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Business810 01-20-08 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BLACKMARKET (Post 5994025)
Very cold in Pittsburgh..

Indeed it is. I'm just guessing on location, but is that pic from down on the South Side?

Here is my new commuting rig as well - 1992 Bianchi Axis. I have a rack lying around that I still need to throw on as well.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/...54ba7ba149.jpg

BLACKMARKET 01-21-08 04:40 PM

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3799/dscf0016te6.jpg

Joe Dog 01-21-08 08:22 PM

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Here is my Cross Check, which I finally took a picture of after having it for three years.

lapher22 01-23-08 06:55 AM

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Some pics from my ride in last thursday around 6:30am

EuroJosh 01-23-08 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BLACKMARKET (Post 6023937)

I know that place. I used to run around there shooting really bad "art" films. Yunz got me missing Pittsburgh, except for cycling there this time of year.

JTGraphics 01-24-08 08:36 PM

Heres my daily commuter to work
http://www.jtgraphics.net/olp/fuji.jpg

TexasEdit 01-25-08 09:13 AM

My commuter
 
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OK, hereís my commuter. It is a Giant Cyprus comfort bike with Shimano Altus components.

For all those detail geeks (I say that with respect Ė I learn a lot from reading the posts from the detail geeks):

- Yes, that is an aero bar on a riser handlebar. Please say it quietly so that no one in the road forum hears. I got the idea from reading a post about ďantler handlebars.Ē Although I almost never try and get in an aero position while commuting, I do use the aero bars to provide another comfortable hand positions (holding the large forearm pads). It also gives me added spots to attach a small bag and lights.

- Yes, that big metal plate on the back wheel doesnít look right. My commute is 9 miles on Farm-to-Market roads in rural East Texas. I was having a problem breaking rear spokes (Iím 6-2 and go about 250). Fixing spokes and truing wheels isnít in my skill set just yet, so Iíd have to take the wheel to my LBS Ö but my LBS is an hour away and a broken spoke usually meant considerable down time. Then I started reading on the C&V forum how they mix and match components from different bikes. Well, I have an old Schwinn Continental that is virtually bomb proof. I thought, what the hell, and took the wheels off the Schwinn and put them on the Giant. Worked like a dream. I lost a few gears, but that hasnít had much of an impact on my riding. An additional benefit is the Schwinn wheels are 27-inch compared to the 700 Giant wheels. I can get 27-inch tubes from Wal-Mart when needed. Donít have to drive 2 hours to my LBS for a tube.

thermopickerol 01-25-08 11:42 AM

My Rocky commuter with winter wheels/tires.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...m/IMG_2829.jpg
Thermo

StokerPoker 01-25-08 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thermopickerol (Post 6048438)
My Rocky commuter with winter wheels/tires.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...m/IMG_2829.jpg
Thermo

I sure hope the rusty chain police don't show up.... they can be brutal.

And TEX: I've often gone back to steel rims on my more abused bikes. One good thing to know though is that the 27's and the 700's can use the same tubes, just not the same tires.

jostan1 01-25-08 01:31 PM

nice
 
beautiful.
what kind of fenders, and pedals.. what shoes with the pedals+

TexasEdit 01-25-08 02:09 PM

StokerPoker said: "And TEX: I've often gone back to steel rims on my more abused bikes. One good thing to know though is that the 27's and the 700's can use the same tubes, just not the same tires."

Thanks ... see, told you a learn a lot from these posts.

atombob 01-25-08 02:44 PM

My Fixie Rebuilt
 
Just finished. I built this fixie for winter commuting. I'm running a 42x16 with armadillo 700x23's to try and keep flats to a minimum. I just added the Bontrager Courier bars something different. I had risers but they never felt right on this bike. Love to hear your thoughts on the courier bars. They are extremely comfortable and very heads up for traffic. :)

http://www.5point7.com/seven/1.jpg

http://www.5point7.com/seven/2.jpg

http://www.5point7.com/seven/3.jpg

Cheers!

JTGraphics 01-25-08 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jostan1 (Post 6049249)
beautiful.
what kind of fenders, and pedals.. what shoes with the pedals+

Q for who? jostan

I see a lot of nice commuters here!

