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Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By Korina

My commuting ritual involves me talking myself...

My commuting ritual involves me talking myself into it. I love my bike, and I love riding it, but early morning + mile wide lazy streak + bus pass = me talking myself into it.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,484
Posted By Korina

Well, this thread is seven years old; Ortleib has...

Well, this thread is seven years old; Ortleib has probably changed things up since then.
10-18-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,607,356
Posted By Korina

Ooo, I have a pair of those! Well, they're silver...

Ooo, I have a pair of those! Well, they're silver but they're Onzas; had a bear of a time getting the sticker off the bike's seat tube.
10-15-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,285
Posted By Korina

Whoops. I saw, but I did not observe. :o I...

Whoops. I saw, but I did not observe. :o

I didn't know they were made in Taiwan.
10-14-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,285
Posted By Korina

You forgot Rivet Cycle Works...

You forgot Rivet Cycle Works (https://rivetcycleworks.com/) near Sacramento.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Korina

Sounds like you lucked out. You're starting out...

Sounds like you lucked out. You're starting out fit and healthy, you have an alert doctor, and they seem to have caught it in time. I hope you beat this cancer's ass fast!
10-12-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 121,565
Posted By Korina

Holey carp that's a stylin' bike! I love the...

Holey carp that's a stylin' bike! I love the bright yellow accents. You do her designers proud. Could you tell us about some of the places you two have been?
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,201
Posted By Korina

It sounds like big squishy tires would work...

It sounds like big squishy tires would work better for your conditions than front suspension, so definitely test ride. I like my vintage steel mountain bike, with 2.1" tires inflated to 35 psi in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By Korina

I believe it's called "natural selection in...

I believe it's called "natural selection in action". Possibly the same reasoning cagers use (whatever it is) to drive with their lights off early in the morning. Grey vehicle on grey pavement in grey...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

Good heavens, where do you live? I want to move...

Good heavens, where do you live? I want to move there!
10-08-19, 10:22 AM
10-07-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 113,768
Posted By Korina

Spotted a Bontrager with that weird uni-seatstay....

Spotted a Bontrager with that weird uni-seatstay. Can't figure out how to get the bad pics off my cheap flip phone. Grrr.
10-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

You want to compare ones that got away? Last...

You want to compare ones that got away? Last month I spotted an ad on CL for a "Specialized Work bike" for $175. WTH is a "Work" bike? (Why yes, I did have the dumb.) Asked over at C&V and they...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 305,906
Posted By Korina

steelrider58, that bag belongs in the "Show us...

steelrider58, that bag belongs in the "Show us your hacks" thread. I like it.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 305,906
Posted By Korina

Nice bike, but your bars are too low. :D ...

Nice bike, but your bars are too low. :D

Edit: Nice bag! Tell us about it!
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

Tell Mr. Skellington he's a very lucky skeleton....

Tell Mr. Skellington he's a very lucky skeleton. Also, beware of soft tissue damage as it can be worse than broken bones. Glad it's feeling better.
10-07-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

Mine came from the Bay of e, so keep looking. The...

Mine came from the Bay of e, so keep looking. The right bike will find you.
10-06-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

Wait, you missed a step. How did you get it back?...

Wait, you missed a step. How did you get it back? Did you buy it back, did he give it to you? Enquiring minds want to know!

Nice bikes, both of them.

Also, I feel you about MultiTracks; I just...
10-05-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Korina

Nice! Have you ridden it yet? Huh? Huh? Have...

Nice! Have you ridden it yet? Huh? Huh? Have you??

I was riding the Eureka Waterfront Trail before it was finished, much less paved. It helps the trailhead is a block from where I work.
10-05-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Korina

rseeker and everyone, have you seen this rust...

rseeker and everyone, have you seen this rust preventative experiment (https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/anti-corrosion-product-shootout-1073581.html) on MTBR? It's why we don't use T9 on our frames.
10-04-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By Korina

Didn't this forum used to have a sticky thread...

Didn't this forum used to have a sticky thread about first aid kits? I could have sworn...
10-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,835
Posted By Korina

D) all of the above. Health, sanity, fun,...

D) all of the above. Health, sanity, fun, transport. (I'd say 'cheap transport', but it's going to be a long time before my commuter pays for itself.) I have learned to love the sweat, feeling my...
10-04-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By Korina

I, of course, have never, ever been distracted...

I, of course, have never, ever been distracted and done something dumb while on a bike. :innocent:

Well, this week.

Mostly because I haven't been riding (tweaked knee).

:D
10-04-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By Korina

Wrong question. Was he wearing a helmet? :D

Wrong question.

Was he wearing a helmet? :D
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

Hunh. Found a bike this morning. It had been...

