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  • My names mike Frye and I build custom frames as a hobby (true temper tubes) I used to own a LBS
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  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: 30lbs of fixed Bliss on 04-04-2015 at 03:47 AM
    Way back when dinosaurs ruled the earth I had a fixed that I made out of an old steal bike I
    cobbled together. It had 700c steal wheels and it lasted so long that I actually was able to
    replace it wit...

  • Posted in thread: Got out for a 15 mile ride today. on 03-25-2015 at 03:05 AM
    Sounds like you have a problem with your saddle hight and position. If you go to a "good bike
    shop and get a "fit kit" they will probably set you up with a slightly higher saddle and its
    always good c...


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