I'm pretty happy with my setup I have going now. Planet bike cascadia touring fenders, older niterider headlight, planet bike superflash turbo, planet bike eco rack with reflective tape on it. Shimano SPD pedals. Gatorskins 25mm. Specialized saddle.
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regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
This thread needs more CX bike hotness...
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Non-Bike hardware: Arch Linux - openSUSE 13.2 / Mac OS 10.6 - openSUSE Tumbleweed
Why is your PDX "stupid"?
1998 Specialized HardRock with Fat Franks.
So much beauty and practicality in the last few pages.
Here's a pic of my... well, practical 2001 Giant Boulder in full-on commuting glory.
I went out for a ride today and took some pictures so I thought I would post them for you guys to enjoy. This is around Lafayette Indiana and West Lafayette (Purdue College) area.
A few more photos
Here is inside of Virtuous Cycle (a local bicycle shop).
Picked this up off CL today...was kind of an impulse buy, but I'm sick of commuting on my poor-fitting hybrid and my new commuter CX bike still hasn't come in yet (thanks Bianchi...). So I'll commute on this for the next couple weeks. I already put my SPD pedal on, adjusted the seat and bars, and took off the extra bottle cage. For a CL bike, this thing is in great shape and super smooth compared to my Jamis. Once my CX bike comes in, I plan to use it as my weekend workout bike.
custom Hunter 29er
Surly Big Dummy
1997 Trek ZX 6000, 2011 Trek Utopia, 2013 Raleigh Furley, 2013 Specialized Allez Race
My Big Three Commuters:
First - "The Flying Avocado" (Nashbar Touring Frame)
colorado '09 058.jpg
Next - "Silver" (Trek 700 Multitrack seen here on vacation in Carbondale, CO)
And Last - "The Cadi" (Nashbar Touring Frame w/flipped mustache bars before getting her new silver and wood rack)
Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
>>>Team Critical Mess<<< (You mean it's not SUPPOSE to hurt?)
My nice new Nashbar Touring Build AKA "The Flying Avocadooooooooo!"
1998(?) Trek 700 Multitrack
1995 Trek 1220 AKA "Jimi"
Older Non-suspension Specialized Hardrock
Pepper did her very first commute yesterday. She was an awesome ride!!!!
Of your choices i'd probably go with the either the 9th District or the 7.3fx, leaning a bit towards the district. I like the idea of a simpler drivetrain, although for your money the 7.3 is probably a better value.
Although I might lean towards something like the Nashbar Steel Cyclocross bike if I was really trying to save my pennies and wanted a good all-rounder.
'95 IF Steel Deluxe with a mix of components from my bin.
No eyelets except at the dropouts. My solution:
Finally fixed the brake boss on the front fork so I could finish the build and adjustment to the touring/commuter bike. (I work from home so I don't do TOO much commuting) Here is my 06' Giant FCR3 dropbar conversion rebuilt with 105/SL Compact Crank/TRP Euro X Brakes sans the cages and racks.
12' SuperiorLite SL Pro w/ Sram Rival | 10' SuperiorLite SL Club w/ Sram Force | 06' Giant FCR (Dropbar) w/ Shimano 5700 | 10' GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc