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02-25-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By chaiwalli

my 68-yr old mom wants to buy a bike.... suggestions?

Alright, I realize this post is related to C & V only insofar as my mom counts as 'classic' and calls herself 'vintage', but I am looking for suggestions for her for a "city" bike - something with a...
02-25-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By chaiwalli

my mom (age 68) wants to buy a bike - looking for recommendations

Hello all,

My mom (who lives in Charlottes, NC) has decided she wants to buy a bike. I think this is a BRILLIANT idea. Her (younger) husband thinks she's going to crash, but I think she should...
02-25-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By chaiwalli

actually, there are now direct flights into Cuba,...

actually, there are now direct flights into Cuba, a limited number of them. But as in the past, it's much easier just to go through Canada.

News link about the flights:...
10-06-11, 04:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,156
Posted By chaiwalli

The peninsula is a great, great place to live (I...

The peninsula is a great, great place to live (I just left there - Mountain View - for a job in Charlottesville, VA and miss it sorely). Lots and lots of great rides and clubs, everything from the...
09-11-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,977
Posted By chaiwalli

I have Velo Orange fenders and I can take out the...

I have Velo Orange fenders and I can take out the front quick release wheel to put in the back of my sport wagon just as easy as I could without them....Not a problem at all.

I really like those...
09-10-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By chaiwalli

biking in Minneasota and having DQ Blizzard...

biking in Minneasota and having DQ Blizzard breaks - that's exactly how I grew up! brought back great memories....

9, 29, 4, 3, 38, 20, 7, 2, 0
Miles rode, age of bike, stops made (LBS, post...
09-04-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14,431
Views: 3,284,131
Posted By chaiwalli

+1 Do what you can to get the cruiser back...

+1

Do what you can to get the cruiser back to its owner, who's probably longing for it......
09-04-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 827,643
Posted By chaiwalli

good for you, Italuminium! I was hoping to get my...

good for you, Italuminium! I was hoping to get my pilot's license... but then I had a baby instead :-) Now, my life is all about tricking out the streamers on her hot pink 12" wheel bike.... it's...
09-02-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,955
Posted By chaiwalli

how sweet is that ride??!? awesome luck you.

how sweet is that ride??!?

awesome luck you.
08-29-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 827,643
Posted By chaiwalli

Italuminium, do you have your pilot's license?...

Italuminium, do you have your pilot's license? what plane is that? any pics of from the side or of the cockpit?
08-29-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By chaiwalli

YAY! I'm such a sucker for a happy...

YAY!

I'm such a sucker for a happy ending.......

(I read your blog and really enjoyed all the Ireland photos and tales, BTW.)

Glad all is rolling along smoothly now. It always impresses me...
08-27-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By chaiwalli

I'm with Kurt: get the apology and your money...

I'm with Kurt: get the apology and your money back. Then take it to the trustworthy fixit fella.

That will give you peace of mind.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this. It seems like someone...
08-27-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By chaiwalli

could it be that someone else also worked on the...

could it be that someone else also worked on the bike?

i do hope you get a refund and i would definitely take it to the other guy you trust: your mental health is worth the drive and effort :-)
08-26-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By chaiwalli

that's a pretty nice retirement! I think my...

that's a pretty nice retirement! I think my Raleigh is more partial to gin and tonics and pomegranate martinis, but they'd probably be great pals anyways....

A Bobike Jr. is a child seat that...
08-26-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By chaiwalli

thank you, Sykerocker! Such a great resource to...

thank you, Sykerocker! Such a great resource to know you are there! I don't have enough posts (I just discovered) to send you a PM, but can you send me one? Or email me @ luckycupcafe [at] gmail.com...
08-25-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By chaiwalli

can I put a Bobike Jr. on an old 1979 Raleigh Sports?

I'm wondering about whether the bike (2030 steel) will hold up to that? Goodness knows, it's already old and hardy, but still.... anyone have any experience using or mounting a Bobike Jr.? Anything...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By chaiwalli

I can send PM looks like, as I'm still too new....

I can send PM looks like, as I'm still too new. But I wanted to ask about the child seat - do you still have it?
08-24-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By chaiwalli

I ride a fair amount, but really don't have much...

I ride a fair amount, but really don't have much experience in wrenching (grad school, work, child) - I'd give it a go, but one bike is used for hauling a child trailer and the other one, the Raleigh...
08-23-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By chaiwalli

whatta lucky gal! that's a great bike! I...

whatta lucky gal! that's a great bike!

I agree and think she'll love it!
08-23-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By chaiwalli

thank you - that's helpful! I think Syklo has...

thank you - that's helpful! I think Syklo has gone out of business, alas: seems like a hub for my tribe. I'm thinking that the mixte (which has 12 speeds) will be better than the Raleigh on these...
08-23-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,300
Posted By chaiwalli

I just moved to Charlottesville from California -...

I just moved to Charlottesville from California - I've felt a lot of earthquakes in my life, but *that* was scary.....
08-23-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By chaiwalli

I thought about that, but what with having a...

I thought about that, but what with having a little one starting a new preschool, me with new job, new place, and general need to surf transitions, my need to ride beats out my desire to learn to...
08-23-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By chaiwalli

hmmm.... my daughter does need a new...

hmmm.... my daughter does need a new bicycle........hmmmmtemptation......
08-23-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By chaiwalli

moving, vintage bikes need reassembly - know a good LBS in Charlottesville, VA?

thread name pretty much says it all: I have two bikes - a 1979 Raleigh with rod brakes and an older mixte - that are being shipped to Charlottesville, VA. I don't know the bike shops around here and...
08-13-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 42,184
Posted By chaiwalli

I am 42, still have my 1985 Bridgestone T500...

I am 42, still have my 1985 Bridgestone T500 (though the paint is terribly faded and I'm thinking to have it redone sometime in the next year). All the bikes I've bought after that are even older :-)
07-30-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By chaiwalli

He definitely is a hero to me. He's lively,...

He definitely is a hero to me. He's lively, sincere, dedicated. He's taught me the importance of being courteous as a prelude to being kind - a kind of warmth and heartiness that in my mind is one of...
07-30-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By chaiwalli

my 77-yr old friend and his 60-yr old Raleigh

I ran into an old (and older) friend this afternoon - he was biking ahead of me and I could barely catch up until we had to cross a bridge. He's 77 yrs. old and still speeding along in the best of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,687
Posted By chaiwalli

p.s. nya: Durian. yes or no?

p.s. nya: Durian. yes or no?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,687
Posted By chaiwalli

you HAVE to use your horn - otherwise, how will...

you HAVE to use your horn - otherwise, how will people know that you're actually a vehicle! horn = moving vehicle.
I never got to Malacca when I lived in Aceh years ago and these photos only make me...
07-26-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By chaiwalli

that story made my day, maybe my week. :-)

that story made my day, maybe my week. :-)
07-26-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By chaiwalli

thanks for your help discerning! the painting guy...

thanks for your help discerning! the painting guy loooved the blue and mixed up a really cool flake-y/frosty/sparkly version. he paints loads of bike for Rivendell so he said he'll make it different...
07-25-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By chaiwalli

from another SFBay area ad last week (down now,...

from another SFBay area ad last week (down now, but I sent it to a friend):

"When I came across this bike I trembled with excitement. It was as, if not more, exciting than the first time I took...
07-25-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By chaiwalli

what color to paint a 1982 Bridgestone Spica mixte?

Hello,

This is my first ever post.... so hello again :-) I am finally getting round to fixing up my 1982 Bridgestone mixte, a Spica. I've been hauling around a child trailer so using my Canondale...
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