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Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Korina

Too fugly and expensive for my taste; I'll stick...

Too fugly and expensive for my taste; I'll stick with my old steel bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Korina

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were...

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were trying to follow the rules of the road and taken their turn. I stop and wave them through because of Rule 1: Never trust a cager.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Korina

Itís not just bike gear; all wet gear comes in...

Itís not just bike gear; all wet gear comes in those colors. I want to be visible when Iím walking too.
09-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,175
Posted By Korina

I have a cruiser style mirror on my handlebar,...

I have a cruiser style mirror on my handlebar, and love it. I don't have too much vibration, not sure why you do. Mind you, I can't read license plates, but that's fine, I just want to know what's...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Korina

I will admit to slowing through intersections in...

I will admit to slowing through intersections in front of following cars, but I turn my head in an exaggerated fashion to make it clear I'm looking in all directions before doing so. Haven't heard...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Korina

My issue is was rain and wind; we rarely get snow...

My issue is was rain and wind; we rarely get snow here, it's a novelty rather than a barrier. So, rain gear that breathes (i.e. contravenes the laws of physics) and doesn't flap, and a visor to keep...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,184
Posted By Korina

The thing is, you don't know how much impact your...

The thing is, you don't know how much impact your bike riding has; you don't know how many people sitting in their cars waiting for the light to change saw you blast by them and thought, "That looks...
09-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 138,931
Posted By Korina

Whad DorkDisk said, but if you find a 750 at a...

Whad DorkDisk said, but if you find a 750 at a good price, grab it. You can always upgrade components as they wear out.
09-22-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Korina

My thought exactly. Big plush tires like my...

My thought exactly. Big plush tires like my Maxxis DTHs to soak up road noise, and maybe a handlebar with some rise and sweep for comfort on longer rides. I put around $700 into my '92 RockHopper,...
09-22-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,164
Posted By Korina

College student? Because I have to agree; beater...

College student? Because I have to agree; beater bike that runs well. Bike theft is a cottage industry here, especially at Humboldt State University (aka Hills and Stairs University), so CraigsList...
09-22-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,027
Posted By Korina

HTH. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo

HTH.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Korina

The fade could have been cool if itíd been even,...

The fade could have been cool if itíd been even, but it wasnít.

We probably should have grabbed the Karakoram in Tequila Sunrise that we passed up a few weeks ago. Cíest la vie.
09-21-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Korina

It was a joke. 1x is so fashionable right now,...

It was a joke. 1x is so fashionable right now, and the joke is that itís because not everyone has the coordination to deal with a front derailleur. Really itís that people will go through all kinds...
09-20-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Korina

Have you tried a shorter stem and/or swept...

Have you tried a shorter stem and/or swept handlebar?
09-20-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Korina

Polyester, I believe. You can only expect so much...

Polyester, I believe. You can only expect so much for $15. I layer when itís chilly; two can take me to around 50F.
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Korina

We didn't get it. It was just too much of a mess;...

We didn't get it. It was just too much of a mess; the chainrings were shark toothed, the bottom bracket was loose, the wheels were ultra cheap, and the original freewheel was replaced with a...
09-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Korina

Nice bike! I'm sure that someday your skills will...

Nice bike! I'm sure that someday your skills will advance enough that you'll be able to handle a 3x. :D
09-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Korina

Check Target's men's department; their athletic...

Check Target's men's department; their athletic t-shirts are pretty nice, come in long or short sleeve, wick water very well, and won't break the bank. If it's too baggy for you, go a size smaller. :)
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Korina

I wish. Hubby did his thing last night and...

I wish. Hubby did his thing last night and researched it; turns out most of the really nice components on the bike have been replaced with lower end stuff. Still, we'll take a look.

Check out the...
09-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,027
Posted By Korina

And I'm so glad that there is room in bike riding...

And I'm so glad that there is room in bike riding for both.
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Korina

Thank you everyone, but it seems the point is...

Thank you everyone, but it seems the point is moot; the Diamond Back has found a new home. However, tomorrow my husband and I are going to look at a GT Karakoram in Orange Inferno. It's a sickness, I...
09-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Korina

I was kidding. Here on the far NorCal coast our...

I was kidding. Here on the far NorCal coast our prevailing wind is from the northwest, and my commute around Humboldt Bay is kind of C-shaped, so I never get a tailwind for more than 1/4 mile. I grew...
09-15-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,839
Posted By Korina

Would it even be possible to take 175 cranks to...

Would it even be possible to take 175 cranks to 160? I'm not sure there'd be enough meat on the ends to keep them from tearing out.
09-15-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Korina

Isn't "headwind" a synonym for "prevailing wind"?...

Isn't "headwind" a synonym for "prevailing wind"? And yes, I remember the Santa Anas. Gruesome. We finally got some prevailing wind, maybe 7 mph, and it's glorious. Time to ride home in it.
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Korina

Diamond Back Ascent EX

Please tell me it's junk; I don't need another vintage mtb, but it's so pretty. CL ad (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/arcata-2-bicycles-for-sale/7193795307.html).
...
09-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Korina

Nope, no riding. Fortunately 80% of my shopping...

