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Old 04-30-08, 09:40 PM   #2826
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Here's my ride. I commute about 2 days/wk. 32 mile RT...most of it on the Henry Hudson Greenway. Very comfortable, but heavy. I added the Axiom rack, Forte Campus pedals and Profile bar ends. Planning to ride this on the 5 boro tour this weekend. I'm pretty jacked up about it.
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Old 05-01-08, 10:04 PM   #2827
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Here's my ride. I commute about 2 days/wk. 32 mile RT...most of it on the Henry Hudson Greenway. Very comfortable, but heavy. I added the Axiom rack, Forte Campus pedals and Profile bar ends. Planning to ride this on the 5 boro tour this weekend. I'm pretty jacked up about it.
Very cool!
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Old 05-02-08, 05:34 PM   #2828
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Schwinn Traveler w/ Nexus 8sp.
This bicycle is meant to replace my old 68cm Bridgestone 400 that broke on the seat mast tube and also on the rear triangle. Luckily this bicycle is just as tall. I have a 44tooth chainring because I was thinking of installing a Hebie Chainglider. This bicycle will replace my Giant Cypress as my winter bicycle and I will be a two bicycle person.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:36 PM   #2829
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It's the Jolly Red Giant! 68?!
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Old 05-02-08, 09:08 PM   #2830
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Surly LHT, 54 cm, in Sage green.

Built with:
  • Shimano old-school XTR drivetrain
  • Rivendell friction down-tube shifters
  • Nitto lugged & filet-brazed threadless stem with mustache bar
  • Paul brakes (yes, picture has Onzo HO brakes but one of the arms had since cracked )
  • Vintage White Industries hubs with OCR rear rim
  • Dinotte front and rear lights
  • Planet Bike Cascadia fenders
  • Continental 26x1.6 tires with anti-puncture belt and sealant in tubes (I don't carry extra tube/pump)
Yes, it's really clean for a daily commuter because the picture was taken immediately after a rare wash.
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Old 05-02-08, 10:42 PM   #2831
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It's the Jolly Red Giant! 68?!
yep 68. Im 6'7"
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Old 05-02-08, 10:54 PM   #2832
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New 2008 Trek Portland. My first road bike. Tubus rack, Arkel Tailrider, Utility Basket on its way. Lovin it.

What pannier is that? Where'd you get it from? It looks absolutely perfect for what i want.
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Old 05-02-08, 11:21 PM   #2833
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What pannier is that? Where'd you get it from? It looks absolutely perfect for what i want.
http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/tai...asp?fl=1&site=
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Old 05-03-08, 09:54 AM   #2834
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Surly LHT, 54 cm, in Sage green.

Built with:
  • Shimano old-school XTR drivetrain
  • Rivendell friction down-tube shifters
  • Nitto lugged & filet-brazed threadless stem with mustache bar
  • Paul brakes (yes, picture has Onzo HO brakes but one of the arms had since cracked )
  • Vintage White Industries hubs with OCR rear rim
  • Dinotte front and rear lights
  • Planet Bike Cascadia fenders
  • Continental 26x1.6 tires with anti-puncture belt and sealant in tubes (I don't carry extra tube/pump)
Yes, it's really clean for a daily commuter because the picture was taken immediately after a rare wash.
That is THE HOTNESS
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Old 05-03-08, 03:17 PM   #2835
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My 2008 Downtube 8H
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Old 05-03-08, 10:06 PM   #2836
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Mine wants to say hello to yours!

Its an '07 with some add-ons.
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Old 05-04-08, 12:06 AM   #2837
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Loaded up with groceries

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Old 05-04-08, 02:33 AM   #2838
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1978 Allpro 10speed
Planetbike Fenders
Blackburn Mars 3.0 Tailight
ViewPoint Flare 5 LED Headlight
may put on a rack soon...
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Old 05-04-08, 10:53 PM   #2839
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dwoloz: What kickstand is that?

Nice bike by the way!
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Old 05-04-08, 11:22 PM   #2840
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The kickstand is made by specialized, I can tell from the red "s"
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Old 05-05-08, 05:54 PM   #2841
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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.
I pretty much had to do the same thing. I started having issues with my neck and back from my messenger bag but now that I've added a rack and panniers to my fixie/ss it's gone. Doesn't look too bad either. I think I'll get an old mt bike and rack it up as a truck and try to keep my fixie stripped for light days. Love the look of the bike.

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Old 05-05-08, 06:39 PM   #2842
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Thanks for sharing, proves functionality not just show. Pass one of them pale ales
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Old 05-05-08, 07:53 PM   #2843
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Here are two newer of my my bike, which however i will be replacing as i don't like the shocks, or the gearing, or the handlebars.



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Old 05-05-08, 09:56 PM   #2844
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That is one serious mudflap on the front of the Iron Horse! Homemade?
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Old 05-05-08, 10:38 PM   #2845
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Schwinn Traveler w/ Nexus 8sp.
This bicycle is meant to replace my old 68cm Bridgestone 400 that broke on the seat mast tube and also on the rear triangle. Luckily this bicycle is just as tall. I have a 44tooth chainring because I was thinking of installing a Hebie Chainglider. This bicycle will replace my Giant Cypress as my winter bicycle and I will be a two bicycle person.
I am loving the very tall red Traveler with the very tall stem for the very tall man. Hats off to you for not only finding a very tall bike but then building it with style.
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Old 05-05-08, 10:48 PM   #2846
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My (soon-to-be ex) rain bike:


and my sun bike:


I live in the Pacific Northwest, hence the fenders and the rain jacket strapped to the rack on the sun bike.
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Old 05-05-08, 10:52 PM   #2847
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Thanks for sharing, proves functionality not just show. Pass one of them pale ales
Actually, it's a Brown Ale. Downtown Brown, brewed by Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, California. One of my all time favorite Browns.
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Old 05-06-08, 12:16 AM   #2848
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Nice ride!
What handlebars are those? Are they the Soma Dove bars by any chance?
I'm looking to replace my mtb riser bars with some northroad style bars.
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Old 05-06-08, 06:09 AM   #2849
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That is one serious mudflap on the front of the Iron Horse! Homemade?
Yes and it's made from a mousepad stapled in two! However if it's windy it tends to go way back towards the frame and i don't know how effective it is then. Otherwise it works pretty good
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