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    What kind of a helmet is that?



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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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    Looks like a Giro Zen helmet.
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    Revived Mongoose Zuma. I added drum brakes and a 7 spd dropout derailleur to make an "Old School" commuter.
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    This is my commuter. It's officially the biggest piece of $#%@! ever. I just picked it up for $100 and thought I was getting a good deal but it doesn't look like it. It must have been really abused. BB is bad, headset creeks and is a little stiff, pedals are bent, rear rim has a moderate dent from a curb, front derailleur was bad (I removed it), brakes are completely worn out and don't really work. Not to mention all the scratches.

    Good thing it the frame is very light and tires are new. I replaced the stem with a shorter one with a 30 deg rise. To do: A friend is giving me road pedals, replace the entire braking system (brakes, pads, cables, handles), get riser bars. Likely a new seat too.


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    Ok I think it's done. It's been through a few changes since I got it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    Ok I think it's done. It's been through a few changes since I got it.

    Interesting,what did you use for the reflectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfish
    This is my commuter. It's officially the biggest piece of $#%@! ever. I just picked it up for $100 and thought I was getting a good deal but it doesn't look like it. It must have been really abused. BB is bad, headset creeks and is a little stiff, pedals are bent, rear rim has a moderate dent from a curb, front derailleur was bad (I removed it), brakes are completely worn out and don't really work. Not to mention all the scratches.

    Good thing it the frame is very light and tires are new. I replaced the stem with a shorter one with a 30 deg rise. To do: A friend is giving me road pedals, replace the entire braking system (brakes, pads, cables, handles), get riser bars. Likely a new seat too.
    Don`t worry too much, Razorfish- even if the whole bike were totally junked, the most you`d lose on a $100 bad decision would be $100. Really can`t go too far wrong there. Looks like it may work out anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoginasser
    Interesting,what did you use for the reflectors?
    "Lightweights for wheels" You can find them at lightweights.org and some bike shops. They are nearly invisible in the daytime.

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    Thanks for tip Jag.Those things look nice on your bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Don`t worry too much, Razorfish- even if the whole bike were totally junked, the most you`d lose on a $100 bad decision would be $100. Really can`t go too far wrong there. Looks like it may work out anyway.
    Thanks for the reassurance. My buddy gave me pedals and it turns out the crunching was from the old pedals not the BB. I was able to get the headset to loosen up a little so I think that's fine too. I bought a new brake system (calipers, cables, levers), stem and grips for about $65 and I think that will make it pretty decent. I'll clean it up and paint it when it starts raining this fall/winter.

    I was thinking of riser bars, new seat and some other stuff so I can hit whatever obstacles I come across on the way to/from work but that's probably not worth it.

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    Here's mine.

    Soma Juice resprayed in black with the usual bits and pieces. Commuty bits include Planet Bike Hardcore fenders, Schwalbe Marathon tyres (with nice reflective strip!), Cateye TL-LD610 tail light and Dinotte 200L headlight...
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    Well, this is my first post. I just got the Trek and have had the raleigh for about 6 years. I'm really rough on bikes and just couldn't bring my self to use my raleigh for commuting. My wife knew I was itching for a mountian bike (my last one got stolen at MSU) and she took me to the shop to get tubes and she said "pick one" I said...ok. And I now have my New Commuter. I might try some light mountian biking with it. I'm gonna work on getting it ready for MI winters.



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    got my new bags

    I just got back from tech school where I was able to buy a some cool grocery type bags for Topeak explorer rack. Of course, it had to rain on my maiden voyage. Good thing that they came with their own rain covers.
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    oops forget to tell what type they are --Detours Toocan.

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    ScottNova, that`s cool of your wife. Looks like you picked well for a commuter, too.

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    Bugly, I`ve seen some of those big `ol grocery panniers and always wondered if they throw you off to just use one side or if you have say, a double pack of paper towels in one side and a twelve-pack of beer bottles in the other. It looks like yours are full on both sides, but if you experiment come back and tell how it worked out.

