Cool 29er ladies!

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  • 02-20-2006
    Pepperagge
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    Cool 29er ladies!
    Winter and snow are not stopping me from commuting with my bike. I am not in any way unique. Most people who are commuting by bike when the snow is not present are also bike commuting during the winter even with their children seated in child seats. In fact many old ladies at the research department where I work are also commuting, fighting their way through the snow. As most of you know almost all bikes here in Europe are rolling on 622 mm rims and usually equipped with pretty narrow tires. But lately I have spotted several old ladies on true “29ers”. They are riding a Skeppshult Soft (http://www.skeppshultcykeln.com/) rolling on Big Apple 60 mm (2.35”).
    Cool ladies I say
    :cool:
    Ride on
    P
  • 02-20-2006
    Pepperagge
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    A better picture of the "old lady 29er bike"
    P
  • 02-20-2006
    Enoch
    I'm just trippin' on the amount of Bike commuters, period.
    Makes me sad living here in the N.C. that we don't have a "bike friendly city".
  • 02-20-2006
    Cloxxki
    Great snow pics, I'm jealous! Those bike racks are the usual in my country.

    New 29"er find! I didn't know that one!
    Giant also has a bike on those tires, a KID'S CRUISER bike for school-commuting for crying out loud! So what are 26" wheels for then?

    Big Apple 2.35's actually handle snow quite well. I used them on a fresh 2-3" dump early this "winter", and they just zipp along in absolute silence. They offer quite a bit of cornering grip...up to a point... In a park we found a ~70m long triangular lap to do some night snbow crit action on. Great fun throwing a super-long XL Fisher with KM fork on thos tires into a 120º corner and just hoping the front won't wash out faster than you can grab the rear brake and unclip the left foot.

    My 80's townie on 622x35 road tires actually does quite well on the snow too, as long as you don't expect to take any turns, and the road is absolutely flat and smooth, definately not off-camber. Fun to overtake people walking their bike while I fly by, totally loaded with groceries :-)
  • 02-20-2006
    Guitar Ted
    Cool dropouts!
    That silver ladies bike has cool slots cut into the dropouts with loop stays like a Yeti. That's cool!

    People give me, "You're a freak" look while on my recent snow commutes! :p
  • 02-20-2006
    Aquaholic
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    This one kinda resembles the bike MotoMan's getting.
  • 02-20-2006
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    This one kinda resembles the bike MotoMan's getting.

    Ow ow OWWW! [yellow penalty flag]
  • 02-21-2006
    Pepperagge
    Yepp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    This one kinda resembles the bike MotoMan's getting.

    Yepp, now you know where Jeff Jones gets his inspiration from ;)
  • 02-21-2006
    Potential Roadkill
    Nothing like having one of those Lil ol ladies kick your butt
    Up a mountain.. had that happen, I was sucking for all the air I could get in my lungs one day and this lil ol ladie comes cruisin past on her narrow tired "29er" probably with an internal 3 speed hub. I rationalized it by saying she'd been riding that bike up that mountain for 60 years or so...
  • 02-21-2006
    Cloxxki
    Training in the highlands of Colombia, world class cyclists were pestered by small kids with schoolbags on noisy bikes, riding the mountains up faster than they could.

    Sure it wasn't an ugly guy in a dress pranking you?
  • 02-21-2006
    Quasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Big Apple 2.35's actually handle snow quite well. I used them on a fresh 2-3" dump early this "winter", and they just zipp along in absolute silence.

    Well, I suppose a 2-3" dump is pretty small compared to some of the horse piles I see on my trails, but I don't care how nice the Big Apple rides on them, I generally try to avoid riding on dumps. ;)