Hunh. Found a bike this morning. It had been dumped off the edge of the trail and was soaking wet. Rescued it; it's currently in the staff lounge, drying. I see one of two scenarios: 1. Rider got...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Korina

Ride it! No worries, I didn't take offense;...

Ride it!

No worries, I didn't take offense; should've put a ;) in there. Also, I wear my glasses under my straps too. The word you were looking for is "classic". Crazy Horse and the Princess are...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Korina

+eleventybillion for classic steel Not...

+eleventybillion for classic steel

Not stylish?! Speak for yourself! (Love your daughter's Crazy Horse, BTW)
...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Korina

windchaser, I'm so sorry you have to go through...

windchaser, I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I can't even imagine what you're going through, but I hope you are able to come out the other side.

{{{hugs}}}
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,360
Posted By Korina

My understanding is that flashers at night make...

My understanding is that flashers at night make it difficult for drivers to discern exactly where the bike is and which direction it's moving.

I actually use dimmer solid lights in the dark, as...
10-01-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Korina

Like I said, the closer you get the worse it...

Like I said, the closer you get the worse it looks. There are serious scrapes on the fork and top tube, through to the metal, and it looks like someone scratched their initials on the top tube then...
09-30-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,057
Posted By Korina

Good for you! Don't forget to enjoy the scenery,...

Good for you! Don't forget to enjoy the scenery, and sometimes just ride for fun. :)
09-29-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

Congrats on getting the BB out! Must've felt...

Congrats on getting the BB out! Must've felt good.

Not sure what bars yet; I'll have to play around. I was thinking some shallow rando-type drops, we'll see. It's weird; this bike was comfortable...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Korina

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain...

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain bike commuter. I bought it used and had a mechanic rebuild it as a road bike. Big fat cushy tires and a swept back handlebar make it super comfy for...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By Korina

It doesn't look half bad; have you seen it in...

It doesn't look half bad; have you seen it in person? If it is lightweight, as they claim, and rides well, you could upgrade it as things wear out/fall off. :D If not, for $200, sell it on CL and buy...
09-29-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Korina

Participate in some forums, should get your post...

Participate in some forums, should get your post count up fairly quickly.

My '94 750 arrived in the mail last week. Out of the box it was a surprisingly comfy ride, barring the flat bars....
09-29-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,882
Posted By Korina

Holey carp! Yes please. I wish we had bikes like...

Holey carp! Yes please. I wish we had bikes like that here. Well, we do, but they're mostly under homeless folks, doing what they were built do do. Seriously, except for those "women's" bikes, those...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

Check this out! ...

Check this out!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_1599_cd6e4b6b962e8210b8fba2787e91e7c750edf90c.jpg
09-27-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

Yes, it's a '94.

Yes, it's a '94.
09-26-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Korina

It's still a work in progress (I've been saying...

It's still a work in progress (I've been saying this for months & it's getting frustrating), but Pretty Purple Princess Penelope used to be a mountain bike, and now she's a seriously comfortable,...
09-26-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

Yes, 19". The great thing is that that...

Yes, 19".

The great thing is that that gorgeous paint job is thrashed. I've been wanting a green bike since forever, but the other two steel bikes have beautiful paint worth preserving. This one,...
09-26-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 68,913
Posted By Korina

My new (to me) bike, fresh out of the box. It...

My new (to me) bike, fresh out of the box. It still has that eBay smell.

It needs some work, but it'll make a nice tourer.
...
09-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,246
Posted By Korina

Or eBay. My '94 Trek 750 arrived Tuesday. I love...

Or eBay. My '94 Trek 750 arrived Tuesday. I love how all most of the issues are subtle; there are the initials scratched into the top tube. :)
09-25-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,246
Posted By Korina

Go ahead, find one. ...

Go ahead, find one. (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia)


:D
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,109
Posted By Korina

:eek: :lol: At least you don't collect yachts. :)

:eek: :lol: At least you don't collect yachts. :)
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By Korina

My husband did that once; I got off the highway...

My husband did that once; I got off the highway onto the trail, and there he was! It was kind of awesome to have company the last three miles.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

On the map, the yellow/black section is what's...

On the map, the yellow/black section is what's left to build; I ride the trail to Two Rocks and hop on the highway. It's a nice ride, barring traffic and eucalyptus debris. Oh, and never stop in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

Hunh. I didn't notice that. Guess it's popular up...

Hunh. I didn't notice that. Guess it's popular up here.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Korina

Pretty much what the others have said. Except for...

Pretty much what the others have said. Except for the karma/revenge vids; I'm too old for that.

Show how different bikes can become excellent commuters with the right setup. How to pick a route,...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,174
Posted By Korina

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