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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    My 7 yr old has moved up to her big brother's 20" bike.



    Time flies doesn't it ?

    My daughter was testing her new road bike last week... will be adding a rack as she wants to do longer rides and might want to use it for her school commute as well although her Raleigh 20 is her townie.



    Last year she moved up to a 24 inch wheel on her mtb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedC View Post
    Hey Bikeforums, I have not been here in a while. I have recently tarted a new job, at an office which has bike storage, as well as a gym with showers and lockers - basically it was meant for commuting by bike to. So I made the practice run last weekend on my singlespeed commuter and decided I did not like the ride in the drops, or even on the hoods, i wanted a more upright ride - so I picked up some Wald upright bars. Next step is fenders, and rack. I am excited to make the commute.


    I feel it looks a little silly with the short wheelbase of an 80s road bike (Fuji Ace which was found in the trash once) and the bars, but man, does it ride nice.

    *edit* Also, saddle angle - blah blah, still making adjustments
    I put some upright bars on an Old fuji I have, I use it for grocery runs and to the bar etc. It's amazingly fun to ride in the upright position on a sportier geometry bike! Responsive and quick, I find myself taking deep corners with it regularly.
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    It is so true, it really feels a whole lot different, turns on it feel really awesome.

    Im excited for some fenders and racks - spying craigslist for good deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Very nice build.
    Yep I agree nothing wrong with that one. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TedC View Post
    Hey Bikeforums, I have not been here in a while. I have recently tarted a new job, at an office which has bike storage, as well as a gym with showers and lockers - basically it was meant for commuting by bike to. So I made the practice run last weekend on my singlespeed commuter and decided I did not like the ride in the drops, or even on the hoods, i wanted a more upright ride - so I picked up some Wald upright bars. Next step is fenders, and rack. I am excited to make the commute.

    I feel it looks a little silly with the short wheelbase of an 80s road bike (Fuji Ace which was found in the trash once) and the bars, but man, does it ride nice.

    *edit* Also, saddle angle - blah blah, still making adjustments
    After seeing this bike I noticed a Fuji Silhouette (1991 singlespeed flatbar road bike with coaster brake) for sale on Craigslist that reminded me of this bike. I checked it out, but it needed more than I wanted to put into it for a beater bike, but it was pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tastewar View Post
    On another note, this forum's pagination hasn't been broken in weeks -- anyone else notice? What's up with that? :-)
    Yes, no more two inexisting pages on this thread (and in other long threads). Probably there were some soft-deleted posts.

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    The bike I normally use to commute is in the shop . Riding the Medici for the time being.

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    Here's my commuter bike...and my road bike...and my errand bike. Hell, it's my only bike, but I can't imagine how I got along without her.

    1987 Schwinn Tempo. My boss found it in her garage, and gave it to me. It already had the back rack on it, I added the fenders and platform/clipless pedals. There's a headlight up front (I work nights, so for much of the year I'm commuting in darkness) and a red blinky mounted to the rack in back. The bag is a Biria shopper pannier, the seat bag is a cheap Bell I found at the local BBS. I have two panniers, but so far have only used one for commuting. I'd planned to use them for shopping, but seeing as how I live across the street from the grocery store, I haven't had occasion to bother with my bike when foraging.

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    ^Awesome boss you got there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    ^Awesome boss you got there.
    This! Nice ride.
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    Thanks! I'm really lucky to have such great co-workers/supervisors at the place where I work. Upper administration can be clueless, and the patients can be obnoxious, but the people I work with make it worthwhile.

    When she gave it to me, I was in the process of saving up for a Trek Navigator 2.0, which would have been adequate for errands/commuting, but it wouldn't have been able to take me on all of the adventures the Tempo has carried me on, and I likely wouldn't have been bitten by the cycling bug as hard. Also I got to spend the $400+ I'd saved on fun accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post
    The bike I normally use to commute is in the shop . Riding the Medici for the time being.

    That must suck having to ride that ill equipped piece of crap.


