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    Post your commuter photos!

    It is officially started... the "post your commuter photos!" thread...

    so lets see 'em
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    Im down, just got a new bike, need to take some pics tomorrow.

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    I was actually wondering the same thing this morning...

    I guess we have a thread now

    I've got a older gary fisher hoo koo e koo w/ only a few things done to it...i might rip off that rear rack and the bar ends...maybe the tailpack too



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    Nice commuters guys... I'll get a picture of mine up after I finish "decorating" it so it's less likely to be stolen on campus next year... it's a 2002 Marin Bear Valley, about $800 original price. Had some upgrades like an LX hub rear, Hayes MX-1 disc brake front with mavic 231 disc rims... ODI grips etc. Nothing too exciting. But the Deore components and name brand stuff all over it is making me apprehensive. So far I've painted over all the stuff with Shimano name on it in black and lots of other stuff, soon it will truly be getting a makeover (bad paint job ) lol. The bike itself really had no value before I started doing all this because I rode it hard with no mercy the past few years, but I've heard some horror stories about bikes on big campuses so I'm going all out...

    For now here's a picture as it was right after going through a drop off into a foot of water at Algonquin Park about 2-3 years ago (the fender is now gone and the heavy duty, needless, CNC stem lol).


    And what it would've looked like new...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpm7
    For now here's a picture as it was right after going through a drop off into a foot of water at Algonquin Park about 2-3 years ago (the fender is now gone and the heavy duty, needless, CNC stem lol).
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcolin
    was that minnesing trail? that trail is pretty mucky
    Part of it, I think on the 26km loop there's the small foot drop off or so and there's always mud in low area at the bottom. It was after a heavy rain so the trail wasn't dry. Most of the time it's really nice there with little mud... but if it rains the rock gardens turn into ponds and mud just takes over. Either way that was a fun day when that happened lol. Nice commuters BTW I especially like your Cove!!

    Oh btw here's a pic of that small drop (looks smaller than a foot because the rest is filled with water, I think the ground became solid at my front hub from the looks of it... I love that trail...)
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    Anyone have suggestions on how to make my bike look like crap? I'm up for any suggestions because right now it's a blank canvas, it still looks too good, I don't even want thieves to even think about coming near it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfish Dave

    How's that trailer working out for you? I've condered a trailer, but haven't tried one yet. Considering saddle bags too since my backpack is getting a little heavy

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    my new ride

    Was gonna just thro some slicks on on old hard tail, but wanted the Alfine hub and the rack brazeons are nice
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    Keeping it simple. It's being replaced by a SS road bike.

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    Dig the Trek, My girl friend is looking at the model below that (without the cool geared hub) but we cant seem to find a medium to try (she is in between small and medium) I feel like going to the slightly larger size would be good for a street bike but not 100% sure.

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    Was gonna just thro some slicks on on old hard tail, but wanted the Alfine hub and the rack brazeons are nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    Dig the Trek, My girl friend is looking at the model below that (without the cool geared hub) but we cant seem to find a medium to try (she is in between small and medium) I feel like going to the slightly larger size would be good for a street bike but not 100% sure.

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    Funny, the place I went only had mediums. If your not interested in the hub model, the 7.5fx is the supposedly the same frame and comes in many more flavors.

    I was gonna go w/the fx because the hubbed soho was special order only and I didnt get a chance to ride it, but when I found the price was less than the msrp I went w/the soho.

    PS the internal hub is sweet, couple of years those things will be everywhere I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klohiq
    How's that trailer working out for you? I've condered a trailer, but haven't tried one yet. Considering saddle bags too since my backpack is getting a little heavy
    I hardly notice it when I'm moving but at lights or manuvering in the parking garage can be a bit much. I choose the trailer b/c it allows me to take an ordinary gym bag to work. I can also fold my dress clothes flat (less wrinkles) and the final benifit I can make the whole thing weather proof just puting my gym bag in a garbage bag.