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    I loaded them with heavy stuff on the bottom and veggies and eggs on the top and it was really even load. I have to keep my feet really in the middle of the peddles or my feet hits the bags. They sure take a lot of groceries to fill them. I will post on how I feel about them later with different loads.

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    Here is mine! I use it for CX as well. Specialized Sirrus all that is left stock is the frame. this winter i want to get a carbon fork and some new tougher wheels. also a sweet flat black powdercoat
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    A night shot of my Trek 7500... my "Tron" bike

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    Started commuting again after 5 years

    Here's my ride. Waiting on a Brooks B17 saddle. Worked from home for the last 5 years. Back in an office now. I enjoy my 12 mile ride to work and back.
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    The Ultimate Commuter bike - Custom 2008 Norco VFR Cross

    My 2008 Custom Norco VFR Cross 20" (Full XTR & Carbon)



    Headset - Ritchey Comp, 41.8/6.8mm

    Frame - Hydraformed & double butted Alloy

    Cranks - Race Face Deus XC 175mm (2008 XT Chain rings)

    Pedals - Shimano PD-MX30

    Shifters - Shimano XTR SL-M970 Rapidfire Levers (215 grams)

    Rear Derailleur - Shimano XTR M970

    Front Derailleur - Shimano XTR M971

    Seat Post - Carbon Control Tech (Carbon seatpost)

    Handlebars - 2008 Easton Monkeylite XC Riser Bar (Carbon bars)

    V-Brakes - Avid Single Digit Ultimate Brakes

    Chain - XTR

    Grips - Ergon Performance Grips

    Brake Levers - Avid Ultimate Pro Levers


    Retail value: $3375
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    Leoseller7,
    where's the rack and lights and coffee mug holder?

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    new here...came across the site looking for winter riding tips.

    Here's my commuter

    1991 High Plains
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    Pretty plain jane for the School Commute. Just put on some cheap bags so they still look spiffy and what not.


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    That Juice is sweet.

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    Mellobud, yer Schwinn is a beauty! What tires are you running? They look kinda knobby, but maybe just that "patchy" look like on some fat slicks.

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    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
    Groovy! Where`s your shifter mounted? It looks like it`s stuck to the side of your right brake hood, but I think the pic misrepresents it a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Mellobud, yer Schwinn is a beauty! What tires are you running? They look kinda knobby, but maybe just that "patchy" look like on some fat slicks.
    The tires are Projekt KOM, I'm just trying to wear them out to justify some smoother rollers. I do take this bike out on the hardpack trails around here from time to time. They may look knobby but the roll pretty fast on the center tread and I run them at 75psi of their 85 max for the road.

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    My old horse

    Here is my 1989 Fisher AL-1 with all its commuting regalia. The only thing really missing is my coffee cup that fits in the rear water bottle cage. Amazingly, this old turd only weighs 30 pounds without all the junk...and that's with the rack and fenders still on it.



    I only just started commuting to work (25 mi. round trip) last month. I decided to upgrade the old horse instead of buying a replacement. Since then I've added the following:

    rack (had laying around)
    fenders $29
    Deore LX parallel link V-brakes $90
    Avid Speed-Dial levers $27
    Kool-Stop salmon/black BMX pads up front $13
    SRAM 7 speed thumb/trigger shifters (nice!) $25
    new cables/housings throughout $10
    Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" tyres $70
    cheap springloaded seatpost (our roads suck) $29
    WTB Rocket-V Team saddle (Ti rails) $75
    new chain $16
    new gear cluster $25
    Shimano clipless pedals $45
    Cat Eye wireless comp $45
    Ortlieb panniers $135
    Axiom Laurentian trunk bag $35
    On Guard double-team lock $30
    Planet Bike Blaze 1Watt front light (kickass light!) $44
    Planet Bike Blinky1 taillight $15
    Planet Bike Superflash taillight (on helmet) $24

    Still to do:
    Easton EC70 carbon bars (ordered...waiting) $65
    some kind of brake booster up front

    Add that up and I probably should have gone ahead and bought a bike. $847.00!!!!
    Of course, some of the high-dollar items are not bike specific and would have been purchased anyway (fenders, computer, pedals, saddle, bags, lock, lights, etc.)

