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    It's full of stars... atombob's Avatar
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    Heres a Pic of my new Commuter. My single speed was stolen. Argh. I just picked up this one this week end and updated it. I'll post newer pics of the changes in the next couple of day.


    My stolen single speed.


    Newer Crossroads w/ 700c x 20c wheels and tires. Updated drivetrain as well.


    Other side.

    I've just changed the saddle and pedals and stem. More pics of the changes to follow. You can see the new stem on there already in the above pics.
    1980's KHS fixed l 1999 Trek OCLV mt bike l 2003 Canondale R3000
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    Just picked up this beast the other day, a 2005 Bianchi Bergamo, to replace my slickified MTB as a real commuter:



    It's a really neat little bike, along the same vein as the Specialized Globe and the Trek T80.

    It has a lot of unique stuff, which I think works pretty well.

    You may or may not be able to notice (my camera sucks) the lack of a front derailer and a single chain ring, but it's 21 speed. Well, it has a 7-speed rear casette, as well as a three-speed internally geared rear hub. This sounded like a gimmick to me to begin with, but it absolutely rules. I would say the gearing on it is as broad as my 48/38/28 on my MTB. I can shift the internal hub while stopped at a stop light, without having to pedal, so i can come to a light at top gear, and then switch to easy gear to spin up when the light turns green, and rip it back to top gear shortly after. Also, internally geared hubs are pretty much bombproof, so when my derailer craps out, I'll still be able to shift amongst my broadest three gears.

    It has an array of blinkin LEDs on the back of the seat which automatically engage when you sit on it.

    Very comfortable riding, I could never wear jeans on long rides until I got this bike, and now it's no problem at all.

    One thing that I thought was funny is that the Globe and the T80 have an integrated lock for the rear wheel. The Bergamo solves this problem a different way, it just doesn't have quick release on the rear wheel.

    I don't know how much I like the flyback handlebars, they're ergonomically sound but I would like more hand positions. Will probably get some Novara Safari style butterfly bars eventually.

    Came stock with fenders, a rack, and 700x38 tires, Great for commuting right out of the shop! I love this bike, and would recommend it to any commuter who's shopping around.

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    This is my dialy runner





    a 1988 Koga Miyata Valley Runner.
    And I carry my gear in a large shoulderbag
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    Niets of niemand zegt dat het echt moet.
    En toch, of juist daarom, wil ik het beleven ...

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    Here's my commuter (it also happens to be my touring bike). The IT manager at my company raised his eyebrows once when he saw me riding with my laptop on top (as in the picture here). It is very secure, though, and I have some cushion-type material under it to absorb shock. No problems after 2+ years of fairly regular commuting approx. 4 mi one way.

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    That's a sweet looking ride!

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    atombob,

    I really dig your new ride. Would you mind sharing with us how much it set you back?

    neopipil

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    The "Antlers" look with the double set of barends is sweet!

    Good control from the center position?
    Did you take the grips/ shifters/ brakes off to get them in place?
    Ever temped to ram another cyclist to prove your dominance during mating season?
    Or find your bike scratchng trees to mark it's territory?
    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biodiesel
    The "Antlers" look with the double set of barends is sweet!

    Good control from the center position?
    Did you take the grips/ shifters/ brakes off to get them in place?
    I was inspired to do the antler thing (and the stem bag/sound system) by this post: The "Antler" Bar

    Control from center position is fine, except for hair-pin cornering at any speed. There's something about the physics of having your hands in the center position that doesn't allow for sharp cornering at higher speeds. The first time I discovered this I almost crashed. On the straightaways, though, it is really nice to have those extra hand positions.

    I did take the grips and shifters off to install the middle bar ends. Haven't yet reinstalled the grips

    Quote Originally Posted by biodiesel
    Ever temped to ram another cyclist to prove your dominance during mating season?
    Or find your bike scratchng trees to mark it's territory?
    Haha Come November, I might avoid riding in heavily wooded areas in order not to provoke a challenge from some whitetail buck.

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    I use this for my 10 mile one way commute. Specialized Sirrus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudel
    I use this for my 10 mile one way commute. Specialized Sirrus.
    Where's the scabbard for the pump 12 ga?
    Here in Texas that sometimes is a necessary accessory.

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    ok here is my commuter. its a no name frame, seven speed external with a 38t chain ring in front, i commute about 15 miles each way on it and the last leg starts after 1am because of my lovely position as a waiter. ha and i had to buy gas the other day - 2.49? holy cow, everyday i love the commute more and more.

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    I finally took a couple of pictures of my commuter bike. Okay, so it's my only bike. The Trek Mountain Track 800. It's heavy as sin, and hard to manouver, but it was cheap five years ago and shows no signs of breaking down. (Astute viewers might notice the new rear wheel, putting paid to my claim of it not breaking down. But that's been the only thing that's gone, so I figure it's holding up pretty well.)

