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    What kind of a helmet is that?



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    Here's my rig in commuter/night road riding form with the slicks, lights, and bottle cage on it.






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    Looks like a Giro Zen helmet.
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    Revived Mongoose Zuma. I added drum brakes and a 7 spd dropout derailleur to make an "Old School" commuter.
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    This is my commuter. It's officially the biggest piece of $#%@! ever. I just picked it up for $100 and thought I was getting a good deal but it doesn't look like it. It must have been really abused. BB is bad, headset creeks and is a little stiff, pedals are bent, rear rim has a moderate dent from a curb, front derailleur was bad (I removed it), brakes are completely worn out and don't really work. Not to mention all the scratches.

    Good thing it the frame is very light and tires are new. I replaced the stem with a shorter one with a 30 deg rise. To do: A friend is giving me road pedals, replace the entire braking system (brakes, pads, cables, handles), get riser bars. Likely a new seat too.


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    Ok I think it's done. It's been through a few changes since I got it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    Ok I think it's done. It's been through a few changes since I got it.

    Interesting,what did you use for the reflectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfish
    This is my commuter. It's officially the biggest piece of $#%@! ever. I just picked it up for $100 and thought I was getting a good deal but it doesn't look like it. It must have been really abused. BB is bad, headset creeks and is a little stiff, pedals are bent, rear rim has a moderate dent from a curb, front derailleur was bad (I removed it), brakes are completely worn out and don't really work. Not to mention all the scratches.

    Good thing it the frame is very light and tires are new. I replaced the stem with a shorter one with a 30 deg rise. To do: A friend is giving me road pedals, replace the entire braking system (brakes, pads, cables, handles), get riser bars. Likely a new seat too.
    Don`t worry too much, Razorfish- even if the whole bike were totally junked, the most you`d lose on a $100 bad decision would be $100. Really can`t go too far wrong there. Looks like it may work out anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoginasser
    Interesting,what did you use for the reflectors?
    "Lightweights for wheels" You can find them at lightweights.org and some bike shops. They are nearly invisible in the daytime.

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    Thanks for tip Jag.Those things look nice on your bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Don`t worry too much, Razorfish- even if the whole bike were totally junked, the most you`d lose on a $100 bad decision would be $100. Really can`t go too far wrong there. Looks like it may work out anyway.
    Thanks for the reassurance. My buddy gave me pedals and it turns out the crunching was from the old pedals not the BB. I was able to get the headset to loosen up a little so I think that's fine too. I bought a new brake system (calipers, cables, levers), stem and grips for about $65 and I think that will make it pretty decent. I'll clean it up and paint it when it starts raining this fall/winter.

    I was thinking of riser bars, new seat and some other stuff so I can hit whatever obstacles I come across on the way to/from work but that's probably not worth it.

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    Here's mine.

    Soma Juice resprayed in black with the usual bits and pieces. Commuty bits include Planet Bike Hardcore fenders, Schwalbe Marathon tyres (with nice reflective strip!), Cateye TL-LD610 tail light and Dinotte 200L headlight...
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    Well, this is my first post. I just got the Trek and have had the raleigh for about 6 years. I'm really rough on bikes and just couldn't bring my self to use my raleigh for commuting. My wife knew I was itching for a mountian bike (my last one got stolen at MSU) and she took me to the shop to get tubes and she said "pick one" I said...ok. And I now have my New Commuter. I might try some light mountian biking with it. I'm gonna work on getting it ready for MI winters.



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    got my new bags

    I just got back from tech school where I was able to buy a some cool grocery type bags for Topeak explorer rack. Of course, it had to rain on my maiden voyage. Good thing that they came with their own rain covers.
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    oops forget to tell what type they are --Detours Toocan.

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    ScottNova, that`s cool of your wife. Looks like you picked well for a commuter, too.

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    Bugly, I`ve seen some of those big `ol grocery panniers and always wondered if they throw you off to just use one side or if you have say, a double pack of paper towels in one side and a twelve-pack of beer bottles in the other. It looks like yours are full on both sides, but if you experiment come back and tell how it worked out.

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    I loaded them with heavy stuff on the bottom and veggies and eggs on the top and it was really even load. I have to keep my feet really in the middle of the peddles or my feet hits the bags. They sure take a lot of groceries to fill them. I will post on how I feel about them later with different loads.

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    Here is mine! I use it for CX as well. Specialized Sirrus all that is left stock is the frame. this winter i want to get a carbon fork and some new tougher wheels. also a sweet flat black powdercoat
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    A night shot of my Trek 7500... my "Tron" bike

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    Started commuting again after 5 years

    Here's my ride. Waiting on a Brooks B17 saddle. Worked from home for the last 5 years. Back in an office now. I enjoy my 12 mile ride to work and back.
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    The Ultimate Commuter bike - Custom 2008 Norco VFR Cross

    My 2008 Custom Norco VFR Cross 20" (Full XTR & Carbon)



    Headset - Ritchey Comp, 41.8/6.8mm

    Frame - Hydraformed & double butted Alloy

    Cranks - Race Face Deus XC 175mm (2008 XT Chain rings)

    Pedals - Shimano PD-MX30

    Shifters - Shimano XTR SL-M970 Rapidfire Levers (215 grams)

    Rear Derailleur - Shimano XTR M970

    Front Derailleur - Shimano XTR M971

    Seat Post - Carbon Control Tech (Carbon seatpost)

    Handlebars - 2008 Easton Monkeylite XC Riser Bar (Carbon bars)

    V-Brakes - Avid Single Digit Ultimate Brakes

    Chain - XTR

    Grips - Ergon Performance Grips

    Brake Levers - Avid Ultimate Pro Levers


    Retail value: $3375
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    Leoseller7,
    where's the rack and lights and coffee mug holder?

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    new here...came across the site looking for winter riding tips.

    Here's my commuter

    1991 High Plains
    CroMo lugged frame

    Pretty plain jane for the School Commute. Just put on some cheap bags so they still look spiffy and what not.


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    That Juice is sweet.

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    Mellobud, yer Schwinn is a beauty! What tires are you running? They look kinda knobby, but maybe just that "patchy" look like on some fat slicks.

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    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
    Groovy! Where`s your shifter mounted? It looks like it`s stuck to the side of your right brake hood, but I think the pic misrepresents it a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Mellobud, yer Schwinn is a beauty! What tires are you running? They look kinda knobby, but maybe just that "patchy" look like on some fat slicks.
    The tires are Projekt KOM, I'm just trying to wear them out to justify some smoother rollers. I do take this bike out on the hardpack trails around here from time to time. They may look knobby but the roll pretty fast on the center tread and I run them at 75psi of their 85 max for the road.

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    My old horse

    Here is my 1989 Fisher AL-1 with all its commuting regalia. The only thing really missing is my coffee cup that fits in the rear water bottle cage. Amazingly, this old turd only weighs 30 pounds without all the junk...and that's with the rack and fenders still on it.



