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Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,476
Posted By Sauternes

I work in marketing (media/advertising...

I work in marketing (media/advertising investments) for a big Italian/multinational company.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Thank you for the support and for the inspiring...

Thank you for the support and for the inspiring story.
Your bike looks much better now than when it was new!
I love the no logo orange frame: the bike is bold and elegant at the same time.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Today Amazon delivered the chain cleaner and the...

Today Amazon delivered the chain cleaner and the brush so I started cleaning the bike.
Here are the first results:...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Ciao all! yesterday I ordered few things: -...

Ciao all!
yesterday I ordered few things:
- Schwalbe Big Apple 26”x2.0”
- Schwalbe tubes
- Schwalbe rim tape
- Schwalbe tyres tools
- WD 40 chain cleaner
- Blub ceramic lube
- Finish Line...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

thank you everybody for your suggestions and for...

thank you everybody for your suggestions and for the photos.
I love to see these once rugged terrain warriors transformed into well... everyday rugged terrain warriors!
yes in Italy we have pretty...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

that's a bike earning her daily bread! I'm...

that's a bike earning her daily bread!

I'm convinced with the Big Apples since I don't want the tyres to look too thin in comparison with the bike.
I only have to find the best buying option here...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Definitely I'll go for the 2" Big Apples, but no...

Definitely I'll go for the 2" Big Apples, but no fenders since the plan is to communte only when the weather is OK (at least when leaving home...).
Being also an avid music listener and interestd in...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

I live in Parma, in the heart of "pianura Padana"...

I live in Parma, in the heart of "pianura Padana" one of the flattest places on earth!
I really like your bikes, especially the fact that they look "raw" i.e. without any paint (but form the photos...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Thank you for your comment. Currently I have...

Thank you for your comment.
Currently I have 2,15 off-road sizes, and I think I will go for 2.


Good point.
Even if Im not an expert I dont think this will be a problem since it is very...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Good point, I have 2 issues with "thinner" tyres:...

Good point, I have 2 issues with "thinner" tyres:
- I don't know which is the minimum size I can mount on my wheels, original tyres of my Apex were pretty wide, did you mount your 1,5" tyres on...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Thank you for your advice, if I understand well...

Thank you for your advice, if I understand well (in a total newbie...) the "2" is the width in inches, so 5cm: if this is correct I think that being wider will not add any benefit and will affect...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

WOW! Looks good and sturdy! I'm not sure I...

WOW! Looks good and sturdy!
I'm not sure I will use the bike in bad weather, but who knows?


This is very good advice, I will start using the bike as it is, then if speed will be an issue I...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By Sauternes

Looking for advice: commuting with a vintage MTB

ciao!
I plan to restore a vintage (1990) Diamond Back Apex to use as all-around bike and for commuting (when we will be allowed to return to office...)
The plan is very simple:
- change tyres
-...
Forum: Introductions
07-03-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Sauternes

Ciao from Parma, Italy!

Ciao, Im Andrea, a 55 year young living in Parma Italy.
Im planning to restore a 1990-ish Diamond Back Apex who sit too long in my garage and use it for commuting once we will be allowed to return...
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