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    Post your commuter photos!

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

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

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

    I guess we have a thread now

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



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

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


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

    anyways, nice bikes people have. here is mine; ugly? yes. but comfortable, and low maintenance. it has slicker tires on it now; the pic was from winter. i need to make it more reflective for next year; maybe some of those cool spoke lights.


    once i get brakes on it, i'll be using this on the nice days to extend my ride on the way back home

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

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

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

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    my new ride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Marin 29er

    I think she is set on a Soho 1 if it fits, her exact words "fast but comfortable and doesn't look like my moms"

    My commuter and cruiser



    I upgraded my mountain bike to a FS and put 1.75 sized street tires on my hard-tail F7 for a commuter but it was geared to low for pavement and ended up spinning myself silly.

    I bought a Marin Muirwoods 29er after selling the F7 it worked out less that converting the mountain bike and a better riding position for the street. I have over 300 miles on it so far and its really working out great.

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

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee

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

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    Here is what I have been riding lately...

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

    And the baskets and mirror fold too.



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    I'll Play....

    Here's what I ride to work:




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


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    My working girl

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

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








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



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











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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Here is my new ride, an IRO Jamie Roy.



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

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

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

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    2005 Cannondale F2000SL Commuter

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

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

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

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

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

    wayne
    Budget or not, it looks cool!

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Here's my current commuter:



    And an artsy shot at night:



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

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

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

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    80"s Diamondback

    Converted to 1 x 7 new Tektro brakes. Avenir saddle bags carry my lecture materials for the classes I teach. Bungees on top for bulky stuff. old front derailleur as chain guide. suspension seat post to save the back.

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    My Townie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Do you know the brand/style?

    wayne
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    I didn`t think anybody was still selling bikes in the first world that used 28" tires. They do look cool though.
    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    Nah, 622 is 622. There are actually 28 in wheels (ISO 635 at least and maybe others). I think the 635s are still used on some Indian and non-export Asian cruisers. Used to be in Europe and North America too. I was nutso for a while over some old Mexican bikes with double top tubes and rod activated brakes that used 28 inchers.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires...tml#lesscommon
    current designated 28" tires are 700c...until very recently german tire brands didn't use the 29" designation at all...they were 28" because since the tire size was not MTB, it didn't reach the "29er" size....


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

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

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

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    Lotsa converted MTB's out there...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmjones
    Converted to 1 x 7 new Tektro brakes. Avenir saddle bags carry my lecture materials for the classes I teach. Bungees on top for bulky stuff. old front derailleur as chain guide. suspension seat post to save the back.

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

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    Long Haul Trucker

    Here is my LHT in commuter mode.


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

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

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    my commuter

    going on 20 years now
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    These are my commuting bikes:

    These are my commuting bikes:






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


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    well done

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

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

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



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

    Dave

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

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

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


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

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

    its an ultra swank rig... no doubt.

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

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

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

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

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

    :-)

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

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

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

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


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

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    My Kona

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ant

    Thanks Ant!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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    my commuter/touring bike

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


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

    The saddle is awesome.







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

    edit - oops, a picture would help.

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

    The saddle is awesome.




    What is the plate for? Is that or was that for some kind of requirement of plates on bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    I think those tires are an odd size because that bike is not widely sold in usa? Had a real hard time trying to find one, could only find online.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar

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

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

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

    txs I'll give it a try!

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

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    I put about 1200-1500 miles a year on this puppy, 95% of that just going back and forth to work. When looking at the picture, I was like "oh, this is an old picture,I should take some new ones." But then I realized that the bike has not changed at all besides new tires and bar tape. And no, those fenders don't really fit. Amazingly, even with all those xmas light in the last picture, I STILL would have people that wouldn't see me until the last second.

    I also JUST TODAY broke the Brooks saddle that is on there - the tension bolt just snapped in half, and upon taking the saddle off, I realized that there was also a broken rivet. Any way to get these things fixed?
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    How in the world did you manage to wire the lights into your wheels?

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    I carefully and tightly zip-tied the battery packs to the spokes near the hubs. The battery packs weren't the highest quality, but i managed to make it work. I used those thick zip-ties that are used to package new bikes. I then strung the lights around the wheel from the hub, using zip-ties and rubber bands at each spoke. The toughest thing was securely orienting each bulbs so that it wouldn't twist its way out of place and start clicking on the fork blades or frame. you can kind of see them in that photo...

