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    that is a nice looking bike. great job on the paint.

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    Here Is Mine...Upgraded!

    Maintaining 28mph on this bike, has never been easier. The XC race tires make it FLY on the road. It climbs steep hills almost telepathically and steers with such lightning precision- I still need to get used to it. I no longer carry a lock, while riding this $3800 bike- in fact, this bike never leaves my sight, while riding it. The last time I locked it up- two guys quickly started hovering over it, while calling for reinforcements on their cellphones. I told both of them to take their time.......because the cops were on their way. They both scrambled immediately. When I'm done riding it- it always goes back inside my house!



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    Quote Originally Posted by stufdptato
    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
    Sweet ride man. Aren't those Ergon 2 grips great?
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    thanks for the compliments, i really dig the way everything came together. funny how bikes-i-won't-miss-if-they-get-stolen find a way of turning into i-better-bring-this-into-the-grocery-store kind of rides. and yup, def reccomend the ergon 2 grips, really comfy, subtle, and a big help when riding an ss up grades. fyi - even if you have med-large hands, get the women's smalls, curiously fitted than the xxl men's 'large' size

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    Cool, two nice oldies in a row! Munts, yours looks a whole lot like our "extra" bike (way too small, so we sometimes loan it out when we go with the kids). The one here is a Univega- serial number indicates that it was made by Miyata about the same time perios as yours. If you`re wondering about the herritage of your bike, check to see if the serial number starts with M followed by five numbers.
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    Stufdpto, great job! Especially with the paint, but the whole bike came out t1ts!

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    ... and if we just ... my SS porteur commuter

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    Lots of cool stuff- is that a Cetma rack or did you make it yourself? How long have you had the bottle generator and how do you like it? Is it easy enough to put on/take off that you could switch it between bikes? And what do you have on the seat stays behind the brake bridge?

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    This build is just finished, the rack it's a CETMA 7-rail w. removable fence,
    the generator is a B&M Dymotec S6, I have the same generator on a
    custom Norwid travelbike for 10 years without any problems, I have no
    intension to switch it between bikes but It's not a big thing,
    on the chainstays that's a framelock, the frame has braze-ons for it.



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    is that a nexus?

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    How do you like? any issues in the cold?

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    That is a sweet build. I'm getting kind of turned on, just looking at it.
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    Here's my stealth commuter: Centurion with comfort saddle, upturned bars with Suntour friction barcons. I don't bother locking it up, no one will steal it. A real bomb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unapomer
    Here's my stealth commuter: Centurion with comfort saddle, upturned bars with Suntour friction barcons. I don't bother locking it up, no one will steal it. A real bomb.
    Almost perfect- the nasty paint and ripped seat should keep away non-bike knowledgeable thieves with an eye for shiny objects, the turned up bars will DEFINITELY keep away any thieves who are also happen to be bicyclists, but you gotta do somethiong to cover up those lugs and chrome fork tips before some hipster-minded thief with "fixie" on the brain happens along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unapomer
    Here's my stealth commuter: Centurion with comfort saddle, upturned bars with Suntour friction barcons. I don't bother locking it up, no one will steal it. A real bomb.

    Never say never......if it pedals and is not flat- any "opportunist" will find it sure beats walking, and *poof*........it's gone!

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    ^ what he said...some people will also justify stealing a shabby bike because they think that they are doing the bike a service because the would "take better care of it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by axcxnj
    ^ "take better care of it"
    I will assume ownership of a fixer-uper

    I agree. I picked up a cruiser off the side of the road on Sat. i played with it on Sunday, road it on Monday and Tuesday and gave it to a man walking down the street on Wednesday. it felt like christmas giving the bike to a needy person. He was so thankful for a free "working" bike.

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    My new salsa commuter

    Just finished my white flatbar LaCruz commuter build with Alfine IGH.
    (I dont like original Salsa orange paint & decals. Too spicey.)



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    My warranty replacement for my busted Dew Frame turned out to be a Dr. Dew, props to Kona's warranty department!
    Now all I need is a shorter front fork.


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    How are you keeping the chain tensioned on the la cruz?

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    That just took my breath away
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    I like to ride Bikes. This might be turning into an obsession, not sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    How are you keeping the chain tensioned on the la cruz?
    Magic gear..
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    hey all, newbie here. i have been commuting to work since summer of 2007 all year round except when it is -20 deg F or colder. anyway, here is my daily commuter.

    when i picked her up off the curb


    $45 later...








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    Chris,

    I wish I could find a bike like that on my curb.

    nice bike and welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbulluck76
    Chris,
    I wish I could find a bike like that on my curb.
    nice bike and welcome.
    No kidding- that`s an awesome score! It looks like you did a great job of fitting it out for commute duty, too.

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    Found this bike thrown in my yard one day!

    It had all orginal lx parts on it and here it is after some mods, running a 48t frt and 18t rear, I average 20+ mph !! light too.
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    Sweet find! Chromoly steel is still the best IMHO.

    Do you have any problems with the Sigma headlight flopping forward because it's top heavy? Or the clamp doesn't grip hard enough? On my old bars (which were silver) I rigged up a "shim" by wrapping some duct tape around them. I have to rig something up on my new bars, which are black. Electrical tape maybe?
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    I'm thinking about purchasing a Felt Bicycles Breed cyclocross...not exactly a commuter, but it'll work and being a ss it'll really make me work hard!

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    Finally got some decent pics today of my new part-time commuter. I was doing some offroading at the time, but I do have WTB slickasaurus road tires that I toss on there for pavement duty.

