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  • 700c road bike

    43 28.67%
  • cross bike

    30 20.00%
  • 29er with fat slicks

    21 14.00%
  • 26 with slicks

    42 28.00%
  • My mountain bike, as is.

    37 24.67%
  • Your mom

    22 14.67%
  • 650b something or other

    2 1.33%
  • IGH

    3 2.00%
  • fixed gear/SS

    29 19.33%
  • geared

    26 17.33%
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  1. #1
    Ovaries on the Outside
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    What do you ride?

    We're all different, and that is a beautiful thing. We also need more polls, so I thought I would give everyone an overabundance of options. So how do you commute?

    I ride everything- just depends on which bike I have. I almost always have a fixed 700c bike and I usually have a fat tired bike, sometimes with geared. And sometimes I have to use gears, or my mountain bike for return journeys on singletrack.

    So what is the most popular way of getting around?

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    Did I catch a niner+?
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    Just a 700c SS...... and your mom.


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    Off the back...
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    Horses for courses - SS road bike when there's no ice/snow, SS Big Wheel with studded tires when there is. I don't live far enough from work to need gears.

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    errmm... 650B folding bike ....
    When it's time to go, is time to go.
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    Well, I haven't tried your Mom yet (good idea BTW) but I usually ride a 26" rigid w/slicks.
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    This summer I had a 38km round trip, and mostly used my cross bike with slicks. I also had secure storage.

    Right now, I am back at university with a 20km round trip, and I use a rigid 26" MTB. It has mounts for a rack and full fenders. It also cost me a lot less than my cross bike, which is good, since it gets locked up outside.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Hmmmm. I wonder what my time would change to by switching to my mtn bike with slicks from my 700c road bike??
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    Arg. Sorry about forgetting folding bikes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PainCake
    Hmmmm. I wonder what my time would change to by switching to my mtn bike with slicks from my 700c road bike??
    Not much, unless you have lots of hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainCake
    Hmmmm. I wonder what my time would change to by switching to my mtn bike with slicks from my 700c road bike??
    It's totally up to you. One option is to take the same amount of time, and get there with less effort.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    I use my touring bike: 06 Marin Muirwoods
    ATB/rigid/drop bars/brifters/front & rear panniers/MTB triple x 11/34

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    I ride a 05'Rockhopper with fenders and a maxis ridgeline in the rear and a Spec compound on the front.... BB7''s and a RS 351 Recon up front it's kinda a mix of what works for me....Accually want to go drop bars but have been lazy!
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    local trails rider
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    26er SS with fat slicks. I think that makes two or three votes for one bike...

    The slicks won't work on snow, so I'll put on some knobbies soon.

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    smell the saddle...
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    Another 26 SS with slicks, and +1 on your mum.

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    No love for longtails, xtra-cycles, cargo/utility bikes?

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    Freewheel SS with 700c's.
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    SS cross and XXIX with Big Apples. Big Apples just got replaced with Exiwolfs for the winter.

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    wheres the box for your sister(my favorite bike!!)?? i love her, so smooth, her suspension bushings are nice and tight and slide easily. her front rack is perfectly sized for me to transport sausage to and from the market. she was born in '94 which makes her my age (and she ain't 'fraid ta git DARTY)


    lol...

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    26" comfort bike with no upgrades.......yet

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    Your mom with a pair of Kenda K-rads.
    Baby, I want my face to be your quiver killer.

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    Bedwards Of The West
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    To work? 'Cross bike. Weekend? MTB. 3 Day weekend? KTM.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth
    Your mom with a pair of Kenda K-rads.
    Glad you are using rubber!

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    My 2009 Gary Fisher Utopia! Bone stock. Plan to keep her that way as long as possible. Can't wait for a 2010!!
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    26" SS mtb with Conti slicks (sport contacts) swapping them for the new Traffics this winter. Sometimes I'll ride the trailbike to work and hit one of the trailheads between on the way.

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    Hail Satin!
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    Commuting. Cross bike with flats (I gave the drop bars 6 mnths. Either my nuts or my neck hurt)
    Fun bike. Santa Cruz BLT1.
    Touring. 2002 Suzuki SV650S.
    Caging. 2006 Subaru WRX wagon
    In the great Ford vs Chevy debate, I choose Porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkShip
    No love for longtails, xtra-cycles, cargo/utility bikes?
    I have a Yuba Mundo with fenders for shopping days, and a 1991 Bridgestone RBT for the rest of the time. Winter bikes come and go, whatever I find in November every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelmanron
    1991 Bridgestone RBT for the rest of the time.
    I hear those are nice frames . Did you keep the Suntour and the Arayas?
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    Recalculating....

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    Redine D440 29er with Serfas Drifter slicks, Titec H-Bars, and an Old Man Mountain Rack for the panniers. I also have a second wheelset with knobbies for MTBing and bikepacking.

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    KHS cross SS year round during the week
    Salsa SS 26" MTB weekends

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    Woops. Wrong pic.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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