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    here is my current ride

    and the highlight of my commute
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    my ride. so happy to be riding to work... have no idea what took me this long!







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    This is my do all bike. It's an older Trek 7000 mountain bike. I use it on the weekends for riding on singletrak trails with the wife, and now commute with it twice a week 22 miles each day. I hope to one day be able to afford another bike so I can make this just a casual trail bike.

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    I commute on nearly all my bikes... got this one on Sunday and am loving it.


    1948 Rudge Whitworth Roadster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
    1948 Rudge Whitworth Roadster
    CHAINRING!
    Does it have a 3-speed hub? Kinda looks like it to me, but I`m not familiar enough to be sure. Looks like a rod brake too. Any more pics?

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    my main commuter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    CHAINRING!
    Does it have a 3-speed hub? Kinda looks like it to me, but I`m not familiar enough to be sure. Looks like a rod brake too. Any more pics?
    Yep... it has a buttery smooth 3 speed hub and rod brakes that actually work really well in stopping the bike which can cruise at a pretty good clip.

    I started a thread at Bike Forums and the other Rudge bikes posted in that thread are some of the best vintage bike porn I have ever seen. I can't wait until I get the cosmetic restoration done on the bike so it looks that pretty.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=408269
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by c_davis_jr
    my main commuter...

    I swear I've seen this bike are you from the hamilton area by chance and do you ride done by hutch's restaurant at all?

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    For tomorrow's commute I'm going fixed on my mtb / tourer which really was built for commuting...



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    I have the pleasure of living in the great northern plain. Here are some cell phone pictures i took of my commute this morning. 5-10-08. Real pretty and all, but not my idea of a fun may morning.
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    LOVING the commuting! can't believe it took me this long. a few from my commute home:







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    Here's mine. Use it nearly year 'round. Or as long as the kids will let me. They get kinda crabby in the cold. Its an old Trek 410 or something I've had for about a decade. Its seen a few variations. From Roadie to CX'er(brazed on the canti studs) to its current iteration. I like this one the best. Its smooth and comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelesspoet
    I have the pleasure of living in the great northern plain. Here are some cell phone pictures i took of my commute this morning. 5-10-08. Real pretty and all, but not my idea of a fun may morning.
    My condolences- yes it`s pretty, but I bet you`re plenty sick of it by now. Hope you get a nice streak soon.

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    Here's mine. A 1977 Austro-Daimler Inter-10. Resurrected as a single speed commuter with my finest rattle can paint job. Much smoother and faster than my previous commuter, a redline monocog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galleywench
    Here's mine. A 1977 Austro-Daimler Inter-10. Resurrected as a single speed commuter with my finest rattle can paint job. Much smoother and faster than my previous commuter, a redline monocog.
    Hey man sweet ride but you should align your valves with your continental tire logo for perfection sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dekes
    Hey man sweet ride but you should align your valves with your continental tire logo for perfection sake.
    Thanks, and your right... those are the only pix I have taken of the bike but rest assured I have corrected the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyonisis
    (UK). 8 miles every day - 4 miles of those are a pretty annoying shallow climb - 200m is a near vertical climb that I have to get of for Good for the calves though, ill get pics. I have a car but choose to ride - love it, rain or shine. In fact though people think i'm mad I enjoy riding in the rain, especially in summer. Its the wind I hate with a passion!!!
    Have to agree with you there. Nothing ruins my rider faster than a stiff head or crosswind. Of course my commute runs right along an airport (not a busy one) so there are nice open plains that ensure I get to experience every bit of wind there is to behold.

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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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    One sweet looking ride you've got there.

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    Nice bike but I would want more stopping power

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






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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
    My condolences- yes it`s pretty, but I bet you`re plenty sick of it by now. Hope you get a nice streak soon.
    Yeah, its pretty severe up here at times. One week later its 80 and im fighting a 25-30 mph head wind coming home. If it didn't get to 20 below in winter I would sell my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    Nice bike but I would want more stopping power

    Haha, I get that comment a good bit. I am a big guy(240ish) and use the bike to do pretty much everything that I will encounter. So, I figured that while I was putting discs on the bike(it was a non disc model) that I would go ahead and get the largest I would need.
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    Salsa Ala'Carte Commuter Updated Photo

    Updated Picture...

