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06-11-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

That is a good idea! I haven't ever had padded...

That is a good idea! I haven't ever had padded shorts before and I got a pair of Bellwether Switchback baggies MTB shorts from Tree Fort Bikes online for clearance price(why not try em?). They are...
06-09-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,828
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I am fortunate to live near a paved bike trail,...

I am fortunate to live near a paved bike trail, so I can usually take that to wherever I need. My biggest issue is dog walkers who walk on one side of the trail and their fido walks on the other,...
06-07-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,756
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I like Surly's bike names and attitude, Salsa's...

I like Surly's bike names and attitude, Salsa's paint & color schemes, and Trek's prices & stock accessories that seem to cost extra or be add ons with other bike brands.
No bike brand is perfect....
06-05-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,454
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I have some open bars/on mary/low sweep/curve...

I have some open bars/on mary/low sweep/curve back bars on my Trek Transport. They came with Ergon integrated grips/bar ends and I really like them for the cargo bike. I also have Jones Loops on my...
06-01-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

http://yubabikes.com/bikes/boda-boda/ i vote...

http://yubabikes.com/bikes/boda-boda/

i vote Yuba Boda Boda. Slightly longer tailed BUT designed intentionally to fit in city bus racks with the front wheel flipped 180. Urban retro cool. Smartly...
05-28-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Congrats! Some day, I hope to be car free again....

Congrats! Some day, I hope to be car free again. As it is, I am car lite and only drive to pickup kids from school(I have a home daycare, so I kindof have to haul various ages of kids and there are 6...
05-25-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,555
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I use a Krytonite NY Noose and mini u lock for...

I use a Krytonite NY Noose and mini u lock for the rear tire, frame and to lock up to the rack. Then a bigger Ulock for the front tire and frame. I lock up my bags and go shopping. I won't make it...
05-21-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I haven't ever tried Stan's. I commuted and was...

I haven't ever tried Stan's. I commuted and was car free for 10 years, all my tubes had slime and I never once in all that time had a flat. Ever. Either the crap hardened enough in them to make my...
05-20-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I have been known to...

I have been known to "nibble"....lol.....rawr;)
05-18-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I live in Lincoln and was car free during college...

I live in Lincoln and was car free during college age(but not in college). The paved trails go pretty much everywhere and those places that it doesn't, sidewalks are your friend. Downtown has...
05-16-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Build bigger calves by riding. Once you get...

Build bigger calves by riding. Once you get rolling, weight doesn't matter as much. Enjoy!
05-08-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

It is a Trek Transport. ...

It is a Trek Transport.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/urban_utility/transport/

I have had it for just over a week now and have put 75 miles on it both hauling kids and groceries, plus...
05-07-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,801
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Love the matching green helmet! Nice! The Boda...

Love the matching green helmet! Nice! The Boda Boda is my fave current production cargo bike.
04-30-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,624
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I was carfree before I had kids and got married....

I was carfree before I had kids and got married. Hubby has ZERO interest in riding a bike or being "car light" in any way, shape, or form(we literally live 2 miles from his work ON A BIKE TRAIL and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,396
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Came expecting a DJ Lance kit. Left disappointed.

Came expecting a DJ Lance kit. Left disappointed.
04-30-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,042
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Bummer, I love mine. And I get a kick out of...

Bummer, I love mine. And I get a kick out of people that wonder if it is reliable or odd to have a one sided axle fork. Well, pretty much ONLY bikes have wheel axles this way. Most things like cars...
04-30-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,745
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

My son, who is autistic, just learned to ride a 2...

My son, who is autistic, just learned to ride a 2 wheeler last year(he was 12). Honestly first we started with a 2 wheel scooter to get him used to the idea of balancing on two wheels while coasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Cycle Works is as well. Good luck!

Cycle Works is as well. Good luck!
04-30-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Got the Trek. Wasn't too big and the aluminum...

Got the Trek. Wasn't too big and the aluminum didn't bother me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Which shop, OP? I live in Lincoln as well. If it...

Which shop, OP? I live in Lincoln as well. If it is the bigger shop in town and you have a common size, they would probably be fine because it is a relatively easily sold bike. I go to a smaller...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,973
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

When I was looking at sortof the same thing you...

When I was looking at sortof the same thing you were, classic steel vs new, for me it came down to size and availability as key factors. I looked at the Spacehorse and the Surly Pacer but ultimately...
04-27-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I have had moth holes in one of my vests, so...

I have had moth holes in one of my vests, so after that I started putting cedar balls or chips in the pockets when I store them. Seems to work, haven't had any holes since. Wool is a natural fiber...
04-27-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Yeah, I would leave a $99 Target special outside...

Yeah, I would leave a $99 Target special outside too. But not anything I paid over $300 for. I thought OP's kid had a nice bike?
04-26-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Garage? Do they rent garages? It might be worth...

Garage? Do they rent garages? It might be worth it to rent one both for her vehicle and her bike, plus storage. I would worry about theft and the weather outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,789
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Yes. The forth or fifth owner of your bike will...

Yes. The forth or fifth owner of your bike will appreciate the lifespan, but at a much cheaper cost.
I rode a 12 year old CF wheelset all last summer....and LIVED!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Yes, do not buy! I had a tri bike like that, I do...

Yes, do not buy! I had a tri bike like that, I do Dualthons(bike & run, without swim) and my bike rode squirrely and was uncomfortable. Really, not fun. Sold it and bought a steel road bike. Happy!...
04-26-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,007
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Converse All Star Chucks in rainbow, flats with...