    I only just started commuting to work (25 mi. round trip) last month. I decided to upgrade the old horse instead of buying a replacement. Since then I've added the following:

    rack (had laying around)
    fenders $29
    Deore LX parallel link V-brakes $90
    Avid Speed-Dial levers $27
    Kool-Stop salmon/black BMX pads up front $13
    SRAM 7 speed thumb/trigger shifters (nice!) $25
    new cables/housings throughout $10
    Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" tyres $70
    cheap springloaded seatpost (our roads suck) $29
    WTB Rocket-V Team saddle (Ti rails) $75
    new chain $16
    new gear cluster $25
    Shimano clipless pedals $45
    Cat Eye wireless comp $45
    Ortlieb panniers $135
    Axiom Laurentian trunk bag $35
    On Guard double-team lock $30
    Planet Bike Blaze 1Watt front light (kickass light!) $44
    Planet Bike Blinky1 taillight $15
    Planet Bike Superflash taillight (on helmet) $24

    Still to do:
    Easton EC70 carbon bars (ordered...waiting) $65
    some kind of brake booster up front

    Add that up and I probably should have gone ahead and bought a bike. $847.00!!!!
    Of course, some of the high-dollar items are not bike specific and would have been purchased anyway (fenders, computer, pedals, saddle, bags, lock, lights, etc.)

    Oh...and here's the bike I used to commute on. It hasn't been ridden in over 2 months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover


    Now with Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internal rear wheel. Nice, as I'm starting to do more and more grocery stuff with it - I liked it fixed gear, but I've got a road bike setup fixed for when wanting to ride that way, and unencumbered.
    I LOVE IT!

    It's exactly what I want, I just don't want to drop that much money on one. (Everything is three times the price in Aus..)

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    Here's my bike! I used my Macbook webcam to take this picture, sorry about the reversed logo!



    This is my first "i feel like I own a nice bike instead of a walmart cheapo one." It's a 2000 Raleigh M-80 bought used for $100 about a year ago. I'm fairly new to the cycling community so correct me if my terminology sucks. Some stuff I bought were a Bell helmet, Planet Bike lights, and Kwest 1.5 Slicks. I commute to class and to work totaling about 7-8 miles a day. I have so much potential ideas for my bike!!!

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    Here's the stealth bike... the black fenders are about to go on for the fall/winter.

    12 miles round trip, part dirt roads, part pavement....
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    Commuterboy,
    I have dreaming of a bike just like yours. What are the specs?

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    Sweet! nashbar frame/fork? What are you doing for shifters, Pauls?

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    Yeah, it looks like you have yourself a nice bike rummer44. Great commuting setup.

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    Thanks for the comments...

    Yes, it's a Nashbar "X" Cyclocross frame, and their Carbon Cyclocross fork (the only carbon fork I could find with a disc mount). Great frame/fork. Has threaded braze-ons for everything...discs, racks, fenders...and you can't go wrong with flat black. It's got Nashbar oversize road bars, Nashbar stem, Cane Creek Headset, Ascent Carbon Seatpost, Fi'zi:k Plateau Saddle (serious comfort).

    The brake levers are Tektro...cheapest ones I could find. I've got FSA Gossamer compact road cranks on there, but no front derailleur. I wasn't shifting out of the big ring on my commute anyway, so why bother. (I actually did my first ever century on this bike with no front derailleur this summer. I only had to manually drop into the smaller ring for one big climb) The rear casette is a mountain bike 8 speed, with an XT mountain bike derailleur. The shifter is robbed from an old mountain bike, it's an 8 speed LX Deore trigger shift. I had to seriously modify the mount to get it to work on the road bars. I heated it up and bent the clamp, drilled it out and used a bent bolt and nut to make it fit the oversize road bars. It's mounted on the upper flat part of the bar between the brake lever and my cateye headlight mount. Plenty of room for a hand on the top bar still. You could do the same for a front shifter, but I'm not sure how it would work with the double crankset. You'd have to seriously limit the travel of the derailleur to match the road double crankset. No problems yet running a mountain bike 8 speed chain on a crankset/chainwheel designed for 10 speed...

    It's got Mavic 36 spoke disc only 29er wheels with XT disc hubs (the cyclocross rear hub width is 135mm, mountain bike standard), which allows me to run pretty fat tires for my dirt road...I'm running Schwalbe Kojack tires currently...700cX35, and I still have room for Planet Bike fenders.

    The disc brakes were a necessity at first, because when I built the bike I had mountain bike wheels on it (made for a scary low bottom bracket height, but otherwise they worked well). The brake bosses didn't line up for rim brakes with 26" wheels. I like them now with the 700c (29er) wheels because they're great in the sloppy winter weather, and they make for lots of fender clearance. I had to bend one of the fender brackets to get around the brake caliper, but that's no big deal.

    I also just ordered some 'lightweights' for my wheels, after seeing that bike on the previous page of this thread with them. I could definately do more for visibility, riding a flat black bike in the pre-dawn hours probably isn't the best way to be seen. I do use a blinky taillight on my backpack, and my ride is very rural...I'll see 10 cars (maybe) between home and work (and I know the driver of 8 of them).

    Edit: I would also like to publicly apologize for my silver seat post clamp. I couldn't find a black one at the time, and I have every intention of painting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Edit: I would also like to publicly apologize for my silver seat post clamp. I couldn't find a black one at the time, and I have every intention of painting it.

    Don't forget your headset spacers too.
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    I know, I know I keep meaning to get a carbon spacer kit every time I'm on nashbar or pricepoint. Next time.
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    Here's my recently converted commuter. It's an '06 Trek 8500. Kinda overkill for a commuter but I don't wanna spend more money to buy a cheap bike just to commute. Plus I don't have the space for it. I was thinking of selling this guy but I don't think I can get what I want. I paid $2K when I bought it. I have an Intense 5.5 also that I'll mtn bike with.

    I put on some Bontrager Select Inverse Hardcase tires. They seem to be very smooth compared to the knobbies that were on it but still gives me some cushion for some curb hopping and stuff. Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone. And I bolted on a slim pump and a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock. I put one a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear and ziptied a 100 lumen Coleman headlamp with the head strap cut off. But in the picture I have my Light & Motion Arc Ultra Li-Ion strapped on as well. Friend gave me his old cushiony Forte saddle. Hope its good for assphalt riding. Put on the old allen wrench seat post clamp and bought some inexpensive locking skewers at Performance Bike. Rounded it off with some platforms and it's good to go.

    I'm contemplating if I should invest in some Stan's Tubeless. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A


    Here's my recently converted commuter. It's an '06 Trek 8500. Kinda overkill for a commuter but I don't wanna spend more money to buy a cheap bike just to commute. Plus I don't have the space for it. I was thinking of selling this guy but I don't think I can get what I want. I paid $2K when I bought it. I have an Intense 5.5 also that I'll mtn bike with.

    I put on some Bontrager Select Inverse Hardcase tires. They seem to be very smooth compared to the knobbies that were on it but still gives me some cushion for some curb hopping and stuff. Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone. And I bolted on a slim pump and a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock. I put one a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear and ziptied a 100 lumen Coleman headlamp with the head strap cut off. But in the picture I have my Light & Motion Arc Ultra Li-Ion strapped on as well. Friend gave me his old cushiony Forte saddle. Hope its good for assphalt riding. Put on the old allen wrench seat post clamp and bought some inexpensive locking skewers at Performance Bike. Rounded it off with some platforms and it's good to go.

    I'm contemplating if I should invest in some Stan's Tubeless. What do you think?

    Thats a nice ride for commuting... Depending on how safe it is where you keep the bike you might wanna think about more locks.. If you can, bring it in with you where you work. I used to do that. Especially after I got some bikes ripped off.. BTW I'm talkin bout L.A.

    Stans might be cool. Why not give it a try.... I got a Stans kit for my DJ bike but havnt got round to installin it yet.

