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.
It's never too late to switch to dynamo power. I've added it to my 1990's Bianchi Volpe SUV.
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
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: Arch Linux - openSUSE 13.2 / Mac OS 10.6 - openSUSE Tumbleweed