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Old 06-11-06, 03:03 PM   #1026
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Hey, I dont really commute w it yet..! I will be hooking it up soon though and possible riding to work.. I dont have any bags for it, im a newbie here..
Looks good. What parts of town are you in?
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Old 06-14-06, 11:40 AM   #1027
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My new fair weather commuter. Had to switch to a messenger bag (no racks), but am not complaining so far .


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Old 06-14-06, 05:53 PM   #1028
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Old 06-14-06, 09:50 PM   #1029
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Is that inner tube? If so, I did the same thing. Theft is pretty bad around here.
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Old 06-15-06, 08:27 PM   #1030
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dude, who are you trying to kid? That fork with the celeste paint job screams out Bianchi. There's no other bike with that type of color.

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Is that inner tube? If so, I did the same thing. Theft is pretty bad around here.
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Old 06-15-06, 09:36 PM   #1031
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great looking bike!
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Old 06-15-06, 10:20 PM   #1032
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This is my ride for fitness, fun, and commuting.

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Old 06-16-06, 10:28 AM   #1033
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Looks familiar dauphin. Nice ride. I see I'm not the only one to ditch the stock Milano saddle for an Avatar.


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My '05 Specialized Sirrus properly equipped for commuting.

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Old 06-18-06, 06:28 PM   #1034
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My commuter, '01 Jamis Nova CX with fenders and 32c road tires.
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Old 06-18-06, 06:29 PM   #1035
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My commuter, '01 Jamis Nova CX with fenders and 32c road tires.
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Old 06-18-06, 07:22 PM   #1036
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My newly rebuilt 1986 Schwinn Passage. See link in my sig for lots more pics and information on the build.

I'll be starting commuting later this week as long as temps stay below 100 for the ride home. I have a trunk, but may have to search ebay for a cheap pannier for one side. Time will tell.
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Old 06-18-06, 07:45 PM   #1037
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My newly rebuilt 1986 Schwinn Passage. See link in my sig for lots more pics and information on the build.

I'll be starting commuting later this week as long as temps stay below 100 for the ride home. I have a trunk, but may have to search ebay for a cheap pannier for one side. Time will tell.
Great looking bike Cuda! Enjoy your commute.
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Here's my city/commuter bike, a KHS Urban Xpress tricked out with baskets and a kickstand to up my street cred.

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Old 06-21-06, 09:41 AM   #1039
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After rainy season, I'll take the fenders off, change the gear, add knobies and DIRT
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Old 06-21-06, 11:24 AM   #1040
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After rainy season, I'll take the fenders off, change the gear, add knobies and DIRT
What a great commuter, LilSprocket!

Actually the 1x1 has the perfect geometry for the height. There is no compromise in the seat tube angle. You're a smart girl, alright.
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Old 06-22-06, 07:53 AM   #1041
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My commuter...

Bianchi San Remo frame (2001 or 2002 steel touring bike)
Campy Veloce triple (30, 40, 50) crank controlled by Shimano RX600 Downtube shifter
Shimano 105 rder controlled by ultegra Bar-End shifter
Front wheel is a Shimano Nexus generator hub with Mavic Open Pro rim
Rear wheel is Shimano 105 hub, 12-25 cassette (9 sp), Mavic Open pro rim
Arkel T-42 Panniers (I usually only use 1)

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Old 06-24-06, 06:02 AM   #1042
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Nice Bianchi!!
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Old 06-25-06, 03:58 AM   #1043
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Old 06-26-06, 06:54 PM   #1044
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Here's my new Kona Jake, which I just took home last week. All stock for now, only additions being a seatbag (pictured), and bottle cage/frame pump which I put on since these pics were taken.

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Old 06-26-06, 07:23 PM   #1045
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My trusty Townie 24. Commute= 12 miles each way.
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Old 06-26-06, 08:54 PM   #1046
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My friend took one look and said it looks like an army courier motorcycle.

Additions are a kickstand and water bottle cage; haven't transferred anything over from my old bike yet.
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Old 06-26-06, 09:24 PM   #1047
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My trusty Townie 24. Commute= 12 miles each way.
Nice bike. So you're happy with it? I'm thinking of getting one for my mom. Does is feel fairly light, or does it weigh a ton?
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Old 06-26-06, 09:32 PM   #1048
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LOVE this bike. Fast, responsive, tough, a great commuter.

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Old 06-27-06, 10:58 AM   #1049
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Nice bike. So you're happy with it? I'm thinking of getting one for my mom. Does is feel fairly light, or does it weigh a ton?
Thanks for the compliment. Actual weight is 31-32 pounds. It rides lighter than that if you use the proper technique to put the power down . It's pretty piggy into the wind, but it climbs like a scalded ape, and beats most cars across the stoplight. The riding position is not only comfortable but gives me a full view of traffic and my surroundings.
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Old 06-27-06, 06:18 PM   #1050
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I've been commuting on this thing for the last year:



It's an L.L. Bean-branded steel frame hybrid, manufactured in China. It's known on the street as the "Acadia Multi-Terrain." Sounds tough, right? The Acadia features legendary Shimano Altus C-20 components and grip shifters (I'm pretty sure Lance LeMond was running the Altus package the first time he won the French Open). I traded a $20 bill for this bicycle at a garage sale last summer.

Then I started looking through catalogs and before long:

Panaracer CTX 700x37C tires
Zefal Cab fenders
Nitto North Road bars
Nashbar LDT rear rack
Nashbar grocery bag panniers
Cateye EL200.
Planet Bike BRT-1
AirZound horn
Planet Bike Protege 9.0 computer

I'm going to retire this bike in a couple weeks and start commuting on my old Peugeot UE8. I'll post a photo of that disaster when it's ready to roll.
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