    Oh...and here's the bike I used to commute on. It hasn't been ridden in over 2 months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover


    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
    I LOVE IT!

    It's exactly what I want, I just don't want to drop that much money on one. (Everything is three times the price in Aus..)

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    Here's my bike! I used my Macbook webcam to take this picture, sorry about the reversed logo!



    This is my first "i feel like I own a nice bike instead of a walmart cheapo one." It's a 2000 Raleigh M-80 bought used for $100 about a year ago. I'm fairly new to the cycling community so correct me if my terminology sucks. Some stuff I bought were a Bell helmet, Planet Bike lights, and Kwest 1.5 Slicks. I commute to class and to work totaling about 7-8 miles a day. I have so much potential ideas for my bike!!!

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    Here's the stealth bike... the black fenders are about to go on for the fall/winter.

    12 miles round trip, part dirt roads, part pavement....
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    Commuterboy,
    I have dreaming of a bike just like yours. What are the specs?

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    Sweet! nashbar frame/fork? What are you doing for shifters, Pauls?

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    Yeah, it looks like you have yourself a nice bike rummer44. Great commuting setup.

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    Thanks for the comments...

    Yes, it's a Nashbar "X" Cyclocross frame, and their Carbon Cyclocross fork (the only carbon fork I could find with a disc mount). Great frame/fork. Has threaded braze-ons for everything...discs, racks, fenders...and you can't go wrong with flat black. It's got Nashbar oversize road bars, Nashbar stem, Cane Creek Headset, Ascent Carbon Seatpost, Fi'zi:k Plateau Saddle (serious comfort).

    The brake levers are Tektro...cheapest ones I could find. I've got FSA Gossamer compact road cranks on there, but no front derailleur. I wasn't shifting out of the big ring on my commute anyway, so why bother. (I actually did my first ever century on this bike with no front derailleur this summer. I only had to manually drop into the smaller ring for one big climb) The rear casette is a mountain bike 8 speed, with an XT mountain bike derailleur. The shifter is robbed from an old mountain bike, it's an 8 speed LX Deore trigger shift. I had to seriously modify the mount to get it to work on the road bars. I heated it up and bent the clamp, drilled it out and used a bent bolt and nut to make it fit the oversize road bars. It's mounted on the upper flat part of the bar between the brake lever and my cateye headlight mount. Plenty of room for a hand on the top bar still. You could do the same for a front shifter, but I'm not sure how it would work with the double crankset. You'd have to seriously limit the travel of the derailleur to match the road double crankset. No problems yet running a mountain bike 8 speed chain on a crankset/chainwheel designed for 10 speed...

    It's got Mavic 36 spoke disc only 29er wheels with XT disc hubs (the cyclocross rear hub width is 135mm, mountain bike standard), which allows me to run pretty fat tires for my dirt road...I'm running Schwalbe Kojack tires currently...700cX35, and I still have room for Planet Bike fenders.

    The disc brakes were a necessity at first, because when I built the bike I had mountain bike wheels on it (made for a scary low bottom bracket height, but otherwise they worked well). The brake bosses didn't line up for rim brakes with 26" wheels. I like them now with the 700c (29er) wheels because they're great in the sloppy winter weather, and they make for lots of fender clearance. I had to bend one of the fender brackets to get around the brake caliper, but that's no big deal.

    I also just ordered some 'lightweights' for my wheels, after seeing that bike on the previous page of this thread with them. I could definately do more for visibility, riding a flat black bike in the pre-dawn hours probably isn't the best way to be seen. I do use a blinky taillight on my backpack, and my ride is very rural...I'll see 10 cars (maybe) between home and work (and I know the driver of 8 of them).

    Edit: I would also like to publicly apologize for my silver seat post clamp. I couldn't find a black one at the time, and I have every intention of painting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Edit: I would also like to publicly apologize for my silver seat post clamp. I couldn't find a black one at the time, and I have every intention of painting it.

