My newly finished commuter:
My newly finished commuter:
Nice video Omiak. I don't think I could handle that traffic myself.
interesting, however, i'm not so excited by the belt drive and the lack of dynamo.
also, i can't watch the video
Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
Rohloffs seen on the commute: 3
The bike is a Civilian Corduroy Rebel. It came stock with:
- Shimano Alfine 8 internal gear hub
- Gates Carbon Belt Drive
- Tektro Lyra disc brakes
I had the bike re-powder coated to RAL 1013 (off-white/almond shade in person).
Aftermarket gear I've added:
- Schwalbe Delta Cruiser brown tires
- VO Hammered fenders
- Brooks B17 honey saddle
- Niterider Lumina 650 headlight
- Crane Brass Headset Spacer bell
- Minoura Besso front fork headlight mount
- VO Retro water bottle cage (with brown elkhide leathers)
- Klean Kanteen stainless bottle w/bamboo top
- Lezyne Road Drive M pump w/pressure gauge hose
- MKS Touring pedals
- Civia Bryant chain guard (custom cut and fitted by me)
- Naborsa leather saddle bag
- Spanninga Pixeo fender mount tail light
- Tubus Locc rear rack (built in mounts for Abus locks)
- Abus X-Plus 54 Granit lock w/TexKF mounting system
- Portland Design Works Danger Zone tail light
I may have gone a little overboard with the accessorizing...
Owlicks, that's gorgeous! Perhaps just a bit too precious for my tastes, but damn, that's a handsome, impressive, steed! You should ride it proudly.
Chaad--'95 DeKerf Team SL, '02 Lemond Buenos Aires, '05 Novara Buzz, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble, '09 Dahon Mariner D7, '12 Mercier Nano, '12 Breezer Venturi
Owlicks - that's a beautiful bike. You've done everything right. I wouldn't be terribly concerned about the lack of dynamo if purely aesthetic purposes are concerned.
Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike
I've been finding places in my area to properly sandblast and powdercoat.
My inspiration: http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...ing-bike01.jpg
But, i really really do love that blue....sigh, decisions!
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The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.
Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
Coming soon (winter project) Ciocc Designer '84 mod build
Temporary (on loan from a buddy): 1985 Raleigh Prestige
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, Citizen Folder, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Non-Bike hardware: LinuxMint Debian Edition 2 - Mac OS 10.6 - Android 4.4 - CyanogenMod 11