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    Yea, that bike is rite down my alley and i love the look. ya just cant beet classics, good build
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    Great looking bike. What bars are those?

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    Co-Motion Norwester Tour. 2010 model, custom frame size, since I'm kind of strangely built. Been riding it to work every day for over 2 years now. Changed the bars is all. Cheap Bor-Yeah rack and custom fender extension crafted by my bike mechanic wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    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.

    1983 Peugeot PX 8 M, with lots of tweaks along the way

    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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    So many beautiful bikes... some of the nicest on this entire forum really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    So many beautiful bikes... some of the nicest on this entire forum really.
    Yea, FUN!
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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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    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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    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.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    The Paramount's turn today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    The Paramount's turn today.
    Nice. Thinking that's a Series 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987cp View Post
    Nice. Thinking that's a Series 5?
    Yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterpile View Post
    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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    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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    I can post here aswell since this is my only bike and I use it to go to work

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by benda18 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    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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