Monday, November 29, 2010

Austin's Yellow Bike Project

"The Austin Yellow Bike Project (YBP) 501c(3) is an all-volunteer initiative to put bicycles on the streets of Austin and Central Texas by operating community bike shops, teaching bike mechanics and maintenance, and acting as a local bike advocacy group."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Easy Fix for the Flashlight Headache

Symptom: light is intermittently switched off, or simply doesn't turn on.
Affected product: MTE SSC P7-C flashlight
Cause: tail cap contact is loose.
Solution: disengage the tail cap; insert needle-nose pliers into the two holes (see picture) and slightly tighten the contact clockwise.

Credit: Rob G.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DKEG's Gnarly Cross Ride

42 miles mixed surface ride in Frederick. 4,400 ft elevation gain/loss. I felt great in the first 30 miles. After a long stop for mechanical, I pushed a little too hard with cold legs on the Spruce Run (?) climb. I was tired and had to slow down quite a bit. Overall the 32x16 gearing and 2.25 tires combo worked fine for me. On the roads I wished I had a taller gear and thinner tires, but I doubt I was ready to ride full rigid + skinny tires on those trails.

Five rider on this ride all had different weapons. DKEG rocked SS CX bike @ 39x18, Denis 29er squishy with skinny cross tires, Pat geared CX, Tony 29er full suspension MTB and me rigid SS MTB @ 32x16.

DKEG rolled down the rock of doom on his cross bike!

Love to do it again some time.

Photo credit: Denis

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Edge 500 Quarter-turn Mounts

What's in the box: two sets of quarter-turn mount, 7 elastic band for handlebar and 7 for stem, 1 piece of notice. All for less than $10.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010