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    I put about 1200-1500 miles a year on this puppy, 95% of that just going back and forth to work. When looking at the picture, I was like "oh, this is an old picture,I should take some new ones." But then I realized that the bike has not changed at all besides new tires and bar tape. And no, those fenders don't really fit. Amazingly, even with all those xmas light in the last picture, I STILL would have people that wouldn't see me until the last second.

    I also JUST TODAY broke the Brooks saddle that is on there - the tension bolt just snapped in half, and upon taking the saddle off, I realized that there was also a broken rivet. Any way to get these things fixed?
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    How in the world did you manage to wire the lights into your wheels?

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    I carefully and tightly zip-tied the battery packs to the spokes near the hubs. The battery packs weren't the highest quality, but i managed to make it work. I used those thick zip-ties that are used to package new bikes. I then strung the lights around the wheel from the hub, using zip-ties and rubber bands at each spoke. The toughest thing was securely orienting each bulbs so that it wouldn't twist its way out of place and start clicking on the fork blades or frame. you can kind of see them in that photo...

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    here is my current ride

    and the highlight of my commute
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    my ride. so happy to be riding to work... have no idea what took me this long!







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    This is my do all bike. It's an older Trek 7000 mountain bike. I use it on the weekends for riding on singletrak trails with the wife, and now commute with it twice a week 22 miles each day. I hope to one day be able to afford another bike so I can make this just a casual trail bike.

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    I commute on nearly all my bikes... got this one on Sunday and am loving it.


    1948 Rudge Whitworth Roadster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    1948 Rudge Whitworth Roadster
    CHAINRING!
    Does it have a 3-speed hub? Kinda looks like it to me, but I`m not familiar enough to be sure. Looks like a rod brake too. Any more pics?

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    my main commuter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    CHAINRING!
    Does it have a 3-speed hub? Kinda looks like it to me, but I`m not familiar enough to be sure. Looks like a rod brake too. Any more pics?
    Yep... it has a buttery smooth 3 speed hub and rod brakes that actually work really well in stopping the bike which can cruise at a pretty good clip.

    I started a thread at Bike Forums and the other Rudge bikes posted in that thread are some of the best vintage bike porn I have ever seen. I can't wait until I get the cosmetic restoration done on the bike so it looks that pretty.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=408269
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_davis_jr
    my main commuter...

    I swear I've seen this bike are you from the hamilton area by chance and do you ride done by hutch's restaurant at all?

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    For tomorrow's commute I'm going fixed on my mtb / tourer which really was built for commuting...



    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    I have the pleasure of living in the great northern plain. Here are some cell phone pictures i took of my commute this morning. 5-10-08. Real pretty and all, but not my idea of a fun may morning.
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    Wow! Still snow on the ground!

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    LOVING the commuting! can't believe it took me this long. a few from my commute home:







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    Here's mine. Use it nearly year 'round. Or as long as the kids will let me. They get kinda crabby in the cold. Its an old Trek 410 or something I've had for about a decade. Its seen a few variations. From Roadie to CX'er(brazed on the canti studs) to its current iteration. I like this one the best. Its smooth and comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelesspoet
    I have the pleasure of living in the great northern plain. Here are some cell phone pictures i took of my commute this morning. 5-10-08. Real pretty and all, but not my idea of a fun may morning.
    My condolences- yes it`s pretty, but I bet you`re plenty sick of it by now. Hope you get a nice streak soon.

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    Here's mine. A 1977 Austro-Daimler Inter-10. Resurrected as a single speed commuter with my finest rattle can paint job. Much smoother and faster than my previous commuter, a redline monocog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galleywench
    Here's mine. A 1977 Austro-Daimler Inter-10. Resurrected as a single speed commuter with my finest rattle can paint job. Much smoother and faster than my previous commuter, a redline monocog.
    Hey man sweet ride but you should align your valves with your continental tire logo for perfection sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dekes
    Hey man sweet ride but you should align your valves with your continental tire logo for perfection sake.
    Thanks, and your right... those are the only pix I have taken of the bike but rest assured I have corrected the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyonisis
    (UK). 8 miles every day - 4 miles of those are a pretty annoying shallow climb - 200m is a near vertical climb that I have to get of for Good for the calves though, ill get pics. I have a car but choose to ride - love it, rain or shine. In fact though people think i'm mad I enjoy riding in the rain, especially in summer. Its the wind I hate with a passion!!!
    Have to agree with you there. Nothing ruins my rider faster than a stiff head or crosswind. Of course my commute runs right along an airport (not a busy one) so there are nice open plains that ensure I get to experience every bit of wind there is to behold.

