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Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Korina

Cool. Make sure and give us a review once you've...

Cool. Make sure and give us a review once you've ridden it. And of course pics, lots of pics. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
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...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,411
Posted By Korina

Weirdly, mine was comfortable right out of the...

Weirdly, mine was comfortable right out of the box. I'm fairly upright on my Princess with V-O Porteur bars. (Any excuse for a pic, amirite?)
...
07-10-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 566
Posted By Korina

OP isn't kidding. Wow. ...

OP isn't kidding. Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgQc2bBRuzg
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Korina

Did you find anything?

Did you find anything?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By Korina

My '92 RockHopper has room for 2.1" Maxxis DTHs...

My '92 RockHopper has room for 2.1" Maxxis DTHs and fenders. They're fast, supple, and grippy (judging by the gravel pinging inside my fenders).
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By Korina

I called for a pick up once, 3 miles from home,...

I called for a pick up once, 3 miles from home, when a stick got intimate with my rear derailer and spokes; I didn't know a derailer could bend that way.

I can (and have) fix a flat and lube my...
07-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Korina

That's probably why most folks use small zip ties.

That's probably why most folks use small zip ties.
07-07-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
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: 567
Views: 112,677
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: 454
Posted By Korina

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

That is a very happy bike rider. Smiles all around! :)
07-04-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,447
Posted By Korina

They look good; I should get pics of my DTH's....

They look good; I should get pics of my DTH's. They do ride plush, don't they?
07-02-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,708
Posted By Korina

Try taking them down to 40 and see how they ride....

Try taking them down to 40 and see how they ride. If you don't bottom out, you can try going down some more until you find the sweet spot.
07-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,649
Posted By Korina

The beginning of my commute is through the Arcata...

The beginning of my commute is through the Arcata Marsh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcata_Wastewater_Treatment_Plant_and_Wildlife_Sanctuary), and in the winter it's very dark. Too dark to see...
07-01-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By Korina

Well done; mine have all been on the side of the...

Well done; mine have all been on the side of the highway.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Korina

I love my big brass Velo-Orange bell...

I love my big brass Velo-Orange bell (https://velo-orange.com/collections/bells/products/brass-striker-bell); a beautiful loud chime, and it doesn't cost a lot.
06-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,771
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, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,942
Posted By Korina

(Psssst, this is a zombie thread, three years...

(Psssst, this is a zombie thread, three years old.)
06-26-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By Korina

Kenda Small Block Eights. They're really nice;...

Kenda Small Block Eights. They're really nice; grabby without being too aggressive, and pleasantly squishy.
06-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
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.

...
06-22-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,721
Posted By Korina

'700 something'? Have you looked up the serial #...

'700 something'? Have you looked up the serial # on Vintage Trek (http://www.vintage-trek.com/)? It really is a pretty bike.
06-21-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,830
Posted By Korina

If it helps, my '92 Sport has a very subtle fade...

If it helps, my '92 Sport has a very subtle fade from slightly darker purple in the back to slightly lighter purple in the front; for the first week I thought it was just lighting.
Serial #...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Korina

My commute is 8 miles/12.87 kilometers each way,...

My commute is 8 miles/12.87 kilometers each way, and I wear Target exercise pants with my leather B17; little friction and no wear on the pants, and my work clothes are as fresh as a daisy! :lol:...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
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...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Korina

Sweet bike! Obviously you have two options; take...

Sweet bike! Obviously you have two options; take it home with you, or pass it on. How much do you love it?
06-20-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Korina

Almost there!

So, how's every little thing? :D
06-20-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,342,129
Posted By Korina

Nice bike. Stumpys are/were Specialized's racing...

Nice bike. Stumpys are/were Specialized's racing mtb., hence the light and nimble. My RockHopper is the next model down, then HardRock. All are great bikes, but Stumpys are harder to find, as they...
06-20-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,670
Posted By Korina

morgothaod , how goes it? Did you get the Jamis...

morgothaod , how goes it? Did you get the Jamis to fit? As for adjusting the saddle, remember that when you're sitting on it and the pedal is at the bottom, your knee should be not quite straight. It...
06-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,447
Posted By Korina

Bringing up the other part of the thread title,...

Bringing up the other part of the thread title, is anyone familiar with Bicycle Wheel Warehouse? Out of L.A., they build their own wheels at prices that won't make you faint. Here ...
06-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Korina

I just recently put Maxxis DTH's on my 26" bike...

I just recently put Maxxis DTH's on my 26" bike and really like them. They're quiet and fast on the road, and felt secure when I swerved right and took an unpaved detour. They also didn't threaten to...
06-20-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Korina

Another place to look is ridewithgps.com. Here's...

Another place to look is ridewithgps.com. Here's a list...
06-17-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Korina

Whoops, my mistake.

Whoops, my mistake.
06-17-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,771
Posted By Korina

shotwellian , did you see the Summit? If so, what...

shotwellian , did you see the Summit? If so, what did you think?

Anyone else?
06-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
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: 442
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: 1,062
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.
06-13-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Korina

Nope, I haven't seen anything. Then again, I...

Nope, I haven't seen anything. Then again, I haven't logged out since 2017.
06-12-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Korina

What the others have said; don't spend a ton of...

What the others have said; don't spend a ton of money, just find something and ride it, and you'll be happier with a rigid fork. If you like, post your city and state and we'll find a bike or twelve...
06-12-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Korina

Here's a Google search...

Here's a Google search...
06-12-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Korina

Why US made? Taiwan has some terrific...

Why US made? Taiwan has some terrific manufacturers, who build for US companies. Find a company you like; Jamis, State, Detroit, Rivendell, a plethora of others, and buy from them.
06-11-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Korina

What about the Jamis Coda? The S2...

What about the Jamis Coda? The S2 (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codas2_femme.html) runs $599 and it's steel, baby!

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/assets/20_codas2_femme_radiant_teal.jpg
06-11-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 123,060
Posted By Korina

I beg to disagree; you made a gravel bike. Well...

I beg to disagree; you made a gravel bike. Well done.
06-11-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
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.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Korina

Sadly, not here. We're isolated, poor, and a...

Sadly, not here. We're isolated, poor, and a university town. Bike theft is a cottage industry here, so nice bikes end up somewhere else.
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Korina

Beggars, as they say, can't be choosers. My local...

Beggars, as they say, can't be choosers. My local CL is largely filled with high end mtb., beat up BMX, and big box junkers. Then there's the decent-looking Bridgestone MB-5...
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Korina

Thanks. There's been a rash of project bikes on...

Thanks. There's been a rash of project bikes on CL lately, and while I'm not a wrench, I see their potential and want them built into the nice bikes I know they can be. We have a chronic shortage of...
06-11-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
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...
06-11-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Korina

Have you thought about a flat bar touring bike,...

Have you thought about a flat bar touring bike, such as the Surly Bridge Club (https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club)?
06-10-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Korina

I'm assuming you're not a troll, so my question...

I'm assuming you're not a troll, so my question is, why are you thinking about flat bars? If you don't like the bent over position, you can raise the stem to make your drop bars more upright and...
06-10-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,791
Posted By Korina

realsorryman , another interesting and useful...

realsorryman , another interesting and useful website is vintage-trek.com (http://www.vintage-trek.com/). According to them, your beauty was made in 1981...
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