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11-25-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Korina

IMHO, I agree with Darth Lefty; get the biggest,...

IMHO, I agree with Darth Lefty; get the biggest, squishiest tires you can put on and ride it! Squishy tires can do a lot to give you a comfy ride, without the extra weight and cost of a suspension...
11-23-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,558
Posted By Korina

For anyone interested, the state has released its...

For anyone interested, the state has released its report (https://calsta.ca.gov/-/media/calsta-media/documents/sb-1029-assessment-of-ncra-report-to-legislature-111220.pdf), an assessment of the NCRA...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Korina

^ ^ ^ What they said. ^ ^ ^

^ ^ ^ What they said. ^ ^ ^
11-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 59,028
Views: 8,704,909
Posted By Korina

Pretty, pretty bike. We have too many bikes, and...

Pretty, pretty bike. We have too many bikes, and don't usually do aluminum, but this is tempting (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378034720066410/). Look at those welds!
ETA: Here's the...
11-20-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,697
Posted By Korina

NDS; pull the pedal up with right foot, push...

NDS; pull the pedal up with right foot, push down, and use leverage to push me into the saddle. Lefty too, but this is how I learned.
I think this may be why noobs tend to take NDS pics; getting on...
11-17-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,270
Posted By Korina

Glitter is evil stuff; it ends up in the...

Glitter is evil stuff; it ends up in the waterways (everything ends up in the waterways) and acts like a tiny lure to the small animals, who eat it and starve to death and/or it works its way up the...
11-12-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Korina

When a Car Adman joins the bike side

Thought some advocacy might be nice:

https://sf.streetsblog.org/2020/11/05/reprogramming-60-years-of-car-culture-marketing/#new_tab
11-09-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,363
Posted By Korina

Stop, get off the bike, and call 911. Duh! ...

Stop, get off the bike, and call 911. Duh!

Oh, and stay there to warn others until help arrives.
11-08-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Korina

Paul Brodie's on YouTube!

Thanks to Diane Jenks of The Outspoken Cyclist (https://outspokencyclist.com/) podcast, who interviewed Paul. Even if you're not a frame builder, he's pretty interesting.
...
11-08-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,717
Posted By Korina

Congratulations on your wife's good taste! :thumb:

Congratulations on your wife's good taste! :thumb:
11-08-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,717
Posted By Korina

There's a saying that wherever your relationship...

There's a saying that wherever your relationship is headed, a tandem will get it there faster. :D
11-04-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Korina

I'm dusting off my old thread; I finally made it...

I'm dusting off my old thread; I finally made it out to Hammond Truck Rd.! There's good news and bad news. The good news is that's it's a real road, and looks like a dream to ride. The bad news is...
10-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,102
Posted By Korina

Hunh?

Hunh?
10-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 1,999,330
Posted By Korina

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and...

Maxxis DTHs are da bomb! I'm riding 26"x2.15" and they're squishy and grippy and no flats so far. For more options, there's a thread for that...
09-30-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By Korina

Do you mean road pedals as in clip-in pedals?...

Do you mean road pedals as in clip-in pedals? Unless you intend to race, you're better off sticking with platform (i.e. flat) pedals. I like my iSSi Thumps, but there are a zillion brands out there,...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,940
Posted By Korina

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were...

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were trying to follow the rules of the road and taken their turn. I stop and wave them through because of Rule 1: Never trust a cager.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Korina

Itís not just bike gear; all wet gear comes in...

Itís not just bike gear; all wet gear comes in those colors. I want to be visible when Iím walking too.
09-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,117
Posted By Korina

I have a cruiser style mirror on my handlebar,...

I have a cruiser style mirror on my handlebar, and love it. I don't have too much vibration, not sure why you do. Mind you, I can't read license plates, but that's fine, I just want to know what's...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Korina

My issue is was rain and wind; we rarely get snow...

My issue is was rain and wind; we rarely get snow here, it's a novelty rather than a barrier. So, rain gear that breathes (i.e. contravenes the laws of physics) and doesn't flap, and a visor to keep...
09-22-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,755
Posted By Korina

HTH. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo

HTH.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo
09-21-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,789
Posted By Korina

It was a joke. 1x is so fashionable right now,...

It was a joke. 1x is so fashionable right now, and the joke is that itís because not everyone has the coordination to deal with a front derailleur. Really itís that people will go through all kinds...
09-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By Korina

Check Target's men's department; their athletic...

Check Target's men's department; their athletic t-shirts are pretty nice, come in long or short sleeve, wick water very well, and won't break the bank. If it's too baggy for you, go a size smaller. :)
09-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,755
Posted By Korina

And I'm so glad that there is room in bike riding...

And I'm so glad that there is room in bike riding for both.
09-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,244
Posted By Korina

I was kidding. Here on the far NorCal coast our...

I was kidding. Here on the far NorCal coast our prevailing wind is from the northwest, and my commute around Humboldt Bay is kind of C-shaped, so I never get a tailwind for more than 1/4 mile. I grew...
09-14-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,375
Posted By Korina

I'm at work(!) in Eureka, where the AQI is up to...

I'm at work(!) in Eureka, where the AQI is up to 102, but 7 miles north in Arcata it's 158?!?! I think the marine layer's helping to keep the numbers down; for the first week or two it topped out at...
09-11-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,375
Posted By Korina

Wasn't "squash all fires immediately" originally...

