Share good ideas and conversation.   Login, Join Us, or Take a Tour!
comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  128 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

Badass! What you ridin'?

steve  ·  128 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Novara Buzz. It’s REI’s commuter. Nothing fancy. I bought from a dude on Craigslist. It might be stolen. But Karma is weird like that. Member when my bike got stolen a few years ago? It’s just a two year newer version of the same bike. Different color. And cheap enough to make me think it’s hot.

kleinbl00  ·  128 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is why mine is covered in stickers. It probably wouldn't stop someone seriously interested in it but if nothing else, I've lowered the resale value.

steve  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·  

funny enough... I think REI made this model poo brown and non-flashy for that very reason.

kleinbl00  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's got discs though, and "novarra" is REI-speak.

"Poo brown" is a thing. I fell in love with a Specialized Diverge last year but it was only available in Used Wrigley's Spearmint Gum Green and Dropped Creamsicle On The Sidewalk Orange. This year they've reverted to gray on the spendy ones and gray is an option on the cheap ones.

steve  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·  

the discs.... how do I love them. Since the previous theft I had been rocking a pretty sweet late 90s Canondale road bike with frame shifters and all... she's fast, but the ancient caliper brakes left me feeling amazingly unsafe.

kleinbl00  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Caliper brakes are fine in the desert. I do just dandy with 'em. Up here? That whole "go through grass no longer stop" aspect is straight bullshit.

I'm about 6 months away from plowing through 10k miles on my beastie. I may or may not reward myself with a new rig after.

steve  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·  

10k on a bike is really something... and those aren't easy miles.