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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermullet View Post
    Here is my "Old Lady". Was my first mountain bike: 1999 Speshy Hard Rock Comp. Rode trails with her for a couple of years and then she laid dormant in the shed for years. 2 years ago she came to life and got me back into the sport and pretty much saved my life. After some trail abuse I got a soft tail and this became my commuter. Treated her to new hoops, tires, crank and a cushy seat for the commute. A blast to ride to and from work.

    So some upgrades I've made to this is I've gone clipless and I put on some City Jet tires and saw an instant improvement. I'd like to get bar ends for a more comfortable ride. My commute is only 9 miles each way, but I'd like to make it a little more comfortable. Anyone have any suggestions?
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    I bet your old buddy is delighted to be back in service!
    Tires are probably the biggest change you can make for efficiency, bar ends should be more comfortable. Is there a particular discomfort you`re trying to fix? And just so you know, "only 9 miles each way" is probably over the median commmute length for us as a group. It`s almost triple mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    I bet your old buddy is delighted to be back in service!
    Tires are probably the biggest change you can make for efficiency, bar ends should be more comfortable. Is there a particular discomfort you`re trying to fix? And just so you know, "only 9 miles each way" is probably over the median commmute length for us as a group. It`s almost triple mine!
    Well the current bar is fairly narrow and I think having that option to go wider when I feel like it may be a little more comfortable. Sometimes my hands get a little numb and there really isn't any option to position them elsewhere so I usually go one handed and shake one at a time.

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    Bar ends help. A road bike helps. Getting the riding position right helps - maybe a shorter reach or less drop. (Or vice versa, now and then.)
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    Update: GT Transeo build
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    Current pic with Nashbar Cyclocross fork


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    I have a couple hundred miles of trouble free service from this bike. Only upgrades will be wider bars and extensions.

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    Oh man... that fork reminds me... might be time to dust off the nashbike frame/fork. It's been hanging patiently in the rafters for over a year now.
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    converted chinese carbon

    I have been commuting in/out of NYC now for almost a year and have recently turned my rigid geared MTB into my regular commute. In order to save some wear and tear on the road bike I set this up with full fenders, big apples, rack with trunk bag and my favorite delta air zound horn. Unfortunately I cant ride to work from home because i live 56 miles from the city so I park at county parks on the NJ side and cross over the GWB. I have 2 options as to where to park with one by the bridge and the other 5 miles from the the bridge. The latter starts off with a nice mile and a quarter climb. My job has limited my MTBing so this was an easy choice plus I still have my SS 29er for dirt days. Next will be converting and old Jamis steel frame for SS/fixed commuting...






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    Very nice! Those BAs look terrific - that's the creme color? When mine wear out I've got to get something like that for my b&w commuter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    Very nice! Those BAs look terrific - that's the creme color? When mine wear out I've got to get something like that for my b&w commuter.
    Thanks, yes cream when I saw them I had to have them

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    Peugeot Canyon Express

    Best $40 bucks I've spent in a LONG time. Bottom bracket is rotten... and paint is crap... love it!
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    I don`t think I`ve ever seen a Peugeot mtb before. Looks like it`s a lugged frame, too. Far out! Did it come with French or Japanese drivetrain before you SS`d it? Any idea what year?
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    My Trek 7.3 fx. Been rididng it daily for the last 2 years. Added Planet Bike Cascadia fenders, axiom racks and panniers, and blackburn light set. I also use a 750 lumien cygolite on my helmet. I am still running the original tires, but recently replaced the rear rim with an inexpensive Alex g6000. damn car ran me into a curb bending the stock rim. I am looking at replacing the stock racelight 700X32 tires with a 700x35 cross tire for the winter. I would like to change the handlebars to either a mustache bar or Jeff Jones loop bars.
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    How many miles on those tires in 2 years? I'm at 1,500 in 4.5 months of riding - I have no idea how long road tires typically last.
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    I have almost 3500 on them. Most has been pavement, with a few minor treks on crushed gravel and dirt singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    I don`t think I`ve ever seen a Peugeot mtb before. Looks like it`s a lugged frame, too. Far out! Did it come with French or Japanese drivetrain before you SS`d it? Any idea what year?
    1988. Its a nice double butted, lugged tange frame. (albeit rusty) The drivetrain is Mountain Exage, which I've put aside for some spare cranks. I do want to get it geared up soon, just wanted it functional right away!

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    Latest Edition to the Fleet

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    Being an Army officer, my compatriots in uniform give me no end of greif about the color of my bike... Part of what I like about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy33 View Post
    Being an Army officer, my compatriots in uniform give me no end of greif about the color of my bike... Part of what I like about it!
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    Didn't the dress uniform used to be "pinks and greens"?


