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    Fat!Drunk!Slow!
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    Back on the sadle!

    Since moving farther away from work this past winter, days commuting to work were few and far between. After a couple of upgrades, i'm back commuting, trying to do at least 4 days a week.

    8.5 miles each way, mixed with side streets, bike paths, and multi-use paths. About 40 minutes each way.

    Bike:
    Kona Unit 29er on 2.35 Big Apples/Velocity p35
    Ortlieb Downtown Pannier on Planet Bike Versarack Disc Rack
    Planet Bike Cascadia 29er Fenders

    On the bike trail:


    At work:


    Winter mode(Nokians on SnoCats):

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    29 x 2.35 BAs. If you ever get caught in a flash flood you can pop your front wheel off and float to saftey
    Must be seriously cushy.

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    Kona... must ride ...must ride .....my 2nd MTB & still in love!

    Congrats on your return to commute!

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    Bedwards Of The West
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    Gonna go straight home and check your pics (photobucket blocked at work). Love me some Kona AND some 29er. I was thinking about BA's on my 2nd wheelset for the 29er for the commute.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    The Brutally Handsome
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    Excellent Kona, I'm hoping to get mine up and running this week!

    BTW: My 2.5 BA's are the best tires I have ever owned. I have 800 miles on them so far and have been blown away by their performance. Absolutely outstanding!

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    Winter wheels with studded tires? Suspension fork to swap in, too for some weekend fun?

    Love the almost-too-fat-to-fit look. Orange is a great traffic color, too. I want one.


    But then again I have that reaction to almost every bike. Except highboys. Have to draw the line somewhere.

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    Very nice. Those BAs are monsters!
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 May 16, 2010

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    Fat!Drunk!Slow!
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    Last week ended great, no rain, good temps.

    Start of the 2nd week today: SUNNY, lows @ 34, highs of 54 today!

    Couple of notes on build:
    The PB fenders fit the Unit great, both the bridges on the seat and chain stays are threaded, and fork has a hole pre-drilled. I did use an inch or so of plumbers tape to lower the front fender closer to the tire.

    PB disc rack required some extras and mods to fit level. Went to Lowes for conduit clamps that fit over the seat-stays for the upper rack mounts, also notched out the bracket for the upper mount to bring it further forward allow it to sit level.

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