Nope, no riding. Fortunately 80% of my shopping is within 1/2 mile, so walking is the most practical mode of errand running.
09-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By Korina

You have prevailing winds?? I'm envious. Eureka...

You have prevailing winds?? I'm envious. Eureka is only at 109 right now, but it's rising. The first week we were near 300.
09-14-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,617
Posted By Korina

I'm at work(!) in Eureka, where the AQI is up to...

I'm at work(!) in Eureka, where the AQI is up to 102, but 7 miles north in Arcata it's 158?!?! I think the marine layer's helping to keep the numbers down; for the first week or two it topped out at...
09-12-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,839
Posted By Korina

Do you believe in love Do you believe it's true...

Do you believe in love
Do you believe it's true

Beautiful! It does crack me up that the 17" frame and 24" wheels still has, what, 175mm cranks? For the leverage, you know. Because... gears don't...
09-12-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,245
Posted By Korina

Have you heard, our smoke made it to Russia, the...

Have you heard, our smoke made it to Russia, the long way 'round! Next stop China; give them a taste of their own air pollution.

Another day of literal smog; smoke mixed with fog/marine layer. And...
09-11-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,617
Posted By Korina

AQI is 245 here, and sitting inside with all the...

AQI is 245 here, and sitting inside with all the windows and doors shut I still have a headache and my throat is burning. No riding for awhile.
09-11-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,617
Posted By Korina

Wasn't "squash all fires immediately" originally...

Wasn't "squash all fires immediately" originally about the timber companies not wanting to see their profits go up in smoke?
09-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,245
Posted By Korina

According to IQAir Arcata's at 245. My mild...

According to IQAir Arcata's at 245. My mild headache and slightly burning throat agree that going outside would be a bad idea. The cat sleeping on my thigh adds emphasis. Joke's on him, though, as I...
09-10-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By Korina

It certainly keeps my A1C down. Or would, if the...

It certainly keeps my A1C down. Or would, if the smoke wasn't so thick I can't even think about getting on the bike.
09-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,245
Posted By Korina

Here are a couple of actual photos from the...

Here are a couple of actual photos from the Humboldt Bay area:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x552/mothra__77cbd4faa180a2dd0ced6b40dc7a8776c3c23e55.jpg
The Arcata Plaza,...
09-09-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,245
Posted By Korina

. ...

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09-09-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,299
Posted By Korina

::shrug:: Okay. ...

::shrug:: Okay.


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:D
09-09-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Korina

Might want to make sure it's not on fire/shrouded...

Might want to make sure it's not on fire/shrouded in smoke first.
09-09-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,245
Posted By Korina

The smoke has finally hit us here on the far...

The smoke has finally hit us here on the far NorCal coast; it was dim and orange all day, no sign of the sun. The marine layer is in a bit as well, so all in all it feels like Gondor the day the sun...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Korina

State Bicycle Co. makes a line of very nice...

State Bicycle Co. makes a line of very nice 3-speed city bikes (https://www.statebicycle.com/collections/city-bikes-1) for a very reasonable price.
09-08-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,299
Posted By Korina

I've never had cuts, but the abrasion caused by...

I've never had cuts, but the abrasion caused by the elastic can be agonizing.

I've recently begun experimenting with going commando, and I have to say, it's so much more comfortable on my...
09-08-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 879
Posted By Korina

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/297x170/aa03ecf64f534be4bea6a86babf16c50_a_bug_river_tam_abedd7bebb345d601fb24f7437bbb1223de37272.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 168,584
Posted By Korina

And latex gloves.

And latex gloves.
09-06-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Korina

The Donut Mill, actually. 'Hey, what's in...

The Donut Mill, actually.

'Hey, what's in the big pink box?' is a quote from Buckaroo Banzai. Because no matter where you go, there you are...
09-06-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Korina

I have the same issue with stupid long top tubes,...

I have the same issue with stupid long top tubes, but discovered that a short stem and swept bars pretty much fix it. Here's my everyday ride; when I picked her up from the pawn shop, I was pretty...
09-05-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By Korina

+1 on what bikemig said; the C&V forum will help...

+1 on what bikemig said; the C&V forum will help you find something. What size do you ride? I noticed a nice-looking Ross Mt. Hood...
09-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,299
Posted By Korina

I don't know how long her rides are, but Laura...

I don't know how long her rides are, but Laura from Path Less Pedaled (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaThRBMEp21yRK4seqq3-Sw) wears tri shorts, and the women from RaD Bike Adventure...
09-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,299
Posted By Korina

No, because women are supposed to always want to...

No, because women are supposed to always want to look cute and sexy. I can't say for certain that's why women's thermal shirts have an open neckline that exposes most of the chest, but I suspect it...
09-03-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,299
Posted By Korina

How does this relate to an upright position vs....

How does this relate to an upright position vs. an aero position? I've also heard good things about tri shorts, with chamois but no padding.

I have to say, I envy you guys for having boxers. We...
09-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,470
Posted By Korina

Revivifying this zombie thread because I have...

Revivifying this zombie thread because I have show off my thrift shop score.

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