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    I don`t think you`ll ever misplace that bike!
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    ^ Reflecto-Bike IV with a full Monday load, about 50 pounds GVW. This is an Access frame I bought on MTBR Classifieds after cracking my old Gary Fisher. It's silver, so silver reflective tape blends right in... in daylight.



    ^ Reflexite V82 on main triangle

    Winter gearing is a 36-48 crankset with an 11-34 in back. I'm using a Nokian Mount & Ground W160 in the rear and a Nokian Extreme 294 in front. V-brakes work pretty well except after extended non-use in ice-up conditions, so I'm sticking with Vs.

    Baseline headlight is a B&M Cyo N dynamo light powered by a Shimano DH-3N80 dynohub. I have a B&M Luxos on order. "High-beam" headlight is my DiNotte 1200+. Taillights are currently a Hotshot, a Solas, and a pair of Bontrager Beacon bar-tip lights. Side lights are amber Sunlite HL-515s and an amber BikeBrightz.

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    Salsa El Mariachi

    I am very happy with how my new commuter/grocery getter/utility bike is coming along. I have yet to put the front low rider racks on for bigger loads.

    Same pics and more words on my blog. Lao Tzu Cycles
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    Just got this running. Commute a little over 7 miles each way on it. It's very comfortable and fast.
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    Just built single speed commuter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredbe View Post
    I am very happy with how my new commuter/grocery getter/utility bike is coming along. I have yet to put the front low rider racks on for bigger loads.

    Same pics and more words on my blog. Lao Tzu Cycles
    I like it! What rack are you using in the back?

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    I don't think I posted here since the repaint and rebuild of The Duchess. Now with a Star Ship like iBike 'hood ornament'. Found this on the video just before heading out. A candid shot. Ready to Ride.



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    My unused trail bike....

    I bought the alias a few years ago, we have some great single track around where I live. But alas, between a job change and two kids, there is just not time to travel to the tracks, so the Giant has sat in the back of the shed for two years.

    So, a change of riding duties has had the alias dusted off, fitted with street tyres and fenders, lights to come.

    4WD is SOLD!

    My commute is nothing to write home about, but still fun.
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    Looks great The Beige!

    Not seeing your vid, BrianMc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beige Fraggle View Post
    I bought the alias a few years ago, we have some great single track around where I live. But alas, between a job change and two kids, there is just not time to travel to the tracks, so the Giant has sat in the back of the shed for two years.

    So, a change of riding duties has had the alias dusted off, fitted with street tyres and fenders, lights to come.

    4WD is SOLD!

    My commute is nothing to write home about, but still fun.

    I like! Pratical and "recycle" bike.
    Are those SKS 55mm fenders?

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    Repaint and rebuild from the wheel jam on your Habitat for Humanity ride? Looks the same as before (except the hood ornament). What ended up happening with the fork?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Beige Fraggle View Post
    But alas, between a job change and two kids, there is just not time to travel to the tracks, so the Giant has sat in the back of the shed for two years....

    ...So, a change of riding duties has had the alias dusted off, fitted with street tyres and fenders, lights to come.
    Yeah, back in action! Quite a set of car crushers on her, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Repaint and rebuild from the wheel jam on your Habitat for Humanity ride? Looks the same as before (except the hood ornament). What ended up happening with the fork?
    Picture is back in the post. Posted The Duchess in the 'How was your Commute?' thread but not here. So I thought this pre-leg-over view was unusual. Good catch on the wireless speed sensor on the fork. Goes with the heart monitor. New tires, pedals, bar tape, and the iBike since the accident. Rebuilt wheel and reworked and re polished fenders after the water bottle incident.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul View Post
    I like! Pratical and "recycle" bike.
    Are those SKS 55mm fenders?
    Planet bike mtb ez fenders, they're 62mm wide - the same width as the 2.5" hookworms.

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    That Alias frame looks exactly like my 2009 Giant Yukon, but with bit better parts spec. I don't think I've ever seen an Alias before though, but I've seen Yukon frames back to the early 90's. Interesting.

    How're the hookworms? I've got 2.35 Big Apples on one of my bikes, and occasionally think that when they wear out I'd like something bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Good catch on the wireless speed sensor on the fork. Goes with the heart monitor.
    Sorry to disappoint, but I didn`t notice the wireless pickup . Wasn`t there was some question about the integrity of your fork in the aftermath? That`s what I was asking about.