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    My ride



    My current ride; I think it is still evolving as I get a better feel for what I want on it and don't. A proper mount for the lock is first, there is no room inside the triangle with a water bottle in there too and the stock one doesn't work anywhere else. After that probably a set of x28 or x35 tires with some more aggressive treads. My commute from my doorstep to work is all of a kilometer, and once all the construction around here is done I'm sure it'll be pleasant, but right now there are enough places where it is more suited to mountain tires than little skinny go-fast ones.

    That said, at the end of the day it gets me from A to B with a minimum of fuss, and stripped down it does go awful quick.

    PS Yes I made the mounts for the speed and cadence sensors. Yes, they were previously copper water pipe. No, I don't care that they're ugly, they're all of 37 grams each, and were next to free!
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    ^^ I like that. Purdy Are those KHS forks?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A
    Also added a couple bottle cages, the red one for water, and the white one fits my keys and cellphone.
    I have a 'cage rocket' (http://www.cagerocket.com) that I use occasionally when I'm not carrying a backpack. It's got a padded interior, which is nice for the phone and iPod when I'm chattering down my dirt road. It will carry my phone, keys, iPod, multi-tool, tire levers, and spare tube. Also the big flip-top lid makes it easy to access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    ^^ I like that. Purdy Are those KHS forks?
    Thanks! Thats the stock fork, it has done me well even though I had to get a little creative in mounting the speed sensor. The only thing I've changed are the pedals, Crank Brothers Quattro SLs, which I like a lot. I might add some lights and an air horn later, but it treats me pretty well as it is. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    I have a 'cage rocket' (http://www.cagerocket.com) that I use occasionally when I'm not carrying a backpack. It's got a padded interior, which is nice for the phone and iPod when I'm chattering down my dirt road. It will carry my phone, keys, iPod, multi-tool, tire levers, and spare tube. Also the big flip-top lid makes it easy to access.

    OOoohhhh... :drums finger tips together like a mad scientist:

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    They have 'em at Nashbar for 8.99 - http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

    And 'factory seconds' ones with slight defects for 4.99 - http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products
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    The green machine is simple, but it gets the job done.

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    Here's a bike I got from a buddy... When I got it, it was all beat up... The only things I bought were the tires / tubes and brake cable / banana. The other parts are from other bikes here and there. I'm trying the spring seat.. Just put it on today. Hope it takes some of the harshness out of the ride.

    And how bout the front fender, hey?!
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    And how bout the front fender, hey?!
    GROOVIN`!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm My newly built 56cm Surly Cross Check

    After I sold my two other hybrid bikes on Craigslist, I got a little $$ to build a new commuter with a mix of old and new parts I had laying around:

    Easton EA70 stem
    Easton Monkeylite Carbon SL lo-rise bars
    Truvativ Team seatpost
    Selle Italia saddle
    XTR shifters
    XT front derailleur
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    Shimano Ultegra Triple crankset
    Shimano Ultegra 9 (12-27) cassette
    Easton Vista Wheelset
    Hutchinson Equinox 700x23C road tires
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    suede34, thats a beautiful bike!

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    I'm loving that Surly...

    My next commuter frame will be a crosscheck or a Kona Jake the Snake.
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    Well we have been commuting steadily for the last two years in the PNW and in Colorado (as much as possible anyway given the long winters there and distance from town) for years before that and here are our rides:

    Mine, I have a set of BOB nuts on it also.
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    The wife's. She has her old mtn. bike that she uses for the uphill run to the U and her grocery getter Craig's list special for downtown duties.
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    And then we have the town car or actually we call it the marriage counselor,
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    But years ago I started experimenting with small motor assist, both gas and electric on bicycles to try and make the aforementioned distance to town a bit easier to attain. The 2 stroke was too loud and smelly and the electric was not a big enough gain for the money. Lately I have thought alot about motor assist again, especially after riding a few fully loaded cargo bikes around. I really like the cargo bike idea alot but think it needs some assitance so this is my newest addition to the fleet.
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    The way to go with motors on bikes is to run them through your drivetrain somehow to get the full benefit of the motor and also your ability to pedal. If you gear everything correctly you can still pedal as hard as you want in order to stay on top of any gear with the engine right in stride so that you can get up to the edge of a sweat and stay there for a very long time.

    The biggest benefit is the ability to get off the line and up the bigger hills while loaded. I have ridden enough tandem to know that this is a chore on a loaded bike even with two people hooked up. But if you put 1.5 hp or the equivalent wattage in there it makes it happen quite seamlessly.

    The reason I am using a small 4 stroke engine instead of electric is a matter of economics. The gas motor will get about 200 mpg with pedaling and the cost of the motor is about 1/4 of what an equivalent electric system would get power wise but with way less range. At some point if our economy stays together battery technology may get to the point where it is affordable but I doubt ever as cheap as the gas motor. Electricity from coal fired plants versus gas is point of debate for sure. However my plan is to convert these engines to ethanol here in the next year or so.

    I really feel that motor assist will become more prevolent in the commuter world here in the near future. Might as well be prepared!

    Thanks for looking.

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    can't fiigure out how to post.

    Image is too big so I opened a photobucket acct. and it keeps failing that upload too.

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    works great

    A guy at work owed me some $$ so I told him to just let me take his bike that has been sitting in the locker room for ever. So it cost me 50 bucks. Put on some fenders and a rack that was on my carbon road bike used for commuting until now. Oh yeah and a bell and some skinny tires. It runs great since just before he stored it in the locker room he had a new rear cog and cables and grip shifters put on. I can't figure out how to get the whole bike in pic. Upload says it will only take a certain size and when I do that all I get is this pic. Sorry. It is a Full Force (what ever that is) I think it is a step up from a Huffy. Says Specialized design on it and has a 1800 number to call for help.

    Hey how do we take advantage of the new bill passed for 20 bucks a month tax free if you primarily ride a bike to work? It starts in Jan of 09.
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    MABman, that`s one of the most killerest stables I`ve seen here! Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    "Lightweights for wheels" You can find them at lightweights.org and some bike shops. They are nearly invisible in the daytime.

    I installed my lightweights last night They look too cool. I need to do some flash photography and post up pics. Thanks for the info
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    MABman, that is a killer motorized bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABman
    The 2 stroke was too loud and smelly...
    I have to disagree with you there. Few things smell better. My 'other bike' with motor assist:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    My 'other bike' with motor assist:
    Which is all good until people like me have to come pick up the pieces.

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    ^^ don't worry, I'm getting to be an old guy. Power is nothing without control. I've only crashed the KTM a handful of times


    Back on track, here's the stealth bike with the 'Lightweights' installed:
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    2001 Special Ed Rockhopper, seems fitting it being my campus commuter bike. haha The tires in the pic are Nokian Mount and Grounds, for the warmer months I run 1.5" WTB Slickasaurus tires. As pictured: 29lb.
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    ^^ are those Bontrager bars? I had a pair like that on an old schwinn homegrown and I really liked them...
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    Yup, Bontrager Crowbars. I really like the "moto" look of them with the center bar but clamping any kind of light to them is a pain.

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    ...never thought of that...a computer or a light would be almost impossible to set up right. I didn't use either on the bike I had them on. Seriously strong bars though...I abused mine pretty bad and never had an issue.
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    Wow! Smoooth!

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    Inbred

    I was sick of having a wet bum and salt in my mouth last winter, so I picked up an SS Inbred cheap and made her commuter friendly!



    1x8 inboard.



    Bell, light and daft dog..



