Category Archives: Mechanics

E288 – Ellee & Joe: Pack’n Heat When Sh*t Goes Down



Ellee Thalheimer is our favorite touring guidebook author (Cycling Sojourner), a member of the Portland Society, and a mother who loves to take family adventures!

Joe Partridge is Ellee’s partner in crime, a disaster relief manager who advocateshaving a plan, and also loves adventures in nature with the family, especially in the snow.

Cycling Sojourner is releasing the Malheur County/Steens Mountain tour for free!
[link forthcoming, check back soon!]

Brock took his musical gear to a show by bike & Aaron moved into a new space.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

Calendar
PSC Hearing on TSP
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2500 SW 4th Ave
Tuesday, March 22th (meeting as 5pm, agenda item time TBD)

Comprehensive Plan Hearing on Amendments
City Hall Council Chambers 1221 SW 4th Ave
Thursday, April 14 2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!  Including music by Dr. Something

Headlines

Pedalpalooza is coming!

Mail

Welcome and thanks to new donor Christopher!

Agent of VT on twitter was entertained by our Pedalshift crossover!  Tim postedour “music for touring” Pedalshift episode and its associated Spotify playlist!

Tim forgot to mention the DC Streetcar opened!

PBJ Matt adds a pronunciation guide.

Anikwenze asks if our jobs will soon be obsolete.

Sebastien liked Bicycle Times!

Jordan says you don’t have to tip gas station attendants in Oregon.

Eric Iverson is going bladepacking!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman,Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw, Christopher Barnett


E284 – Jude Gerace: Sugar Wheel Works



Jude Gerace is the proprietor of Sugar Wheel Works; we chat about what keeps us rolling, but first talk about bicycle storytelling event Live the Revolution, which she helped to start, and then cover wheel building and what she uses hers for.

Also: Aaron is still looking for a house, and Brock went to Eugene for the weekend.

Thanks to our generous sponsor The Beer Mongers and our Patreon donors that keep us going!

headlines

Lumberjack (Brock’s band) playing The Old Gilbert Road Tavern March 4!

4/5/16 7pm humanity On wheels 3 from kick ass oregon history and trimet diariesat the Jack London bar!  Including music by Dr. Something

surly, via Wayne: Don’t Be a ****

mail

Alex on twitter wonders about Aaron’s phone setup.

Rob & Eric talk about Strava & GPS art!

Wayne shares Liz Thomas’ PDX urban hike plans.

Phil in AK has good things to say about South Dakota’s Badlands and running without a phone.

Richard congratulates PDX on finally getting a bike share program.

Fine Print
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman,Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G, Guthrie Straw


E264 – Adam Stewart & Friends: Overnight Ride



Adam Stewart is a mechanic at Portland’s Velo Cult Bike Shop & Tavern, and took a bunch of his friends on an overnight gravel ride through the woods. How did it go? How was the morale? What should you do if you wanted to follow suit? Friends Kevin and Craig pitch in to fill out the answers.

Also: Brock goes to Steens Moutain, and Aaron needs some vitamin D.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Headlines
from nytimes.com: When Gas Becomes Cheaper, Americans Buy More Expensive Gas

from theguardian.com: Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years

Mail
comments from E263
Sebastien Poule says: “Thinking about leadership: I’ve always rejected the mantle of leader but don’t mind being an instigator.”

Ethan Georgi: “Glad to hear I’m not the only person who talks to himself while riding alone in the middle of nowhere.”

Johnny K : protection & bike deserts

comments from 262
Sebastein Poule send us a video mail gram thing: All that talk about burn barrels sent me looking for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJ5cCP0ZPE

Chris R in CO sends us an article on electric bike mod kits.

Jeremy from critical transit sets the record straight on Mackinac Island, and shares his experience with bikes on buses.

tweets
from @Eric_Ivy @SprocketPodcast E597 loved your interview with Elon Musk regarding how he was wrong about the whole car thing. #futurepodcast

Fine Print
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
mail things to:

Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner,Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E261a – Team Grilled By Bike does the Oregon Outback



Team Grilled By Bike.  The Oregon Outback.  What more needs to be said? Eric, JP, Eilif, & Ross party responsibly across the uninhabited lands of eastern Oregon, encountering mud, rain, fallen trees, and windfall burn barrels, while engaging in the throwing of sharp implements and the playing of table tennis.  How did it go down? They tell us.

Stay tuned this week for field recordings of the crew’s adventure, curated by Eric Iverson.  Find Grilled By Bike on instagram.

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky,Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy, Kingof Division, Josh Zisson, Richard G


E254 – sysfail



Portland’s own Sysfail from Dropout Bike Club, PAZ, and many other bike fun things, joins us to talk about our city then and now, and the state of bike fun.

Headlines
from theverge.com via Logan in Cali
Google’s self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

from mplsbike.org the Minneapolis Bike Connection
Health Connections: “Active Transportation” Report Summary
link to the referenced report and summary

from bikeportland.org
SW 3rd Avenue is about to get downtown’s only buffered bike lane

Please step up and support BikePortland today

Mail

Glenn says you can can meat.

-tweets

from Scott M: he rides with us in his ear.\

from Eric Iverson: “Clearly this guy needs to listen to @SprocketPodcast.

from Rory C.: #coffeeoutside at Lake Michigan

-comments

“E253b – News, Mail, and an Overnight Ride”

Tim Mooney and JohnnyK support late night riding.

Richard Wezensky likes our old-timey voices.