Converse All Star Chucks in rainbow, flats with studs on every bike I own. Can hop on anything and ride within seconds. My feet used to get numb with clipless, not enough movement over the miles. My...
Forum: Touring
04-26-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,059
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I had a Lotus Elite 600 that had a 700c rear and...

I had a Lotus Elite 600 that had a 700c rear and a 24" front to prevent toe overlap and allow the TT to have the traditional flat angle(or lack thereof) of a road bike. I am short and the bike was a...
04-25-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Craigslist for very cheap. Instant cash infusion...

Craigslist for very cheap. Instant cash infusion but be prepared to loose your shirt if you really really need the money. Ebay takes fees and paypal takes days to transfer the cash to your...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Nope. Money does not equal happiness. I'd rather...

Nope. Money does not equal happiness. I'd rather be broke as a joke and be happy than rich as a b- and be unhappy. So I would ask myself more if I wanted the job for the job itself, not the commuting...
Forum: Touring
04-25-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,768
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

When I bought my Salsa Casseroll, my LBS had that...

When I bought my Salsa Casseroll, my LBS had that and a Pacer as my other options in ride quality/versatility. Nice bike! I ended up with the Cass but could have easily been swayed into the...
04-23-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Thanks! green one is sold, so that is out. I...

Thanks!

green one is sold, so that is out. I am going to test ride the probably too big Trek this evening just because it is local and the price is nice and I am curious. Was my biking night...
04-23-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Yeah, I wouldn't think I would ever run a drop...

Yeah, I wouldn't think I would ever run a drop bar on the cargo bike but you never know since I have Mtn drops on my pugs right now but that is because I am doing a gravel grinder on it in...
04-23-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Cargo bike long tail ? Size help?

Want cargo bike...size?
Hey all!
I have wanted a Big Dummy for the longest time! There are two currently that are in my price range, but is an 18" newer BD too big for a 5'3" female?
I have a 16"...
Replies: 54
Views: 10,269
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Running=no coasting, no tucking, your frame can't...

Running=no coasting, no tucking, your frame can't help carry the load for nutrition or water. Cals burned per mile are much higher. Recovery takes longer between workouts.
People way overestimate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,281
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

You'll need to have them measure the stays for...

You'll need to have them measure the stays for tire clearance. Most manufacturers(minus Surly/Salsa) tend to put about the biggest tires they can fit in stock tires into the stays. They are wanting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,360
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I would bet it is the interrupters causing the...

I would bet it is the interrupters causing the issue with the levers not braking correctly. Interrupters push the cable housing to engauge the brakes, as opposed to the pulling of the metal part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,520
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Really, CL is your best option. My hubby got a...

Really, CL is your best option. My hubby got a aluminum trek last summer for $125. As much as he rides it, I am glad we only spent $125. At least it looks purty hanging in our garage. Keeping it...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,454
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Are you of average height? I know for me, being...

Are you of average height? I know for me, being small and female, finding used is really difficult for a good quality bike for cheap. I spent 3 years of constantly checking before one came up for...
04-18-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

1/3 of what I do? 40lbs(I think stock was 37?), I...

1/3 of what I do? 40lbs(I think stock was 37?), I dunno, I haven't ever weighed it. I don't have issues pedaling it though, but then I am a runner also so maybe that helps? Fun as hell though, you...
04-18-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

They aren't tha difficult to turn, after all the...

They aren't tha difficult to turn, after all the tires are filled with air. I am a petite female, live in Nebraska(so flat as hell!)and I ride my pugs all over the place and plan on riding mine on a...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Check multiple sites and apps, I figure the more...

Check multiple sites and apps, I figure the more sites that agree on something, the more accurate it must be. If there is a question of precip, I just pack a shell. Pretty easy to deal with really.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

It is a bummer. I have been selling stuff on...

It is a bummer. I have been selling stuff on there for years and it is pretty bad right now.
Don't get too discouraged, at least they are obvious. Hope you sell your stuff!
04-18-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Yeah, it is a pretty stout tire. I put them on my...

Yeah, it is a pretty stout tire. I put them on my Salsa Casseroll, which supposedly only has clearance for 38s as well but the 43 BG tire measures true at 43mm and fits just fine. So you'll want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I would look on CL for a fairly cheap but well...

I would look on CL for a fairly cheap but well maintained and working road bike. Stick to roads or paved trails.
If your podiatrist said "non impact" then cycling should fit into this category as...
04-17-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Bruce Gordon Rock n Roads roll fast but handle...

Bruce Gordon Rock n Roads roll fast but handle gravel and dirt like a monster.
Forum: Touring
04-17-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I am a noob to potential touring, but not to...

I am a noob to potential touring, but not to biking. I have loved it my whole life,it just seems like touring can't ever fit into my schedule and life. When I was younger and had the time and body, I...
04-16-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

My Pugsley has stock thumbie friction shifters,...

My Pugsley has stock thumbie friction shifters, ironically my first MTB bike from Target had the same shifters(well, low end version). I like them personally, I never have half shifts or annoying...
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

I just bought my first pair of cycling specfic...

I just bought my first pair of cycling specfic shorts, padded or otherwise(geeze, after a lifetime of biking and a 5 year period car free, you'd think I would know better!)
These:...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nakedbabytoes

Another vote for Chrome! I have been a loyal T2...

Another vote for Chrome!
I have been a loyal T2 user for decades. I just bought a complete bike from my LBS and got 10% off of accessory purchases, so I picked up a Chrome mini metro bag with a...
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