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12-11-2009

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09-20-2017 8:38 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: Newbie seeking advice on mountain bikes on 08-29-2017 at 10:10 AM
    I would recommend a compromise. I would get a cross bike. they used to be called Cyclocross
    bike because in the off season bike racers go on short races in the winter on converted road
    bikes. They had...

  • Posted in thread: Amusing blog post - "Emotions of a cycling interval told via the many faces of Trump" on 08-29-2017 at 06:37 AM
    I will admit that Donald Trump is worthless as, First the nominee of a major party and Second,
    a president. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is a bona fide totally corrupt politician. All
    you have t...

  • Posted in thread: Shifting Issue on 08-16-2017 at 04:04 PM
    Is it shifting up or down? Meaning: when you ease the pedaling, to say does it shift to the to
    the bigger gear in the back or the smaller one?

  • Posted in thread: How to avoid bicycle accidents? on 02-08-2017 at 06:24 PM
    Well I had a mirror on my eyeglasses and a Bright yellow jacket and a flasher on my messenger
    bag and a 45 w. light on and it was not even dark yet. I was riding on in a bicycle lane and I
    had the lig...

  • Posted in thread: Bike Fit, Primates and Obree on 11-30-2016 at 02:48 AM
    Back in the day I was a member of the Portland human powered vehicles club. I had an Infiniti
    recumbent was about 6 feet long made out of aluminum and wait about 27 pounds. It had a 48
    spoke 700c rear...

  • Posted in thread: Bike Wheel On A Car on 08-13-2016 at 10:29 PM
    the first car built by Henry Ford was referred to as the Quadra cycle. It had for bicycle
    wheels and a tiller instead of a steering wheel.:o

  • Posted in thread: Medicare on 07-21-2016 at 07:01 PM
    Getting old beats the alternative:D. I don't know, lately I been thinking the biggest mistake I
    made six years ago was wearing a helmet. Since then are then I've going through about 60
    morphines a mon...

  • Posted in thread: Assembling a junior bike on 07-06-2016 at 07:21 AM
    Your there is a reason why bicycle shops charge more for a bicycle and what you can get at
    Kmart. The reason is that it takes at least a half-hour to assemble a bicycle correctly. Even a
    little coaste...

  • 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.

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