AM
    The question is how many calories should a rider eat before he turns into Jabba the Hutt? Back
    when I used to ride 200 miles a week on a fixed gear it wasn't a problem. I simply ate anything
    I wanted ...

  • 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...

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