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07-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Berta

165mm crankset

Sugino makes cranksets with 165mm arms; I have a triple w/165mmís on my mtb. Iíve also seen a variety of lengths from Sinz.
08-03-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Berta

Re the first handlebar, if you're going from a...

Re the first handlebar, if you're going from a flat bar with little to no sweep to one with this much sweep, it's probably going to affect more than how upright you ride. You might want to consider...
05-30-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Berta

You'll want to pay attention to frame size....

You'll want to pay attention to frame size. Whatever size bike you rode 5 years ago, if it was comfortable, then you'll want something in that range.
11-08-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By Berta

I had this same experience in LA, but not in New...

I had this same experience in LA, but not in New Jersey to North Carolina. The ocean looked slightly higher in Daytona. I remember the road illusion on these long stretches of rural roads many years...
09-17-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,795
Posted By Berta

In my experience, you're selling yourself short,...

In my experience, you're selling yourself short, Hypno. :)
07-15-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By Berta

I thought your post was just letting the OP know...

I thought your post was just letting the OP know that she might have to be patient and wait for women on BF to find the thread and give advice. If an OP doesn't have many posts under their belt, this...
07-11-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,677
Posted By Berta

You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but...

You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but if I had to wear underwear under mine, I'd probably buy some of those snug-fitting, nylon/spandex men's low-rise type. That might sound strange, but I...
07-08-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By Berta

I had to do the same with my Groove--no...

I had to do the same with my Groove--no experiebce, very few tools and in desperate (ha) need of a bike that actually fit me (short rider). I'm very happy with it.

It's funny that the Saga is...
07-02-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Berta

Since your riding area will be hilly and you will...

Since your riding area will be hilly and you will often have a child in tow, you might want more than three speeds. This would eliminate a few bikes from your list. I hope this helps.
06-21-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,741
Posted By Berta

Also Kona Kapu.

Also Kona Kapu.
05-25-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By Berta

If you have a way to get around, look on...

If you have a way to get around, look on Craigslist in your area. Some brands to consider for a used mtb or hybrid:

Mongoose
Fuji
Giant
Trek
Jamis
Diamondback
Specialized
Cannondale
05-22-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Berta

I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of...

I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of sweep as the Mary but with less rise to use on a different bike, and I lucked out with an on-sale Civia model a few years back. But you could...
05-21-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Berta

Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that...

Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that came on a used bike and really liked it.
05-21-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Berta

If you decide you need to spend less and can...

If you decide you need to spend less and can forgo the 'loop' or 'H' part of the Jones models, Soma, Surly, Origin8 and Velo Orange have bars with a similar sweep, some with very minimal or no rise....
05-07-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Berta

Have you identified specifically what is making...

Have you identified specifically what is making you feel self-conscious, i.e. do you see your bikes in the eyes of others as symbols of money frivolously (or just oddly) spent, and/or are you more...
04-25-15, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By Berta

As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets...

As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets are made for 700c. BTW, I ride a Soma Groove and I'm very happy with it.

Public makes a mixte with 700c.

Trek's mixte is called Belleville. I...
04-04-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Berta

I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of...

I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of these.
01-15-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Berta

I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes...

I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes use in their shoes for sore spots) might help, just because I've been considering it for my toes for rides longer than an hour below 25, but I've yet...
01-01-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,249
Posted By Berta

My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the...

My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the look of the Coda's steel frame. There are so many things to learn and consider when you've been off a bike for X many years; I had to do this myself and...
11-25-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Berta

Green leafies are always good and always...

Green leafies are always good and always recommended no matter what the diet, it seems. Spinach is great on sandwiches (if you like spinach, of course); so are mustard greens or turnip greens if you...
11-25-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,507
Posted By Berta

See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something...

See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something in women's bikes, maybe Trek too. I know up to around 2012? the Cannondale Quick women's series carried an XS frame, but I don't think they do now. If...
11-12-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Berta

I've read that you can ride on the road using the...

I've read that you can ride on the road using the trainer skewer, but I don't have any personal experience with trainers, so someone else will answer this more definitely. The trainer will add wear...
10-11-14, 03:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By Berta

I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter,...

I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter, so I'm looking at trainers now. I wish tights and long sleeves could cut it around here. Last winter I wore an absurd number of layers and still...
10-10-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By Berta

I found I've finally internalized a rule I made...

I found I've finally internalized a rule I made for myself many years ago. I used to give myself a ten-minute leeway to quit whatever physical activity I was doing; i.e. if it was still utterly...
10-10-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,874
Posted By Berta

Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO,...

Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO, that there certainly could be other contributing factors in your case. There's plenty of good dietary advice and experience here, and getting a second...
10-07-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By Berta

From the limited research I've done across brands...

From the limited research I've done across brands among similar models, I don't see any major differences in quality. If the brands you're considering are reputable and you're sticking close to your...
10-01-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,467
Posted By Berta

I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it...

