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03-22-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By shopgirl

Nice! I didn't realize Brian Lopes lived there....

Nice! I didn't realize Brian Lopes lived there. Those look like some awesome trails.
03-22-12, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By shopgirl

Moving to SoCal- local mtb routes?

Hi, two-part question here:
I just found out I'll be moving to Laguna Beach soon and wanted to get some info on good mtb riding down there- where to go, what the trails are like, etc.

Also, I...
02-02-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By shopgirl

I used an Origin 8 clamp-on cable stop to make a...

I used an Origin 8 clamp-on cable stop to make a more modern front derailleur (w/o a cable stop) work on my Univega mixte. Everything works perfectly, and it only looks a little funny. You can buy it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By shopgirl

Wow. That is a really crappy experience, glad to...

Wow. That is a really crappy experience, glad to hear it wasn't worse! That's pretty amazing that the wheel didn't sustain any damage either.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,197
Posted By shopgirl

If you don't want the bikes falling over, and you...

If you don't want the bikes falling over, and you don't mind drilling into the bottom of a new car, maybe you could use a couple of old fork-mount bike trays from a roof rack and attach them to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,835
Posted By shopgirl

I don't think there's a difference anymore. AFAIK...

I don't think there's a difference anymore. AFAIK they're all GP4000s if you're looking at the regular all-black tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,099
Posted By shopgirl

Photography. I just got my first digital SLR!

Photography. I just got my first digital SLR!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,209
Posted By shopgirl

Well, if he's thinking of spending $1,000 on a...

Well, if he's thinking of spending $1,000 on a bike when he's not even sure if it fits, he could easily end up spending $1,500-2,000 for the bike and upgrades when it's all said and done, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,209
Posted By shopgirl

Not amazing, but not a bad deal if it fits. If it...

Not amazing, but not a bad deal if it fits. If it doesn't and you can't ride it comfortably, then the bike could turn into a money pit. You might wind up spending another hundred on new components to...
01-09-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,409
Posted By shopgirl

I have an old mini front rack that I've tried on...

I have an old mini front rack that I've tried on two or three different bikes. I remember I was so excited when I originally found it, and I really like the look of it with the bike it's currently...
01-01-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,002
Posted By shopgirl

Just wanted to echo with the consensus "Nice...

Just wanted to echo with the consensus "Nice bike!" Especially if it fits you. I agree, even if you decide to ride it with different wheels, keep the originals. And yes, you owe your neighbor a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By shopgirl

I'm 5'3 and ride a men's 48cm Cannondale. When I...

I'm 5'3 and ride a men's 48cm Cannondale. When I looked at the geo charts, the men's and women's 48 used the same geometry. But I had to change the bars, stem, and saddle on my bike when I got it. ...
12-30-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,886
Posted By shopgirl

Very nice!

Very nice!
12-30-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,504
Posted By shopgirl

One of my friends built up a mixte for himself...

One of my friends built up a mixte for himself and still rides it around regularly last time I saw him. He's a pretty regular Joe when it comes to most things- he's just a huge bike nerd and thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,536
Posted By shopgirl

I just got a Bontrager Node computer with a HR...

I just got a Bontrager Node computer with a HR strap. It works well, and it's comfortable. It's ANT+ compatible and can be upgraded to use cadence and power meters, too. If you don't need the mapping...
12-07-11, 01:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,982
Posted By shopgirl

I can appreciate this sentiment. I'm not the sort...

I can appreciate this sentiment. I'm not the sort of person who can really afford to spend a lot of money on high-end NOS bikes and parts, as much as I would like to (and despite the fact that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By shopgirl

If the frames sit under my helmet straps, the...

If the frames sit under my helmet straps, the glasses will sit crooked on my head once I buckle the straps. So that's why. And because it's a habit now, and to obey the "rules..."
Regardless, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By shopgirl

I just put in contacts and wear my smith...

I just put in contacts and wear my smith pivlocks. I've never tried any other glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By shopgirl

Shimano Pro tape! Or Fizik wih bar gel padding...

Shimano Pro tape!
Or Fizik wih bar gel padding underneath?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,736
Posted By shopgirl

If you like people and bicycles, and don't...

If you like people and bicycles, and don't necessarily NEED the money? It can be a fun job. But most of the salespeople and mechanics I know, myself included, make an average of maybe $10 an hour. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,793
Posted By shopgirl

Most horses get really nervous if they sense...

Most horses get really nervous if they sense something behind them and can't see it. Some just spook easily at anything. I used to ride horses, and sometimes they would get spooked at shopping bags...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,510
Posted By shopgirl

Nice bike, and nice glasses! If your crotch is...

Nice bike, and nice glasses!
If your crotch is feeling tender or going numb, you may want to try tipping your saddle nose down a bit. It looks like it's pointing up right now.
07-12-11, 11:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,629
Posted By shopgirl

I was surprised to see this thread come back up....

I was surprised to see this thread come back up. I think the smallest frame size, which I believe is a 42cm, takes 26" wheels. I don't see why you couldn't convert the 700c frame to a 650b though....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,384
Posted By shopgirl

I did that recently, but that was because the guy...

I did that recently, but that was because the guy passing me made this big show about it, putting in all this effort, and when he passed me, he settled right in front of me and just stayed there! His...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By shopgirl

It probably was not a Specialized BG fit since...

