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  • Go Means Go! soloair | GO MEANS GO
    the other end makes the bike do sketchy things when the terrain gets sketchy at sketchy speeds I ve been a fan of RockShox products for years mainly due to their easy maintenance In the case of the XC32 coil there is basically no maintenance to be had and changing spring internals to help tune the fork to the rider s weight is a 10 15 minute process with spring kits running about 25 from my LBS Changing the firmness of the springs on this fork really does make a significant difference You can even adjust travel from 100 120mm by adding or removing the rubber spacers included in the spring kits which is a nice feature on such a wallet friendly fork But I was also aware that RockShox makes a Solo Air version of this fork which I could purchase for a couple hundy However I heard rumors on the ol interwebs that any rider worth his blood alcohol level could convert one of these babies for around 70 Since the Solo Air system is a self contained cartridge system it appeared to be a simple plug and play process as the IT nerds say I found out that it really is pretty much plug and play but with fork oil and hammers involved Things you ll need 1 A copy of the SRAM RockShox service manual 2 A SRAM RockShox Solo Air cartridge for the XC32 fork DUH I managed to finagle one from Bikewagon for about 55 3 A long handled 5mm hex wrench or in my case a ratchet with a long extension and 5mm hex attachment More on tool length to cum 4 A 2 5mm hex wrench 5 24mm wrench or socket An adjustable Crescent style wrench will do the trick as well since this is just used to remove the top caps from the fork 6 15wt fork oil 7 Graduated fork oil syringe with about 5 of rubber tubing Brake bleed kits work great for refilling this fork I tossed my brake bleed kit because I m an idiot so I used the body of an old ball point pen to get all up in there 8 Not a requirement but I also recommend a seal kit because you re going to have the whole fork pulled apart anyway so why not rebuild the whole damn thing Capt Halfassington 9 A bike stand or at least a good bench vise Remember you will be beating things off with a mallet and everyone knows that beating off requires good grip 10 A rubber tipped or plastic mallet 11 Last but not least a drip pan There won t be a lot of oil that comes out with this procedure but you probably don t want fork oil all over the floor But if you don t mind a little floor lube who am I to judge The Plan In hindsight I recommend removing the fork completely from the bike Just makes shit

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  • Go Means Go! Seattle loves bicycles. This is the category for events taking place in Seattle. | GO MEANS GO (5)
    other riders and organizers over at Menstrual Monday Go Means Go was on hand to run a stop and snap some photos of all the fun The race started at Gasworks this year where over fifty riders assembled before being let loose on a challenging course of six stops to do be done in any order before arriving at the finish line after party at the Twilight Exit in the CD The stop list went something like this Our stop was at Marginal Way Skatepark where had riders leave their mark in spray paint on some boards that will eventually be reused to form the underlying structure of the park Other stops required racers to change a flat tire enjoy a refreshing beverage decorate their bikes and more in exchange for a painted fingernail proving they d been to the stop In the end 2012 s top female in both the Resurrection and Tour de Watertower Marcy Sutton got first place taking home a complete bike donate by Raleigh The prizes went deep though with many girls taking home awesome stuff from gift cards to Recycled Cycles to awesome local hand made cat trees to local beer and so much more Thanks to the women at Menstrual Monday for having us out on the course Menstrual Monday is a women only no drop group ride on the first Monday of each month for riders of all skill levels Be sure to check out their Facebook page for more info Continue Reading Ready or Not NACCC Hits Seattle Written by Tall Bryan on July 3 2013 Posted in Alley Cat Racing Events Races Seattle No Comments Lookout Seattle The North American Cycle Courier Championships NACCC is about to hit our city Bicycle messengers from all over North America will be in Seattle to participate compete in a series of events and races running Wednesday July 3rd through Sunday July 7th To get involved in the action check it out here Schedule of Events The main race is only for qualifying messengers but the other races are open to non messengers aka civilians in messenger speak and are sure to be a blast along with many non competitive events for you to get involved with This long weekend of racing events and partying has been over a year in the works with countless hours or planning and fundraising by the coordinators Its going to be one for the record books don t miss out We ll see you on two wheels this weekend Seattle Official NACCC Seattle 2013 Website NACCC Facebook Page Continue Reading Girls of Summer 3rd Annual All Girl Alleycat Written by Tall Bryan on June 27 2013 Posted in Alley Cat Racing Events Seattle No Comments Calling all ladies on bikes This Saturday June 29th is the 3rd annual all girl alleycat race Menstrual Monday s Girls of Summer Register at Gas Works Park at 2pm and race at 3pm sharp This race ride has proven to be a

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  • Go Means Go! Seattle Bike Map, 2014 | GO MEANS GO
    Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the city I panic when I have to lock up my steelie I built for under 1k I dont know if I could every through a

    Original URL path: http://gomeansgo.org/2014/03/08/seattle-bike-map-2014/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Go Means Go! Sizemore Transport | GO MEANS GO
    Sizemore Bicycle Website Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the city I panic when I have to lock up my steelie I built for under