    I just drilled a hole in the fork crown to get the mudguards to sit tight,



    Home made bracket.





    I`ll be fitting studded tires when the snow comes. I bought some marathon race 700x40.

    Let the bad weather come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy


    Back on track, here's the stealth bike with the 'Lightweights' installed:
    It has been bugging me why these look so freakin' familiar since the first person posted a photo. I was just watching MIB II again last night and it came clear! The scene after they try to restore J's memory downstairs in the pawn shop; he walks outside and spots all the aliens, including two riding a tandem bike and the bike and riders are covered in these reflectors!
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    Winter commuter:


    There's an old Gary Fisher steel hardtail under there somewhere

    Road commuter:


    '82 Trek 311 with modern parts. Pic is a little outdated.

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2951121163/" title="Last one! Promise! by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2951121163_e414c948b9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Last one! Promise!" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2950223939/" title="The cockpit. by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2950223939_43c9fe33d8.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="The cockpit." /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paranoidbadger/2951110917/" title="Morning ride. by Silen7 Cartographer, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2951110917_cd72cc8c8d.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Morning ride." /></a>

    '09 Trek Valencia with a lot of extra goodies. Sweet bike, one of my favorites to ride right now - I look forward to every commute now when I wake up. I'm finding more and more excuses to get out and ride her.
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
    I have a slight cycling addiction.

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    Here's a cellphone shot of my do-it-all bike. Trailer, trail-a-bike, groceries, you name it. The picture does not capture how very truly dripping gushing wet it is here right now, I thought it might have a chance but it doesn't.
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    xtracycle commuter

    Just got home from the maiden grocery getting voyage. Still have some things to learn about packing the xtracycle but overall I'm very happy with the change. Once I got home I realized "holy crap, my rig is as long as a car ! " Just for fun, a picture of how a garage "should" be used.
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    Newbie commuter, first winter in:
    Just put on the fender earlier tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish
    Just got home from the maiden grocery getting voyage. Still have some things to learn about packing the xtracycle but overall I'm very happy with the change. Once I got home I realized "holy crap, my rig is as long as a car ! " Just for fun, a picture of how a garage "should" be used.

    Wow! Cool! Hope you don't have to go up any huge hills on that!

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    Here is my play commuter. I use this when I have plenty of time for the commute and I can actually have some fun. I built this with the heaviest parts I had lying around to get it to about 40 lbs. The Maxxis Hookworms weigh ~2.75lbs each but they roll over everything. Gives me a great workout on my 10 mile commute and a new meaning to hills.

    Fun fun fun......
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    Think I got a so so pic

    Quote Originally Posted by big mario
    A guy at work owed me some $$ so I told him to just let me take his bike that has been sitting in the locker room for ever. So it cost me 50 bucks. Put on some fenders and a rack that was on my carbon road bike used for commuting until now. Oh yeah and a bell and some skinny tires. It runs great since just before he stored it in the locker room he had a new rear cog and cables and grip shifters put on. I can't figure out how to get the whole bike in pic. Upload says it will only take a certain size and when I do that all I get is this pic. Sorry. It is a Full Force (what ever that is) I think it is a step up from a Huffy. Says Specialized design on it and has a 1800 number to call for help.

    Hey how do we take advantage of the new bill passed for 20 bucks a month tax free if you primarily ride a bike to work? It starts in Jan of 09.
    Looking at all these cool commuters makes me want to get a nicer ride now. After all it is probably starting to be the bike I ride the most. I am gonna see how much I commute through the winter before I spend any more $$$$ on it. Maybe some ergo grips. I road a friend's bike with them and they were comfy.
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    Here is my daily commuter, a Trek Mountain Track 850 rigid (circa 1990?). My friend whom I bought it from had already installed a suspension seat post and Schwinn cruiser springer saddle. I added lights, Beavertail fenders and Michelin Country Rock tires. A trusty and reliable friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Here is my daily commuter, a Trek Mountain Track 850 rigid (circa 1990?). My friend whom I bought it from had already installed a suspension seat post and Schwinn cruiser springer saddle. I added lights, Beavertail fenders and Michelin Country Rock tires. A trusty and reliable friend!
    Nice! Hey, check your crank model (imprinted on the rear of the arms, e.g. FC-M290 or whatnot), there were some models recalled by Shimano during that era. Not being able to see the driveside arm, I can't tell visually if those are one of the affected models (which can break in half).

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    My Cross-Check Grocery Getter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    Nice! Hey, check your crank model (imprinted on the rear of the arms, e.g. FC-M290 or whatnot), there were some models recalled by Shimano during that era. Not being able to see the driveside arm, I can't tell visually if those are one of the affected models (which can break in half).
    Whoa, thanks for the tip! My crank is an FC-MC10. I just ran a search online and it doesn't appear on the list of recalled cranks.

    In case anyone else needs the info, here is a great website to use: Bicycle Cranks Recalled By Shimano
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    New to the forums, but I will post up my current rigs.

    In nice weather I usually take my Trek Soho S to school and work (about 50 miles/ week) Its stock save for pedals, campy brakes and a couple other misc. doodads.



    In the winter and in foul weather I usually take my aluminum 2000 nishiki cascade. Its ugly (good theft deterrent), but pretty light and it makes a great commuter.

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    Drop Bar Commuter

    Hi,

    After many years of using a flat bar I started to get a bit sick of struggling into the head wind home on my daily commute (it is also up hill). The flat bars are great in town but since half of my commute is rural it was always a bit of a compromise. However, I met a guy the other week on a cyclo cross bike with cross top levers and I realised I could get the best of both worlds, a drop bar for the windy bits and the cross top levers would allow for the more upright position (but still being able to brake) when in traffic.



    I changed my Avid BB7s for road versions, bought some Mirage 9sp ergos and FSA short drop bars. My only problem was getting a campag compatible cassette on my Hope XC disc hubs. I thought I was onto a winner simply buying a SRAM cassette and replacing the spacers with some Mavic Campag spacers I had lying around. However, they make the cassette two wide to fit. I stuck the normal SRAM cassette on and it worked up to a point. It was always slightly out on a couple of changes.

    I decided to try putting just one of the Mavic spacers on after the 5th cog as this where the shifting starts to go out. Hey presto it worked, the shifts are just as good as with a Campag hub.



    Here is a rundown of the whole bike

    Frame - Giant XTC
    Forks - Pace aluminium
    Bars - FSA shallow drop
    Stem - Giant OS
    Tape - Deda
    Levers - Campag Mirage
    Saddle - Flite
    Seat Post - Race Face
    Chainset - Shimano Deore 44 - 32
    Pedals - Time Cyclo
    Rear Mech - Campag Mirage
    Cassette - SRAM 12-23
    Chain - SRAM
    Front Mech - Shimano
    Wheels - Hope XC on Mavic 717
    Tyres - Conti Gator Skin 1 1/8
    Lights - Cateye rears, Lumicycle (20w halogen, Cree LED)

    I might even buy some Conti 1.5 cross country tyres and try a cyclo cross race!

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    ^^ like that

    I was just looking at a similar set up in a bike rack in Reno, NV...anybody else do that?

    Anyway, My current commuter that I posted a couple pages ago is essentially a road/cyclocross bike built up to almost beefy mountain-bike standards. For my next build, I am pretty sure that I want to start with a mountain bike (probably a 29er, just for the road bike-like gearing options), and trim it down to somewhat road-bike standards.
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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.
    Inspiring; I have a frame exactly like that in my backyard. I may clean it up for my commute. That's when Diamondback was still a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcolin
    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
    A handjob as a commuter with panniers and slicks!! I can hear it crying!

