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Old 06-02-09, 07:15 PM   #5001
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Summery outdoor pic of my commuter.
Kickstand and chainguard added recently.

Love it

My only bike at the moment and what i commute on (no my commutes are not too long).





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Old 06-03-09, 03:12 AM   #5002
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I agree, especially colors ! I love old wooden house.
(But its not my house)
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Old 06-03-09, 03:50 AM   #5003
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Thanks! It's only a Giant OCR, running Tiagra, but it rides smooth
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Old 06-03-09, 06:10 AM   #5004
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aMull: are those Syntace Stratos 200 bars? How do you like them?
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Old 06-03-09, 02:59 PM   #5005
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Kickstand and chainguard added recently.

Is that a complete bike or did you part it together yourself?
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Old 06-03-09, 05:34 PM   #5006
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aMull: are those Syntace Stratos 200 bars? How do you like them?
No they are the cheap nashbar time trial bullhorns. And i love them.
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Old 06-03-09, 11:55 PM   #5007
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i feel bad because i don't even have a picture of my bike and i never thought to took some picture of my bike. i wish i could get one so i could post it too.
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Old 06-04-09, 02:19 AM   #5008
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Is that a complete bike or did you part it together yourself?
hei,

I put parts together myself. This is a start point, Salsa LaCruz frame and paint stripper.
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Old 06-04-09, 02:54 AM   #5009
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My only bike at the moment and what i commute on (no my commutes are not too long)
Cool , (your legs are much stronger than mine)
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Old 06-05-09, 09:24 AM   #5010
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Been riding for less than a month to campus but here it is. not the first bike that would get stolen from the racks around here. Just put the fenders on.

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Old 06-06-09, 09:14 PM   #5011
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I've been commuting with a '05 trek 4300 with road tires, great bike, but just received this vintage bike (free!!!), hoping to commute with it. The trek being to upright for the 10 mile each way commute. Though I will be keeping it.

I have spent about 5 hrs and $55 on new tires and brake pads. The ones on it were factory, from the '70s, super hard rubber from the age. This is the first road bike I have every owned, and its a much rougher ride then the trek, but much quicker.








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Old 06-06-09, 09:23 PM   #5012
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my brand new 2009 Schwinn World Street. ... picked up friday, about 20 miles so far Including the trip home, food run, and a trip to work.. if I wasn't work I would be riding.
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Old 06-06-09, 11:49 PM   #5013
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Not mine, but they are commuter bikes :)



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Old 06-07-09, 09:28 AM   #5014
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Finally getting around to taking some pics of my bicycle.



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Old 06-07-09, 10:10 AM   #5015
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My new all-season commuter, an old classic updated with newer technology: a 2009 Raleigh Superbe Roadster



I have a B&M Lumotech dyno headlight and Toplight tailight ordered for it...but of course Harris didn't have them in stock so they'll be another week or so (I shoulda tried Peter White).
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Old 06-07-09, 11:08 AM   #5016
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My new bike: Assama "Luddite"

Finally, somewhere to post photos of my "baby."

I have an Assama "Luddite" I forget what size it is, I'm almost 5'9 and female (yes, I got the standard frame.) It came "naked" no kickstand, fenders etc. I added lights, fenders, kickstand, panniers, under-seat bag, a bell, computer and drink cage. I LOVE MY BIKE! Before this bike I was riding the 10+ year old rusted half to death poor old mtn bike my mom got me for some birthday way back when, which I sadly neglected.

my old bike:


My new bike, the day I got her. She's made of steel.


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With new panniers
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Old 06-07-09, 11:12 AM   #5017
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One more, detail of the hardware I added up front: Very cheap! Bell cost $2.50, computer cost $13, light cost what, $7? Came with battery, too. I got the majority of my bike stuff at MEC.
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Old 06-07-09, 04:27 PM   #5018
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This is my commuter.
1989 Gazelle Trim Trophy with Shimano 600 7speed and Wolber Profil 36 spoke wheels.
Added a Tubus Logo rack, 35 mm bluemels, Basta backlight and Cateye frontlight. Changed the stem into Cinelli XE, ITM handlebar and put on some new Schwalbe Lugano 700x23 mm.
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Old 06-07-09, 05:36 PM   #5019
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OOOooOh pretty.
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Old 06-07-09, 05:42 PM   #5020
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This bike is really sweet. I've always been a sucker for whitewalls. Good price too!

What's that triangle for by the left side of the rear wheel?
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Old 06-07-09, 05:52 PM   #5021
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^^^ prolly a reflector
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Are you in Canada? MEC?
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Old 06-07-09, 06:15 PM   #5023
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Yep! I'm in BC. MEC is awesome!
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Yep! I'm in BC. MEC is awesome!
My husband grew up in Quebec, on the Ottawa side and most recently is from Ottawa. He misses MEC so much. That's like the only thing he wants to make sure we do when we visit . We're in L.A. and we do have REI, which is also a Co-op. He still thinks MEC is better
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^^^ prolly a reflector
LOL. My husband always says when he sees a Liquor store, "Liquor? I hardly know her".
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