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    my newest commuter buy . Post yours

    I jsust got a set of these bags to get the weight off my back. Boy do I love them for my 12 mile commute.

    Bontrager Basic Pannier - Bags - Accessories -Trek Store
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    My latest commuter buy was two months ago. Not as exciting as yours, but I was pretty danged happy to be rid of the scuffs on the old set.
    Clear Protective Eyewear, Clear, Bouton 4400 UFO Stargaze (1 Each) - Amazon.com
    Recalculating....

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    The latest purchase on my commuter was a set of new tires. When I first started commuting I still had the stubby off road tires. With these bad boys I took about 9 minutes off my commute time.

    Continental Town & Country Urban Bicycle Tire : Amazon.com : Sports & Outdoors

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    Finally admitted my mistake to myself, broke down and bought this
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carradice...amp-prod17553/
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    very nice keep them coming and enjoy your rides
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    I needed to switch tail lights as my current one works on seat posts and when I rigged it to work on my Topeak beam rack it sticks up on the back, making the rack or light useless depending on what's being done.

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    So I decided to pick up one of Topeak's newest lights.

    Amazon.com: Topeak Light Rear Redlite Aura: Sports & Outdoors

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    nice set up on light on the fork leg
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    I decided to put the Whisky No 5 carbon fork onto my On-One Pompetamine today. I got the crown race transferred over so I could do a dry fit of the fork on the bike. Looks pretty good. Steerer is a hair too long, so I need to cut it. Have a cutting guide on the way and will have to push the star nut a little deeper to get the headset preload set right before I go on a test ride. blue actually doesn't look bad there on the bike, even though everything else is either black, red, or creamy white. Shaves a significant amount of weight off the front end, too.

    Anxious to see how it feels WRT road buzz. I have a little more front tire capacity now. Not that it matters for the rear, though.

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    Complete replacement of my commuter this year (okay 2 months ago, but still my latest commute-specific purchase) - KONAWORLD

    About 1000 km so far and loving it!

    Also, since I dislike using clipless pedals in urban environments at rush hour, picked up some bmx pedals and these - Kursk Bike Sneaker Black | Urban Bike Sneaker | Chrome Industries

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    I ended up buying a new/used Trek Transport a few weeks back. Here's a pic of it the day I towed my old commuter (86' Klein Pinnacle Elite) home from the office. I still ride the Klein once in a while but love the 56lb Trek for it's utilitarian (SUV of bikes) approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    nice set up on light on the fork leg
    I was experimenting with different positions for that test. But my preference is
    on my helmet. Here's me with my old SSC P7 flashlight:

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    Very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    I ended up buying a new/used Trek Transport a few weeks back. Here's a pic of it the day I towed my old commuter (86' Klein Pinnacle Elite) home from the office. I still ride the Klein once in a while but love the 56lb Trek for it's utilitarian (SUV of bikes) approach.
    How does the towed bike track? does the wheel track directly behind the front wheel, or does it track behind the center of the rack/Transport? I've seen another transport owner with a fork QR mounted on the rear "bumper" bar of the Transport, but your solution looks cheap and easy if it works.

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    I got fast tires....holy crap I feel like I'm cheating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Tiki View Post
    How does the towed bike track? does the wheel track directly behind the front wheel, or does it track behind the center of the rack/Transport? I've seen another transport owner with a fork QR mounted on the rear "bumper" bar of the Transport, but your solution looks cheap and easy if it works.
    The bike tracks OK. Yes, the rear tracks behind the front as long as when you tie the towed bike to the Trek very tight. The towed bike needs to be straight upright. I tied the bike by two places on the wheel (three would be even better) and the fork via bungee cords. Have to remember there isn't any weight on the back of the Klein so if you happen to hit a big enough bump at an angle, the bike will bounce off the ground and pull a bit on the back of the Trek. So just like towing anything else, you need to be a bit careful but I did 10 miles this way with mixed bag of terrain (all road and sidewalks and bike paths so to speak).

    The problem with using a QR fork mount is there needs to be a pivot (up and down) between the towed bike and the Trek for those times you hit bumps or go through elevation changes between the the two.

    Hope that helps, it does work, just remember, you're not riding a "single" bike so to speak so you can't crank turns and hit bumps so aggressively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby P View Post
    I got fast tires....holy crap I feel like I'm cheating.


    Haha!! Nice. Kinda how I felt when I put the slicks on my Klein years ago. Putting a rack on the rear of the bike will make it even more useful. I like the old school cranks and drivetrain.

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    I guess the new 28 mm tires replacing the 32 mm ones count then.

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    Re: my newest commuter buy . Post yours

    I got one of those topeak easy locking racks and a matching bag with zip out panniers. Way more comfortable than backpack and I can pick up a respectable amount of groceries on my way to/from work if need arises.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Haha!! Nice. Kinda how I felt when I put the slicks on my Klein years ago. Putting a rack on the rear of the bike will make it even more useful. I like the old school cranks and drivetrain.

    That stuff was pretty badass when I built that bike 17 years a go.....lol. Hell thats my new bike, here's my normal commuter.

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    my newest commuter buy . Post yours



    All City Nature Boy.

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    All City Nature Boy. Purchased last week.

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