    Don't forget your headset spacers too.
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    I know, I know I keep meaning to get a carbon spacer kit every time I'm on nashbar or pricepoint. Next time.
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    Here's my recently converted commuter. It's an '06 Trek 8500. Kinda overkill for a commuter but I don't wanna spend more money to buy a cheap bike just to commute. Plus I don't have the space for it. I was thinking of selling this guy but I don't think I can get what I want. I paid $2K when I bought it. I have an Intense 5.5 also that I'll mtn bike with.

    I put on some Bontrager Select Inverse Hardcase tires. They seem to be very smooth compared to the knobbies that were on it but still gives me some cushion for some curb hopping and stuff. Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone. And I bolted on a slim pump and a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock. I put one a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear and ziptied a 100 lumen Coleman headlamp with the head strap cut off. But in the picture I have my Light & Motion Arc Ultra Li-Ion strapped on as well. Friend gave me his old cushiony Forte saddle. Hope its good for assphalt riding. Put on the old allen wrench seat post clamp and bought some inexpensive locking skewers at Performance Bike. Rounded it off with some platforms and it's good to go.

    I'm contemplating if I should invest in some Stan's Tubeless. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A


    Here's my recently converted commuter. It's an '06 Trek 8500. Kinda overkill for a commuter but I don't wanna spend more money to buy a cheap bike just to commute. Plus I don't have the space for it. I was thinking of selling this guy but I don't think I can get what I want. I paid $2K when I bought it. I have an Intense 5.5 also that I'll mtn bike with.

    I put on some Bontrager Select Inverse Hardcase tires. They seem to be very smooth compared to the knobbies that were on it but still gives me some cushion for some curb hopping and stuff. Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone. And I bolted on a slim pump and a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock. I put one a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear and ziptied a 100 lumen Coleman headlamp with the head strap cut off. But in the picture I have my Light & Motion Arc Ultra Li-Ion strapped on as well. Friend gave me his old cushiony Forte saddle. Hope its good for assphalt riding. Put on the old allen wrench seat post clamp and bought some inexpensive locking skewers at Performance Bike. Rounded it off with some platforms and it's good to go.

    I'm contemplating if I should invest in some Stan's Tubeless. What do you think?

    Thats a nice ride for commuting... Depending on how safe it is where you keep the bike you might wanna think about more locks.. If you can, bring it in with you where you work. I used to do that. Especially after I got some bikes ripped off.. BTW I'm talkin bout L.A.

    Stans might be cool. Why not give it a try.... I got a Stans kit for my DJ bike but havnt got round to installin it yet.

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    My ride



    My current ride; I think it is still evolving as I get a better feel for what I want on it and don't. A proper mount for the lock is first, there is no room inside the triangle with a water bottle in there too and the stock one doesn't work anywhere else. After that probably a set of x28 or x35 tires with some more aggressive treads. My commute from my doorstep to work is all of a kilometer, and once all the construction around here is done I'm sure it'll be pleasant, but right now there are enough places where it is more suited to mountain tires than little skinny go-fast ones.

    That said, at the end of the day it gets me from A to B with a minimum of fuss, and stripped down it does go awful quick.

    PS Yes I made the mounts for the speed and cadence sensors. Yes, they were previously copper water pipe. No, I don't care that they're ugly, they're all of 37 grams each, and were next to free!
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    ^^ I like that. Purdy Are those KHS forks?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A
    Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone.
    I have a 'cage rocket' (http://www.cagerocket.com) that I use occasionally when I'm not carrying a backpack. It's got a padded interior, which is nice for the phone and iPod when I'm chattering down my dirt road. It will carry my phone, keys, iPod, multi-tool, tire levers, and spare tube. Also the big flip-top lid makes it easy to access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    ^^ I like that. Purdy Are those KHS forks?
    Thanks! Thats the stock fork, it has done me well even though I had to get a little creative in mounting the speed sensor. The only thing I've changed are the pedals, Crank Brothers Quattro SLs, which I like a lot. I might add some lights and an air horn later, but it treats me pretty well as it is. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    I have a 'cage rocket' (http://www.cagerocket.com) that I use occasionally when I'm not carrying a backpack. It's got a padded interior, which is nice for the phone and iPod when I'm chattering down my dirt road. It will carry my phone, keys, iPod, multi-tool, tire levers, and spare tube. Also the big flip-top lid makes it easy to access.

