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Forum: Commuting
05-31-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 155,117
Posted By Korina

You, my friend, win the internet. :thumb: My...

You, my friend, win the internet. :thumb:

My last find was lots of eucalyptus branches and a fresh raccoon. :(
05-31-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Korina

And don't be afraid to ask the shop to raise the...

And don't be afraid to ask the shop to raise the stem for you; a more upright position is more comfortable and practical for everyone who doesn't race.
05-31-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,059
Posted By Korina

I live in a small university town where bike...

I live in a small university town where bike theft is a cottage industry and tweakers abound. My main ride is a converted vintage mtb. that I put a fairly substantial amount of money into, and that I...
05-31-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,363
Posted By Korina

I don't, but I love the Tektro Oryx cantis...

I don't, but I love the Tektro Oryx cantis (https://www.treefortbikes.com/Tektro-Oryx-Front-Rear-Cantilever-Brake-Standard) on my converted mtb. They were the usual pain to set up, but after a year I...
05-30-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Korina

Go ride your bikes, you'll feel better. If you...

Go ride your bikes, you'll feel better. If you let it marinate for a while, you'll either realize that you're bored and just want that little hit of dopamine from buying something new, or that you...
05-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By Korina

Nothing wrong with mountain bikes. I'm 5'4",...

Nothing wrong with mountain bikes. I'm 5'4", Pretty Purple Princess Penelope is an 18". Look for a 15" or 17" '90s steel mountain bike; Trek Singletracks are popular. My whole build cost upwards of...
05-30-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 113,367
Posted By Korina

You mean that gorgeous intense blue one? My poor...

You mean that gorgeous intense blue one? My poor husband was drooling over that for days, but he already has a 730 that needs building up, as well as a New Albion Drake to build, and couldn't...
05-27-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

Not a clue. Check Amazon.

Not a clue. Check Amazon.
05-26-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

Interesting tread pattern. And it's hard to argue...

Interesting tread pattern. And it's hard to argue with the price at around$17.

https://www.bikeinn.com/f/13684/136847094/schwalbe-fat-frank-hs375-wired-k-guard-sbc.jpg
05-26-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

What kind of pavement do you ride on?

What kind of pavement do you ride on?
05-25-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

I like the Kenda Small Block 8's on my...

I like the Kenda Small Block 8's on my off-pavement bike; they roll well on the road and are nice and grippy without being super aggressive. Pic in post #30...
05-24-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By Korina

Just so you know, I don't either; I've just been...

Just so you know, I don't either; I've just been hanging around here too much. :)
05-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By Korina

Do you think a light sanding and a clear coat...

Do you think a light sanding and a clear coat would help? It's a cool bike regardless.
05-23-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

specialmonkey , what bike does she have? Can it...

specialmonkey , what bike does she have? Can it take a wider tire? What kind of trails are you looking at riding? My Maxxis DTH'...
05-23-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

There's another thread for vintage mtb....

There's another thread for vintage mtb. upright/urban conversions (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1127647-vintage-mtb-upright-bar-urban-bike-conversions-21.html#post21491859). Check it...
05-23-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,126
Posted By Korina

Cool. What cranks are you using, and where did...

Cool. What cranks are you using, and where did you find them?
05-23-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,937
Posted By Korina

Nope; just means they're ambitious. :)

Nope; just means they're ambitious. :)
05-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 103,080
Posted By Korina

Nice bike. If you have a device, I recommend...

Nice bike. If you have a device, I recommend setting an alarm, because you will get sucked in. Also, Sam was a big fan of beer rides. Well, walks, but still. Enjoy!
05-22-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,937
Posted By Korina

Not cheaping out. This blog post...

Not cheaping out. This blog post (https://www.rivbike.com/blogs/peeking-through-the-knothole/late-feb) explains it.

'We are now selling these. They work great on a bike with cogs up to 28t. But I...
05-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By Korina

Great! I'm just glad someone learned from my...

Great! I'm just glad someone learned from my mistake. :) Also, pictures. We all want pictures!
05-21-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

I rather like the hum of my Kenda Small Block 8s....

I rather like the hum of my Kenda Small Block 8s.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0689/2723/products/011198-03_2_1000x.jpg?v=1524145819
05-21-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

Sounds like a fun project. Pics, of course.

Sounds like a fun project. Pics, of course.
05-21-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,441
Posted By Korina

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/31/07/e7/3107e7aded...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/31/07/e7/3107e7aded0502e633a6f9b5cda52991.jpg
05-21-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

Nice bike, though I might be biased. If you're...

Nice bike, though I might be biased. If you're looking to sell it, no, new wheels aren't worth it. If you're looking to ride it, then hells yeah! I'd say get the wheels, ride it, see if you want to...
05-21-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

I see what you're doing there! Nope, my stable is...

I see what you're doing there! Nope, my stable is full to overflowing. I'll let someone else pick it up, assuming it hasn't already. Lots of ads left up after the sale.