    '08 redline D440
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    Not mine, but

    Here`s the commuter I just finished setting up for my sister-in-law. In general, I`m a lousy wheeler-dealer, but I got a good deal on this bike through CL ($40). Mostly, it needed a major scrubbing. The shifters were all gunked up from sitting in a shed for years without any use and wouldn`t release cable at all, but after flushing them out with WD40 and relubing, they work fine. I replaced the trashed seat, the cracked tires, all cables and housings, packed and adjusted all bearings, then added cruiser pedals (a la Rigel) and the basket/rack. The rack is what I`m most proud of. I built it myself- I think it`s my 5th one and my brazing is really comming along. The Superflash snaps onto the factory mount, but I cut off the part that clamps to a seatpost and screwed it to a plate on the rack. Oh, I also rerouted the front brake cable to a headset stop because I hate that through the stem routing business. I`m also working on a pondscum light with detatchable bar mount, but it`s ready to turn it over to her at her birthday party this Sunday.
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    Just curious,
    what year is the bike?
    Any idea?

    Thanks

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    Mid 90s would be my guess. All I can say for sure is that it used to be made in Tiawan until I took that sticker off

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    ... The rack is what I`m most proud of. I built it myself- I think it`s my 5th one and my brazing is really comming along. ...
    That really is a nice rack. Nice job, you've just made me hate my rack.
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    Very cool

    Great bro-inlaw to have. She will be happy to have a gift like that. I know I would. With some unique and personal history and touches. What a guy.

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    Sweet old school Trekommuter! I'm sure your sister-in-law will love it.
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    This is my beater. It is a Gary Fisher Tarpon with:
    • Deore Rear Derailleur
    • XT Brakes, wheels, and Front Derailleur
    • Surly Cro-mo Front Fork
    • Easton Monkey Lite Carbon Bar
    • Bontrager Big Earl Crank
    • Time ATAC Pedals
    • Maxxis Xenith 26x1.5 tires


    I have several high-end bikes, but for some reason, this is the bike I ride the most!
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    Goodvibe, that`s a Superflash, isn`t it? How`s it attached- some kind of mount to the canti stud?

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    I have it on the seat stay just under the cantilever. I used the mount that came with the light.

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    I believe he is referring to the one on the left side or your rear tire.

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    Its not the light comes with a mount for the rear triangle.

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    Ah, I remember they come with various mounting doohickeys- one must be for that. Thanks.

    Tbulluck, you`re right. I think we were all refering to the same light though.

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    Yes, same light, The white one on the back corner. There was two mounts, one for the seat stay and one for the seatpost.

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    Just did an upgrade today. White Bros forks (the 425mm model) and a Thomson stem.

    Comparison pic of the two forks there. It's lowered the front end a fair bit which is awesome.. Just what I wanted on this bike.
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    5 miles each way along river mainly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    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.



    sweet bike.
    -on a bike w/ smaller tires, do you feel like you have to pedal more? is it noticeable, im wondering if it feels like you're in granny gear and pedaling a lot, but not going as far, is it noticeable? .. just wondering.

    i've always liked folders, and hope to pick one up someday once i get $$$ situation worked out. nice bike though.

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    My Specialized Rockhopper Comp 27 speed, all stock (deore shifters, deore front, and LX rear), except the seat, which came off my old dept store schwinn w/ a gel seat cover, bcuz the original speclzed saddle was terribly
    uncomfortable, in my opinion.


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    I've been using this 1994 Bianchi Ocelot for the times I need to lock my bike up somewhere. I've used it for a few short trips around town. I am withing riding distance of school (10km), and have tried riding to school a few times. I might continue to do so occasionally, but don't plan to do so regularly, as the bus is just as fast, and a little simpler.

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    The frame on that Bianchi looks super tall!
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    My year-round commuter, a 2007 Dahon Mu P8 folding bike.

    In warmer weather before I wrapped the bar ends and added the lights.


    Outfitted for winter riding with Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires.


    Folded in the office before I stuff it in a zipper bag and slide it under my desk. Lots of people at work know that I ride year-round, but many have no idea where I keep the bike.

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    striegel....how far do you ride to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbulluck76
    striegel....how far do you ride to work?
    My ride is just around 10.3 miles each way. In warm weather I can cover that in under 38 minutes. In cold weather (below 40 F) and with the studded tires it takes me longer -- like up to 50 minutes at worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    The frame on that Bianchi looks super tall!
    It's not a problem for me. Works out nicely, since there is room to easily remove the U-lock, even with a water bottle cage.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    My Voodoo D-Jab Ti townie singlespeed set up for daily commuting in coastal Alaska.

    Studded tires November through April, plus pogies and lights as needed, and fenders year 'round.























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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    My Voodoo D-Jab Ti townie singlespeed set up for daily commuting in coastal Alaska
    tscheezy-

    What do you think of that mosso fork? I'm thinking of getting one to replace a zion fork that is simply humongous on my commuter. Is your fork the 410mm a-to-c? I know they come in varying lengths, and it seems to be dependent on which color you get or if it has canti bosses or not.

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    I also had a Zion fork for a while. It was flexy and a boat anchor- not a good combo. I hated that fork.

    The Mosso is nice and very light. It is a lot shorter A-C compared to the Zion (I have the 410mm Mosso, but I don't recall what the Zion was off the top of my head). For road commuting the Mosso makes for nice geometry whereas the Zion raised the BB for no good reason.

    I have another Mosso which is identical except it has canti bosses in addition to the disc tabs. I cannot see any other difference between the two forks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I also had a Zion fork for a while. It was flexy and a boat anchor- not a good combo. I hated that fork.

    The Mosso is nice and very light. It is a lot shorter A-C compared to the Zion (I have the 410mm Mosso, but I don't recall what the Zion was off the top of my head). For road commuting the Mosso makes for nice geometry whereas the Zion raised the BB for no good reason.

    I have another Mosso which is identical except it has canti bosses in addition to the disc tabs. I cannot see any other difference between the two forks.

    Thanks tscheezy! The zion fork (in 26" guise anyway) is 457mm a/c, which seems kind of ridiculous to me. Not sure what the 29" version had, but you can easily fit a 29" wheel under the 26".