    By the way I've canned the trailer for all but bike camping. It has just proven to be too cumbersome for me to use for daily commuting duty. I am hoping that the garment bag and rack remove the only aggrivation from my commute.
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    CrossCheck

    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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    1970-something raleigh 5 speed. just inherited from my dad for next semesters commute.

    (note the garmin 305 rubber-banded on because i'm too cheap to buy another handle bar mount)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainring-tattoo
    1970-something raleigh 5 speed. just inherited from my dad for next semesters commute.

    (note the garmin 305 rubber-banded on because i'm too cheap to buy another handle bar mount)

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    wow... that is a beauty all right

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    That Raleigh is a gem!
    The wood is being bent! Let me know what you need!

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    My custom built Trek 7500... it makes light work of wind, rain, hills, rough terrain, and epic distances after seeing a bunch of modifications and is also deceivingly fast.



    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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    44:16 gearing for a flat commute. Big Apples are soooo much fun!
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    Springrubber: Great looking bike!

    How do you like the post mounted rack? My commuter doesn't have brazeons and I am trying to figure out the best option for mounting a rack.

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    Springrubber: Great looking bike!

    How do you like the post mounted rack? My commuter doesn't have brazeons and I am trying to figure out the best option for mounting a rack.
    Thanks. The rack so far has done very well. It comes with shims for the seatpost. The rack is made by Topeak and uses their track system for the bag which doubles as my lunch
    pail. With my lunch, I still have enough room to carry a pump, tube, full size ipod and and power cable, lock/cable, and can strap an article of clothing on top. This does not include the side pockets! The actual rack also has a drawer that can hold a multi-tool and road tube but thats about it because its quite small. The rack also has a built in bungie cord in the event you do not want to use a bag and has a removable reflector on the back so you can replace with a blinkie. The Topeak is a bit more spendier but well worth it. I highly recommend.

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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone commute on pitch dark single track? I'm using a led head light that I picked up at the hardware store, but its not all that bright... Been thinking of getin a regular non LED type headlight( the kind campers use on their heads). Anyone out there doing it?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fmf
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone commute on pitch dark single track? I'm using a led head light that I picked up at the hardware store, but its not all that bright... Been thinking of getin a regular non LED type headlight( the kind campers use on their heads). Anyone out there doing it?
    for dark singletrack: http://www.jetlites.com/index.html
    my brand of choice and there are several other quality brands too.

    Just started commuting but have been using these on the trails for awhile. They are an overkill for city streets but a necessity for singletrack. much more lumens then the commuter lights or the hiking headlamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Lee
    I think she is set on a Soho 1 if it fits, her exact words "fast but comfortable and doesn't look like my moms"

    My commuter and cruiser



    I upgraded my mountain bike to a FS and put 1.75 sized street tires on my hard-tail F7 for a commuter but it was geared to low for pavement and ended up spinning myself silly.

    I bought a Marin Muirwoods 29er after selling the F7 it worked out less that converting the mountain bike and a better riding position for the street. I have over 300 miles on it so far and its really working out great.

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    Here's mine. Ugly, check. Slow, check. Sturdy, check. I call it "Ironhide".


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    Here's my not rainy day commuter. My first FS. Lovin it! Makes the ol commute soooo much smoother! Part of the commute is on a paved path along a river, some streets / sidewalks, some trails and the occasional mild DH and jumping up and down things round town.

    One thing I really like about the FS is you can be lazy. Before on the rigid I'd have to use alotta body english to keep things smooth.... Now, with the FS when I'm feelin pooped out or lazy I just let the sus do the work! Ahhh!!! Nice!!!
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    Here is my fleet of commuters, probably better suited to the Vintage/Retro forum.

    1987 Trek with Easton frametubes.
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    Specialized Globe with F/R drum brakes from EBay.
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    My Ron Cooper was a fixed gear but the cogs came back on for my commute through the hills.
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    I added discs to this Diamondback Voyager cuz I wanted to.
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    I used to commute on a mountain bike with a rear rack, lights, etc. But now I have a 2008 Specialized Tricross with Time Z pedals. This bike is my general commuter/fitness bike.

    I just finished making some changes to it such as switching out the road bars for a set of Easton risers, Deore dual brake levers/shifters and Specialized Ergo grips. I just didn't like the drop bars. They were too narrow and causing tremendous pain in my elbows and shoulders.

