Sunday, July 17, 2011

CycleBee: A Great ride in Portland!

CycleBee: A Great ride in Portland!: "Two of my favorite places in Portland Oregon are Multnomah village and the Sellwood area. I have a great ride 15 mile ride that takes me thr..."

A Great ride in Portland!

Two of my favorite places in Portland Oregon are Multnomah village and the Sellwood area. I have a great ride 15 mile ride that takes me through both! Consequently there are also two fantastic local bike shops on the ride one in Multnonah and that other just off of the Sellwood bridge. Starting out near where I live in Beaverton my route takes me from Scholls Ferry road to Sellwood! It is a great ride that I hope to share!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CycleBee Bicycle Club!

I am officially starting a bicycle club for beginner to intermediate riders of any age who also passionate about riding! This club will ride and hold events in the Portland Oregon Metro area! You can join the club following this link:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Zombie Crankset gets one more shot

I have given the crankset Zed (The Zombie Bike) one more chance I used my dremel to grind down the rough parts on the rounded off crank arm to make it as square as possible so that it fits on the crankset as well as possible. I used the red cap permanent loctite on the bolt and the nut for the last time. I am hoping that this will work to fix the issue but I am not counting on it and it may very well be that I will have to purchase a new crankset. In any case I have learned a lot from the process and it has been a lot of fun; I love riding!

The Zombie is Back

Just an update on my Zombie Bike project so red cap loctite does not work on as an epoxy and that is especially true in my case with my zombie bike. The left crank arm is as wobbly and living dead as ever unfortunately.  I believe that only solution may be to simply replace the whole crank set I guess I will find out stay tuned.....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Zombie Bike Pictures

Here are some pictures of my bike in a fairly completed state.

My Zombie Bike!

So I just found a mountain bike on Craigslist for free but was in need of some TLC... a lot of TLC!!! One of the crank arms was badly damaged from what I believe was probably an accident and the squared off part for attaching it to the crank was rounded off badly. My first step to fix this was to use the red cap loctite to keep the nut for the crank arm in place since the rounded out part of the crank arm was causing the nut to come loose. Next because the crank arm was wobbling around LIKE CRAZY I used my red cap loctite like an epoxy and have hopefully solved the issue with the crank arm wobbling around. There was also a lot of rust on the bike but I have been able to solve that problem with some elbow grease and an abrasive scotch pad. I will put some pictures up soon to show how my Zombie bike looks!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Welcome to Cyclebee

Welcome to Cyclebee I am new to blogging so you will have to bear with me. The reason that I am starting this blog is to share my new found love of bicycling. I have recently started communing to work with my bicycle at first to save money because of the outrageous price of gasoline. But I have come to find that I have a passion for bike riding, I love the way that it makes me feel free and the sense of speed that I get when I am going down a hill and it is a great workout as well! I have also started mountain biking down mountain trails and pretty much anywhere I can go! I am in the Portland Oregon metro area, and we have a huge bicycling community! I would love to hear from you about your experiences and passions with bicycling!