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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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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.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rise000 View Post
    I can post here aswell since this is my only bike and I use it to go to work

    Darth Vader, Giant Seek 1

    Darth Vadar, yeah! That is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterpile View Post
    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.
    I'd prefer a longer wheelbase... and a straight frame. My Shetland has neither.
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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.

    That is a serious traveler.
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    The latest iteration of my daily rider:




    http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=952
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    The latest iteration of my daily rider:




    http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=952
    Nice bike! Where did you get your bag?
    Originally Posted by Leebo

    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
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    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
    Nice bike! Where did you get your bag?
    Wiggle in the UK.
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    Seasonal changes.

    From this:



    To this:



    I wanna go all black, but the yellow is so eye catching, and local drivers are so... you know. Anyway, skinny summer tires means that I can fit a front derailleur, which means that I can run a bigger chainring. Which is great, since, come summer, the lack of ice and studded tires had me spinning out on the 42 tooth on several local downhills. Plus clicky-clicky indexed shifting (I know a lot of people disagree, but I really hate bar-end shifters on drop bars) and clipless pedals (not pictured) and I'm loving my very brief, very speedy commute. Which is great, as my slow whip, the day-glo cruiser, is busted (and no, I don't want to talk about it).

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Sweet damn.
    ****in' A right. Sick ride, groovestew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    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.
    Yeah. it's much like a BB but couldn't get a good deal on a BB so I go with this one...
    Looks tons better than on web site pictures



    Quote Originally Posted by gevad View Post
    Darth Vadar, yeah! That is beautiful!
    Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
    Seasonal changes.

    From this:



    To this:



    I wanna go all black, but the yellow is so eye catching, and local drivers are so... you know. Anyway, skinny summer tires means that I can fit a front derailleur, which means that I can run a bigger chainring. Which is great, since, come summer, the lack of ice and studded tires had me spinning out on the 42 tooth on several local downhills. Plus clicky-clicky indexed shifting (I know a lot of people disagree, but I really hate bar-end shifters on drop bars) and clipless pedals (not pictured) and I'm loving my very brief, very speedy commute. Which is great, as my slow whip, the day-glo cruiser, is busted (and no, I don't want to talk about it).



    ****in' A right. Sick ride, groovestew.
    I do like the yellow wheels with the black. A huge improvement over the before pic. I like the Trek too :-)
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 3, 2012 Trek 7.5 FX Disc, 2003 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp

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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.

    that's a sexy utilitarian ride there.

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    I've been commuting, every work day (and to church n Sunday) for three weeks now.

    Here's my ride:
    562203_4153024630813_1733796262_n.jpg

    It's a Dimaondback Edgewood hybrid.
    My current commute is about 9 miles roundtrip, with an assist from the local MTA.
    By summer's end, I hope to be making one leg (into work) without the MTA lift, that's 14.5 miles one way.
    Nashville, like L.A. without a tan.

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    Decided to switch things up and ride the Rawland:


    GRAVELBIKE.COM - ride everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    Nice drawer-pulls, noglider.
    +100 for your signature. I'm always glad to see my kind
    Life Goal: keep riding.
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    Ride the Santa Cruz Mtns!
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    My daily beater is in the shop right now, so I'm riding my "weekender" for my commute these few days.

    471770_10101000050218174_1115526167_o.jpg
    Daily commuting beater - 2012 Cervelo R3 SRAM RED
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    my Surly Cross Check...

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    My new cross check commuter/cross/mountain bike


    _MG_0154 by individual image, on Flickr

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    Hi,

    Here is my late '80 MTB as commuter bike.



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    Looks to be a perfect commuter. Love the pulley on the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberphat View Post
    Hi,

    Here is my late '80 MTB as commuter bike.
    Those 9xx series Treks are such nicely made bikes... the frame work is as good as anything ever made.

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    That's a great looking bike. What bars are those?


    Quote Originally Posted by BestSportEver View Post
    My new cross check commuter/cross/mountain bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Those 9xx series Treks are such nicely made bikes... the frame work is as good as anything ever made.
    Sixty Fiver,

    Your Shasta and Cascade inspired me to fix up this bike. It is one tough cookie, decently equipped and I enjoy riding it .

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I'd prefer a longer wheelbase... and a straight frame. My Shetland has neither.
    I love my little Shetland it still my favorite bike in the stable, but the Citta is a great little commuter. Its really stable and comfy plus I can put regular sized Panniers on it with a rear rack once I get it set up right. Its kind of a funky looking frame, but I think it honestly looks better in person than it does in pictures. I have had many compliments on it from friends who both know some things about bikes and ones that know very little about them. I look forward to when I have time to convert it to dropbars, but I have other projects right now that come first unfortunately.
    My SUV is a bicycle

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    Took a picture of my stead. Ready for the commute tomorrow.


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    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    After learn that i shouldnt load 40kg of stuffs only on rear racks.Now i add some racks at front to balance the load.
    Alfine 8(Thai forum but pics say thousand words,right?)

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