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09-16-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 773
Posted By Korina

$36 at a bus stop. No one around, so I pocketed...

$36 at a bus stop. No one around, so I pocketed it with a polite thank you to the universe. Then there was the $20 bill I found on the highway right after I spent too much time patching the tube on...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 119,044
Posted By Korina

Today was heavy on wildlife; on the way out of...

Today was heavy on wildlife; on the way out of town I saw a red-tailed hawk sitting on phone wires, and passed it relatively closely. Then there was the snake; the third dead young garter snake I've...
09-13-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,950
Posted By Korina

If you spend $500 on getting a vintage steel mtb....

If you spend $500 on getting a vintage steel mtb. up and running as a gravel bike, you're going to have a much nicer bike than the Trek DS2 or any other new bike. I've put $600 into my Specialized...
09-13-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Korina

Fair enough, lakes are good. You must not...

Fair enough, lakes are good.

You must not have ever been to Humboldt; we have a bad case of meth and heroin here.We're in the middle of the Emerald Triangle, so weed is endemic; smelly but...
09-12-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Korina

Pish tosh. The meth issues is a given in any...

Pish tosh. The meth issues is a given in any rural area.

And when it gets too hot, you can come over to the coast to surf and hike.
09-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Korina

BobbyG, I'd lock up the knives. :twitchy:

BobbyG, I'd lock up the knives. :twitchy:
09-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Korina

Did you mention Mt. Shasta? Or all the miles of...

Did you mention Mt. Shasta? Or all the miles of rail trails you have? Not that I'm envious, here on the other side of the Trinity Alps from you, with better weather and minimal cycling...
09-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 130,511
Posted By Korina

Ooh, nice. Not to get all picky, but it's a 1983,...

Ooh, nice. Not to get all picky, but it's a 1983, the first year of production; they got better. Okay, so I got all picky. :D
09-11-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 130,511
Posted By Korina

Well, I reached N, for about a minute; it was...

Well, I reached N, for about a minute; it was nice.

ISO a 1995ish Trek 520, size 17"/48cm, preferably in that awesome dark forest green. 520's (of any era) are hard to find, small sizes are...
09-09-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By Korina

I agree about that Ariel; nearly feel asleep just...

I agree about that Ariel; nearly feel asleep just looking at the pic. I also need a bike I enjoy looking at, and black/grey just doesn't do it for me. So when I saw a vintage steel mountain bike at...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By Korina

A nice thing about front racks is bringing your...

A nice thing about front racks is bringing your buddy along. Sunlite Pet Friendly Basket...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 119,044
Posted By Korina

Just be aware, I've seen coins deliberately glued...

Just be aware, I've seen coins deliberately glued to the pavement.
09-05-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Korina

Sorry, Miele_Man, I slipped a cog; should've said...

Sorry, Miele_Man, I slipped a cog; should've said 'front' rack. I blame menopause; these days I blame everything on menopause, it's very convenient.

Also, I'm saying I can't use any kind of front...
09-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Korina

It's not the bike on the bus, I do that...

It's not the bike on the bus, I do that frequently, it's the rack on the bike and the panniers on the rack. My connected panniers would require a rack with a platform, which would interfere with the...
09-04-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Korina

Thanks for your responses, everyone, I appreciate...

Thanks for your responses, everyone, I appreciate it.

Taking a step back and looking at it, I don't think I can do what I was envisioning. Problem number one is my panniers; they're Axiom Seymours...
09-04-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 20,862
Posted By Korina

I swiped it from the Velo Orange site for...

I swiped it from the Velo Orange site for illustration purposes. You'll also notice the lack of shifters, probably for a "cleaner" look.

I have a bike similar to that one, but the brakes are...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Korina

Ever think of becoming a Privateer...

Ever think of becoming a Privateer (http://newalbioncycles.com/privateer1)? Arrr!
09-04-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Korina

Rajflyboy, have you posted this in the Touring...

Rajflyboy, have you posted this in the Touring forum? Seems right up their alley.
09-04-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By Korina

I don't usually see snakes around here on the...

I don't usually see snakes around here on the foggy NorCal coast, but this summer I've run across two little garter snakes, both squashed in the middle, poor things.
09-04-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 20,862
Posted By Korina

Pardon me for butting in, but if there are only...

Pardon me for butting in, but if there are only drops and flats, where do these fit? I choose not to use drops, in large part because I like to admire the scenery on my rides and not have a permanent...
09-03-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Korina

Lowrider rack on the bus?

I've been toying with switching to a front lowrider rack, but I sometimes take my bike on the bus, and I don't want to spend $$ on a front rack only to have it not fit.

Our buses use an arm that...
09-03-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
Posted By Korina

Thanks BikeWonder and Salamandrine, it makes me...

Thanks BikeWonder and Salamandrine, it makes me feel better about passing on it. :o
09-03-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,421
Posted By Korina

Roy DeSoto was played by Kevin Tighe.