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    Here's my rig in commuter/night road riding form with the slicks, lights, and bottle cage on it.





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    One sweet looking ride you've got there.

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    Nice bike but I would want more stopping power

    Quote Originally Posted by eightballrj
    Here's my rig in commuter/night road riding form with the slicks, lights, and bottle cage on it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    My condolences- yes it`s pretty, but I bet you`re plenty sick of it by now. Hope you get a nice streak soon.
    Yeah, its pretty severe up here at times. One week later its 80 and im fighting a 25-30 mph head wind coming home. If it didn't get to 20 below in winter I would sell my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    Nice bike but I would want more stopping power

    Haha, I get that comment a good bit. I am a big guy(240ish) and use the bike to do pretty much everything that I will encounter. So, I figured that while I was putting discs on the bike(it was a non disc model) that I would go ahead and get the largest I would need.
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    Salsa Ala'Carte Commuter Updated Photo

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    By the way I've canned the trailer for all but bike camping. It has just proven to be too cumbersome for me to use for daily commuting duty. I am hoping that the garment bag and rack remove the only aggrivation from my commute.
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    CrossCheck

    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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    Nice!!

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    1970-something raleigh 5 speed. just inherited from my dad for next semesters commute.

    (note the garmin 305 rubber-banded on because i'm too cheap to buy another handle bar mount)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainring-tattoo
    1970-something raleigh 5 speed. just inherited from my dad for next semesters commute.

    (note the garmin 305 rubber-banded on because i'm too cheap to buy another handle bar mount)

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    wow... that is a beauty all right

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    That Raleigh is a gem!
    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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    My custom built Trek 7500... it makes light work of wind, rain, hills, rough terrain, and epic distances after seeing a bunch of modifications and is also deceivingly fast.



    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    07 Monocog 29er

    44:16 gearing for a flat commute. Big Apples are soooo much fun!
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    Springrubber: Great looking bike!

    How do you like the post mounted rack? My commuter doesn't have brazeons and I am trying to figure out the best option for mounting a rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trial1
    Springrubber: Great looking bike!

    How do you like the post mounted rack? My commuter doesn't have brazeons and I am trying to figure out the best option for mounting a rack.
    Thanks. The rack so far has done very well. It comes with shims for the seatpost. The rack is made by Topeak and uses their track system for the bag which doubles as my lunch
    pail. With my lunch, I still have enough room to carry a pump, tube, full size ipod and and power cable, lock/cable, and can strap an article of clothing on top. This does not include the side pockets! The actual rack also has a drawer that can hold a multi-tool and road tube but thats about it because its quite small. The rack also has a built in bungie cord in the event you do not want to use a bag and has a removable reflector on the back so you can replace with a blinkie. The Topeak is a bit more spendier but well worth it. I highly recommend.

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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone commute on pitch dark single track? I'm using a led head light that I picked up at the hardware store, but its not all that bright... Been thinking of getin a regular non LED type headlight( the kind campers use on their heads). Anyone out there doing it?

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    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmf
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone commute on pitch dark single track? I'm using a led head light that I picked up at the hardware store, but its not all that bright... Been thinking of getin a regular non LED type headlight( the kind campers use on their heads). Anyone out there doing it?
    for dark singletrack: http://www.jetlites.com/index.html
    my brand of choice and there are several other quality brands too.

    Just started commuting but have been using these on the trails for awhile. They are an overkill for city streets but a necessity for singletrack. much more lumens then the commuter lights or the hiking headlamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    I think she is set on a Soho 1 if it fits, her exact words "fast but comfortable and doesn't look like my moms"

    My commuter and cruiser



    I upgraded my mountain bike to a FS and put 1.75 sized street tires on my hard-tail F7 for a commuter but it was geared to low for pavement and ended up spinning myself silly.

    I bought a Marin Muirwoods 29er after selling the F7 it worked out less that converting the mountain bike and a better riding position for the street. I have over 300 miles on it so far and its really working out great.

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    Hey, it's home.

    Here's mine. Ugly, check. Slow, check. Sturdy, check. I call it "Ironhide".


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    Here's my not rainy day commuter. My first FS. Lovin it! Makes the ol commute soooo much smoother! Part of the commute is on a paved path along a river, some streets / sidewalks, some trails and the occasional mild DH and jumping up and down things round town.

    One thing I really like about the FS is you can be lazy. Before on the rigid I'd have to use alotta body english to keep things smooth.... Now, with the FS when I'm feelin pooped out or lazy I just let the sus do the work! Ahhh!!! Nice!!!
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    Here is my fleet of commuters, probably better suited to the Vintage/Retro forum.

