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    Quote Originally Posted by knatchwa View Post
    You got yourself a popular bike, very interesting. Could you take that on a tour?
    That's my plan...home - east coast - southern tier to the west coast, up the west coast, home via the northern tier...hopefully in the spring of 2009 or 2010 (my turning/turned 50 tour).
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    My "New" Trek 750 Multitrack

    Hey all,

    I picked up this used TREK 750 Multitrack about three weeks ago. Found in on CL and paid $120 for it.... The guy just paid $90 for new tires (I saw the same ones at the TREK store for $20....)

    The best I can figure its a 94-95'. It has 21 spds and 700x35C tires (I havent had a "road" bike in YEARS!). I took it for a spin, and the handlebars were rotated down, so my hands kept wanting to slide off! I fixed that, and mounted my BF Computer and light. It rides realy nicely, but I'm not to sure about the grip shifts.... I might replace them when I go to a trecking bar..... I still need to swap over my rack from the old bike, and want to get a front rack (just because it has the braze on's!)





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    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert A. Heinlein

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildogmech View Post
    Lovin' the color of that!!
    .: 2007 Raleigh Route 66 :.

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    Almost finished IRO Rob Roy (from the recent group buy):



    Left to do:

    Mount brake and lever.
    Cut steerer tube and fit headset cap.
    Wrap bars.
    Mount bottle cages.

    ...

    Profit?

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    May as well post an update of my Centurion rig, my road/long distance/every day/commuter bike:



    I hadn't got any shots of it with eggbeaters and the newer Brooks I picked up. Bar tape is all kinds of messed up on the left side, the bike is a bit of a beater - but it runs nicely, and is fast and comfortable over long distances.

    This was taken on the GO train, which I take to help out with my 66mi. RT commute (takes it down to a ~12 mile RT commute)

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    Nice IRO up there, I can't wait to see it done. TT lever or Cross?

    And nice Centurion too! I hope that wherever I end up living someday allows bikes on trains.
    (U should fix that tape tho.)
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    the 'friction generator' is the dynamo. not the wife. duh.

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    Oooh! Centurion.

    I have a "Centurion Made" Diamondback Master TG. My only bike. Great for my commute, fun/fitness rides, and light errands. Crank Bros. Candy C, Bontrager saddle, lights, TransIt seatpost rack, Specialized Armadillo tyres. I kind of like the quirkiness of the marble...but I'm considering stripping it down and getting the frame powder coated a flat black.


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    How trippy; a coworker just asked me via IM about getting a Centurion bike as his first road bike (he's really, really on a budget, and can't think of buying something new).

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    Having that 15 year old centurion as my first road bike, and an ebay find, I say Yes! It's a great workhorse.

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    Here's my new IRO Rob Roy built up to be my new commuter:




    The Nexus 8 red band is pretty heavy - which I didn't mind too much on my old, lighter Bianchi, on the Rob Roy, with the rack, fenders, trekking bars, 700x35 Panaracer T-servs, it adds to quite a hefty package. It's still a joy to cruise on and by far the most comfortable ride I've every had.
    Last edited by heyjaffy; 05-19-08 at 08:32 PM.
    bike good

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjaffy View Post

    With the angles of the pictures I can't get a good grasp of what the handlebar is like. You got any other angles or a link to something that will show me what that is?

    Bike looks awesome, I want to take it out for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker_dj View Post
    With the angles of the pictures I can't get a good grasp of what the handlebar is like. You got any other angles or a link to something that will show me what that is?

    Bike looks awesome, I want to take it out for a ride.


    Bars are Nashbar trekking bars: see here
    Last edited by heyjaffy; 05-19-08 at 08:32 PM.
    bike good

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    My commuter, and it's definitely won the job for good I think. It's an '07 Hardrock Sport that I've abused the snot out of for the past two years. Last year I commuted on a Trek FX, which worked great, but the rough ride on the crappy streets of my commute got old fast.



    The drivetrain is all stock, and has recently had a chain/cassette replaced. Minor mods are 26x1.50 Nimbus 'dillos (best. ever.), Blackburn Mars rear, cheapo Bell luxeon headlamp, Nashbar wireless computer, SKS clip-on fender, Specialized Sonoma 155 saddle, and of course Kool-Stop dual compound pads .

