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Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,842
Posted By Korina

Total weather weenie here. If it's below 45F or...

Total weather weenie here. If it's below 45F or raining, I have a bus pass and I'm not afraid to use it. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By Korina

In April had a slow speed fall off the bike...

In April had a slow speed fall off the bike trying to make a too fast, too tight u-turn on very rough pavement. Sprained my left hand and likely cracked a bone; when I press on the outside edge,...
07-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,605
Posted By Korina

Well done cccorlew ! Those are well thought out...

Well done cccorlew ! Those are well thought out and produced videos too.
07-15-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Korina

My cheap Roswheel trunk bag...

My cheap Roswheel trunk bag (https://www.amazon.com/Roswheel-14541-Multifunctional-Bicycle-Panniers/dp/B00WSV0NKG/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=roswheel+trunk+bag&qid=1563221249&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-5) works...
07-15-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Korina

iSSi makes some big pedals in colors! I have two...

iSSi makes some big pedals in colors! I have two pair of small Thumps (soon to be three) and I love them, particularly the slightly concave shape; it really does cradle your foot.

Stomp XL...
07-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Korina

To quote author Michael Pollan: 'Eat food*. Not...

To quote author Michael Pollan: 'Eat food*. Not too much. Mostly plants.'

*Actual food is prepared from ingredients, not taken out of a box and microwaved.

Concentrate on being fit and healthy...
07-12-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,112
Posted By Korina

tl;dr. Don't care, I ride the bike(s) I like and...

tl;dr. Don't care, I ride the bike(s) I like and don't worry about weight. Makes for a fun ride.
07-12-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Oh we have one, it's just another complication,...

Oh we have one, it's just another complication, another delay in getting her rideable.

I know the first rule of upgrades is "It won't fit", but it's forking ridiculous; want to change shifters?...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Korina

I'm guessing he's still in the 'I'm young and...

I'm guessing he's still in the 'I'm young and immortal' stage of his life.
07-11-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Thanks and you're right. My mtb. cranks are very...

Thanks and you're right. My mtb. cranks are very different from road bike cranks, making them entirely unsuitable for shortening. Still, it's a great idea for the right bike. I think what he does is...
07-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Noooo, I <3 my get-up-the-hill gear! ...

Noooo, I <3 my get-up-the-hill gear!




Must be an old trend; both my Rockhopper and Singletrack are small size and both came with 175s. Crazy, man, crazy.
07-10-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

You guys are all awesome! Thank you for your...

You guys are all awesome! Thank you for your suggestions, they're all very helpful.

It has been brought to my attention that I may have left off some relevant information from my original post,...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 10:54 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 104,762
Posted By Korina

::facepalm:: Humans. I've come up with my own...

::facepalm:: Humans. I've come up with my own curse word for them; gl*******s. As in, "Yeah, those gl*******s left an entire six-pack all over the trail." I like it.

Edit: Okay, that really is a...
07-09-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Thanks Trsnrtr, good to know.

Thanks Trsnrtr, good to know.
07-09-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 49,157
Posted By Korina

Of course it does; it goes at least as fast as...

Of course it does; it goes at least as fast as 175 cranks. :thumb:
07-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 49,157
Posted By Korina

I kinda figured it was on the level of "red goes...

I kinda figured it was on the level of "red goes faster". It's all good. :)
07-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Wow, thanks for this. I have a couple of 175 sets...

Wow, thanks for this. I have a couple of 175 sets that could easily be shortened, and I wouldn't have to worry about compatibility with the bb.
07-08-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 943
Posted By Korina

Where to find short cranks?

For less than $200 (glaring at you, V-O & Rene Herse)? It's crazy that all my small bikes come with 170 and 175(!) cranks; what were they thinking?? I'm looking for a 160 or 165 mtb. crank. Does such...
07-08-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 49,157
Posted By Korina

It's really not; I can go just as fast on my 26"...

It's really not; I can go just as fast on my 26" as on my 700c (i.e. not very :)), even though I'm more upright on the 26". Or do you mean it's all popular perception? Because that I believe. I was...
07-08-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,118
Posted By Korina

Hah! Found one on the highway shoulder once. Sat...

Hah! Found one on the highway shoulder once. Sat there for days; I was sure a raccoon or raven or something would snatch it, but it just sat there turning into fish head jerky. Sadly, no pics.
07-08-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 49,157
Posted By Korina

I completely agree. At 5' 4" I feel so much more...

I completely agree. At 5' 4" I feel so much more comfortable on a 26" wheel bike; I wish all mfrs. put them on their small and extra small frames, but they're not interested in the outliers, just the...
07-07-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Korina

Just out of curiosity, what do you do with the...

Just out of curiosity, what do you do with the paint-and-chemical-encrusted rags?
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 104,762
Posted By Korina

It was there again this morning. At least there...