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    Marin 29er

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    Funny, the place I went only had mediums. If your not interested in the hub model, the 7.5fx is the supposedly the same frame and comes in many more flavors.

    I was gonna go w/the fx because the hubbed soho was special order only and I didnt get a chance to ride it, but when I found the price was less than the msrp I went w/the soho.

    PS the internal hub is sweet, couple of years those things will be everywhere I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    My commuter and cruiser
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    love the flat black, enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee

    I bought a Marin Muirwoods 29er
    I like it!! I never looked at Marins... but I really like it and reasonable price!! I only wish the SS had discs!

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    Here is what I have been riding lately...

    It's a 1972 Phillip's Twenty Folder with some modifications: New 406 alloy BMX wheels, alloy post, new fenders, dual drive conversion, and high performance slicks (not shown).

    And the baskets and mirror fold too.



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    I'll Play....

    Here's what I ride to work:




    Here's what I just picked up to double my fun riding to work. A Mongoose Sabrosa single speed.


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    My working girl

    I can realy post this on "show us your" AM, Xc-race, 29`er , 1x8 realy versatile working girl.

    Ive just put my other commuter on a pension because the rear wheel, bearings and fork were all dead and I couldnt bare using more money on a cheap bike.








    My commute consists of a 17km very hilly, twisty asphalt road at 04.30 to work. As you can see the sun has just started to greet me and I welcome her with open arms after 4 months of riding in the dark. My route is a coastal one and the wind, hail and snow have been a killer this year. I`v e also dropped 18kg body weight which helps my motivation, heaps.



    The way home (weather permitting) however, consists of 6km of asphalt and 20km og pure mtbr bliss!











    I have a pair of rigid niner forks I will be using in the winter and mudguards. I hope the Alfine setup will take the pounding. I ride around 700km a month. Proberbly more sommer time.



    The reson why I do this is because my training/fun only takes up half an hour of family time and I can pick up the kids from school (keeping my wife happy enough for me to spend too much money on my bikes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by abmtnbkr
    Here's what I just picked up to double my fun riding to work. A Mongoose Sabrosa single speed.

    Hows the sabrossa? I was gonna get that, but couldnt find one in my area and wound up w/the trek. Is it the Alfine model?

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    Hello Wayne,
    The Sabrosa has been all fun. It's not the Alfine model though. Just a 42x16 set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abmtnbkr
    Hello Wayne,
    The Sabrosa has been all fun. It's not the Alfine model though. Just a 42x16 set up.
    well at least you know can throw onw on in the future if you want.

    I was looking really hard at those sabrossa's online, but couldnt find one at a LBS, what kind/size tire/rim you running? Those things look perfect, fast, but comfy. Thats the biggest beef I have w/my rig, dont think the rear w/take much more than whats already there 700x35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    Ive just put my other commuter on a pension because the rear wheel, bearings and fork were all dead and I couldnt bare using more money on a cheap bike.
    Hey, whatever it takes to rationalize it to you wife, dont need to sell us on dropping alot on a sweet ride like yours.

    peace
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    The tires are what caught my eye. The tires are Continentals City Contacts that are 28x1.75 but they are large enough to look like 29ers. Odd that Mongoose would spec that size and even more weird is that my local PBS didn't stock any 28" inner tubes. They pointed to another LBS that MIGHT carry that tube size. Anyways, the tires roll great and they are comfy. But they are slow off the line which is no biggie because it doesn't take me much to get them up to speed. I did a couple of errands around town today and had some fun hopping up and down some curbs with this bike. Seems real sturdy right now but time will tell. I was looking at the picture of your new rig (nice looking ride) and I bet your frame would handle the Conti's but I'm not sure if you would need new rims.
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    I didn`t think anybody was still selling bikes in the first world that used 28" tires. They do look cool though.

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    Here is my new ride, an IRO Jamie Roy.



