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mechanicalron 06-01-12 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Grim (Post 14298936)
Always something to do on a house but sure is nice having something that is yours. My mad money got a sever kink with having to drop $6k on a HVAC 2 weeks ago. No money for hot rods and bikes for a while. :(
Still Downtown or did you move out a little?
If you have the pictures throw up a build thread on the bikes. I know the C&V guys would enjoy them.

Build thread! C&V guys??? O yea, still downtown sort of but it is called the east side. HVAC, eh i gutted everything out of a 1904 home $$$$$, yep, all new and i stillhave my aprtmt down town.

mechanicalron 06-01-12 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by cobrabyte (Post 14299731)
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

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7...06b5bba5_c.jpg

hey, i like it lots! The front fender could use a flap to extend it though :) Dry feet rule!

whistlesglimber 06-01-12 08:45 PM

WHat panniers are those?

mechanicalron 06-01-12 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by whistlesglimber (Post 14302391)
WHat panniers are those?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7...06b5bba5_c.jpgyea, they look a tad small.

Sirrus Rider 06-01-12 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mechanicalron (Post 14302529)

Must've washed the panniers in starch! :p:innocent:

supersport 06-01-12 10:13 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h...0/DSCF8452.JPG

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.

dphilips 06-02-12 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by emveezee (Post 14294263)
Nice Volpe. How's riding with the Viscacha? I've been tempted to get one to use my road bike for light, multiple day rides.

The picture shows the bag right about at minimum capacity (I carry less on Fridays) but on most commutes I have the bag fully loaded (work clothes and shoes). I notice the extra weight but it doesn't affect handling too much; it's not much higher than a trunk bag on a rack would be.

cobrabyte 06-02-12 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider (Post 14302572)
Must've washed the panniers in starch! :p:innocent:

Lol! That actually gave me a chickle. It's a small little tool pouch that has just enough room for a spare tube, tire lever & patch kit. I attached it to the back of my Wald basket that I added to the rear rack. I also got these handy-dandy panniers that clip nicely to the basket:

http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/detour...-26l-blue.html

http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/detour...k-26l-red.html

Just waiting for a chance to take some good pics :)

@mechanicalron: I do intend to pick up or make a extended flap for the front fender, good call. It's a fairly new build so additions will be made as the needs come up.

mechanicalron 06-02-12 08:03 AM

Yea, that bike is rite down my alley and i love the look. ya just cant beet classics, good build :)

megalowmatt 06-02-12 10:50 AM

Great looking bike. What bars are those?

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Originally Posted by supersport (Post 14302634)
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h...0/DSCF8452.JPG

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.


bikemig 06-02-12 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by cobrabyte (Post 14299731)
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

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7...06b5bba5_c.jpg

That is a good looking commuter! I've been looking for an old peugeot to convert into a commuter for a while; nice find.

Sixty Fiver 06-02-12 10:57 AM

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

supersport 06-02-12 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 14303863)
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.

cobrabyte 06-02-12 01:09 PM

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 :)

mechanicalron 06-02-12 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14303882)
So many beautiful bikes... some of the nicest on this entire forum really.

Yea, FUN!

monsterpile 06-02-12 08:25 PM

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.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/DSCF5546.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/DSCF5547.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/DSCF5553.jpg

Sixty Fiver 06-02-12 08:44 PM

monsterpile - The Gazelle looks like it lives up to it's namesake... was there any pronking happening during your ride ?

4Rings6Stars 06-02-12 09:12 PM

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!

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/acf04ddc.jpg

cobrabyte 06-02-12 09:46 PM

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.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7...146fb3c5_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7...c86710d7_c.jpg

DVC45 06-03-12 12:16 AM

From my ride yesterday.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/IMG_0345.jpg

DVC45 06-03-12 01:01 PM

The Paramount's turn today.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/IMAG0230.jpg]

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monsterpile 06-03-12 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14305750)
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.

1987cp 06-03-12 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by DVC45 (Post 14307897)
The Paramount's turn today.

Nice. Thinking that's a Series 5?

DVC45 06-03-12 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 1987cp (Post 14308412)
Nice. Thinking that's a Series 5?

Yup.


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