    I've got 2 Knog Frog lights on the bars (one red, one white) and 1 Planet Bike blinky on the rear. This bike is smooth and handles well even with me at over 300lbs!!! But that will soon change.

    Hot off the shelf!!!


    Current Setup...


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    This is my converted Klein. I went from hard tail to soft for off road, so I put the love of my life to good use. Super reflective, HID headlight with rear and side lights, my night commute home is safer than my morning to work...








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    Pretty cool mudflaps, Cleo. But where are the rest of your spokes?

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    i tore them out for weight savings... rotational and whatnot. actually, this bike benefits from the trickle down theory of bicycle economics. what comes off the mountain bike goes to this guy. mt. bike's going disk, so the crossmax sl's go to the commuter. everyone's happy. even with 35 lbs in the back, they're working fine, and provide a soothing click-click-click in those coasting moments.

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    new pic

    already posted but I love this pic so much indulge me please,
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    Here's mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvez
    already posted but I love this pic so much indulge me please,
    How'dja get the nice even white background?

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    just a "white wall" paper scroll in my buddies photo studio.
    It was a quick down and dirty couple of shots.
    You can see some nasty shadows in the big versions.
    I'm wanna put it on a retro shirt I'm thinking up.

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    My commuter bike

    Put this in the wrong place. Sorry I thought this was the end of the thread.
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    My dual purpose commuter

    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.
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    Me too!

    Nice ride, Bugsly- I like the wheels. My off roader is a Blast too, but looks a lot different from yours. I don`t think they`d be mistaken for twins!
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    My Cannondale commuter. Fun, fast, and smooth.

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    My '87 Kuwahara Cascade... fixed gear conversion.



    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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    Here's my new commuter bike

    Felt Dispatch - already have over 300 miles on it, works great as a road bike too, just have to spin faster...

    Just Ride!

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    Cafe Adventure Touring

    i dig this bike... vulpine 2.1's and still able to keep up with a roadie group ride... i just put the racks on... loading touring is still new to this bike... but i think the time is coming up soon.



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    I'm going to start commuting next week - on one of these
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    Probably the road bike - I have a 35 mile round trip.

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    Love your bike!!!

    Love your bike!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    i dig this bike... vulpine 2.1's and still able to keep up with a roadie group ride... i just put the racks on... loading touring is still new to this bike... but i think the time is coming up soon.



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    here's mine just got it about a month ago. has around 550 miles on it now :P
    flipped bars and new bar ends. 6 LED headlight and rear tailight and cateye computer
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    '08 Giant Yukon with Schwinn cruiser tires for a cushy ride (and cheap).


    Vintage Peugeot on original tires. I've been commuting daily since I found this thing a few weeks ago. Much faster and more enjoyable to commute on than the Yukon. The roadie-bug has officially bitten me.

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    Old Balance

    Old Balance AL450 with some tweaks...

    Started partial commuting two weeks ago, put in 160 miles. Double whammy...saving gas, losing weight (I'm 40lbs over!)...
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    Been driving my new SUV the past few days...

    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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    I like the set-up. I've got a dew deluxe, How are you liking the Ultegra on it? I was thinking about getting a nice road crank for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulitik
    I like the set-up. I've got a dew deluxe, How are you liking the Ultegra on it? I was thinking about getting a nice road crank for mine.
    was the question addressed to me?

    I like the Ultegras very much.... however I did need to use one 0.7mm spacer on each side in order to clear the chainstays on my Dew.....

    I suppose if you go for a triple instead of a double like I did, clearance should be better...

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    i havent owned a car for a few years now...
    so all my bikes are commuter bikes... except the road bike... of course, of which i never seem to ride.

    ???

    oh... cuz its simply too specific. its for SPORT. while i can get sport out of any bike i ride, its the "doing something" after the "sport" that ultimately expands the Bicycle Lifestyle.

    some of the bikes...

    Surly Pugsley... when i was living in Ventura... 6am... Metrolink rail to Union Station, LA... $11 each way.

    a cool old schwinn cruiser my brother put together... commute bike, for rolling to and from the shop he works at (Power Plant Choppers)

    and of course... The Big Dummy... on AmTrak, Pacific Surfliner... Ventura to Santa Barbara.

    last one... Big Dummy on the Cone Peak trail in the Ventana Wilderness. Monterey to Nacimiento Ferguson Rd, via HWY1, then up to Cone Peak Rd. (fire road), then hike to the top of Cone Peak. (5,155ft).