    Oh dear.


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    Sweet. Love that antique looking saddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugly64
    This is my get to work vehicle. It also does xc duty on the weekends and holidays. I just got the new wheels and put slicks on them so I don't mess my knobs up. I will get a rack for the back so I don't backpack it. I ride about 5 miles each way to work.
    What wheels are those? and where'd you get em?

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    Good job fenagling in those Ergos, Spangels. I always heard it was impossible, though I`ve never messed with Campy. Sure looks like a loooong reach.

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    Gary Notrash, what model is your kickstand? It mounts to the stays? I`d like one for my commuter, but I can`t go behind the BB or on the rear axel due to other stuff in the way and yours looks like a good solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Gary Notrash, what model is your kickstand? It mounts to the stays? I`d like one for my commuter, but I can`t go behind the BB or on the rear axel due to other stuff in the way and yours looks like a good solution.
    Hey Rodar. My kickstand is made by Specialized and it does indeed clamp to the rear stays! Not sure how much it costs. I imagine that my friend, the previous owner put it on. Not sure if they even still make them, but if not you could probably pick one up on eBay. Very lightweight and sturdy kickstand!
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    Thank you- I`ll see what Google tells me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Thank you- I`ll see what Google tells me.
    I also saw a similar kickstand at REI today. I forget the brand name, but it was $20. It also was adjustable in length!
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    Revived

    My "new" commuter,


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    Ah, my first post! I have been waiting to be able to participate in this board and am very excited that I am now able to do so. I look forward to learning from all the members as I am relatively new to riding mountain bikes (got my first one about three years ago).

    Here is the bike I ride to campus and train on. I love it!



    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    Also, I will be adding Time ATAC Alium pedals soon.

    I need to get a better light. My ride home is in the dark and my current light (a two year old Blackburn with 4 lights in a diamond configuration - don't know the model name) is not very bright.

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    Cool commuter. For a rigid fork, maybe try eBay? Just remember, it may change your steering geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo55Diesel

    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    .
    I just picked up a brand new"eXotic" brand suspension corrected rigid fork off ebay for $80. I've only had it on my bike for about 3 weeks but no complaints so far. It's fairly light and it looks pretty so probalby the only thing left would be longevity - which is yet to be determined, but for $80 it's not the end of the world if it goes kapuht. I have it on my xtracycle commuter bike (see previous page - although this fork was not on that bike when the pictures where taken).

    Forgot to mention: make sure and let your "significant other" know this item is coming in the mail because the post office required an 18 or older signature. My wife was convinced I was getting porn shipped to the house - I guess because exotic is the brand name.

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    Alright, so I don't actually have real life pictures of it *yet*, but I got an email from the bike store saying that it arrived today...

    For a new bike it seemed like a pretty good deal, came with fenders, rack, lights, trunk, pump, lock and mirror since Performance is trying to move out their 2008 stock. Hopefully I'll put enough miles to of it to justify something higher end later (especially since I'm already ogling components) but for now it should be a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to commuting on this thing.

    Planning on adding a handlebar mount for a Garmin Quest 2 and maybe switching the pedals for the Forte Campus clipless or Shimano PD-M324 pedals. Also adding a Flash Flag for safety.

    Here's the link to the ad: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...TOKEN=58859869

    Nice commuters by the way, I love looking at these for ideas.
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    Hey Diesel,

    Is that a Scheller's water bottle in your cage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBallKY
    Hey Diesel,

    Is that a Scheller's water bottle in your cage?
    Indeed it is. That is where I bought the bike. I live in Evansville, IN and drove over to the L one day to buy a bike. I checked out their shop online and thought they were far superior to the shops here in town, so off I went. Who doesn't like a road trip? Especially one that involves bringing home a new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m121038
    Alright, so I don't actually have real life pictures of it *yet*, but I got an email from the bike store saying that it arrived today...

    For a new bike it seemed like a pretty good deal, came with fenders, rack, lights, trunk, pump, lock and mirror since Performance is trying to move out their 2008 stock. Hopefully I'll put enough miles to of it to justify something higher end later (especially since I'm already ogling components) but for now it should be a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to commuting on this thing.

    Planning on adding a handlebar mount for a Garmin Quest 2 and maybe switching the pedals for the Forte Campus clipless or Shimano PD-M324 pedals. Also adding a Flash Flag for safety.

    Here's the link to the ad: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...TOKEN=58859869

    Nice commuters by the way, I love looking at these for ideas.
    The bike looks very nice but I think there is a mistake to put the rear light in the seat post. That will not work on the road because of the trunk or the bag on top of rack.

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    Yeah, I got worried thinking about that when I first saw the bike, but it turns out the trunk bag actually has a strip that's made for the light to clip onto it, it's just an aftermarket LED and not actually built into the bike.

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    My Velocycle a la carte bike in 2003, the first XCY700 ever!

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    Here my bike in 2003, the first Velocycle xcy700 to be born, ever!

    The first mountain bike with 700C wheels for commuting all year long. I still own this bike. Minimal maintenance has been done to it, & it is still my winter bike today.
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    Here is my Soma Juice. I have a fairly short commute, but it gets used every day, so I like having something nice and classy.
    Alfine rear hub, Hugi front hub. Delgado Race rims. XTR 950 crank w/ Spot chainring. Thomson post and stem. Origin8 Space bar. Brooks Swallow Ti saddle and leather ring grips. XT calipers w/ Saint levers. Specialized tires. Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. Blackburn rack.
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    After two years of looking at steel frames I finally decided on a Gunnar Ruffian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehukatti
    This is my commuter bike.
    These bikes actually piss me off. Mechkatti, I am not assuming that you ride this way, but I see there all the time at night, no light, no flashers, no reflectors, no visibility, too cool to stop at stop signs or red lights, stupid beanie were a helmet should be. I dont see any fenders either. Fair weather hipster?

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    Daaang! Maybe he doesn`t need to ride at night and maybe he doesn`t WANT fenders.

    gte819- is that SS or do you have some kind of internal gearing? It sure is pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photograph
    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.
    Looks like I gave the bike a little too much abuse/use, the frame failed at the BB so it's in the shop getting rebuilt as a disc equipped Dr.Dew thanks to Kona's warranty department. Any recommendations on studded tires (700cc x 35-45mm) for winter commuting?

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    well... I switched to drop bars on my commuter...loving it so far... I moved over the MTB BB7s from my GF's bike, installed some Dia Compe levers (for V-brakes) and Dura ace bar end shifters...

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/3026088574/" title="new cockpit for the Kona by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3026088574_f61beb8150_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="new cockpit for the Kona" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/3025259003/" title="Pilot handlebar... and blood??? by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/3025259003_b1785e6326_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Pilot handlebar... and blood???" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/3050627425/" title="Kona's new cockpit by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3050627425_086387abfc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Kona's new cockpit" /></a>

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    That commuter is TOO NICE. Lock it up good. It looks too temptng!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah
    That commuter is TOO NICE. Lock it up good. It looks too temptng!
    Thanks..... it is locked well

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    Looks good Cris, but you gotta be careful if you eat jelly sandwiches while you assemble your cockpit. Can`t find any napkins over there?