    And yeah, it's heavy as hell. That's what drew me to the mosso, cheap and light.
    Should be fine for what I'd use it for. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Here’s my ‘Pink Floyd’ bike

    Surly 1X1 frame & fork
    DT Swiss X450 rims
    Chris King front hub
    Surly Flip-flop rear hub
    Thomson post & stem
    Chris King headset
    Nitto North road bars
    WI Eno freewheel 16T
    Salsa chainring 48T
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    Shimano cranks
    Tekro brakes (I have a set of old XTs, just never put them on yet)
    Wellgo pedals with clips (perfect for my Vans)
    KMC chain (BSNYC would give me hell for this one)
    Bontrager Comfort tires

    Around the time I built my commuter, I had done a few alleycat races on my SS mtb and quite enjoyed it. So my commuter is built (or styled) in a humorous sense (mix-match components in the pink-black flare) so that I may partake in some of those events in the future. However, make no mistake about it, its main purpose is for city riding and commuting. I recently installed a nice Serfas tail light for riding in the morning (its dark on my morning commute). I am also going to add some clip-on fenders, not sure which yet (anyone have any suggestions?) Other than that, I may change out the tires as I have gotten few flats. Another buddy told me all I need is some tire liners and these will be fine. I used have a pair of Continental Town & Country and those were great street tires.

    Feel free to rant or flame, I get enough heat from my mtb buddies, although they are used to my sick sense of style anyhow!
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    Just picked this up yesterday. Paid $50, which seems like a pretty good deal. I've got about a week and a half to get it adjusted and outfitted.
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    My early 80's Ross Mt. Saint Helens - chro/moly frame, from the Ross US made "Hi-Tech" series.
    Bought cheap at a police auction, and I've junked some parts, and put maybe $100 into replacement components when needed. Should have cleaned the weekend trail slime before the photo - but, no shame. I love this bike:


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    Tall bike! I love old school, rigid chromo.
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    I wouldn't know the difference as far as frame characteristics -
    I just feel like a champ when I ride this.
    My son has the all chrome plated Ross I bought new in the early 80's - smaller frame,
    better components.
    I was really surprised to find a "mountain" bike with such a tall frame, and since it fits me like a road bike, I'm fine with it.
    Wouldn't want to do any real rough riding on it, though!
    I'm a baritone and prefer to stay that way.

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    Steelwool Tweed with Alfine and Schmidt SON Dynohub

    I ride about 100 days a year, 16 miles each way 32 mile roundtrip. Just built this to extend the season (full front/rearlights), and lighten my knapsack. Internal Gear hub is marvelous!

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    Pretty sharp bike, Klunker. What`s the frame? I like the color. And both the lights are hooked to your dynohub?

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    Very nice man, and I like the way the lights are mounted on the fenders.
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    Steelwool Frame

    Thanks rodar y rodar;

    Frame is Canadian-designed but made in Taiwan I think. www.steelwoolbicycles.ca for full info. Pretty reasonable price, eccentric BB to achieve chain tension, a little more upright geometry, which is what I wanted for in the city but I also have two 5 mile stretches thu open fields which is why I went with drop bars. I got the 'Tweed' frame, in the 2009 color, it is the first 2009 frame in that color, I bought the prototype after much begging, as the production run won't be available for another month.

    Right now both lights and tail light are all run off front dynohub. Front lights are wired in series I think, I put a lower wattage bulb in the vintage fender light for now, the E6 provides the true light. Later on will run a parallell connection (another set of wires) to the vintage light and up the wattage of the bulb. Tail light will always be dyno powered, and will add an LED blinky or two.

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    Pretty sharp bike, Klunker. What`s the frame? I like the color. And both the lights are hooked to your dynohub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unapomer
    Here's my stealth commuter: Centurion with comfort saddle, upturned bars with Suntour friction barcons. I don't bother locking it up, no one will steal it. A real bomb.

    that is awesome. i would totally steal it.
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    Soma Smoothie ES with various parts. It fits like my road-racer, but handles fenders, racks and bags as needed. Reasonably fast, light and comfortable.

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    My first day to commute

    Today was my first day to commute. here is my first bike ever to own. I use it for mtb and riding to work now, as is.






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    Good job, Baggy! How did it go?

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    that's mtb aggie tyfm


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    And it went great. i loved it. Now I'm hoping the rain will wait until 5:30 to start tonight.

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    hehe That's too funny. "Mt. Baggy". hehe Don't feel bad. Alot of folks think my name is "Fireballky" instead of "FireBall KENTUCKY!!!
    Anyways...

    Welcom to the biking world. You're gonna love it.
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    My ride/commute everywhere/anything bike.





    Sorry for the crappy cellphone pics

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    Looks like a real trooper!

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    Fender Light

    Thnks Gary\

    Fender light is cool, its a 50's New Old Stock from France, took me 6 months to find one on Ebay........worked out well though, the taillight came with the headlight, they don't makem like that any more...too bad i wish they made them now i think it ould sell.....

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    my humble commuter

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    This is my craigslist special which replaced my aging Schwinn hybrid.

    Trek 4500, BB and crankset have been replaced with a new hollow tech set (because I didn't want to leave them on the Schwinn). I have the Forte (performance bike) pedals that have SPDs on one side and are platform on the other, but I should replace them as I never commute with cycling shoes. No other changes. I have some less knobby tires that will go whenever I get a flat and need to replace them.

    I'm towing a Coozer dog trailer which I use to take my Border Collie mix to agility training once a week. 25lbs of trailer and 35lbs of dog adds up really fast. I was going to stick my dog in a kids trailer until I found out they made one specifically for dogs. A local bike shop had it in stock and a good price. Although it did cost me more then the bike.

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    Nice looking bike, JFK. What does your dog think about the trailer? He/she likes it better than running along side?

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    dog walking

    My dog gets walked two miles by bike every morning and she's really loves it. She accepts the trailer, I wouldn't say she likes it. It comes down to speed. She trots along steadily at just under 8 mph (she can sprint up to 21 or so, but has learned not to on normal walks), but I can pull her pretty steadily at 12-14 mph. Over 4 miles to get to training that adds up. Besides she gets pretty tired jumping, running through tunnels, weaves, and all that agility stuff, so I would feel bad making her run home after all that.

