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Old 04-11-12, 01:52 PM   #9526
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Ah, so jealous of those of you with 520s. Nice bikes.
There's this http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/2951638551.html
If you want to build one.
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Old 04-11-12, 07:04 PM   #9527
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My commute bikes

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now with outfitted for commuting.

That Redline looks like my dream commuter, I love that. I also really like that Fargo, the 520s, and the LHT.

Here are mine, I have all three set up for commuting duty:

Winter beater and utility bike


Fixed gear commuter (main)


My road bike that I now have a rear rack on so I can use it for commuting when I want to.
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Old 04-12-12, 12:34 AM   #9528
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My road bike that I now have a rear rack on so I can use it for commuting when I want to.
' love the look of that Giant.
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Old 04-12-12, 03:18 PM   #9529
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That Redline looks like my dream commuter, I love that. I also really like that Fargo, the 520s, and the LHT.

Fixed gear commuter (main)
thanks for the compliment on the redline.

honestly the stock version is perfect in its own right. I can almost say its a bargain. With the 2012 10 speed Tiagra 4600 build - its a ton of bike for the MFG pricing (which will be lower at the LBS eventually). I just knew I'd eventually modify it so I decided to do it upon its initial build up with a whole new groupset/brakes.

That single speed commuter build is beautiful in all black. A quick suggestion: since the bike is all black and used as a commuter you can buy whole sheets of super durable/industrial grade black reflective 3M tape on eBay (multiple sheets for under $10). It looks invisible on a black frame and actually is very very reflective.

Here's my old black bike with reflective tape on the frame/rack/rims.




It really was invisible and perfect for cable rub protection areas too. But very reflective in the dark too.
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Old 04-14-12, 07:35 AM   #9530
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' love the look of that Giant.
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That single speed commuter build is beautiful in all black. A quick suggestion: since the bike is all black and used as a commuter you can buy whole sheets of super durable/industrial grade black reflective 3M tape on eBay (multiple sheets for under $10). It looks invisible on a black frame and actually is very very reflective.
Thank you, I was actually planning on getting some black reflective tape for it but I wasn't aware you could get it on ebay for that cheap. I plan on both putting it on the frame and rack as well as in between the spokes on the rims.
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My road bike that I now have a rear rack on so I can use it for commuting when I want to.
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2009 Giant Defy 3? Very nice. That's the bike I do all my riding on right now.
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Old 04-14-12, 01:44 PM   #9532
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Here's my commuter/ truck/ beast of burden:



I've had her since she was brand new back in '86. Many component groups, h-bar/ stem combos and wheels later, and she's still going strong! Kind of 'my' version of a Rivendell type rig, but with the option to use different size wheels, thanks to Kent Ericksen and the Moots Mounts!

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It would be perfect if you'd just get some blue tires for it.

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Trek 520's are nice.

I like mine a lot.

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Thank you, I was actually planning on getting some black reflective tape for it but I wasn't aware you could get it on ebay for that cheap. I plan on both putting it on the frame and rack as well as in between the spokes on the rims.
I used some left over black Reflective sheets for my rims and new chainslap guard. I bought some orange sheets off the same seller on eBay for around $9.00. The problem is my frame's color isn't typical orange its more of a dark/reddish gold metallic orange.

Here's the bike with lock, rear blinky, and front light. The lock was fun because you can buy new skins from kryptonite - so I bought the red colored skin to match the bike better. I put black reflective tape on the rims and as a new chainslap guard.





with flash you can really see how the black reflective tape turns really white/reflective.

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That bike is the poster child for hotness.
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There's this http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/2951638551.html
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58 mm size frame is pretty small, about clown size mini-bike.
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58 mm size frame is pretty small, about clown size mini-bike.
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It would be perfect if you'd just get some blue tires for it.
But, but, that would be too loud.
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2009 Giant Defy 3? Very nice. That's the bike I do all my riding on right now.
Yup, I love it. I see you made a few of the same changes I made (different bars I think? stem, saddle.) It's a very comfortable bike.
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Old 04-15-12, 10:21 PM   #9540
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My Traitor Ruben in "oil rig white."


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Old 04-16-12, 01:59 AM   #9541
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this is my converted singlespeed commuter.
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Old 04-16-12, 07:16 AM   #9542
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The paint job on the Traitor bike is amazing! Sweet Bike!
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I think this is everything...
All City Mr. Pink Frameset Size 52
SRAM Apex White Compact Crank ,12-27 Cassette
Origin 8 White Brake Calipers ( White Apex didnít have enough reach)
Cane Creek Forty Series Headset
Continental Ultra Gatorskins 25x700c
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DT Champion Spokes painted white
H+ Sons SL42 24 hole rims
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PDW The Loading Dock Rack
SKS B42 Commuter Fenders
Timbuk 2 Tandem Panniers
Cinelli/MASH Volee Bar Tape
Wisecracker Headset Spacer/Bottle Opener
Niner Bikes YAWYD Top Cap/ 3 Floyds Cap

Not pictured: Rack mounted Cygolite Hotshot Tail light, Flea 2.0 Headlight
Soon: White Pedals
Came in almost exactly 10 pounds heavier than my Tarmac at ~25 lbs
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kiloRH, that's a beautiful bike. I'm loving that PDW rack. So classy.
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kiloRH, that's a beautiful bike. I'm loving that PDW rack. So classy.
Thanks man! I was going to go with a standard rack but my LBS talked me into this one and i'm glad they did!

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Here she is in commuter mode. (Touring mode has front rack as well plus some extra gadgets)

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Old 04-17-12, 01:14 PM   #9547
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First one is soon after i got it in November the second is in its current state as my commuter.
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Spotted at the office today: 1994 Bridgestone MB-4 in commuting mode:


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The latest iteration of 'Pepper', my Salsa Vaya 3, now sporting Armadillo Infinity tires.


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