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09-30-12, 03:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,790
Posted By Fern53

Welcome to a friendly forum with the nicest folks...

Welcome to a friendly forum with the nicest folks around. No racing is required. Post photos of your ride. Bring Ibuprofen-and pie. :)
09-04-12, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Fern53

The price seems fair but at 10 years old, you may...

The price seems fair but at 10 years old, you may need new tires if the seller hasn't used it recently. They could have developed dry rot in storage. Just something to keep in mind when negotiating....
08-18-12, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Fern53

Allow yourself time to adjust to riding again,...

Allow yourself time to adjust to riding again, and try many different bikes (types and models) before rushing into a decision. Do you have any residual discomfort in that previously-fractured wrist?...
08-05-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By Fern53

+1 on yard sales. :) While I've yet to find a...

+1 on yard sales. :) While I've yet to find a decent bicycle in my travels, last year I scored some gently-used bike tools, a Kryptonite lock and a Park Tool pump to fuel my hobby. On weekends, I...
07-19-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,554
Posted By Fern53

+1 for the Jamis Coda

I have a 2009 (all steel) Coda Sport and love the ride. It handles beautifully, shifts well, and is stable and smooth over the less-than-lovely roads in my area. I've had lots of compliments on it,...
07-05-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14,231
Views: 3,140,543
Posted By Fern53

That looks nice. The green bar tape and yellow...

That looks nice. The green bar tape and yellow accents complement the frame colors well.
06-19-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By Fern53

That's true, the Pacer is a road bike-and there...

That's true, the Pacer is a road bike-and there is clearance for wider tires and fenders. However, I'm not sure it can accommodate a rear rack easily.

I'm relatively new to mechanical...
06-19-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
Posted By Fern53

I have not personally ridden either model, but...

I have not personally ridden either model, but have read many glowing reports from Casseroll owners.

Have you considered a Surly Cross-Check? Wonderfully versatile bicycle with a delightful...
06-19-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,985
Posted By Fern53

I have the regular Randonneurs (700 X 32s) on my...

I have the regular Randonneurs (700 X 32s) on my Aurora and they have been awesome. (After riding over broken glass last year, I was certain I'd get a flat. They pulled through just fine.)

They...
06-05-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,351
Posted By Fern53

Because budget seems to be a factor, I'd suggest...

Because budget seems to be a factor, I'd suggest that you consider buying a used bicycle from Craigslist or another classified advertisement venue.

I'm constantly amazed at the number of quality...
05-20-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14,231
Views: 3,140,543
Posted By Fern53

+1 on the Fuji. Beautiful bike.

+1 on the Fuji. Beautiful bike.
05-19-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Fern53

Tires and/or seats can be easily changed if...

Tires and/or seats can be easily changed if needed. Do both fit equally well?

That said, it sounds as if you are in love with the Cypress. :)
05-16-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Fern53

+1 on the previous responses. The Sedona is a...

+1 on the previous responses. The Sedona is a popular, well-made bike and a great place to start your cycling journey. Don't let yourself be taken in by all the disparaging talk about less-expensive...
04-29-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Fern53

I agree that a short ride isn't usually enough to...

I agree that a short ride isn't usually enough to judge a saddle-especially if your wife is new to riding. Saddles are truly individual preference, but it does help to know why people like the ones...
04-28-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By Fern53

If the stock tires are Vittoria Randonneurs, they...

If the stock tires are Vittoria Randonneurs, they are excellent. I accidentally rode through glass last summer with my Aurora and thought for sure I'd have a flat by the time I made it home-if I got...
04-28-12, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By Fern53

What Tom said. It depends on the type of...

What Tom said.

It depends on the type of riding you plan to do. I have 28s on my 2009 Coda Sport and 32s on my 2010 Aurora. They both give a nice ride, but the 32s handle packed dirt, etc....
04-22-12, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Fern53

DnvrFox, I'm sorry to hear of the troubles you...

DnvrFox, I'm sorry to hear of the troubles you and your wife are experiencing and hope that you both will find some relief soon.
04-21-12, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,311
Posted By Fern53

I am 5'6" and ride a 17.5" Coda Sport. At nearly...

I am 5'6" and ride a 17.5" Coda Sport. At nearly 6'2", I can't fathom a 19" even coming *close* to fitting you properly. Don't sacrifice a good fit in an attempt to save money. You'll pay for it...
04-20-12, 03:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,849
Posted By Fern53

Two years ago I went out of my way to one of the...

Two years ago I went out of my way to one of the few bike shops in my area that carry Masi bikes. I should preface this by mentioning that besides being an Athena in my mid-50s, I wasn't decked out...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Fern53

I came close to buying the Lone Peak Sundance...

I came close to buying the Lone Peak Sundance panniers, myself. They seem to be well-made and a good size for the intended purpose. It was a bonus selling point that they come in blue-to complement...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Fern53

Doesn't it figure? After looking at panniers...

Doesn't it figure? After looking at panniers online for far longer than I care to admit, I decided on an economical set of Bushwhacker Moabs this week to get me started. I don't tour but enjoy going...
04-08-12, 03:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By Fern53

Mirror, Mirror...

Not a helmet mirror, but this is what I use on my road bike:
http://www.therandonneeshop.com/products/brand/4-d+d_oberlauda

I don't ride in the drops much, and it's pretty adjustable. I tried...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 63,069
Posted By Fern53

Very sleek-looking. Nice ride! :thumb:

Very sleek-looking. Nice ride! :thumb:
12-10-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Fern53

+1 on the Jamis Coda. I have an '09 Coda Sport...

+1 on the Jamis Coda. I have an '09 Coda Sport and love the ride and handling. I've also heard good things about the Trek FX line, Giant Quick, Fuji Absolute and Specialized Sirrus-to name just a...
11-27-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Fern53

I'm not familiar with folders, so my thought may...