    I've pulled the trailer at 16 mph, but its too hard to slow down for turns at that speed. Plus its just a lot of work.

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    For rodar...an updated pic of that old Rudge which has just gotten shinier from use.

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    This was something that I picked up from the dumpster

    93(???) Specialized Hardrock w/ biopace chain rings (that old).



    I have been working on the bike, replaced some of the old parts.
    Here are some recent pics:












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    65er, you might be interrested to know that my current project is a counterfeit Rudge chainguard to bolt on in place of the big ring on a triple crank. I`m trying with sheet metal first and if I ever get it so I like it I`ve got a hideous piece of 1/8 inch copper plate to make the final product with. The issue I haven`t been able to overcome yet is how to keep the shape at least recognizeable and still have room for the big fat modern crankarm. If there`s any justice in this world, I`ll give up before I find a design that I like.

    Great, Wildtrekker. If you have any night comutes you won`t need to shell out for lights : ) Why don`t I ever find that kind of stuff in the dumpsters I keep looking in?

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    Sixty Fiver - That is one sweet, old school ride! Nice touch with the sepia photo.

    wildtrekker - You scored that from a dumpster?!? Jackpot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Sixty Fiver - That is one sweet, old school ride! Nice touch with the sepia photo.

    wildtrekker - You scored that from a dumpster?!? Jackpot!
    Yup, you will be suprised what people throw away. But I had to admit it was in pretty bad shape as you can see in the first photo. It was all rusty, took me awhile to clean it up (used up a whole can of wd40). I had to replace the cables, bikechain, saddle, seatpost, handlebar, & stem. I was shocked to find out that the wheels were still good, but then again I had to clean it up REAL GOOD. Some of the parts were hand-me-down from my brother. So that was a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    65er, you might be interrested to know that my current project is a counterfeit Rudge chainguard to bolt on in place of the big ring on a triple crank. I`m trying with sheet metal first and if I ever get it so I like it I`ve got a hideous piece of 1/8 inch copper plate to make the final product with. The issue I haven`t been able to overcome yet is how to keep the shape at least recognizeable and still have room for the big fat modern crankarm. If there`s any justice in this world, I`ll give up before I find a design that I like.

    Great, Wildtrekker. If you have any night comutes you won`t need to shell out for lights : ) Why don`t I ever find that kind of stuff in the dumpsters I keep looking in?
    I know, that was rare. Lucky, lucky, lucky.
    Just drive around your neighborhood on the night before trash day
    and you will be amazed at what folks throw away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Sixty Fiver - That is one sweet, old school ride! Nice touch with the sepia photo.
    Thanks... it's a 1948 Rudge Whitworth that was given to me last spring.

    All it needed was a new shifter cable, a lubejob, and two new tyres and then I rebuilt the rear wheel as it was in pretty poor looking shape.

    It's a fabulous ride.

    Today I am commuting on my '88 Kuwahara Shasta mtb that has been converted into a drop bar / fixed gear much like my 1987 Kuwahara Cascade.

    The Cascade... for commuting and fg touring.



    The Shasta... my winter fg bike.

    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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    Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra 2008
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    that's way too pretty of bike mrwibble. Is that some sort of chain guard or trick of the camera?

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    Well, today I started a summer of commuting to work, which I hope will be done mostly by bike. I don't need to worry about theft, so I will be using my Rocky Mountain Solo CX with 700x26c tires. Round trip is about 38km.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfk
    that's way too pretty of bike mrwibble. Is that some sort of chain guard or trick of the camera?
    Thanks, it is just a Truvativ Plastic Aero Guard to stop the chain ever falling off the Firex Crank.

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    Just switch my old 650 commuter with a Brompton S3L.

    Really nice, very fast (it`s increadeble the speed this thing can get!) agile, doesn`t need any lock (fold it, and get inside every where).

    Until now, I only can say good things about it!
    Really nice bike!
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    Gunnar Ruffian Commuter

    I figured it was about time to put this up on the photo thread - it is pretty, and was fairly challenging to do what I wanted for the setup (fender stays are too short for fat 29ers, rack mount was too far forward). Overall I'm very satisfied, though this bike may become a SS off-roader and I'll swap the parts to a Civia Hyland frame...We'll see.

    Gunnar Ruffian w/ Salsa CroMoto Grande fork painted to match.
    Additional braze-ons include rear rack (unused), fender eyelets, full run cable for the brake, and zip-tie cable for rear der/hub on seatstay.

    Most of the parts are from other bikes, but some are new:
    Alfine rear hub
    DT-Hugi front hub
    Salsa Delagdo Race Disc rims
    DT Revolution Spokes
    Specialized Bourough CX 700x42c tires
    Moots Ti Riser bar
    Saint brake levers, XT calipers
    LX outboard crank w/ 32 ring and Gamut bash guard
    Tioga Spider pedals (too narrow, I'm ditching them soon)
    King headset
    Thomson stem and post
    Fizik Gobi saddle (had a Brooks Swallow, but it was too narrow)
    Brooks leather ring grips
    Sykes Rosewood fenders
    Surly Nice Rack
    Civia outboard bearing kickstand











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    Sweet setup, Voodoo.

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    Soma Rush

    With some of the angry fixed gear comments recently, I was loathe to post this up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    With some of the angry fixed gear comments recently, I was loathe to post this up....
    I think it's more about hipsters and their antics, rather than what they're actually riding. Nothing wrong with riding fixed gear, my friend. Nice ride, BTW. What kind of bars are those?
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    Misfit Psycles FU2 bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    I think it's more about hipsters and their antics, rather than what they're actually riding. Nothing wrong with riding fixed gear, my friend. Nice ride, BTW. What kind of bars are those?

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    Nice- very clean build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Misfit Psycles FU2 bars.
    Very nice. They remind me of Mary bars.
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    Same idea, I'm sure. I have FU bars on both of my mountain bikes and have put them on several of my friend's bikes. Who cares if he is Canadian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Very nice. They remind me of Mary bars.