It probably was not a Specialized BG fit since REI isn't a Specialized dealer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By shopgirl

Also, I've never heard of a shop that will let...

Also, I've never heard of a shop that will let you keep a bike overnight. Does the Specialized dealer have test bikes or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By shopgirl

I vote for the Bianchi. The Dolce is very...

I vote for the Bianchi. The Dolce is very upright. It's comfortable, especially when you're just starting out, but it's limiting after a while. At least that was what I thought of it. My first road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By shopgirl

Many bike shops have demo saddles. Some charge a...

Many bike shops have demo saddles. Some charge a fee that can be put towards the price of whatever saddle you end up buying from them, some will let you try them for free (but you still have to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By shopgirl

Your sit bones do toughen up the more you ride....

Your sit bones do toughen up the more you ride. If that's all that's going on, the best advice is to ride more. But if you're getting specific pain beyond general soreness, like in your knees, lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By shopgirl

If you like the current saddle, compare the shape...

If you like the current saddle, compare the shape of it to the two you are considering. Does one have a comparatively flatter profile than the other? If so, I'd stick with the one that's similar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By shopgirl

So... you work in a shop. Of course you like...

So... you work in a shop. Of course you like expensive bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By shopgirl

Really? No one has any opinions on this?

Really? No one has any opinions on this?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By shopgirl

Any opinions on Fizik Versus saddles?

I'm trying a Fizik Donna right now and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I did 50 miles today but stopped to adjust the position a few times. The back part feels great, but I can't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,388
Posted By shopgirl

I would hate to live there. We just had a couple...

I would hate to live there. We just had a couple days of what I thought was blistering heat at about 100 degrees. Fortunately it cooled down for my day off today to 86.
06-23-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,498
Posted By shopgirl

Not specifically referring to Merckx bikes here,...

Not specifically referring to Merckx bikes here, but I feel like I've seen quite a few steel road bikes from around the same time (mid 80s to 90s) that are the same brand, model and paint scheme, but...
06-22-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,975
Posted By shopgirl

Rookgirl, I'm in your boat. I'm 5'3 and ride a...

Rookgirl, I'm in your boat. I'm 5'3 and ride a 48cm also- I know how hard it is to find a good small frame!
I think a Terry- style frame might be most appropriate, but they might be hard to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,107
Posted By shopgirl

Manufacturers don't list weights because it...

Manufacturers don't list weights because it depends on the size, and whether it's weighed with or without pedals or saddle or bar tape, etc. It weighs about as much as any other bike at that price...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By shopgirl

I tried a pair of Giro shoes recently. They fit...

I tried a pair of Giro shoes recently. They fit great, and were super snug in the heel. Might be worth a try if you can find a pair. I think I'll be buying a pair soon to replace my Sidis.
06-20-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By shopgirl

I would probably look for a 51-53cm frame if...

I would probably look for a 51-53cm frame if she's 5'6 to 5'8.
But before you dump a ton of money into making it pretty, just get it running and then surprise her with it. Have her ride it for a...
06-19-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,175
Posted By shopgirl

To live and bike in Europe.

To live and bike in Europe.
06-18-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By shopgirl

So happy you got a new dog! Your thread about...

So happy you got a new dog! Your thread about your last dog brought me to tears. Hannah looks like a wonderful girl, big dogs are awesome.
06-18-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By shopgirl

I read it almost every day.

I read it almost every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,611
Posted By shopgirl

Nothing too monumental... I rode bikes a little...

Nothing too monumental... I rode bikes a little bit when I was younger, but stopped when I was about 13 and outgrew my last childhood bike. I didn't have any interest in bikes again until I was 19...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,281
Posted By shopgirl

Go with what feels like it fits best.

Go with what feels like it fits best.
06-11-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,775
Posted By shopgirl

I love the unusual twin-tube bends, and those...

I love the unusual twin-tube bends, and those bars! It's a shame the front fender is missing, that back fender looks like it was part of a nice-looking pair at one time. Or was it just left off for...
06-09-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By shopgirl

That Stumpy is an AWESOME bike to get for free!...

That Stumpy is an AWESOME bike to get for free! Especially when it fits you and it's a really cool orange color. Hang on to that one for sure. The wheels don't look too bad other than that rust on...
06-09-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,080
Posted By shopgirl

Looks beautiful! What bars are those? EDIT:...

Looks beautiful! What bars are those?
EDIT: nevermind, just saw that they're Albatross bars. I am planning to use something similar on my mixte when I get around to putting it all together, also...
06-09-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By shopgirl

It depends on your area. In three years of...

It depends on your area. In three years of searching, I have never found any bikes worth buying at thrift stores. However, I have come across some great deals on smaller stuff- awesome yellow Sidis,...
06-08-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By shopgirl

That didn't make much sense to me either. All I...

That didn't make much sense to me either. All I can figure is they meant big dude = big feet that don't sit comfortably on normal pedals, but still. The second part makes no sense.
06-07-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By shopgirl

Same here. Vintage bikes are really trendy around...

Same here. Vintage bikes are really trendy around here, so anything that's even a half decent deal disappears fast. I posted a cheap old gaspipe Gitane frame a few days ago for $25 and got SIX calls...
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