I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it finished, so I hope the rest goes smoothly.
09-27-14, 12:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,319
Posted By Berta

You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite...

You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite a heavy load of responsibility! There are all kinds of reasons why you need to be able to do what you love, like keeping your sanity and physical...
09-26-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,639
Posted By Berta

Time of day and location have made it easy to...

Time of day and location have made it easy to stash the bike for short periods when I've left the lock at home. Work key situations were always much worse. I've often worked odd hours, and after...
09-26-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,319
Posted By Berta

No. I'm afraid I'd get shot.

No. I'm afraid I'd get shot.
09-26-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,319
Posted By Berta

ST_U and take your vitriol to a boys-only place...

ST_U and take your vitriol to a boys-only place that no doubt would make you feel more at home. And next time, choose your mate based on something other than (a) she's not a man and (b) she can...
09-23-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Berta

Trek 520 is also popular.

Trek 520 is also popular.
09-23-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247
Posted By Berta

Hey OP, just FYI, I'm 5' 1". I have short legs to...

Hey OP, just FYI, I'm 5' 1". I have short legs to go with that intimidating height :D and I comfortably ride a 15" mtb (Soma Groove). I had a 13 or 14" Cannondale Quick hybrid about six years ago...
09-20-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Berta

I just Googled this and found this list of the...

I just Googled this and found this list of the Rox 9.1 features. I ended copying of this list at your issue and I hope it helps to address it.

Features


General Functions
5 available...
09-19-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By Berta

This actually happened to me a few years ago. The...

This actually happened to me a few years ago. The bike I was riding got stolen. I bumped into a circa 1990 Specialized Hard Rock in Value Village for $19. I figured I'd have to buy tubes and tires at...
09-19-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,968
Posted By Berta

Pam, thank you for your info. I'll check out the...

Pam, thank you for your info. I'll check out the Website. I like the idea of adding hot sauce :thumb:
09-18-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,968
Posted By Berta

This is good to know! I will have to get myself...

This is good to know! I will have to get myself one if these!
09-18-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Berta

You missed a reason ;) ...

You missed a reason ;)

http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/Home/Portals/0/Images/Press%20Room/25-283-1130-1-1.jpg
09-18-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,968
Posted By Berta

That sounds fantastic, and I do need some ideas...

That sounds fantastic, and I do need some ideas for sweets.

Does anyone make predominantly leafy green smoothies successfully with the Nutribullet? I eat plenty of fruit, but not enough greens. I...
08-30-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Berta

I've had to learn to watch out for the wildlife...

I've had to learn to watch out for the wildlife on rides right here in the city. At various times between night and dawn, I've had a huge buck run across the street about 20 feet in front of me,...
08-20-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By Berta

Browsing around out of curiosity (I'm not on a...

Browsing around out of curiosity (I'm not on a paleo diet so I don't know much more than the basics), I just read about two potential culprits if you've hit a temporary plateau: metabolic adaptation...
08-18-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Berta

Definitely try some seat adjustments, a few mm at...

Definitely try some seat adjustments, a few mm at a time fore/aft, tilted up/down, but also maybe a saddle with a cut-out down the middle. I ride one myself and it helps prevent numbness. I don't...
08-17-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By Berta

Since you like the fit of your Giant, might you...

Since you like the fit of your Giant, might you want a little more standover than the Soma DC in a 52? This would put you at 50cm instead and give you about 1/2" more standover and about 1/3" less TT...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,634
Posted By Berta

I took from dynaryder that Bikeshare bikes suck...

I took from dynaryder that Bikeshare bikes suck on hills if they can be dropped by a somewhat-loaded touring bike--? I probably read it that way because I was considering trying one in DC just for...
07-29-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Berta

I think he'll be asking to ride a bike just like...

I think he'll be asking to ride a bike just like Daddy's in no time ;)
07-25-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By Berta

Velo Orange Postino, maybe? Zero rise gives you a...

Velo Orange Postino, maybe? Zero rise gives you a lower position. I'm not sure of your stem clamp diameter; also the grip area might not have as much sweep as what you were riding.
07-23-14, 11:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,111
Posted By Berta

You probably already know this, living where you...

You probably already know this, living where you do, but don'tever let self-consciousness about feeling that something's not quite right keep you from immediately changing course or doing whatever...
07-22-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By Berta

If you ordered the Kool Stop Eagle Claw II that...

If you ordered the Kool Stop Eagle Claw II that SkyDog75 linked to, are you sure they're actually threaded? The site says these are "smooth post." If the place you ordered from sent you threaded ones...
07-18-14, 01:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,578
Posted By Berta

Lots of good options, and I too like to keep an...

Lots of good options, and I too like to keep an eye out for alternatives in the event that my needs change and I'm determined to keep riding. In the event that you choose a step-through and need to...
07-17-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By Berta

My dad turned 91 this year and I don't want to...

My dad turned 91 this year and I don't want to tell you what's in his basement. My parents had six kids.....:innocent:
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