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10-20-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Infodiva

Amazing

Your post and your bike are poetry. I love my Raleigh 3 speed! It's my favorite bike, and I adore riding it. Makes me smile.

Thanks for sharing your story.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,586
Posted By Infodiva

41, female, 6.2 miles round trip. I'll commute by...

41, female, 6.2 miles round trip. I'll commute by bike as long as there is no snow or ice in the road. I don't mind cold, but I don't feel comfortable with the possibility of slipping on ice. Then...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,617
Posted By Infodiva

Yeah, I'm giving them too much credit - they do...

Yeah, I'm giving them too much credit - they do it because they are brainless. Now, why can't they do this stunt while a cop is around? That's a rhetorical question ;)
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,617
Posted By Infodiva

True, but it doesn't gain them any time. That's...

True, but it doesn't gain them any time. That's what I don't get. Especially when the cyclist is moving into the turn lane. The bike is out of their way - and yet the driver does some complicated...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,617
Posted By Infodiva

See, here's what I do not understand about the...

See, here's what I do not understand about the motorists' mentality when they decide to execute a move like this behind a left turning bicycle. WHY would you pass a vehicle on the left that is...
08-31-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By Infodiva

I suspect people in the US are being quiet...

I suspect people in the US are being quiet because it's Labor Day Weekend and we're all on holiday :) But seriously, that Rudge is a thing of beauty and you've done a fantastic job on it. I would...
08-31-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Infodiva

Two Rs

It's actually "guerrilla," with two Rs. :)
07-11-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 82,497
Posted By Infodiva

Neal - thanks for the tip, I'll take a look!

Neal - thanks for the tip, I'll take a look!
07-08-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 82,497
Posted By Infodiva

Looking for a set of 650B wheels; I want to swap...

Looking for a set of 650B wheels; I want to swap out the 27" wheels from my 1982 Trek 311 so that I can get more clearance for bigger tires and a set of fenders. Willing to buy or trade!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 909,630
Posted By Infodiva

Long time reader/member, first time poster in...

Long time reader/member, first time poster in this thread :)

I have a very short commute, only three miles. It's also quite flat. The wind often makes up for that; I seem to have a headwind going...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,587
Posted By Infodiva

From the guy's response: The politicians would...

From the guy's response: The politicians would like for you to think Portland is a bike friendly city. "It's not true"

He does this a number of times in his responses.

You could ask him what's...
07-17-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By Infodiva

Yeah, it's kind of silly, the way they've planned...

Yeah, it's kind of silly, the way they've planned the lanes. What, ride a block in the lane, leave the lane to go through the intersection, get through the intersection, go back in the lane for a...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Infodiva

Word. The most comfortable saddle I've ever had...

Word. The most comfortable saddle I've ever had (and still have) is my Brooks Team Pro S. No padding whatsoever, very hard. Comfy right out of the box. Supports my sit-bones just right without...
11-30-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,151
Posted By Infodiva

Formerly South Kackalaky - now, Nebraska

Formerly South Kackalaky - now, Nebraska
10-28-05, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By Infodiva

Found that exact model this summer in Chicago,...

Found that exact model this summer in Chicago, from a guy who had bought it for his wife in 1984 and she really didn't like to ride. It probably had about 80 miles on it. It fit my husband perfectly,...
10-24-05, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By Infodiva

Nope - look at his location (Australia).

Nope - look at his location (Australia).
10-11-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,724
Posted By Infodiva

Shouldn't that be "Younger riders on vintage...

Shouldn't that be "Younger riders on vintage rides *represent*"? :)
Forum: Touring
10-05-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,374
Posted By Infodiva

Umm, the CS has bag loops, but I can't remember...

Umm, the CS has bag loops, but I can't remember if the regular model does (and I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment :)
10-05-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By Infodiva

My husband says that "The Cheat" is the only...

My husband says that "The Cheat" is the only yellow jersey he'd consider wearing!
09-27-05, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Infodiva

I'm not so sure about its intelligence - he seems...

I'm not so sure about its intelligence - he seems more concerned that there aren't more facilities to help bikes 'avoid motor traffic,' such as bike paths and (FFS) sidewalks??
Forum: Commuting
09-20-05, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,983
Posted By Infodiva

The bike shop I frequent most often is about 5...

The bike shop I frequent most often is about 5 blocks from my house. I ride my bike directly into the store, whether I'm having it worked on or not. Often, I'm just buying a small part, or asking a...
09-16-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Infodiva

Try Terry Precision Bicycles. I'm taller than you...

Try Terry Precision Bicycles. I'm taller than you are, at 5'3", and I have both a Symmetry road bike and a Classic tourer (fitted out by me as a commuter). I like the shorter reach to the handle...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,053
Posted By Infodiva

I also have a Team Pro (S). Put it on my road...

I also have a Team Pro (S). Put it on my road bike without treating it in anyway. I hadn't even bought the Proofide yet (have since). I rode it 50 miles that first day. I had no pain, no soreness, no...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,264
Posted By Infodiva

$3.55 here in Lincoln, Nebraska. OY!! I have...

$3.55 here in Lincoln, Nebraska. OY!!

I have no sympathy for all the SUV drivers we have around here - none.
08-06-05, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By Infodiva

Here's another: brakes, not breaks - those things...

Here's another: brakes, not breaks - those things that you use to stop the bike.
07-17-05, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,339
Posted By Infodiva

The Symmetry is not a hybrid - it's a sport road...