I'm not familiar with folders, so my thought may not be practical-but can you just remove the seatpost/saddle in these instances, carry a sleeve with you to slip it in, and take it with you
11-02-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Fern53

No, that's quite all right Mr. Fox. You may keep...

No, that's quite all right Mr. Fox. You may keep this one out West. We had a Nor'Easter last weekend. Already.

So not ready for this...can we have a few more weeks of decent weather? :cry:
10-24-11, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Fern53

Coming from a...

Coming from a 'middle-aged-approaching-senior'-woman rider: if possible, have her check out the Jamis Coda line. (I have a 2009 Sport, but I understand the current levels of the Coda are different.)...
10-11-11, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,423
Posted By Fern53

I agree with Charlie-the 7.3 is much nicer than a...

I agree with Charlie-the 7.3 is much nicer than a 7.1 FX and well worth the $30 difference. A few years back I took out a 7.2 and a 7.3 and could see a difference between those two models-even as a...
Forum: Touring
10-09-11, 03:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,494
Posted By Fern53

It must be a thrill to find a vintage bike that...

It must be a thrill to find a vintage bike that has been preserved in condition like this. :thumb:

Hope you have many happy miles of riding with it, Mike.
10-01-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Fern53

+1 on the Jamis Coda line. The Coda Sport...

+1 on the Jamis Coda line. The Coda Sport doesn't meet your weight wishes (26 lb.) but it is a blast to ride. It's quick, smooth shifting and the steel frame handles the road beautifully.
10-01-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Fern53

Is there any reason why you have to spend all the...

Is there any reason why you have to spend all the insurance money immediately? Why not consider rebuilding the Allez first and hold off on buying a second bike for the time being?

Maybe a...
09-06-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Fern53

:thumb: The title "...58 year old mother" caught...

:thumb: The title "...58 year old mother" caught my eye. Then it dawned on me "Hey, I'm 58 ... Wait. No, that can't be right! (Just had a birthday, which one was it again?) Oh, crap.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Fern53

Wow, what a lucky find. You did a great job...

Wow, what a lucky find. You did a great job cleaning her up, too. :thumb:
08-21-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,239
Posted By Fern53

Gorgeous bike. (Love the color!) I think you...

Gorgeous bike. (Love the color!) I think you did a wonderful job of making the best of a thoughtless act that never should have happened. Accidents are one thing-deliberate destruction of...
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Fern53

And I thought Boston area prices on bikes were...

And I thought Boston area prices on bikes were ridiculous. I guess the seller can dream...
08-07-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,822
Posted By Fern53

Another vote for Vittoria Randonneur or Zaffiro. ...

Another vote for Vittoria Randonneur or Zaffiro. I have both and am very happy with them.
08-07-11, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By Fern53

At the risk of complicating matters...have you...

At the risk of complicating matters...have you considered steel? If you are looking for a nice ride, it's a good option that won't break the bank.

You don't say how many bikes you already have,...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 63,069
Posted By Fern53

Yan...

What make/model panniers are you using for front (Axiom of some kind?) and rear? They are just about the size I have been looking for, but it's hard to gauge while shopping when they don't show the...
07-24-11, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By Fern53

Wow, what a beauty! Wish I could find something...

Wow, what a beauty! Wish I could find something like that around here. <Sigh>
07-20-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Fern53

It's a great feeling, isn't it? Congratulations!...

It's a great feeling, isn't it? Congratulations! (You do realize, though, that we now need photos of your new ride.) :)
Forum: Commuting
07-08-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 63,069
Posted By Fern53

<EEK> It might be a close call. I test-rode a 50...

<EEK> It might be a close call. I test-rode a 50 cm last year and it fit well. I'm 5'6" and with relatively short legs and a long torso; my inseam is probably 29-30". Hopefully someone else will...
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Fern53

That strongly resembles a Sears Spaceliner that I...

That strongly resembles a Sears Spaceliner that I have, circa 1965. You might want to check that era to see if Schwinn made anything similar.
07-03-11, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Fern53

+1 on the Trek. Assuming disc brakes aren't...

+1 on the Trek. Assuming disc brakes aren't needed, you will have a later model (by two years) with the ever-popular FX. If you decide to sell it down the line, that might be something to keep in...
07-03-11, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Fern53

Road bikes admittedly take some getting used...

Road bikes admittedly take some getting used to-especially if one isn't quite on board with the idea at first. I can't answer your mechanical questions, but it's my understanding that changing from...
06-22-11, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By Fern53

Getting a color you like should be a bonus rather...

Getting a color you like should be a bonus rather than a deal-maker. Try them both. If you find you prefer the Allegro, you might be able to find one on CraigsList in a different color/year.
...
06-22-11, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14,231
Views: 3,140,543
Posted By Fern53

If she followed you home, you may keep her... :)

If she followed you home, you may keep her... :)
Replies: 16
Views: 3,003
Posted By Fern53

I'm sorry, I have no idea; I'm just a novice in...

I'm sorry, I have no idea; I'm just a novice in this realm myself.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,003
Posted By Fern53

It appears to be a 1982 or '83. Like wrk101...

It appears to be a 1982 or '83. Like wrk101 said, you should be able to distinguish the year more clearly by matching the component information and the serial number. www.classicfuji.com...
06-19-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fern53

+1 The best bike choice for you is the one you'll...

+1 The best bike choice for you is the one you'll ride. I've found that once I've narrowed my options somewhat, usually one bike begs me to buy it when I do a test ride.
06-19-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By Fern53

Most of the information you need should be right...

Most of the information you need should be right here: http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/recreation-urban/recreation/quick-cx
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