    1987 Trek with Easton frametubes.
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    Specialized Globe with F/R drum brakes from EBay.
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    My Ron Cooper was a fixed gear but the cogs came back on for my commute through the hills.
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    I added discs to this Diamondback Voyager cuz I wanted to.
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    I used to commute on a mountain bike with a rear rack, lights, etc. But now I have a 2008 Specialized Tricross with Time Z pedals. This bike is my general commuter/fitness bike.

    I just finished making some changes to it such as switching out the road bars for a set of Easton risers, Deore dual brake levers/shifters and Specialized Ergo grips. I just didn't like the drop bars. They were too narrow and causing tremendous pain in my elbows and shoulders.

    I've got 2 Knog Frog lights on the bars (one red, one white) and 1 Planet Bike blinky on the rear. This bike is smooth and handles well even with me at over 300lbs!!! But that will soon change.

    Hot off the shelf!!!


    Current Setup...


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    Crescent City Commuter Deux

    This is my converted Klein. I went from hard tail to soft for off road, so I put the love of my life to good use. Super reflective, HID headlight with rear and side lights, my night commute home is safer than my morning to work...








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    Pretty cool mudflaps, Cleo. But where are the rest of your spokes?

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    i tore them out for weight savings... rotational and whatnot. actually, this bike benefits from the trickle down theory of bicycle economics. what comes off the mountain bike goes to this guy. mt. bike's going disk, so the crossmax sl's go to the commuter. everyone's happy. even with 35 lbs in the back, they're working fine, and provide a soothing click-click-click in those coasting moments.

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    new pic

    already posted but I love this pic so much indulge me please,
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    Here's mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez
    already posted but I love this pic so much indulge me please,
    How'dja get the nice even white background?

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    just a "white wall" paper scroll in my buddies photo studio.
    It was a quick down and dirty couple of shots.
    You can see some nasty shadows in the big versions.
    I'm wanna put it on a retro shirt I'm thinking up.

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    My new (to me) Soma Smoothie out on its maiden voyage.


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    My commuter bike

    Put this in the wrong place. Sorry I thought this was the end of the thread.
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    My dual purpose commuter

    This is my get to work vehicle. It also does xc duty on the weekends and holidays. I just got the new wheels and put slicks on them so I don't mess my knobs up. I will get a rack for the back so I don't backpack it. I ride about 5 miles each way to work.
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    Me too!

    Nice ride, Bugsly- I like the wheels. My off roader is a Blast too, but looks a lot different from yours. I don`t think they`d be mistaken for twins!
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    My Cannondale commuter. Fun, fast, and smooth.

    Chris
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    My '87 Kuwahara Cascade... fixed gear conversion.



    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    Here's my new commuter bike

    Felt Dispatch - already have over 300 miles on it, works great as a road bike too, just have to spin faster...

    Just Ride!

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    Cafe Adventure Touring

    i dig this bike... vulpine 2.1's and still able to keep up with a roadie group ride... i just put the racks on... loading touring is still new to this bike... but i think the time is coming up soon.



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    I'm going to start commuting next week - on one of these
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    Probably the road bike - I have a 35 mile round trip.

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    Love your bike!!!

    Love your bike!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    i dig this bike... vulpine 2.1's and still able to keep up with a roadie group ride... i just put the racks on... loading touring is still new to this bike... but i think the time is coming up soon.



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    here's mine just got it about a month ago. has around 550 miles on it now :P
    flipped bars and new bar ends. 6 LED headlight and rear tailight and cateye computer
    :P



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    '08 Giant Yukon with Schwinn cruiser tires for a cushy ride (and cheap).


    Vintage Peugeot on original tires. I've been commuting daily since I found this thing a few weeks ago. Much faster and more enjoyable to commute on than the Yukon. The roadie-bug has officially bitten me.

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    Old Balance AL450 with some tweaks...

    Started partial commuting two weeks ago, put in 160 miles. Double whammy...saving gas, losing weight (I'm 40lbs over!)...
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    Been driving my new SUV the past few days...

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    I like the set-up. I've got a dew deluxe, How are you liking the Ultegra on it? I was thinking about getting a nice road crank for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulitik
    I like the set-up. I've got a dew deluxe, How are you liking the Ultegra on it? I was thinking about getting a nice road crank for mine.
    was the question addressed to me?

    I like the Ultegras very much.... however I did need to use one 0.7mm spacer on each side in order to clear the chainstays on my Dew.....

    I suppose if you go for a triple instead of a double like I did, clearance should be better...

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    i havent owned a car for a few years now...
    so all my bikes are commuter bikes... except the road bike... of course, of which i never seem to ride.