    I love this bike, seriously. It's heavy, not very fast, nothing near efficient, and is kind of like using a jackhammer to tack up siding.. but it rocks. While it sounds absurd, I think even after I get my LHT soon I'll still commute on this thing. 3.5 miles of potholed and cracked pavement is actually approaching comfortable on it! Before winter I'd like to replace the drivetrain with either a single speed setup or a sram i-motion 9.


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    This is my daily... Raliegh rush hour. I toss the rear fender on when it rains but it is pretty simple. I have a 15mile round trip commute. I am considering getting a panniers because my back is starting to ache from th Messenger bag.

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    Probably going to go with a cross (Tektro or somesuch) lever on the Rob Roy, thanks!

    Your orange Rob Roy looks great there heyjaffy - I have fenders for mine too, but don't want to mount them until it looks like a rainy stretch.

    My Centurion is a LeMans, no idea the age - I got it for free from my old boss. It's travelled a long way with me in the last 11 months I've had it (4600 miles + change) - the bike is solid, total work horse - it has permanent frame damage preventing me from really doing expensive stuff to it (barring a new BB this winter - damage came with the bike) - I'll get some new tape though, that's got out of hand. It's a lovely bike, it's now my #2 bike I guess - but it's still a strong reliable machine for me.

    Going in to get the fork/steerer tube finished up on the IRO - ridden the bike most of the week and am comfortable/happy with the fit so I'm just needing the headset finished - then everything else I can do myself.

    Will get more pics once I'm done, hopefully I'll have the brake fitted tomorrow as well. Eggbeaters are on their way

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    My new bike is a 2006 Redline Conquest Sport. Its a cyclocross bike. I got it for $400.


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    I haven't posted my commuter in quite a while, and when I did the picture was an odd angle. I've started commuting more and more lately with the nice weather even though I just moved a few miles further from work (now 15 miles RT), so I thought this justified a new picture.

    It's a 1992 Bianchi Axis. There is a Brooks B17 on the way, and I need to get some panniers as well.



    I have a set of American Classic wheels with Ultegra hubs that I'm considering putting on with narrow tires and an 8 or 9 speed cassette. I know dropping the weight would make climbing a bit easier and make my commute a bit faster, but the 700x38 Avocets I have now are bulletproof and quite cushy.
    Jon

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    Check this out.

    Stolen pic

    Didn't what to start a new thread.
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    Here is my "new" rig. Built on an old Schwinn Traveler frame and fork, Nexus 7 hub.

    ?? Tommasini Super Prestige
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    06 Bianchi Axis
    10 Nashbar Touring Nexus 7 commuter

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    Here's my commuter, a CCM City Express comfort bike:

    Came with:
    - water bottle and cage
    - rear rack carrier
    - CCM radio/front headlight/horn
    - 21 speed grip shifters
    - 26" wheels
    - front and rear fenders

    Added on:
    - Kryptonite u-lock with mount
    - Bell compass/bell
    - Bell cyclocomputer
    - Bell under-seat bag



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    Quote Originally Posted by devildogmech View Post



    Billy
    I had that exact same bike all through college - I thought I was doing a good deed by passing it on to my sister when I bought a new bike after graduation. She decided she didn't like the grip shifters, so she threw it away and bought a Kmart bike.
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    My fair weather rig:


    1982 Bianchi which I've owned since new. Recently added:
    Rack
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    27" gatorback tires
    Powergrips
    Planet Bike lights
    Cheap Cyclecomputer
    Coffee mug holder
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger View Post
    My commuter, and it's definitely won the job for good I think. It's an '07 Hardrock Sport that I've abused the snot out of for the past two years. Last year I commuted on a Trek FX, which worked great, but the rough ride on the crappy streets of my commute got old fast.



    The drivetrain is all stock, and has recently had a chain/cassette replaced. Minor mods are 26x1.50 Nimbus 'dillos (best. ever.), Blackburn Mars rear, cheapo Bell luxeon headlamp, Nashbar wireless computer, SKS clip-on fender, Specialized Sonoma 155 saddle, and of course Kool-Stop dual compound pads .