It was there again this morning. At least there isn't a trash field yet.
07-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By Korina

Genius always looks so simple afterwards. :thumb:

Genius always looks so simple afterwards. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,957,272
Posted By Korina

Looks like a sweet ride. How'd the shakedown...

Looks like a sweet ride. How'd the shakedown cruise go?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By Korina

With a top cruising speed of 14 mph, I ride...

With a top cruising speed of 14 mph, I ride AFRAP.

That said, I did a stupid last week and got in the left turn lane of a busy intersection. Don't know what got into me; fortunately it wasn't the...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By Korina

Dang, dude, them's some serious legs! Props!...

Dang, dude, them's some serious legs! Props! :speedy:
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,452
Posted By Korina

^ ^ ^ What Skipjacks said; go to the people on...

^ ^ ^ What Skipjacks said; go to the people on the ground. They know what's what. Good luck!
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 104,762
Posted By Korina

On my ride to work this morning; on the trail in...

On my ride to work this morning; on the trail in the Arcata Marsh.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1000/image1_03210bd3fbecf99233903665d202d844dfb16997.jpeg
07-02-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,689
Posted By Korina

No, I hadn't, thanks. The max I've ever put in my...

No, I hadn't, thanks. The max I've ever put in my panniers (pan-yers) couldn't be much more than 20 lbs., so my circumstances are slightly different.

Or maybe I should just admit reality and live...
07-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,370
Posted By Korina

Ironically, I think you're doing it backwards. If...

Ironically, I think you're doing it backwards. If you get hit by a car doing 60mph, a foam hat won't do squat. It's the lower speed crashes (distracted driver, surprise pothole, slick road striping,...
07-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By Korina

Your hands should be about shoulder width apart....

Your hands should be about shoulder width apart. Too wide handlebars could cause shoulder pain; check with a bike fitter. My Giant hybrid came with ridiculously wide handlebars, which I had cut down...
07-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,370
Posted By Korina

Always. Before I was T-boned by a car (all...

Always.

Before I was T-boned by a car (all my fault), no, but then I was 18 and immortal. Fortunately she was doing 5mph and I escaped with only some amazing bruises and a torn muscle in my back....
07-02-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,599
Posted By Korina

:popcorn So? Did you get the bike?

:popcorn

So? Did you get the bike?
07-01-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Korina

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,513
Posted By Korina

But they look marvelous! :D

But they look marvelous! :D
07-01-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Korina

My first thought is to ask your surgeon. She/he...

My first thought is to ask your surgeon. She/he will know better than all of us what your foot will and will not tolerate.
07-01-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By Korina

Thanks Doc_Wui, passed along.

Thanks Doc_Wui, passed along.
07-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,735
Posted By Korina

Ewww. Poor things look so humiliated.

Ewww. Poor things look so humiliated.
07-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,689
Posted By Korina

There's always this one...

There's always this one (https://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Kickstand-Center-Chrome-Various/dp/B077NGZJCJ/ref=sr_1_69_sspa?keywords=bike+kickstand&qid=1562006407&s=gateway&sr=8-69-spons&psc=1). :D
...
07-01-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By Korina

Helderberg, don't you just love it when...

Helderberg, don't you just love it when everything aligns just right? Congrats on an epic ride.

What's it like? ;)
07-01-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 50,372
Posted By Korina

Nevermind, then, they look appropriate. I think...

Nevermind, then, they look appropriate. I think I'm having crank envy. :)
07-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,689
Posted By Korina

I have a similar issue as the OP but for a...

I have a similar issue as the OP but for a different reason; my vintage steel mtb. doesn't have a plate, so the standard Greenfield kickstand doesn't fit. I like my kickstands; I've always had them,...
07-01-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 50,372
Posted By Korina

Nice bike. How tall is your wife? Those cranks...

Nice bike. How tall is your wife? Those cranks look looong. I'm 5' 4" and discovering that my knee issues are not being helped by too-long cranks.
06-29-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 51,450
Views: 6,735,168
Posted By Korina

Is this Centurion Lemans RS...

Is this Centurion Lemans RS (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/arcata-vintage-road-bike-brand-new/6922565611.html) a thing? It's in Arcata Calif.
...
06-29-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,444
Posted By Korina

My vintage mtb. is wearing some north road bars,...

My vintage mtb. is wearing some north road bars, and they feel great! Got my ratcheting thumbies, and all is good.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By Korina

Hey, my mirror doesn't have lights! What a gyp! ...

Hey, my mirror doesn't have lights! What a gyp!

Oh wait, I don't wear makeup. Nevermind! :D
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By Korina

Yup. That's why I love my 26" wheel...

Yup. That's why I love my 26" wheel commuter/vintage mtb. more than my modern 700c hybrid.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,452
Posted By Korina

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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