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Old 03-28-11, 02:51 PM   #8026
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It gets me over the bridge to and from work rather nicely. That's about all I usually ask of it. I did ride the NY Century with it last fall, though. It didn't complain.
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Old 03-28-11, 05:58 PM   #8027
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Old 03-28-11, 06:07 PM   #8028
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My budget commuter!
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Old 03-28-11, 08:30 PM   #8029
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Old 03-28-11, 08:45 PM   #8030
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The Daily Grind, parked this afternoon in front of Bubba's Place.



(amazing what Bubba can do with re-bar and horseshoes, ain't it?)
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Old 03-28-11, 09:14 PM   #8031
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NIce work. How much did that setup cost you?

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Old 03-28-11, 09:36 PM   #8032
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Running a SRAM S7 IGH with coaster brake

Now that it's spring, it feels great having the Nokian W106s off in favor of high pressure slicks
That bike looks like business, nice!
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Old 03-29-11, 08:28 AM   #8033
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I'll be commuting on this as I prepare for a Colo/Utah bikepacking trip in May.

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Old 03-29-11, 11:12 PM   #8034
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Old 03-30-11, 12:30 AM   #8035
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The Daily Grind, parked this afternoon in front of Bubba's Place.



(amazing what Bubba can do with re-bar and horseshoes, ain't it?)
I'm in love with your bike and hope my wife doesn't read this... Wish I had kept my Marathon though, too bad yours had to go too.
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Old 03-30-11, 09:59 PM   #8036
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Thought I would post a few pics of my 2011 Salsa Vaya build. You see a lot of the new orange bikes, but not so many of the charcoal. I'd like to say I put a lot of thought into the build, but it was really just parts I already had for the most part. 105 triple crank/brifters, Ultegra derailleurs, Brooks saddle, Cygolight Trident Extra light, Sun Ringle Equalizer wheels, Planet Bike fenders, Avid7 disks, Michelin City 700X32 tires...(yeah, I know the chain is too short. It's all I had in the garage and I wanted to take it for a test ride!)













Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-31-11, 06:45 AM   #8037
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New budget bike for fitness, up coming charity ride, and probably some commuting too. It's a 2009 "Schwinn Fastback" I picked it up on Amazon Warehouse for $160 less then the regular price because it was an open box. It's a mix of some ok components (Sora RD & STI levers, FSA Tempo crankset, Alex R500 rims, FSA Intellaset headset), and some underwhelming Schwinn branded components.

It's also going to be my first foray into clipless off the spin bike.

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Old 03-31-11, 09:52 PM   #8038
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Running a SRAM S7 IGH with coaster brake

Now that it's spring, it feels great having the Nokian W106s off in favor of high pressure slicks

Scattante roma ?

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Old 04-01-11, 07:31 PM   #8040
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Here is my Windsor "The Hour" single speed loaded with a few days worth of groceries. Nashbar "LDT" rear rack, Nashbar "daytrekker" panniers, WTB "Silverado" saddle, powergrips/origin 8 track pedals, and origin 8 bullhorns.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:42 AM   #8041
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Scattante roma ?

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Indeed, though with significant modifications. Brand is covered up because I am not necessarily proud of riding a Performance brand bicycle, but also that I think the less eye-catching a bicycle is, even if it's not a premium brand, the less likely it is to be targeted for theft.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:47 AM   #8042
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How do you guys like those springy Brooks saddles? And how does the ride compare to the non-springed versions?
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Old 04-02-11, 06:59 PM   #8043
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Indeed, though with significant modifications. Brand is covered up because I am not necessarily proud of riding a Performance brand bicycle, but also that I think the less eye-catching a bicycle is, even if it's not a premium brand, the less likely it is to be targeted for theft.
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How do you guys like those springy Brooks saddles? And how does the ride compare to the non-springed versions?
Well, I've never ridden a Brooks B17 (the same as this saddle minus the springs), so I can't speak from experience, though it certainly does have more give than my last saddle, and E3. My rationale was "why not." Bicycles used to be spec'd with this sort of saddle but it's out of fashion now. Also this is my definitive bicycle, and I use it for commuting, hauling groceries with my trailer, and touring also. If I wasn't planning on ever using it for trips longer than 10 miles, I would have just gone with the B17.
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Old 04-03-11, 11:24 AM   #8046
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SWEET!!!
HERE ARE MINE.
TREK 4300, with a rear carrier and some stuff i'd been using it for.
2nd best purchase ever
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Well, I've never ridden a Brooks B17 (the same as this saddle minus the springs), so I can't speak from experience, though it certainly does have more give than my last saddle, and E3. My rationale was "why not." Bicycles used to be spec'd with this sort of saddle but it's out of fashion now. Also this is my definitive bicycle, and I use it for commuting, hauling groceries with my trailer, and touring also. If I wasn't planning on ever using it for trips longer than 10 miles, I would have just gone with the B17.
I felt a Brooks Flyer (and a B17) at the shop the other day. The surfaces were hard as rocks. I'm just not sure about that whole break-in thing. I picked up a Singleworks that has the springs in the back and I like it a lot, though. My first spring saddle.
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Old 04-04-11, 07:23 PM   #8050
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Weather is getting nicer and most of the roads are now clear and relatively dry although it is not hard to see we got some record snowfall this year.

It is nice to get out and be able to crank it up and fly just a little faster and the 26 by 2 Hurricanes on my bike were made for riding on sand and gravel which has yet to be swept up.
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