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Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Korina

I like my big, loud Velo Orange bell. ...

I like my big, loud Velo Orange bell.

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Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Korina

jade408 it's your turn to be suckered by a zombie...

jade408 it's your turn to be suckered by a zombie thread. :D
08-23-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Korina

Leisesturm I have Tektro Oryx with Kool Stop pads...

Leisesturm I have Tektro Oryx with Kool Stop pads and they are more than adequate; they stop my bike when I want it to stop, they modulate well, and they're pretty to look at. :)
08-22-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 351,465
Posted By Korina

chesaldine, yours is a year newer and much...

chesaldine, yours is a year newer and much prettier than mine; something to aspire to.
...
08-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 114,382
Posted By Korina

Pretty Purple Princess Penelope (lol) is still a...

Pretty Purple Princess Penelope (lol) is still a work in progress, but she's a different bike from the one I picked up in March.
...
08-22-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Korina

^ ^ ^ My thoughts exactly. Check with your...

^ ^ ^ My thoughts exactly. Check with your nearest U-Haul to find out which one does trailer hitches.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

MrArrow, I'm not too proud to get off and walk....

MrArrow, I'm not too proud to get off and walk. Traffic; I got used to it. I don't like it, but I'm used to it.
08-22-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By Korina

I once hit 17 mph for about two miles. I was...

I once hit 17 mph for about two miles. I was chasing another cyclist who was just a little bit faster than me. I was like a slow, portly greyhound with a toy rabbit. If' I'd have caught her, I would...
08-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,566
Posted By Korina

+12! Most days at the end of my morning commute...

+12! Most days at the end of my morning commute there's this average sized woman with a VERY LARGE St. Bernard walking on the trail. Evidently the dog doesn't care for moving objects (I asked), so...
08-22-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,389
Posted By Korina

Now you don't have to go so far out of your way! ...

Now you don't have to go so far out of your way!

I'm assuming Newark is closer than Flint; all those little states are confusing. ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

MrArrow, yikes! Does the bike still have the...

MrArrow, yikes! Does the bike still have the mountain bike gearing? I've never had a problem just shifting down to the lowest gear and grinding it out; you might have steeper and/or longer hills than...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

Just grit your teeth and remind yourself it's...

Just grit your teeth and remind yourself it's cheaper than a car. I spent around $600 to get my Stumpy the way I like it, and it's a better bike than you can find new for that price.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Korina

Nope, none at all. A mention that you realize...

Nope, none at all. A mention that you realize it's a zombie thread would be helpful, as so many new members don't realize it. Perhaps talk about your bike too; we love to talk about our bikes, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

This morning, on the trail, I was passed by not...

This morning, on the trail, I was passed by not one, but two female cyclists. I seldom run into another commuter at 6:30, much less two in a row; having three female cyclists within sight of each...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Korina

bsurkan, nice bike. Did you notice this thread is...

bsurkan, nice bike. Did you notice this thread is 10 years old?
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,128
Posted By Korina

+1 jade408; just this morning I hit some small...

+1 jade408; just this morning I hit some small gravel that pinged off my front fender rather than my face.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

Don't count on it. ;)

Don't count on it. ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

I was surprised at how much I like the grip...

I was surprised at how much I like the grip shifters on my '95 Singletrack. They shift well and look clean. YMMV, of course.
08-19-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,719
Posted By Korina

Look all you like, I don't live near HSU and I'm...

Look all you like, I don't live near HSU and I'm not dumb enough to park it there either. :) Largely we commute to Eureka or poke around town.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

IA couple of years ago every time I walked past...

IA couple of years ago every time I walked past this one fenced-in parking lot, I would see an oddly-shaped black rubbery looking thing; it was cylindrical with a bulbous end. It wasn't until I took...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

darth_Lefty, good point, although I'd be more...

darth_Lefty, good point, although I'd be more frightened of their lack of fine motor skills.
Unca_Sam, wrong size? :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

Best trail find ever; found a dad out with his...

Best trail find ever; found a dad out with his two little kids, all on bikes. The tiny one was on a strider and balancing really well; he'll need pedals soon. I love striders; so so much better than...
08-19-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By Korina

Interesting. I can reach the same speed with my...

Interesting. I can reach the same speed with my '92 26" Stumpjumper as with my '16 700c hybrid, and the Stumpy has fatter tires and a more upright position. Fortunately we're all different, but we...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Korina

Thanks noglider. Wish I could remember who wrote...

Thanks noglider. Wish I could remember who wrote it.
08-19-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,719
Posted By Korina

I certainly love my handlebar bag; inspired by...