Is it weird that I like...
05-21-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By Korina

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I found...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I found this bike at a pawn shop for $75, everything original, including the lube; the chain was stuck to the cassette. Put a stoopid amount of money into it,...
05-20-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By Korina

So, CaptainPlanet , have you made a decision yet?...

So, CaptainPlanet , have you made a decision yet? Maybe post some pics for us to drool over?
05-20-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

Hudson308 , I forgot to ask; what pressure are...

Hudson308 , I forgot to ask; what pressure are you running on those Kiniptions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1,276
Posted By Korina

Hey Folks, I shared this in the introduction...

Hey Folks, I shared this in the introduction thread - and now that I have hit my ten post quota I can post here and ask for help!

I found this Specialized Stumpjumper in a dumpster and could use...
05-20-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By Korina

To be fair, at 6'4" you're used to short cranks,...

To be fair, at 6'4" you're used to short cranks, not long ones. Very different experience from us short people.
05-20-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

If I wasn't a poor country mouse, I'd so grab a...

If I wasn't a poor country mouse, I'd so grab a pair of Natches Pass. The tragedy of having champagne taste and a Kool-Aid budget.

Your winters are very different from mine. Mine are just wet,...
05-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

Interesting tread, and atrocious logo.

Interesting tread, and atrocious logo.
05-20-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

Cool tires and nice bike. I don't sneer at the...

Cool tires and nice bike. I don't sneer at the Kenda name; my off-pavement ride has Small Block 8's and I really like them; they're light, fast, and grabby.
05-19-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By Korina

Good for both of you, that's a great bike! I...

Good for both of you, that's a great bike! I suspect the more she rides her new steed the more comfortable she'll get. Well, as soon as her backside gets used to being on a saddle. Find her some nice...
05-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

Oh, sorry. It's on CL...

Oh, sorry. It's on CL (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/mckinleyville-cannondale-m600-mountain/7121961930.html) for the low low price of $300. Worth probably $50, as there's a considerable...
05-19-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 2,278,719
Posted By Korina

Any chance this would work? ...

Any chance this would work?

https://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_jsI9JoEweDK_1200x900.jpg
05-19-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 421,512
Posted By Korina

::drools:: Damn, dude! That poor bike is begging...

::drools:: Damn, dude! That poor bike is begging to be ridden. It's what it was made for. Give it what it wants, what it neeeeeeds.

After the first scratch, you'll feel better about riding it. :D
05-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

A lot of riders recommend the Panaracer Pasela,...

A lot of riders recommend the Panaracer Pasela, and I notice on their website, a) they have a variety of Paselas, and 1. they don't seem to go any wider than 26 x 1.75".

What's your favorite...
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Korina

Thanks, bargainguy . Yet again, I'll pass....

Thanks, bargainguy . Yet again, I'll pass. They'll find a good home, if they haven't already. :)
05-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By Korina

All else being equal, pick one from the shop you...

All else being equal, pick one from the shop you like best, as you will be dealing with them. And yes, if you're in between sizes, go with the smaller one; you can always adjust the fit.
05-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,241
Posted By Korina

You'll have to pry my 26" wheeled bikes from my...

You'll have to pry my 26" wheeled bikes from my cold, dead hands.

If you like your bike, keep it and ride it. :thumb:
05-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By Korina

I will admit to pulling some boneheaded stunts,...

I will admit to pulling some boneheaded stunts, mostly when I lose focus and my mind wanders off (a rare occurrence, fortunately); luckily for me, when I blew through that stop sign the oncoming...
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Korina

Mongoose Rockadile?

Never heard of them before. Thoughts?(2) Mongoose Rockadile bikes (Eureka) image 1 of 4
https://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_8bpnWaiqYQv_600x450.jpg
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05-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 113,367
Posted By Korina

Nice bike. BTW, the struts are meant to be bent...

Nice bike. BTW, the struts are meant to be bent as needed to make them fit. I wouldn't fold them, but a gentle bend shouldn't cause any problems.
05-18-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,703
Posted By Korina

The 26" Tire and Wheel Thread

Since so many of us are riding vintage mountain bikes, in so many different ways, and tires and wheels are getting harder to find, I thought it would be a good idea for us to pool our resources.
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05-18-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,126
Posted By Korina

Exactly; too-long cranks are hard on my already...

Exactly; too-long cranks are hard on my already arthritic knees.
05-15-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,126
Posted By Korina

148mm?? No wonder you had no power! Those would...

148mm?? No wonder you had no power! Those would fit someone a foot shorter. You'd probably do great on 160's, but they're very difficult to find, so your 165's sound good.

(148. Golly.)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,249,686
Posted By Korina

praivo , what year is that Hard Rock? It's...

praivo , what year is that Hard Rock? It's confusing my husband.
05-14-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By Korina

You may have different proportions, i.e. longer...

You may have different proportions, i.e. longer legs.
05-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By Korina

+1. I keep my light and computer on opposite ends...

+1. I keep my light and computer on opposite ends of the bar.
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