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    This is my beat around town commuter.. I bought it off of craigslist for 30 bucks. Put new tires on it, new cables, housing, brake pads, grip tape, a new butterfly saddle. It's a fun thing to putt around on. I ride it to work quite a bit.


    And this is my more souped up model. I love this bike. Done up with xtr mtn bike components. It also sports the side panniers in the rear, added after the picture was taken. Mine is the maroon on the left, my boyfriend's is on the right, his is built up with campy road components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugdawg1
    And this is my more souped up model. I love this bike. Done up with xtr mtn bike components. It also sports the side panniers in the rear, added after the picture was taken. Mine is the maroon on the left, my boyfriend's is on the right, his is built up with campy road components.
    Pugdawg, I remember seeing your Diamondbacks on another forum and it seems to me you had built them up to use for touring. Did you guys ever end up using them for that?
    BTW, nice find on the Univega. Looks like it would fit me- I must have been asleep at the switch when that listing came up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugdawg1
    And this is my more souped up model. I love this bike. Done up with xtr mtn bike components. It also sports the side panniers in the rear, added after the picture was taken. Mine is the maroon on the left, my boyfriend's is on the right, his is built up with campy road components.
    Wow, nice Voyagers! I'm a real sucker for camelback frames. Absolutely beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Pugdawg, I remember seeing your Diamondbacks on another forum and it seems to me you had built them up to use for touring. Did you guys ever end up using them for that?
    BTW, nice find on the Univega. Looks like it would fit me- I must have been asleep at the switch when that listing came up.
    Well I'm glad you were sleeping at the switch on the Univega, that's turned into a great bike for me. I think I ride it more regularly than my others. It's comfy. A college kid had bought a car, and was scraping money together, so he sold the bike. It looked like it had been ridden a little, and just stored for years. Zero rust. I just love the thing.

    Unfortunately we haven't done the touring we'd like, yet. That whole life gets in the way thing. We get in some good long rides on them, but no 'tours'. So my diamondback often gets to be my grocery-getter, or work commuter.
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    (also posted in the Banshee forum)

    A new incarnation of my Suburban Assault Vehicle:


    New stuff:
    - Hope Pro2 SS/Trials hubs - DT spokes - Mavic 721 rims
    - Shimano LX hydro brakes
    - Bontrager Hank 2.2 tyres
    - 36/15 gearing
    - New chain

    Just a short test ride around the "block":
    - fast handling
    - the slicks are good on pavement, not too bad on a dry and firm trail, felt insecure on loose sand
    - gearing should work on streets but I doubt I can manage much climbing on trails...

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    my steady commuter

    I think it's from the late 80's
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    My "new" commuter. It really needs tubes, tires, and brake pads... but I got it for free and its ridable now for about the cost of half a can of light oil.






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    (double post, sorry!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix
    My "new" commuter. It really needs tubes, tires, and brake pads... but I got it for free and its ridable now for about the cost of half a can of light oil.
    Lugged frame and down tube shifters, nice classic Trek!
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    From my first commute in 2006...

    Discovery Park in Sacramento:





    Looking down river from Guy West bridge at CSU, Sacramento:

    :wq

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    Nice! Is that the American River Trail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Lugged frame and down tube shifters, nice classic Trek!
    And nice classic Lotus, too. Two "luggies" in two days- Whoo hoo! I want one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Nice! Is that the American River Trail?
    Yep. I spend 17 miles on it in each direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Yep. I spend 17 miles on it in each direction
    That would be my ideal commute. I'd love to have any excuse to tie part of the San Francisco Bay Trail into my commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    From my first commute in 2006...

    Discovery Park in Sacramento:
    I hate you. I will try to remember to take pics of my crappy commute on the way in this week.

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    It`s a nice trail allright- sometimes we load up and drive couple hours just to enjoy it for a while. I wouldn`t mind commuting it either. We have a little bit of a river tail in Reno, but it`s nothing like that. Gary, what`s the SF Bay trail like? Same idea as in Sac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    It`s a nice trail allright- sometimes we load up and drive couple hours just to enjoy it for a while. I wouldn`t mind commuting it either. We have a little bit of a river tail in Reno, but it`s nothing like that. Gary, what`s the SF Bay trail like? Same idea as in Sac?
    Basically, yeah. It's an on-going project to build new trails that connecting existing trails that run along the bay shore. When it's completed it will encompass some 500 miles of trails and you will be able to make a complete loop of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/

    Speaking of, I've been reading about the Reno-Pyramid Bikeway and look forward to riding the whole thing some day! I look forward to hitting part of the Truckee River portion next time I'm in Reno.
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    That Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway will be killer if they ever finish it. By my understanding, the main parts through the canyons on each side of Reno are owned by the UP railroad and the power company and apparently they`re both concerned about liabilities. If the coalition manages to get permision, they don`t have to do much more than put up trail markers since the trail will mostly be on existing maintenance roads. The bike path through Sparks and part of Reno, which will hopefully be part of the TPBW someday is fun, but it`s only about seven miles long. There`s another stretch (even nicer) from Squaw Valley to Tahoe City which ties into the West Lake bikepath. There`s also some nice looking bikepaths from South Tahoe around by the Tahoe Keys and Camp Richardson- haven`t ridden those yet, but they`re on our list. You can check it all out at tahoebike.org

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    Guess this bike won't win any beauty prizes, but it has served me well since 2002, on a daily basis.
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    Here is my 1998 GT Avalanche, I bought her new, been a great bike.