The Symmetry is not a hybrid - it's a sport road bike. Terry's hybrid is called Susan B.

See http://www.terrybicycles.com
07-16-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By Infodiva

I've shipped (and had shipped to me) 4 bikes via...

I've shipped (and had shipped to me) 4 bikes via UPS. I haven't had a problem, but maybe I've just been lucky. As for the comment that they honor insurance claims pretty well, HAH. I've made three...
07-10-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Infodiva

And of course, the article states that no...

And of course, the article states that no citation was issued agaisnt the driver.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By Infodiva

24x1 1/8 in the front, 700x1 1/8 in the back.

24x1 1/8 in the front, 700x1 1/8 in the back.
07-08-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Infodiva

You weren't doing anything wrong. What were you...

You weren't doing anything wrong. What were you supposed to do? He's a moron.

I encountered a wrong way cyclist the other day, but it was on a very lightly-trafficked road of about 20MPH speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 33,588
Posted By Infodiva

Academic librarian/faculty member at a small...

Academic librarian/faculty member at a small liberal arts college.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,383
Posted By Infodiva

$2.25 or so here for regular unleaded. (Lincoln,...

$2.25 or so here for regular unleaded. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 09:56 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,076
Posted By Infodiva

I was wondering the same thing! 5 feet 3...

I was wondering the same thing!

5 feet 3 inches, 130 and dropping.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,464
Posted By Infodiva

Mine is usually 95/65. I thought that was kind of...

Mine is usually 95/65. I thought that was kind of low, but the person checking it always says "eh, it's about right for your height and size." My resting pulse rate is right at 70.

I do get 'head...
06-29-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,851
Posted By Infodiva

Ah, I'll keep an eye out for the tubing then on...

Ah, I'll keep an eye out for the tubing then on the 520. I'm looking also for a 720 in my size (the one I just bought goes to the husband), or even a 620. So if you run across a 19" frame, and can't...
06-29-05, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By Infodiva

I missed the price - what was it? Gotta see how...

I missed the price - what was it? Gotta see how it compares to the deal I got! jk!
Forum: Commuting
06-29-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,344
Posted By Infodiva

For a long time, I had only my Terry hybrid. I...

For a long time, I had only my Terry hybrid. I rode it back and forth to work, occasional errands, and sometimes on paved/crushed stone trails. It just wasn't versatile enough for me, and it was...
06-29-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,851
Posted By Infodiva

The 1985 brochure states that the 520 is also...

The 1985 brochure states that the 520 is also made of 531 tubing - I think all of the touring frames that year were.
06-28-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By Infodiva

Apparently the Helicomatic hub didn't work out on...

Apparently the Helicomatic hub didn't work out on the 720 I just picked up. The original owner replaced it with a Suzue sealed hub. I guess this gives more options, ultimately, for adding more...
06-28-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,851
Posted By Infodiva

Thanks for the info re: the frame. I'm looking...

Thanks for the info re: the frame. I'm looking for another 720 or a 520, and this will help me know which one to look out for.

The one I bought this weekend is the maroon/burgundy frameset....
06-28-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By Infodiva

That's a very nice bike! Looks factory new! Too...

That's a very nice bike! Looks factory new! Too bad for the original owner that he didn't ride it more often, but good for you.

My husband and I just picked up a 1985 720 this weekend. Serial...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Infodiva

Craigslist - check not just your city, also.

Craigslist - check not just your city, also.
06-27-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 70,231
Posted By Infodiva

Yeah, I know. But if you'd never heard it...

Yeah, I know. But if you'd never heard it pronounced...? I hadn't. Oh well.
06-27-05, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,639
Posted By Infodiva

I don't think you have to do it but once in a...

I don't think you have to do it but once in a blue moon, *maybe*. Sheldon Brown says, IIRC, that you really don't need to adjust it, and that it's easy to ruin a saddle if you aren't very careful....
06-27-05, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,639
Posted By Infodiva

My Team Pro S was comfortable right out of the...

My Team Pro S was comfortable right out of the box. Its first ride was 25 miles. Its next ride was 50 miles. I never felt any discomfort at all. I don't think it's related to weight of the rider, at...
06-25-05, 10:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,697
Posted By Infodiva

Umm, Niten exaggerates greatly. I didn't say he...

Umm, Niten exaggerates greatly. I didn't say he had to wear a helmet - it's totally up to him, and I rarely wear one myself. But, he likes to ride his bike at top speed on the MUP! He came home once...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,525
Posted By Infodiva

At conferences, many of my colleagues refuse to...

At conferences, many of my colleagues refuse to walk from the hotel to interesting places in the city where the conference is being held - such as art museums, arboretums, cool shopping districts, or...
06-24-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 70,231
Posted By Infodiva

Until Wednesday of this week, I'd never heard it...

Until Wednesday of this week, I'd never heard it pronounced at all. So I went into my local sporting goods store and asked for the THOOL truck bed bike stand. Boy, was my face red.
06-22-05, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,851
Posted By Infodiva

Living in a mostly flat area, I never do use my...

Living in a mostly flat area, I never do use my highest or lowest gear. I guess I'd consider changing the range for touring, if need be, but not right away. It won't be going up steep hills in the...
06-22-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,418
Posted By Infodiva

The husband and I both bought pairs of the...

The husband and I both bought pairs of the Specialized BG Gel gloves. I haven't had a chance to take them on a long-ish ride yet, but my husband wore them on a 15 mile ride the other day. They hurt...
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