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    The evolution has completed

    Now, it's ready...


    Notable setup:
    Topeak Seatpost Rack (E-Type)
    Michelin Country Rock 1.75" tires
    2x LED Maglite
    Planet Bike Splash Guard to keep me from drinking dirt
    Camouflage Duck Tape to Camouflage the brand (one piece was damage when transporting, thus exposing the brand on Seat tube)
    Not seen on picture: a shower cap tucked underneath the nose of the seat as a seat cover just in case.

    Front View:


    Dash Board:


    Close-up of Rear Rack. The Bag is one of those "Dry Bag" available at Wal-Mart. They come in 3 bags (for $10) in 3 sizes and this is the medium size. I tested it by putting couple pieces of tissue paper in the bag and dunking the bag in my bathroom basin and left submerge for 5 minutes or so. It kept the tissue paper dry.



    Here is the content of the bag.



    From upper left, CCW: The drybag itself, another drybag (the Large one just in case for a jacket, groceries or what not), rag for bike, general survival/safety/hygiene (as of baby wipe)kit, maps of various places, cable lock for general purpose locking (I have a much heavier lock for more serious stuff), flat repair kit (Duck tape, electrical tape, 2 tubes, 3 tire levers, CO2 inflator, glue patch kit)

    Here is what inside the seat bag.


    Crank Brothers Multi-tool
    Gerber pocket knife
    Digital Tire Gauge
    Band-Aid and Liquid Bandage

    I don't really commute to work because it's not quite possible at this time, but I use the bike to go get groceries and nearby restaurants. It works very well so far. I understand the bike is majorly overkill for such operations but I also intended for it to go on some touring hopefully next week if the weather cooperate.

    BTW: Everything comes at 37lbs according to my bathroom scale.
    Last edited by earthworm94; 12-09-07 at 11:14 PM.

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    Senior Member CigTech's Avatar
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    Very nice setup. I would look for a better trunk bag. But other then that, A1 setup.
    May your feet keep move'n with the wind to your back.

    CigTech

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    That is a good setup but am inclined to agree that a trunk bag can be beneficial, throw some panniers on there and you are set.

    Ride On

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    OT: How did you secure the MAG lights to the handlebar?

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    My Truck bag is a $10 solution (actually $3.33 since I got 3 for $10) and it will suffice for now. I really don't commute all that much right now. I don't think it looks too ghetto.

    There is a new kind of hose clamp that comes with the butterfly handle. It's available at the Auto parts at Wal-Mart. The coolest thing that it is tool-less.
    Last edited by earthworm94; 12-10-07 at 03:31 PM.

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