    Just had new SLX cranks installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    That Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway will be killer if they ever finish it. By my understanding, the main parts through the canyons on each side of Reno are owned by the UP railroad and the power company and apparently they`re both concerned about liabilities. If the coalition manages to get permision, they don`t have to do much more than put up trail markers since the trail will mostly be on existing maintenance roads. The bike path through Sparks and part of Reno, which will hopefully be part of the TPBW someday is fun, but it`s only about seven miles long. There`s another stretch (even nicer) from Squaw Valley to Tahoe City which ties into the West Lake bikepath. There`s also some nice looking bikepaths from South Tahoe around by the Tahoe Keys and Camp Richardson- haven`t ridden those yet, but they`re on our list. You can check it all out at tahoebike.org
    That bike path in South Lake Tahoe is really great, definitely worth the trip. We did it in mid-April so the path was already clear of snow but the beaches and Tallac historical site were still closed to motor vehicle traffic, so we had them almost to ourselves! There were a lot of people on bikes out at Baldwin Beach.
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    ditched the mary bars. while they were awesomely comfortable, i felt useless when i'd get back on my XC bike.

    riding with a ritchey streem 2 pro saddle now. it's so damn comfortable compared to the WTB!
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    This is mine for the time being, I saved it from the trash and put a couple of $5.00 Nashbar tires on it.



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    I will upload the rest of the pictures tonight when I get home, but I just thought I would give you a little teaser pic of my wonderful commute and it's high quality and well maintained "bike lane".
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    Hope you're rocking some Gator Skins or Armadillos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Hope you're rocking some Gator Skins or Armadillos!
    Conti Top Contacts and Slime tubes. The pics really don't do justice to how much crap is on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    Conti Top Contacts and Slime tubes. The pics really don't do justice to how much crap is on the roads.
    The bike trail may get a little boring but it's hard to complain about it I guess. Especially looking at that pic.
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    Screw it, here goes:

    Starts off nice enough, right? Nice FAT bike lane even though people are doing like 60mph past me. Could probably fit two shoulder to shoulder.


    Cut through a quiet neighborhood that dumps out into an industrial area that feels like cobblestones for about a quarter mile. (forgot to get a pic of the asphalt "cobblestones")


    A beautiful river crossing... oh wai...


    45mph, yeah right. More like 60. The magical shrinking bike lane. It's about handlebar width at that tree and there always seems to be a semi truck going by just as I get there.


    Look my bike lane is now 4" with a 1" down>up>down/up/up transition to the right.


    Then it just goes away.


    I tried to get a good pic, but I'm not sure it accurately represents the amount of glass/metal/broken pallets/bolts are on the road.


    Look! Another beautiful... never mind.


    Wait, is that a hypo? Classy.


    There are piles like this an honest 50% of my ride. The intersections seem to be the worst. There are salvage yards, etc. all along the way.


    And finally back into neighborhoods for the rest of the way in.
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    wow dude
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    Great pics ryball. I don't mind junk and rough roads so much, as I consider it a test of my bike handling skills but I can see how the glass, nails, etc could get old fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    Great pics ryball. I don't mind junk and rough roads so much, as I consider it a test of my bike handling skills but I can see how the glass, nails, etc could get old fast.
    I wouldn't mind "testing my bike handling skills" if there weren't semi trucks blasting by me uncomfortably close at 60mph. Also, it is just not an interesting commute. There is nothing nice to look at and no nice smells to experience. I am just sucking fumes for 17.5 miles each way. I can't imagine how much worse it's going to be through mid-summer valley smog and 105 degree temps.

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    How many days are you riding per week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    How many days are you riding per week?
    Just one or two right now. I'm sure I would do more if I were riding the American River Trail.

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    Oh, and if you must ask, yes, this is THE BEST way for me to get to work. I have tried several other routes. They are worse if you can believe it. Oh the other thing that sucks is the bike lanes through residential areas suck because in Sacramento, green waste is just dumped on the street not into bins which of course means "dumped into the bike lane".

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    Who cares if he is Canadian?
    Huh? Are you suggesting some people won't buy from him because he's Canadian?

    That's f'd up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    Just one or two right now. I'm sure I would do more if I were riding the American River Trail.
    Three will be my max per week if I want to ride on the weekends too. I have been thinking tue/wed/thur and resting mon/fri .

    I took a pic this morning on the ARBT:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    I wouldn't mind "testing my bike handling skills" if there weren't semi trucks blasting by me uncomfortably close at 60mph. Also, it is just not an interesting commute. There is nothing nice to look at and no nice smells to experience. I am just sucking fumes for 17.5 miles each way. I can't imagine how much worse it's going to be through mid-summer valley smog and 105 degree temps.
    I wonder what jurisdiction the areas of your route fall under? I've found that cities are better about cleaning up areas than the counties. If an area falls under county jurisdiction then you're lucky to even have sidewalks. Then again, being an industrial area they probably figure "why bother" anyway.
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    I just built this up for short trips, or winter riding.


    It's a NOS 2000 Norco Kokanee, with several components swaps.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Canadians; buiding winter bikes in June.
    Stockpiling beers and doughnuts...aren't ya?

    Nice build. Rack and fenders...nice.

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    This is my fiancee's commuter that I just finished building.


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    I`ve been out of town and off the net for a while, so I missed the first go round with Ryball`s lovely roads. I thought those rivers looked like the LA version, but then you mentioned Sac. Where are you to be so blessed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    I`ve been out of town and off the net for a while, so I missed the first go round with Ryball`s lovely roads. I thought those rivers looked like the LA version, but then you mentioned Sac. Where are you to be so blessed?
    This is the ride from Elk Grove to Sacramento.

    The worst parts are up Florin-Perkins/French Rd. and across Fruitridge.

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    It does look very "L.A." doesn't it? That's what I thought at first, too. Totally flat, a bit dry looking.... Well maybe you can make the most of it Ryball? Try to make a game of bunny hopping over discarded syringes? J/K man, best of luck.
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    Rode in again yesterday. Wind sucked on the way home. The crappy roads aren't going to stop me from riding. I just know that if I had a nicer route, I would ride more.

    Crappy updated pic of the commuter
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    There's my new bike,
    All black, no shine parts, no thiefs attention.
    The other bike was too shine and it was stolen. But the rear motorcicle cargo still remains.