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    Here is my current commuter. I bought a Norco Plateau frame from my LBS, installed a Nashbar ridig fork, and went with a 1x8 drivetrain. My commute is 18kms one way on major highway, gravel/dirt road and suburbia. Or 9kms if I'm at a client site.

    I have been commuting to work since I was 14 (I'm 41 now). No plans to stop.
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    A commuting board on MTBR!

    Never noticed this forum before...

    My commute is 10 miles each way and is half on the dirt of South Mountain trails. The other half I ride mostly on sidewalks as they are big and wide with few actually ever walking on them. Once at work there are shower facilities and lockers where I can store shoes, towel, supplies. With gas over $4/gallon, I am saving about $4.50 every time I commute to work by bike and my work place offers incentives for alternative travel - it's a sliding scale where you earn more the more you commute. I'm at about 17.5 cents per mile. So, every time I commute to work there is an extra $8 in my pocket! In June I logged 260 commuting miles. Yes, I know I am lucky to have all these factors fall into place to make it so easy. And it hardly ever rains! However, all is not easy going here in Phx - it has been around 110F on my commute home last few weeks and my morning rides are around 90. Yup, it's furnace time down here in the land of the sun. When under 110F I have no problems, but when it's over 110 then it gets hard to breath

    Last week I put together a little photojournal of my commute when I ride the Salsa.
    Enjoy:

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    Pretty much stock late 90's Trek 7000 (former race rig)


    Geax Roadster tires, WTB Speed V saddle, Surly Instigator Fork.

    Thinking Fenders are next. I don't commute far and when I do go far its to fish so I bring the gas hog behind the bike, but it'd be nice to stay clean during mud season here in the ADK's.

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    Mine.


    Lights added as needed. Lock(s) get thrown in if going elswhere than straight to work. (have an Abus lock and cable setup that just stays where I park at work, meaning I don't have to schlepp it to and fro)

    One waterproof rear pannier for my work junk. Two REI house brand open top "grocery getter" bags. Messenger bag or back pack if wanting a bit more carrying capacity, as well as a drybag that I can stick on top of the rack.

    A Sturmey-Archer 8spd internal hub/rear wheel setup is on the way and will be going on. Doing the bigger grocery run thing with the fixed rear is getting old. Got a rear mini-v brake setup to throw on and use with the other lever. Keen SPD sandals rock for commuting/cruising around in hot weather!

    Mrs. Scrubs bike.


    One of my old mtbs setup for her. Fits here well. Easily swapped back to trail duty should she decide she'd like to try that...
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    my dedicated 29er based on an Outcast frame. It'll be a 9 speed soon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    Whoohoo! Don`t forget to report on your Sram hub. I have a Nexus 8 on mine and the same front hub as you- it`s a pretty nice combo.

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    1990 GT Zaskar MTB'muter

    I had a GT Karakorum K2 as my first mountain bike - the cool purple with pink platter painted one! Wish I still had it but I sold it to a friend.

    This is my GT Zaskar "Cali-Made" MTB'muter





    Frame:
    GT Zaskar [1990]

    Handlebars and Stem: Tioga | Tioga DH

    Fork and Headset: Rock Shock Judy | Dia-Comp Aheadset

    Front wheel: Bontrager Rim/Hub with straight-lace spokes [commuter]

    Rear wheel: Mavic 121 SUP with heavy guage spokes | Maxxis 2.3 tire

    I have a brand new never used XTR Hubs - same year as my bike and just found some brand new - never used Mavic 217's, the one's with the purple-to-gold iridescent look!!!

    Crankset and Bottom bracket: Stock Shamino DX

    Saddle and Seat Post: WTB | Stock post

    Pedals and Chain: Shamino DHX Platform

    Cog/Gearing et cetera: 3 in the floor and a bunch out back.

    This bike has been my do-it-all bike, and yes, since 1990! Riding the local mountains and trails, commuting to work and weekend rides on tarmac with the sound of knobbies slapping!!! It's so old for modern times, it's almost vintage, but not quite, just old. But for those of you who remember the coolest MTB shop - The Bike Beat in Orange, Ca will know old...