    I love this bike, seriously. It's heavy, not very fast, nothing near efficient, and is kind of like using a jackhammer to tack up siding.. but it rocks. While it sounds absurd, I think even after I get my LHT soon I'll still commute on this thing. 3.5 miles of potholed and cracked pavement is actually approaching comfortable on it! Before winter I'd like to replace the drivetrain with either a single speed setup or a sram i-motion 9.

    I alway likened Mountain Bikes to tanks. Not very fast, but very sure footed, goes everywhere and can carry plenty of cargo strapped to it. They may not make perfect commuters out of the box, but they make a great starting point.

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    My new Raleigh Sojourn, ready for the 5 mile commute to school everyday. The bike's a little on the heavy side, but when I'm on flatland or a hill, this thing flies.

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    Rules for ordering a Brodie:
    1) Find a dealership.
    2) Be patient.
    3) Realize that their sizing chart is about 1 size off (order a size smaller, IMO)
    4) Be patient.
    5) Love your LBS for being patient with you and helping you get an awesome bike.

    So this has been a long time coming, but I figured I’d post a few pics and the build sheet as this is to be my main commuter. The commute is 6.5 miles, 99% on road, 5 days a week. I wanted to build something that could be robust all season, take panniers and fenders, and be pretty fast for the occasional group ride/sprint tri/overnight tour. And if the local cyclocross circuit would let an amateur run a commuter with disc brakes, then that too. Pretty wide range of tasks, but I think it’s a nice compromise all together.

    The 2007 Romax frame got the call because of the sloping top tube, disc tabs, rack mounts, cyclocross geometry, all at the right price. The Spinergy wheels were an ebay find prior to settling on a frame, and I haven’t seen anything like them anywhere (700c 32h disc wheels below 1700g). Avid BB7’s, FSA crankset, Xpedo pedals, allen skewers and the Selle Italia were the logical choices. For my commute that is mostly all pavement, I could have gone with a true touring/road tire, but I wanted to keep it a little ‘cross, hence the Vittorias. I’ll probably end up on some Schwalbe touring tire in a few months, but these are fun for now. Great in grass/hard pack dirt. The SRAM Rival group was probably a deviation from common logic (and my LBS’s love for Shimano), but the solid feel of the brake levers, aero cabling look, weight, and wanting to be different made that selection. The Salsa bars are HUGE, but I’m loving the many hand positions they offer. The LBS owner commented that they’re nearly MTB bar width if you grab them like they’re bar ends, offering some really useful leverage.

    He is a smidge over 21# in current form, and the racks and fenders are going on in a few days. The LBS has dubbed him “Cry Baby”, because that’s what they called me when I whined about my bike not being here for 3 months. I think it suits the blue well. I ordered a 56cm, which should be way too small by their sizing chart as I’m 6’1”, with a 33” inseam, but the standover is perfect. I went with a 130mm stem to get me a little over the bars, but that might be overkill, so we’ll see if I need to go back to the 100mm after riding it a bit fully loaded.

    Build sheet:

    SRAM Rival Shifters
    SRAM Rival rear derailleur
    SRAM Force front derailleur
    SRAM PC1070 10sp chain
    SRAM OG1070 cassette
    Avid BB7 Road Front Brake
    Avid BB7 Road Rear Brake
    Thomson Elite Stem
    Ritchey comp seatpost
    Selle Italia Gel Flow Black
    seatpost clamp
    FSA Gossamer Compact
    xpedo SS pedals
    Vittoria EVO Cross XN
    tubes
    Skewers (allen)
    Headset
    bar tape
    Spinergy Xyclone wheelset
    Salsa Moto Ace Bell Lap Handlebar
    2007 Brodie Romax Frame & Fork


    I’ll post some pics of it loaded up with the fenders and panniers later this week, but for now, here’s what I got:









    For more pics (including ones of me being a dumbass and crashing it), click here.

    Comments, suggestions, and general heckling is always welcome
    David in fla
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