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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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    here is my kona jake. picked it up used and it has been a wicked commuter.
    It's go time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    They're the alloy bars. I regretted not getting the steel ones at first
    I dig them, I stay away from steel as I live next to the beach and everything corrodes way quick.

    Do you know the brand/style?

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    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
    current designated 28" tires are 700c...until very recently german tire brands didn't use the 29" designation at all...they were 28" because since the tire size was not MTB, it didn't reach the "29er" size....


    for example http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/bicyc...kel=720&info=1

    the size is 28 x 1.25, 700 x 32C...same ETRTO

    back on topic..gotta take a new pic of my commuter

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    Lotsa converted MTB's out there...

    So why should I be any different? Old 00 Trek 7000 frame, standard mtb drive train (I've got some climbs on the way to work), Avid brakes, basic seatpost rack and trunk bag, 719s with XT hubs. About the only things changed from it's dirt duty days are the tires and fork. The tires are Bontrager Invert 2.0s, and the fork is off of a Surly 1x1. For the pot holes and the hills around town it's a good ride.

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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.

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    i wouldn't like to be trusting any weight on that stem
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraviolet
    i wouldn't like to be trusting any weight on that stem
    It is an extension that weighs a ton and is actually quite sturdy. It just looks scary. Back when it was a mountain bike, I ran toe clips Tioga Psycho tires and bar ends, I did some fairly rugged stuff on some of our Nor Cal lava trails. I worried more about the fork than the stem. I actually crashed once and bent the bar but the stem was unfazed.

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    Long Haul Trucker

    Here is my LHT in commuter mode.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigtire
    Here is my LHT in commuter mode.
    Are those the stock bars on the LHT complete? I`ve seen them (or very similar) on a number of truckers and more standard kinda lookin drops on many others. Wouldn`t mind having a LHT myself- they look like a real bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Are those the stock bars on the LHT complete? I`ve seen them (or very similar) on a number of truckers and more standard kinda lookin drops on many others. Wouldn`t mind having a LHT myself- they look like a real bargain.
    They are Midge bars and I don't think they came stock on complete LHTs. But still a bargain if you are planning to get one.

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    my commuter

    going on 20 years now
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    These are my commuting bikes:

    These are my commuting bikes:






    Actually I moonlight at MDEbikes. We make MTB frames here in Turin Italy. We decided to make our citybike. Then we decided that a citybike needed a rack. We invented it, put it on, put on asphalt tires: that was our citybike.
    The black singlespeed got stolen.
    Now I am using the geared as SS. I never shift.
    I commute 22 miles return trip a day for my daytime job. Most of the ride is on bicycle ways. I have only probably one mile where I share the road with cars at high speed. I have to jump up and down from several walkways depending on traffic. I contemplated building my own fixie, but then I counted how many walkway jumps I was doing per day (30+). I decided that I needed fat tires no matter what. My ride has also some off-road in a park (1.5 miles).
    The rack turned out to work even better then expected. I can practically tie on it what I want. One year ago I had a wicker basket. It looked odd but it was good even for aerodynamics penetration and functioned also as a mudguard.
    The neighbourhoods that I ride through are bad. For example I ride nearby two gipsy camps, several illegal dumping grounds, junkies places, hookers…That is the way it is here.. .Strangely enough car drivers are OK with cyclists. That is good.
    The urban cyclist clique here in Turin is going thru a bad period. We used to be a much stronger lobby.
    This is the picture of my ride track.


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    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    no car, so every day, is bike day...
    my newest ride
    me likey

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    a new Big Dummy is the truck...
    and of course... The Pug, that I've had for a couple of years now...

    no car... just bikes
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    New commuter. It's all about the speed (and camo tape)



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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    no car, so every day, is bike day...
    my newest ride
    I would really like to see the build spec's, as it is obvious you put allot of thought into your bikes!

