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Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By onehappypanda

I've gotten that one quite a bit too. Along with...

I've gotten that one quite a bit too. Along with it's less fake-polite cousin "hey get on the damn sidewalk!!!" (as someone tried to pass me on the left in an intersection even though I clearly...
04-01-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By onehappypanda

Thanks for the heads up! I checked and I'm...

Thanks for the heads up! I checked and I'm guessing it's an '84 Del Rey. Seems to match the components, plus that year has the Oak Green color and gold rims. ...
04-01-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By onehappypanda

Whoops, I messed up the pic upload. I think I got...

Whoops, I messed up the pic upload. I think I got it now.
04-01-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By onehappypanda

So I bought a Del Rey...

Can anyone help me out with any info they have about these?

So far I know it's:
Fuji VaLite tubing, green
Ukai gold rims
Suntour arx drive train
Nitto handlebars and stem
Dia compe side-pull...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By onehappypanda

Bike Locking Options

Hey all, I could use a little bike locking advice from the more experienced commuters. I've been commuting to school and up until now my main form of bike security has been a cheap u-bar and a 40+lb...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,416
Posted By onehappypanda

Bern skating helmet. What's the difference in...

Bern skating helmet. What's the difference in protection between a skating helmet and a bike helmet? I wasn't sure, so I went with mine because it looks slightly less stupid, is slightly more...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By onehappypanda

I'm with pretty much everyone else. Light...

I'm with pretty much everyone else. Light yourself up like a Christmas tree and ride defensively. I've found riding out a little further into the lane (not so close to the side) actually increases...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By onehappypanda

Thissss x 1000. I know the allure of a sexy bike,...

Thissss x 1000. I know the allure of a sexy bike, but I also know what it's like to be broke. The last thing you want to do is sink all your money into a bike that's much fancier than you need and...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,095
Posted By onehappypanda

Depends on where you live. In many areas, it's...

Depends on where you live. In many areas, it's legal as long as you run facing the flow of traffic and don't interfere with the normal flow of traffic (aka you have to get out of the way if there's a...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,095
Posted By onehappypanda

That part we can agree on. A bit of mutual...

That part we can agree on. A bit of mutual respect and understanding goes a long way, but those two things are sadly lacking when it comes to transportation. I think a lot of us are culprits in that...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,869
Posted By onehappypanda

Dang. I definitely lose, I have like 6 steps into...

Dang. I definitely lose, I have like 6 steps into my apartment. 16 if it's raining and I decide to bring my bike inside the office.

I also have the most impractical bike ever for hauling up...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By onehappypanda

Haha mctrek I felt the same yesterday. It was...

Haha mctrek I felt the same yesterday. It was drizzling but it was up in the 60's, and as an Ohioan I don't waste 60-degree days in March ;)
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By onehappypanda

Whoa there, calm down killer. First of all, the...

Whoa there, calm down killer. First of all, the term "not significant" means not statistically different from how it is at any other time of the year. As in, the news reports those three crashes...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,095
Posted By onehappypanda

Agree to disagree. I see no difference between...

Agree to disagree. I see no difference between running in the bike lane and running in the road- both come with risks and you have to be aware of what's around you and prepared to get out of the way,...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,961
Posted By onehappypanda

I get just as much sweaty back from my messenger,...

I get just as much sweaty back from my messenger, I just like it for the functionality and the fact that it's easier to swing it around and get things out of it without having to take it off...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,095
Posted By onehappypanda

Not unusual. As a runner, you're supposed to run...

Not unusual. As a runner, you're supposed to run against the direction of traffic. I used to run in the roads all the time- it's softer and has less obstacles than the sidewalk. We don't have bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By onehappypanda

I agree with the being careful part, seems like...

I agree with the being careful part, seems like the drivers are grumpier this week than normal.

But adding that as a statistics-nerd, 3 school bus crashes *across the nation* in a day is not...
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By onehappypanda

Looks nice! If only I could find one of these for...

Looks nice! If only I could find one of these for $20, hah. Too much overpriced junk in my area.
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By onehappypanda

Thanks to both of you. I'm thinking if it's a...

Thanks to both of you. I'm thinking if it's a late 70's hi-ten model I'm not interested, mostly I'm interested in the 80's cromoly ones. Booo.
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By onehappypanda

Schwinn Traveller- unknown year

This popped up on my Craigslist and I'm interested in it, but I dunno the year.

I've heard the earlier Travelers were hi-ten steel and they switched over to cr-mo in the 80's. Can anyone tell me...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,266
Posted By onehappypanda

Meh, passing then. Thanks for the help!

Meh, passing then. Thanks for the help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2,266
Posted By onehappypanda

Univega rover sport?

Not much info on this one, just listed on craigslist as "Univega rover sport". No frame size or comment about condition, I emailed the seller for more info.

I've never had much luck finding info...
03-09-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,499
Posted By onehappypanda

That's cute! I love the violet color. I'll have...

That's cute! I love the violet color. I'll have to call grandma and let her know I'm willing to take the bike.

If anybody has tips on the rust removal, send them my way. I figured I could get some...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,669
Posted By onehappypanda

Thanks everyone! I sent an email out at the same...

Thanks everyone! I sent an email out at the same time as I made this thread, no reply tonight which I assume means it might be gone. Still, fingers crossed.
03-08-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,499
Posted By onehappypanda

I'm female, but I'll see if the boyfriend loves...

I'm female, but I'll see if the boyfriend loves me for it ;) Thanks for the heads' up, I guess I have a scarier picture of rust than is necessary. Might make a good spring/summer project.

Do you...
03-08-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,499
Posted By onehappypanda

Barn find- Schwinn Starlet III

Found this in my grandma's barn, old Schwinn Starlet III. She bought it new, barely rode it, and it's been sitting inside the barn pretty much for the past 40 years. Fun little blast out of the past....
Replies: 7
Views: 3,669
Posted By onehappypanda

'73 Schwinn Super Sport value

Hey all-

Local craigslist has a '73 Schwinn Super Sport 10-speed I'm considering as a ride-around-town bike. I know these are a little nicer than the Varsities, Le Tour, etc. and it's chromoly, so...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,513
Posted By onehappypanda

My dad understands, he thinks it's kinda cool and...

My dad understands, he thinks it's kinda cool and he's done some biking himself. I won't even tell my grandma how much I bike around the city though, she'd be convinced I'm gonna get hit by a car. SO...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,486
Posted By onehappypanda

Jumpin' in since someone already bumped up the...

Jumpin' in since someone already bumped up the thread. I'm in the OSU/Clintonville area, have been using bike to get around since last spring. Need to find a decent used bike that is in better shape...
Forum: Introductions
03-06-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By onehappypanda

howdy from Ohio

I'm Amanda *waves*

I've been ghosting on these forums for awhile for bike advice. I'm a super bike newb, having just started riding regularly since last spring. I ride a 1970 Raleigh lady's bike,...
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