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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    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.
    Sensible and neat. Congratulations. What does it ride like?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    a.k.a., Point Five Dude Surrealdeal's Avatar
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    I've posted pictures of my bike before back in 2011 but here is another photo I snapped of it last week when we had some light flurries:
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    Fat is sweat, on the wrong side of your skin.

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    Heres my 700c schwinn varsity. Love it so far.

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    I bet that wheel looks awesome while spinning... is that a DIY thing? Pretty cool.

    However, that seat... is it actually comfortable for you while nosed down like that?

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    the seat I can take it or leave it. It's better than what was on it before but not fantastic. I find myself standing on the pedals when there's a bump in the road.
    The wheel looks killer when its moving and it gets compliments a lot. Its actually waxboard cutout thats zip tied to the spokes. It was on the bike when I got it so I have no clue where it came from.

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    I've been gone a while folks figured I would give you a pre-invite to the winter commuter I'm building. As usual for my builds nearly all second hand and strange looking(seems to be my thing). I'm thinking about calling it the Peppermint Bomber.


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    IMG_0719.jpg

    !988 Panasonic MC3500 all "Rivendelled" out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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.
    You've mentioned this before and I'm intrigued. When I finally get the fleet* laying around me built up I think the next N+1 bike will be something with small wheels. My commute has a lot of stop and go over its 8 miles and I enjoy touring. I'm wondering if I can get the true feel of what it is like on a little bike on a fairly inexpensive one to start with. If I like it then I'd be willing to plunk down the dough for a tour capable one, especially something classy looking with a decent range of gears.

    * Conversion of an old MTB for my girlfriends new commuter, repairs to her mountain steed, overhaul and winter conversion (snow and ice) for my mountain bike/foul weather commuter, complete my rebuild of my touring rig and the seemingly never-ending maintenance for my commuter. Other than her touring rig (which is thankfully complete now) all of those bikes are '88 to 2000 mountain bikes. Oh, and finish converting an MTB into a commuter for a friend of a friend, gift of a bike that was a little too small for me. I can't consider an N+1 bike right now!

    Oh, and since it is a commuter bike pic thread, I'll post this:
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    Not the most flattering angle, I was trying to illustrate fender coverage for this shot. I need to take some more pictures, but have been holding off as there is just a little more tweaking I am going to do to this build, but it is basically complete.
    Last edited by Medic Zero; 11-29-12 at 09:32 PM.
    ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model

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    That is a sexy beast Fizz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    I've been gone a while folks figured I would give you a pre-invite to the winter commuter I'm building. As usual for my builds nearly all second hand and strange looking(seems to be my thing). I'm thinking about calling it the Peppermint Bomber.


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    ^ +1 I'm loving it so far. Winterized my commuter:


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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
    ^ +1 I'm loving it so far. Winterized my commuter:

    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggleaddict View Post
    That is a sexy beast Fizz.
    +1
    Welcome back, Fizz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
    ^ +1 I'm loving it so far. Winterized my commuter:


    I like it.
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    Here's the current configuration of the Singular Gryphon - commuting mode. Supernova E3 lighting, Shimano Dynamo, Nuvinci N360 IGH, Avid BB7, Marathon Supreme 50mm, Jeff Jones Loop Bar. It's about a year old now, and I've tweaked and changed things since I did the original build.
    This is a great riding bike. It handles heavy loads (groceries, etc) with ease, and feels nimble for its heft. So far, so good. I love it.

    singular commute front 1.jpgsingular commute rear 1.jpg
    singular commute rear qtr 1.jpgSingular commute side 1.jpg

    The bike is very similar in design to the Salsa Fargo - fully rigid 29er by design. Here it is in single track mode:
    Singular Gryphon - Offroad Mode 1 - Side.jpg
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    turned this fuji frame into my commuter. (local markets & grocery store)


    now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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.
    I agree with you on the first point, but not the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsanaCycles View Post
    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...
    These pics are fantastic! You and this bike have been through it all. Love it.
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    Sometimes you have to brush the snow off the bike too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by linus View Post
    I agree with you on the first point, but not the rest.
    On a 200 km weekend trip...





    Was riding this bike 100km a day and 160 km on the weekends...

    After the custom work was done it just got that much better...


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    I see your point. Mine is 451-20" non-folder. I'm not a fan of folders because they ride rubbish.

    Anyway, do you park your bike outside overnight everyday? I see your lights are attached to the bike too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus View Post
    I see your point. Mine is 451-20" non-folder. I'm not a fan of folders because they ride rubbish.

    Anyway, do you park your bike outside overnight everyday? I see your lights are attached to the bike too.
    The Extrabike has been parked outside for a few days as I renovate the shop... it takes up a little bit of parking space and unless it melts the snow is not an issue.

    Just the rear blinkie is attached... the expensive lights are in the house with the e-bike's battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    totally awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
    the seat I can take it or leave it. It's better than what was on it before but not fantastic. I find myself standing on the pedals when there's a bump in the road.
    The wheel looks killer when its moving and it gets compliments a lot. Its actually waxboard cutout thats zip tied to the spokes. It was on the bike when I got it so I have no clue where it came from.
    It may sound odd, but you'd be surprised how comfortable a seat can be if you tip the nose up slightly. You have to lower it first, though. A seat tipped down is a sign that it might be too high.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsanaCycles View Post
    totally awesome!
    same goes for your sweet all-rounder. I've always admired that bike.
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    I'm digging this bike, but that rear wheel has got to be hell in a crosswind.

    Quote Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
    Heres my 700c schwinn varsity. Love it so far.

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