I certainly love my handlebar bag; inspired by Roadrunner's Burrito Supreme, I made my own, hand stitched, and it works great; it's a bit wonky, but I love it. Not quite as rugged as Roadrunners, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

That's a good looking bike; love the spatter...

That's a good looking bike; love the spatter paint job. It's going to be a great ride when you're done. Good catch!
08-17-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Korina

And that's why cagers hate cyclists. ::facepalm::

And that's why cagers hate cyclists. ::facepalm::
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Korina

Awful, not funny joke: Q: What's the...

Awful, not funny joke:

Q: What's the difference between a bike path and a bike lane?

A: One's for walking your dog, the other's for parking your car.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,502
Posted By Korina

That's gonna be one sweet ride when you're done....

That's gonna be one sweet ride when you're done. Be prepared to sink some $$ into it, but it'll still be a better bike than what you can get new for that price. Subscribed.
08-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By Korina

FYI, and 'cause I like to show off, here's a much...

FYI, and 'cause I like to show off, here's a much better pic.

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08-16-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Korina

Those riders are why drivers generally try to...

Those riders are why drivers generally try to give me 8' when passing. {sigh} OP, I'm glad you're mostly okay.
08-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By Korina

Sweet. If I was a foot taller...

Sweet. If I was a foot taller...
08-16-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By Korina

You'd have to talk to a wrench about that. For...

You'd have to talk to a wrench about that. For myself, I prefer comfort and style over speed. Also, I'm in no hurry to get to work. ;)
...
08-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

Now I know, thanks! Shame it's too late to...

Now I know, thanks!

Shame it's too late to edit the thread title. :)
08-14-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

As I explained above, I didn't want to offend the...

As I explained above, I didn't want to offend the censor by saying bada**.
08-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Korina

Whoops, sorry LesG, got confused; thought...

Whoops, sorry LesG, got confused; thought Berthoud was a Rivet model.

Have you contacted the mfr.? :)
08-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By Korina

Throwing in my vote for vintage steel mountain...

Throwing in my vote for vintage steel mountain bikes; with the same geometry as today's adventure bikes, they're very versatile and quite inexpensive. Also, they'll take actual wide tires. :D
08-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

Fair enough. When you have a baby, you can take a...

Fair enough. When you have a baby, you can take a car. :)
08-14-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

MattTheHat, thanks for pointing this out; I keep...

MattTheHat, thanks for pointing this out; I keep forgetting to check dates. Hopefully the 1-year-old doesn't have a saddle-shaped dent in his/her head. :)
08-14-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

She is an adult, and I'm sure if she felt there...

She is an adult, and I'm sure if she felt there was any risk she would have taken a car.
08-14-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By Korina

Or you could ride your classic steel mtb and sail...

Or you could ride your classic steel mtb and sail over hills. :D
08-14-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Korina

LesG, have you contacted Rivet? I'm certain this...

LesG, have you contacted Rivet? I'm certain this is something they would want to know.
08-14-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

True. I really wanted to title it "This. THIS is...

True. I really wanted to title it "This. THIS is bad gluteus maximus" but we have a very expensive censor. :)
08-14-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,878
Posted By Korina

Bcd? I should know this, but I'm drawing a blank....

Bcd? I should know this, but I'm drawing a blank.

Here's a fascinating discussion (https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm#1) about crank lengths.

Edit: bolt circle diameter? I know it's...
08-13-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,878
Posted By Korina

I love mtb gearing, as Humboldt Bay is a thin...

I love mtb gearing, as Humboldt Bay is a thin strip of flat surrounded by crazy steep hills. Not sure about the stx; the big ring has a broken tooth, so probably it'll go to the bike library.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,968
Posted By Korina

This morning's find was a pacific tree frog. On...

This morning's find was a pacific tree frog. On its back and not moving (and minus its lower back leg), so presumably dead. Incompetent cat? The Arcata Marsh is a popular place for idiots to dump...
08-13-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,878
Posted By Korina

They're 175s, and I'm going to put on this 152...

They're 175s, and I'm going to put on this 152 youth set (https://www.treefortbikes.com/SR-Suntour-XCT-Jr-Crankset-9-speed-44-32-22t)from Suntour; the husbeast just has to sand off the paint. If I...
08-13-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By Korina

This. THIS is a cyclist

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/world/asia/new-zealand-pregnant-minister-bicycle.html
08-13-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,663
Posted By Korina

Danhedonia, pics? Pretty please?

Danhedonia, pics? Pretty please?
08-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,878
Posted By Korina

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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