Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.
Continental Explorer Pros with a spiffy orange tread. I've been riding this bike on mixed-terrain Marin Headlands rides with Carlos, and the previous tires I was using (Specialized Nimbus) just weren't cutting it in the dirt, so I figured I'd try these. Explorer Pros are definitely not cross-terrain tires, but I'm hoping the smaller knobbies won't buzz too much on the pavement.
limobike) so I was happy to help him out. He gave me this frame in return, saying it wasn't something he could bear to cut up for parts, but that he'd never use it, either. I'd wanted a largish, early-model MTB frame to build up with m-bars into an all-rounder for some time, so it was a perfect trade. The bike's built up with a Terry saddle and platform pedals for my wife to ride...hopefully. Here's a similar bike at the First Flight Bicycles MTB museum website.