I thought I would upload some still pictures of the 2014 REI Novara Ponderosa cracked aluminum frame. The bike only came with a 1 year satisfaction guarantee, so the frame is not under any type of warranty.Continue reading
This is an old REI Novara Ponderosa mountain bike. I used the bike quite a few times to go trail riding in high desert area’s around the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, and for commuting around the Valley. At one point I even had a Honda GS31 gas powered engine attached to the seat stays for powering the rear wheel. Continue reading
Bell got their start over 50 years ago making racing helmets here in the USA. Now you see the Bell name on products ranging from motorcycle helmets to bicycle accessories. Most of those products are no longer manufactured here at home, but what is now days? Continue reading
I found a Bell Catalyst 200 Mini Bicycle U-lock in Walmart marked down from $11 to $2. It was marked down because someone opened the package and lost the keys. I purchased the lock and took it home, and was able to pick the lock open and determine the key code. With the key code I was able to make a key and have a working bicycle lock. Continue reading
So here’s my bicycle light story. Most of my commute is on back roads in a rural area during day light hours. The total trip is between 12 and 15 miles depending on my destination and stops. For about 2 miles I am forced to ride on a 2-lane hightway with all traffic going in the same direction. My biggest safety concern is being hit from behind on this highway, so I ride with a tail light and no headlight.
First let me start off by saying I am very happy with this bicycle. I managed to ride approximately 2000 miles, and it has been a very reliable and comfortable bike for commuting. During that time I only encountered a few problems.