Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Macaws Rock! michaelnel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    2005 Soma Doublecross
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New Job, New Bike

    I just landed a job working as a Unix Sysadmin at a small company in the FiDi on Market near 4th.

    Problem is, they won't allow bicycles inside the building, so I have to lock up to one of the upside down U racks on the sidewalk on Market, and I didn't feel comfortable doing that with either my fix or my Soma Doublecross.

    So, I bought a cruiser. My commute is just from about 7th & Folsom to 4th & Market, so it's pretty much all flat. I got an all matte black Electra "Coaster 1", which is a SS with a coaster brake.

    It's actually a really cool, comfortable bike if you're not in a hurry (it's SS and geared really low). Aluminum frame too so it's relatively light and the huge 26" tires give it a good ride in spite of the stiff frame.



    It's cheap enough so that if it gets stolen (I do intend to lock it securely, but this is SF), it won't be to big a bummer.
    ---

    San Francisco, California

  2. #2
    Mooninite shakeNbake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    South of Heaven
    My Bikes
    $53 Walmart Special
    Posts
    3,194
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet! I love the color!

    Are you sure you could stop that bike with only coasters?

  3. #3
    Macaws Rock! michaelnel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    2005 Soma Doublecross
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The coaster brake is actually very effective.

    The platform pedals and chainguard mean no hassles about shoes or pantlegs either. Mind you, we're talking about a 5 to 8 minute commute on basically flat ground here. I could walk it easily, but walking just takes too long and I don't have the patience for it.
    ---

    San Francisco, California

  4. #4
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice bike for what you need to do with it.

  5. #5
    Ya never know 'til ya try littledog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe Trek 820 MTB Trek 7300FX Hybrid
    Posts
    244
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cruisers are neat. I rode my Schwinn Cruiser Deluxe 1200 miles last year. It is my favorite bike.

    littledog

  6. #6
    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    the pesto of cities
    My Bikes
    Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
    Posts
    7,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks pretty nice. I take it it was cheap then?

  7. #7
    Macaws Rock! michaelnel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    2005 Soma Doublecross
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $263 Otd.
    ---

    San Francisco, California

  8. #8
    BAH
    BAH is offline
    Senior Member BAH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Centralia, WA
    My Bikes
    xtracycle
    Posts
    552
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    youll get attached and it will still be a bummer if it gets ripped. I love my cruisers

  9. #9
    Biscuit Boy Cosmoline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Speeenard 'laska
    Posts
    1,358
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been riding a beefed up Rat Rod for several months now. It's an ideal commuting bike and even OK for small hills (it's the three speed model). It's extremely stable and rides like a railroad.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •