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12-11-2009

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10-22-2014 11:40 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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LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Automatic gear shifting bicycles on 10-15-2014 at 04:01 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 02:56 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 01:51 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 12:46 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 06:47 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...

  • Posted in thread: Shifters on 10-08-2014 at 08:17 PM
    The first question is how many gears do you have in the cassette you are currently using? There
    is a difference between the nine and ten speed spacing. If you have a Shimano or a Campy that
    may also f...

  • Posted in thread: Devastating news on 10-08-2014 at 10:21 AM
    The question I have is were can you ride were you will be seen by the folks in the three ton
    steel boxes? All it takes is a missed moment and you are dead or severely injured. I can't bend
    down to pic...

  • Posted in thread: VA bumper sticker on 10-08-2014 at 09:51 AM
    Sometimes I think (even though I am much bigger around then when I raced) that I am only about
    two feet wide and then I see the motorist go all the way into the next lane to pass me. They
    even will fo...

  • Posted in thread: How to turn Schwinn Varisty into Fixed Gear Bicycle? on 10-08-2014 at 09:37 AM
    :(I once made a fixed out of old Shwinn Varsity And I did a bit of work on it and was
    disappointed.I took the large chainring off and kept the stock 40 tooth small ring on it. I
    then found a 18 tooth ...

  • Posted in thread: I need community help on 10-04-2014 at 07:12 AM
    If your pedal stripped out and its a 9/16 alloy crank there is a way you can bore out the pedal
    hole with a custom reamer. After that there is a treaded insert that gets placed inside the
    reamed out c...

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