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canyoneagle 11-10-12 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by wsgts (Post 14932977)
My new rig, new to commuting..

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282838

2012 Trek FX 7.4 with Ibera Rack

That is a nice rig!
Fenders will be a welcome addition given your location ;)

Welcome to BF!

canyoneagle 11-10-12 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by cali_axela (Post 14932909)
My commuting rig is pretty barebones, but it does the job just fine for my short ~10mi round trip commute:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...012_210939.jpg


Very cool

acidfast7 11-10-12 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by pepox369 (Post 14932885)
Since you posted this, I have seen 5 or 6 Cube mtbs.. I has gotten my attention into mountain bikes, considering winter is almost here..

Very good looking bike indeed!

Thanks! CUBE has some really good value for money MTBs. They also spend the money where it counts.

It seemed that if was going to start building a bike stable again (in Europe, this time) to start with a solid performing MTB with parts that I can swap around on different frames ( XT rear mech, hydraulic disc brakes, and a front suspension fork ... not bad for the price). Also, all their frames has mounting points for a rear rack and fenders, which is a plus.

STEVENS bikes are also really good value for money.

stedanrac 11-10-12 10:27 AM

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peedplay drillium.i got mine at endless cycles in castro valley but you can find them online for around 75 bucks or so.i got them for winter riding in my waterproof wolverines..nice fat platform works great in boots.
Hey Psy... Thanks for the reply!!! I followed the link to Endless Cycles and that helped me track down Jeff Moore (who is the owner and a great guy). I had lost track of him after he left Hayward Cyclepath. All because of a picture of your pedals, Thanks again!

gecho 11-10-12 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14933709)
Hoping to get out tomorrow on my Pug to play a little in the snow which we have lots of...

I had the LBS give me a pair of those black platforms that clip into Shimano SPD pedals. The intent was to allow people to try out my bike without the need for special shoes.

I had some issues with my pedals icing up yesterday, so I'm going to leave the platforms in as a fall back option.

Riding in deep snow with the Pugsley is an odd sensation. You can feel the bike floating on the snow, yet when you pedal it just keeps going forward anyway instead of the rear tire just digging a hole.

Sixty Fiver 11-10-12 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by gecho (Post 14934646)
I had the LBS give me a pair of those black platforms that clip into Shimano SPD pedals. The intent was to allow people to try out my bike without the need for special shoes.

I had some issues with my pedals icing up yesterday, so I'm going to leave the platforms in as a fall back option.

Riding in deep snow with the Pugsley is an odd sensation. You can feel the bike floating on the snow, yet when you pedal it just keeps going forward anyway instead of the rear tire just digging a hole.

I run double sides spd pedals on my Pug and quite a few other bikes... for winter riding I wear boots but when it warms up I will switch to cycling shoes.

Sprayman 11-10-12 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by globie (Post 14913818)

Nice ride. What kind of lights are those?

Reynolds 11-10-12 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14932943)
Looks great and like it has everything one would want in a commuter.

...

So many great bikes and so little time to compliment them all...

Thanks Sixty Fiver!

kiltedcelt 11-10-12 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14915222)
I think the deal I got on these bags, and why they were surplus, stems from them being rather poor backpacks due to the narrow shoulder straps and amount of weight they are designed to carry... I adapted the three point straps with the gear clips to serve as my top straps and this provides a quick release and removed the shoulder straps.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(14).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(13).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...etch%20(1).JPG

I re-purposed the shoulder straps and generous strapping they came with and used the male clips to serve as removable deck tie downs that will clip into the smaller top loops I created for tubular items like my tent and sleeping bag as I am pretty sure there are some camping trips to come.

Am not sure I will keep the helmet webbing as it really is not that practical unless I want to carry soccer balls or whole frozen turkeys... :)

Will have to top load the bike to demonstrate how it works... it is pretty slick.

The only other thing I have to do is swap one of the small male ends at the bottom by the compression strap for a female clip so these can serve to secure the bags against the frame... right now they are just tied down with those straps.

