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Old 06-02-12, 10:52 AM   #9751
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I've been commuting on this almost exclusively since I built it up a couple of weeks back. I just added a Wald basket to the rear rack also, and got some great panniers for shopping trips that convert from pannier to backpack, so I will need to take some updated photos soon too.

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That is a good looking commuter! I've been looking for an old peugeot to convert into a commuter for a while; nice find.
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Old 06-02-12, 10:57 AM   #9752
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So many beautiful bikes... some of the nicest on this entire forum really.
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Old 06-02-12, 11:09 AM   #9753
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Great looking bike. What bars are those?
That was the original set of FSA Omega bars. They just sold on Ebay, actually.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320910129396...84.m1560.l2649

I couldn't stand that bend, so I replaced them with a set of FSA Omega Compact 44cm.
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Old 06-02-12, 01:09 PM   #9754
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

And I'm with you Sixty Fiver: this is one of my favorite threads on the forums / these commuting bikes all have a character and seem to reflect the owners very well
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Old 06-02-12, 07:54 PM   #9755
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So many beautiful bikes... some of the nicest on this entire forum really.
Yea, FUN!
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Old 06-02-12, 08:25 PM   #9756
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Here is my newest commuter that I plan to be my new primary commuting bike. Its a Citta Gazelle minivelo I got on eBay on a tip from a member on the Folding Bike forum. I plan to add a rear rack and panniers and do a dropbar conversion. Its pretty great just what I was looking for. It performed well on the commute on Friday and was wonderful on the 20+ mile ride I took this morning. Here are some pics from this morning's ride.





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monsterpile - The Gazelle looks like it lives up to it's namesake... was there any pronking happening during your ride ?
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Old 06-02-12, 09:12 PM   #9758
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Hauling 30+lbs of cat food on the rack and in the pannier on the way home from work Thursday...Not used to carrying that much weight, it was interesting!

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Old 06-02-12, 09:46 PM   #9759
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All set up for everyday stuff. The panniers do add a noticeable weight, but they'll be a huge convenience and they pop off the basket easily.


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From my ride yesterday.
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Old 06-03-12, 01:01 PM   #9761
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The Paramount's turn today.

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Old 06-03-12, 03:06 PM   #9762
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Old 06-03-12, 03:17 PM   #9763
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monsterpile - The Gazelle looks like it lives up to it's namesake... was there any pronking happening during your ride ?
LOL I had to look "ponking" up to see what it meant. The frame seems plenty stiff but its not as responsive as my Windsor Shetland, but thats not surprising given their relative geometry. The Citta has a 42 inch wheelbase which seems fairly long.
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Old 06-03-12, 03:21 PM   #9764
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The Paramount's turn today.
Nice. Thinking that's a Series 5?
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Yup.
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Hauling 30+lbs of cat food on the rack and in the pannier on the way home from work Thursday...Not used to carrying that much weight, it was interesting!

THAT is one strong shrub
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Old 06-03-12, 04:31 PM   #9767
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Here is my newest commuter that I plan to be my new primary commuting bike. Its a Citta Gazelle minivelo I got on eBay on a tip from a member on the Folding Bike forum. I plan to add a rear rack and panniers and do a dropbar conversion. Its pretty great just what I was looking for. It performed well on the commute on Friday and was wonderful on the 20+ mile ride I took this morning. Here are some pics from this morning's ride.





Ilove it! I have this Moulton that is GREAT with loads. It must be the low gravity thing but a fast bike with little wheels is a trip at speed and fun! This one is a 1964 with a 4 speed hub.
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Old 06-04-12, 05:35 AM   #9768
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CrossCheck Fat Frank Build by bendertj, on Flickr
just finished up a cross check re-build with 29x2.0 Schwalbe Fat Franks. here's a link to the full set
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Old 06-04-12, 05:56 AM   #9769
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I can post here aswell since this is my only bike and I use it to go to work

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Old 06-04-12, 11:20 AM   #9770
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That Giant Seek is so cool -- yet it's almost like the Bad Boy I used to own and later sold. There's another model at my LBS with an Alfine 8sp. I should test-ride it to see how much I like its IGH.
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Old 06-04-12, 11:23 AM   #9771
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just finished up a cross check re-build with 29x2.0 Schwalbe Fat Franks. here's a link to the full set
Awesome, I love it. I'm sold on a Surly being my first real "new" bike. Now...time to save up for one.
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Old 06-04-12, 12:35 PM   #9772
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Well, even though I started a new thread for this one, I'll post it here as well. Custom build using a Surly Disc Trucker frame, Shimano Alfine 8 IGH, and Avid BB7 brakes.

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Old 06-04-12, 01:41 PM   #9773
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Well, even though I started a new thread for this one, I'll post it here as well. Custom build using a Surly Disc Trucker frame, Shimano Alfine 8 IGH, and Avid BB7 brakes.
Sweet damn.
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A stock photo of my next bike:



This will be my SSCX race machine on Saturday, ride it to work on Monday bike.
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Darth Vadar, yeah! That is beautiful!
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