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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!
    Recalculating....

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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.)
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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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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    (no excuse for that either)

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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.
    Phillipians 2:3-8 "...but (Christ) made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant..."

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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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    Demountable pedals to deter thieves

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    Winter 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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