You should be familiar with the set up of the bag and should see the free female end that the removable top straps will attach to... they are just tucked away in the side pocket

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(10).JPG

You sir have inspired me to hit the pages of www.sportsmansguide.com Mil Surp pages in order to see if I can find something similar for an Xtracycle build I'll be doing.

Astrozombie 11-10-12 09:20 PM

Hooray for skateboarders! :thumb:

AsanaCycles 11-10-12 09:28 PM

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Hunter 29er

CB HI 11-10-12 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by AbundantChoice (Post 14916473)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282149
And yes, I got a silly custom printed cap with my personal slogan on it.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=282149Remember, all stars begin as gas.

Sixty Fiver 11-10-12 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by canyoneagle (Post 14914139)
I've REALLY got the itch for a fat bike.
Now you've gone and posted yet another of your impressive stable, and it is a fat bike at that. Sixty, you'll get me into alot of trouble with this! ;)

I think that if you live in Colorado you can justify it.

From today... has been great in the foot of snow we have received in the past three days.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...erpugsley1.JPG

AbundantChoice 11-11-12 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by CB HI (Post 14936016)

Okay, now i've got that "The Sun is a mas of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace" song in my head!

davidmikesell 11-11-12 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14936149)
I think that if you live in Colorado you can justify it.

From today... has been great in the foot of snow we have received in the past three days.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...erpugsley1.JPG

I love every fatbike I see. I can't wait for them to start getting more attainable.

noglider 11-12-12 08:08 AM

65er, what's on the bottom of your down tube?

noglider 11-12-12 08:19 AM

Here's my 71/72 Super Course getting gassed up. NJ is the last place where self-serve gas is still not legal, so this is the attending putting gas in it.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N...0/IMG_0375.JPG

PatrickGSR94 11-12-12 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 14939499)
65er, what's on the bottom of your down tube?

Looks like some kind of shield to keep stuff from flying off the tires and hitting him in the face.

teejmiller 11-12-12 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14915222)
I think the deal I got on these bags, and why they were surplus, stems from them being rather poor backpacks due to the narrow shoulder straps and amount of weight they are designed to carry... I adapted the three point straps with the gear clips to serve as my top straps and this provides a quick release and removed the shoulder straps.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(14).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(13).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...etch%20(1).JPG

I re-purposed the shoulder straps and generous strapping they came with and used the male clips to serve as removable deck tie downs that will clip into the smaller top loops I created for tubular items like my tent and sleeping bag as I am pretty sure there are some camping trips to come.

Am not sure I will keep the helmet webbing as it really is not that practical unless I want to carry soccer balls or whole frozen turkeys... :)

Will have to top load the bike to demonstrate how it works... it is pretty slick.

The only other thing I have to do is swap one of the small male ends at the bottom by the compression strap for a female clip so these can serve to secure the bags against the frame... right now they are just tied down with those straps.

You should be familiar with the set up of the bag and should see the free female end that the removable top straps will attach to... they are just tucked away in the side pocket

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...tch%20(10).JPG


I have been looking for a setup like you have for a LONG time. Are there any identifying marks in those bags? Where did you happen to find them?


Those things are awesome!





kookaburra1701 11-12-12 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 14939521)
NJ is the last place where self-serve gas is still not legal

It's not legal in Oregon, either. Whenever I go across the border to CA I end up sitting in my car for a minute wondering where the attendant is before I remember.

Sixty Fiver 11-12-12 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 14939592)
Looks like some kind of shield to keep stuff from flying off the tires and hitting him in the face.

It is a spray shield... does more to protect the bike from spary than me as those tyres do not throw up much in the way of water or snow. Attached with velcro so I can take it on and off depending on what I am doing.

canyoneagle 11-12-12 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by AsanaCycles (Post 14935936)
Hunter 29er

Damn, that is COOL

AsanaCycles 11-12-12 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by canyoneagle (Post 14940444)
Damn, that is COOL

a few more pics. I don't own a car. I've had the Hunter 29er for about 3 years now, and have used it for many things, including touring, an attempt at the tour divide, club rides, and of course mtb rides...

PatrickGSR94 11-12-12 01:23 PM

wow that front brake rotor is HUGE!

mconlonx 11-12-12 03:52 PM

oops. See below...


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