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Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

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Old 03-12-08, 12:31 AM   #2651
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nice bike - the wonders of a folder huh.
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Old 03-12-08, 04:28 AM   #2652
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Thank you! But what is a "plus twos" ?
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"Plus two" inches below the knee or "plus fours" for more...
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Old 03-12-08, 12:43 PM   #2653
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My 1987 Kuwahara Cascade fixed gear mtb, now with drop bars.
Love the MTB with drop bars action. What front rack is that?
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Old 03-12-08, 01:19 PM   #2654
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Love the MTB with drop bars action. What front rack is that?
His looks a lot like the Vetta I got NOS for $5 but mine doesn't have a reflector mount
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Old 03-12-08, 04:55 PM   #2655
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"Plus two" inches below the knee or "plus fours" for more...
Nice.

I may have to invest in a pair.
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Old 03-12-08, 07:55 PM   #2656
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Just got it today, but can't install the racks I have.
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Old 03-12-08, 10:57 PM   #2657
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Love the MTB with drop bars action. What front rack is that?
It's just a rather generic but fairly well made rack... the maker's name escapes me and the bike is spending the night at the (bike) shop as I was testing out a new build.

Mine is on the right...

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Old 03-15-08, 05:24 PM   #2658
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Nice! I have a Specialized P2 (free from a buddy) and I've been trying to figure out if I can fit a rack and fenders on it. I'm a noob at these things, so I either have to go to my LBS and pay for someone else to tell me these things or learn to do it myself, which is preferable. This was helpful because I haven't seen a lot online about retrofitting a Specialized to become a commuter. It gives me hope. Thanks!

Thanks!!

the P2 is going to be tough to outfit as a commuter because of the geometry. You will probably need an uber long seat tube to accomodate. A good bet would be to search out a newer frame and swap all your P2 stuff over to that one. Or a newer hardrock can be picked up for around 400 now I believe.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:40 PM   #2659
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Old 03-17-08, 07:38 PM   #2660
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bike chic in miami... taken by a friend of mine that is an amazing photographer..

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Old 03-18-08, 10:08 AM   #2661
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This is the bike I ride pretty much 95% of the time, though I find the gearing is too low... I want to go much faster.
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Old 03-18-08, 10:56 AM   #2662
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I'm kind of new here. My commute is about 11 miles each way on rolling hills (about 1000 feet in climbing each way). I have attached a pic of my rig, let me know what you think! It's a Surly Cross Check 58cm with Ultegra front and rear dérailleurs and 105 STI shifters with a 105 12-25 freewheel. It has Jandd Mini Mountain Panniers, Planet bike fenders, two rear blinkers, FSA cranks and Mavic aksium wheel set with 700cx35 tires. I hope to get a black brooks saddle soon and maybe some new pedals.

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Old 03-18-08, 11:58 AM   #2663
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Nice - any more pictures, specifically a side on view please?
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Old 03-18-08, 07:36 PM   #2664
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Our Commuter / Errand runners

Here are flickr links to my and my wives commuter / errand runner. Please dont laugh

http://www.flickr.com/gp/21827948@N00/iFK333

My bike -

Mutilated Jamis Ranger 1.0
- Changed suspension fork with stiff fork
- Replaced fat tires with thin tires
- Changed handle bar to 4" high handle bar
- A little milk crate action and voilah !!!
- Cat eye double shot
- I have a blinkie on my helmet and I usually wear a reflective vest if riding at night or long distances during day

My wives bike -

Trek 7.3 FX
- Milk Crate Action
- Same thing - blinkie on helmet, and a reflective vest if night riding or long distance riding in day

I still have another extra reflective vest that I am gonna chop up and wrap it around the milk crates for more visibility ...

Any suggestions, comments, giggles, laughs jokes very welcome
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Old 03-18-08, 07:55 PM   #2665
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Today.. on the way home.

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Old 03-18-08, 09:05 PM   #2666
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Today.. on the way home.
Nice looking bike. What is it?
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Old 03-19-08, 12:16 AM   #2667
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A local newspaper is doing a column on my commuting, and they have pictures online, here:

http://post-trib.mycapture.com/mycap...istSubAlbums=0

BTW, I am planning on getting a reflective safety vast, though I am running Dinotte lights in the front and rear.

I've been waiting forever for the column to get published. Maybe the paper's management decided not to run it out of fear of losing car dealership sponsors.
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Old 03-19-08, 08:39 AM   #2668
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Old 03-19-08, 09:19 AM   #2669
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This is my commuter that I use to get all around campus.

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Old 03-19-08, 03:20 PM   #2670
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I used this Panasonic DX2000 for a couple months last year before I gave it away. I then used my fixed gear (For sale) and every other bike under the sun.


During the winter, I picked up this 16" Smoke 2-9. It should handle my commute much better than the Panasonic. It has 700x47's which are great on the coal/gravel rail trail that makes up 3/4 of my 14 mile ride. So far so good! The basket should do wonders for carrying my work gear and groceries. I think I would like to change the bars to something a little more comfortable soon. Pardon the poor photo, it's too dreary to drag it outside

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Old 03-19-08, 04:55 PM   #2671
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This is my commuter that I use to get all around campus.
Why is it named after a vacuum cleaner?
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Old 03-19-08, 05:01 PM   #2672
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What kind of threaded mounting points do they put on the fork and seatstays these days??
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Old 03-19-08, 05:51 PM   #2673
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Ha. When I first got the bike, I did a search on the web to find out more about it. All I got was information on vacuum cleaners.
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Old 03-19-08, 07:00 PM   #2674
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Old 03-19-08, 07:12 PM   #2675
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My 1981 Trek 610.


and sometimes I use this as well- my 2007 Trek 4300.
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