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    ACtually being flat black like that might get it stolen too since it now looks cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    There's my new bike,
    All black, no shine parts, no thiefs attention.
    The other bike was too shine and it was stolen. But the rear motorcicle cargo still remains.
    If the cargo is fully loaded, do you end up biking around with the front wheel waving in the air?

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    Flat black is definitely the new "steal me" color that bike companies are using. It just looks freakin' awesome though! Regardless of what color your bike is, some else will covet it. Protect that one Luciano!
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    If the cargo is fully loaded, do you end up biking around with the front wheel waving in the air?
    It kind of looks like that would happen, but he`ll be fine- the weight is over the axle. I get a lot more than that in my panniers, actually behind the axle in order to get heel clearance. It doesn`t handle as well as a balanced load, but it`s plenty doable.

    Sorry about the stolen bike, Luciano. Better luck this time. Small rings and fat tires, looks like you`re ready for some rough roads
    Also, since you like the cyclotouring, maybe you would enjoy crazyguyonabike.com They even have some trips through Brazil:

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/oldysbiketrip
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/l...octype=journal

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    Just finished building this bike for college.
    <br>Got it free from my uncle, old Trek Mountain Track 820. Needed new chain, pedals, and rear brakes.
    <br>Then I threw on some fenders and a lock. Total of $63

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    Sweet. I like the fade paint job. I love these old chromo Treks. I have an 850 Mountain Track myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luciano ramos
    There's my new bike,
    All black, no shine parts, no thiefs attention.
    The other bike was too shine and it was stolen. But the rear motorcicle cargo still remains.




    Mee too use a trunk. After some experiments, deafinetly the best. It has also good aerodynamics. My flat black bike got stolen....


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    Off Road a that`s CLEAN looking bike! Does it have a Shimano drivetrain? It`s kind of surprising not to see those big old BioPace stickers on a crankset from that general time frame. How `bout some more pics?

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    Yep it has shimano derailleurs front and rear. I was very surprised when I got the chain on and went for my first ride. It shifts PERFECTLY.

    As for the pics it looks a little different now cuz i painted over all the logos with flat gray spray paint just to make it less thief attractive.

    Here's what it looks like now:

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    Also here is one of my dad's bikes which can be used as a commuter. Old school Schwinn Cimarron.
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    here is my first commuter bike .. recently added the fenders/rack/storage - the huge iphone holder is only on the bike every once in a while (ie no rain in sight!)


    other shots
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    My Cannondale SS commuter

    Hi All,
    My dear commuter. Helsinki is deadflat city so I decided to go with singlespeed.
    I narrowed down my handlebar so I won't be taking any car mirrors with me.
    Few words of bike labor etc. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=524141

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    my addition

    below is a pic of my new commuter. The best part is it is fast!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    Rode in again yesterday. Wind sucked on the way home. The crappy roads aren't going to stop me from riding. I just know that if I had a nicer route, I would ride more.

    Crappy updated pic of the commuter

    i like this bike.. very nice...is it a la cruz?

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    vassago fisticuff commuter project complete.

    just finished up this IGH fisticuff. first ride to work on it tomorrow..wish me luck.
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    Are they Junebug bars? Tell us how you like them :-)

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    On One Midge.. same but wider i believe. so far they feel nice, but have not ridden them enough to have an opinion....

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    I like those new barend shifters for the Shimano IGs. Since I have mtb bars on mine, they wouldn`t have done me any good, but I`m glad they finally have a good method to mount shifters on drops.

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    That is one nice bike. I love the vintage/modern fusion.
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    Nevermind.... bike is history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeespecial
    i like this bike.. very nice...is it a la cruz?
    Thanks, and yes. Here is a little bigger pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    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
    Is that an Xtracycle? My uncle has one so i dont really get to ride it, but it looks really good and useful!

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    Coffeespecial, that is one sick bike. I like it a lot. Can you give me some specs on your crankset/sprocket size and your rear hub? Thinking of internally geard action for my next project...



    Did somebody say "Flat Black"?

    This is the current state of mine...new tires (vittoria randonneur 'cross) and a new seat (Selle Italia C2) for this year. Fenders are off for the season...

    sorry for the cellphone pic...I keep meaning to take the camera and do a play-by-play of my commute, but I never do it.
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    commuter boy thanks for the comp! rear hub is Alfine IGH ..i am running a 20 tooth cog on the rear and 44 tooth chain ring upfront. white industries ENO

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Coffeespecial, that is one sick bike. I like it a lot. Can you give me some specs on your crankset/sprocket size and your rear hub? Thinking of internally geard action for my next project...



    Did somebody say "Flat Black"?

    This is the current state of mine...new tires (vittoria randonneur 'cross) and a new seat (Selle Italia C2) for this year. Fenders are off for the season...

    sorry for the cellphone pic...I keep meaning to take the camera and do a play-by-play of my commute, but I never do it.
    What bike is that? Looks mint. How's it ride?

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    Thanks. It's a Nashbar frame/fork... the "x" cyclocross frame. I'm really happy with it. It is fast and comfortable. I live on a dirt road, so my commute is mixed pavement/dirt... I wanted a fairly beefy bike that could still haul on the road, and it fits the bill nicely. I've swapped out a few parts here and there... here are 3 posts from further back in this thread with pics and some parts specs:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=234

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=238

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=367
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    Perfect, Transwave- it only takes you HOME from work. You never actually have to go TO work.

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    all of my bikes are commuters but this one really stands out, especially when its loaded up.
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    Another Xtracycle convert.