    Original URL path: http://gomeansgo.org/2014/01/25/sizemore-transport/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Go Means Go! Conduit Coffee: Delivering Coffee by Bike | GO MEANS GO
    ve ever ridden through the Westlake Parking lots then you ve rolled right by them they are on the other side of the often busy street Contact information and full address HERE Almost all of their coffee is delivered by bicycle Jesse and his small staff pedal their coffee both to local cafes and bakeries as well as individuals who have signed up for the weekly or bi weekly delivery service Large orders are pulled on a trailer and smaller orders carried by bag or rack If you are interested in having coffee delivered to your home or business check out the online store or get in contact with them directly Conduit Coffee is the brain child of Jesse Nelson founder and head roaster Besides his passion for coffee he has a passion for social entrepreneurship The company supports various entrepreneurs and projects partners with several non profits and provides space for community partners to gather and share their stories A prime example is the Autonomous Bicycle Co Op started by one of the Conduit s delivery riders and currently utilizing a space in Conduit s building If you enjoy bicycles and coffee I highly recommend checking out Conduit Coffee On Tuesdays they host an open house from 10am 3pm a great chance for you to see the space meet the team try their coffee and see what new projects they have in the works When I visited I picked up a bag of their Colombia Anza which I have thoroughly been enjoying Good folks good coffee and a passion for progressive cycling culture in Seattle Conduit Coffee is an exciting and refreshing young company to keep your eye on Tags Bike Delivery By Bike Coffee Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001

    Original URL path: http://gomeansgo.org/2013/11/23/conduit-coffee-delivering-coffee-by-bike/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Go Means Go! Hampsten Cycles: La Dolce Vita | GO MEANS GO
    mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the city I panic when I have to lock up my steelie I built for under 1k I dont know if I could

    Original URL path: http://gomeansgo.org/2013/11/06/hampsten-cycles-la-dolce-vita/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Go Means Go! Seattle loves bicycles. This is the category for events taking place in Seattle. | GO MEANS GO (6)
    Reading This Saturday Resurrection VI Written by greghxc on March 25 2013 Posted in Alley Cat Racing Events GO MEANS GO events Races Seattle 2 Comments with awesome prizes from our incredible sponsors Seagull Bags Recycled Cycles Art Core Swrve Bombus Bikes Peddler Brewing Emerald City Bicycles Sugar Bakery All Hail the Black Market Five years ago a group of us starting planning our first bike race together scheduled for the day before Easter and called the Resurrection That group took the name of the Emerald City Bike Bloc and many of the members still in Seattle are still an active part of the Go Means Go family We re excited to be entering our sixth year throwing bike events in Seattle and proud to still be a part of the Resurrection The Resurrection challenges riders of all types and skill levels to come show off their knowledge of the city or just have a good time At the start you will receive a list of stops at which you will be asked to do various tasks in whichever order you like before hitting the afterparty finish line Bring 6 to Cal Anderson to register Registration starts at 2pm Racers are set loose at 3pm sharp Bring a pen a lock a bag and don t forget to wear your helmet We hope to see you there RSVP on the Facebook HERE if you do that sort of thing Continue Reading Welcome to the Emerald City Written by greghxc on March 11 2013 Posted in polo Races Seattle No Comments Haven t made enough mistakes at Belltown Underground yet this month Well you have at least one more shot Friday night marks the welcoming party for this weekend s Emerald City Open bike polo tournament The party is open to everyone and starts with a fast paced polocat down the hill from TT Minor to the party Of course you can also just show up at the end for the party There will be more minibike disasters dancing raffles a photo booth and beverages so you should probably show up with your regret shoes on You know the ones that hose off easy Continue Reading Another Breakfast Via Bike Written by greghxc on March 7 2013 Posted in Seattle No Comments This morning Via6 held their second Breakfast Via Bike promotion at McGraw Square in downtown Seattle The event lures in commuters with a free breakfast from Skillet if you show up on bicycle and is meant to draw attention to Via6 s new condo complex on 6th and Blanchard The building also houses the relocated Velo Bike Shop as well as Via Bike a membership based bike club offering 24 hour secure parking showers and lockers ZipCar and Cascade were also on hand to attract attention from the wide variety of cyclists that dropped by to see what was going on Bloggers never turn down a free breakfast so several GMG contributors and friends were on hand to eat

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  • Go Means Go! Street Books: Pedal-Powered Library | GO MEANS GO
    twice weekly shifts patrons stop by to check out and return library books They are invited to be photographed with their book and these photos and stories are collected at streetbooks org For more information check out Books On Bikes from SPL and Streetbooks org Video from Seattle Public Library on the launching of Street Books featuring Mayor Mike McGinn Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom

    Original URL path: http://gomeansgo.org/2013/08/14/street-books-pedal-powered-library/ (2016-02-16)
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