Donkey Hodie 01-26-08 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by atombob (Post 6049770)
Just finished. I built this fixie for winter commuting. I'm running a 42x16 with armadillo 700x23's to try and keep flats to a minimum. I just added the Bontrager Courier bars something different. I had risers but they never felt right on this bike. Love to hear your thoughts on the courier bars. They are extremely comfortable and very heads up for traffic. :)

Bontrager Courier bars?
Are they the same as albatross or north road bars?

sf1901 01-26-08 04:20 AM

My Commuting E-bike.
 
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My 1995 Trek 900.

thermopickerol 01-26-08 08:41 AM

[QUOTE=StokerPoker;6048709]I sure hope the rusty chain police don't show up.... they can be brutal.

Chain Police can kiss my frost-bitten, salty asp...prolly couldn't catch me anyway...:D

StokerPoker 01-26-08 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by StokerPoker (Post 6048709)
I sure hope the rusty chain police don't show up.... they can be brutal.

Chain Police can kiss my frost-bitten, salty asp...prolly couldn't catch me anyway...:D

just wait til they hear I haven't done any maintenance since I fell through the ice....

DukeArcher 01-26-08 11:18 AM

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...r/DSCF0203.jpghttp://lh4.google.co.uk/KyleAndrewAr...jpg?imgmax=512

http://lh3.google.co.uk/KyleAndrewAr...jpg?imgmax=512

trombone 01-27-08 12:33 AM

Woo hoo! I got my new bike today.Kind of a combined Xmas / birthday thing.

A singlespeed Salsa casseroll. This is what I'll be pounding the pavements on through Sydney from next week. It's a lot of fun to ride. Just fun fun fun. Comfy enough to cruise, fast enough to sprint, beautiful enough to eat!!!
http://tromboneforum.org/gallery/451...8_12_16_25.jpg

madfiNch 01-27-08 02:04 PM

Here is my new (to me) winter ride:

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1680/img1158ip4.jpg

I was going to take a pic with my lights and panniers/trunk bag, too, but my camera ran out of batteries :(
I'm still getting used to it, so I dunno if or what I want to change at this point. I definitely will be adding a kickstand (I know, so taboo, yet so practical). I just can't stand trying to load up the panniers without one (too hard to find places to lean on in the winter). I'm also probably going to need a better rack someday, but I'll run this one into the ground first. I added a bell to the left drop bar (can't see it in this pic), studded tires, switched out the pedals and added power grips, but otherwise it came as shown.

Trombone, I <3 yellow bikes :)

trombone 01-27-08 08:45 PM

100% of my bikes are yellow!

Brian T 01-27-08 09:00 PM

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Here is my new commuter. I sure do like it.

matthew_deaner 01-27-08 09:11 PM

Here are some pics of my recently completed Salsa Casseroll. I bought the frame from Jenson when it was on sale for $289.

Side view:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2244/...8ce6cd.jpg?v=0

Cockpit:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/...6d2f7e.jpg?v=0

Crank side:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/...64b116.jpg?v=0

Rear:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/...151fe0.jpg?v=0


Build list:
Frame/Fork: Salsa Casseroll, 60cm
Pedals: Shimano SPD A-520
Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite 44cm (from my Trek 5200)
Bar Tape: Fizik Microtex
Headset: Cane Creek S-8
Stem: Cannondale 110mm (from e-bay)
Wheelset: Open Pro / Ultegra hubs with Wheelsmith DB spokes
Crankset: Campy Ultra Torque Centuar CT (compact 50/34)
Chain: SRAM PC971
Rear Der: Shimano XT med. cage
Front Der: Shimano 105
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace bar-ends, 9-speed
Brakes: Tektro R556 with Kool Stop pads
Brake levers: Tektro R200
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Brooks B-17
Fenders: SKS P35
Water bottle cages: King
Cassette: Shimano 105 13-25T
Bag: Carradice Barley
Tires: Michelin Carbon 23c right now, switching to Panaracer Pasela 32c soon.

TehK 01-27-08 09:30 PM

Beautiful setup. I love the bag.

bigbenaugust 01-28-08 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DukeArcher (Post 6054408)

I love this bike. It reminds me of a far less ghetto version of my own.


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