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    Here is mine. K2 Enemy Cross Bike. Geared 34/50 in the front, 11-24 in the back. A little tall at first for this "mountain biker at heart", but after commiting almost 40 miles round trip on it for a couple months, I am getting used to it. My commute has plenty of hills.

    I've added Planet Bike Cascadia fenders, a Topeak rack and trunk bag to carry my work clothes in (the bag has panniers that easily zip down, I zipped them up for the photo), mirror and blinkys on the back.

    It's a pretty good commuter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Looks good Cris, but you gotta be careful if you eat jelly sandwiches while you assemble your cockpit. Can`t find any napkins over there?

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!--good one!

    It's just "montagepaste" BTW..


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    Quote Originally Posted by gte819s
    After two years of looking at steel frames I finally decided on a Gunnar Ruffian.
    great choice!! gunnar bikes are awesome!

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    paying it off weekly, cant wait to ride it. What you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy
    These bikes actually piss me off. Mechkatti, I am not assuming that you ride this way, but I see there all the time at night, no light, no flashers, no reflectors, no visibility, too cool to stop at stop signs or red lights, stupid beanie were a helmet should be. I dont see any fenders either. Fair weather hipster?
    Wow. Maybe mind your own business? You're not the god of "correct way to ride".

    Fenders don't make a bike a fair weather hipster. Some of us live in relatively dry climates and on the 15 days a year I have to ride in the rain, I survive just fine, water and mud being thrown at me and all.

    Keep in mind that just because someone differs from you, doesn't mean there wrong.

    P.S. Yes, everyone should have SOME kind of night lighting system. Even if its just flashing red LED's on the backpack and a head lamp up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pawe1
    paying it off weekly, cant wait to ride it. What you guys think?
    Sweet, sweet commuter, in STEAL ME white. Don't ever leave this thing unattended, even while locked......it screams to be acquired by any opportunist who catches a fancy to your bike! I have lost FOUR LOCKED bikes already. When done riding it.....lock it inside your home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pawe1


    paying it off weekly, cant wait to ride it. What you guys think?
    Fixies are such a fad that you will need 20 pounds of locks to keep it from getting ripped off.

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    Pawe, what do you have for rims on those wheels? It almost looks like there`s a big square notch cut out for the valve stem, but I doubt that`s the case. Got any more pics of the wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo55Diesel
    Ah, my first post! I have been waiting to be able to participate in this board and am very excited that I am now able to do so. I look forward to learning from all the members as I am relatively new to riding mountain bikes (got my first one about three years ago).

    Here is the bike I ride to campus and train on. I love it!


    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    Also, I will be adding Time ATAC Alium pedals soon.

    I need to get a better light. My ride home is in the dark and my current light (a two year old Blackburn with 4 lights in a diamond configuration - don't know the model name) is not very bright.
    That is one sweet looking bike. what college are you going to? I see its looks like it in southern Indiana/ Kentucky because of the water bottle.

    anyway my ride is a Rocky Mountain bike fusion with clipless pedals.(im going to get better pictures of it soon)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah
    Sweet, sweet commuter, in STEAL ME white. Don't ever leave this thing unattended, even while locked......it screams to be acquired by any opportunist who catches a fancy to your bike! I have lost FOUR LOCKED bikes already. When done riding it.....lock it inside your home.
    Yea its gonna be in the garage when Im not riding it, also gonna get some red electric tape and go over the "rasta" colors on the frame and fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawe1
    Yea its gonna be in the garage when Im not riding it, also gonna get some red electric tape and go over the "rasta" colors on the frame and fork.
    Those are Rainbow Jersey World Champion colors, not "rasta" colors.......
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    no thats felts way of personalizing the bike -.- it has a square with the rasta colors on em. Im gonna go over it with a red marker or something I dont want the rasta colors on it at all.

    slocaus its not fix gear, it could be if I turn the wheel to the other side but Im all set with a free wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawe1
    Yea its gonna be in the garage when Im not riding it, also gonna get some red electric tape and go over the "rasta" colors on the frame and fork.
    Yeah, I think those are the national colors of Uganda....looks close to the official World Cup Series(WCS) XC racing colors.......just missing the blue after the red.
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    I just joined the Cyclocross to work fraternity.

    Its stock apart from the marathon winter 622-42 tires and the planet bike mudguards.



    Its a fast "tour da work" bike and better still a great zone one winter trainer.

    Great on gravel roads too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    I just joined the Cyclocross to work fraternity.

    Its stock apart from the marathon winter 622-42 tires and the planet bike mudguards.

    Its a fast "tour da work" bike and better still a great zone one winter trainer.

    Great on gravel roads too.
    Very cool, fux. I also like your BMW 3er too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    I can realy post this on "show us your" AM, Xc-race, 29`er , 1x8 realy versatile working girl.










    I have the same bike bell. I get some really odd looks with mine!

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    That's a sweet Felt fixie. Those aren't rasta colors though, they're the national colors of Jamaica. Rasta colors are the national colors of Ethiopia; green, yellow and red.
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    My commuter, Surly Long Haul Trucker:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    I just joined the Cyclocross to work fraternity.

    Its stock apart from the marathon winter 622-42 tires and the planet bike mudguards.



    Its a fast "tour da work" bike and better still a great zone one winter trainer.

    Great on gravel roads too.
    How do you like those Marathons? I'm planning on getting a set of studded tires for my inlaws who are newly into tandem riding and I'm torn between the Marathon winter or the Nokian A10. As I said, they're tandem riders so they aren't doing any serious off-roading. Just bike paths and the like. Would love to hear some real user feedback on those.

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    This is my commuter/touring bike since March. Just added the Schwalbe Marathon Winters yesterday. Had been using fat knobbies, but after a wipe out in my work parking lot last week I decided to get the studs.
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    Smile As she sat last year...

    ...sadly,I just live too far and have to carry too much crap (and too much "I never saw him on this twisty 2 lane mtn roadbefore dawn" ) for me to feasably/possibly commute by bike now-a-days...but this is temporary,w/ in a couple more years,we'll be selling our "out in the ticks" property and picking a more bike friendly place to live
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    My commuter on my commute yesterday.



    For those who noticed the beemer, it is featured here...

    https://forums.mtbr.com/cars-bike-racks/roof-racks-garage-doors-got-nothing-guy-vid-441403.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish
    How do you like those Marathons? I'm planning on getting a set of studded tires for my inlaws who are newly into tandem riding and I'm torn between the Marathon winter or the Nokian A10. As I said, they're tandem riders so they aren't doing any serious off-roading. Just bike paths and the like. Would love to hear some real user feedback on those.
    They are ok. Fast rollers, nice volume, good on ice and hardpack but a bit squirrily on loose slush. They seem to do well against the sharp gravel they use over here instead of salt on the cycle paths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo55Diesel
    Ah, my first post! I have been waiting to be able to participate in this board and am very excited that I am now able to do so. I look forward to learning from all the members as I am relatively new to riding mountain bikes (got my first one about three years ago).

    Here is the bike I ride to campus and train on. I love it!


    I would like to get a rigid fork. Any suggestions?

    Also, I will be adding Time ATAC Alium pedals soon.

    I need to get a better light. My ride home is in the dark and my current light (a two year old Blackburn with 4 lights in a diamond configuration - don't know the model name) is not very bright.
    That is one sweet looking bike. what college are you going to? I see its looks like it in southern Indiana/ Kentucky because of the water bottle.

    anyway my ride is a Rocky Mountain bike fusion with clipless pedals.(im going to get better pictures of it soon)




    moving my post to a more recent spot.