    Here's the best one of the lot, and as a special bonus, I'm in the picture too. Aren't you all lucky.


    (click me for a larger version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudel
    I use this for my 10 mile one way commute. Specialized Sirrus.
    Nice, I also use my Sirrus for my commute and my main transportation. I think I want some bar ends though.

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    Wow. Nice bike.

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    I don't have a rack on my commute bike so I can't carry a shotgun. Instead I just bring along my HK USP Compact (45ACP) with an extra magazine. It's lighter too.


    Cheers,

    Ron
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    Yeah, the *** caught my attention too. lol

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    Here are some pics of my bike (yes I know its dirty).
    First is the stock picture from Kona, then pics of my actual bike:

    The details:
    Kona JTS
    105 9-sp STI shifters
    Ultegra triple front der.
    FSA Carbon cranks w/ 28/39/50 chainrings
    Shimano SPD one-side, platform the other side with a Nashbar pedal reflector kit attached to cages
    LX Rear Derailleur
    LX 11-32 cassette
    105 hubs laced to 36 hole Mavic A719 rims
    Blackburn City Rack
    Jandd seat-bag w/flat kit
    topeak mini-pump
    Cygolite HID light (Battery not on the bike)
    Planet bike 3LED white front light
    Trek 1 LED red blinkie (kept on solid, attached to Jandd seat-bag)
    Trek 5 LED red blinkie
    Planet Bike 3 LED red blinkie
    Arkel Bug pannier (not in pics)
    Wheel reflectors (not in pics...installing them in the next week or so as its getting darker in the mornings)
    Fenders....I have a front one that is just not installed, but haven't figured out what to do in back yet.

    And here are the pics:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBoy
    Here are some pics of my bike (yes I know its dirty).
    Nice looking bike. It's not dirty, it's ridden .

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    My new commuter rig.
    Novarra Buzz and Xtracycle.
    This one holding 35+ pounds of laundry plus a bag of groceries.

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    Until i build up the old Trek2100, this is my commuter (and my and my training/race bike too).

    1998 Independant Fabrication Crown Jewel (Steelman straight bladed steel fork)
    Chris King headset
    1996 Dura-Ace 8sp crank, BB, derailieurs, shifters and brakes
    1998 D/A-Mavic OpenPro wheelset w/12-21 D/A cassette
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    Sachs drilled chain.
    Look 247 pedals
    3TTT bars & stem, Cinelli cork ribbon
    1998 D/A seat post
    Selle Italia Flite Gel saddle
    Elite bottle cages
    Trek computer (with temp gauge)

    Photo is one week old.
    John

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    My new commuter.

    Airborne Carpe Diem Ti frame
    Alpha Q full carbon fork
    Tubus Fly steel rack (330 g !!)
    Chris King Head Set
    DuraAce 10 speed Sti
    Ortlieb panniers
    FSA Ti BB
    Paul's Neo Retro
    CrankBrothers Ti pedals
    DuraAce/DT/Mavic 519 ceramic wheels

    And a lot of other goodies.
    This is my 'all purpose bike'. Touring, commuting and cyclocross

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    Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation

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    Here's what my Soma Double Cross commuter has evolved into, set up for all-weather (heh... SF all weather, which is pretty mild) commuting. Almost 36 lbs the way she sits!
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    San Francisco, California

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    [QUOTE=Lectron]My new commuter.

    Airborne Carpe Diem Ti frame
    Alpha Q full carbon fork
    Tubus Fly steel rack (330 g !!)
    Chris King Head Set
    DuraAce 10 speed Sti
    Ortlieb panniers
    FSA Ti BB
    Paul's Neo Retro
    CrankBrothers Ti pedals
    DuraAce/DT/Mavic 519 ceramic wheels

    And a lot of other goodies.
    This is my 'all purpose bike'. Touring, commuting and cyclocross

    Lectron, what is the crankset on your Carpe Diem ?

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    [QUOTE=pmseattle]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lectron
    My new commuter.

    Airborne Carpe Diem Ti frame
    Alpha Q full carbon fork
    Tubus Fly steel rack (330 g !!)
    Chris King Head Set
    DuraAce 10 speed Sti
    Ortlieb panniers
    FSA Ti BB
    Paul's Neo Retro
    CrankBrothers Ti pedals
    DuraAce/DT/Mavic 519 ceramic wheels

    And a lot of other goodies.
    This is my 'all purpose bike'. Touring, commuting and cyclocross

    Lectron, what is the crankset on your Carpe Diem ?
    It's Strongligt Z'light compact.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation

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    This is my just completed commuter.
    I was using this:

    But it was difficult to ride long distances in traffic.
    I already had an old frame and purchased some second hand parts and some cheap new ones and presto I'm back in the comfort zone.


    Steve.
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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