    Brian, have you been Duchess`s only duke? How long have you been together, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    That Alias frame looks exactly like my 2009 Giant Yukon, but with bit better parts spec. I don't think I've ever seen an Alias before though, but I've seen Yukon frames back to the early 90's. Interesting.

    How're the hookworms? I've got 2.35 Big Apples on one of my bikes, and occasionally think that when they wear out I'd like something bigger.
    Good, roll well, heavy, I got the single ply side wall ones as they're a bit lighter than the duals, still 1kg each. Not too worried about the weight, id rather have something strong rather than light, ya get that from being a truck mechanic, plus my commute is really short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sorry to disappoint, but I didn`t notice the wireless pickup . Wasn`t there was some question about the integrity of your fork in the aftermath? That`s what I was asking about.

    Brian, have you been Duchess`s only duke? How long have you been together, anyway?
    The water bottle incident on the Habitat ride left us vertical. So no issue with the fork.

    The minor injuries in November said that the bike fell mostly on the right pedal with it at the bottom of the stroke. No indicators of issues on bar or fork. Everything rides true.

    NOS 1980 frame bought in 1981. It began commuting the day after it was built to the University of Illinois. She's an old campaigner. A veteran. We were faster then, though.


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    Hey guys i am new to cycling and i just commute with this to the gym shops and all that kinda stuff please let me know what you all think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    NOS 1980 frame bought in 1981. It began commuting the day after it was built to the University of Illinois.
    Now THAT is awesome.
    She isn`t jealous of your other gal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Now THAT is awesome.
    She isn`t jealous of your other gal?
    My better half or the Schwinn or the Peugeot or the Nishiki? I think bikes are used to N + 1. My spouse? Not so much.

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    2013 Specialized Hardrock 29er

    I just got this bike and installed some gear.

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    My commuter
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    My commuter
    That Bad Boy is SICK! I've always loved those things. Probably be a collector's item one day.
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    Sweet, Khoder! How are you toting your stuff along?


    Gritter, I don`t know how to link individual posts, but for an off-the-hook Badboy, check out the one on post 1606 (pg 65) of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sweet, Khoder! How are you toting your stuff along?


    Gritter, I don`t know how to link individual posts, but for an off-the-hook Badboy, check out the one on post 1606 (pg 65) of this thread.
    Thanks so much guys! It's my first bike & currently contemplating whether to make it a SS (singlespeed) or not,

    Rodar y, I just carry a backpack :$ should I buy a little saddle for behind the seat? Thanks heaps guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sweet, Khoder! How are you toting your stuff along?


    Gritter, I don`t know how to link individual posts, but for an off-the-hook Badboy, check out the one on post 1606 (pg 65) of this thread.
    And also really want to get white tyres and a white saddle, wow that badoy is amazing
    And that white one is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khoder View Post
    Thanks so much guys! It's my first bike & currently contemplating whether to make it a SS (singlespeed) or not,

    Rodar y, I just carry a backpack :$ should I buy a little saddle for behind the seat? Thanks heaps guys
    First bike? Double congrats, then
    If a backpack does it for you, keep doing it- some prefer that, some prefer other methods, I was just curious. But I will suggest that you keep some minimal maintenance stuff in there at all times Whatever you need on your specific setup to deal with a flat tire + multi tool or 3 or 4 loose allen wrenches in the sizes you most often use. If you don`t always ride with that backpack, maybe a small saddlebag just big enough for that stuff. You`ll find that 95% of your bike related emergencies can be fixed with very minimal stuff- start with the basics and add or subtract as experience dictates.
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    Commuter Monkey...
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    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    First bike? Double congrats, then
    If a backpack does it for you, keep doing it- some prefer that, some prefer other methods, I was just curious. But I will suggest that you keep some minimal maintenance stuff in there at all times Whatever you need on your specific setup to deal with a flat tire + multi tool or 3 or 4 loose allen wrenches in the sizes you most often use. If you don`t always ride with that backpack, maybe a small saddlebag just big enough for that stuff. You`ll find that 95% of your bike related emergencies can be fixed with very minimal stuff- start with the basics and add or subtract as experience dictates.
    Thanks so much for the information rodar, I bought a multi tool for $3 it's a good little tool you think it's a good bike for my first?

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    my commuter 1900 miles so far..
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    Here's my recently rebuilt commuter. It's an old '97 Gary Fisher Kaitai frame, rigid fork and drops are the recent addition.

    I'm still working on getting it all dialed in and comfy for my 35 mile round trip commute but it's already vastly superior to flat bars and a heavy suspension fork.

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