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muccapazza 02-06-08 11:19 PM

^^^^^nice bikes, irritating layout. Not everyones got a widescreen monitor. Or maybe I'm the last one left, but I don't like scrolling sideways to see the pretty bikes and read the specs.


edit: well now this makes bugger all sense, being all nice and narrow at he top of a new page. TO rectify the situation I best ge6t a pic of my winter commuter up fast.

ccsami4x4 02-07-08 07:42 AM

Sorry....first time posting pics up and I thought it would stack them on top of each other rather than staggered.

Old Fart 02-07-08 11:21 AM

here is my commuter rig
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...t/IMG_1079.jpg

and its newest stable mate
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j.../IMG_1098a.jpg

the9412 02-07-08 12:14 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...block/IMG2.jpg

My commuter bike. I haul ass up and down miles of hills on it. I need to take a better picture of it one of these days.

ban guzzi 02-07-08 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasEdit (Post 6047418)
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.


funky! I dig it!

knucklesandwich 02-08-08 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Fart (Post 6124209)
here is my commuter rig

and its newest stable mate
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j.../IMG_1098a.jpg


What bars do you have on that?

I like that Soma. My next build, hopefully in the not too distant future, will have a frame in the $300-500 range, and the Double Cross is the main contender if I go cx-style, or a Kona ***** Tonk if I settle on a road frame that will take bigger tires.

caloso 02-08-08 01:30 PM

Pics of the powdercoated Trek 660, with fenders attached. At the start of the commute:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...trek660002.jpg

And at the end:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...trek660003.jpg

TexasEdit 02-08-08 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ban guzzi (Post 6128477)
funky! I dig it!


Thanks, man. I revel in my Fredness :D

On a related note, I did my first sub-50 minute commute this morning, and that included lugging my 10 pound history textbook on top of my usual pack!!!

Business810 02-08-08 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caloso (Post 6131254)
Pics of the powdercoated Trek 660, with fenders attached. At the start of the commute:

Very nice! How do you keep it so clean?

caloso 02-08-08 04:11 PM

Dawn + Pledge + it hasn't rained in a week.

DCvision 02-08-08 04:41 PM

Here's my ride, a `99 Giant Sedona, with new nashbar rack and rackbag, still looking for pannier to make the ride complete...;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/DSC_8371.jpg

RHoude 02-08-08 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by GreenFix (Post 443477)
... It would be nice to have pics of the bikes people commute on. I know around here I like checking out people commuting rides to see how they have modified them for comfort, visibility, utility, and style...


Here is a pic of the two Gazelle Medeos we brought back to Canada from the Netherlands last year. I like to call those machines our Urban Assault Bikes. They are a very stable machine, great position to ride in town, indestructible, require little maintenance and equipped to ride in all weather, day or night. The people at Cycletours Holland were great and let us bring back saddle bags as souvenirs.

Cheers,
Ron

ShinyBiker 02-08-08 11:01 PM

Transformed your basic mass market bike into a commuting hero!
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/607/dscn3625hz7.jpg

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7361/dscn3626rn3.jpg

craigdurkee 02-09-08 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caloso (Post 6131254)
Pics of the powdercoated Trek 660, with fenders attached. At the start of the commute:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...trek660002.jpg

And at the end:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18...trek660003.jpg

that is so nice

knatchwa 02-09-08 12:35 AM

Currently I ride a Giant Rincon, with panniers and trunk on town & country tires so though it is a mountain bike it works well for the commute. Though could be a bit lighter. Soon as I get some decent pics see if I can put em up.

Donkey Hodie 02-11-08 12:48 PM

Surly 1x1 converted to a 1x8 via internally geared nexus hub w/Alfine shifter.
I plan on doing some significant changes to this setup (new stem, handlebars, rack, and maybe fenders). I'll post more pics when the changes occur.

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/6986/img3619lm1.jpg

jostan1 02-11-08 08:16 PM

Muy Bonita

sf1901 02-12-08 02:11 AM

I pimped my ride with speakers
 
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This is my 1995 Trek 900 converted into an electric bike.

littlefoot 02-12-08 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toddvc (Post 6118427)

cheers from another Bridgestone owner (94 xo-2) :beer:

zoeglassjd 02-12-08 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlefoot (Post 6150459)
cheers from another Bridgestone owner (94 xo-2) :beer:

The bridgestone is a beauty, but it looks a a little big for you! I do like how your outfit matches the frame.

knatchwa 02-12-08 10:05 PM

Nice pics, amazing to see the variations and modifications. The converted electric was indeed interesting.

hanshananigan 02-12-08 11:25 PM

Introducing:

1994 Trek 820 Mountain Track
21-speed Sram Gripshifts w/ Shimano Alivio/Altus components
Weight: 35lbs

Stock components with exceptions: (free bike with about $150-200 in upgrades, cables, etc.)
Handle bar: Dimension Riser Bar
Rear tire: Michelin Transworld MTB Tire
Front tire: Fortť City ST MTB Tire
Skewers: Delta Cycle Axlerodz Bolt-On
Flywheel: Shimano MF-HG50 11-34
Chain: Shimano PC-48
Seatpost bag: Cannondale
Rack: TransIt Rack
Basket: Metal tray (OfficeMax?) (secured to rack with zipties)
Seatpost: Nashbar Suspension 2 ATB Seatpost
Fender: Planet Bike ATB Freddy Fender
Taillight: nondescript red blinky (secured to basket with zipties)
Headlight: ViewPoint Flare 5 LED Headlight (blinker on roads) and a cheap Cat Eye

Before:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n...ter_before.jpg

After: (I need to add a better pic sometime...)
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n...k_commuter.jpg

knatchwa 02-13-08 01:23 AM

Very nice description and a final result. that looks smooth :) Though never been much for the mounts for those u locks in particular with the Giant Rincon Frame Design. I think the initial idea was for more clearance when they modified the frame design on Giant's MTB Frames.

doughboy 02-13-08 01:30 AM

Mostly a fair weather commuter so no fenders. :D

http://www.pbase.com/ebn/image/92893685.jpg

hanshananigan 02-13-08 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by knatchwa (Post 6156553)
Very nice description and a final result. that looks smooth :) Though never been much for the mounts for those u locks in particular with the Giant Rincon Frame Design. I think the initial idea was for more clearance when they modified the frame design on Giant's MTB Frames.

Thanks. I just need to get some more reflectors on there, and I'm pretty much good-to-go. The U-Lock is like 15 yrs old, so I'm not expecting miracles- if someone wants the bike, they'll get it! The frame is a bit small (16.5, maybe), but it was free, ya know?


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