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Buy, Sell, Trade / Free older 2 bike Thule 2" receiver
« on: July 02, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
Free to anyone who can use it. I had To Notch out with a Dremel so my disc brake bike would fit, which works perfectly.

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Buy, Sell, Trade / Thule 2 bike rack / 2 misc bikes
« on: July 16, 2016, 01:57:04 PM »
I'm just trying to clean up the garage and getting rid of my old bike rack.  It was designed for bikes with rim brakes but I have modified it to work with my bike which has disc brakes (should work with any disk brake bike.  2" receiver needed though.   Asking $40 but very flexible, especially if a new rider needs a rack.

Also 2 older bikes one is a 20" single speed with coaster brakes and front rim brake.  2nd is a 1980's 10 speed.  Make me an offer...

CL links:
kids bike -- http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5686009543.html
10 speed -- http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5686014807.html
bike rack -- http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bop/5686018468.html

Tech Bench / To Patch or not to Patch
« on: August 13, 2015, 07:51:48 PM »
Got my first flat. (luckily it held pressure during the ride)  But here's my question.  Looks like a pinch flat two small holes in the same area about 1" apart (assuming pinched on both sidewalls).  I have a new tube, already here are my options
1.)  patch the tube and put it back on the bike, keep the new as my spare
2.)  put the new on the bike, patch the old and use that as a spare
3.)  put the new on the bike and toss the old one, get a new spare.

For the $8 I'm leaning toward #3, but figured I'd ask opinions.  Bike is 8 months old but a '13 model year so the original tube might be getting aged anyway. (do you replace them every so often just as maintenance?


Was hoping to make it to the Friday "intro" from Gray Goat team, but have other commitments that just came up.  I'm still hoping to make the event Saturday though.  (  http://www.dinoseries.com/dino-spring-tune-up/ )

I've only been biking for maybe 6 months, never raced anything.  Any tips on what to expect?  Here are some of my concerns/questions

1.)  With the single track, how does most passing work?  I know this isn't timed/points so hopefully it won't be cut throat :)  but still I never want to feel like a mobile road block.

2.)  on the couple of drops, I've always skipped one of them, are you supposed to do all of the course obstacles? I could see a split line of drop vs alt line trying to re-converge being an issue maybe.

Guess that is it on the questions, but any other pointers/tips would be nice to know.


HMBA Website Suggestions, Comments, etc. / Website via SSL / HTTPS
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:22:00 PM »
Not sure how I never noticed this, but the website is defaulted to http, and seems that trying https results in an error.  I'm at the airport currently, and will check again later. I'd be more than happy to help in getting the site setup with an SSL certificate.

Tech Bench / Anyone doing/willing to do Repair / Maintenance Clinic(s)
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:04:21 PM »
I'm new to MTB, but so far first two rides my rear wheel came out of true, then have gone another 5-6 rides and it's looking kinda ugly again.  Also my fork seems to be weeping a bit of oil (left side only)  Some questions, on what most people deem DIY vs take to the shop stuff.

Stuff I'd like to learn (yes I can Youtube/Google, but from working on my Car/Motorcycle I've found that the first time doing anything even with videos you come across stuff that isn't covered and end up taking alot longer to finish)

1.) Wheel Truing
2.) Fork oil / seal replacement
3.) Bleeding hydraulic brakes (I've done motorcycles, but from my reading more MTB hydro systems are syringe bleed)
4.) Drive Train/shifter adjustments

Again most I know I can probably figure out via Videos, but it's always more fun to do it with someone who knows what they are doing and be able to interact, and get other general advice.  I know some shops have clinics as well, I saw last year Indy Cycle Specialist did winter clinics.

I'm in Carmel area, and would be happy to bring a 6-pack if anyone is interested in showing a new guy some of the basics.  I promise I'm fairly handy with tools ;)   

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