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    no car, so every day, is bike day...
    my newest ride
    Devo, that's a beautiful Hunter! I love reading your posts... hope there's an upcoming ride report with the new wheels. Have a gr8 weekend

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    the Hunter really is a super swank nice bike
    holy smokes!
    one day i rode up to Rick's place, he measured me all up, we chit chat about things, and this is what he came up with! its everything i wanted!

    so it has a CK headset
    On-One Mary Bars, inverted
    wrapped with Stella Azura bar tape
    Avid Ultimate levers
    08' Avid mechs 203mm front, 160 rear (cuz im a whopping 180lbs, and intend to load the bike some, and from my experience, when you decide to ride somewhere away from The Rat Race, descending any substantial grade, with gear... you need to be able to completely rely on your brakes... consequently i also carry a 2nd set of pads with me, when ever i go tour.)
    X.O gripshift
    08' X.O rear derailleur
    Truvativ cabon Noir crankset
    X7 front derailleur
    Salsa seatpost
    flite saddle
    MAVIC SpeedCity wheelset
    Conti Top Contact 700c x 47c tyres (btw... these tyres rock! they work on fire road, and dirt, albeit the local trails on Ft. Ord, are nice and hard pack right now)


    most of this stuff i had laying around, as i had sold off my Moto Rapido frame and SID fork.

    Rick put 3 bottle cage braze ons
    fenders, racks, etc...

    its an ultra swank rig... no doubt.

    29er MTB, in what i like to call, "Cafe Adventure Tourer"

    its pretty fast... I'm able to be effective in group road rides.
    44x11t is just enough. the wheels are actually a little bit taller than a road wheel.
    and of course, it easily handles rough roads.

    and when the pave gets steep, and my friends are trying to muscle those typical road gears, the MTB gearing is obviously super easy. they particularly dislike it when i do wheelies, and ride with no hands going up hill.

    at the moment, I am waiting for a set of bags for it, from Carousel Design Works

    so ya... its my fancy smancie custom tailored bike to my liking...

    :-)

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    somewhere around San Jose?
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    Yes, the bridges are on the Los Gatos Creek trail running from Los Gatos to San Jose. The Egyptian Museum is on Park Street, a good bike commute. The end is Santa Clara University which has one of the oldest Missions in the country.

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    (UK). 8 miles every day - 4 miles of those are a pretty annoying shallow climb - 200m is a near vertical climb that I have to get of for Good for the calves though, ill get pics. I have a car but choose to ride - love it, rain or shine. In fact though people think i'm mad I enjoy riding in the rain, especially in summer. Its the wind I hate with a passion!!!

    Front and rear shocks have lockout so Its like riding a rigid.

    The wheels in the background are my commute wheels - Mavic Crossride laced with Continental TravelContact tyres. This was until yesterday my XC/Commute rig. Have a new Giant Reign now so unfortunately my baby is being sold.


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    Here's my commuter. It's currently awaiting a new front end, as I destroyed the fork 2 weeks ago. Its not really a Surly, its an '84 Miyata 310, I added canti studs and rerouted the cables to the TT.

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    My Kona

    Here's what I am using now. I have a SOMA Rush for a once in a while ride....


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    I commuted occasionally last year for a total of about 900km on this:

    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Got a 69er rigid in the pipeline but this is what I am currently knocking out the miles on with 40/16 ratio giving me just enough speed on the flats but I am able to get up most of the hills in Sheffield.
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    I finally took some pics of mine... Kona Dew Plus with several upgrades (mostly leftovers from MTBs )

    the fork and front rotor are temps, since my p2 fork is being warrantied for out-of-spec disc tabs...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2430983024/" title="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2430983024_eda5cc407a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2430983160/" title="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2430983160_e2fcd408bb_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2430169163/" title="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2430169163_61085acb75_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2430983474/" title="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2430983474_f20629bb6b_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="The commuter: Kona Dew Plus" /></a>

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    Dang, Cris, sweet Kona. I like the look of the temporary fork - can you fit a fender in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio
    Dang, Cris, sweet Kona. I like the look of the temporary fork - can you fit a fender in there?

    Ant

    Thanks Ant!

    I also like the "thicker" fork look...I can't put a fender as it is now... I am currently debating on whether to drill a hole for the fender mount (though I don't feel very sure about it) or go for the SKS race fenders that attach directly to the fork legs....

    I will wait a bit to get my warrantied fork and then decide...