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    SAM_0312_3.jpgA year and a half ago it looked like i would not be able to ride again due to illness. In fact it was looking like i might not have a lota time left. Sold all my bikes.
    Well things have changed and im back at it. However im retired now so i dont commute anymore but love this forum so will post here. My new ride.
    Marin Muirwoods 29 er. Love the steel ride and fat tires. Will probably change out the cheap crank and pedals but other than that i love it. Feels good to be on 2 wheels again. I shortened up the wide bars. I have fenders for it but i can now afford the luxury of being a fairweather rider so leave i them off mostly. Surprisingly the saddle works for me real well so Brooks not needed for now.
    Ive put a new but classic set of quality friction shifters(Silvers from Rivendell) on it,just my preference. Im allowed, im a old guy from the old school.
    Added Contac Ergon bar ends by Giant. Awesome,feels very much like being on the hoods,they are very ergonomic.
    Jandd seat bag. Holds enough(huge actually) for day rides or even very lite credit card touring if need be. I modified the straps it came with so it doesnt wiggle around much at all and now they dont extend down to chain stays as Jandd would have you do which i found to be too cumbersome and in the way.
    I have lites in bag for when needed. And of course the needed bottle cages and bell.
    Sorry pic coulda been larger. Its been awhile since i posted a pic. Click on it for bigger pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    Thanks! I'm really lucky to have such great co-workers/supervisors at the place where I work. Upper administration can be clueless, and the patients can be obnoxious, but the people I work with make it worthwhile.

    When she gave it to me, I was in the process of saving up for a Trek Navigator 2.0, which would have been adequate for errands/commuting, but it wouldn't have been able to take me on all of the adventures the Tempo has carried me on, and I likely wouldn't have been bitten by the cycling bug as hard. Also I got to spend the $400+ I'd saved on fun accessories.
    You did good. I hope you never loose the spirit.
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    Welcome back ddez.
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    Good luck with the biking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixty fiver View Post
    that must suck having to ride that ill equipped piece of crap.

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post


    Here's my commuter bike...and my road bike...and my errand bike. Hell, it's my only bike, but I can't imagine how I got along without her.

    1987 Schwinn Tempo. My boss found it in her garage, and gave it to me. It already had the back rack on it, I added the fenders and platform/clipless pedals. There's a headlight up front (I work nights, so for much of the year I'm commuting in darkness) and a red blinky mounted to the rack in back. The bag is a Biria shopper pannier, the seat bag is a cheap Bell I found at the local BBS. I have two panniers, but so far have only used one for commuting. I'd planned to use them for shopping, but seeing as how I live across the street from the grocery store, I haven't had occasion to bother with my bike when foraging.
    Thats a great story of how you got going. I love the Schwinns from this era I have a 1987 Le Tour its awesome. Nice bike you have there.
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    Well thanks guys. Just when ya think its about over things change. You never know. Tests show I still have the problem but its backed off for some reason and im feeling good.
    I may have sold my bikes to soon but i wanted to make it easier for my adult kids. Anyway no crying over spilt milk although i miss my LHT. Didnt buy another one this time as there about $1600 up here. The Marin is a 22" and actually has a longer wheelbase than LHT and rides as good or better for less coin. But thanks guys

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    This is my commuter recently purchased 2012 Motobecane Elite Sport 29er Hybrid

    "Humbled by the Cross -Bible College Student."
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterpile View Post
    Thats a great story of how you got going. I love the Schwinns from this era I have a 1987 Le Tour its awesome. Nice bike you have there.
    Me too! I used to have an '87 Traveler. It rode nice.
    I sold it because I thought having four bikes was too many.
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    speaking of schwinns from that era, my 1991 Paramount PDG series 5.... enjoy!


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    My series 5 saying hello to yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastewar View Post
    Nice! Does she "commute" to school with it?

    On another note, this forum's pagination hasn't been broken in weeks -- anyone else notice? What's up with that? :-)
    Nah, were are a bit older than school. She's got a car, but it's a town you can ride EVERYWHERE in and she already has a hybrid w/ disc brakes and a mountain bike, so she didn't need another cruiser/flatbar bike. It happens to be her favorite frame and we had all the pieces we needed. AlsoIt is a relatively smooth ride. I would upgrade the Brake Levers and Brakes which I think is first on her list of things to do. Also, she wants to lengthen the bike a bit as we'll probably be doing a quill stem adapter with a 110 stem on a 12 or 16 degree rise. This should help her position a little better and not have to deal with chest issues so much.

    It's a great bike though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post

    Great bike! Do you find that your wrists hurt much after 5+miles? The reason I ask is you can plainly see in the picture how downward that seat is tilted. It's not enough to make you not want to ride, but that is definitely enough to make you notice the weight on your hands rather than your seat bone.
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