    OOoohhhh... :drums finger tips together like a mad scientist:

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    They have 'em at Nashbar for 8.99 - http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

    And 'factory seconds' ones with slight defects for 4.99 - http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products
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    The green machine is simple, but it gets the job done.

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    Here's a bike I got from a buddy... When I got it, it was all beat up... The only things I bought were the tires / tubes and brake cable / banana. The other parts are from other bikes here and there. I'm trying the spring seat.. Just put it on today. Hope it takes some of the harshness out of the ride.

    And how bout the front fender, hey?!
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    And how bout the front fender, hey?!
    GROOVIN`!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm My newly built 56cm Surly Cross Check

    After I sold my two other hybrid bikes on Craigslist, I got a little $$ to build a new commuter with a mix of old and new parts I had laying around:

    Easton EA70 stem
    Easton Monkeylite Carbon SL lo-rise bars
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    Selle Italia saddle
    XTR shifters
    XT front derailleur
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    Shimano Ultegra Triple crankset
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    Hutchinson Equinox 700x23C road tires
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    suede34, thats a beautiful bike!

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    I'm loving that Surly...

    My next commuter frame will be a crosscheck or a Kona Jake the Snake.
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    Well we have been commuting steadily for the last two years in the PNW and in Colorado (as much as possible anyway given the long winters there and distance from town) for years before that and here are our rides:

    Mine, I have a set of BOB nuts on it also.
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    The wife's. She has her old mtn. bike that she uses for the uphill run to the U and her grocery getter Craig's list special for downtown duties.
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    And then we have the town car or actually we call it the marriage counselor,
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    But years ago I started experimenting with small motor assist, both gas and electric on bicycles to try and make the aforementioned distance to town a bit easier to attain. The 2 stroke was too loud and smelly and the electric was not a big enough gain for the money. Lately I have thought alot about motor assist again, especially after riding a few fully loaded cargo bikes around. I really like the cargo bike idea alot but think it needs some assitance so this is my newest addition to the fleet.
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    The way to go with motors on bikes is to run them through your drivetrain somehow to get the full benefit of the motor and also your ability to pedal. If you gear everything correctly you can still pedal as hard as you want in order to stay on top of any gear with the engine right in stride so that you can get up to the edge of a sweat and stay there for a very long time.

    The biggest benefit is the ability to get off the line and up the bigger hills while loaded. I have ridden enough tandem to know that this is a chore on a loaded bike even with two people hooked up. But if you put 1.5 hp or the equivalent wattage in there it makes it happen quite seamlessly.

    The reason I am using a small 4 stroke engine instead of electric is a matter of economics. The gas motor will get about 200 mpg with pedaling and the cost of the motor is about 1/4 of what an equivalent electric system would get power wise but with way less range. At some point if our economy stays together battery technology may get to the point where it is affordable but I doubt ever as cheap as the gas motor. Electricity from coal fired plants versus gas is point of debate for sure. However my plan is to convert these engines to ethanol here in the next year or so.

    I really feel that motor assist will become more prevolent in the commuter world here in the near future. Might as well be prepared!

    Thanks for looking.

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    can't fiigure out how to post.

    Image is too big so I opened a photobucket acct. and it keeps failing that upload too.

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    works great

    A guy at work owed me some $$ so I told him to just let me take his bike that has been sitting in the locker room for ever. So it cost me 50 bucks. Put on some fenders and a rack that was on my carbon road bike used for commuting until now. Oh yeah and a bell and some skinny tires. It runs great since just before he stored it in the locker room he had a new rear cog and cables and grip shifters put on. I can't figure out how to get the whole bike in pic. Upload says it will only take a certain size and when I do that all I get is this pic. Sorry. It is a Full Force (what ever that is) I think it is a step up from a Huffy. Says Specialized design on it and has a 1800 number to call for help.

