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10-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,536
Posted By Korina

Hunh?

Hunh?
10-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,538
Views: 1,960,518
Posted By Korina

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and...

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and they're squishy and grippy and no flats so far. For more options, there's a thread for that...
09-30-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By Korina

Do you mean road pedals as in clip-in pedals?...

Do you mean road pedals as in clip-in pedals? Unless you intend to race, you're better off sticking with platform (i.e. flat) pedals. I like my iSSi Thumps, but there are a zillion brands out there,...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,685
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: 2,296
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: 134
Views: 5,636
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,296
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...
09-22-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,987
Posted By Korina

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

HTH.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo
09-21-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
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, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
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. :)
09-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,987
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.
09-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,997
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...
09-14-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,988
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...
09-11-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,988
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: 168
Views: 5,341
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,341
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,...
09-06-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
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...
09-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,293
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By Korina

Revivifying this zombie thread because I have...

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x683/img_1841_4cf738e733aab0654016c7d2349b1686572b8eac.jpg
09-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,053
Posted By Korina

My perpetually unfinished everyday ride. ...

My perpetually unfinished everyday ride.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1817_6989ef753ff4fd7c23367e4c3b340b493bfdd39f.jpg
Hey, what's in the big pink box?
08-30-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,460,075
Posted By Korina

On so many levels. ;)

On so many levels. ;)
08-30-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,046
Posted By Korina

You asked for it, you got it. Here's an...

You asked for it, you got it. Here's an engineer's perspective. Warning; math ahead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEz_0zYFI8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC-u55TyeKk
...
08-28-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,538
Views: 1,960,518
Posted By Korina

Hah! Thanks, but she's much too refined these...

Hah! Thanks, but she's much too refined these days; your great bike is more Zoe's territory.

...
08-20-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 58,584
Views: 8,586,768
Posted By Korina

Folks have been cleaning out their garages around...

Folks have been cleaning out their garages around here, and coming up with some nice stuff; nothing super fantastic, but better than our usual pickings. The silver '84 Stumpy with lugs and biplane...
08-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,053
Posted By Korina

I took my bike on the highway Tuesday, where...

I took my bike on the highway Tuesday, where CalTrans is tearing up the shoulder for (car) safety reasons. I have to say, the DTHs handled it all with aplomb. The scraped, textured section was mildly...
08-18-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,073
Posted By Korina

Howabout a Stumpy...

Howabout a Stumpy (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/cutten-specialized-stumpjumper-road/7179134146.html)?

https://images.craigslist.org/00X0X_8DSxj5fg0Zj_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
08-13-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,053
Posted By Korina

It's on the small side for him, but he wants to...

It's on the small side for him, but he wants to ride it before deciding.
08-09-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,037,640
Posted By Korina

So this happened. I really should stop looking at...

So this happened. I really should stop looking at CraigsList. An '84(?) Stumpy, all original parts, including the Jim Blackburn rear rack. Brakes need work, a touch of surface rust here and there,...
08-06-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,341
Posted By Korina

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/680x380/drugs_meme_1724908b975876d0f00bd016300ede93b4b75db8.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,753
Posted By Korina

Couch sitter. In the Before Times, clerical; I...

Couch sitter. In the Before Times, clerical; I was secretary to a small company that provides day services to adults with developmental disabilities, on paid leave since March. Management is...
08-04-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,053
Posted By Korina

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The...

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The Hammer (on my toes) tires on my perpetually unfinished Princess.

...
08-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,460,075
Posted By Korina

Probably geometry. Old mtbs have stupid long top...

Probably geometry. Old mtbs have stupid long top tubes, add drop bars on top of that, and you're riding face down, folded in half. Mine has a short stem and swept bar to compensate.
08-03-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,538
Views: 1,960,518
Posted By Korina

I'll say! Those are some wild bars, and how many...

I'll say! Those are some wild bars, and how many pizzas can you fit on that rack??
07-16-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19,755
Views: 3,237,942
Posted By Korina

It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party...

It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party in the back! :D
07-15-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,699
Posted By Korina

I was walking under a power pole once and got...

I was walking under a power pole once and got nailed on the shoulder from the crow at the top. It knew exactly what it was doing; I always said, crows have a frat boy sense of humor. (Freaking...
07-12-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Korina

Cool use for a dead crank

Just some quarantine fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4cuo4RuFxU
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,965
Posted By Korina

Wow, they don't have puddles or mud in Italy?...

Wow, they don't have puddles or mud in Italy? Lucky you! <--- A bit of gentle sarcasm, as I leave fenders on mine year 'round; from the random gravel pinging under the fenders, they've saved my...
07-10-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By Korina

OP isn't kidding. Wow. ...

OP isn't kidding. Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgQc2bBRuzg
07-07-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Korina

They're cable clips, for holding them against the...

They're cable clips, for holding them against the frame, usually on newer bikes.
07-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 132,892
Posted By Korina

Nice bike, and I love your stand! :D

Nice bike, and I love your stand! :D
07-05-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Korina

That is a very happy bike rider. Smiles all...

That is a very happy bike rider. Smiles all around! :)
06-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,328
Posted By Korina

Yeah, that trail is a classic example of "better...

Yeah, that trail is a classic example of "better to ask forgiveness than permission". Fortunately they did a very good job with it, making it easier to grant retroactive permits. It would be awesome...
06-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Korina

I kept mine basic. Okay, that's a lie; it still...

I kept mine basic. Okay, that's a lie; it still needs rust treatment, new cables and housing, and new pedals. Still, she rides great.

...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By Korina

If you're willing to go with perfectly good rim...

If you're willing to go with perfectly good rim brakes, Jamis' Coda series (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codaseries.html) can get you a nice steel bike in a range of prices. If I didn't already...
06-17-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Korina

Whoops, my mistake.

Whoops, my mistake.
06-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Korina

Nice bike and great score; I don't know what you...

Nice bike and great score; I don't know what you paid, but it was a good deal, 'cause that bike looks super clean. Treat it well, and you can pass it on to your grandkids.

There's a whole long...
06-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Korina

Nice bike and great score, you'll love it!...

Nice bike and great score, you'll love it! There's a whole long thread in the Hybrid Bikes forum, called 'Show Your Trek Multitrack!' with lots of bikes shown, in case you want some inspiration and...
06-13-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By Korina

Meh. I don't particularly care for plastic forks,...

Meh. I don't particularly care for plastic forks, but then I'm not a roadie. The rest looks pretty cool.
06-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Korina

Jamis Coda S2...

Jamis Coda S2 (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codas2.html). Slightly above your budget, but it'll do what you want; speed is up to you. The big plus is it's cromo steel.
...
06-11-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Korina

I understand that drops don't have to be aero,...

I understand that drops don't have to be aero, but the popular perception is that that's how drop bar bikes have to be ridden; that's why I told the OP that he could raise the stem. I have an old...
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