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  1. #10426
    Senior Member canyoneagle's Avatar
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    I love me some 2.35 Big Apples, Mconlonx!
    My commuter is in the same vein, though I've since gone to the 50mm Marathon Supremes.
    Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    I love me some 2.35 Big Apples, Mconlonx!
    My commuter is in the same vein, though I've since gone to the 50mm Marathon Supremes.
    I'm shocked how good they are. The 2.2 Bontrager Hanks that came with the original bike felt wicked sluggish, but the Schwalbes are fantastic.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Senior Member canyoneagle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    I'm shocked how good they are. The 2.2 Bontrager Hanks that came with the original bike felt wicked sluggish, but the Schwalbes are fantastic.
    Yes! The Big Apples have a great ride quality. Surprisingly low rolling resistance, with a big, fat, round profile that makes cornering a pure joy.

    Here's my workhorse / 29er in its current commuter guise, sans fenders at the moment, shod with the 50mm Marathon Supremes. I've tilted the rear rack a bit forward - I have plenty of heel clearance,and it works great with my panniers (pulls the weight balance towards center):

    Last edited by canyoneagle; 11-15-12 at 12:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    I love me some 2.35 Big Apples, Mconlonx!
    My commuter is in the same vein, though I've since gone to the 50mm Marathon Supremes.
    Do you commute into GJ from Palisade? I commute from the area of the college out to Fruitvale/Clifton and I see a few other regulars on Orchard Ave every day.
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    Senior Member canyoneagle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
    Do you commute into GJ from Palisade? I commute from the area of the college out to Fruitvale/Clifton and I see a few other regulars on Orchard Ave every day.
    Heya!
    I've been unemployed since April, so no "commute" per se, but I've been riding into Clifton and GJ for other things. I primarily use the canal road and the Colorado River path system. It is really nice to be able to ride just about anywhere in the valley - lots of options.
    I'm looking for bike related work in town, and possibly with DT Swiss on 25 Road, so the "commute" may resume soon.
    Maybe we'll see one another in the not too distant future!
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    Couple days ago went to downtown in the morning to get a couple of things there and got a pic of one of the parking lots. its quite empty at the time I was there, compared to how it would be on a weekend.


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    My commuter

    My bike's been on here once before, but every year it changes a little. It started life as a 2003 Trek 7200, but it's gotten cooler with age! It still has the original Alivio derailleurs, and despite bent and bent back they've worked great the whole time. The trekking bars give me three hand positions I like, and sometimes I even but my hands forward and my elbows on the near part of the bars for a pseudo aero position.


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    I needed a bike to do double duty as a winter race team training bike and a commuter. The 2012 Kona Jake The Snake, with a few modifications fills the bill perfectly.

    The base bike is an all aluminum setup with 105/Ultegra mix.
    I switched the CX chainrings to road-compact (Ultegra) gearing.
    Different (carbon) seatpost and seat for comfort.
    Different stem for fit.
    I got rid of the junk cantilevers and replaced with TRP CX9's.
    Of course, 700x28 Conti GP4Seasons give me the ride-with-impunity toughness and grip I need for Seattle winters.
    SKS P35 Chromoplastic fenders with full reflective mudflaps
    Lighting setup is a Planetbike Superflash Turbo and Niterider Minewt 600 Cordless.

    I prefer a backpack since I have very little to carry (laptop and some small asundries - keep a large cache of clothes/supplies at work so no need to carry)

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    Good looking bike.
    "Others don't understand because I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs." Alexandr Karelin - the most dominating Greco-Roman wrestler - ever

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    How do you like those mini-V's? I am contemplating a switch myself.
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    My main commuter got cleaned up, new wheels/tires, brake pads, cables and frame decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    My main commuter got cleaned up, new wheels/tires, brake pads, cables and frame decals.
    Sweet.

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    schönes Fahrrad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
    My bike's been on here once before, but every year it changes a little. It started life as a 2003 Trek 7200, but it's gotten cooler with age!
    Isn't that true! Especially commuters and city bikes: When we first get a bike it's a Trek 7200 or a Giant something - but after a few months, or years, it goes through so many changes that we don't know what it is any more. I have two commuters, "The Rig" and the "Black Knight" bike, that used to be a Trek mountain bike and a Giant Escape. But I look at them now and my goodness, I have no idea what I should call them now - they've morphed. They're better, but different - -
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhluhr View Post
    Elegant, purposeful, sane setup! I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    How do you like those mini-V's? I am contemplating a switch myself.
    I love them. I like the fact that they don't stick out past the frame like the cantis do, and they definitely squeal less. I know the CX9s are supposed to be made for the new gen Shimano levers but I think they would be a little better if they had slightly more pad travel. You'd get that with the TRP CX8.4, but you'd lose a little mechanical advantage. These do have an abundance of that though so it wouldn't be a problem. There is plenty of clearance for the fender under the CX9 so I think losing 6mm of clearance wouldn't hurt you. (you may have noticed I run my fenders really high as it is, to provide clearance for winter studded tires when the time comes)

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    some very nice rides here

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    Nice bike man. Are those retro-shifters? How quick is that compared to a traditional 700c? What would you guess is your "average" riding speed?

    Again, very cool.

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    The latest incarnation of my daily commuter:

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    Nashville, like L.A. without a tan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omiak View Post
    Why the folding-bike dimensions if it (apparently) doesn't fold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhluhr View Post
    Why the folding-bike dimensions if it (apparently) doesn't fold?
    Because some cities allow 24" and under size wheel bikes are allow to ride on the sidewalk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus View Post
    Because some cities allow 24" and under size wheel bikes are allow to ride on the sidewalk?
    Because small wheeled bicycles give up very little to their full sized counterparts and take up less space, accelerate quickly (great for urban stop and go), and the low centre of gravity and right geometry will make them out handle most bikes.

    They also make great touring bikes.

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    My three week old new commuter build.
    Only Nashbar frame and headset are new. Everything else is from the left-over bin from other builds.
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    Here's a pick of my new Allant. I'm really enjoying it.
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