    ???

    oh... cuz its simply too specific. its for SPORT. while i can get sport out of any bike i ride, its the "doing something" after the "sport" that ultimately expands the Bicycle Lifestyle.

    some of the bikes...

    Surly Pugsley... when i was living in Ventura... 6am... Metrolink rail to Union Station, LA... $11 each way.

    a cool old schwinn cruiser my brother put together... commute bike, for rolling to and from the shop he works at (Power Plant Choppers)

    and of course... The Big Dummy... on AmTrak, Pacific Surfliner... Ventura to Santa Barbara.

    last one... Big Dummy on the Cone Peak trail in the Ventana Wilderness. Monterey to Nacimiento Ferguson Rd, via HWY1, then up to Cone Peak Rd. (fire road), then hike to the top of Cone Peak. (5,155ft).


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    Here is my current commuter. I bought a Norco Plateau frame from my LBS, installed a Nashbar ridig fork, and went with a 1x8 drivetrain. My commute is 18kms one way on major highway, gravel/dirt road and suburbia. Or 9kms if I'm at a client site.

    I have been commuting to work since I was 14 (I'm 41 now). No plans to stop.
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    A commuting board on MTBR!

    Never noticed this forum before...

    My commute is 10 miles each way and is half on the dirt of South Mountain trails. The other half I ride mostly on sidewalks as they are big and wide with few actually ever walking on them. Once at work there are shower facilities and lockers where I can store shoes, towel, supplies. With gas over $4/gallon, I am saving about $4.50 every time I commute to work by bike and my work place offers incentives for alternative travel - it's a sliding scale where you earn more the more you commute. I'm at about 17.5 cents per mile. So, every time I commute to work there is an extra $8 in my pocket! In June I logged 260 commuting miles. Yes, I know I am lucky to have all these factors fall into place to make it so easy. And it hardly ever rains! However, all is not easy going here in Phx - it has been around 110F on my commute home last few weeks and my morning rides are around 90. Yup, it's furnace time down here in the land of the sun. When under 110F I have no problems, but when it's over 110 then it gets hard to breath

    Last week I put together a little photojournal of my commute when I ride the Salsa.
    Enjoy:

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    Pretty much stock late 90's Trek 7000 (former race rig)


    Geax Roadster tires, WTB Speed V saddle, Surly Instigator Fork.

    Thinking Fenders are next. I don't commute far and when I do go far its to fish so I bring the gas hog behind the bike, but it'd be nice to stay clean during mud season here in the ADK's.

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    Mine.


    Lights added as needed. Lock(s) get thrown in if going elswhere than straight to work. (have an Abus lock and cable setup that just stays where I park at work, meaning I don't have to schlepp it to and fro)

    One waterproof rear pannier for my work junk. Two REI house brand open top "grocery getter" bags. Messenger bag or back pack if wanting a bit more carrying capacity, as well as a drybag that I can stick on top of the rack.

    A Sturmey-Archer 8spd internal hub/rear wheel setup is on the way and will be going on. Doing the bigger grocery run thing with the fixed rear is getting old. Got a rear mini-v brake setup to throw on and use with the other lever. Keen SPD sandals rock for commuting/cruising around in hot weather!

    Mrs. Scrubs bike.


    One of my old mtbs setup for her. Fits here well. Easily swapped back to trail duty should she decide she'd like to try that...
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    my dedicated 29er based on an Outcast frame. It'll be a 9 speed soon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    Whoohoo! Don`t forget to report on your Sram hub. I have a Nexus 8 on mine and the same front hub as you- it`s a pretty nice combo.

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    1990 GT Zaskar MTB'muter

    I had a GT Karakorum K2 as my first mountain bike - the cool purple with pink platter painted one! Wish I still had it but I sold it to a friend.

    This is my GT Zaskar "Cali-Made" MTB'muter





    Frame:
    GT Zaskar [1990]

    Handlebars and Stem: Tioga | Tioga DH

    Fork and Headset: Rock Shock Judy | Dia-Comp Aheadset

    Front wheel: Bontrager Rim/Hub with straight-lace spokes [commuter]

    Rear wheel: Mavic 121 SUP with heavy guage spokes | Maxxis 2.3 tire

    I have a brand new never used XTR Hubs - same year as my bike and just found some brand new - never used Mavic 217's, the one's with the purple-to-gold iridescent look!!!

    Crankset and Bottom bracket: Stock Shamino DX

    Saddle and Seat Post: WTB | Stock post

    Pedals and Chain: Shamino DHX Platform

    Cog/Gearing et cetera: 3 in the floor and a bunch out back.

