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01-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Korina

Is it? I can't tell; the bike appears to be...

Is it? I can't tell; the bike appears to be invisible. {she said pointedly}
01-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,806
Posted By Korina

Are you sure? My '92 RH Sport has that same fade....

Are you sure? My '92 RH Sport has that same fade. Then again, Specialized liked to mix things up. Often and randomly. :lol:
01-23-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Korina

If I was still gainfully employed, I'd be all...

If I was still gainfully employed, I'd be all over it like white on rice. But I'm not, and that's probably a couple hundred smackaroos to get it in the shape I want.
01-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Korina

I wonder how on earth it ended up here? Thanks; I...

I wonder how on earth it ended up here? Thanks; I think I'll pass on it. Too much of a project bike.
01-23-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Korina

There's a lot of classic '90s steel around here,...

There's a lot of classic '90s steel around here, largely being ridden by homeless folks; if I see your MB-5, I'll wave.
01-23-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By Korina

:thumb: #partypace You'd like Russ, YouTuber of...

:thumb: #partypace
You'd like Russ, YouTuber of Path Less Pedaled fame. He's all about not wearing lycra and enjoying the ride.
01-22-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,340
Posted By Korina

Took my bike on a lunchtime ride one day; stopped...

Took my bike on a lunchtime ride one day; stopped at the local pawn shop and this followed me home.

Everything was original, including the grease, so it wouldn't really pedal. Now it's my beloved...
01-22-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Korina

What's an Atalaya?

Found this on CL (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/arcata-yellow-bike-for-sale/7266319200.html), and Google has failed me; it's definitely not a high-end Ti bike. Anyone heard of this bike...
01-22-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Korina

Deep in the engineering weeds of frame design

Mr. Wildeberry, professional engineer, has been using his sick skillz to explain why Ms. Cools' custom bike has an oversized top tube. Also, speed wobble/shimmy; what is it and how to avoid it. So...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Korina

If your commute is only 15 minutes, you're doing...

If your commute is only 15 minutes, you're doing it wrong. :) I'm sure you could find a longer route if you tried.

As for which bike, pick the one that's comfortable. If you're looking for an...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Korina

I hate flat bars with a passion; they twist my...

I hate flat bars with a passion; they twist my arms and shoulders into an uncomfortable position. I love my Velo-Orange Porteur bar...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 218,598
Posted By Korina

I spotted one of those a few months ago, right...

I spotted one of those a few months ago, right outside the local pot shop. I also let it be; figured either the owner would come back in a panic, or someone would score.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,556
Posted By Korina

Kat12 , ever notice that when a bunch of cars is...

Kat12 , ever notice that when a bunch of cars is passing, it's always the last one that stops? Never mind there's no one behind them and it would actually be faster for all concerned if they'd just...
01-13-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,410
Posted By Korina

Fortunately most people are just trying to get...

Fortunately most people are just trying to get where they're going, and obey traffic laws.
01-12-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,739
Posted By Korina

I call that "letting the wookie win".

I call that "letting the wookie win".
01-12-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,410
Posted By Korina

Pedestrians have the right-of-way over everything...

Pedestrians have the right-of-way over everything (except horses, not an issue most places). In most states bicycles are legally traffic and have to follow the same rules as cars. In practice,...
01-12-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,410
Posted By Korina

Nope. Last year my town converted several two-way...

Nope. Last year my town converted several two-way stops to all-way stops, and the area is much safer. Two-way stops at the intersection of two high-traffic streets is not safe for pedestrians....
01-09-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 167,239
Posted By Korina

Here's the Specialized catalog ...

Here's the Specialized catalog (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Specialized+Archive/Catalogues/Specialized+Catalogue+1985/)from 1985. HTH
01-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,806
Posted By Korina

W o w. :love: Well done victorm ! With that...

W o w. :love: Well done victorm ! With that build, black grips would be quite appropriate. So, how does she ride??
01-09-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,049
Posted By Korina

buffet , if you want to tag someone, put an @ in...

buffet , if you want to tag someone, put an @ in front of their name.
01-09-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By Korina

You're mad! Mad I say!! Good luck getting...

You're mad! Mad I say!!

Good luck getting the paint off; Imron is automotive paint, and very tough. For a paint booth, if you have a furniture store around, see if they'll give you one of their...
01-09-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

Good! I passed on the Tassajara too; turned out...

Good! I passed on the Tassajara too; turned out the 16" frame was 13"; it felt like an undersized BMX bike.
01-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

Thanks oldtimeyirv , I think I'm going to pass on...

Thanks oldtimeyirv , I think I'm going to pass on this one. I've never cared for suspension forks; it's a personal prejudice. Also, I really really don't need yet another project bike.

Lookit me!...
01-06-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

That looks awfully tall for a 17" frame. Do you...