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    This is my commuter bike. Thank you for looking.

    1999 Kona firemountain with a rigid fork and planet bike fenders.


    19 long riser bar with barends.
    Sansa Shaker MP3 player attach to the stem using a couple of rubber band.
    (I used to carry a pocket radio with external speaker to listen to a local AM radio station but the radio doesn't work in the cold weather. This MP3 player was bought from a drug store for $10. It uses a 512 MB SD card for MP3 files and it sometimes truns off by itself when I ride on bumpy road. It has an external speaker and pretty good to listen to podcast or songs. I think it is not too bad MP3 player for the price . Please note that the sound of this player is pretty crappy on bike if you are a real music fan)
    2 planet bike head lights.
    1 black mini bell.
    Cat Eye Bar End Mirror.
    1 combination cable lock.


    2 planet bike tail lights (1 super flash, 1 blink 3)




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    Looks great! Are you riding in the snow with those tires? I ride with whatever current 26 x 1.5s I currently have through an occasional 4 inch snowfall (no traffic), but I hang it up until the roads get clear if we get a big storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Looks great! Are you riding in the snow with those tires? I ride with whatever current 26 x 1.5s I currently have through an occasional 4 inch snowfall (no traffic), but I hang it up until the roads get clear if we get a big storm.
    I put chubby tires 26 x 2.1 in November but they slowed me down a lot. So I came back to these. They are Panaracer Pasela 26 x 1.25 Kevlar Folding Tires and they are not too bad to ride in the snow.

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    Luciano, your profile says you`re in Brasil. Is that where this pic is from? I thought it looked like somewhere in California. How about some more pictures?

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    There she is. 5 miles new.
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    Taken this afternoon, latest photo with new pogies. ^_^
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
    I have a slight cycling addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    That´s my bike.


    Your rear cargo/container, what brand is it? where can I get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    Ok I think it's done. It's been through a few changes since I got it.

    What kind of handlebars are you using? Can you take pics of it?
    Thanks

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    What kind of handlebars are you using? Can you take pics of it?
    Thanks
    Those were trekking bars (no longer on the bike)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    Fala! "Noticias do mundo de la", mais com as imagenes pelas
    Thank you Luciano, and pardon me- that`s as far as I can go with Portugues. I hope you keep posting here. I have questions about what you wrote in the story about SP to Ilhabela. It sounds like you used to take longer trips and you have to keep them shorter now? I looked at the other posts in your profile there but I got lost for the language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Fala! "Noticias do mundo de la", mais com as imagenes pelas
    Thank you Luciano, and pardon me- that`s as far as I can go with Portugues. I hope you keep posting here. I have questions about what you wrote in the story about SP to Ilhabela. It sounds like you used to take longer trips and you have to keep them shorter now? I looked at the other posts in your profile there but I got lost for the language.
    Abraco.
    My English also is not of the best ones, forgives me for the errors.

    Not. Weekly I make short trips around 120/150km. In my last vacations I made my first long trip for the Ilhabela, with duration of 3 days. The way passed for the coast north of the SP state.

    What question do you have about my trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    My English also is not of the best ones, forgives me for the errors.

    Not. Weekly I make short trips around 120/150km. In my last vacations I made my first long trip for the Ilhabela, with duration of 3 days. The way passed for the coast north of the SP state.

    What question do you have about my trip?
    I don`t want to fill this thread with outside stuff, so I`ll try asking on pedal.com I hope nobody there is afraid of "Espantugues".

    Somebody else asked a question about your "bagageiro".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildtrekker
    Your rear cargo/container, what brand is it? where can I get one?
    The rear container is the same is used by delivery motorcycles. In Brazil its very used in small motorcycles. I am not sure about the brand of the container. In Brazil it's found in any store of motorcycle accessories.

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    ^^ That's a great idea. You can get these online, or at motorcycle shops in the US. Here's an example: http://www.cycleluggage.com/emgo_82108.html

    Most motorcycle rear racks are similar to bicycle racks, and most of these 'trunks' have a universal mounting system. You could make it work pretty easily.
    Most of them have a built-in reflector or light also. Bonus.
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    Here's mine! It's a 1985 Fuji League that I bought new, sporting the obscure Suntour LePree group.IMG_2679.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zothecula
    Here's mine! It's a 1985 Fuji League that I bought new, sporting the obscure Suntour LePree group.
    Very interresting. I don`t think I`ve ever seen a setup with flat bars and DT shifters before, and it`s also the first I`ve heard of Suntour LePree. Is it a five-speed freewheel with a double in front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Very interresting. I don`t think I`ve ever seen a setup with flat bars and DT shifters before, and it`s also the first I`ve heard of Suntour LePree. Is it a five-speed freewheel with a double in front?
    Thanks! The flat bar was an alteration I made several years ago. I like it a lot better for commuting. LePree, according to what a guy who knows all about Suntour once told me, was about equivalent to Cyclone. And it's a six-speed in the back. Someone once said I should turn it into a singlespeed, but I dunno...

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    Fenders and rear rack, built like a brick shithouse.

    This gets locked up year round outside my office. I used to work full time at a shop, at which point I'd ride any of my nice bikes since they come in with me, but a good portion of my time is spent on this now. I'm considering getting rid of it for something new solely because I've had it a few years and I'm getting bored with it.


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    I made some changes to the stealth bike... switched to Trans X bullhorn handlebars, Sette Aeon Stem (the old bars were oversize so I had to switch), cenelli carbon weave bar tape, and Cane Creek 200TT levers. And I ran across this sticker kit from Electra Bikes that I couldn't resist. I've been debating putting stickers on it for at least a year. And I finally got my carbon headset spacer kit and black seat clamp.I even customized my planet bike superflash taillight in flat black, using my usual touch-up tool, the magic marker.

    Total bill from pricepoint for the changes: less than 100 bucks.
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    Thanks...I think the Electra bike that those stickers are for is even called the 'rat rod'...I am liking the look. I figure I can always take 'em off if I start regretting it.

    I don't miss the drop bars either. I was worried about that, but the TT bars let me stretch way out there, and they're a tad lower than the others were because of the different stem angle... my body is probably in the same position I was in with the drops when I'm out on the ends of the TT bars. I had a nasty headwind yesterday and the difference was not noticable.
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    The bullhorn bars add to the retro look, too. I liked it before, but now I like it even more.
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    I agree w/ gary.. very nice looking setup, CB. Keep me posted on how the bullhorns turn out. I am really batting around trying to stick with a flat type bar if possible over drop bars.

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    I was just thinking on my ride this morning that if you spent way more time on the flat section of the bars, and only got out on the ends occasionally, it would be really easy to run standard MTB levers, mounted up near the stem on either side with these bars. It wouldn't take away from hand positions, and would put the brake levers where you wanted them to be when you were riding on the flats. It would give you the look of my set-up with the function of a flat bar.

    Edit: You could even run hydraulic discs that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    I was just thinking on my ride this morning that if you spent way more time on the flat section of the bars, and only got out on the ends occasionally, it would be really easy to run standard MTB levers, mounted up near the stem on either side with these bars. It wouldn't take away from hand positions, and would put the brake levers where you wanted them to be when you were riding on the flats. It would give you the look of my set-up with the function of a flat bar.