    Hey how do we take advantage of the new bill passed for 20 bucks a month tax free if you primarily ride a bike to work? It starts in Jan of 09.
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    MABman, that`s one of the most killerest stables I`ve seen here! Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    "Lightweights for wheels" You can find them at lightweights.org and some bike shops. They are nearly invisible in the daytime.

    I installed my lightweights last night They look too cool. I need to do some flash photography and post up pics. Thanks for the info
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    MABman, that is a killer motorized bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABman
    The 2 stroke was too loud and smelly...
    I have to disagree with you there. Few things smell better. My 'other bike' with motor assist:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    My 'other bike' with motor assist:
    Which is all good until people like me have to come pick up the pieces.

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    ^^ don't worry, I'm getting to be an old guy. Power is nothing without control. I've only crashed the KTM a handful of times


    Back on track, here's the stealth bike with the 'Lightweights' installed:
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    2001 Special Ed Rockhopper, seems fitting it being my campus commuter bike. haha The tires in the pic are Nokian Mount and Grounds, for the warmer months I run 1.5" WTB Slickasaurus tires. As pictured: 29lb.
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    ^^ are those Bontrager bars? I had a pair like that on an old schwinn homegrown and I really liked them...
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    Yup, Bontrager Crowbars. I really like the "moto" look of them with the center bar but clamping any kind of light to them is a pain.

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    ...never thought of that...a computer or a light would be almost impossible to set up right. I didn't use either on the bike I had them on. Seriously strong bars though...I abused mine pretty bad and never had an issue.
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    Wow! Smoooth!

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    Inbred

    I was sick of having a wet bum and salt in my mouth last winter, so I picked up an SS Inbred cheap and made her commuter friendly!



    1x8 inboard.



    Bell, light and daft dog..



    I just drilled a hole in the fork crown to get the mudguards to sit tight,



    Home made bracket.





    I`ll be fitting studded tires when the snow comes. I bought some marathon race 700x40.

    Let the bad weather come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy


    Back on track, here's the stealth bike with the 'Lightweights' installed:
    It has been bugging me why these look so freakin' familiar since the first person posted a photo. I was just watching MIB II again last night and it came clear! The scene after they try to restore J's memory downstairs in the pawn shop; he walks outside and spots all the aliens, including two riding a tandem bike and the bike and riders are covered in these reflectors!
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    Winter commuter:


    There's an old Gary Fisher steel hardtail under there somewhere

    Road commuter:


    '82 Trek 311 with modern parts. Pic is a little outdated.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2951121163/" title="Last one! Promise! by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2951121163_e414c948b9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Last one! Promise!" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2950223939/" title="The cockpit. by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2950223939_43c9fe33d8.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="The cockpit." /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2951110917/" title="Morning ride. by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2951110917_cd72cc8c8d.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Morning ride." /></a>

    '09 Trek Valencia with a lot of extra goodies. Sweet bike, one of my favorites to ride right now - I look forward to every commute now when I wake up. I'm finding more and more excuses to get out and ride her.
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
    I have a slight cycling addiction.

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    Here's a cellphone shot of my do-it-all bike. Trailer, trail-a-bike, groceries, you name it. The picture does not capture how very truly dripping gushing wet it is here right now, I thought it might have a chance but it doesn't.
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    xtracycle commuter

    Just got home from the maiden grocery getting voyage. Still have some things to learn about packing the xtracycle but overall I'm very happy with the change. Once I got home I realized "holy crap, my rig is as long as a car ! " Just for fun, a picture of how a garage "should" be used.
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    Newbie commuter, first winter in:
    Just put on the fender earlier tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish
    Just got home from the maiden grocery getting voyage. Still have some things to learn about packing the xtracycle but overall I'm very happy with the change. Once I got home I realized "holy crap, my rig is as long as a car ! " Just for fun, a picture of how a garage "should" be used.

    Wow! Cool! Hope you don't have to go up any huge hills on that!

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    Here is my play commuter. I use this when I have plenty of time for the commute and I can actually have some fun. I built this with the heaviest parts I had lying around to get it to about 40 lbs. The Maxxis Hookworms weigh ~2.75lbs each but they roll over everything. Gives me a great workout on my 10 mile commute and a new meaning to hills.