That looks awfully tall for a 17" frame. Do you have any more info? What year? What kind of steel? Butted or straight gauge? Pics of the seat tube decals?
01-06-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

What can I say? I've always had impulse control...

What can I say? I've always had impulse control issues. :D
01-06-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Korina

Do you have a pic of the entire bike?

Do you have a pic of the entire bike?
01-06-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

:lol::roflmao2:

:lol::roflmao2:
01-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

Good thing I'm 5'4" then. And a short stem can do...

Good thing I'm 5'4" then. And a short stem can do wonders; my Princess is sporting an awesome 80mm vintage Terry stem.
01-06-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

And then this happens...

And then this happens (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/arcata-gary-fisher-bike/7257646417.html). What's a girl supposed to do? It's even my size! But I don't need another like the two I already...
01-06-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

Welcome! Post four more times today (you can...

Welcome! Post four more times today (you can compliment others' bikes if nothing else) and five times tomorrow, and you'll be able to post pics of your bike! It sounds cool. I don't have a drop bar...
01-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,571,915
Posted By Korina

Soooo... what size is it? :D

Soooo... what size is it? :D
01-05-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Korina

Maxxis DTH, 26x2.15. I've since flipped them so...

Maxxis DTH, 26x2.15. I've since flipped them so they're frontwards. :p They're really nice.
01-05-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

This isn't...

This isn't (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Local-Pick-Up-Only-Specialized-HardRock-Ultra-17-Women-s-Bicycle-26-wheels/224236354773?hash=item3435873cd5%3Ag%3A5WgAAOSw0GJfseUY&LH_ItemCondition=3000)....
01-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Anyone know what this even is? I'm guessing BB...

Anyone know what this even is? I'm guessing BB BSO, but since I don't know everything...

https://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_8yNYeT7br66z_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg
01-04-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

This is how I roll: ...

This is how I roll:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1817_6989ef753ff4fd7c23367e4c3b340b493bfdd39f.jpg
Hey, what's in the big pink box?
01-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

The reason I'm looking for an old-skool mountain...

The reason I'm looking for an old-skool mountain bike is the 26" wheels. I'm 5'4", and that wheel size feels the most comfortable for me.
01-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

That's a fun site; any idea where it is? Judging...

That's a fun site; any idea where it is? Judging from the name and website theme it's probably somewhere in the southwest, but I can't find any indication of their location. Nor about how to buy a...
01-02-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Actually, I was eyeing the Platypus; but, like...

Actually, I was eyeing the Platypus; but, like the Polyvalent Low Kicker, it's well beyond my unemployed budget.
01-02-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

merziac my search term was "vintage bicycle",...

merziac my search term was "vintage bicycle", which is why I ended up scrolling through over 2000 results, and that Nishiki Manitoba was all I could find.

I messaged the guy on Pink Bike with the...
01-01-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Thanks, but I'm more of a "steel is real" kinda...

Thanks, but I'm more of a "steel is real" kinda gal.
01-01-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Any opinions on this Nishiki Manitoba...

Any opinions on this Nishiki Manitoba (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Nishiki-Mountain-Bikes-Manitoba-21-Speed-LOT-OF-2-Mens-22-Ladies-19/203212696282?hash=item2f506baada:g:YN8AAOSwPYNfz-Vv)? I'm...
01-01-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

I didn't see the video; do you have a link? ...

I didn't see the video; do you have a link?

Who's the guy in San Hoser?
01-01-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Probably not what you're looking for, but this...

Probably not what you're looking for, but this Bridgestone RB-T...
01-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

:lol: 🤮 Sorry, not sure whether to laugh or......

:lol: 🤮 Sorry, not sure whether to laugh or... not.
01-01-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Interesting site. Is it legit?

Interesting site. Is it legit?
01-01-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

I've been drooling on that bike since before it...

I've been drooling on that bike since before it came out. If I was still employed I'd seriously think about it, but $800 for a frame is just too much.
01-01-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,579
Posted By Korina

Is there such a thing as a good step thru mtb?

I want to expand my fleet by one, and it's pretty specific. I want a step-thru frame for when I get too old and decrepit to throw my leg over; worse, it needs to be 16" or 17". Mountain bike because...
01-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,806
Posted By Korina

victorm , I may be biased, but I like the brown....

victorm , I may be biased, but I like the brown. The Princess is sporting gum Rustine grips, a honey B17, and a handmade brown handlebar bag, and looks very classy. The gumwall tires help. As to...
12-31-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 143,994
Posted By Korina

Yeah, sorry, I misunderstood. Cool bike. :thumb:

Yeah, sorry, I misunderstood. Cool bike. :thumb:
12-31-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,806
Posted By Korina

Love it; it looks like my RockHopper. Have you...

Love it; it looks like my RockHopper. Have you chosen a brake yoke? I like the golden triangle, my husband likes the Chill Pills. And are you going to do the fade? IMO it'd look amazing.
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