    It usually has a bottle cage, a frame pump, front and rear lights, my edge 205 and a tiny seatbag with patches, spare tube and levers.
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    I built this up last summer to be my commuter.
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    Today it was this. I ride a rail trail to work. This was taken about a half hour ago at work.
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    New, freshly home built commuter;
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    I didn`t think anybody was still selling bikes in the first world that used 28" tires. They do look cool though.

    Waynosdias- Your chain! I need one! What is it?
    I think those tires are an odd size because that bike is not widely sold in usa? Had a real hard time trying to find one, could only find online.

    I would assume the chain is a budget ss that came w/the bike , when I get a chance tomorrow Ill take a closer look and let you know.

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    2005 Cannondale F2000SL Commuter

    I built this bike to full XC race specs- so I can humble all the road bikers, out there too. At 21.7lbs- it FLIES on/off road with low rolling resistence 1.75" Kenda Klimax Lite XC race tires, and Mavic XC717/DT Swiss wheelest. I also replaced the bulky, 306g SRAM PG-990 11-34t mtb cassette, with a 179g Shimano Dura Ace 11-25t road cassette- since the reduced weight makes the bike climb like a billy goat on crack, now.

    The 3.2lb Cannondale Optimo alu frame rides like a dream, with vibration dampening very close to carbon fiber(thin seatstays). The Headshok with full lockout also turns this versatile commuter into a rigid, urban street demon. The best thing is that I can always take it off-road, whenever I want, as it hooks-up very well on dry hardpack, steers with point/shoot precision, and capable of 35-40mph on flat city roads, as well. Yes- it's scary FAST!!! I selected a hardtail mainly for cost, excellent power transfer, lightness, and simplicity of maintenence.

    Next upgrade is Stan's tubeless system. That should further drop the bike down close to 20lbs. No- I don't race. I just like to SAFELY(if that's even possible!) ride very fast, wherever I travel, with ease of control in a light bike. For me- a full XC race bike, makes this possible.
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    dang dude, that rubber is thicer than my calves

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I think those tires are an odd size because that bike is not widely sold in usa? Had a real hard time trying to find one, could only find online.

    I would assume the chain is a budget ss that came w/the bike , when I get a chance tomorrow Ill take a closer look and let you know.

    wayne
    Budget or not, it looks cool!

    Here`s my commuter: Nexus 8 and Shimano dyno hub (my first lace job), DIY racks, stem and pant cuff guard (the whimpy looking bash guard). Had problems occasionally with the 3W dyno light and added a 10W halogen based on the Pondscum thread. Next project is fenders- 38 pounds and counting! The frame is from my first mtb- a Univega Rover. I`ve been a fair-weather bike commuter for several years now and just finished my first winter as a year-rounder.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Budget or not, it looks cool!
    Talk about cool, your front rack is DIY? sweet.

    Its so crazy you laced a dyno hub, I was thinking of doing the same since there so hard to find. Hows the output? I was think of designing a light system that runs off battery power, but recharges the battery when the light is off w/the dyno hub.

    If I upgrade the chain anytime soon Ill send you the old one.

    Your punk rock

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    Thanks. Yes, both racks are DIY- TIGged hydraulic tubing. I want to replace the front with a slightly smaller one because the corners tend to bump into gate posts, rearview mirrors, etc. My dyno light (regular Lumotec) does OK up to about 10 or 15 MPH with no traffic. When cars pass me, I loose my night vision and can`t see for a while. Schmidt E6 is supposed to be more focused and light a smaller but brighter patch- I dunno which would be better. Recharging a battery from a dyno sounds like a great idea. Peter White has a system that does it off the shelf, but it`s expensive. A few guys on bikeforums.net have homebrew systems that do it, but they`re over my head. If you`re up on electronics, they might give you some ideas. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat & Hairy
    Today it was this. I ride a rail trail to work. This was taken about a half hour ago at work.
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    How in the HELL were you able to squeeze motocross tires, on a mtb???

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I think those tires are an odd size because that bike is not widely sold in usa? Had a real hard time trying to find one, could only find online.