    Fun fun fun......
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    Think I got a so so pic

    Quote Originally Posted by big mario
    A guy at work owed me some $$ so I told him to just let me take his bike that has been sitting in the locker room for ever. So it cost me 50 bucks. Put on some fenders and a rack that was on my carbon road bike used for commuting until now. Oh yeah and a bell and some skinny tires. It runs great since just before he stored it in the locker room he had a new rear cog and cables and grip shifters put on. I can't figure out how to get the whole bike in pic. Upload says it will only take a certain size and when I do that all I get is this pic. Sorry. It is a Full Force (what ever that is) I think it is a step up from a Huffy. Says Specialized design on it and has a 1800 number to call for help.

    Hey how do we take advantage of the new bill passed for 20 bucks a month tax free if you primarily ride a bike to work? It starts in Jan of 09.
    Looking at all these cool commuters makes me want to get a nicer ride now. After all it is probably starting to be the bike I ride the most. I am gonna see how much I commute through the winter before I spend any more $$$$ on it. Maybe some ergo grips. I road a friend's bike with them and they were comfy.
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    Here is my daily commuter, a Trek Mountain Track 850 rigid (circa 1990?). My friend whom I bought it from had already installed a suspension seat post and Schwinn cruiser springer saddle. I added lights, Beavertail fenders and Michelin Country Rock tires. A trusty and reliable friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Here is my daily commuter, a Trek Mountain Track 850 rigid (circa 1990?). My friend whom I bought it from had already installed a suspension seat post and Schwinn cruiser springer saddle. I added lights, Beavertail fenders and Michelin Country Rock tires. A trusty and reliable friend!
    Nice! Hey, check your crank model (imprinted on the rear of the arms, e.g. FC-M290 or whatnot), there were some models recalled by Shimano during that era. Not being able to see the driveside arm, I can't tell visually if those are one of the affected models (which can break in half).

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    My Cross-Check Grocery Getter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    Nice! Hey, check your crank model (imprinted on the rear of the arms, e.g. FC-M290 or whatnot), there were some models recalled by Shimano during that era. Not being able to see the driveside arm, I can't tell visually if those are one of the affected models (which can break in half).
    Whoa, thanks for the tip! My crank is an FC-MC10. I just ran a search online and it doesn't appear on the list of recalled cranks.

    In case anyone else needs the info, here is a great website to use: Bicycle Cranks Recalled By Shimano
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    New to the forums, but I will post up my current rigs.

    In nice weather I usually take my Trek Soho S to school and work (about 50 miles/ week) Its stock save for pedals, campy brakes and a couple other misc. doodads.



    In the winter and in foul weather I usually take my aluminum 2000 nishiki cascade. Its ugly (good theft deterrent), but pretty light and it makes a great commuter.

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    Hi,

    After many years of using a flat bar I started to get a bit sick of struggling into the head wind home on my daily commute (it is also up hill). The flat bars are great in town but since half of my commute is rural it was always a bit of a compromise. However, I met a guy the other week on a cyclo cross bike with cross top levers and I realised I could get the best of both worlds, a drop bar for the windy bits and the cross top levers would allow for the more upright position (but still being able to brake) when in traffic.



    I changed my Avid BB7s for road versions, bought some Mirage 9sp ergos and FSA short drop bars. My only problem was getting a campag compatible cassette on my Hope XC disc hubs. I thought I was onto a winner simply buying a SRAM cassette and replacing the spacers with some Mavic Campag spacers I had lying around. However, they make the cassette two wide to fit. I stuck the normal SRAM cassette on and it worked up to a point. It was always slightly out on a couple of changes.

    I decided to try putting just one of the Mavic spacers on after the 5th cog as this where the shifting starts to go out. Hey presto it worked, the shifts are just as good as with a Campag hub.



