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Bubba Zanetti 05-07-11 03:28 PM

Nice!

thatguyryan 05-08-11 02:07 AM

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fixed H300

warmachine 05-08-11 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ObjectAgnosia (Post 12571838)
Finally getting back to commuting by bike. The last time I did it was in 2008, 34-mi r/t on a Kona Dew. Now it's 20-mi r/t on my new-to-me Bianchi San Jose 7-spd IGH. I have Schwalbe Marathons coming in to replace the Conti Ultra Sports on there now. Aside from that, everything rides great. Now for your viewing pleasure:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060785.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060786.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060787.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060788.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060790.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060793.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060795.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060796.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/P1060797.jpg

That is one sexy bike!
I'd like to know more about the shifter.
Seems to be a fair bit more within my price range that bar-ends.

thenomad 05-08-11 01:52 PM

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Been riding this lately.

Fizzaly 05-08-11 07:24 PM

Was busy this weekend and built up this single speed "backup" bike, though I'll probably use it to fart around with the girlfriend also. It was a crappy magna frame I had laying around, went to the local co-op and spent 20 bucks and built her up, I do need to get a different seat but other than that it rides pretty good.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0435.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0436.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0437.jpg

Sixty Fiver 05-08-11 11:46 PM

One does not always have to be loaded to the max and some days it is nice to travel really light...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...11ccmpath1.JPG

El Duderino X 05-09-11 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 12615536)
One does not always have to be loaded to the max and some days it is nice to travel really light...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...11ccmpath1.JPG

Beautiful. That is art.

Dean7 05-09-11 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 12615536)
One does not always have to be loaded to the max and some days it is nice to travel really light...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...11ccmpath1.JPG

Wait... how light is that??? :p

Sixty Fiver 05-09-11 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Dean7 (Post 12615636)
Wait... how light is that??? :p

25 pounds... frame is < 5 pounds which is rather light for a double bar steel frame that was made 60 years ago.

For comparison my 531 framed fixed gear road bike and vintage geared road bike weigh 21 pounds and everything on them is alloy while the CCM still rocks it's original crank which might weigh as much as the frame.

Sixty Fiver 05-09-11 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by El Duderino X (Post 12615592)
Beautiful. That is art.

Thanks.

It is just an old 1951 CCM that I found as a frame and built up... am seriously thinking of replicating the design using better steel and modern parts since so many folks seem to like the old jalopy.

hairnet 05-09-11 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 12615671)
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It is just an old 1951 CCM that I found as a frame and built up... am seriously thinking of replicating the design using better steel and modern parts since so many folks seem to like the old jalopy.

That would be great. It really is one pleasing to look at

Oil_LOL 05-09-11 04:39 AM

Sixty Fiver, what handlebars are those? They look cool.

she 05-09-11 06:20 AM

Such pretty bikes. Such good ideas. You guys have works of art.

AlmostGreenGuy 05-09-11 08:07 AM

I've been commuting on my 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport for the last couple weeks. I really like the faster and more nimble ride. It's a lot more fun on my long commute than prodding along with a 40 pound mountain bike.

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...rus/Sirrus.jpg

silent_chief 05-09-11 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Fizzaly (Post 12614619)
Was busy this weekend and built up this single speed "backup" bike, though I'll probably use it to fart around with the girlfriend also. It was a crappy magna frame I had laying around, went to the local co-op and spent 20 bucks and built her up, I do need to get a different seat but other than that it rides pretty good.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0435.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0436.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/100_0437.jpg

Looks sharp, but that cable looks pretty short.

Fizzaly 05-09-11 09:14 AM

It's actually about three inches longer than I was going to cut it, I keep the cables a little shorter to prevent the bars from spinning when on a stand or trunk mounted car rack

Sixty Fiver 05-09-11 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Oil_LOL (Post 12615824)
Sixty Fiver, what handlebars are those? They look cool.

Just some nameless steel north road style bars I flipped and then wrapped with cloth and shellac... tried a few styles before I got a set that felt right.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...mpathbars1.JPG

Oil_LOL 05-09-11 04:31 PM

How many hand positions do you get? Obviously the drops, but is there a way to ride on the hoods or something?

Fairmont 05-09-11 06:43 PM

My daily commuter

*Worksman Industrial Tricycle (500-pound capacity).
*36-volt SLA battery
*500-watt hub motor (front wheel)
*22 amp controller (inside wooden box on back deck with battery).

*Top Speed: 22mph.
*Can handle most hills unassisted (but I pedal frequently to help the motor and to maintain good speed on hills).
*Total outfit weighs 130, plus my 200 pounds.
*Can easily pull another adult sitting on the back (they sit on the box facing away from me with feet on platform). I usually just haul one of my kids around the neighborhood for fun.
*Range: About 12 miles in a hilly environment, 20 miles on the flats.
* My commute is 4 miles by paved bike path each way. No mingling with cars.

http://fairmont.smugmug.com/photos/i...-bv2cxhn-L.jpg



This is another E-bike I built (www.ebikekit.com).

Same specs as the tricycle (in terms of the motor and battery kit). Very fun and effective, and easy to balance if you can get the weight in the frame instead of on a rear rack.

http://fairmont.smugmug.com/photos/i...-Kzm29gW-L.jpg



My next project will be must more powerful, will use LifePo batteries (48-volt) and will have offroad capability. It will be based on this bike model (cromoly frame):


http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ye_org_600.jpg

azesty 05-10-11 03:29 AM

Fairmont, you seem to have missed the point....

z

Sixty Fiver 05-10-11 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Oil_LOL (Post 12618914)
How many hand positions do you get? Obviously the drops, but is there a way to ride on the hoods or something?

I only have one brake hood... :)

Ride with my hand in the bend of the bar most of the time... also use the ends for a wider lower position (acceleration and climbs) and can sit up and ride with my hands at centre where the bars are un-wrapped as even with a narrow hand position the bike is really stable.

The wide position is good for track stands too... :)

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...ccmpathme1.jpg

Oil_LOL 05-10-11 02:34 PM

Is that a centerpull?

RuggerJoe 05-10-11 03:03 PM

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Nothing special here.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=201393

Fairmont 05-10-11 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by azesty (Post 12620949)
Fairmont, you seem to have missed the point....

z

Well, what about fresh air, having fun, saving money? Those don't mean much?

Actually I get the point quite well.

gunner65 05-10-11 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Fairmont (Post 12624035)
Well, what about fresh air, having fun, saving money? Those don't mean much?

Actually I get the point quite well.

I didnt really get the objectionable quote either. If he chooses to use e-assist to commute more power to him. We are talking commuter bikes here arent we?


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