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    recent built to gad about town on from old/used componants & new(ish) frame + rigid forks

    Reflexite triangles on the frame, Japanese Koi Carp bamboo scroll on the forks

    to enable the (actually made in Canada) Axiom rack to fit without drilling any holes i used Tibus's QR Mount Kit + Tibus XL stays (chopped to fit) & so far so good!

    happy riding peeps
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    ^^^ Interesting placement for the U-lock. I'd be weary of it rattling loose and stuffing into the spokes and wheel while moving. A much better location would be attached to the side of the rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja
    ^^^ Interesting placement for the U-lock. I'd be weary of it rattling loose and stuffing into the spokes and wheel while moving. A much better location would be attached to the side of the rack.
    +1. I had that same lock, so probably the same attachment thingy. I broke it the other day, riding down a moderately steep road. Now it just goes in my bag.
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    Rocky Mountain Vertex + Axiom Streamliner DLX

    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja
    ^^^ Interesting placement for the U-lock. I'd be weary of it rattling loose and stuffing into the spokes and wheel while moving. A much better location would be attached to the side of the rack.
    thanks, will keep an eye on that, everything breaks eventually

    there were not many other mounting options that were not intrusive with a small triangle frameset, tried it mounted on the stem - not good! ....being a rigid bike the fork placement is probably under the same stressess as anywhere else, also the fork isn't round so no chance of the lock wandering about into the spokes

    the D lock itself is held in place in the bracket securely with an audible click & released only by a metal sliding catch, however it might break at the clamp/rachet mount if its overtightened possibly/eventually in a worse case scenario

    the locks/pannier/rack add 2.72kg so luckily mostly flat roads here (Westside Los Angeles) no intention of offroading this bike in commuter mode, but crucially the offset fork mounting doesn't affect low speed steering (very much)

    (edit to correct typo)
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    my everything

    my commuter, urban, xc, and road bike. all in one.
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    My new member of commuting...

    A Dahon looks alike but cost only $96 bucks with 6 speed gear. Folding is crisp,fast and easy. The only downside is its frame is made of steel(its heavy at 14kg) but it gives a very solid,responsive ride. Complete with rack ,side stand and fender. Tire is at 16 x 1.75.

    What can u expect more from less than $100 buck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimano4
    My new member of commuting...

    A Dahon looks alike but cost only $96 bucks with 6 speed gear. Folding is crisp,fast and easy. The only downside is its frame is made of steel(its heavy at 14kg) but it gives a very solid,responsive ride. Complete with rack ,side stand and fender. Tire is at 16 x 1.75.

    What can u expect more from less than $100 buck?
    That would be very handy to have on a bus or train!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    That would be very handy to have on a bus or train!
    Thanks! Intend to bring onboard train/car for long distance country side exploring.

    The tire is good enought to handle some off road and rough terrain.

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    After commuting for too long on bikes I would prefer not have stolen, I threw together my first true commuter/singlespeed with a mix of cheap and spare parts. Way to big for me as a mountain bike, but as a commuter it just seems to work.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5CBgzCmWkDZgHu7CVq2x_g?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_v32OdN1TDQY/Sq7n4GuYJkI/AAAAAAAAAXc/9bY-ZofjMUo/s800/DSC01791%20%28Medium%29.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jfinkly/DropBox?feat=embedwebsite">Drop Box</a></td></tr></table>
    Surprisingly it has been a real fun ride, and the only bike I've ridden in a week and a half.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SiJmpPFcRrf-2ZT4VoErDA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_v32OdN1TDQY/Sq7n19LmzmI/AAAAAAAAAXY/TZmc6jcPD50/s800/DSC01794%20%28Medium%29.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jfinkly/DropBox?feat=embedwebsite">Drop Box</a></td></tr></table>

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    weekend commute to help the lady w/some carpentry at her salon:

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    thats badass!! even has a 1x5 x8?? crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeespecial
    thats badass!! even has a 1x5 x8?? crazy
    Dammit man, I was thinking someone had a crazy drivetrain set up....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeespecial
    thats badass!! even has a 1x5 x8?? crazy
    hehe... yeah.
    the end was about 1" from flat pavement. i definitely dragged it a couple of times on the way.

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    you must have gotten some crazy looks!!

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    Looking good, Jfinkly! Is that front rack one of those that Nashbar was offering for about ten bucks for a while? How is it?

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    Meltingfeather, you really know how to load up a BOB!

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    Meltingfeather, way to keep someone from rear-ending you at a stoplight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Looking good, Jfinkly! Is that front rack one of those that Nashbar was offering for about ten bucks for a while? How is it?
    Thanks! It sure is, though I think that I paid the full $15. Personal opinion so far is that it was definitely worth it. I have only carried about 10lbs of tools a few blocks to test it (nothing like Meltingfeather (that is an amazing load of cargo!)) and it felt plenty solid. After reading the reviews though I found some long stainless cantilever bolts to use in place of the included aluminum ones which apparently have a tendency to strip.

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    2004 Specialized Allez Sport

    The commuter. Paid $800.00 for this beauty in 2004. Upgraded the wheels, seat post, seat and brakes. Only crashed once pulling into the driveway at work. Front wheel caught the concrete lip as I was making a gradual right hand turn into the parking lot and down I went. One big bruise on side and a bruised ego...
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    drop-bar 29er SS commuter



    my first posted picture, I hope it works....
    more info here for those interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilsbuch


    my first posted picture, I hope it works....
    more info here for those interested
    Love the documentation of the build.

    How do you like the ride front rack only? Is it better or worse than rear rack only?

    Why can't you use a long bolt and a spacer to attach the rear rack to the hole you drilled and past the disk brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelgwn
    Love the documentation of the build.
    Muchas Gracias!

    Quote Originally Posted by maelgwn
    How do you like the ride front rack only? Is it better or worse than rear rack only?
    Better or worse is a matter of preference. I got used to it very quickly. It "slowed" and "calmed" the steering down, which was fine (perfect even) for my commute on the road. When I went back to rear only, the steering felt way too twitchy....but I got used to that after a few days.

    Quote Originally Posted by maelgwn
    Why can't you use a long bolt and a spacer to attach the rear rack to the hole you drilled and past the disk brake?
    Good idea. I thought about it before, but didn't feel comfortable stretching the legs of the rack so much. Old Man Mountain (different material than the Tubus, but still...) recommends they stretch the legs apart because it apparently isn't as easy to do as it seems. You're probably on to something but not something I wanted to deal with.

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