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    2003 Fuji League. Everything pretty much stock expect for the rear wheel/hub and eggbeaters (nice to have one system for rd and mtb). I just removed all the extra parts.


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    here's mine...used to be 34/18 now 44/14 for the commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez
    going on 20 years now
    You`ve been been riding it yourself for almost 20 years? Dang, that`s a long time for any bike- gotta be some kind of record for a BMX. Pretty cool!

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    Nice Dew, Crisillo. I just now saw what you explained about 28 in wheels- sounds like what the last guy tried to tell me and I thought he was confused. SInce I just put my foot in my mouth this morning on another forum I may as well get it out of the way here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Nice Dew, Crisillo. I just now saw what you explained about 28 in wheels- sounds like what the last guy tried to tell me and I thought he was confused. SInce I just put my foot in my mouth this morning on another forum I may as well get it out of the way here too.
    Thanks, RyR.... don't sweat it..it is easy to get things mixed up with all the different names for the same (or very similar) thing

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    my commuter/touring bike

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    My '07 Dew Deluxe, I love this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrennan


    my commuter/touring bike
    is that an H-bar?
    very cool rig
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    My other Phillip's Twenty running as fixed gear... it is sporting a new Brooks B17 Imperial prototype that I am beta testing for them.

    The saddle is awesome.







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    2006 Gary Fisher Advance, I've put a little over 5000 miles on it.
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    My commuter, a 2003-2004 Kona Dew that has seen more abuse, winter riding, off road action and over all miles than any other bike in my collection. It has been run over, survived an attempted theft with a car jack, and even unintentionally took the mirror off of a Lexus so far. I built up a super heavy duty set of wheels for it in 2006 as I had gone through two wheelsets in two years prior to that.

    edit - oops, a picture would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    My other Phillip's Twenty running as fixed gear... it is sporting a new Brooks B17 Imperial prototype that I am beta testing for them.

    The saddle is awesome.




    What is the plate for? Is that or was that for some kind of requirement of plates on bikes.
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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.

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    700c = 28" = 29" = BSD 622mm = the most commonly used rim/wheelsize in the world for adult bikes. Road bikes have it, city cruisers have it.

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    I wanna post a pic. Can someone please tell me how to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmf
    I wanna post a pic. Can someone please tell me how to do it?
    go to the "advanced editor" and below the text area, there is the upload images button, there you can upload a jpeg up to 1024 x 1024 pixels and smaller than 390.6KB

    alternatively, you can link the image from a photo service like flickr or photobucket.

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    fmf, if compuspeak is as foreign to you as it is to me, I recomend you check this sticky from rbr:
    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=69423
    You`ll need to register in order to see it, but it`s free and you can use your mtbr username and password, so nothing extra to remember. The guy has pictures of exactly what your screen should look like at every step of the way- it`s really helpfull!

    Cris, do you think there`s a way to transfer that sticky to mtbr? Maybe it would be better "Pasion" or "General" than commuter, but it sure made things easy for me. The screenshots help imensely for us non-technical types and I can`t imagine there are only two of us who finished school in precomputer days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar

    Cris, do you think there`s a way to transfer that sticky to mtbr? Maybe it would be better "Pasion" or "General" than commuter, but it sure made things easy for me. The screenshots help imensely for us non-technical types and I can`t imagine there are only two of us who finished school in precomputer days.
    I think it could be crosslinked........

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    go to the "advanced editor" and below the text area, there is the upload images button, there you can upload a jpeg up to 1024 x 1024 pixels and smaller than 390.6KB

    alternatively, you can link the image from a photo service like flickr or photobucket.

    txs I'll give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy
    What is the plate for? Is that or was that for some kind of requirement of plates on bikes.
    The bike is a '72 - 73 model and the plate just seemed to fit the bike even though I'm not in the 'Peg where license plates must have been mandatory at one time. It can off the fork of a very old bike that came into our shop and was affixed to the front axle through that larger hole by the "2".
    I ride with 65'er...he's a mountain goat....But then again, we need to throw him in the mud and pack his pockets with lead shot before a scale will read him. - Psycho Mike

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