Wasn't "squash all fires immediately" originally about the timber companies not wanting to see their profits go up in smoke?
09-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,673
Posted By Korina

According to IQAir Arcata's at 245. My mild...

According to IQAir Arcata's at 245. My mild headache and slightly burning throat agree that going outside would be a bad idea. The cat sleeping on my thigh adds emphasis. Joke's on him, though, as I...
09-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,673
Posted By Korina

Here are a couple of actual photos from the...

Here are a couple of actual photos from the Humboldt Bay area:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x552/mothra__77cbd4faa180a2dd0ced6b40dc7a8776c3c23e55.jpg
The Arcata Plaza,...
09-06-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,789
Posted By Korina

I have the same issue with stupid long top tubes,...

I have the same issue with stupid long top tubes, but discovered that a short stem and swept bars pretty much fix it. Here's my everyday ride; when I picked her up from the pawn shop, I was pretty...
09-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,523
Posted By Korina

No, because women are supposed to always want to...

No, because women are supposed to always want to look cute and sexy. I can't say for certain that's why women's thermal shirts have an open neckline that exposes most of the chest, but I suspect it...
09-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By Korina

Revivifying this zombie thread because I have...

Revivifying this zombie thread because I have show off my thrift shop score.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x683/img_1841_4cf738e733aab0654016c7d2349b1686572b8eac.jpg
09-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,650
Posted By Korina

My perpetually unfinished everyday ride. ...

My perpetually unfinished everyday ride.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1817_6989ef753ff4fd7c23367e4c3b340b493bfdd39f.jpg
Hey, what's in the big pink box?
08-30-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,950
Views: 2,499,442
Posted By Korina

On so many levels. ;)

On so many levels. ;)
08-30-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,099
Posted By Korina

You asked for it, you got it. Here's an...

You asked for it, you got it. Here's an engineer's perspective. Warning; math ahead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEz_0zYFI8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC-u55TyeKk
...
08-28-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 1,999,330
Posted By Korina

Hah! Thanks, but she's much too refined these...

Hah! Thanks, but she's much too refined these days; your great bike is more Zoe's territory.

...
08-20-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 59,028
Views: 8,704,909
Posted By Korina

Folks have been cleaning out their garages around...

Folks have been cleaning out their garages around here, and coming up with some nice stuff; nothing super fantastic, but better than our usual pickings. The silver '84 Stumpy with lugs and biplane...
08-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,024
Posted By Korina

I took my bike on the highway Tuesday, where...

I took my bike on the highway Tuesday, where CalTrans is tearing up the shoulder for (car) safety reasons. I have to say, the DTHs handled it all with aplomb. The scraped, textured section was mildly...
08-18-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,341
Posted By Korina

Howabout a Stumpy...

Howabout a Stumpy (https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/cutten-specialized-stumpjumper-road/7179134146.html)?

https://images.craigslist.org/00X0X_8DSxj5fg0Zj_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
08-13-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,024
Posted By Korina

It's on the small side for him, but he wants to...

It's on the small side for him, but he wants to ride it before deciding.
08-09-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14,114
Views: 3,060,795
Posted By Korina

So this happened. I really should stop looking at...

So this happened. I really should stop looking at CraigsList. An '84(?) Stumpy, all original parts, including the Jim Blackburn rear rack. Brakes need work, a touch of surface rust here and there,...
08-06-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,757
Posted By Korina

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/680x380/drugs_meme_1724908b975876d0f00bd016300ede93b4b75db8.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,647
Posted By Korina

Couch sitter. In the Before Times, clerical; I...

Couch sitter. In the Before Times, clerical; I was secretary to a small company that provides day services to adults with developmental disabilities, on paid leave since March. Management is...
08-04-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,024
Posted By Korina

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The...

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The Hammer (on my toes) tires on my perpetually unfinished Princess.

...
08-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6,950
Views: 2,499,442
Posted By Korina

Probably geometry. Old mtbs have stupid long top...

Probably geometry. Old mtbs have stupid long top tubes, add drop bars on top of that, and you're riding face down, folded in half. Mine has a short stem and swept bar to compensate.
08-03-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 1,999,330
Posted By Korina

I'll say! Those are some wild bars, and how many...

I'll say! Those are some wild bars, and how many pizzas can you fit on that rack??
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,423
Posted By Korina

I always feel like an idiot wearing an aero,...

I always feel like an idiot wearing an aero, racing-style helmet, the only style really available around here (because don't all cyclists want to be racers?). My riding is the opposite; #partypace...
07-16-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19,848
Views: 3,269,950
Posted By Korina

It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party...

It's a mullet bike; business in the front, party in the back! :D
07-15-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,852
Posted By Korina

I was walking under a power pole once and got...

I was walking under a power pole once and got nailed on the shoulder from the crow at the top. It knew exactly what it was doing; I always said, crows have a frat boy sense of humor. (Freaking...
07-12-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Korina

Cool use for a dead crank

Just some quarantine fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4cuo4RuFxU
Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,072
Posted By Korina

Wow, they don't have puddles or mud in Italy?...

Wow, they don't have puddles or mud in Italy? Lucky you! <--- A bit of gentle sarcasm, as I leave fenders on mine year 'round; from the random gravel pinging under the fenders, they've saved my...
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