Roy DeSoto was played by Kevin Tighe.
09-03-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
Posted By Korina

Do you think it could handle a 650b conversion?

Do you think it could handle a 650b conversion?
09-02-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,237
Posted By Korina

I love that guy. Do you ever get anxious when...

I love that guy. Do you ever get anxious when there's a long gap between vids?

For those who don't know, here's his latest vid. Excuse me, film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2zIZwdHhWo
09-02-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,421
Posted By Korina

:love:

:love:
09-02-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,421
Posted By Korina

Wow, fresh pavement. What's it like? :ride:

Wow, fresh pavement. What's it like? :ride:
09-02-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,539
Posted By Korina

D'oh! Sorry, too many tabs. This Specialissima...

D'oh! Sorry, too many tabs. This Specialissima...
08-31-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By Korina

Never used clips; platforms all the way! :)

Never used clips; platforms all the way! :)
08-31-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,237
Posted By Korina

I love that one of them is a skateboarder. I...

I love that one of them is a skateboarder. I started at the beginning, and am in the middle of Italy. Rad is right. :)
08-31-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By Korina

Every time I hit a red light. Or a busy stop...

Every time I hit a red light. Or a busy stop sign. Or an idiot who needs the entire lane to parallel park his oversized Ford testicle.

I've since discovered the joys of 26" wheels and never want...
08-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,322
Posted By Korina

In my head, yes. Didn't have enough breath to say...

In my head, yes. Didn't have enough breath to say it out loud. :D
08-30-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
Posted By Korina

It can. I hear it rides better if you put the...

It can. I hear it rides better if you put the load on the front.
08-30-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,322
Posted By Korina

Yep. Buttermilk Lane has too much traffic, sadly.

Yep. Buttermilk Lane has too much traffic, sadly.
08-30-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Korina

This bike came with a flat bar that just killed...

This bike came with a flat bar that just killed my hands, but the arc bar puts my hands and wrists in a more natural and comfortable position.
...
08-30-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,322
Posted By Korina

Been there, done that. Buttermilk Lane is a...

Been there, done that. Buttermilk Lane is a challenging climb, especially when you're still building your legs. What I would do is find a landmark 50 yards ahead and huff and puff my way there, and...
08-30-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,938
Posted By Korina

I heard it attributed to Groucho Marx. Either...

I heard it attributed to Groucho Marx. Either way, wisdom.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By Korina

Speaking of Oi!... ...

Speaking of Oi!...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/491x650/oi__665b065220d24cd2691ca36fd02f1fed7eb4048d.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,680
Posted By Korina

Where did you get that headbadge??

Where did you get that headbadge??
08-28-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,620
Views: 1,573,931
Posted By Korina

Fair enough. Where I live, I'm surrounded by...

Fair enough. Where I live, I'm surrounded by stoopid steep hills, and even road bikes need granny gears.
08-28-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6,620
Views: 1,573,931
Posted By Korina

Or, alternatively, you can keep the mountain...

Or, alternatively, you can keep the mountain gearing and easily roll up anything you point it at. :D

Nice bike, BTW.
08-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

I just hope it went to someone who understands...

I just hope it went to someone who understands what they have.

In a fit of pique I emailed the seller and told them just exactly what they had, and hoped they got a good price. :innocent:
08-27-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,620
Views: 1,573,931
Posted By Korina

Don't hold your breath; the husbeast insists on...

Don't hold your breath; the husbeast insists on doing it, and his plate is full for a while.
08-27-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

Damn. She sold it out from under us. Sorry...

Damn. She sold it out from under us.

Sorry for the anticlimax.:(
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,528
Posted By Korina

I hear you on that one. I <3 my granny gear. ...

I hear you on that one. I <3 my granny gear.

If you can't stay off it long enough to work on it, sounds like you have the right bike.
08-27-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By Korina

I had the opposite problem; I'm 5'4" with...

I had the opposite problem; I'm 5'4" with slightly short legs, and when I went bike shopping a young dude kept trying to put me on a medium frame, even though I kept telling him the standover was too...
08-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

:lol: As it happens, my co-worker did buy the...

:lol: As it happens, my co-worker did buy the Hardrock. I'm feeling rather chuffed about it. :D

I have an acquaintance who is also looking for a new bike; she's tired of her 35 lb Magna, so I...
08-26-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

The husbeast is all excited; we're going to look...

The husbeast is all excited; we're going to look at it tomorrow. I think, if I can contact the seller.
08-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 52,067
Views: 6,966,981
Posted By Korina

A really beautiful '80s Univega Gran Turismo...

A really beautiful '80s Univega Gran Turismo (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/mckinleyville-univega-gran-turismo-s/6959390401.html).
...
08-26-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

Thanks, merziac; it's not like I even need a new...

Thanks, merziac; it's not like I even need a new bike. I have two new bikes. Sheesh.

Fingers crossed, I did facilitate a meetup between a co-worker looking for a bike and a Fb seller looking to...
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