    Edit: You could even run hydraulic discs that way.
    You could run cross tops with the levers you have now and get a dual position, and for less money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    I made some changes to the stealth bike... switched to Trans X bullhorn handlebars, Sette Aeon Stem (the old bars were oversize so I had to switch), cenelli carbon weave bar tape, and Cane Creek 200TT levers. And I ran across this sticker kit from Electra Bikes that I couldn't resist. I've been debating putting stickers on it for at least a year. And I finally got my carbon headset spacer kit and black seat clamp.I even customized my planet bike superflash taillight in flat black, using my usual touch-up tool, the magic marker.
    Just had to chip in and say that I, too, think you have an incredibly cool-looking bike! I tried some DIY bull horn bars on mine for a while (Inverted sawed-off drop bars), but ended up deciding I preferred a flat bar. To each their own.

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    Thanks for the comments guys. I'm really happy with it... it's definitely unique. The bullhorn bars do give it a pretty different feel. I'm still not as confident heading downhill on my dirt road in the dark as I was on the drops, but I'm sure that will come with time.

    I thought about cross top levers, even when I had the drops...I even found some on craigslist for 10 bucks brand new... the function is nice, but I dislike the clutter. The levers were super easy to get to on the drop bars, but these are slightly harder...they're just a little further away. Cross tops would make more sense with these bars than they would have with the drops, which is funny, because who runs time trial bars with cross top levers? Either way, I probalby won't, just because I like the clean look I have going. The first time I crash because I couldn't get to the brakes, I'll have to chalk it up to vanity.

    Being able to run hydraulic discs would be sweet though... why can't someone make a time trial bar end brake lever for hydraulic disc brakes? There has to be at least one other person on the planet who would buy them!
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    Wow. That thing is perfect! Is is all original?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Wow. That thing is perfect! Is is all original?
    Yes, completely original, except for the tires. It also has a mate that my wife rides.
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    wow! that is a ridiculously well kept bike! Very nice!

    CB- I was just talking about that with the guys at the LBS yesterday. We were wondering why on earth no one can make drop brake levers for linear pull brakes, mountain discs or hydraulic discs, but they can make brifters that are capable of doing everything short of microwaving a hot dog for you- as long as you want caliper, canti or road disc brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    I was just thinking on my ride this morning that if you spent way more time on the flat section of the bars, and only got out on the ends occasionally, it would be really easy to run standard MTB levers, mounted up near the stem on either side with these bars. It wouldn't take away from hand positions, and would put the brake levers where you wanted them to be when you were riding on the flats. It would give you the look of my set-up with the function of a flat bar.

    Edit: You could even run hydraulic discs that way.
    why I cannot run hydraulic discs in that way??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmsdini
    wow! that is a ridiculously well kept bike! Very nice!

    CB- I was just talking about that with the guys at the LBS yesterday. We were wondering why on earth no one can make drop brake levers for linear pull brakes, mountain discs or hydraulic discs, but they can make brifters that are capable of doing everything short of microwaving a hot dog for you- as long as you want caliper, canti or road disc brakes.
    You can use Tektro RL-520 levers with Avid Mechanical Disc brakes just fine.

    Hope makes a set of shims to use their hydraulic levers on drop bars, There is a bike here on MTBR that has Hope hydro levers on drop bars, the owner bent the levers slightly so that he could reach the lever. I just cannot remember who it was or find the bike - I think it was in one of the "monster cross" threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    why I cannot run hydraulic discs in that way??

    As far as I know there are no true 'road' levers for hydraulic brakes. You'd have to use mountain bike levers, and those will only really work mounted on the flat section of a bar.

    You could get creative with bending and shaping mountain levers, but then the fluid reservoir would probably not wind up sitting like you'd want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    You can use Tektro RL-520 levers with Avid Mechanical Disc brakes just fine.
    That's what I had on my drop bars. My new set up with the Cane Creek 200TT levers is working well with my Avid Mechanical discs also...both of those levers use standard mountain bike cable ends.
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    Here is my Trek 850 commuter after a recent overhaul! I re-did the cockpit to make it more comfortable; longer quill, riser bars and Ergon 2 grips, plus Planet Bike Hardcore fenders and Wellgo BMX pedals. Rides like a brand new bike, very comfortable and a lot of fun.
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    Looks Good

    I didn't know Nashbar made a suspension seatpost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Looks Good

    I didn't know Nashbar made a suspension seatpost.
    Thanks!

    They do indeed. My friend who owned the bike before me installed it, so it's an older one. They've revised the look slightly, but I think it's still basically the same. Does the trick and is a lot cheaper than a Thudbuster. Nashbar Suspension 2 MTB Seatpost Quill and bars are also Nashbar.
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    my single speed 69er commuter.

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    That's cool! Was it manufactured as a 69er or did you just put a 29er fork on it yourself? Does that effect the geometry adversely? Doesn't look like you would have too much overlap with the front wheel.
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    no i did it myself. i originally was using it as a 26" mountain bike with a suspension fork. i got another bike and got a smokin deal on the carbon fork and front wheel so i threw it on there. i dont feel any affect on the geometry.

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    ^^ Details, please. That bike looks fast.
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    Not really much to mention.

    Standard Haro Mary SS
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    My commute is about 65% gravel and it gets pretty loose in some sections. The CountryRIDE's are holding up great. Provide just enough grip to make it an enjoyable ride (they are a bit sketchy in some sections but nothing serious). On the road or paved surfaces though it's a pleasure to ride.

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    ^^ Some kind of an SS 29er is definitely my next build project. I have maybe 30% fairly rugged (especially in the winter) dirt road on my 6 mile commute. Are those Haro forks too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d9eppard
    no i did it myself. i originally was using it as a 26" mountain bike with a suspension fork. i got another bike and got a smokin deal on the carbon fork and front wheel so i threw it on there. i dont feel any affect on the geometry.
    Looks kool! Im guessing that the length of the suspension fork is similar to the length of the rigid roadie fork, so you are getting a similar geo.

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    My commuter. litech mag frame with 4 different generations of deore xt and araya rm-20 rims from 1989.

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    My lovely cycle. It was a 1980 something BCA i believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    ^^ Some kind of an SS 29er is definitely my next build project. I have maybe 30% fairly rugged (especially in the winter) dirt road on my 6 mile commute. Are those Haro forks too?
    Yeah they are Haro forks.

    Honestly I can't complain about the bike at all. I honestly think a 29er frame is about the most versatile on the market, especially setup like the Haro with an EBB.

    The one frame can be SS, internally geared, derailleur geared.. MTB, commuter, or even setup cyclocross style with a shorter fork.

    I love the versatility.

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    here's mine ... a '93 Trek Singletrack 930, and yup, it's lugged! bought it off a guy on craigslist, set it up as an ss, and decided it was my new commuter. quickly grew tired of the rust and dents and heavy knobbies, so i stripped it, wire-wheeled all the paint/oem decals off, bondo'd and rattle-canned the paint job you see here. and yes, that pinstripping is all electrical tape. tossed the dead rockshox and found a practically brand new late 90's rockhopper rigid fork for cheap, painted it, added some slicks, pieced together some goodies from my misc parts bin and splurged on a topeak mtx rack/bag package and viola! the 930 rss (rigid single speed) was born!

    riding a 32t-13t combo on the street, kept the granny and dedicated another wheelset with a 20t cog for those rare days i feel up to riding Water Dog on a rigid ss. with the chain tensioner, the chain length works perfectly in both gear ratios. steel keeps the 16 mile round trip comfortable, prob less than $250 spent on what you see here, def recommend building up your own commuter instead of buying one off the rack, lots of fun










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