“E252x – grapes of confederate flag wrath”

Brother Dan in HI clearing up our import/export confusion: “Aaron is an island export!”

-Physical Mail!

Extra-excited to see what Listener/Donor Christi Caister mailed us: instant underpants!

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner,Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson, Shelly & Troy

Audio Player


E251 – Reuben Deumling: Bikes On The Cheap



Reuben Deumling, also known as 9watts to frequent BikePortland commenters, joins us to talk about his perspective on riding cheaply without sacrificing quality.  For years he’s been refining his methods on buying and repairing his favorite machines without having to spend a fortune, and has plenty of great ideas to share!

Also: Brock floats that lazy river, and Aaron interrupts a misogynistic altercation.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Headlines

from commutebybike.com
DRIVE Act motors through the Senate

from bikeportland.org
Comment of the Week: SE Foster, the heart of Portland’s coming bike grid

Mail

Josh G finds a bicyclist tickling the ivories in Chicago.

John in Goldendale (who did Bridge Pedal) shares an article about cyclists complying with the law to a fault in SF.

JohnnyK: what about bears?

Scott Morgan: finding change and cash on the road.

Lisa Nims: “Please inform brock that I am, indeed, a real person. I exist!!” He’s not buying it.

Fine Print

music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202
Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner,Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E242 Tim and Austin of Holy Spokes



Happy tuesday folks! This week we have Tim and Austin formerly from Rolling Wrench (we’ll clear that up in the audio). We talk about his mobile repair shop and the transition into Holy Spokes, which I mix up all through the episode. Chris Gonzalez from Chico comes back to hang with us because he had a lot of questions about mobile repairs. Guthrie Straw from Pedal Dream also joins us as a substitute cohost and fills us in a little with what’s been going on in his life.

Dammit! Forgot to get pictures.

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, who will be having the Sour Beer Festival this weekend June 19 & 20. Sour Beers on all taps Friday starting at 3:30pm with U.S. Breweries, and continuing Saturday, all day, with Imports.

As always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Headlines:

from bikeportland.org

Enough is enough: Another death must spur real action

State seems ‘very receptive’ to a raised bike lane on outer Powell, advocates say

from velonews.com Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske: Do cyclists pay their fair share? (read the whole article and you’ll notice a familiar PDX name)

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music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
phone/SMS: 503-847-9774
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
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Brock Dittus/The Sprocket Podcast
℅ IPRC
1001 SE Division St
Portland OR 97202
Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas, Jon Wasserman, Andre Johnson


E236b – Bike Friday Review



Listener Jim from New York asked us to check out an interview possibility with people from Bike Friday, the company in Eugene, Oregon who make bicycles, including the one Jim rides every day.  I spoke with John “Raz” Rezell who hooked Brock up with a Haul-A-Day test model to ride for a month and evaluate.  It was a fantastic ride and great for people who want to haul cargo on a bike that is designed to be portable!

Thanks to Raz & Bike Friday for the loan and the conversation, and we look forward to speaking with them again in the future!


E235 – Bikes For Humanity PDX / OK Mom



Andrew Shaw-Kitch & Scott Anselmo from Bikes For Humanity drop in to chat about how they’re getting more bikes under people for the common good and enjoying themselves along the way!  Also, Anna’s mom Betsy Meeker visits from Oklahoma and fills us in on the “bike phenomenon” of the 1970’s!

Thanks to our beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers, and, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

Also:  Thanks to Sebastien for the mugs! Brock rode another century; Aaron is done with tubeless rims and describes a toe injury in graphic detail.

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web: http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK, Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi, Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley, Andy Brunner, Dave Knows, Lars V., Chris Smith, Christi Caister, Caleb Jenkinson, JP Kewley, Peanut Butter Jar Matt, Patrick Archain, Gabriel Trainer, Sebastien Poule, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Drew the Welder, Anna Olsen, Marco Lo, Rich Otterstrom, Andrew Alderson, Krista Skucas


E218b – Emily Thibodeau & Josh Zisson: Hub Powderworks



Hub Powderworks is the new project from our friends in Cambridge, MA – Josh Zisson, whom we’ve interviewed before, and Emily Thibodeau, the woman behind Hub Bicycle Co. We talk a little about the unique aspects of her shop, and then we discuss retro-reflection and how you get it onto your bicycle frame.

Hub Powderworks is licensed byHalo Coatings to offer their patented retro-reflective powder coat for individual bicycle frames.  Since we recorded the interview, prices have lowered!
$329 for customers local to Boston and $419 for bicycles shipped in & out of the shop from elsewhere.  Visit hubpowderworks.com for details.

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email us: thesprocketpodcast@gmail.com
twitter: @SprocketPodcast
phone in or SMS: 503-847-9774
web:http://thesprocketpodcast.com
music: Ryan J. Lane (intro & outro) & Hurtbird (headlines)

Thanks to our sustaining donors for supporting our show costs:
Logan Smith, JohnnyK,Shadowfoot, Kathrina Mellemgaard, Wayne Norman, Doug Robertson, Ethan Georgi,Justin Martin, Eric Iverson, Cameron Lien, Richard Wezensky, Tim Mooney, Orange & Purple, Glenn Kubish, Matt Kelly, Jim Goodin, Eric Weisz, Doug CohenMiller, Todd Parker, Scott McAllister Morgan, Chris Gonzalez, Dan Gebhart, Zoe Campagna, John Blood, Alison Wiley