    I would assume the chain is a budget ss that came w/the bike , when I get a chance tomorrow Ill take a closer look and let you know.

    wayne
    28" tires are 700c - European trekking bikes use the 700c/28" size. If they are xx-622, we call them 29" tires.

    i.e. the 700c x 42 Continental tires will fit your standard 29" mtb rim like a Mavic A317.
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    Nah, 622 is 622. There are actually 28 in wheels (ISO 635 at least and maybe others). I think the 635s are still used on some Indian and non-export Asian cruisers. Used to be in Europe and North America too. I was nutso for a while over some old Mexican bikes with double top tubes and rod activated brakes that used 28 inchers.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires...tml#lesscommon

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    Here's my current commuter:



    And an artsy shot at night:



    Half of my commute starts at midnight so I have a heavy investment in lights and reflective tape. My bike is pretty heavy, around 25 lbs but it works great as a commuter. I can only average around 20 MPH though so I'll have to keep my eye out for that other cannondale up there zooming past me at 45mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat & Hairy
    Today it was this. I ride a rail trail to work. This was taken about a half hour ago at work.
    My pugs made the commute a couple times this winter as well, I was that "crazy guy riding his bike in a snowstorm" throughout the office those days.
    Here's a shot of it waiting outside for me to ride it home, I didn't want to catch a bunch of flak for my bike getting the new office carpet wet.

    Oh yeah and a tip, if you let snow build up on the rims like that clean it off before you ride, it made my ride down the hill at 35 mph interesting. the wheel balance was totally off.
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    Here's mine. This was taken last year. Changed some parts since then..
    Budget build. DIY SS converter.

    Put something exciting between your legs. Ride a mountain bike.

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    80"s Diamondback

    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.

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    My Townie

    I love everyone's muters. Bastid child'n of RVC - we will gladly take your trash and tour.

    This is my 1991 Bridgestone CB-1 after a few "upgrades" from the parts bin in my garage, like:

    XTR/Richey OCR wheels
    Nitto North Road bars
    Tektro canti's and long-pull levers
    1x9 drivetrain with Vegas Shifting

    I will occasionally throw on a basket or bags depending on what the day has in store.

    This bike usually sticks around town, where it's easily outclassed by all the pimpin' WWII townies everyone seems to be riding out here. Since breaking my rib tho, I've been ridin' this the 7 miles to the ferry and through downtown SF every day. Super fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    I love everyone's muters. Bastid child'n of RVC - we will gladly take your trash and tour.

    This is my 1991 Bridgestone CB-1 after a few "upgrades" from the parts bin in my garage, like:

    XTR/Richey OCR wheels
    Nitto North Road bars
    Tektro canti's and long-pull levers
    1x9 drivetrain with Vegas Shifting

    I will occasionally throw on a basket or bags depending on what the day has in store.

    This bike usually sticks around town, where it's easily outclassed by all the pimpin' WWII townies everyone seems to be riding out here. Since breaking my rib tho, I've been ridin' this the 7 miles to the ferry and through downtown SF every day. Super fun.
    Vegas Shifting? please explain...
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    Old Gary Fisher...

    Here's my Portland Oregon commuter. Fenders are a must here. I have upgraded the wheels to Mavic 221's and LX hubs and added a Shimano LX 24spd drivetrain and brakes. She makes a decent commuter except for a couple of days when the roads iced up this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nepbug
    Vegas Shifting? please explain...
    By "Vegas" shifting, I mean I am lucky if it shifts. Adding an element of chance livens things up tremendously.

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    Looks way comfy, are the handle bars alloy or steel?

    wayne
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    Couple of commuting pics from DC. Great riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    Looks way comfy, are the handle bars alloy or steel?

    wayne
    They're the alloy bars. I regretted not getting the steel ones at first, but realistically won't put these through abuse enough to merit it, and the alloy seems to be workin' well. If I do anything next, it's to change to a 36t ring.

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