    MY COMMUTE: 19-miles one way.
    My first commute by bike to Foothill Ranch from Costa Mesa:
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    Romic

    Note the World Championship stripes.


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    My new to me 07 Surly Cross-Check. I got it about a month ago and have several hundred miles on it already. I bought the frame used from the owner of Revolution Cycles in Eugene, Oregon and he kindly left some very nice components on it. I haven't ridden on the road for a long time and I'm really enjoying it. Riding to work and getting a workout for my mtb passion is pretty sweet as well. I need a set of panniers and a good head light/tail light combo, but otherwise I'm pretty satisfied. Props to Revolution Cycles for getting me set-up proper.

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    Since I got the Monkey to handle off-road duties, my Monocog got commuterized!

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    I'm not the only one that believes in BEING SEEN!
    Damn straight. That striped tape reflects FAR (at least in my parking lot field tests )

    I also have tape on my helmet...in addition to the two rear blinkies and two front steady/blinky, I have a blinky on my helmet and one on my backpack as well. You can never be too safe. I'm looking into Tireflys (Tireflies, to use proper grammar) as well.

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    Yeah right back at the start
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    You can never be too safe. I'm looking into Tireflys (Tireflies, to use proper grammar) as well.
    I never thought of using those, that would work great. I've seen them in the sand dunes when we go riding and they are bright.

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    the dummy
    about 4 months now i guess...
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    envious

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    the dummy
    about 4 months now i guess...
    I wish I was in the States so I could get one of those. The shipping is awful for that size frame.

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    My commute is a little under 5 miles so I built up this for speed and simplicity. I now look forward to the ride to work.
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    Not Worthy.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam
    Note the World Championship stripes.

    Though there are Stripes on the bike, a Romic never earned them. I worked for them for a short time and we were nolonger allowed to put the stripe decals on.

    Nice bike. Good to see it in use still!

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    I guess my last post here got booted...oh well.

    I'm riding a slightly modified Specialized Tricross and my wife rides a Kona Dew Plus (which she waited almost 2 months for). I got the Tricross to get into the "roadie" scene but the narrow drop bars weren't agreeing with my wide shoulders. Made my elbows hurt too.

    My commute to work is 4 miles one way plus I use the bike for general fitness and conditioning for trail riding. Carbon fork is great even under my 300lb frame. No issues in the 5 months I've been riding it.

    My wife is still new to the commuting scene and is not yet sure of what accessories she wants and like a "SMART" husband, I'm staying out of it until asked to do otherwise.

    Tricross is stock except for:

    - Easton riser bars with BG lock on grips
    - Adjustable stem
    - Deore Dual shift/brake levers
    - Time Z pedals
    - Older BG saddle

    Toys include:

    - Axiom Streamliner rear rack
    - Planet Bike Blinky rear light
    - 2 Knog Frog lights (1red/1 white) for the front (makes me look like the PO-LEECE)
    - Mountain Bar End Mirror





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    I built up a path racer around a 1940 CCM frame and the bike has been seeing some good commuting miles...

    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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    Work Buddy setup

    Work Buddy setup.
    Pic from our current job bike parking lot:


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    Here's mine.
    On-One 456 with their steel fork.
    Cranks have been replaced by XT mtb cranks, with just the big ring bolted in the middle ring position. Road cranks always hurt my knees, no matter what I do.
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    Just a new saddle and bars but I had to shoot more photos.

    Marin Muirwoods 29er, came with a really nice WTB seat but have been wanting to give the Brooks a try and (My girl friend came through with a great early birthday present) and the stock really wide bars are now gone and replaced with the bars from her F7 (to narrow for a mountain bike but just perfect for my commuter)








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    new updates

    I got my Brooks b17 and mtx rack and bag and xc717 w/slicks and this baby commutes very nicely through my short 6 mile jaunt.
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    ever seen one of these?

    This is going to be my wife's commuter. She didn't like the speedy slim seat that came with it, so my old WTB and thuddy are doing the job until her B17 and thomson make it here soon.
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    Oops, it's a Bianchi Cielo.

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    Long time lurker of this great forum here. I started using my bike to commute to work (NYC). My legs aren't quite up to the task yet but I'm getting there. Here are some pics.








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    My second commuter bic which is the hybrid polygon heist. Aka 'Red Hairy'
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