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Old 06-25-11, 01:19 AM   #8526
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My Addict for commute.

After having it for almost 4 weeks, finally decided to take a picture of it...
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Old 06-25-11, 03:36 PM   #8527
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My commuter is mostly finished,as Im almost outta money The only thing missing in these pics is the Knog N.E.R.D. 12 that is currently in route from nashbar,cant wait to give it a try.


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Old 06-25-11, 06:42 PM   #8528
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My daily commuter sitting against the wall in my office.
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Old 06-25-11, 06:57 PM   #8529
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Nothing too exciting, but here's my commuter/main bike

How come your seat bag is so loose? Looks like you should tighten it up and move the seatpost reflector down so it's under the bag. just my 2 pennies.... nice bike btw!

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Old 06-25-11, 08:57 PM   #8530
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Finally figured out how to attach pics that are not image links. Commuter is a 1995 Mongoose IBOC Rigid MTB found on Craigslist, replacing my former MTB commuter that I accidentally ran over it with my car! No FD right now - took it off during clean-up, looking at changing the 42-32-22 crank to a more street friendly 50-34 road crank (it'll fit on this old frame). Total investment: $200. Daily ride is 6 miles RT.
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Old 06-26-11, 12:01 AM   #8531
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Finally figured out how to attach pics that are not image links. Commuter is a 1995 Mongoose IBOC Rigid MTB found on Craigslist, replacing my former MTB commuter that I accidentally ran over it with my car! No FD right now - took it off during clean-up, looking at changing the 42-32-22 crank to a more street friendly 50-34 road crank (it'll fit on this old frame). Total investment: $200. Daily ride is 6 miles RT.
Sweet and old Mongoose and a big frame. Those big mountain bike frames are harder to find.
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Old 06-26-11, 04:02 PM   #8532
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This is how she is set up currently. Dual panniers (one Sunlite Grocery Getter, one Axiom Transit Hunter), flipped riser bars, flipped stem, Brooks B-17, and a fork mounted reflector.

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Old 06-26-11, 05:02 PM   #8533
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This is how she is set up currently. Dual panniers (one Sunlite Grocery Getter, one Axiom Transit Hunter), flipped riser bars, flipped stem, Brooks B-17, and a fork mounted reflector.

beautiful, what bike is that?
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Old 06-26-11, 05:03 PM   #8534
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Great looking ride. What's the bag you've got on back? Looks like it would hold my laptop nicely, which is my biggest stumbling block to starting this "commute" thing....
Those are 'Trek' brand panniers I picked up from the LBS for ~$75 for the pair. I carry an IBM T-42 laptop in it (12" x 10" x 1"). Works like a champ. Maybe an inch to spare in the 12" direction, and two or three in the other.
The newer laptops are definitely a bit wider, so I'd bring the machine with you to the shop and make sure if fits first.
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Old 06-26-11, 06:29 PM   #8535
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First post... Thought this would be a good time, since the subject appeared to be close... I've just started with this commute "thing". Got my Trailwind a couple of years ago and just added a Topeak DXP and rack to it. I got a padded case for my laptop and it fits nice in the one of the panniers when its opened.

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Old 06-27-11, 04:21 AM   #8536
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beautiful, what bike is that?
If you are interested in the nitty gritty details, here ya go: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...es.?highlight=

I picked it up a few months ago as a primary vehicle, and I am extremely pleased. I am slowly turning it into a frankenbike though.
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Old 06-27-11, 08:53 AM   #8537
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How come your seat bag is so loose? Looks like you should tighten it up and move the seatpost reflector down so it's under the bag. just my 2 pennies.... nice bike btw!
Thanks, I should actually. I think originally I wanted the reflector as high up as possible and I also didn't have the saddle up as high, so that was the only way to get the reflector visible.
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Here's my wife's commuter/upright/urban/grocery getter bike, built up from a Soma Buena Vista frameset, and shod with 650B wheels:



And here's my daily commuter, a 1972 French Jeunet with full Reynolds 531 frame and fork, outfitted as a porteur:

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Old 06-27-11, 05:43 PM   #8539
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And here's my daily commuter, a 1972 French Jeunet with full Reynolds 531 frame and fork, outfitted as a porteur:
I would cheat on my girlfriend with that bike.
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I would cheat on my girlfriend with that bike.
Hilarious, and so would I (if it fit me)!
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Old 06-28-11, 09:34 AM   #8541
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Just finished project "Please don't steal my bike while im in class in the dark part of campus", the title needs work. It came out a little, uh, redder then I thought it was going. That being said it actually rides really well and I won't be heartbroken when it gets ganked. Just need to find a nice rack that I can strap my bag to and im good. Thoughts on which red thing to ditch first or leave as is?
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Just finished project "Please don't steal my bike while im in class in the dark part of campus", the title needs work. It came out a little, uh, redder then I thought it was going. That being said it actually rides really well and I won't be heartbroken when it gets ganked. Just need to find a nice rack that I can strap my bag to and im good. Thoughts on which red thing to ditch first or leave as is?
I think that looks dope. The only thing I might have done different is red/black tires to break it up a bit, but seriously, that looks awesome. I WANT to steal it.
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please don't I've already been through two in my college career
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And here's my daily commuter, a 1972 French Jeunet with full Reynolds 531 frame and fork, outfitted as a porteur:

I think I'm in love
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And here's my daily commuter, a 1972 French Jeunet with full Reynolds 531 frame and fork, outfitted as a porteur:
My fiancee and I are in an open relationship in that, if I want to flirt with other girls it is okay as long as the other girls are bicycles.

Took the new old Garlatti out today and there is something about a bit of beautiful vintage steel that really gets the blood flowing... just installed Simplex retrofriction shifters and the difference between these and the old Campy is like night and day.

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Old 06-28-11, 11:24 PM   #8546
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Started commuting to work with my bike, here are a few pics of my bike.















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Old 06-29-11, 06:11 AM   #8547
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I like that!
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Just finished project "Please don't steal my bike while im in class in the dark part of campus", the title needs work. It came out a little, uh, redder then I thought it was going. That being said it actually rides really well and I won't be heartbroken when it gets ganked. Just need to find a nice rack that I can strap my bag to and im good. Thoughts on which red thing to ditch first or leave as is?
Which model Schwinn is that? Looks like a Crosscut/Crossroads/Crosscut?
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Old 06-29-11, 11:56 AM   #8549
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Great looking bike. This gives me lots of ideas for my Dew. Great setup! Here is mine:

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Old 06-29-11, 01:10 PM   #8550
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updated pic of my Gitane commuter. I'm glad I added the fenders, we have been getting rain pretty much every single day since I installed them The rear rack is also new, and very helpful. Next is some powerful lighting.


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