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    Who else uses a converted SS to commute?

    I don't know what it is about my SS but I love it after all of these years still. Some of you have seen it before. I built a SS out of spare parts. Nothing high end. I think tires and tall v-brakes were the only pricy things on it. Tires are large commuter 700c and I am using an old bonded Trek frame from 1998. I found an old GT fork that thought to match it so I painted the bike yellow and bought decals for a GT Zaskar.
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    $5 rockhopper from a garage sale and built into a ss commuter with spare parts, parts from other bikes and some new parts.....
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    See to me this is what is fun....taking something old and making it usfull and practical as well as unique instead of just throwing it in the trash. It's kinda like the old boys up in Nocal that ran the repacks on those old ballooner schwinns. Salvage what you can and beat your shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalayon View Post
    See to me this is what is fun....taking something old and making it usfull and practical as well as unique instead of just throwing it in the trash. It's kinda like the old boys up in Nocal that ran the repacks on those old ballooner schwinns. Salvage what you can and beat your shit.
    Yup. Especially for those who don't have the greatest place to park a bike at work/school. Get a big ass chain & good padlock. Leave 'em there. Ain't nobody gonna mess with it. And if they do, you haven't lost much.

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    I use an old Bontrager Privateer frame from the mid 90s converted to SS. Looks old and junky. Only bike historians would know it's special. And at least it's getting ridden everyday.

    SS makes lotta sense for winter commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    I use an old Bontrager Privateer frame from the mid 90s converted to SS. Looks old and junky. Only bike historians would know it's special. And at least it's getting ridden everyday.

    SS makes lotta sense for winter commuting.

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    I can see why. Specially going to a 1/2 chain. Winters around here means wet lube. Install fenders, maybe even a chain guard. After a nasty ride, take the chain off and soak it in used motor oil for an hour. Take it out, wipe it off and let it drip. Get up an hour early in the am. Install chain. Clean the bike? Why? Not gonna make it go any faster.

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