Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Represent'n Brooklyn!

    Wassup?

    Started cycle-commuting this past spring and it sorta works for me. It's 7.5 miles each way and I managed to lose 20+ pounds so far. I'm not fast but I'm getting there.

    This forum looks like an interesting resource. Happy to join.

  2. #2
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello Jackie, it sounds as if the commuting is doing a lot of good, actually, if you've managed to lose 20+ pounds .

    What kind of bike are you riding for your commuting?

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a rustbucket. And ugly too. No self respecting thief would want it.
    I'm shopping CraigsList for a slight upgrade so I can pass on this Purple Huffy : to my kid.
    If I throw in a few accessories, I think she will still love me.

  4. #4
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey, no dissin' the purple Huffy, it's served it's purpose AND could potentially get your your daughter hooked on cycling as well .

    What kind of upgrade are you looking at?

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looking for a cheap hybrid. Upright handlebars and fat tires for city riding but the proportions of a touring bike so my feet won't hit the panniers. After having three bikes stolen, I'm not looking for anything nice.

  6. #6
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have you thought about something like a mixte off CL? They aren't as likely to be stolen, if nothing else .

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  7. #7
    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wahoo - fellow commuter!! I'm currently using my mtb, which I use off roading and want to switch - so I just purchased a 10-ish yr old Giant Acapulco that I'm turning into my commuter - frame is sound - brakes ---- eh, probably replacing them - not crazy about the style - and have another seat... But it's sound - and I'm putting my rack on the back with my trunk with yet another back taillight (can't have ENOUGH of those!!!). So I have my work cut out for me!

    Probably putting studs on this - I'm able to park my bike inside my building - which is a plus!

    Shopped around for a bike for a while - and ended up drooling on other bikes I didn't need (but WANTED on Craigslist) and ended up with this for $50- but it's solid and while it's really not what I prefer to ride - it will make a nice commuter bike. And save my other bikes from the day to day slush/salt frenzy that takes it's toll on all parts of the bike - even with being vigilant and wiping the bike down all the time after each daily use. done that and replaced that.

    Check out the Commuting and Living Car Free forums for other people riding ...

  8. #8
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jackieK View Post
    Happy to join.
    And we are very happy to have you, Jackie! Too lose weight AND have fun while doing it? Yup, that's cycling in a nutshell.

    Many welcomes to BikeForums!

    ... Brad

Posting Permissions

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