I might look into raising the seat and bars if it proves to be too unbearable or I can't find good handlebars at a great price.
Yup, i just put the seat horizontal and brought the bars back up. I have my inaugural 20mi round trip to/from work tomorrow (since its been raining like every morning here in SoFlo) so ill report back tomorrow how this new stance goes, ill post a pic of what it looks like now tomorrow when i post.
My wife gave her, KHS Vitaimin A, fitness bike, to our daughter Jenn so she could see if she wanted to get into bicycling. The Vitamin A was Jo's "commuter" so we started looking for a used, replacement. We had a bicycle rider get "robbed and stabbed", last week so we decided to find a bike that would do the job but wouldn't be what a thief would want and if they did, it wouldn't be a financial burden to replace it. We picked up a 1994 Nishiki Bravo A, 17 in. "ladies" framed bike, LOL, it was considered a MTB in it's day but it's more a "non-supension" hybrid bike" in this day and age and should do the commuter work just fine.
Great looking bike!! Good job!!
My friend's hybridized trek MTB got stolen (it had really nice super puncture resistant Bonty H2 tires at $50 apiece), so he got a Trek 8.3 DS. I'll get a picture asap.
I'm sorry to hear that. . . thinking back my first twenty two years of my life - we had four bikes stolen in the family (Raleigh Mixte 3 speed, Raleigh Sport, Mongoose BMX and Ross Road bike)! Ridiculous!
my bike with topeak trunk bag dxp attached...
Noe that's a commuter.
My friend's new bike. I'm convinced it's too small for him, considering the seatpost height. Granted, I haven't actually seen him on it yet...
^Cool trek, the color theme looks nice.
Keep in mind, that top tube is VERY slanted.
I saw him riding it today and I think he just set the post too high for his leg length. It looked like he was barely touching the pedal with his forefoot when his legs were fully extended.
My 2012 Giant Seek 3 without flash:
With (crappy) Flash:
They look way better in car headlights, and I'm still in awe a black sticker can light up white. Retroreflective stuff is awesome. It's www.ridewithfiks.com and they have other colors as well in 26" and 700c/29er sizes.
2011 cannondale badboy had it for about 16 months
Just got her yesterday. Giant Roam 2 which is a beefed up Escape 1 and I love it !
brandini, those reflective rims are pretty cool. A few companies paint some of their wheels with a reflective coating, but it's good to see a similar solution for applying to any wheel that still looks clean.
Thanks! I'm actually impressed on how they turned out! I just have to leave the bike in the sun and poke the bubbles with a needle so they'll bleed out and I'll be set!