    Here is a rundown of the whole bike

    Frame - Giant XTC
    Forks - Pace aluminium
    Bars - FSA shallow drop
    Stem - Giant OS
    Tape - Deda
    Levers - Campag Mirage
    Saddle - Flite
    Seat Post - Race Face
    Chainset - Shimano Deore 44 - 32
    Pedals - Time Cyclo
    Rear Mech - Campag Mirage
    Cassette - SRAM 12-23
    Chain - SRAM
    Front Mech - Shimano
    Wheels - Hope XC on Mavic 717
    Tyres - Conti Gator Skin 1 1/8
    Lights - Cateye rears, Lumicycle (20w halogen, Cree LED)

    I might even buy some Conti 1.5 cross country tyres and try a cyclo cross race!

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    ^^ like that

    I was just looking at a similar set up in a bike rack in Reno, NV...anybody else do that?

    Anyway, My current commuter that I posted a couple pages ago is essentially a road/cyclocross bike built up to almost beefy mountain-bike standards. For my next build, I am pretty sure that I want to start with a mountain bike (probably a 29er, just for the road bike-like gearing options), and trim it down to somewhat road-bike standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmjones
    Converted to 1 x 7 new Tektro brakes. Avenir saddle bags carry my lecture materials for the classes I teach. Bungees on top for bulky stuff. old front derailleur as chain guide. suspension seat post to save the back.
    Inspiring; I have a frame exactly like that in my backyard. I may clean it up for my commute. That's when Diamondback was still a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcolin
    was that minnesing trail? that trail is pretty mucky

    anyways, nice bikes people have. here is mine; ugly? yes. but comfortable, and low maintenance. it has slicker tires on it now; the pic was from winter. i need to make it more reflective for next year; maybe some of those cool spoke lights.


    once i get brakes on it, i'll be using this on the nice days to extend my ride on the way back home
    A handjob as a commuter with panniers and slicks!! I can hear it crying!

    Oh dear.


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    Sweet. Love that antique looking saddle!
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    This is my commuter bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugly64
    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.
    What wheels are those? and where'd you get em?

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    Good job fenagling in those Ergos, Spangels. I always heard it was impossible, though I`ve never messed with Campy. Sure looks like a loooong reach.

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    Gary Notrash, what model is your kickstand? It mounts to the stays? I`d like one for my commuter, but I can`t go behind the BB or on the rear axel due to other stuff in the way and yours looks like a good solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Gary Notrash, what model is your kickstand? It mounts to the stays? I`d like one for my commuter, but I can`t go behind the BB or on the rear axel due to other stuff in the way and yours looks like a good solution.
    Hey Rodar. My kickstand is made by Specialized and it does indeed clamp to the rear stays! Not sure how much it costs. I imagine that my friend, the previous owner put it on. Not sure if they even still make them, but if not you could probably pick one up on eBay. Very lightweight and sturdy kickstand!
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    Thank you- I`ll see what Google tells me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Thank you- I`ll see what Google tells me.
    I also saw a similar kickstand at REI today. I forget the brand name, but it was $20. It also was adjustable in length!
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    Revived

    My "new" commuter,


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    Ah, my first post! I have been waiting to be able to participate in this board and am very excited that I am now able to do so. I look forward to learning from all the members as I am relatively new to riding mountain bikes (got my first one about three years ago).

    Here is the bike I ride to campus and train on. I love it!



    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    Also, I will be adding Time ATAC Alium pedals soon.

    I need to get a better light. My ride home is in the dark and my current light (a two year old Blackburn with 4 lights in a diamond configuration - don't know the model name) is not very bright.

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    Cool commuter. For a rigid fork, maybe try eBay? Just remember, it may change your steering geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo55Diesel

    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    .
    I just picked up a brand new"eXotic" brand suspension corrected rigid fork off ebay for $80. I've only had it on my bike for about 3 weeks but no complaints so far. It's fairly light and it looks pretty so probalby the only thing left would be longevity - which is yet to be determined, but for $80 it's not the end of the world if it goes kapuht. I have it on my xtracycle commuter bike (see previous page - although this fork was not on that bike when the pictures where taken).

    Forgot to mention: make sure and let your "significant other" know this item is coming in the mail because the post office required an 18 or older signature. My wife was convinced I was getting porn shipped to the house - I guess because exotic is the brand name.

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