    This bike has been my do-it-all bike, and yes, since 1990! Riding the local mountains and trails, commuting to work and weekend rides on tarmac with the sound of knobbies slapping!!! It's so old for modern times, it's almost vintage, but not quite, just old. But for those of you who remember the coolest MTB shop - The Bike Beat in Orange, Ca will know old...

    MY COMMUTE: 19-miles one way.
    My first commute by bike to Foothill Ranch from Costa Mesa:
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    Romic

    Note the World Championship stripes.


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    My new to me 07 Surly Cross-Check. I got it about a month ago and have several hundred miles on it already. I bought the frame used from the owner of Revolution Cycles in Eugene, Oregon and he kindly left some very nice components on it. I haven't ridden on the road for a long time and I'm really enjoying it. Riding to work and getting a workout for my mtb passion is pretty sweet as well. I need a set of panniers and a good head light/tail light combo, but otherwise I'm pretty satisfied. Props to Revolution Cycles for getting me set-up proper.

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    Since I got the Monkey to handle off-road duties, my Monocog got commuterized!

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    I'm not the only one that believes in BEING SEEN!
    Damn straight. That striped tape reflects FAR (at least in my parking lot field tests )

    I also have tape on my helmet...in addition to the two rear blinkies and two front steady/blinky, I have a blinky on my helmet and one on my backpack as well. You can never be too safe. I'm looking into Tireflys (Tireflies, to use proper grammar) as well.

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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    You can never be too safe. I'm looking into Tireflys (Tireflies, to use proper grammar) as well.
    I never thought of using those, that would work great. I've seen them in the sand dunes when we go riding and they are bright.

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    the dummy
    about 4 months now i guess...
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    envious

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    the dummy
    about 4 months now i guess...
    I wish I was in the States so I could get one of those. The shipping is awful for that size frame.

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    My commute is a little under 5 miles so I built up this for speed and simplicity. I now look forward to the ride to work.
    Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.

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    Not Worthy.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam
    Note the World Championship stripes.

    Though there are Stripes on the bike, a Romic never earned them. I worked for them for a short time and we were nolonger allowed to put the stripe decals on.

    Nice bike. Good to see it in use still!

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    I guess my last post here got booted...oh well.

    I'm riding a slightly modified Specialized Tricross and my wife rides a Kona Dew Plus (which she waited almost 2 months for). I got the Tricross to get into the "roadie" scene but the narrow drop bars weren't agreeing with my wide shoulders. Made my elbows hurt too.

    My commute to work is 4 miles one way plus I use the bike for general fitness and conditioning for trail riding. Carbon fork is great even under my 300lb frame. No issues in the 5 months I've been riding it.

    My wife is still new to the commuting scene and is not yet sure of what accessories she wants and like a "SMART" husband, I'm staying out of it until asked to do otherwise.

    Tricross is stock except for:

    - Easton riser bars with BG lock on grips
    - Adjustable stem
    - Deore Dual shift/brake levers
    - Time Z pedals
    - Older BG saddle

    Toys include:

    - Axiom Streamliner rear rack
    - Planet Bike Blinky rear light
    - 2 Knog Frog lights (1red/1 white) for the front (makes me look like the PO-LEECE)
    - Mountain Bar End Mirror





    Eat to Live...not the other way around

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    I built up a path racer around a 1940 CCM frame and the bike has been seeing some good commuting miles...

    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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    Work Buddy setup

    Work Buddy setup.
    Pic from our current job bike parking lot:


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    Here's mine.
    On-One 456 with their steel fork.
    Cranks have been replaced by XT mtb cranks, with just the big ring bolted in the middle ring position. Road cranks always hurt my knees, no matter what I do.
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    Just a new saddle and bars but I had to shoot more photos.

    Marin Muirwoods 29er, came with a really nice WTB seat but have been wanting to give the Brooks a try and (My girl friend came through with a great early birthday present) and the stock really wide bars are now gone and replaced with the bars from her F7 (to narrow for a mountain bike but just perfect for my commuter)








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    new updates

    I got my Brooks b17 and mtx rack and bag and xc717 w/slicks and this baby commutes very nicely through my short 6 mile jaunt.
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    ever seen one of these?

    This is going to be my wife's commuter. She didn't like the speedy slim seat that came with it, so my old WTB and thuddy are doing the job until her B17 and thomson make it here soon.
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    Oops, it's a Bianchi Cielo.

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    Long time lurker of this great forum here. I started using my bike to commute to work (NYC). My legs aren't quite up to the task yet but I'm getting there. Here are some pics.








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    My second commuter bic which is the hybrid polygon heist. Aka 'Red Hairy'
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