2008 Kona Dew Plus
2008 Kona Dew Plus
Here are a couple pictures of my latest commuter rig - a recently completed re-build on the cheap. Went for somewhat of a retro thing.
I've only been using it now for a couple weeks, but really enjoying its surprisingly smooth ride. It might even be the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden, except for maybe some old beach cruisers when I was younger.
Last edited by burrfish; 05-06-08 at 02:11 PM.
My commuter sans panniers.
I like to ride bikes. I miss living in the city though, where it was all a bike's ride away. City dwellers: appreciate it. :D
Here's my Dahon Jack. It's not actually commuting here, but on a 24-mile ride from Hartford to Waterbury, where I caught the train to New York for the Five-Borough Bike Tour the next day. You can see that I was carrying clothes for a weekend out of town and rain gear.
Here is my one and only bike. It is a bianchi volpe circa 1990 I'm guessing. I've been using it for spring/summer/fall commuting for almost 2 years. I'd like to change to wider drop bars and a more upright stem.
here is my 15 inch Trek 7.3 fx with areo bars and fake drops.
Im replacing my bars with trekking bar. =D
'08 Trek 7.3 FX with Forte 2 Aero bars :)
Nitto Dove from Rivendell. Very conservatively priced there. Only drawback is the inside diameter of the bar ends doesn't support bar end shifters or mirrors or the like. However I just took a grinder to the inside and voila, my mirror fit in fine.
Just finished building it up:
This is about fun. Still a work in progress, it has already proven itself as a hauler of stuff and child transport machine. The frame is an old Specialized Hardrock frame that I got as part of a complete bike off of a Craigslist seller for $20. I had it media-blasted and powdercoated with a cool, "crinkle-glaze" type of pewter finish. I like it.
Paul front cantilever brakes w/Kool Stops
Shimano rear V-brakes
Planet Bike cush saddle (will be changed to Brooks B17 asap)
Nitto radonneur-type bars
Tektro brake levers
Nitto "Dirtdrop" stem
Shimano 105 headset
Silver bar-end shifter (one)
Sugino crankset, single
MKS Touring Pedals
Nondescript (but bombproof) ATB wheels
WTB All-Terrainasaurus Tires
Keen eyes may note that the cable ends need caps (I ran out) and that the Tektros are in quick release mode (my preference for one-finger braking). Haven't decided whether or not to tape the bars. See ya out there, Bob
Last edited by robertlinthicum; 05-08-08 at 05:07 AM.
Based on your seatpost/stem, you're about 10 feet tall. Nice bike.
Very nice. I am in the early stages of doing a similar build.
Are those footrests for your passengers? Love that!
How do the kids hang on? I can see how one would sit using the foot platforms, but how is it with multiples?
My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast. R.I.P.
2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time.
Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz
From the title I thought the post was going to be you introducing yourself.
Oh, and nice ride! Do you bungee the kids down when you need to transport them?
Hey! Get your mouse off my text!
Last edited by robertlinthicum; 05-08-08 at 07:46 AM.
Here's my commuter. Townie 21, cannondale panniers, computer, bell, a couple of tail lights, headlight. Just need some fenders.
Not light, but also not that slow either. A good, comfortable bike with great visibility for my ride to work. I may eventually put some Specialized Nimbus tires on it, but the fatties are really good for the part of my ride where I have to go slightly offroad and over some pretty rough terrain for a bit.